I’m so excited to be back with another set of book reviews! You may notice the blog is looking a bit different, by the way! I recently re-designed my site and re-organized my blog content and ended up archiving a lot of old posts. For the last five years, this blog has been a cross […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | March – July ’19

This project was a conceptual project that I created last year and is now the basis of a new project that I’m revealing soon! I’m still so in love with these soft, cozy and relaxed tones.

Design, Portfolio

Kara Davis Interiors Brand Design

This year I had the pleasure of designing a new site and brand for my talented sister Lydia. She specializes in watercolor prints and custom commissions with a distinctly vintage and colorful style. Lydia’s specific request was that it ‘not look like all the other watercolor artists’ and in a sea of blush pink, the […]

Design, Portfolio

The Illustrated Life Brand & Web Design

I can’t believe I’m sharing the FINAL post from our wedding–the actual WEDDING! (And the reception and exit.) I wish I could include pictures of every single family member and friend, especially those that were in the wedding, but for this post I’ve decided to just select a few highlights from the end of our […]

Personal, Wedding

Our Wedding | Ceremony & Reception

 I love our portraits so much and Linda’s work is so lovely that I wanted to share all of these. We had a first look at my church and then drove over to St. Mary’s College to capture the rest. For me, this was one of the happiest moments. I’m so glad we were able […]

Personal, Wedding

Our Wedding | First Look & Portraits

This post has been so much fun to put together. Pretty details bring me so much joy, and on our wedding day, there were many beautiful and thoughtful touches–thanks in no small part to my sisters. There is NO way I would have been able to do this without Rachel and Lydia. The creativity and […]

Personal, Wedding

Our Wedding | Details, Dresses and Pretty Things

Well, it’s been a while since I wrote one of these, thanks to a very fateful book last year that led to me getting married! Anyway, since we have settled in, I’ve had a bit of time to pick up reading again and have made my way through a couple of shorter yet still great […]


What I’ve Been Reading | January & February ’19

For the past few years, I have picked a ‘word of the year’. I enjoy doing this in lieu of making New Year’s Resolutions. Choosing a word is more inspirational for me than trying to reform all bad habits at once and stays with me as a helpful reminder throughout the year. It is a fairly […]


The Funny Thing About My Word For Last Year

Oh hey friends. It’s been an interesting summer—to say the least. As this summer progressed and Drew and I knew we were headed towards getting married, I intentionally decided to work very little this summer and savor the last of my Indiana days with my family. I’m so glad I made that choice, because meeting, […]


A boy, a book, and the craziest story of my life

Well friends, where exactly do I begin? I should probably start at the beginning, a very good place to start…as Julie Andrews would say. I always knew that books were an important part of my life, but I definitely underestimated the degree to which A BOOK could be a link in the ongoing story of […]


What I’ve Been Reading | April, May & June ’18

I was so excited when Bethany got in touch with me about branding for her project, Taste of Grace–a ministry/passion project of hers with the goal to share tips for hospitality and community through church events and an online brand. The brand is part Lilly Pulitzer, a bit Kate Spade, and definitely a lot of […]

Design, Portfolio

Taste Of Grace Branding

In my head, I have a vision for the kind of coffee shop that I love visiting. Storefronts that make me linger are one of my favorite things and this concept is supposed to feel like Restoration Hardware meets gathering place meets amazing coffee. Before I got started, I spent some time determining the client […]

Design, Portfolio

Aria Coffee Co. Branding

Hello Mornings Wow, I really loved this book. The subtitle is “How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine” and it does explain just that. I feel like sometimes we bash books if they don’t contain information that is completely new to us, but sometimes being reminded of the basic in a fresh way is […]

Books, Personal

What I’ve Been Reading | February & March ’18

Do you ever have a time when it just seems like you want to create something new, but your well of inspiration is running dry? The expectations of producing client deliverables, content creation (like writing blog posts), marketing (like posting on Instagram) and ongoing learning (courses, webinars, educational content) can sometimes leave very little space […]


What To Do When You Feel Uninspired

Well friends, I’m excited to introduce my first product, Instagram Story Highlight Templates for both Photoshop and Canva! This week it dawned on me that this would be a great thing to offer after a few past clients requested that I design these! I was so happy with how they turned out and am excited […]


Introducing Instagram Story Highlight Icons

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