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Friday, November 25, 2011

Shop sale – TODAY ONLY! All items 50% off, including custom headbands. Enter code BLACKFRIDAY when checking out. If you want something that isn't listed, message me and I will post a custom listing, just for you. We carry a variety of fabrics, felt and headband colors - just ask!

Happy shopping!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Minted DIY Program Challenge

Minted just launched wedding programs! To celebrate, they hosted a $1000 Blogger Program Challenge. Minted provided the programs and the challenge was for bloggers to creatively bind and embellish each program, using Minted's DIY Program template.

As a designer, I don't spend as much time crafting with my hands as I'd like, so this was a PERFECT challenge. It got me away from the computer screen and digging into my box of buttons, ribbon and other crafting goodies.

Today they announced the winners! Congratulations to Meg Gleason of Moglea who took home the grand prize of $1000. Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry and I were the runners up in this challenge and each won $500 gift cards to Minted. Be sure to check out Minted's Flickr page for other ideas on programs, as well as see the other entries.

My Cocktail Hour Handkerchief Entry was a runner-up.

Thanks Minted! I look forward to the next design challenge!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Baby and other news

Hello again! Remember me? It's been a while since we've seen each other. So, what have I been up to the last few months?

Well in November, I gave birth to this little bundle of joy, Emmalyn Louise.

Between diaper changes and feedings, there wasn't much time for anything more than being a mother. I gave up trying to DO it all and instead just GAVE my all. I was so blessed to be able to spend three quality months bonding with my little girl.

Emmalyn is now four months old (growing WAAAAY too fast) and I'm back at it, 100%. I have a few changes in mind for Orange Blossom Ink this year, which you'll hear about in the coming months. I can't wait for what's in store and I look forward to growing my business in new ways. I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

{Real Weddings} Kayla & Tim

My beautiful baby sister got married two weeks ago. Stay tuned for a full post of the entire wedding week and in the meantime, be sure to stop by the wonderfully talented Gina and Tony's blog for a look at Kayla and Tim's wedding photos!

All photos courtesy of Gina & Tony Photographers

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We love it Wednesday: Engagement Stop Motion

Sarah and I both heart this stop motion engagement session photographed, and edited by Sarah Yates Photography. Happy Wednesday!

tori and austin from sarah yates on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We love it Wednesday: Custom Portraits

I found Nan Lawson's Illustrations recently, and immediately fell in love. Her drawings are so incredibly sweet. The best part of this discovery is that she offers custom portraits! It got me thinking, with wedding season coming up that these would make great gifts. At a affordable price, she'll even add in a pet or two! Be sure to swing by her Etsy shop to see more of her inspiring work.

All images are courtesy of Nan Lawson.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We Love it Wednesday: Vancouver Olympics

It's that time of year, well, that time of year that comes every two years. I love it. It's an amazing feeling knowing that for 17 days, the entire world can come together and swell with pride for their home country. Language barriers cease to exist, as all athletes come for one goal - to support their country with the hope of bringing home a medal.

In honor of those beautiful tokens of accomplishment, here's a look at a few gold, silver and bronze finds:

1. Gold Olympic necklace by Made by Sam
2. Silver Moose necklace by Zooz Jewelry
3. Bronze Bird Postcard necklace by Chrys Designs Jewelry

Sometimes I want to be an Olympic athlete and wish I would have pursued all those activities my parents generously offered through my childhood. Then I sit back, think of my age and realize that I used my talents elsewhere. In the meantime, I'll gladly relax on the couch with a blanket and a glass of wine and cheer on those athletes. Go USA!

The snowboarding half-pipe is one of my favorite events to watch, along with speed skating.

Images courtesy of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Store

What about you? What's your favorite part of the Olympic games?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We love it Wednesday: Valentines Day!

I know the romance should come first, but I really love Valentine's for all of the red, hearts, paper and sweets! Here are some of lovely finds that make this day of love oh so pretty!

1. Cupid's Arrow Necklace from Etsy seller It's a Stitch
2. Sweet cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes
3. A bundle of paper hearts perfect for making Valentines - from Etsy seller Paper Treats
4. Vintage Valentines found on Flickr