Love Bugs Birthday Bash

Cooper and Addy Birthday Card Photo copy - Copy

It is always an honor when asked to design something special for a child’s birthday party and this one had me bugging out!!  Creepy crawlies everywhere for this brother and sister sharing their special days.  Who doesn’t remember taking their box or jar outside as  a kid and collecting butterflies, bees, caterpillars, ladybugs and the all time favorite lightning bugs.  Oh, to be little and carefree!!  Enjoy Cooper and Addy, Happy Birthday!!

Invitations and Design by Artistically Yours© https://www.aycustominvites.com Girl with butterfly in a jar photographed by  Margo Sokolovskaya© Children with Bugs and Bugs in a Jar styled and photographed by Frances Janisch© http://www.francesjanisch.wordpress.com Bug Cupcakes by Pink Cake Box http://www.pinkcakebox.com

Hello – Thank You – Sweet


To kick off 2015, with a grateful and hopeful heart, I sent out self promotion boxes to my current, past and potential new clients. The box included a note of introduction, a “Hello” notecard, a “Thank You” card, a mini Portfolio, Business Cards as well as something “Sweet”. Thank you again to all of my past and current clients for trusting in me to be a part of your special events.

A Special “Thank You” to: Erica Obrien Cake Designs, Ben Helton Photography, Daniel Michael Photography, Kendall Hudgins Photography and Rain McDermott at Dallas Caramel Company

Meeska, Mooska, Minnie Mouse

Oh, my! This 2nd Birthday Party was so much fun to design. The party was completely over the top. Beautiful décor, flowers and food to rival any adult party. Thank you for the opportunity to share in this special day!

Ooh La La

As unbearable as the Dallas Summer can be, the first peek and anticipation of Fall can be just as inspiring. As I left my apartment this morning, I felt lighthearted and excited about trying a new bistro that had opened just a couple of blocks away. The morning walk was full of sunshine and a crispness that hinted Autumn was on its way. As I turned the corner where the little bistro is situated, the shadows of a high rise blocked the sun and the temperature dropped, beckoning the call with scents of fresh pastries and coffee. The outside of this little gem was reminiscent of a Parisian café with outside tables that met the sidewalk. As I went inside I was met by the friendliest of “good mornings” and suggestions for their morning selections. I took a seat in a nestled corner by one of the windows. From the music, to the staff, to the food; everything was served up with a quiet grace. I enjoyed the most heavenly Quiche Lorraine (which is saying a lot, because I thought I made the best), nibbles of the flakiest Pain Au Chocolat and a Hazelnut Latte, complete with foamed leaf in mismatched china…ooh la la! So, if you find yourself, anytime in the near future, in Uptown Dallas, stop by the Mercat Bistro and enjoy a delightful experience.

Ultimate Wedding Giveaway

Have you ever seen the Today Show’s Wedding Giveaway?  Well Hot 102.7 out of Valdosta, Georgia is currently promoting their version of The Ultimate Wedding Giveaway.  All you have to do is email the station and tell them your story about how you met and why you should be chosen for the chance to be one of three couples selected by a panel of Black Crow Media judges.  Then, the Hot 102.7 listeners will have the chance to vote on their favorite couple.  Several items will be posted online for the listeners to vote on for the lucky couple.  Rings, dresses, flowers, invitations, etc.  On Friday, March 25, the morning DJ, Jay Mathews will announce the winning items for the wedding!  Go to http://www.valdostatoday.com click on Radio and Hot 102.7 for details and your chance to win.