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free personalization on holiday tags through 8/31!

hi friends!

hope you all had a wonderful summer!!  ours went by fast and also crawled…i feel like summers have a way of doing that :)  i honestly cannot believe it is nearly time to start thinking about CHRISTMAS THINGS!  crazy.  i am working on some super cute new designs, and will have everything loaded up soon!  i don’t know if i ever formally announced it here, i think i just mentioned it on instagram and facebook (both @ or /calliespondence if you want to follow, i am able to be a bit more active there)…but i am not taking deposits / a limited number of spots for early bird specials this year.  WHAT?!  that’s right, YOU can be an early bird!  in fact, anyone can — anyone that can get me their photograph and card design ready to go by october 20, that is!  so book your photogs and get your outfits ready.  25 free cards await!

however, in the meantime…  our free holiday tag personalization time of year is HERE!  it runs through august, so be sure to place your orders by wednesday, august 31.  here’s what you do: check out with any of the listings on etsy for the BLANK holiday tags (section is here).  pricing is $1/per tag — and you can have them personalized for FREE!  usual price for that is $1.50/per tag, so it is quite a good deal.  include your name(s) in the “notes to seller” box when you check out — i’ll send them to print and ship them to you in september.  fun, huh?  you can be “that” person who is soooo on top of things for the (always nutty) holiday season!  or, buy holiday gifts for friends and teachers ahead of time.  i should add that all of the tags read “xoxo,” — but you may put whatever you like.  i’ve done “warmly,” “from,” “love,” or just nothing besides the name.  just let me know what you’d like and i’ll make it happen!

here’s a closer look at the tags — seeing them makes me want a gingerbread spice latte.

NEW this year: “merry everything” confetti tags.

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gold on cream “merry christmas.”

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green on white “merry christmas.”

(available with the red velvet ribbon here.)

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red on kraft “merry christmas.”

(available with red/cream cotton ribbon here.)

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last but not least, red on cream “merry christmas.”

red on creamyay!  speaking of bargains, i just added these cute calling cards to the sale section — they are half off!  a set of 30 is only $15.  only a handful of sets available, so get ‘em quick.

il_570xN.711307087_jmn6alright… i leave you to your holiday preparedness, right after you return from your trip to the pool. ;)

back soon — preschool starts tomorrow so probability of blog posts is at an all-time high!

xoxo

luxe business notecards for LNP

greetings all!!  hope you’re having wonderful summers thus far!  ours has been full of pool, camps, swim team, overflowing pool bags, hanging wet swimsuits on doorknobs to dry and OH SO MANY sunscreen applications.  if you can’t tell, we are pretty much living at the pool right now.  you have to in this crazy heat wave!  plus, it wears the kids out so nicely and i LOVE that.

i wanted to just do a pop-in (no time for a lengthy post because #summer – still working on the 2 of 2 disney trip post and some other fun things) to show you guys some hybrid business cards/notecards.  i did them a bit ago for my friend laura with laura negri photography, who i love using for my children’s photo sessions.  she took this photo of my three wild ones which i used on my christmas card this past year, and i’m still in disbelief that she made it happen.  i mean…they all look cute with genuine smiles and looking in the same general direction?!  i didn’t think it was possible.  amazing.

web res(also, remember the victorian sofa i inherited from my grandmother from this post?  this is it, recovered!)

anyway, laura told me she wanted something between a business notecard where she could jot a note to a client, and a business card with contact information.  i think this is genius!  i love an all in one, rather than two specific pieces to keep on hand and include with orders.  i came up with a small, 3.5″ x 5″ notecard with her logo at top, and contact information along the bottom…but lots of space to write a message in between.

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we letterpressed them on crane’s double thick stock (my very favorite) and edged them in metallic gold…swoon.  we also lined the envelopes in a beautiful blue floral pattern that is one of her branding elements.  love how they turned out!

also, just a note since i’m not able to be here as much as i would like — i started a new series on instagram called #behindthepapercurtain.  you can follow along (@calliespondence) for little snapshots of how i make the donuts, so to speak.  it’s been fun so far!!

back soon with more fun things!!  hope y’all are staying cool and having fab summers.

xoxo

our disney world trip – part 1 of 2

hello, friends!

i hope all of you had wonderful holidays, starts to the new year, and hey look – valentine’s day!  time is flying.  and sadly, it’s obviously flying too fast for me to do regular blog updates!  it’s funny, for christmas this year, the big kids’ big gift was a trip to disney world.  it was a surprise revealed on christmas morning, and we left a week later on january 2nd.  for weeks since we’ve been back i’ve been thinking to myself, “man…i really need to find a way to record all of the things i learned during this trip to disney world, so when we go back i can remember them. how can i do that?”  and then i thought, “self — you have a BLOG!  remember?!?!”  so here i am.  hopefully some of these things can help you, too!

first, i want to start with this photo.  this here photo was taken circa 1988 on my ONE day spent at disney world, ever, in my whole life.

