Haute Heraldry

Crest_CR-2_HautePapierCouture crests and heraldry has been the rage on instagram and typically seen for new babies, new marriages or for use in personal stationery. It is very, very pretty, but can also be expensive.

Cue the top notch team at Haute Papier…where they have created a stable of ready-to-go crests that can be printed on any of their Executive Notepads. You have to use their color ways, but can customize with your name and initials for far less than having one created just for you.

Talk about a great gift!


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Prince George may be the newest “royal” heading off to school, but you’ll feel just as regal with your own crest when you’re jotting down your to-do list! Cue the trumpets!


A Monogram for All Seasons

If you follow me on instagram (@prettypink2lips) you may have already seen the spectacular set of monograms that talented artist and my gracious friend, Patricia van Essche created for me. One for each season! Years ago, Patricia had created a beautiful “tulip” monogram for me, which I’ve loved and used in a number of ways. And, over the years, I’ve watched her create unique and stunning monograms for others.

Recently, I saw a Fall monogram she created for a client and remarked how fun it would be to have one for every season, as I already had one for Spring. The next thing I knew…..this set of Seasonal Monograms arrived in the mail.img_0345 img_0339 img_0342 img_0314I can not wait to use these as gift tags, note cards, stickers, etc…!

To have Patricia (aka PVE Design) create a special monogram for you or as a gift for someone (think ahead to holiday!), you can reach her on her website or in her etsy shop.


Falling for Fall

IMG_7461We’ll be “falling back” this weekend, much to my chagrin. I like daylight. I don’t mind nighttime, but it doesn’t need to arrive at 5pm! Or earlier, as it will this winter. The Northeast usually produces a gorgeous Fall season, but it’s over too quickly, as the leaves that are so vibrant are too soon on the ground.

As we “fall back”, I’m looking back over one of my favorite months of the year.IMG_7459 IMG_7469IMG_7449 IMG_7522 IMG_7524IMG_7569 IMG_7572 IMG_7577 IMG_7589Cheers to a happy Halloween, sneaking your favorite candy and cozying up by a fire. Good-bye October….it was a really good month!

What was your highlight for October?