Design. Create. Cultivate. exists to empower women to use their creativity to love on others with purpose.

Whether you are hosting a weekend brunch or writing a card to a sweet friend, Design. Create. Cultivate. is your resource to entertain, craft or create beautifully.

Some things we believe:

  • Less, done well, can make a big impact.
  • Lovely details, serene spaces, and warmly hosted parties have a unique way of showing love to others. And filling our own hearts with joy.
  • Honest words, gratitude + kindness breathes life into friendships.
  • Life isn’t meant to be taken too seriously. In fact, it’s more fun when it’s not.

Sound like you? Awesome. I hope you find yourself at home here.



Hi! I’m Erika, founder and creative director of Design. Create. Cultivate.

The story behind the blog:

The story starts with the fact that one of my best girlfriends and I both work as graphic designers. It’s honestly a lot of fun. Over the years, we found ourselves hosting a lot of bridal showers, bachelorette parties + baby showers, and in doing so, creating a lot of custom designs for these parties. It became a way to use our professional skills to love on others. The sad part was, after the party was over, there really was no longer a purpose for our designs.

That was until I realized I could share them online and hopefully, help others in their own hosting + crafting endeavors.

Thus, Design. Create. Cultivate. was born.

A little more about me:

I’ve worked in graphic + web design since 2010; although, for many years, I thought my goal was to become an English professor.  (I have a bachelor’s and master’s in English.) I’m a believer, a wife, and a reader. On most weekends, you can find me with a margarita at the beach, heading to a spin class, or embarking on my next DIY project.


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