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we drove down, visited the park for one whole day, and then drove back.  there were no books read, no disney planners used, no meal plans, no nothing.  my, how times have changed.  so much to decide now!  so overwhelming!  i decided to call a disney planner my friend betsey had used, named susan, to demystify this most magical place.  she was invaluable, and after i got her to decode the disney lingo she had rolling off her tongue, we got along famously.  her email is susan_thomason@hotmail.com should you want to use her too.  i will add that her services are available at no cost to you — but she was able to price out different options, make our meal reservations, hotel reservations, fast passes, save money on package deals she is privy to and basically answer any question you have about disney.

another resource to know about, if you’re heading to disney world, is dixie delights.  amanda knows everything there is to know about disney, and has great insight from visiting so many times.  her blog also has easy to navigate sections for all things mickey, and i pored over all of the tips and recommendations before going!!

so here’s how the scene was set…

TIMING:

we left on january 2nd, and returned january 6th (APS, our school system, had no school jan 4-5).  park days were jan. 3 / 4 / 5.  we did magic kingdom for two days (jan 3 & 5) and hollywood studios (jan 4 — primarily for the star wars feature, since rush is obsessed).  we chose this time because on the crowd meter, january 4 and 5 were supposed to be some of the lowest of the year…  in actuality, it rained on jan. 3 so the crowds were lower.  we didn’t know how good we had it!  jan. 4 / 5 — especially jan. 5 — were PACKED.

LODGING:

we opted to stay at the contemporary resort on disney resort grounds.

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we liked that it was on the monorail, you had an option to walk to the resort (which we did one morning and it was lovely) or take the boat.  we also were going to do an early breakfast at chef mickey’s, and hey – it’s in the hotel so how easy is that?!  i thought the contemporary was fine.  not the nicest hotel, but not the worst.  you are obviously paying for convenience, which it is definitely that.  i think when we go back, we will stay at the grand floridian.  it’s nicer, a little calmer atmosphere, i felt like there were more places to lounge (more on that later — and the all-important mizner’s lounge in particular), and hey – if you’re shelling out the big bucks to go to disney, you might as well shell out a bit more and make it a nicer vacay for the adults too.

MEAL PLAN:

we did the disney meal plan where you get 1 quick service meal, 1 sit down and 1 snack a day.  oh, and refillable mugs but we really didn’t use those.  i think this plan was fine, and we were able to get most of the character meals we wanted using this plan (even with the 2 sit down credits at cinderella’s castle).  we ended up with a TON of snack credits left over, and on dixie delight’s recommendation, stopped by the confectionery on main street our last day and brought home a bunch of yummy treats.  but all in all — i think this was a good meal option, and we only had to pay out of pocket for 1-2 meals.  we brought breakfast items and ate them in the room while we were getting ready.  i brought things like: granola with almond milk (they had a fridge in the room which i knew, so i loaded it up), yogurt, bananas, cereal bars, granola bars.  rbb and i hit the coffee shop in the lobby (latte = snack credit!) and we were off.  you can also use your refillable mugs for coffee in the quick service restaurant that is in your hotel, but i wasn’t sure if they were BPA free and coffee is really hot ya know. ;) #greenpeopleprobs

STROLLER OR NO STROLLER:

we brought one.  just a maclaren umbrella stroller, but i was soooo glad we did.  rinne is 4, and i felt like she really needed it because there was SO much walking.  rush is 6 and he was fine with all of the walking.  DEFINITELY tie a bright / noticeable ribbon on your stroller’s handle though…  you will not even believe how many strollers fill up these stroller areas!!!  and, don’t panic if you come out of a ride and your stroller is gone.  we thought on day 1 that someone stole ours, lol.  no — an employee had just moved it to a designated stroller area.  i kept all kinds of snacks (“healthier” ones, since i knew they would be eating so much junk: squeeze apple sauces, dried fruit strips, granola bars, etc.) in the basket underneath as well as ponchos for each day.

