desktop fleurish | réveillon


New year, new blog series! I’m kicking off 2016 with a monthly desktop download series I’m calling “desktop fleurish”…see what I did there? A collaboration with my talented artist/calligrapher friend Lindsey Buck of The Hive Studio, she’ll be hand-lettering a beautiful French word for your desktop each month. First up is the word réveillon, which means “awakening” in French – the perfect sentiment for the start of a new year, don’t you think? It’s always been a favorite word/concept of mine, and it also happens to be a New Year’s tradition we celebrate each year. This particular download (including two versions of the design) is exclusive to newsletter subscribers, as a thank you to those already subscribed, and to entice you to sign-up if you haven’t yet, of course! You can sign up via the box in my sidebar, or by clicking here.

happy new year + bonne année a tous!

please note that these designs are for personal use only + not available for commercial usage.

my instagram life – year in review



This year was full of big trips, big moves, and big plans – such a whirlwind – and there are still some moments left to share from it! It’s always fun to look back at my most liked media – these images are a great synopsis of 2015, and represent some of our happiest and most treasured memories. You can follow the links below for details – can you guess which one of these was my most liked media ever? I can’t wait for all the memories to be made in 2016!

prêt à voyagermorning light in parisfirst berthillonma famille

rosewater wafflethird birthday lovedonut croquemboucheloft living

agent neededdisneyland duocable car triopainted ladies

yes pleaseheartbrokenthis is fallwonderment

the gift of music





We had a beautifully lazy, laid back, and musical Christmas! As it turns out Santa does read blogs…specifically, mine! The kids were bursting with excitement upon discovering the instruments (and more from their wish list) under the tree on Christmas morning. They immediately took to them, Henry bonding most with the violin, and Marie with the guitar ukelele (which I shared on snapchat). Santa gave them each their own “guitar”, and intended for the violin to be shared, but Henry laid claim to that pretty quickly. It was hard for us to argue with it – I mean, this boy has serious form + focus…


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love + joy



I really enjoyed designing our holiday cards this year, and was thrilled to partner with Minted again. We just had to use an image from our Paris trip – and this one, captured by Ashley Ludaescher, is a favorite. Taken during our memorable afternoon at Notre Dame, we were all feeling pure love and joy, which is what led me to choose this beautiful card, designed by Melanie Severin. The card shines and sparkles, thanks to the gold foil-pressed text! Many thanks to Minted for making these gorgeous cards possible, and for nudging me to get them done early this year (psst – they have some New Year’s deals right now)! Wishing you all a holiday filled with love + joy…I’ll be back next week with a recap of 2015!






cards c/o Minted…as always, all words and opinions are my own