Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SALE - this week only!

We're doing a little house-cleaning! Everything in the etsy shop is on sale through Friday.
It's a great time to stock up on letterpress birthday cards, thank you notes, art prints & more.
Get 20% off your order - Simply click "Apply shop coupon code" before checkout
and enter "SpringClean" in the coupon code field. Happy Shopping!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Trendy Awards Finalist

Guess what? Our "Bonjour Bébé" card is a Trendy Awards finalist, one of 10 finalists in the greeting card category! So excited to get this wonderful news.

The Trendys are sponsored by Stationery Trends magazine, and the finalists are determined by votes from retailers and designers alike. One of the best things about the Trendys is that all finalist products are displayed in a small exhibition as you enter the National Stationery Show at the Javitz Center - so for a little guy like me, it's huge exposure!

The second round of voting begins soon; you can learn more right here.

Friday, March 16, 2012

One Love.

Came across this pic in my iPhoto files and thought I'd share it for a little friday-love! Made this sweet & simple collage for my friends Christy and JD's wedding - they asked everyone to decorate the back of their RSVP cards, so this was our contribution. They had a blast seeing what each guest wrote and drew. Such a great idea!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Emily's Homemade

Hmmm, the posts seem to have a food theme this week - not sure why that is, but I just had to share this with you. Last week my husband came home from the store with a six-piece package of Emily's Homemade sea salt chocolate chip cookies (pictured above). They were literally the best chocolate chip cookies EVER. The giant chocolate chunks, chewy cookie and sprinkling of salty bits - amazing!

It took all of our willpower to stretch those six cookies out over three days. I like my choco cookies a little bit on the warm side, and I'm not sure if this is a faux-pas in the baking world, but I like to microwave mine for about 10 seconds so the chocolate gets just a little bit melty.... mmmm. FYI, we bought our cookies at Union Market; they are available at Dean & DeLuca and other Brooklyn locations too so if you see some, pick them up - you won't regret it (but possibly your waistband will).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Healthy lunch!

In heavy rotation on this week's lunch menu, this cauliflower soup recipe adapted from
the latest issue of Everyday Food, pictured above. Unfortunately, I could not find the
recipe online so here's a closeup below:

As usual, I made a few modifications - I didn't sauté the cauliflower for as long as
the recipe specified because I didn't want the onions to burn. The cauliflower cooks
plenty as it simmers in the broth so sautéing them just for a few minutes to get some
color and flavor seemed adequate to me.

Also, I only used about a third of the butter the recipe called for, along with a drizzle
of olive oil, for sautéing.

Lastly, when the cauliflower was about halfway done simmering, I added a can of
(drained, rinsed) cannellini beans to the broth mixture for protein. Gotta have some
protein for a filling lunch.

I have a stick blender that I just love for making blended soups and smoothies -
with my knack for spilling, pouring boiling hot soup into a full-size blender is just
not a good idea.

And the results: delicious! I highly recommend this easy healthy recipe;
let me know if you try it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring shopping, in my mind

I've been sort of obsessed with Fendi's oversize Daisy clutch ever since
I saw it in a magazine - inspired by traditional African folk art, it features
some pretty stunning beadwork and a colorful, funky trim. Even though
it's definitely beyond my budget, I think it would be great paired with a
simple black or white dress for summer. Sure would glam up a fitted
white tee and jeans too.