6 Year Anniversary

Today Evan and I have been dating for 6 years. Where does time go? 6 years ago we were both in college trying to figure out life. We kind of knew who we were and where we wanted to go, but the thought of growing up (and old) scared the heck out of us. The only thing we were certain about was that we loved each other.

Here we are 6 years later, both working full time, chasing dreams, settling down in a new home and still happy crazy in love. I never ever thought I would find a love like this, it's something I always dreamed about. We have our fair share of disagreements and everyday isn't happy and cheerful, but I am so lucky and blessed to share life with this guy. Through every high and low, we're there for each other.

This weekend we are up in the Adirondacks celebrating. There is no other place I'd rather be than with him. :-)

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The image above can be found in my online shop!

The shop is now OPEN!

Today is such an exciting day and I am so happy to share with you all the launch of my online shop! I've wanted to sell my artwork for as long as I could remember, and lately I've had the push to do so with the help of some loved ones. All my work is inspired by nature, traveling and taking risks. This past year has taught me that life is so precious and every day is a gift. We need to live in the moment, appreciate the day and find an adventure! :-)

So hop on over and take a look, I'd love to know what you think. If you have any requests as to what you would like to see in the shop send me an email at info@hellomondaydesign.com.


Recent Work: Kari Achatz Photography

It's been awhile since I have posted some design work but alas I have something to share! Kari won the blog design giveaway that I hosted last year for the new Hello Monday website launch. She has been so patient and great to work with as we worked closely together to develop her new brand that is fun, casual & professional. Kari and I went to high school together and she's still the same sweet person she was 10 years ago! Her heart of gold is one major element that I wanted to shine through with this new design. Kari is a full time mommy, wife, art teacher and a growing photographer. As a photographer her focus lies within capturing precious moments of children, families and couples. If you're located in the Buffalo area, I highly suggest checking out Kari's work!

Freebie Friday // Don't Stop Dreaming.

Hey guys! I've been doing a lot of painting & sketching lately {insert happy dance} and I thought it would be nice to share with you all one of my recent pieces. I hope you all enjoy these free desktop wallpapers and I hope they inspire you to keep dreaming and to keep going after your dreams. <3

If you use any of the wallpapers, be sure to snap a pic and share with me on instagram!
Hashtag #hellomondayfreebies so I can see! :-) 

Watercolor Floral with Quote
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Watercolor Floral without Quote
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Mobile Devices 
Tablet // iPhone4 // iPhone5 // GalaxyS5

THE FINE PRINT: For personal use only. The usual terms apply - these printables are just for you. Please do not distribute or sell as your own. If you are kind enough to blog about this freebie or pin any images, please link back to this post. Thank you! :)

Life Lately // My Happy Place

Last month Evan and I took our annual trip up to the Adirondacks. As usual we kept ourselves busy by kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, hiking and of course EATING! Every year I look forward to coming back to "My Happy Place" because it's the only place that I can truly unwind and relax.  Here are a couple snapshots from our trip.

I already miss this place so much. The mountains, the coffee, the doughnuts, the long hikes and talks with Evan. We're planning another trip in September for our 6 years of dating. Words cannot describe how excited I am see the beautiful fall foliage and of course to eat a doughnut or two. I swear they have the best doughnuts ever up there! :-)

Where is your happy place? I'd love to know!