I'm a sucker for a good old fashioned snail mail delivery, and Christmas cards were the perfect excuse to make the envelopes extra pretty. (Although doubtful that more than a handful of mine made it to their recipients before the big day... oops.) 


NIB: Brause Blue Pumpkin

INK: Windsor & Newton White


It was time to gather the crew to celebrate the holidays, and given new corporate limits on holiday dinners (wahhh), we settled on a local Mexican spot. Economical and delicious.

I took over with table decor - buying Amazon out of paper flowers and pinatas and adorable tiny maracas to accompany custom place cards. 

Table decor + several margaritas = team holiday party success. 


I try, but I never win anything. So given the spirit of the season and all that, I figured maybe if I did my own giveaway I would feel sort of like a winner. So here it is (and I promise not to choose myself):


(1) Tombow 96 Dual Brush Set


1. Follow @motproblems on Instagram

2. Tag three friends who'd be into winning 

Contest ends at 11:59PM EST on December 24, 2016. Winner will be notified via DM and announced within a comment to the original giveaway post. Entrants must be 18 or older to participate and must have a US mailing address. Contest is not associated with, sponsored, or endorsed by Instagram.




I love fall, but it makes me feel as if I am the only person in the world that's not a fan of pumpkin everything. I don't bake it in my pies and I certainly don't drink it in my coffee, but I am not opposed to putting them to use within a tablescape.

When a friend asked for help with an autumn themed baby shower, simple tags from Michael's personalized with white ink and tied to mini pumpkins made the perfect addition to her table. 


I have to admit I have champagne taste and a beer budget, so in honor of this year's birthday I decided to juxtapose all my high class and low class favs with a rooftop pizza party at my new Brooklyn address. We paired several local pizzerias with dressed up McDonald's french fries and washed it all down with end of summer rose. A custom illustrated menu and place cards topped off the tablescape of grocery store bought flowers.

The best part of all was the gathering of all my favorite people with a conveniently particularly epic skyline sunset.