housewarming party

Are you wondering why there’s been a HUGE gap in blog posts this summer? Well, that’s all thanks to our bathroom renovation. My husband and I both have architecture degrees and love to dream about all sorts of building plans for our house. When we bought the house, we knew it needed some updates, but thought we’d have a little more time. Well in January, we discovered the toilet had been leaking and the subfloor had rotted. Sweet. So instead of freaking out (okay, there was a moment or two of freaking out), we decided to move the bathroom renovation to the top of the to-do list. Six months later, we (DIY mind you) finally finished the renovation complete with a new tile floor, updated electrical & plumbing, new non-leaky toilet, custom (Ikea-hacked) sink cabinet & countertop. I can’t tell you how great it feels to walk into that bathroom everyday and know that we created it with our own two (or four) hands.

bathroom before

before. blue tub, vinyl floor, cracked sink…


during. moving supply lines to the wall at sink alcove






after. sink

And what did we do after we finished the bathroom? Had a party of course. We decided to throw a belated housewarming party paired with a bathroom reveal. Let me tell you, there’s nothing like a deadline to help you finish a project. We kept the invite pretty simple–a fun font paired with a simple layout and hand drawn tools. I later letterpress printed coordinating stationery to write thank you notes to all of our friends.

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What should be out next ‘reveal’ party? Kitchen anyone?

Emily’s Bridal Shower!

I just returned from a bridal shower honoring our good friend, Emily.

Siobhan, Amanda, Julia, and I hosted an Anthropologie themed shower because Emily loves EVERYTHING about Anthro. In fact, if you walked into her closet, you might mistake it for the store itself.

We created a simple yet elegant invitation using a script font to create movement across the page. Envelope liners added a special surprise for each recipient that helped make the invitation a little more special.

The menu was filled with canapés ranging from caprese skewers to white chocolate mousse in clementine bowls. We also mixed a specialty cocktail for the party, which combined aperol, gin, and lime juice–and appropriately named it the Southern Belle.

Below are a few photos from the weekend!