Posts Categorized: so inspired

so inspired: the alison show.


this tuesday, we are ‘so inspired’ by alison faulkner’s witty website full of hacks, diys, and life updates! not only are her posts on the alison show incredibly crafty, but her inspiring humor could motivate just about anyone to not take life so seriously! her posts cover all aspects of life, and even include creative ideas just like this color mist icing recipe. not only is this idea incredibly useful for making decorating sugar cookies a little more fun, but the design options are limitless! what a perfect treat to make with your loved ones this valentine’s day!

so inspired: national stationery show!


we happily spent our sunday at the opening of the national stationery show at the javitz center in new york! there was so much to see and so many goodies to get! each booth was more beautiful than the next. we saw some old friends and made some new ones…highlighted above (ladyfingers letterpress, lidda bits, heidi swapp, belle & union, bespoke letterpress and studio carta). besides gawking at all of the beautiful paper; our highlights of the day included making our very own gold foil print with heidi swap from american crafts and receiving a customized beer koozie from ladyfingers letterpress!

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truly inspirational words for all business owners. fashion illustrator, dallas shaw recently posted this quote to her instagram feed. running your own business is not an easy feat, there are many ups and downs, however, being blessed to create the life you wish while doing what you love makes all the hard work worth it.

terrain bridal open house + bhldn trunk show.

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we spent saturday afternoon meeting with fabulous brides at terrain‘s bridal open house + bhldn trunk show. we were surrounded by the natural beauty of their garden shed which we shared with bhldn, terrain decorating servicesbario neal jewelry, calista grand salonmaggpie vintage rentals, the midnighters bandweckerly’s ice cream, aromaflage fragrance, and we laugh we love photography. brides could grab a delicious (not to mention beautiful) bite, try on stunning bhldn gowns and get a taste of what their event would look like at terrain. we shared our freshest invites and encouraged brides to dabble in watercolor at our diy make + take table to create their own custom thank you notes. we ended our day with a spritzer, some of their famous clay pot bread and a little shopping. it was such a great day and we can’t wait to work with all of ladies (and gents) we met!

so inspired: our moms.

as we celebrated our own mother’s days (chey’s second + dee’s first) this weekend, we want our mom’s (patti + dot) to know how much they inspire us everyday. not only as our moms, but as amazing women. the women and mothers we have become would not be possible without their love, life lessons and support throughout the years. the values they have instilled in us will evolve with our own families. we are truly blessed to have these women be such prominent figures in our lives…and of course grandmothers to our little fiona + mila! we love you. xoxo.

photos by the fabulous photographer + mother alison conklin.

so inspired: autumn.

dee here, this weekend my husband and i went on a camping trip with friends that was chock full of good people, amazing food, camp fires and cozy fall weather. our group (of 14 people + a baby!) stayed at the dutch cousins campground in denver, pennsylvania. it was the perfect getaway! thought i would share some of our fun on this first day of october.

so inspired: the cream event. nyc.

we were blown away by the cream of the crop at the cream event in nyc last week! this was by far the best wedding showcase we’ve seen to date!! we were joined by our friend and designer, sharon, who is curating her own wedding next year. the soiree took place in center 548, an incredible white warehouse in the middle of chelsea. we walked into a freight elevator and were greeted with real live elevator music by a duo from philly’s own elan artists who strummed away as we rode to the 2nd floor. the enormous elevator doors opened up into a fairy tale world of gold sparkles, patterns, champagne, and loads and loads of talent. we got lost in the dreamy party for a couple of hours and left with some fabulous ideas and of course a couple glittery gifts for ourselves from! check out more of the night and fun dance party in this video by tree of life films. extra special thanks to bash please for putting together such a memorable event!!

so inspired: cape cod.

chey here, back from a refreshing mini-vacay to cape cod! my family and i stayed with some good friends in chatham, massachusetts in that adorable gray shingled ‘cape cod’ home above. we shopped in provincetown, took a boat out to see the kennedy compound in hyannis port, lounged on the beach in chatham, and got our fill of fresh lobster rolls + homemade ice cream in between. i’m inspired + in love with the muted colors of cape cod’s traditional homes, vintage signage, and the bountiful blue, purple and pink hydrangeas everywhere you turn. we hope you are all taking the time to relax and enjoy these last few weekends of summer.

so inspiring: national stationery show {part two}

we have more eye candy to share! part two of our national stationery show experience is here with more of our favorite stationers. we also had the opportunity to attend a paneled lecture titled top bloggers talk stationery trends moderated by miss sarah schwartz, founding editor of stationery trends. we had the privilege to listen to our paper idols, nole garey, founder of oh so beautiful paper; kristen magee, editor of paper crave; suann song, designer and printer for simple song design and proprietor of fifteen/eleven; lyndsey wells, editor of the stationery place. they shared some valuable tips as they discussed the latest pattern, color, and hand lettering trends. we ended our day purchasing a stock of pretty patterned boxes from smock for our invitation deliveries. we can’t wait for nss 2013!

belle & union.


linda & harriett.

angela liguori. / carta inc.

rifle paper co.


 night owl paper goods.

sugar paper.

tinsel trading company.