Monday, February 21, 2011

Royal Invite

Good Morning Monday! Over the weekend they released the Royal Invite for Kate & Will's wedding. Does anyone else think it was a little under whelming?! Not to mention they were mailed in a Manila envelope... I get it- it is sent officially by the state but with all that is out there at their disposal and they can't up the ante a little bit? Their font choice probably bothers me the most because it looks like Italicized Times Roman... which is what I type this blog in. Seems like there should be a unique royal font that they only use on Royal Invitations (that is a great idea btw!) Does anyone else agree with me that there was nothing that special about the invite?

PS- After doing a little googling to find this image- I ran across Prince Charles and Princess Diana's invite and it looked exactly the same....

Friday, February 18, 2011

Berr Armchair

{Berr Chairs from Anthropologie}

About once a week I go through all my "go-to" online shops and see what they have for new arrivals. Last week I saw these on Anthropologie- along with about 1,000 other things i want- and I have to say that I am strangely attracted to them. I think that it is the bright colors that initially catch my eye but then I also love the kilim used to cover the chairs. These chairs would be fantastic in my new house that we are going to be looking for this weekend :) Happy Friday!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monogram Monday

Ah, Rifle Paper Co. how I love thee. This line makes me smile because the look is so unique to them. I love the hand painted look that has a little vintage flare. Rifle Paper Co. does custom stationery, wedding invites, and even prints (i love the hat collection!) When I was looking at the site over the weekend (and swooning) I fell in love with these monogrammed notes. How sweet the initials become with the floral wreath. I love Rifle Paper Co. because I think it could be your hip letterpress customer but also could be loved by your classic Crane customer as well. Enjoy checking out their site- be prepared to fall in love!

Love Love Love

{Photo courtesy of New York Press Club}

Happy Valentines! I am actually a big fan of Valentines because it is a little reason to celebrate something in the cold and dreary month of February. I think Valentines is a time to do something sweet for the ones your love. Don't get me wrong, if you bought your sweetie a piece of jewelry or a great handbag it will be very appreciated *hint, hint, wink, wink* but I don't think you have to buy anything to let someone special know how much you love and appreciate them! Last night I made Matt a meal just for him- homemade fried mozzarella, Chicken Parmigiana, and his favorite (and requested) Snickerdoodle cake. It was fun to make things that I knew he was going to love and I know that he enjoyed every last calorie! I hope everyone has a lovely Valentines!

Friday, February 11, 2011

What a week

It's official. I'm over the ice, snow, and anything that has "winter weather" attached! I had a great day on Tuesday out in East Texas meeting with several of my favorite stores and selling some great lines! Wednesday morning- not so much. Bad weather wasn't going to keep me from seeing a new store... but spinning out on a patch of ice was! Not my smartest move... waiting now on the tow truck to come pick up the Honda! Next week has to be better....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monogram Monday

I have been on the quest for new stationery now for several months- yes believe it or not I can't make up my mind. I love stationery, and don't get me wrong I have plenty, but I lack a hip piece of personal paper in my life these days. I am still mildly obsessed with Mr. Boddingtons Studio (see post here and here) and I am thinking that these notes are exactly what i need- feminine, sophisticated and hip but not stuffy and boring and predictable. I love how feminine the font is and the return address makes the envelope exciting when it come is the mail- so different! I'm betting they cost a pretty little penny (or more than I can rationally spend on paper) but if I don't see something else soon I may just have to make justify it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow day

Maybe ice day is a better term... Dallas got a nice Arctic blast last night that has shut the city down- which means appointments rescheduled for me and a nice afternoon at home catching up on this seasons of the Kardashians (don't judge me!!) Matt and I are drawing straws to see who is going to have to walk the dog with a windshield in the single digits and 25mph winds... Hopefully it isn't me :)

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