MEET STEVE!

 

We had a baby and his name is Steve!

Danny and I have always wanted a dog but it wasn't until a few years ago that we decided we wanted a Pomeranian. Story goes that we were at party a few years ago and we met the most friendly Pomeranian named Kevin, and then a few months later, another one named Samson. We were sold. But time flew, we moved a few times, and started watching our neighbor's dog, Marcel a lot. Later, we got engaged, had a puppy fund on our wedding registry, and then decided to pull the trigger shortly after we got married.

We searched for a long time to find our perfect match, but as luck had it, we finally found him. We contacted the seller and found out that she was not a breeder, but her two dogs had puppies. Exactly what we wanted.
On a Sunday afternoon, Danny and I headed to Temecula, CA to meet a few little fur balls.  It wasn't hard to figure out which pup was the one for us. Unfortunately, he was only six weeks old, so we were told we would have to wait two weeks before we could take him home.

Longest two weeks of our lives.

But, now he's here. We named him Steve. And he couldn't be more of perfect little Pom for us. He is a baby and he brings challenges but we are learning more patience, working together, and giving this little dude more love than he could've ever imagined.

Oh, and he has an Instagram @stevethepomeranian. You should follow him. Really. He's going places.

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OUR WEDDING: DIY PAPERGOODS

 
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With Danny being a fine art screenprinter, it was only natural that he printed our wedding invites. Danny is also a very talented graphic designer - double win. We first thought that we would only be screen printing the invites, but then it turned into menus, place cards, seating charts, and more. Designing (I got to play art director) and printing everything for our wedding was really fun and rewarding, but a lot of work. And we did it... twice.

Since we decided to have a small, intimate wedding in Big Sur and then a larger party in Los Angeles, we had two different visions for our designs. I was so excited to see what we would come up with and to be his right-hand-lady in the process!

For the Big Sur invite, we went for a forest-y, landscape theme to get our guests excited for the adventure ahead. For the party, we re-mixed/re-purposed an existing design from the 1960s. This design was originally used on the cover of a piano song book of the Kink's "Dandy", which we also had Danny's grandma perform at our wedding with her own lyrics written just for us.

The photos here show this invite in particular being printed. I was lucky enough that Danny could print them on a day that I wasn't in the office, so I was able to photograph him work.

I guess you could say green was our wedding color. I had originally wanted a shimmery copper, but we decided that green would be more versatile and less exhausting throughout the series of pieces. Danny mixes all of his inks from scratch to ensure the perfect color, which is a very tedious process. This was probably the longest part of the day besides waiting for them to dry.

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It was so cool to see our creation come to life on paper and see my then future-husband in his zone working on a personal project! We really felt like this special, DIY touch really set the tone for our entire wedding. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful.

Danny is LA's best screen printer. I know that sounds biased because I am now married to him, but he really is. His superior organization, clean workflow, and ultra-tight registration make him stand out from the rest. Thank you, Danny. I love you.

Photography by Even Keel Imagery & myself.

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COMING IN HOT: CRAIGSLIST FINDS 7.21.17

Happy Friday!  I got really good feedback on this new section and some requests for dressers and credenzas so I scouted for a few. Hope you enjoy this week's edition of Coming in Hot: Craigslist Finds!

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