I Heart Houston

#TeamUpForHouston Design Roots

We are almost at the long weekend. And boy did it come at the exact right time! Today I'm sharing a few ways you can help all our Houston friends in need.  By buying this cool (and very comfortable!) Texas tee-shirt from Live Love Gameday designed by Heather Bloem of Design Roots you will be helping relief efforts as 100% of the profits will go to the Red Cross and your donation will be effective immediately! Plus, you end up with this adorable and super soft tee, which you will no doubt wear constantly. I especially loved learning all about the designer behind this philanthropic tee- Heather Bloem and her business. She is a Dallas-based calligrapher and illustrator who was originally a landscape architect but now owns her custom invitation and graphic design company. I sure wish I was having a party to have Heather do my envelopes- there is nothing that I love more than beautifully addressed invitations. And Heather also does calligraphy workshops!  Visit her shop here where she sells custom made return address stamps, notepads and other cool gifts.

You can also donate here online to the Red Cross directly or you can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.  Every little bit counts!  Texas needs you! Also, this article has great links for other ways you can help. For our part we have been buying diapers and wipes for a school run collection.

I also wanted to share with you the work of Matt Crump, a photographer that describes himself as 50% unicorn, 100% man (and you will understand why when you see his photographs).  I found Matt thru Instagram and just loved his minimalist compositions and his candy colored aesthetic.  He took some great photos of Houston honoring the city- see below-


Visit his print shop here.  I'm quite obsessed with his prints and may need to get a whole bunch of them.  They would look beautiful in a collection, maybe 6 or 10 together. Oh, and he doesn't charge shipping!

We all have to be so thankful everyday for our health and that of our loved ones, our loving families, a roof over our heads and food on the table. We are blessed.  Everything else is icing on the cake.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!!