WEATHER:

we knew it was going to rain our first park day…  the forecast varied between 80/90/100% chance of rain.  awesome.  we brought cheap dollar store ponchos and wore them, but they were so flimsy, my hood kept blowing off, the kids were tripping all over theirs and they got all kinds of holes in them.  my advice is this:  if you KNOW it’s going to be cats and dogs at all while you’re there, just bring your good raincoat.  you’ll be glad you did.  the ponchos are great to have in case of a pop-up shower though!

ATTIRE:

my motto was “don’t be a {style} hero.”  i had visions of me wearing these super cute, stylish outfits because i knew we were going to be taking a bunch of pictures, but… this is a case of 100% function, 0% fashion.  i can’t think of any other instance where i would say that.  i went in full athleisure gear, with maybe ONE element of my outfit being somewhat “normal clothes.”  for instance, leggings instead of workout pants with a comfy shirt i would wear to barre class with a sporty patagonia jacket.  or a long chambray tunic to wear on top of workout pants.  but i wore tennis shoes every day — it’s a MUST.  you are walking miles here, people!  layers are important too.  it was always chilly in the morning, then would turn sunny in the afternoon…plus you’re walking so you get warm.  as for the kids, i’m that mom that never lets her kids wear character clothes.  i just loathe them. but, in the “box o’ disney” that appeared from santa because he *knew* the kids were going, i put oodles of star wars tees for rush and minnie / ariel / minions (JUST figured out they are by universal studios, lol!) items for rinne in.  one item in each box was from the hanna andersson pajamas with disney line — darth vader for rush, and ariel for rinne.  gotta be practical, you know :)

ARRIVAL:

we packed the car the night before, and left atlanta bright and early at 6:00 a.m. to beat holiday traffic.  we didn’t hit any!  we pulled into disney around 3:00, checked in and the kids put their bathing suits on right away.  we knew that this would be our only time for them to swim, and even though it was a little chilly, they didn’t care a lick.  rbb and i got poolside cocktails and had fun watching them go down the slide again…and again…and again.  we got changed for dinner and hit the hotel’s roasted marshmallow activity, which lasted all of 2 seconds…

marshmellowswe then hopped on the monorail to go to dinner.  we knew we had to get a quick service meal that night, so we went to the polynesian for their captain cook’s restaurant. i got a salad and it was fine.  not the best, not the worst.  before dinner, we saw the lighting of the torch ceremony and after dinner, we got dole whips — YUM.  i got the float and it was amazing!!!  we went back and crashed to get ready for our big park day the next day…

DAY 1 — MAGIC KINGDOM:

so… it rained nearly the entire day.  boo.  i’m glad it was our first day though, because we did not let it dampen our spirits!  we arrived ready to roll and immediately grabbed our maps and times guides.  and might i add again, i had NO IDEA that minions were NOT disney characters.  oops.

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susan said to head straight for splash mountain and big thunder mountain railroad — so we did.  no lines!  and i was soooo naive about the lines.  they were never all that bad this day, because of the rain…but OMG the sunny days?  insanity — 75-100 mins for the popular ones.  WHAT!  we did happen upon a pop-up sighting with chip and dale…

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afterwards, we did some fast pass rides and then hit cinderella’s castle for our big PRINCESS LUNCH.  and it did not disappoint!  first you meet cinderella…

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then during lunch four princesses (snow white, aurora, ariel and jasmine) come out, one by one, and come around to every single table where they speak to your children and sign books (we got our books from dixie delights, natch).  rinne loved it, and so did rush — he got a sword right when we got there, and rinne got a wishing star.  it was cute — and the food was GOOD!  every meal on the meal plan comes with dessert, which at first i was like woah.  but then once i got used to it, i was like YEAH.  it’s good stuff!

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after all of the princesses, we got more fast passes and trudged through the rain.  we hung out at the park until about 3:00, then took a quick monorail ride back to the hotel because i thought the kids would need to recharge before hitting the park again for more fun and dinner.  um, no.  they didn’t sleep a wink!  i dozed off but they never did.  excellent.  so we just went right back, had dinner at the pinnochio village haus (had to find somewhere that was covered!  a lot of the quick service places have outdoor seating — and btw it was freezing by this point too), and hit more rides.  omg, we hit them ALL and the waits were never more than 10 minutes.  for anything!  i think rush and rbb rode space mountain 3 times in a row.  meanwhile, rinne and i met ariel (again – the mermaid version this time) — bless her little rain jacket loving heart…

