Wednesday, September 30, 2009

it's a party

I can't believe that it is already Wednesday. My Dad was in town for the weekend and left Monday. I am a little off for the week. We had such a great time, I love and miss him so much! Playing at the beach with the boys and burgers at Poe's, what a perfect Sunday afternoon we had.


Here are a few Birthday party invitation designs. I will re post with a few more of the matching cakes. If you are local you need to have Amy at Sugar Mama's Bakery make your next Birthday cake. My boys and I call her our ace of cakes :) I send her my designs and she creates a cake to match. And I LOVE to match. Is that monkey not the cutest cake???

Sunday, September 27, 2009

they are here and I am in LOVE!


I think I may be partial to sweet little boy designs since that is all I have.  For the mailing/return label I tried something new, and they turned out beautiful! The labels are one long strip that wraps around to the back of the envelope. So on the front is the mailing address and the back has the return address. How cute are they? *If you have a question about a product or would like to place an order while the daninotes.com site is down for updates, please leave a comment and I will get back to you shortly.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's a wrap...well almost


Stay tuned for field trip photos & darling baby boy announcements. Can not wait to see them! I will have loads of pics to post tomorrow. In the mean time take a peek at the new arrivals at J Crew. This is a must have. Here.  *Photo courtesy of J Crew.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

det det and doggie


What a great idea, Custom Toy Portraits! The lovies in our house were loved almost to shreds. The sight of them brings back so many sweet memories. A must of my little guys lovies. I wonder if she will paint a bottle for my littlest guy? That is his love! And the prices are very reasonable, $60-$130 depending on the size. These paintings would look darling in your child's room or nursery of a younger sibling. Ours will hang in the stair way with a collection of family photos and other art work. Can't wait. View more photos and read about the artist Jennifer Maher here.  * photos courtesy of custom toy portraits by Jennifer Maher

Friday, September 11, 2009

notes for a sweet baby boy

here are a few of my new note card designs.  The photos are not great...my husband has the camera somewhere on his 208 mile relay run through the blue ridge mountains. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Got to love all the colors



Don't you just love Diane Bergeron's bold use of color in her home. I would have been in heaven in that room as a teenager, did you spy the Rubie Green fabrics. Be sure to check out her full article from Vogue Living Australia and more beautiful photos here. That is my dream office. And I think she might love J Crew as much as I do!   * images courtesy of diane bergeron interiors

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

coming soon...

I have been working on a new website for months now. Still not finished with the design part.  It is a nightmare! I can make decisions for other people easy. Friends ask me, what kind of party should I have for my 2 year old? what color paint should I use in our family room? But when it comes to my business, my home, children I freeze. I am easily side tracked too, between the children's activities, freelance projects, life. The new site will be coming soon...there are a ton of darling invitations, baby announcements and new holiday cards, tags, etc!

Monday, September 7, 2009

old friends are the best

I just love to see old friends. Yesterday we jumped in the car and drove to Hunting Island to met a friend from Atlanta. How beautiful is this place???

Thursday, September 3, 2009

my plate is full

Between car pool, football practice and homework, my plate designs have pretty much been placed on the back burner. But this morning I woke up from a dream about plate designs! Maybe it's because today is the first college football game of the season and I wanted to tailgate with my plates this year? These plates are great, Melamine plastic not the bad plastic, top rack dishwasher safe. Perfect for the beach, kids, picnic, tailgating, holidays, really anything. And just think of all the paper plates you will save. Even better the plates or trays are custom designed just for YOU! I will post a few designs in a bit.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

well maybe this week...

I have been terrible about fitting blogging into my routine since school started. I know it is Wednesday, but I promise to make this week a little better. We have had a few cool days, kinda makes me think about fall clothes. I do love a change in seasons! Here are a few fun things to look at on the newly designed Kate Spade website heart the owl bag! * images courtesy of Kate Spade