Monday, June 18, 2012


I miss the beach. There is just something about listening to the waves crash and feeling the sun on my skin that sits right with my soul. I love the sound of kids playing and the smell of sunscreen and the "no worries" attitude you get to have on vacation. When I returned from my honeymoon 2 weeks ago one of my first stops was to Nordstrom to pick up a bottle of Bobbie Brown Beach body oil and shimmer. It seriously smells just like the Beach and leaves your skin super silky and sparkling. If you are having beach "withdraws" like myself you need to go get some! 

Friday, June 15, 2012


I have to say, it feels good to be back to blogging this week. Planning a wedding was great fun (well, parts of it were) but I love having my life back and getting to share with everyone the great products on my blog and writing about quirky life things! When I opened my new Smock Paper release a couple of weeks back it felt like Christmas at my house. To say I love this release is the understatement of the year. The colors are AH-MAZING and combined with the gold foiling it makes the release stunning. Seriously great job Smock!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

B/W Stripe

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If I had to pick a look that would work in every category (fashion, home decor, gift, etc...) and be both timeless and trendy- I would have to pick the black and white stripe. I love this- I use it in my home and I wear it all the time. It is pattern that will never go out of style and it is especially popular right now. Here are my favorite Black and White Stripe looks.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Love Love Love

Each day it seems like I have a new line that I have been swooning over reach my front door. It really is one of my favorite parts of my job. One of our newest lines at Daniel Richards is Sugar Paper. If you are a paper connoisseur then you already know all about Sugar Paper and probably see it mentioned regularly on blogs. Here are some of my favorite pieces- can't wait to introduce it to the Dallas market next week!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Let's Catch Up!

Wow- what a month (or year for that matter!) The Wedding was beautiful and perfect. Everything was exactly what I wanted and i couldn't be more pleased that it is over and life can move forward with my Husband (still getting use to that!) We spent a wonderful week in Belize and now it is back to work. So so so many great things happening at DR right now and I cant wait to share all our new lines!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I'll be back soon!


I promise once all this wedding craziness is done I will be back to blogging! I miss sharing stuff with you guys! Two weeks from today I'll be Mrs. Matthew D. Gross- can't wait! 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hoppy Easter

What a beautiful weekend we are going to have here in Dallas! I thought I would start this long weekend off with some of the most adorable Easter cards from one of my newest lines, Rifle Paper Co. I couldn't be more excited to rep this line since I have been such a big fan of Anna's work. Rifle Paper cards would surely bring a smile to anyone face you send them too- they are too cute not to!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Let's Party

I am in love with our newest line Paper Eskimo! It is for all you out there, like myself, who sit on Pinterest and swoon over the cute details for parties! Paper Eskimo has everything you need to make it adorable- bags, straws,hats, cupcake toppers and baking cups- the works! With all of the color themes you can totally use it for whatever sweet party you are planning!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

I have a confession- I am wedding blog obsessed... and it started before I was ever engaged... same with bridal magazines too! I just love them- the pictures, the ideas, the brides, the grooms, everything really. I am not sure that I will be able to 100% give them up come May 28th and I have already allowed myself the excuse that I do sell paper for a living and should be "in the know" on bridal trends... ha! But really the blogs and magazines have created and fueled any idea that I have. Below is a link to my daily (or multiple times a day) blogs that I love!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monogram Monday

I love a koozie- seriously they are necessary for outside fun when it warms up! I love these monogrammed koozies on Etsy- wouldn't these be great for a girlfriend weekend? Or even a great teacher gift? For $12 monogrammed they won't break the bank!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's Raining! It's Pouring!