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…and rode the teacups, magic carpet ride, barnstormer, ariel’s ride (where i had major de je vu because i remembered standing in line there when it was still 10,000 leagues under the sea!) and all of it.  it was awesome!  we left right before the park closed and even had time to meet tinkerbell and mickey on the way out.  even though we were wet and cold, it was so worth it.  here are the kids bouncing with the mouse himself…

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then it was off to bed so we could hit hollywood studios right when they opened the next morning.

guys, this post is so long and you know i’m out of practice blogging!  i’ll return with DAY 2 (hollywood studios) and DAY 3 (magic kingdom again).

great to pop in to say hello :)

xoxo

black friday tag sale!

hello friends!

i trust you all had a good thanksgiving…we had a good and very thankful one.  and now, it’s nice that the rest of the world will catch up with me, in having Christmas officially on the brain!!  sort of feel like i’ve been drinking from red starbucks cups and feeling jolly for months now :)  christmas card season is in full swing and it’s always so fun.  i LOVE the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and helping you all get your cards ready to go out and greet the world!

but first — BLACK FRIDAY.  and its new indie companion, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.  i’ve never done any promotion for either, and i think it’s high time i get in on the fun.  so, today and all of tomorrow (until 11:59 p.m. on 11/28/2015), enjoy 40% off on our gold foil cheers tags!!!  use code CHEERS upon check out in the etsy shop (all gold foil tags located here).  you may not have met our new lady, light pink

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i did a small run of these a while back, and loved them so much i hoarded them for myself mostly!  but now, they are available to the masses.  so go forth and give sweet, girlie gifts.

also new, a multi-colored pack of 20 tags!  there are 4 each of our 5 colors — turquoise, white, green, red and light pink.  perfect for year round gift giving!  we’ve had many requests for a multi-pack and here it is.

gold foil multipackoh!  i should add that all orders $50 and over will receive a free spool of coordinating ribbon (i’ll pick something cute to go with what you purchased).  i’m headed back into my black hole until mid-december when the holiday rush dies down…  happy Christmas & mailbox season until then!!

xoxo

free personalization on “merry christmas” tags until 9/30

hello there!!

i have been busy getting my holiday card ducks in a row, and am so excited to debut the new designs very soon!!  in the meantime, i’m offering free personalization on all “merry christmas” tags – check out all of the designs in the etsy shop here!  i’m selling them either in sets of 24, or in sets of 12 with ribbon.

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for the personalization, i typically put “the xxx family” or first names underneath the “xoxo” in the small all caps font.  they look cute tied onto any gift and you can feel so ahead of the holiday gift-giving game having them all ready to go :)  only valid on orders placed through 9/30, so act fast!

also, there is just one more set of these cute woodland sale notecards up for grabs… i love these for little boys.

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back soon with holiday cards and some exciting news!!!

xoxo

shop happenings (including early bird holiday card special!)

GREETINGS!

have y’all had a good summer??  we sure have – but i just can’t believe it’s coming to an end?!  so wild.  i’m planning on doing a summer tidbits post to share what we’ve been up to, but in the meantime, wanted to let you know about some shop happenings!

we just launched our new “happy birthday” tags – right now, they are available in hot pink, navy, aqua and green (not pictured yet).  they can be blank or personalized, and look so cute on a present or gift bag!  i like these because they can be used for both adults and children.  love a multi-purpose item!  i’m doing a giveaway for a set of 24 personalized “happy birthday” tags in ink color of your choice on the facebook page right now!  go leave a comment before midnight on sunday, 8/16/2016, to be eligible.  i’ll announce the winner monday morning, 8/17/2015!  if you lose…they are available for purchase in the tag section of the etsy shop.

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also, it’s time to get the wheels turning on holiday cards!  crazy, right?  i mean it’s 90 degrees outside…but i like to give y’all some advance notice for early bird so you can book your photo session accordingly!  like last year, i am only accepting 25 early bird orders, and have a handful still available.  email me at callie@calliespondence.com to nab your spot!  same deal as usual: put down a $100 deposit, email me prior to 10/31/2015 with your photograph and card selection, and receive 25 free cards included in your order.  it’s a good deal!  i’ll be adding the new card designs in september, so you will have a bunch of fun new designs to choose from.  man, all of this holiday card talk is making me want a gingerbread spice latte.

