Get Crafty! How to Make a Miniature Piñata

How to Make a Miniature Piñata | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I've been extra craft this week now that I'm back at my friend's house in San Diego, where everything I brought from Virginia is housed. I've been able to reach into my crafty box of tricks and take over her dining room with craft projects. What does that mean for you? I've got a fresh new tutorial for you! Meet, this wee zebra. Or is he still a donkey? No wait, he's a … [Read More...]

Introducing… Instant Downloads on Etsy!

Find Joy in Your Journey - Handwritten Calligraphy Print on Etsy | Hey Love Designs

Hi friends! I've been working hard to provide more digital designs in my Etsy shop. While I continue to live out of boxes, it's tough to manage packages while I bounce from place to place. The benefit that YOU get is that you can your orders faster! Now I have FOUR instant downloads which allow you to immediately get a file to print yourself and they're only five bucks each. This could help you … [Read More...]

Happy New Year!

Cheers to Your Best Year Yet! | Hey Love Designs

Hi friends! No matter what your 2014 looked like, let's all make a deal to make this year our best one yet. I feel cliche making resolutions, but it is fun to think about what goals you want to make, whether it's for the year, the next few months, or even today. Here are some things I'd like to accomplish in the near or far future: Be a vendor at a craft show/market Focus more on hand … [Read More...]

Cheers to the New Year!

Christmas Day Hike at Torrey Pines | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I just wanted to pop in and say that I'm so excited for what 2015 will bring. I'm still trying to settle into California and get familiar with the area. I quickly adapted to the low key lifestyle and love the abundance to local and organic foods. And I certainly don't miss the cold. :) How did you spend your holidays? This was my first Christmas away from my family so I … [Read More...]

#10daysofparty Calligraphy Challenge on Instagram

10 Days of Party Calligraphy Challenge on Instagram | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I'm still settling into San Diego while doing a LOT of sight seeing. I did my first grown up trip to Disneyland and it was so much better than when I went around 13-14 years old! I definitely was able to appreciate everything about it and was there for ME. When I was younger my whole M.O. was "oh, I'm just hear for my little brothers. We're here for THEM. I'm cool." Haha! I was such … [Read More...]

Road Tripping from Virginia to California


Hi Friends! I have arrived in San Diego in one piece! I'm working on a post on how to move across the country in your car, but for now, enjoy some of my favorite pics from the road. We left Northern Virginia early Tuesday morning with my car all packed up. Mom encouraged me to take a selfie. How does she know what that word means? I'm in the back seat with the seat next to me folded … [Read More...]

Guest Post: Table Setting Ideas for the Holidays

Designed for Life Guest Post for Hey Love Designs

Hi, friends! I'm currently driving across the country and sharing my adventures via Instagram. In the meantime, please enjoy this guest post from Myrline Delva from Designed for Life who hails all the way from Australia! I absolutely love these ideas she has for holiday table decor and hope you feel inspired to brighten up your table for the holidays. * * * Hello, Hey Love Designs readers! I’m … [Read More...]

November Snapshots

Nico is sad to be moving out | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! Posting will be a lot lighter than normal over the next few weeks. I'm driving to California next week! I'll pop in with a post when I can, but I'll resume regular posting once I'm settled in San Diego. For now, enjoy some snapshots from this past month. :) Riley was my last DogVacay guest for a long time. I've loved being able to host so many dogs in my home and give Nico … [Read More...]

Free Floral Watercolor Thanksgiving Food or Place Cards Printable

Hey Love Designs Thanksgiving Food or Place Cards

Hi Friends! I know I run the risk of no one seeing this before Thanksgiving since it's Wednesday afternoon, but in case you're a last minute person like I am (and strangely, also a planner), it's not too late to spruce up your Thanksgiving table or buffet! I designed these to match the Thanksgiving sign I posted about last week and to help highlight what foods we'll have at our Thanksgiving … [Read More...]

Friday Favorites Link Up #8

Hey Love Designs Friday Favorites Link Up

Hi Friends! Today is my last day at my temp job and it's bittersweet. I've had the pleasure of serving on the community relations team for a huge company and I worked with such an awesome group of people. But now I'm ready for the next stage in my life! I also have a fun social weekend which is much needed after working so hard the last two weekends moving out of, cleaning, and painting my … [Read More...]