Friday, November 28, 2014

pretty things sale

"pretty things" sale instead of a black friday sale!

check it out now! 10% off the entire made by jessa store. use code -prettythings- to get the discount!

happy shopping!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

happy thanksgiving!

happy thanksgiving from my family to yours!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

dr. seuss

a new print in the etsy store!

the more that you read,
the more things you will know
the more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
- dr. seuss

looks great in a little boys room!

Monday, November 24, 2014


this is a pretty cool invention. it is called lightpaper, an incredibly thin sheet of ink and tiny LEDs. "it's a way to print light and apply it to nearly any surface, in any shape, and for any situation."
see the article here.

could you imagine the possibilities here for invitations, banners, gift tags, prints... you name it! i want to get my hands on this!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

painted favor bags

sometimes i like to get my paint out and go at it like a little kid. i was playing around one day and thought about painting favor bags. i think it would be cool to have personalized painted favor bags at your wedding or party. the possibilities for these muslin bags are endless. 

these bags could go along with the vintage garden theme seen on invites and thank you cards in my etsy store. put the seeds of the bride's favorite flower and "watch the couples love grow." 
have us create the bags and a custom tag to explain how and when to plant them. 

bridal party favors done!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

my love of banners

you can never have too many banners in your life.
we are always celebrating something and it's not a party until there's a banner!

my little peanuts holding a banner made for uncle ty's birthday

these baby shower banners are available for sale in my etsy store

a combination of two different banners is fun and gives depth. 
the more the merrier!

made this one for a couple's baby shower.
the soft palate was perfect for a gender neutral party

this is a photo of my booth at an arts festival this fall. i put together a confetti banner because i use confetti on a lot of my marketing materials. it was super easy. i just strung different colored circles on a string and ta-da! confetti banner!

custom banners are available for parties, the holidays, anything!
you can email me at or contact me through etsy.
thanks and happy thursday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

therapeutic mail

one of my favorite things is sending and receiving snail mail. sometimes i think i keep the post office in business by myself. hopefully the recipient is smiling when they see mail from me. so for your holidays this year, let's share the love and make our cards and packages look awesome.

why does it feel so good to send out a bunch of pretty packages?

Monday, November 17, 2014

i rock + i roll!

a big thank you to allison for letting me make custom wire art as a gift for boy and girl twins! navy for the boy, lavender for the girl. I think the new nurseries will look adorable with these and the rocker parents will appreciate the humor :)

if you are interested in custom words, names or graphics, feel free to contact me.
don't wait too long, christmas is right around the corner!

Friday, November 14, 2014

thankful dinner cards

thanksgiving is almost here and if you haven't gotten your thankful cards, better do it soon!
check them out in my etsy store

its a great way to get the family talking, sharing stories, and laughing over thanksgiving dinner.
make them funny or serious, either way it will be a fun activity. 

i am thankful for… pretty decor!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

amazing paintings

if i could paint, this is what i would want my paintings to look like.
somewhere between impressionism and amazing... 

painted by erin gregory. 

you can buy reproductions of her work on one kings lane.

the vivid colors could brighten any room.
i think i'll need one for my next house...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

tiny lumber

since i've been working with wood recently (staining and finishing - items here), i've been doing a little research on other wood items for sale. i came across this shop, tiny lumber, and fell in love with all of their jewelry. 

how cute are these earrings!!

i love how small and delicate they are. made from bamboo.
someone in my family might be getting these for christmas!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

joy + matthew's fall wedding

these invitations for joy + matthew's wedding were fun to design! using their clemson university colors with simple and elegant fonts resulted in an invitation that says fall celebration! they used a lighthouse graphic on their save the dates so it was a nice idea to add them to the wedding invite too. a big thanks to joy for letting me help gather friends and family for her harvest-inspired florida wedding!! 

wishes + thank you tags

we're proud to say we've added two lovely products to the etsy store!

these simple and stylish wish cards are the perfect activity for a bridal shower.  they are a wonderful way to express your hopes for the happy couple, and a very thoughtful gift to the couple when you're planning the party! what a delight to read all of your guests' well wishes!

when it comes to parties, it's the little details that matter! thank your guests by tying these tiny thank you tags onto your party favors.  they're simple and so sweet with the perfect message. the wish cards and thank you tags are available separately on the etsy site but coordinate perfectly for your shower!

also available-- baby shower themed wish cards and thank you tags!