Font Friday 4.5

Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy Friday to all! I hope you have a great weekend, whatever your plans may hold! It’s supposed to be nice here in LA this weekend, so I’m hoping to get some much needed outside time! Valentine's Day Free Script Font

I love the playfulness of this script font, Motion Picture. It is versatile, and works well in medium to large sizes. Enjoy!

Featuring: Shop Sweet Lulu

Last month when I was at Alt. Summit, I had the privilege of meeting the girls of Shop Sweet Lulu. If you haven’t been to their site/don’t know who they are, stop reading, and go check it out NOW! They are an awesome (like, seriously awesome) company with a wonderful online party store and overall positive aura. I chatted with them a bit about the brains and beauty behind this happy and colorful company.
From Rain to Shine Alt. Summit
[Stevie + I at Altitude Design Summit]
Shop Sweet Lulu Party Feature

1. What was the inspiration behind the creation of Shop Sweet Lulu?
 Jessie: I was a crafty, stay-at-home mama that found a creative outlet planning parties for my children.   I loved sourcing unique products, as well as creating handmade elements for the parties.  I was lucky enough to turn that into a business!
Shop Sweet Lulu Party Feature
Shop Sweet Lulu Party Feature
2. What is a motto/quote Shop Sweet Lulu tries to follow?
Jessie: Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.

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3. What is your favorite holiday to celebrate?
Jessie:  I think Valentine’s Day has recently been bumped to the top of the list!
Stevie: I really love Valentine’s Day because of the colors. I consider my kid’s birthdays holidays too… the day they were born is my most favorite day to celebrate!
Shop Sweet Lulu Party Feature

Shop Sweet Lulu Party Feature

4. Favorite product(s) available?
Jessie: Everything. I love it all.
Stevie: That is hard, can I say all of it?! I really love the things we are probably most famous for: paper straws, oversized balloons & the glass milk bottles. However, I love our assortment of party crafting supplies & all the goodies we have to package presents & treats up all pretty.

Shop Sweet Lulu Party Feature

5. Finish this sentence: A party is not complete without…..
Stevie: balloons & a pretty cake.
Shop Sweet Lulu Party Feature
Shop Sweet Lulu Party Feature

6. Where do you see Shop Sweet Lulu in the future? Taking over the world one fab party at a time? etc…
Stevie: We would love to be a household name…..like the Martha Stewart of party pretties. We would also want to publish a DIY party book.
Shop Sweet Lulu Party Feature
Shop Sweet Lulu Party Feature

A HUGE thank you to Stevie for all of her help with this post.  Shop Sweet Lulu is a great resource for any party, event or holiday gathering that you need awesome decor for. As a special treat, they are offering 20% off until Valentine’s Day! Put in those last minute orders and use promo code PARTYLIKEALULU. Can’t wait to decorate my next party with all they have to offer.

[Photo credit: All photos provided by Shop Sweet Lulu except the first posted image. Thank you Stevie + Shop Sweet Lulu!]

 

Un Besito

Check out some Valentine’s Day + smooch inspired pins!
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Valentines Day Inspiration | Andy Warhol
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5a75e7b765bf6c193822742129c5a437  Valentine's Day | Love and Kisses

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Valentine's Day Inspiration

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Send Love, Valentine's Day Cards
Who doesn’t like to receive a little love in the mail? Check out some other adorable Valentine’s Day cards, perfect for your best friend, significant other or family. Besos!

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[Side note: I have a huge love for otters, and #10 is just so stinkin’ cute! I have it hung on my door.]

Feel the Love

All about Love, Hearts
Anytime I hear the words “feel the love” I automatically sing of this song in my head. All Disney references aside, this week will be dedicated to all things Valentine’s, love and celebration. Regardless if you are single, taken or somewhere in between, I think we can all appreciate love in whatever form it comes in..what is happier than that?!

To kick off the week of love, check out this adorable stationery brand, Sable and Snow. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the girls at Renegade Craft Fair this summer. Based in San Diego, this brand has a knack for illustrating greeting cards, journals or invitations, all done on eco-friendly paper. Check out some of their new Valentine’s Day line below.
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
Valentine's Day Greeting Card, Sable and Snow
I love their playful hand done type and adorable illustrations. Check them out online, or drop them a line to see which show they will be at next!

