Invitation: First Birthday

Happy Halloween everyone! Last night I went with a bunch of friends to a haunted house in Philly, even though I hate being scared. It wasn't terrible. Sure, I jumped and screamed a little, but I think watching The Walking Dead has softened the blow a little. One word of advice? Don't mock the people who work there. I told one zombie lady that her asylum-style head cage would actually make a great wedding centerpiece. I was serious - it looked like a vintage lantern. She didn't seem to like that comment though and tried to make me go through the house by myself. Nice try, crazy lady. Not happening. Anyway, today's post is dedicated to a first birthday invitation I designed for my godchild and soon-to-be niece, Lindsey. Reese's sister, Sara, wanted a pink and gold theme, so I worked with the colors and her Pinterest board to design this sweet yet simple invite. I love the colors (they're actually my wedding colors!) and the fonts I found are adorable. Can't wait to see Sara's amazing decorating at the party!

Baby_inviteIf you ever like what you see and would like me to design something for you, feel free to email me at courtney_crg@yahoo.com. I'm working on getting an Etsy shop together, but until then I'm doing freelance projects and building my portfolio!

xo Court

Inspired by: Halloween!

Happy Monday everyone! I had a great weekend - we had my cousin Brittney's bachelorette party on Saturday and it was a blast! We took a burlesque class in Philadelphia taught by Ginger from the Peek-A-Boo Revue, which was so much fun, I would recommend it to anyone! Her wedding is this Friday at World Cafe Live in Philly - don't worry, I'll have plenty of pics! Between the bachelorette party and the wedding, I'm kind of skipping Halloween this year. However, I found some of the cutest decor, so I figured dedicating today's post to this fabulous holiday will be my way of celebrating.

Here are a few must-haves for a Halloween-themed cocktail party, inspired by these adorable tape-and-ribbon pumpkins from Better Homes & Gardens:halloween_moodboard1. Ceramic Mason Jar and Halloween Paper Straws from Paper Source, 2. Boo Burlap Banner from Etsy, 3. Mummy Candy Bowl from Sur La Table, 4. Black Rimming Sugar from Crate & Barrel, 5. Halloween Rosettes Kit from Paper Source, 6. Halloween Serving Set from Zak Designs