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Happy 2015!

Today I made you a desktop wallpaper calendar. So that you may be reminded that you are lovely and valued. That you have been created for a purpose. May you bloom this year, friend.

Download yours here! Or right click and save the image below. (Please feels free to share this link with others! Just remember it is for personal use only.)

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Love,

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Merry Merry and Hello Again

Hello, dear readers!

Wow, it has been QUITE some time since we last spoke. We welcomed a sweet baby into our family several months back and while I haven’t spent nearly the time designing, printing, blogging, promoting, and frankly worrying as I have in previous years, I have been cuddling, cooking, cleaning, and absorbing as much of these two littles as I can.

I must be honest, I was very tempted to be discouraged upon opening my blog folder and seeing only four dates (including this one!) for the entire year. Over the past few months, I’ve had TONS of thoughts and lots of prayers relating to my work, His work, mama-hood, life, and busyness. I just haven’t quite found the right words to post yet. In due time, friends. For now, know that I think it’s a conversation that is long overdue, this one about creative entrepreneurship and the pressure we put on ourselves as women and mamas to be the best and first at EVERYTHING. (If I see the word “hustle” pop up in my IG feed one more time…I swear I don’t care how cute the lettering is. I might throw my phone out of a moving vehicle.) But…more on that later.

For now, know that I started out making these tags for our family and I thought to myself “Self, you could like, totes put those on your blog as a free printable!” (Which, I did.) But seriously, y’all, there is NO SUCH THING as a quick and easy creative project. First I had to create the tags. Then I printed them. Then I trimmed them out. Then I styled them. Then I took pictures of them at 1:35 pm in my kitchen (which, I’ve discovered is the ONLY time of day to get a decent picture in my house and also, coincidentally, directly coincides with the last ten or so minutes of naptime). THEN, I photoshopped them and laid them out as you see below which took up .99 percent of today’s naptime. The only reason you are able to download the printable from the post right now is because the hubs came home a bit early and surprised us. So, everybody wins!

Even though mamahood is all consuming these days, I just can’t shake my love for creating paper goods. And the holidays bring it out in me like none other. The tree could still be naked in the corner but, by golly, those presents are going to be wrapped ADORABLY. And the key to a great gift? Really cute tags. These are the perfect size for stocking stuffers and smaller gifts. You can print them on whatever stock you have lying around. I even dipped a few in glitter! (Those are not shown because of aforementioned naptime constraints.)

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So, these are free for you, darlings. (Download the printable  here.)  Please remember these and all free gifts on my site are for personal use only.

Maybe these tags will save you a little time and money this season. My hope is that this time and money will be multiplied and can be a blessing to others. If you think about it, please pay it forward and give to a charity or organization that speaks to you. That would be so lovely. I’ll list a few of my favorites below. I would encourage you, if you can, to give locally, regionally, and as far into the ends of the earth as your pocketbook allows.

http://www.virtualtoydrive.org/
https://www.savethestorks.com/
http://www.mealsonwheelsgreenville.org/
http://www.eastwest.org/

Thank you, sweet friends! Merriest of Christmases to you and yours!

Love,
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Custom Wedding Stationery Designer • Dallas, Texas

I see a lot of mood boards with fluffy blooms, billowy dresses, windswept hair…okay, I usually make those mood boards. But, every now and then, a concept will come across my inbox that makes me, well, pause. (Or in this case…paws?)

My friend Audrey of French Knot Studios reached out to me with the idea of a themed shoot centered around French bulldogs: complete with water colors and miniature bow ties (for the pups, of course!) I mean, HOW do you say no to that kind of fun? Shot by the amazing Lauren Peele Photography deep in the heart of Texas, I think you’ll love the playful style and whimsy of this shoot!

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We are honored that this goodness was featured on Green Wedding Shoes last week. Hop over to see even more images as well as a tutorial from Blome’s Paperie on how to make the fun standup watercolor flowers above!

And YES! This suite will be available in my shop starting this summer. (The shop is currently on vacation because- drumroll- we are about to have our second bebe ANY time!) If you simply cannot wait until August, feel free to shoot me an email. I will be checking in sporadically. I only apologize in advance for slower than normal response times, as well as any replies you might get at three in the morning…it’s how we’re going to roll around here!

I have one more fabulous styled shoot to share with you first thing next week, if baby holds off, that is!

Happy Thursday, my dears!

Love,
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photography: Lauren Peele Photography // planning + design: French Knot Studios // venue: 809 at Vickery Fort Worth, Texas // florals: The Southern Table // make-up: Tracy Melton Makeup // paper flowers: Blomes Paperie // dress: De Ma Fille // rentals: Rent My Dust // stationery: Miss Wyolene // cake + desserts: Sugar Bee Sweets

New in the Shop • Hand-Lettered Valentine Card

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I thought I’d share a little piece of my heart with you today.

At first glance, this is a Valentine card. But, it isn’t your typical hearts-and-cupids-and-nothing-but-bubble-gum-pink type of card. It’s bold and in your face- just like love ought to be.

I really dig how the design combines pattern, lettering, and florals: a trifecta of awesome, if you ask me. She’s printed on a fabulous pearl paper and comes with an equally fantastic gold envelope. That liner? To me, it just makes the entire thing.

Quite honestly, this might be one of the best examples of my overall vision for Miss Wyolene that I’ve produced to date. I want my work to pop. I want it to be unexpected. I want whoever the end recipient is to feel loved and treasured.

So, there’s more where this card came from. A lot more.

If you’d like to get your hands on this pretty, hop over to my shop. I’d love to wrap one up for you to send to your love.

Love,

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