The Zest

Today, I am excited to start a new feature here on My Designed Life. I’ve always wanted to feature those small glimpses and details of someones special day or life changing moment. To me that is the zest of life. Those special moments sprinkled throughout our sometimes monotonous lives. So, I’d like to add a little zest and inspiration to your day by sharing with you weddings, baby showers, new-born babies, the newly engaged and more. Any event that gives life that little extra zest.

So, let’s get started:

The Zest

A June Connecticut Wedding:  Jackie & Mike

This classic wedding took place at the Aqua Turf Club, in Plantsville, Connecticut. Catching the special little details of that big day was photographer Tracy Kavanaugh of Lily Pad Prints. Small details are one thing that get me excited about special events like this. Hope you enjoy and I hope to share more moments that add zest to life soon…

Tracy Kavanaugh - Lily Pad Prints

Photos courtesy of Tracy Kavanaugh – Lily Pad Prints

Tracy Kavanaugh - Lily Pad Prints

Tracy Kavanaugh - Lily Pad Prints

Tracy Kavanaugh - Lily Pad Prints

Tracy Kavanaugh - Lily Pad Prints

Tracy Kavanaugh - Lily Pad Prints

Fun Finds – Wedding Cake Toppers

Fun Finds

Better off Wed Cake Topper

I came across these charming cake toppers by Better Off Wed and wanted to share them with you. I adore the homemade feel they can add to a wedding. I love that it is not your typical cake topper. The use of typography is probably one reason I love these so. I am always drawn to art that includes elements of typography in it. I guess it makes sense that I became a graphic designer! What do you think of these cake toppers? A nice new spin on the traditional cake topper or not so much?

Till next time…

Better Off Wed Cake Topper - Sweet Love

Better Off Wed Cake Topper - Love Birds

Dad’s Day Dilemma: What To Get Dad?

My Designed Life Father's Day Gift Ideas

Having trouble finding a gift for Dad? See if any of these strike up some ideas.

Every year I have the same dilemma, what to get my Dad for Father’s Day. I usually end up getting him a gift card (which he loves) but it seems so bland. So, as I often do, I decided to surf the web and see if I could gather up some more interesting ideas. I did find a few. Above you’ll find one of my snazzy mood boards to hopefully give you some gift ideas. Some of my favorites are the very hip, and manly, messenger diaper bag for those new Dads out there. And a super cool USB typewriter for the tech Dad that appreciates vintage. I thought this was a fun bunch of gifts. What do you think?

Till next time…

From left to right: USB Typewriter by Uncommon Goods; Turntable Print Messenger Diaper Bag by Two Tree Designs; New Dad & Baby Boy Tie Shirts by Chic Couture Boutique; Real Men Change Diapers New Dad T-shirt by Signature Shirts; Mule Mug from Red Envelope; Personalized Key Chain for Dad by Jewelry by RM Smith; Personalized Mens Toiletry Bag by Aren Lace