Thursday, October 28, 2010

BOO at the ZOO

I love living so close to St. Louis.
It means there are countless things to do on any given night.

Tonight Hubs and I took my favorite kiddos to BOO at the ZOO. Oh my, how much fun!! We laughed at all the decorations, looked at children's zoo animals, listened to stories around the fire, walked cobweb alley, and made irreplaceable memories.

Enjoy the photos!!



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Anthropologie Addict

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Anthropologie.
Seriously, I AM AN ADDICT.

If I wanted to give up the habit perhaps I would go to SA {Shoppers Anonymous}, but truthfully, I don't want to give it up ... I simply LOVE browsing their website WAY TO MUCH!!!!

Here is my inspiration for the day! :)


I think I will go back to shopping now.


Devin Noel Photography

My Hubs and I are so blessed for so many reasons!

On September 20 we celebrated two years of marriage, and decided we needed to commemorate the occasion with artistic and fun photos of us, and our baby {yorkie puppy Harley}.

We were recommended by out friends to check out Devin Noel Photography, and it was better then I could of even envisioned. The photos turned out amazing, and she was professional and wonderful. If you are in the St. Louis area, I HIGHLY recommend her!

This is just a small sampling of all the pictures, BUT, which photo is your favorite??


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Paper and Pub

Well, since I started my business I ordered from an online paper supplier {they shall remain nameless} and I was overall pleased with their service. The hard part was when I would run out of something by mistake and then have to wait a week to get it restocked. It would get so annoying.

I had a big show last month, and printed until my little hearts content and had a huge inventory on hand. BUT when I started packaging everything I realized I didn't have enough envelopes. My first thought was pure frustration, but then how can I fix this?!? I pulled out the phone book, and began frantically calling anyone and everyone who might have the correct size envelopes in stock. Of course, I got to the very last listing, and no luck. The lady on the other end of the phone was so sweet though, she said why don't you try PAPER AND MORE in Sunset Hills.

I called, they hard it and CHEAPER!

So, I no longer use the online store at all! I now use this little quaint paper store that has everything under the sun IN STOCK! WHOO

The other night we went out there to stock up on paper, and then decided to eat dinner at a restaurant across the street. It was called Growlers Pub, and IT ROCKED!!! Seriously, a really awesome place with a MASSIVE outdoor seating area. GO GO GO!

Here are a few photos. :)
{sorry they aren't so good ... I just had my phone on me}

Both places ROCK!
Go check them out!


Friday, October 22, 2010


I am gearing up for a few awesome new ideas I am working on. A few I can't even share yet because they are so new! (I KNOW, HOW COOL IS THAT)

Anyways, I am excited to announce that this year, CSD will introduce its first line of calendars! YIPPEE!!! And, the very first set is going to be of my EXCLUSIVE FACES COLLECTION!!!! :) I'm hoping they will be ready end of this month ... a simply divine Holiday gift if I do say so myself!!!

Facebook Fans will get to see the first photos and will be offered a discount (a perk for liking me!!!) ... so perhaps if you aren't already a fan you should become one!!!





Now I need your help!

What should this fun couple be doing for the month of June
A) on a picnic
B) enjoying camping
C) on a bike ride



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

2 posts in 1 day!

I have so much to catch up on! So, I just couldn't help posting for a second time today. 
This is a CSD first. :)

I suppose if I were a better blogger there wouldn't be a reason for it, but I like firsts!!!! (LOL)


We all know Christmas is fast approaching. 
So, I have been dilligently working on a new collection! Here is just a taste of the new
DIY PRINT YOURSELF Christmas Cards available in my Store!

I think the gray one is my favorite!
Which one is yours?


Mascoutah Fall Festival

I love Mascoutah!!!

It is such a quaint little town with old school charm. I just can't get enough of it!
SOOO when I was asked to be a vendor in the Fall Festival I jumped at the oppotunity! It was such a fun day complete with GORGEOUS weather!!


For being a small town of 3,000 there sure was a lot of people who showed up!

Can't wait for next year!!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Things & Stuff & Things

Life has been soooo busy! My business is booming, and I am ever so thankful for wonderful support from wonderful people!!!

I am going to be updating a lot in the next couple days with a little bit of everything, but for now ... a little insight into new things happening at CSD!


Christina Studio Designs cards & invitations can now be purchased at Kindred Spiritz Unique Boutique in Mascoutah, IL!!! HOW COOL IS THAT!?!?!?! You should check out their facebook page  and enjoy some shopping. Cutest store. Ever. ;)

Here are a few photos with my items and me in the store. :)


So stinking excited!!!


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