photo-202 copylastly, i hope y’all are loving our monthly sale notecard program – i am having fun designing them and passing along a good bargain!  august’s is listed here – the bamboo pattern and pink/green made me think of hot summer temps and palm beach style…

august 2015 hot pink and green

we’ll do TWO sale notecard designs for september – get excited!!  i won’t be able to do the monthly sale notecards in october, november or december due to holiday card volume, so hopefully those can hold you over until january!

but for now…  we’ll hit the pool.

xoxo

monthly sale notecards announcement!

hi friends!

hope all of your summers are off to a swinging start!  ours began with a bang: preschool graduation, a beach trip, a fun week of VBS and a little boy turning SIX.  how in the world that is possible, i don’t even know.  i’m hoping to do a separate post on his birthday party soon, and also some really fun party & wedding posts, so stay tuned!!

but today, i’m here to tell you about something new that i’m doing – introducing a monthly sale notecard!  you see, i have SO VERY MANY envelope liners here in the worldwide HQ.  way too many.  in order to clear out some liner patterns that i had low inventory on or that had been discontinued, i had a mini-cleanout sale back in may.  it was great fun, and i love being able to give people a bargain!!  i sold sets of 12 personalized notecards with lined envelopes for $18 – half price, and also in a quantity that is perfect for gifts that i usually don’t offer.  after it was over, i thought – why not do this on a monthly basis with a different notecard each month?  this way, there is always a lower priced option for people, and also a great gift idea for teachers, friends, what have you.  they will be different from month to month; sometimes they’ll be for women and girls, sometimes for little boys…  you’ll just have to wait and see. :)

the monthly sale notecard for june is now live in the etsy shop!  i love these for girls of any age.  the notecards feature a pink name with an aqua heart, paired with an aqua envelope and fun pink/white geometric patterned liner that i’ve always loved.  you can purchase them here, and if you’d like more than 12, you can order as many sets as you wish at that price! this will be up until june 30th, so get your order in while supplies last.

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aqua and pink heart 2happy bargain shopping, pals.

xoxo

rockabye baby

hello there!!

so…i’m still alive.  i survived the sleepless nights with the baby, it seems…  so maybe life is on its way back to being a little bit normal, or the new normal anyway.  we actually went out of town sans kids this past weekend for my college friend stephanie’s wedding – omg!  it was great to get away and have a little fun with old friends.  i was gently prodded to blog more, or…ever, by some friends there and i thought – they’re right!  i have a lot of posts i owe you.  tons of weddings (does anyone not love wedding photos?), before & after house posts and the damn KITCHEN!  i agree, that whole thing is ridiculous.  but i really will show it soon!

first, today – i bring you an adorable baby shower with a rocking horse theme.  there is a great neighborhood here in atlanta (that we almost bought a house in many moons ago) called castlewood, and in it is a street named rockingham.  my client and the guest of honor both live on that street, so she thought, why not throw her a rocking horse themed shower?  i love it.  here are the invitations…

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IMG_6085my favorite feature was a foldover return address label – “rockabye baby” on the front, and return address on the back.  #obsessed

IMG_6078{the pair is available in the etsy shop here.}

also, i am loving the black and white vintage rose stamps with the tiny red heart on them.  usps is killing it lately!

and the shower – how beautiful.

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rocking horse 1rocking horse 2i also whipped up some coordinating favor tags to be tied on to adorable rocking horse cookies….

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rocking horse favors 2how cute is all of that.  thanks, lindsay, for sharing your shower with me!

back soon, hopefully :)

xoxo

2014 year in review : hello 2015

why hello!  happy new year!  i know y’all think i have all but abandoned this blog.  and that is partly true.  life was in a perpetual rush hour for a bit there, what with feeling ENORMOUS and exhausted, having a newborn and working on holiday cards.  i have been taking it majorly easy since the holiday card craziness died down and it’s been fab!  i’ve been thinking about this blog and missing it.  i’m hoping to pop in more in 2015, and definitely make good on some blog promises (um hello, the finished kitchen is a year old and i have yet to photograph it still!  ridiculous!).  but to get caught up…  here’s what went down in 2014.

JAN:

bask in the glory of what is a newly renovated kitchen – and the departure of the workmen!  not that i didn’t love them.  because we were homies.  lots of meals cooked in, and moving back into our new spaces oh so carefully…  you know, like when you really contemplate how your baking pans should be organized (loaf pan up front?  how about bundt?  nah, that goes at the back since i’ve never used it and all.  but would i use it more if it were up front…?).

