Designer Rachel Shingleton from Pencil Shavings Studio featured in DesignMom's new book "How to Live with Kids"

In the office

Portfolio albums of invitations. New ribbon & glitter holder from Michael’s (in the clearance aisle for $9!) New file folders on the wall. Plastic holders from Staples; paper from Martha Stewart. Child from me. New brochures for a client back from the printer.

Not so Shabby

Shabby Apple is all over the blogs these days, and I admit – I’m curious. There’s some pretty darling little dresses out there. Has anybody had any experience with these? What about the sizing – they all seem to say that they run large. As in, how large? Their Paris-themed collection is right up my
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Mixed Tape, er, typefaces

I really enjoyed this article on mixing typefaces over at Hoefler & Frere-Jones. It’s true what they say – a lot of times, mixing typefaces is truly an intuitive process. Many times, my clients (brides, specifically) comment on how they like the use of contrasting fonts. That’s the beauty – to me – of what
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Leifsdottir lovelies

Lafayette Strapless Dress It’s a given that if you put pockets in a skirt or a dress, I’m sold. Doubly so if you also add stripes. ::sigh::  Veranda Stripe Skirt Ooh, a skirt version of that dress! Acadiana Ruffle Skirt