Thursday, February 9, 2012

valentine piggy

If I didn't already have a sweet valentine, I think I'd pick up this gentle pig. How cute is he??

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

in love.

Ashley Champagne has done it again. Mickey and I had the most magical time in the woods with one of the greatest photographers I've worked with.

I tried to keep these a secret till we figured out our Save the Date or even DATE! But I couldn't resist. Ash, you are magic. Thank you so much!!

I love this man.

And of course horses.

FUN FACT: my last name means 'horse' in Chinese and Mike's last name means 'place of horses'... does anyone else think that's fate? Fate.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Animal Lovin'

I've recently become an animal lover. I liked animals before... but now I love them! So much, that I'd like to have them peak through my tea as I drink.

These are the best tea cups EVER!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

paper love. word.

I love me some wrapping paper. I also love word searches. THIS is brilliant. Absolutely. Brilliant.

designer phone

I would like the yellow one.

That's all.

Let's Eat with Hee Haw

Words to live by.

I doodled this poster for the Hee Haw Collective which is a pretty cool team of design'ettes doing some pretty cool things. The turnout for the poster collection is rad. Please check it out. And if you do so happen to be walking around, keep your eyes peeled. These masterpieces will be hung around town.

Thanks Hee Haw. Thanks for being cool and getting the community INvolved!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oh Canada! Oh! Oh! Oh Canada!

How awesome is Ford Buckminster Beaver? by my favorite Le Canot Rouge, Canadian of course. 10% of their gross sales goes to animal welfare causes. YES!

Celebrate with THIS, get your butt outside, join the party, high five your neighbors, and let's celebrate!

Happiest Canada Day friends! So happy to be Canadian!

Summer of Decks: Deck #2

Mr. Muscle had to lift all these pieces up to our balcony on his own (and that's a small piece)! We clearly need more guy friends...
But the before and after is just lovely!! So girls, grab your swimmers and let's get our tan on! Thanks Mikey for doing such a wonderful job! xo.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Herriott Grace

I'm not sure if it's the photos of Herriott Grace that I'm so in love with, or the layout of the website, or the actual product, or the fact that it's a father daughter venue?

All products made from 100% salvaged wood. I love them even more!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

55 years

My beautiful grandparents celebrated their 55th anniversary last week. 55 YEARS! Is anyone else just opened mouthed at that?!

I've never really thought about it until last week as I made a wee card for them. 55 years... them be some long years! Good, bad, ugly, pretty, sensational, I could go on. In 55 years, I'm sure any couple would go through every emotion known to man (and possibly animal). Determination. Willpower. Strength. Love.

It takes a lot of love to wake up to the same person every day for 55 years. I'm so proud of my grandparents!

I'm thankful that our family comes from strong couplings. My grandparents and parents are very good role models in today's society. I toast them all. Congratulations Granny and Grampy, here's to another 55!!

Good find.

House sitting find! Don't worry, it was in my mothers house and I asked before I yanked it! A perfect gold bow on a gold band just stared at me through it's clear tupperware drawer as I searched for bubble bath. Bubbles aside... CHECK OUT THIS HEAD BAND!

I'm in love.

I'm so chipper that mama Ma let me give it a very good home. Love you mom.


YAY! All the glitches should be out! paperhearts studio is now up and running and ready for your look-sees!

Sophia and I had talked about this for awhile. After a very good experience working together for the big fat greek wedding (which is the weekend omg), we decided to get the nib writing!

Calligraphy is fastly becoming my new favorite thing to do. Creating the logo for this bad girl was tricky being that Sophia and I have different styles. A straight pin prick of a 'type' was hand drawn and comes off very neutral. I think it's simple enough, and the photos portray what our capabilities are. Lovely. I'm pretty excited about this whole project.

Coming up this weekend is the wedding we've been prepping for (the wedding that started this all really) and a bridal shower which I've been doodling cutey pie food and favor tags for. Photos coming early next week!

In the meantime, check out heartletters by paperhearts, it's our new blog which features what we do, what we've been up to and my new favorite by Sophia, Wedding Wednesdays!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer of Decks: Deck #1

1. The deck at the condo was completely rotting from my lack of care... handy boyfriend = new deck! I will say, I did do a lot !! to help him :) Screwing and painting and getting the cold drinks!
I'll post pics once these rainy days find themselves elsewhere.