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positive pregnancy test.  proceed to immediately, if not sooner, feel like death warmed over and “show.”  am instantly wearing maternity pants…and kind of loving it.  oh and here’s how i broke the news to rbb…  on one of our friday night pizzas.  in my head, he comes home hungry and i say “oh!  pizza is reheating in the oven, why don’t you serve it up for everyone.”  in real life, his plane was delayed and i had to feed the kids so there was no resemblance of a 3 by the time he saw it.  #fail

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turn 34.  wait a minute, i’m merely one year younger than carrie in that sex and the city episode where she turns 35 and no one shows up for her birthday and she has to pay for her own cake.  how can that be?  the mid-30s sure came up quick.  am working on a lot of small business logos and love it.  i absolutely adore helping other entrepreneur mamas.

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amazingly, our first trip to the ER for stitches.  of course, it occurs the night before we leave for a spring break beach trip… isn’t that just the way? (see chin below)

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muffins for moms…my favorite day of preschool. i always cry.

IMG_5938dear friend dorothy gets married on daufuskie island (which is gorgeous and completely unspoiled).  will have to feature that soon; we did the save the dates and programs together.

10256149_10202944216879744_8745318665195350028_nJUNE:

rush turns 5.  what?!  aside from this, we basically live at the pool.

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we begin transforming the nursery into a big girl room/nursery for rinne and the new baby… goodbye yellow and chalkboard wall!  nice knowing ya.

IMG_6225and my college girls and i took to lake oconee for a reunion trip.  why have i never been there?  it’s just an hour and some down the road and so pretty!

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beach trip to fripp island.  i guess this is our last year going in august since rush starts kindergarten next year!

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rinne turns 3.  she wants a party, and she wants nemo cupcakes.  buy nemo cupcake toppers from etsy and serve them on cupcakes at a small neighborhood bbq we hosted two weeks before her birthday…call it a day.  4 will have to be legit though.

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countdown to baby is on.  i am SO BIG that people everywhere are amazed.  no one thinks i will make it to my scheduled c-section at 39 weeks – which i did, thankyouverymuch.  as i walk out of shake shack (omg the custards) 4 days before my scheduled c, a lady says to me: “you havin’ a BIG OL’ BOY.”  i say you know what?  i think so too.

photo-202 copy 6well well well, we had a big ol’ GIRL!

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baby snuggles and holiday cards.  that is literally all that happened. (and my mom came to help me, a lot – thanks mom!)

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still cranking on holiday cards.  squeal with excitement on the day that i ship off boxes of “cheers” and “merry christmas” tags to all three kayce hughes stores!!!!!  i never could have even dreamed that up.

photo-202 copy 5manage to step away from holiday cards and feeding round the clock to take rinne to the nutcracker at the fox theatre for the first time – which i’ve only been looking forward to since the day she was born.  we had a ball. photo-202 copy 32014 – you were good to us!  i can’t wait to see what 2015 brings.  i hope to keep the blog more updated, but have been a lot more active on instagram (@calliespondence) lately.  i do have some fun parties, weddings and house before/afters to show you…so i’ll be back soon i hope!

best of everything to you and yours in 2015, and thanks for your support in 2014!!

xoxo

all about holiday cards 2014

GREETINGS!

it’s been a minute.  summer went by in a flash, as did september, and here we are in october!!  crazy.  october means a few things… 1) pumpkin spice lattes, 2) holiday cards get cranking (already shipped out my 1st order!) and 3) THAT NEW BABY COMES.  OMG.  “new baby” (the most imaginative name you’ve ever heard, right? poor 3rd child) arrives at the end of the month, which is just wild.  i am both terrified and excited…!  i will be accepting holiday card orders until early december this year, but if it gets too crazy, i might cut them off early (eek!  get your order in in oct/nov if you can!).  well, that and if i’m hallucinating because of the sleep deprivation.

here is all of the information you could possibly want to know about the 2014 calliespondence holiday cards!  (but if you do have further questions, email me at callie@calliespondence.com)

all of the holiday cards are on the site HERE.

all of the holiday birth announcements are on the site HERE.

pricing and ordering information is located HERE.

so many fun cards to choose from this year!  here is a small smattering…

merry christmas 5holly jolly 1

baby reindeer 2

a christmas prayer 1

calligraphy collection - fa la la la la 3

hugs, kisses and christmas wishes 2

noel 2

and a few of the brand new ones for 2014 (never seen the inside of one mailbox!)…

let your heart be light 2

joy to the world 2monogram wreath 1

joyful heart 2i can’t wait to help y’all wish your loved ones yuletide greetings this year!!

xoxo