I’ve been addicted to Instagram (a social photo sharing iphone app) for a while now and it has become a little hobby of mine that I love to do on my free time. I’ve recently been inspired by some friends & designers to shoot more often & share them with everyone! Below are a few of my recent favorites. If you would like to follow along my username is kathy_maxandmaydesign. Please comment and let me know what you think, I’d love to hear from you! Warning: you will notice I take A LOT of photos of my little dog Sadie. She’s just so darn cute!

April showers bring May flowers

…but paper flowers come year round! I found these creative wedding ideas on the Martha Stewart Wedding website. Enjoy!

Homemade v-day cards

Here’s a cute idea I came across on for homemade Valentine’s Day cards. Enjoy!

Ranch wedding invitations & programs

Satoko & Alex’s wedding invitations and programs are incredibly unique and beautifully designed! The invitations were silkscreened on cloth & the envelopes were made out of chipboard (perfect materials for a ranch wedding in Napa, California). Each guest was given a bag that hung from a clothesline that included a program for the wedding ceremony, as well as some of the caterer’s recipes. I love how special and incredibly spot on their design was to their wedding location. To see more visit Martha Stewart Weddings.

Personalized note cards & gift labels

I found these adorable personalized note cards on I love how you can make them your own by choosing from various silhouettes & colors. What a great gift for someone this holiday season!

Hair pins

I came across these hairpins on and absolutely adore them! What a fun way to dress up an outfit for a party or special event. I love how unique and unusual each one is.





Cupcake inspiration!

Cupcakes are one of my favorite desserts and lucky for me they are so popular right now. When I got married back in July my husband & I did a cupcake tower instead of a wedding cake & it was a hit! I came across Sugarbloom Cupcakes & Macarons on the web & was stunned by how detailed and elegant their cupcakes are. Unfortunately they are located in Australia, otherwise I’d recommend them to all of my friends getting married. Enjoy the inspiration!cupcakes_02

Photo candy

I found this candy favor idea on the Martha Stewart Weddings website. I love the idea of each chocolate bar being a different photo of the bride & groom growing up. They could be displayed on a large table in chronological order and would be a great alternative to a slideshow.


Ribbon Reminder

I found this creative DIY save the date card on Martha Stewart Weddings website. I love thinking how surprised each wedding guest would be as they opened the envelope. What an unexpected design! Click here for instructions.


Sweet & simple wedding invitations

I found this adorable wedding invitation on I love how playful the teacup illustration is and how the colors make them pop off the paper. Enjoy!