Why, hello there!

I’ve always been the Do-It-Yourself type of person. I started off by teaching myself HTML back in 1999. From there, I started creating images for my websites with Paint Shop Pro…which inevitably turned into a love for graphic & web design. Since becoming a mommy in 2006, I taught myself quite a few things about baking & cake decorating, photography, and making things myself that I feel are just too expensive to buy. I have a love for making things look pretty, and a passion for helping others. That’s when I decided to start Pretty in Prints!

Raising two busy kids and an infant while surviving on a single income, I know first hand how hard and intimidating it is to throw an amazing party. The birth of Pinterest has created even more pressure for party hosts to create this perfect and picturesque party (which, according to Pinterest, must now include a truly unique party theme, customized invitations, a fully decorated candy buffet with a color coordinating backdrop, matching banners and other quirky hanging decorations, cute little party favors tied up in strings, a photo booth of some sort, and of course some pretty pictures of the entire event). Just thinking about all these things makes me exhausted!

My blog will be full of tips & tricks {for parties, design, banking and even photography}, ideas & inspiration, and my shop will be full of downloadable {and oh-so-affordable} party decor items that you can print at home. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact me directly, and I will be more than happy to create custom designs just for you.

Let me help you plan your perfect party. I can help design your party from start to finish, from picking a party theme to choosing a color scheme, from invitations to coordinating paper products, I can even help you find the most budget-friendly ways to make an ordinary party – extraordinary.