Designing the New "Heathers-Letters" Website

It's done! For months I have been working alongside Heather of "Heather's Letters" to totally revamp and relaunch her website and business. Heather's goal was to update her website in celebration of her businesses' first anniversary! It was a pleasure working alongside Heather! I am constantly blown away by her creativity and talent. Her hand-lettered and calligraphic piece are gorgeous - my home is quickly filling up with them! From the very beginning we worked side-by-side to take her vision and translate it into a new home for her on the web. We are both very pleased with the final result!

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From the site redesign itself, to a photo shoot that included product photos as well as candid images of her work, process, home and family - I enjoyed every moment of developing her new site! It's a thrill to watch someone take a step of faith in their business and I look forward to seeing the places Heather goes with both her inspirational heart and talent! She is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have met and I am grateful for the friendship we have developed! So go check out her site and don't hesitate to pick up one (or all!) of the printed pieces in her shop! Below you'll find a few photos from our website shoot!

Art + Jubala

If you live in Raleigh or the surrounding area and you have yet to make your way over to Jubala Coffee, then you my friend, are missing out! Jubala is owned by a friend of ours, Andrew Cash, and after years of planning, dreaming and praying - Andrew opened the doors to Jubala Coffee in Layafette Village. Since then, Jubala has become one of the darling's of North Raleigh. Upon my frequent visits to Jubala I often think of the theme song to the classic TV show "Cheers".. feel free to sing along!

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same You wanna be where everybody knows Your name.

It is rare that I walk into Jubala's doors without running into a familiar face. For myself and many friends, this is our local hangout. But it's not just the ambiance and company that makes Jubala one of my favorites - the hand-crafted coffees, lattes and delicious waffles only add to Jubala's appeal. Andrew and his staff strive for excellence in all areas!

A little while back, as I was waiting on a 12oz pourover from Andrew, he and I got into a discussion about the art displays at Jubala. With Andrew's plate already overflowing and with my interest in bringing a spotlight to many of Raleigh's local artists - we decided that Teran and I would step in to assist him in lining up the art displays at Jubala. It took a little while to smooth out the transition and get things rolling, but I am excited to be part of the community Jubala is building here in North Raleigh. Even more so, I am thrilled to lend a hand in bringing attention to many of Raleigh's local and very-talented artists.

This past Sunday, Heather Ritchie of "heathers letters" brought in her hand-lettered pieces for display at Jubala. Heather was born and raised in Raleigh and now resides in Wilson, NC with her husband, Daniel, and their adorable son, Teague. I have known Heather for years and I am so excited to have her artwork on the walls of Jubala. I will hopefully be sharing more about Heather a little later on, but for now I would encourage anyone in the Raleigh area to make a stop by Jubala Coffee, grab a pour-over coffee or enjoy an iced latte, and be sure to check out Heather's incredible artwork.While you're at it, go ahead and buy a piece!


Of course I carried my camera without a memory card to Jubala the day Heather and I put up her artwork - but here's some iPhone photos to give you a taste of her lovely artwork!

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