A Little Goes A Long Way.

  The Makerista, note

I don't usually post on weekends but I received the sweetest little surprise on Friday.  A beautiful handwritten note from Gwen of The Makerista!  As mentioned here and here, I really love paper goods and I honestly don't remember the last time I received a hand written card in the mail.  So when I pulled the envelope from my mailbox, I couldn't help but get a little giddy when I saw my name so beautifully written on the front.

Gwen has no idea I'm posting this.  But I just had to because for me, a thoughtful note goes such a long way.  Especially in our crazy world of online everything - it was such a sweet and simple gesture that totally made my day and has also inspired me to make a little somethin' somethin' that you will see on the blog very soon!  Not to mention, I absolutely LOVE her lettering...

The Makerista, note

Gwen, if you're reading this thank you so much for the lovely handwritten note.  It means more than you know and it was a great start to my weekend!

If you missed Gwen's Thrifted Thursday feature, you can check it out here.  Or visit her blog for more inspiration and photos of her gorgeous home!

Pretty Paper Goods

Are you a sucker for pretty paper goods?  I know I am. So naturally, when my fiance suggested online invitations I froze (can you imagine my face?).  I get the ease of having everything online and yes, it's much cheaper.  But I love the feeling of holding a well designed card or invitation.  Perhaps it's because I know how much work goes into designing these pieces so I really can appreciate it.  I never throw out a good business card or invitation - in fact, I have a box full of them.

For my wedding, I will be designing my own invitations and I am on a very tight budget.  Which means no letterpress or gold foil (insert sad face).  But hey, I got my dream business cards so I can't complain.  In search of some inspiration, I stumbled upon a few pieces that stole my heart.   A great font combo, a nice heavy card stock and some bold patterns can really make my heart flutter so those are definitely some of my must-haves:

foodie wedding invitations

I'm leaning towards something a little more laid-back and fun - just how we want our wedding day to be!

What do you think?  Do you have any favourites?  Married ladies, do you still have your wedding invitations?   I'd love to know!

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