Mother's Day Cards

Mother's Day is just around the corner. Take a peek below at the new cards I released this year in my shop. 

All cards are available in my Etsy shop here. If you are local, you can find these at Riverow Bookshop in Owego and Amuse: Modern Cottage Industry in Ithaca.

A big hug for you

I woke up feeling so loved this morning. The release of my coloring book yesterday was such a high, and the Launch Party last night was so fun. I can't think of a better way to have celebrated than by being surrounded by the most amazing support system I could ever ask for. Even if you weren't able to make it to the party, I still feel your support too :). The whole journey of making and releasing this book has been a wonderful reminder all along the way of how lucky I am to have such incredible people in my life. So, THANK YOU. I really mean it. :) You make my heart feel all the feelings. 

Katie Vaz | Don't Worry, Eat Cake
Don't Worry, Eat Cake Launch Party
Katie Vaz | Don't Worry, Eat Cake

Say Something Nice Day

Happy June! Do you know what that means?! My coloring book will be released NEXT TUESDAY! I can't believe it's almost here! I am so excited to finally be able to share the book with all of you and I can't wait to hear what you think of it :)

Thank You Card | Katie Vaz

Now that we are in the homestretch, I'm going to be giving away freebies each day through June 7th. Today I've got a Thank You card for you to download, print, and color in at home. Today also marks National Say Something Nice Day, so this could be a perfect way to send some unexpected appreciation.

Remember, the download link is only on Wednesday, June 1st, so make sure to download now if you'd like to use it!

Check back tomorrow for another giveaway!


Free Bookmarks to download

Yay it's time for another free giveaway! This week I've got some bookmarks for you to print and color at home! If you are an introvert like me, some alone time to read and recharge is necessary.

Once you print it out, simply cut along the faint border of each bookmark, then color in with your favorite materials (I used Sharpies).

Remember, the download link is only available on Monday, May 30th, so make sure to download now if you'd like to use it!

coloring book
Don't Worry, Eat Cake coloring book

Upcoming Spring Salt Market


I have so much to fill you in on soon, but I just wanted to mention to my readers that I'll be in Syracuse this coming weekend (Friday night and Saturday during the day) for the springtime Salt Market event! Normally this craft show happens in the fall or winter (and it's amazing), but this year they have added a spring version! You should also know that I was asked to design the promotional materials for the event, which were super fun to create!

Hopefully see you there!

hand-lettering and illustration
hand-lettering and illustration
Salt Market Syracuse New York
Salt Market Syracuse New York

homemade granola and resolutions

So my last post was in June of 2013. It was titled "Aspirations to be a better blogger" and that was obviously a fail. Oh well. It may be February, but one of this year's resolutions is to actually blog again, and to floss. I'm still flossing a month into 2014, so perhaps there is hope to get in the habit of posting interesting things.granola breakfast

This last weekend, I made homemade chocolate peanut butter granola. I love granola, but have never attempted making it because I assumed it'd be too tricky or involve ingredients I don't feel like buying. Wrong to both. One of my new favorite food blogs, Sally's Baking Addiction, has a great recipe for this. Surprisingly easy and extremely addicting. This morning I added it on plain greek yogurt, and then topped it with sliced bananas and warm peanut butter drizzle. Not only was I actually full until a late lunch, I had enough energy to run more than usual today (because I'm preparing for this 5k).

Last week I dropped off these Open/Closed signs to a local shop Wabi Sabi. I can't wait to see them on the door soon!

open close sign

Also, it's cold outside, so it's nice to hang out inside with this guy.