Font Friday 4.4

Too often I think we sell ourselves short of reaching our full potential. Here is your friendly reminder to never settle and always reach for what you want. Happy Friday and have a great weekend!
Don't Settle. Go for your goal.
I’m liking the distressed look and vintage typewriter feel of this typeface. I think when used sparingly, it becomes an a great visual addition to any layout or print. You can download this free font here.

Super Bowl Champions!

From Rain to Shine Seahawks Super Bowl Champions
Excited doesn’t even cover how I am feeling. I can’t stop watching game highlights and listening to press conferences. It is a big deal for the city of Seattle and I could’t be more proud of the Seahawks! Super Bowl 48 Champs!
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Font Friday 4.3

In the spirit of the SUPER BOWL this weekend, I thought I’d do a Font Friday dedicated to my team, the Seahawks. Can’t wait for Sunday, I’m having my Seattle friends over, setting up a mimosa bar, and turning off my phone until the game is over! What are some of your plans? Have a great weekend, and GO HAWKS! Go Seahawks! I'm in!
This is an awesome block sans serif font downloadable here. It has a masculine feel, without being over powering.

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Featuring: Mornings Like These

For those of you who are always on the hunt for something beautiful, you must check out Mornings Like These Instagram, or their site here. It is such an inspiring and positive community focusing on happiness and celebrating the ordinary, especially in the morning. I caught up with the site’s creator, Joy, and asked her some questions about what motivates her.
Mornings Like These [@kccesiro, via @morningslikethese]

1. What gave you the idea to start Mornings Like These?
Mornings Like These came into being very organically. I was on a weekend beach trip with some of my close girlfriends and I woke up hours before everyone else. I sat upright in bed looking out the window at the sunrise over the ocean. I opened a window and just sat listening to the waves in the distance. There wasn’t a peep in the condo and all was still. I thought to myself that I needed ‘more mornings like these’ and in that instant, I knew I had to find a way to bottle that essence for as long as I could.
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[@morningslikethese]

2. What is your ideal morning?
It’s hard to say… I’ve had so many great mornings and they’ve all been completely opposite of one another. I’ve pulled all nighters, woken up for the sun rise, slept in way past the alarm, and woken up right on time. Every morning is different and I can’t say for sure what my ideal would be but I can say for sure that there is coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

3. Name one morning ritual that you love to do when you have the time?
Weekend morning hikes. I developed an appreciation for trails and hiking over the last year and it feels amazing to challenge yourself, both physically and mentally. It’s important to seize a moment when you’re given one, despite how good staying in bed feels.
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4. What inspires you?
Everything. Really, I am so in awe of every little thing. People in particular, though… When I see someone being so firm in their convictions and motivated in their cause, I get so stoked. I have so much respect for people who don’t ask and just do. There is no reason to tread lightly in this world. Leave your mark and be fearlessly persistent when it comes to following your dreams or exploring an idea. Be gentle but not fearful. 
5. Coffee or Tea?
As much as I love tea, coffee has a permanent spot in my heart. I stick around in the kitchen most mornings during the brew process just so I can smell the hot coffee when it first hits the cup. So good.
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6. Summer or Winter?
Absolutely and 100% winter. I’m a January baby so maybe it’s just in my blood. Winter and cold weather allows you to cuddle more, eat more, and sleep more. Also, hiking trails are usually less busy in cold weather. Win/win!
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7. What is your life motto?
Live unapologetically. We are human and by design, we are flawed. You might as well love the life you’re given and shake things up when given the chance. Dye your hair blue, get a piercing, fall in love, praise God, stay up all night, make messes but learn to clean them up.  Some people are so afraid of what being hurt feels like and that is such a waste of time to me. Just go out and let stuff happen to you. You’ll thank yourself for it.
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[@morningslikethese]

All photos provided by Mornings Like These.

Winter Mood Board

With January almost over, I thought it was time for my seasonal mood board. To everyone on the east coast/in the Polar Vortex, stay warm!
Winter Mood Board
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