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There’s nothing quite like celebrating a special occasion with the people you love. Whether it’s blowing out another set of candles or raising a toast to a bride-to-be, these moments are the one’s you’ll remember forever.
The next time you’re hostess or attendee, why not elevate the celebration with something customizable? Printable wine labels are a fun way to leave a special message for the guest of honor or make your party one-of-a-kind. Whether you love a good joke or a sweet sentimental message, there are plenty of options to get your point across. Not to mention, these cute additions also make for the perfect gift.
Sip, sip hooray!
My love for gorgeous coffee table books and even beautiful and mouthwatering recipes found in cookbooks has grown over the years. Whenever I’m feeling uninspired, I take pleasure in flipping through the pages of these type of books to spark my creativity or to try something new. Not to mention, coffee table books featuring fashion, art, and photography have become the essential decor accessory to style our coffee table with. These pretty reads are creatively displayed in our favorite vignettes. I pretty much have them displayed everywhere throughout our house – from the ottoman and console table in the living room, the cookbook wall in the kitchen, the bookshelves in our home office, and even displayed in the shelf of our wardrobe closet in our bedroom.
Today, I would like to share with you some of my current book favorites – a few of which will be added to my ever-growing library.
Kiana Underwood, Florist Artist
I have been following Kiana of Tulipiana for a few years now. I am always in awe when I lay eyes on her stunning floral arrangements. The colors, the flow and style of her arrangements just make me feel happy! The kind of happy where you find yourself smiling softly as you are sitting on a chair looking at beautiful images in a book or magazine. Kiana’s bouquets and arrangements have inspired me to play around with my arrangements I place around the house. While it’s not easy to do, I am ecstatic that she came out with her newly released Color Me Floral book! The pages in this book include 40 how-tos arrangements, organized by season. I’m looking forward to practicing!
Tessa Sam, Baker and Dessert Enthusiast
I first learned about Tessa from Erin Sousa of Sparkle Media. Not only are Tessa and Erin good friends, Tessa is a client of Erin’s. You all know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE desserts and Tessa’s sweet confections are swoon worthy images that excite my taste buds! The creativity behind her desserts include such pretty details – they look too cute eat but delicious enough to want to take a bite. With special occasions to celebrate this year, it will be fun to try out Tessa’s irresistible recipes from her new Sweet Bake Shop book.
Georgianna Lane, Author and Photographer
Oh, my ultimate vacation dream destination for years, has been Paris. Whenever I see a romantic comedy where the movie is based out of Paris, you will find me on the sofa, snuggled up and soaking up all the sites of this amazing city. It’s on our bucket list and we may be visiting sooner than we think! Until then, I can leisurely flip through the pages of the Parisian moments through the eyes of Georgianna Lane and her book – Paris in Bloom. Georgianna has exquisite fine art photography and stationary items that features romantic florals and her captivating travel images.
Joanna Gaines, Designer
I just can’t get enough of Joanna and Chip Gaines HGTV Fixer Upper makeover episodes. Likewise, their Hearth & Hand with Magnolia brand of home decor and essentials at Target is equally good. From the Magnolia Journal, I’ve tried a couple of Joanna’s recipes that turned out to be quite good so I was happy to find out she has a new book that was just released called the Magnolia Table. Filled with personal stories and photos, Joanna shares a collection of recipes from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts.
What books are you loving lately? Feel free to share and let me know in the comments section below!
-Featured photo by Rose Angel Lopez
I used to be afraid to work on custom designs for my customers who were looking for that special and personal greeting card because I was concerned I couldn’t deliver what they had in mind. I didn’t want to put myself through the stress so I avoided it. However, as of late – I’ve been accepting custom greeting card requests and I’m thrilled that the end results made my customers happy! I’ve learned that if there is something I cannot produce specifically for my customer, it’s ok to say I’m not able to but can hopefully provide an alternate or similar design.
Question…what do you look for when shopping for a greeting card? Is it the look? Is it the inside message or both? Do you prefer printed illustration cards vs. 3D handmade designs? I would appreciate your opinion on this, so let me know in the comment section below!
Below are two custom (age-specific) birthday cards I had created and are now available for purchase in my shop!
Similar to this ‘Cheers’ champagne bottle card I designed, I thought it would be cute to make a smaller version of the champagne bottle and use it as a cake topper. This card can be customized for any age, perhaps for that special person turning 21?!
This fun and vibrant 40th confetti birthday card is also available to be customized to any age number. Right now, I have age 50 available in my shop!
All of my greeting cards are designed on my signature square folded card that has a slight metallic sheen. Each greeting card comes with a coordinating hand-lined envelope for that added elegance. To shop for these cards or to view a variety of my unique designs for all occasions, head on over to my shop, here! Stay tuned to see a few new Mother’s day cards that will be featured here on the blog, in the coming weeks!
As always, thank you for supporting my small business!! xo
-Photos + Greeting Cards by Rose Angel Lopez for Design by Occasion
October 1st marked the 3-year anniversary of Design by Occasions’ blog; ‘The Noted’. I started on October 1, 2013 – obsessed with pretty things, beautiful tablescapes, stunning interiors & decor, trending fashion, and delicious food & beverage recipes. I created a lifestyle blog as a destination for ideas and inspiration and this year I wanted to incorporate even more of my own content and I hope to increase that just a bit more. There are days when I find myself so inspired, that I’ve filled my notebooks with ideas and projects – wishing I could create unique content each and everyday but I have to balance with designing new Design by Occasion greeting cards and fulfilling orders. I do what I can and love what I do and appreciate those of you who visit the blog, whether it’s all the time or once in awhile. It’s a wonderful compliment for me to especially know that you visit from the vast and beautiful blogs out there!
So what’s in store for the blog in the coming months? Well, I will continue to explore the topics I love and dedicate the blog to home decor, styling with a focus on entertaining. Additionally, I will be giving my site a small face lift. Some updates will occur on the backend (a few tech updates) – mostly subtle changes to improve the site navigation.
Now for the exciting part!! In honor of my 3-year blogiversary, I’m celebrating with a GIVEAWAY and today’s the day where you can enter to win my curated gift box! A token of thanks from me to you is a beautifully curated box filled with some of my favorite things (a little bit of home decor, entertaining essentials and stationery) and of course in my favorite colors! I LOVE anything gold and especially gold-foil.
So here’s a list of what’s inside:
- (1) Voluspa Candle, 3 oz
- (1) Metallic Gold Leaves Mug
- (1) Gold Acorn decor figurine
- (1) ‘To Do’ Spiral Pad
- Assorted Gold Foil Paper Straws, 24 count
- Glittered Coasters, set of 4
- ‘Thankful’ Beverage Napkins, 40 count
- Your choice of a Design by Occasion Greeting Card
There are two ways you can enter to WIN for this giveaway:
Follow me on PINTEREST or SUBSCRIBE to Design by Occasion mailing list. That’s it!
*This giveaway is open to those in the US only. Winner will be contacted via email once comments close and announced at the bottom of this post on Friday, October 7th, at 9:00am EST. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by any of the brands included in my gift box giveaway. It’s simply a gift box, curated by me and filled with a few of my favorite products.
From the bottom of my heart, I’m filled with gratitude for you, the readers and the blogging community. Now let’s cheer to the fun times to come…and GOOD LUCK!!
THIS GIVEAWAY CONTEST IS CLOSED.
Congratulations to our Winner:
PS. Tune in tomorrow, as I take you on a stroll through some of my most viewed posts!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez