Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Weekend...

I hope you are all having a great weekend!


This just made my morning and I wanted to share it. (via Secret Holiday)
Have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Scene Beat: Summertime

Hey there! Summertime is in full swing over here. I'm going to use this summer to line up some great interviews, mixtapes. photos and more....
So I won't be posting a new Scene Beat every Tuesday until the Fall rolls back around. 


Have a great summer and I'll check back with you soon. 



Friday, May 20, 2011

NYC National Stationery Show Review

Something you should know about me. I love stationery. I love buying cards but sometimes I hate to part with them, so I'll buy one to keep and one to send. When I was a kid, going to summer camp, one of my favorite parts of being away from home was writing letters and getting mail in return. As I grew older, I enjoyed sending postcards to friends from my travels from all over the world. When my grandmother was still alive, we always had a great letter writing relationship when I wasn't living near her. Sure we had our weekly phone call, but we also mailed a lot of letters to one another.
I recently joined a pen pal club as well. Letter writing continues for me. I also just enjoy sending cards to friends when they've gotten good news. Or bad news. Either way, who doesn't love getting mail? Real mail.
I went into the National Stationery Show with all of these feelings in mind. What would I love to send? What would I love to receive? I also love school supplies. Mechanical pencils, tape, folders, ect... I ordered a bit of that as well. With that, here are some lines that I picked up to carry in Amelia.
I hope you will be as excited as I am.... I'd love to hear what you think.

Printerette Press


Gold Teeth Brooklyn




Sweet Bella





Chewing The Cud


Wild Horse Press

Linda & Harriett


Carolyn Suzuki



Pistachio Press & Aesthetic Outburst


I also ordered new work from Yellow Owl Workshop and Rifle Paper Co. to add to the already awesome items that I already have by those two companies.

On deck to order:
One Canoe Two
Black Bird Letterpress
Anemone Letterpress
New work from Sycamore Street Press

*All images were taken by and are property of the individual companies listed. I simply used them to give you a preview of what's to come...




Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weekly Picks... the summertime

So, I'm going to take a summertime Weekly Picks break. Of course I will still mention something going on if it's not to be missed... but it's slow this time of year... not as much going on to write about. 
With that said, I do have two things to mention for this week. 


PICK ONE:
Grace Potter with The Futurebirds at The Lyric Theatre 
Saturday, May 21st
Doors at 8:00pm




PICK TWO:
Girltalk at The Lyric Theatre
Tuesday, May 24th
Doors at 8:00pm


Both shows are sure to be really fun and the perfect way to start the summer!! 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Packed and ready to go!

Heading to the National Stationery Show tomorrow. I have a pretty exciting list of card lines I'm looking forward to checking out. And several lines I carry that I'm looking to meeting the folks behind.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Peace Out (for the week)

I'm taking the week off from blogging.... 
the kids are studying for finals, I'm working on some other projects and it's too nice out to be inside on the computer. 
I'll be back with next week with updates from 

On board for next week:
Scene Beat Mix Tape from guest Lofi
Weekly Picks: May 18th- 24th
New NYC finds and lines (stationery folks)
In the kitchen: Original recipes to share

UNTIL NEXT WEEK....

Monday, May 9, 2011

It's time to part...

We have loved our vintage vinyl green love seat... but it's time to move on. Soooo, it's FOR SALE!! 
Who wants to purchase it? Get in touch if so.... 

It's a steal of a price! 

I heart Pinterest. It's true love.

Hey there! I'm guest blogging over at Holly Mathis Interiors today, talking all about the how-to's of Pinterest... Join in the conversation. If you haven't read Holly's blog before, look back through her posts. She has some amazing ideas! And such a great eye for design. Thanks for having me Holly!! 




(from my Pinterest board- Nooks)




            PS...You can follow my pinterest boards here


Thursday, May 5, 2011

I heart Amy Evans Streeter...again and again...

Local artist, Amy Evans Streeter, has the most beautiful show opening up in Houston, TX today, at the Koelsch Gallery. It will run from today,May 5th until June 4th. 


Here is all of her new work, based on different fabrics that she has painted. I have a favorite one... do you? 











    

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday: Weekly Picks 5/4 - 5/10

I don't know about you, but I'd still so spent from this past weekend's Double Decker Festival. 
But that doesn't mean that I'm not excited for things going on around town this week... 


PICK ONE: 
Tonight, Wednesday the 4th, The Twilight Singers (former singer of The Afghan Whigs) will be at Proud Larry's with Margo and The Nuclear So and So's opening up. 
Doors are at 7:00PM


PICK TWO:
Thursday, May 5th, Cats Purring presents Dirty Beaches and Flight at The Dude Ranch. 
Doors at 8:00PM. 

PICK THREE:

Friday, May 6th, Bozart's Gallery, in Water Valley will have a show opening for Greening the Valley, An Environmental Art Show. 
Reception hours are 6-9PM. 
If you can't make the opening, you can catch the show the next day, May 7th, at The World's Largest Crappie Festival on Main Street in Water Valley. Several bands will preform, crafts and farmers' market will all be going on.... 10AM - 5PM. 


Have fun out there... 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Fashion for Summer

Head to toe, here are my picks for the summer....
My color combo of choice... Navy, gold and mint!
It's the perfect amount of contrast.

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