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Oct 21, 2014

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{New Custom Illustration} The Crest

Today I wanted to share with you an extra special custom suite I recently finished for my husband, Ryan, and I! We recently got married (yay!) and of course, one of the many, many things I was so looking forward to once we were married was having our very own stationery! So of course, I made it one of my very first “married projects”! I wanted to do something that was not only sophisticated but also included a bit of whimsy! That’s when I came up with the crest. When I sat down to illustrate this, I really had NO idea how it was going to turn out, but I completely fell in love with the finished sketch. And once the illustration was finished, there was really nothing left to do beside gold foil the heck out of it!

This has, of course, become my favorite thing to write thank you notes and love notes on. I’m pretty sure just about everyone needs their own crest.


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Oct 20, 2014

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Giveaway with our bestie, Amy Poehler!


… And so do we!!

We’ve teamed up with our bestie, the one and only, Amy Poehler for one extra fabulous giveaway… honestly this may just be the coolest thing we have done yet! We were asked to design soemthing exclusive, funny, and, of course, fancy for Ms. A. Poehler to celebrate the launch of her brand new book, “YES PLEASE”! So, that is just what we did! I designed this HI-LARIOUS mug that has wisdom straight from the book: “Figure out what you want. Say it out loud. Then shut up.” In typical Amy fashion, it is both get-off-your-tush-motivational and rip-roaringly funny! But, we only have T-W-O mugs and T-W-O pre-launch books to give away! The rest are in the hands of our BBF! Here’s the deal: you need to enter, and do all the things! We are giving one set away here on the blog and one set away over on instagram later this week, so get involved! This is good stuff friends, GOOD STUFF!! Eeek!!

All the entering details are below!

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Oct 17, 2014

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Ashley Brooke’s Fall Favorites Giveaway!!

It’s here, My 2014 Fall Favorites Giveaway!!!

Like I promised… I’m giving away a few of my Fall Favorites!!  I’m so excited about this fabulous giveaway, and I can’t wait for one very lucky reader to get this box of goodies in the mail.  As you know, I do a seasonal giveaway at the start of every new season/or holiday (take a peek at what I’ve given away in the past!)! This is so fun, I hope you love my “favorites” as much as I do!

1. A custom calligraphy stamp by the one and only Heavens to Betsy. With all the notes I write, this is literally a (pretty) lifesaver!

2. An extra sparkly Zac & Ally necklace. Have you seen these interchangeable necklaces? You need to check them out!

3. It’s Fall; let’s be real, we are all eating more dessert and Jenny Keller teaches you how to do it right in her book, Eat More Dessert!

4. A very fancy and very big Illume candle. This will make your house smell like Fall heaven–you can thank me later!

5. The coziest knitted scarf of all time from CMS Knits!

6. Our BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW (yet to be released!!) Everyday I’m Hustlin’ travel mug… it’s so cute I can’t stand it!!! Perfect for all those PSLs on the go!

7. Our fancy and also BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW (yet to be released!!) Best Day Ever coffee mug! Try not to play favorites with our products, but this cup makes it hard.

8. The chicest pencil pouch in town from K. Slademade… I love this thing.

9. Kendra Scott earrings, because duh, Kendra Scott everything.

10. Comfy and adorably sporty shoes from Bucketfeet x Laura Dro!

11. More go be lovely smelly-goodness…. have I told you lately that I love them?!

12 . Stamped spoons to go with your morning coffee?! Pretty sure Milk and Honey is genius! And yes, you need them.

13. I love a coaster. Seriously, I have a coaster problem… and these custom state coasters  from Lumbertacks are perfection.

14. Our new Get it Together notebook. It’s a game changer and it is ADORABLE.

15. Polar Bottles are my Spin Class favorite! You need this for your next cardio sesh.

16. DSLL Girls make the prettiest clutches in all the land. I love them.

17. Barnies Pumpkin Spice coffee is soooooo goood. Your mornings just got better.

18. These tortoise shell flats are my new favorite shoe from Lindsay Phillips. Perfect for Fall, and did I mention that the snaps change?!??!


You have until Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST to enter in this fabulous Fall giveaway! We’ve switched up the entering process (it’s MUCH easier now!!) just click into the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the easy steps to rack up extra entries!

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Oct 16, 2014

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ABD’s Fancy Friends: Spearmint LOVE

Today’s Fancy Friends is all about Spearmint LOVE and their pretty blankets!! I was introduced to Spearmint LOVE a few months ago and instantly fell in love with their pretty colors, and modern designs… and had my eye on this pretty mint one. As you can imagine, it was a really great day with this little beauty popped up on my doorstep! Here’s what I am thinking: you need this because 1. it’s AWESOME and I use it like every day, and 2. Because this would make the perfect gift! So, if I were you I’d stop what I was doing and go order yourself one and one for your bestie! Trust me, you’ll LOVE it!!

P.S. If you think we may be besties and we just haven’t met yet…feel free to shoot us an e-mail and fill us in on what we are missing!


Oct 15, 2014

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Online Shop: Let’s Make it Happen.

If you are like me (let’s face it, you are!), you have a TON going on and oh-my-goodness is it hard to keep everything straight!!!! So, let me help you!

Notepad: To keep all of your to-do lists and grocery lists straight!

Notebook: to keep all of your thoughts, dreams, and goals straight!

Coffee Cup: To keep your head straight.

… you can write me a thank you note later!



Oct 14, 2014

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{New Custom Illustration} Call Me, Maybe!

Today I wanted to share with you the world’s cutest calling cards. A few months ago I met Ashley at a workshop and we INSTANTLY clicked! Not only is she way adorable, but so are her kids! After spending a few days together, we just knew we had to work together on something outrageous! The more we talked, the more we realized that her little ones needed calling cards. I know this sounds silly, but hear me out! Ashley and her family had recently moved to a different state and knew pretty much no one, and needed a way for her little ones to get play-dates… so in comes the “play-date” card! I can’t even tell you how much fun it was to work on these for Reagan and Teddy… I just loved putting their little (BIG) personalities onto paper, and can we just talk about the way they came out?! Adorable, no?! Honestly these two are going to have a play-dates lined up for weeks!


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