Coffee, Fishing & Shark Teeth


Days 2-3 of our trip to Lido Key are a little bit of a blurr. All I remember is that we fished ALOT and relaxed pretty hard. It takes a couple days to really unwind, and those first couple of days we tried to slow things down, and not put too much pressure into planning our days. Vacation is supposed to relieve stress right?! Here are a couple snapshots from those days...

 starbucks and fishing
 fishing in lido key
 sunrise in lido key
 hermit crab in lido key
 hello monday kristen fishing in lido key with starbucks in hand

Later at Venice Beach ... Looking for shark teeth & visiting Sharky's!

 photo venice-beach_zpsbuxtevn9.jpg
 photo venice-beach-2_zpsflxhzbyz.jpg
 photo shark-tooth_zps7huuj72y.jpg
 photo sharkys_zpssnhvn5ua.jpg
 photo lifeguard-stand_zps67wabycy.jpg

As I look back, I yearn to go back sooner than later. We love this little piece of Florida, and we actually hope to move there someday. Nothing makes us happier than putting our toes into the sand, watching the sunrise and playing in the ocean all day! Big kids at heart. Always.

FREE Mother's Day Card Printables


With Mother's Day fast approaching, I thought it was the perfect time to offer up another freebie! These simplistic floral cards are perfect for letting your Mom know how much you truly care! :-) Below you'll find 3 different color options, enjoy!

 photo hello-monday-mothers-day-watercolor-card-printable
 photo hello-monday-mothers-day-watercolor-card-printable
 photo hello-monday-mothers-day-watercolor-card-printable3_zps8eapd7wp.jpg

 photo hello-monday-mothers-day-watercolor-card-printable5_zps3ilyqqeb.jpg

DOWNLOAD // Pink + Orange // Pink + Purple // Purple + Blue

If you use any of these cards, be sure to tag @hellomondaydesign on Instagram and hashtag #hellomondayfreebies or #hellomondaydesign so I can see!

• • •

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! :)

Sun, Sand & Surf


A week and half ago I was in sunny Lido Key Florida with my fiancé's family for a little vacation getaway. I'm already missing the sun, sand & surf, so I thought I would go back and share a couple photos from our trip starting with Day 1, our little morning stroll on the beach. :-)

hello monday pineapple hello tank top

 hello monday pineapple tank and charm bracelet

hello monday pineapple tank and boat shoes

hello monday boat shoes

hello monday travels to lido key sarasota

hello monday travels to lido key florida



What I wore:

Hat: (old, similar), Tank: Hello Monday, Shorts: (old, similar), Bracelets: H&M, Charm Bracelet: Hello Monday, Shoes: (old, similar)

NEW in the shop + FREE shipping!


It's been a bit quiet over on the blog lately because of wedding planning and spending the rest of my spare time relaxing and painting! I've been longing for summer, warmth and sunshine, so my newest pieces are a true reflection of that. Go ahead, take a peak and for a limited time there is FREE worldwide shipping on most items! Use the link below to activate the FREE shipping promotion. :-)

 New items in the Hello Monday shop and free shipping!




Happy Easter!


 Happy Easter by Hello Monday Design


Wishing you all a very Happy Easter today! 

<3