Many people are shocked to find out I only truly fell in love with all things Disney[land] just when I met my hubby 10 years ago. I grew up on Disney's movie magic and loved the random trips we took as kids but it wasn't until Andy pointed out the random holes in the wall on the Pirates of the Carbibbean ride and asked if I could see the Hidden Mickey—that my love for Disney grew into a passion. From there, my obsession with all things secret—and even mythical—about Disneyland began. I found an outdated website with Hidden Mickey sightings, printed out pages and pages and went through the park marking them off one at a time. Yeah, Andy kept his distance from me on those days. :) What kept me so entranced by these hidden gems is the artistic detail the park Imagineers tended to. All this "hidden stuff" is just bonus fun to an already amazing place to visit. It's what kept me going back trip after trip, year after year. It's these small details that place the quality of Disneyland over an other amusement park. So I just wanted to take some of these little gems and share them with you!
Just a month after the wedding, I posted an in depth recap of that glorious day, when my best friend married the man of her dreams under the trees, amongst the hills of Temecula Valley. While this post shares my best friend's wedding on a whole, I wanted to share a few photos of the behind the scenes of parts I got to work on! To make it to that gorgeous day though, a lot of craft nights (and mornings, and days, and weekends) had to happen. Because she loves me, or my writing I should say, I got to hand letter on just about everything! From the invitations to the cake topper
I'm so excited to share this new shop with y'all! Over the past few months, Rachel has been racking my brain regarding all things Etsy so it's been fun seeing this come together! And just last weekend, her Etsy boutique went live! In her own words, Rachel describes her scarves: After having my darling daughter Amelia, I really felt inspired to start using my creative juices and get crafting. Since being fashionably dressed has always been a must for myself, Amelia now gets to share in that same joy! Scarves are a staple in my winter wardrobe for staying warm and cute so it only made sense that Amelia have her own as well! Voila! Mama & Mia, scarves for littles and their mamas and basically anyone else with a neck that needs a little lovin! The Mama & Mia scarf is handmade, hand knit, chunky infinity scarf, made from 80% acrylic and 20% wool yarn. A couple weeks ago, we got together to take some photographs of her infinity scarves product line. Little Mia napped as we shot all the Mama scarves and then woke up just in time to model the Mia scarves for us. Hope you enjoy the images as much as I
A month ago, my little shop officially had its one year birthday! And while I was in the midst of pressing deadlines, I barely was able to acknowledge this little monument. So here I am, a whole month late, saying Happy Birthday, my little shop. While I may not have got out the cake and candles, my shop seemed to put on its big girl pants and really grow in February. On January 30th, I texted my mama that I had made my 100th sale. On March 1, I made my 150th. So even though I wasn't celebrating its birthday, my shop sure was celebrating—and keeping me mighty busy at that! I still can't believe how this year has gone. I still can't believe this road we are on now. What started as a shop for my random shower invitations has now morphed into a custom rubber stamp shop that also specializes in custom lettering for brides and businesses. Whether this comes and goes as a temporary season, or this could turn into something full time in a few years—I'm excitedly standing by, and holding on for dear life! And to close, here's just a few photos of some of the latest designs, since