Wow- the temps dropped 15 degrees in about 30 minutes today here in Dallas and we are looking at 2-3 inches of rain over the next 3 days! One of the only great things about rain is that I get to use my super cute Jonathan Adler umbrella. I love this umbrella and I think it makes a great gift for someone who has everything (who couldn't use another umbrella!) I also think that they are SUPER adorable monogrammed- great way to add that personal touch! They retail for under $30 and are totally worth the investment!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

I have not felt well for about 5 days- a crazy case of hives from an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was taking for my skin... after a trip back to the doctor yesterday I am hoping that start to feel better soon! We have our first wedding shower this weekend- it is a Stock the Bar shower! I can't tell you how excited I am to start to celebrate our wedding with our friends and family! One thing I am excited to receive is champagne glasses- we dont have any and I just love the shape options! Champagne is not a drink I can drink all night (well I can but I do not like the hangover that comes with that....) but I do love having a glass of champagne- I think when you drink champagne you just feel special! Here are some champagne glasses I think are fab!

Friday, March 2, 2012


Is this weather amazing or what?! I have to say I am not going to complain about 70 and 80 degree days in March- I am sure we will pay for it with the heat this summer! With that being said, One thing that I love to do when the weather warms up is to entertain. There is nothing like having friends over for dinner and being able to dine outside. What better to spruce up your outdoor dining then these great Trays and Plates by Lilly Pulitzer? Add the acrylic wine glasses and some flowers and you have a darling dining set!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

This week it really feels like I am getting married- less than 3 months! We had our first wedding present arrive, we have a shower next week, and *drumroll please* I picked up our wedding invitations yesterday! I have to say I am in love. I am going to wait and share them after it is all said and done but in the mean time here is the inspiration that I used to get to the final copy of our invitation! I love the romance of calligraphy and I really felt inspired by many calligraphers in the whole wedding planning process- it really is art! Again, Pinterest was a great source to use to get inspiration and help me "see the big picture".

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

{All photos from Pinterest}

I am getting married in 95 days (sidenote: I wake up to an email everyday from some site I signed up for early on that tells me how many days until our wedding.... just a little clarification that I am not marking down a calendar :) ) I have for the most part refrained from talking about things relating to the wedding on my blog- A. Because I change my mind pretty regularly and B. Because I don't want to give too much away! and C. Up until this month it has felt so far away! I would say that I should not quit my day job to become a full time wedding planner- it is tough! The reality is, is there are
thousands of ways you can have a beautiful wedding. Luckily I have super amazing, creative, talented, genius friends who have helped me get these ideas to hopefully come to light. I also do not know what I would have done without the help of Pinterest. It has provided the inspiration for our Save The Dates, Wedding Invitations and just overall decor. Seriously, it has kept my thoughts organized and I feel like let me see my "big picture." Above are some of the ideas that I have loved seeing on Pinterest! (And here's to hoping the next 95 days aren't too stressful!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Scouting Out

I was in one of my stores yesterday and they were sorting through a huge order they had just received of the best bags by Scout! I have looked at this line a few times but I have to say the patterns are too cute right now! I love a good tote- who doesn't need 100 of them? The storage bins are also adorable and useful- great for playrooms, dorms, closets, poolside etc... With all the patterns there is something for everyone!

Friday, February 10, 2012


What a busy 6 weeks! I am loving all the fresh designs from the new Karen Adams release. She is known for her amazing calender but her invites and boxed notes are just precious! Karen has a great simple design that really come to life when she adds glitter!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Loving Lilly

I can finally talk about my love for the Spring Lilly Pulitzer gifts! Man- I have been looking at this since Thanksgiving and it really is the best release of patterns yet! One of my favorite items are their market bags- ADORABLE! Great for groceries or gift bags or for the pool! The sailboats is one of my favorite Lilly patterns that I think works for all store- even if you aren't close to the ocean or sailing lakes! Look for these bags in the stores in February!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Best Bella Yet

Have you seen the new Bella Ink release? Ah-mazing! Seriously I think that this is designer Melissa Danaher's best work yet (if that is even possible.) Every time I get a Bella Ink release in my hands I feel like a kid on Christmas morning and I can't wait to see what they have done! I think that the stork is my favorite baby invite of all time and ALL of the bridal invites were simply stunning! If you need to spend some money on stationery or invites I highly recommend you checking it all out- you won't be disappointed!

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