Monday, November 25, 2013

Remembering to Enjoy November 2013

This is one of my favorite times of year, but all too often I find myself succumbing to the whirlwind crush of work before Thanksgiving (also between Thanksgiving and Christmas) and forgetting to enjoy the things I love about this season. It can be difficult to carve out time when faced with a never-ending laundry list of to-do items, but in the past few weeks I’ve tried to do something each day to (in my own way) celebrate this time of year. It’s been small things, like taking the time to light a few candles when I get home, sitting with a hot cup of tea and a holiday related magazine for a few minutes (mostly salivating over Thanksgiving meal recipes), buying some fall-inspired flowers, and this past weekend making my first pumpkin date bread (recipe via Williams-Sonoma).

Monday, November 11, 2013

Dogear Press Projects: Invitations for a Train-Inspired Second Birthday Party

A few weeks ago we celebrated my nephew Bryan’s second birthday. Given Bryan’s love of trains, my sister-in-law Jess planned a fun train-inspired birthday party for her little man (you can see photos of the festivities over at The Eagle’s Nest).

I was excited when Jess asked if I would design an invitation for the birthday party, and thought I’d share some of the design process here. Below is the invitation that Jess and her husband Scott ultimately decided on.

You can see the first three options that I sent to Jess after the jump.