Freebie Friday // Fall in Love

I hate to admit this, but I think Fall is finally here. I wasn't ready to give up summer just yet, but with the leaves changing and waking up to cold crisp mornings, I've given in and accepted that it is indeed Fall.

Last Wednesday I launched my online shop and I am over joyed with the wonderful response to it. Thank you everyone for the kind words, you all had  me smiling from ear to ear!

AND... Since I'm in the lovey dovey mood (if you don't know why check out my last post) I thought I would share another desktop freebie with you all.  This download is actually derived from one of the Fall Bouquet prints that I launched in my new shop. I hope you enjoy! :-)

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! :-) 

THE FINE PRINT: For personal use only. The usual terms apply - these freebies 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! :)

I said YES!

Last Friday Evan and I took off for a mini vacation up in the Adirondacks to celebrate our 6 year anniversary. This was by the far the best trip we ever took together because he got down on one knee (on top of Bald Mountain) and asked me to marry him! It was romantic and perfect in every way. Here are a couple more photos from our trip, this is definitely one vacation I will never ever forget. :-)

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


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!