Office / Art Studio Makeover

It's been awhile since I have shown any new updates to our home. I've slowly been putting together a more inspiring and playful studio space. When we moved in last December this room was green, dark and stale. I wanted to create a space that was playful, energetic and bright. Here are some before and afters! :-)



As you can see it's been quite the change! This is by far my favorite spot in our house. Whenever I need a little time to myself I usually crank the music and get to painting!

I have a lot of office/art supplies so I'm in the process of going through everything by getting rid of things I don't really need or putting supplies in storage bins. One thing I can't stand are those chords behind my desk. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to hide those?!

So this is it! I still have a lot of clutter I need to pick up, throw out, organize, etc.. but it's coming together! I used to freak out when things weren't perfect but that is no way to live. And besides, this is my art studio, it get's messy on a daily basis! Progress > Perfection. Yes? :-)

Preview // Engagement Session in Costa Rica

Guys I don't know where to start. I am head over heels in love with these preview photos from our engagement session in Costa Rica. My good friend Dawn (practically sisters!) is a wedding photographer and when we told her we were engaged she jumped at the opportunity to take photos of us. I of course said YES!

If your in the Buffalo area and are in need of a wedding photographer, definitely checkout  Dawn's work. Her photos speak for themselves, they are simply gorgeous!

2015 Calendar // FREE download!

I can't believe 2015 is upon us! Where did the year go?! 2014 was quite the roller coaster, so much good and not so good happened. Through it all I've learned a lot and have grown personally and professionally. I'm excited to see what will happen in 2015!

Last year my February 2014 calendar & planner were such a hit that I decided to do it again and offer a full monthly calendar! I didn't stop there though, I also created some desktop downloads to go along with them! Whatever your preference, a printable or a downloadable desktop calendar is at your finger tips! :-)

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I hope you all enjoy these calendars and if you use any of these, be sure to snap a pic and tag @hellomondaydesign on instagram!

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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! :)

Guanacaste Costa Rica 2014

Better late than never, I am finally posting some photos from our trip to Costa Rica! This was one of my favorite vacations to date and I am for sure planning on going back someday. There is so much to see and do that one week is just not enough time! If you ever get the chance to go, go! You won't regret it.

Travel is the only thing ...

Last week my fiancĂ© and I traveled to beautiful Guanacaste, Costa Rica with our good friends Dawn & Dave. This trip was one of my favorites because the scenery was absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous, not to mention we saw sea turtles, had our engagement photos taken, zip lined and we witnessed our friends getting engaged! It was such an exciting and relaxing week. I wish we were still there. This was one vacation I was sad to leave behind.  If you have never been, I highly recommend going. You won't regret it! 

Next week I will share some photos from our trip, there are so many good ones that I need to narrow them down to just a couple! :-) In the meantime hop on over to Instagram, I posted a few snapshots from our trip!