2. Painting my parents deck was something that I now regret. (see image) LOOK at the size of this thing?! You can't even see the whole thing in this picture, and not to mention, there is another mini deck on the side of the house. What were we thinking? We thought, house-sitting, cable, VOD, cupboards full of food... ya, I miss the condo.

3. We did offer to paint my grandparents deck too. Hopefully the rain stops in the near future so we can finish #2, then get on to #3. Luckily #3 is a lot smaller... but wait... I just remembered they have a mini side deck too. Is this a trend? When I get a house, I'm making sure my deck is tiny or made out of something that doesn't require painting ;)

Come back sunshine! We've got work to do!!

new project!

So, my girl Sophia and I started a newbie. Paperhearts Studio is our new collaboration of simple designed invites and customized calligraphy.

Why not do something we absolutely love?!

Hope you like!

fb, twitter


enough said: scarves.

also, great new design! designlovefest

Friday, June 3, 2011

NZ goodies

YUM! Check out these tasties from NZ that Mickle brought back. A variety of my Kiwi loves: pineapple lumps, chocolate fish, whittakers chocolate bars, blue earth rose hip oil and face lotions, note pads, my favorite tampons :) , a cutie pie photo album, wristlets made by Hera and a CD from Hera.

Not to mention two beautiful books with messages from the beauties of Christchurch and Wellington. It really makes me want to go back. Like now.

The best gift of all was perhaps the man himself. Just as I remember him, maybe even better. He's on his way to fitting right in! Especially with this moose pillow that I SO wish we could ship to our mate Keeley.

xo Mickle pie.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

big day.

2 months. 12 days.


I will be wrapped up in my mans arms in 26 hours. It's not coming fast enough. And yes, I know people have waited longer to see their loved ones, but I'm just not that patient. Any longer and I would have sold all of my belongings and booked a ticket to New Zealand. Thankfully, it hasn't come to that... I do love my stuff.
There are lots of screenshots of Mike not paying attention to me ;)
I love the blown out sunshine in this! That's my Mickle, hard at work, trying to show me the deck he built, but the sun took over and I could barely see him.
Farewell Skype. You have been really good to us! Welcome home Mikey!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I seriously can't get enough of this, so I just have to share it.

I want to look at it all the time.

Is it the gold? The mint? The fact that it's an antler with both gold and mint? I don't know. But I want it. And I want someone to buy it for me (because I'm broke and jobless). Please. It's just a teeny tiny antler. I would give it the best spot in my home, somewhere where I could admire it hours on end. I love you little antler. I do.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

dear mothers.

To every mother, you are so special. Let this weekend show how much we all love you. You have held our hands through life, laughed with us, cried beside us and watched us grow. We love you mothers, and certainly wouldn't be who we are today without you by our sides. Stay strong. Stay cheerful. One thousand kisses.
To my mother. You're the most talented lady I know. Thanks for showing me the ropes, being hilariously witty, exuding beauty and showing me how to sparkle. You are an inspiration.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I think I want this so bad it hurts. How adorable would it be to write a wee love note and leave this by the coffee pot for your mate? Or send it to a pen pal overseas? I need one.
Images from Bailey Doesn't Bark.


Ummm, pretty! I'm so into these Yves Saint Laurent arty gold plated rings. There are too many colours to choose from, but I suppose if I HAD to choose, the toffee or the pink glass would be my top picks. Swoon!
Images from HonestlyWTF.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

cute boys with cats

Yes, I'm still in the loving animals stage, sans actually owning an animal. A friend posted this link and I just about died ooing and awing at pages and pages of Cute Boys with Cats. Seriously, I have a problem, when I can 'waste' x amount of time on looking at random pictures of... cute boys with cats.

How sweet is this wee kitten? How cute is this boy rescuing her?
Yep. Cute.
I should just get a cat already...

Friday, April 22, 2011

earth day

Let us remember that our earth mother is delicate.

Let us remember to treat her well and she will aid us in the daily nutrients that we need. Thank you mother earth. You are a beauty and I hate to see you broken. Sending you a thousand times more love today, happy day to you. Happy earth day.

happy easter

For Easter this year, my beautifully ethereal mother made the best cards! Opting to do something more personal, rather than hopping rabbits and eggs, she's created a wonderland for me and a gypsy romance card for Jasmine. Now these aren't so much as cards... they are more like mini three dimensional booklets showcasing a cutie pie story.

They are beautifully layered and intricately crafted.

One thousand thank yous Mother, for parting with these little creatures for us. We love them!

Happy Easter mates!