Thursday, January 30, 2014

These Valentine puns don't skip a beat.

See what I did there? We're huge fan's of puns so we couldn't resist sharing some of our favorite pun laden valentines. Like this Will you accept this rose card available at Seas and Peas
This periodic table card is perfect for your geek squad romance. Available at Southern Pest Prints
Don't forget about that special Breaking Bad fan in your life. Available at Eye Sore Designs
For your traveling pals. Available at It'll Glow on You
Don't forget your about your favorite person to spoon with. Available at ABCdesigns
And while it's not a pun, I couldn't resist adding this one by Housey Home because it's something I might get from Bruno.
Hope you've enjoyed our valentine suggestions, but don't take them to heart (last one I promise). Cheers! X.O. Betty

Monday, May 13, 2013

Questionable love affair

So I just may or may not be having a love affair with the great outdoors this year. That may seem like a weird thing for those of you spending your weekends on sun soaked adventures camping, rock climbing, and/or kayaking away (see I really have no clue what goes on out there). I'll rock a porch chair and glass of iced tea like no other, but that's it really, or rather that was it.

Now I can't seem to stay inside, especially around meal times. So I wanted to share some of my fav outdoor eating finds.
This Kissing Bunnies picnic blanket pictured above was too cute not to share, and since we all know that balancing a paper plate on your lap via a lawn chair is way over rated, this spread is perfect for nibbling outside.

This cheery little tiffin lunch pail stopped me dead in my tracks, with it's bento styled shape and bright colors. I've always loved the idea of these stackable lunchboxes, that keep everything separate and in their place. This little guy makes transporting my fruits, salads and sandwiches or anything else I wish drama free. Anyhoo, happy picnic'n my lovelies!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Farmers Market I've missed you so.

Yes, it's almost time for Bruno and I to wake up way earlier then one should on a Saturday, pour our coffee to go and leisurely stroll about our downtown area getting the lay of the land and keeping our eyes peeled for something we didn't know we couldn't live without. I'm talking about the opening of the farmers market of course! I can almost smell the freshly baked pastry fumes wavering in the streets. Hear the foodies out in full force perusing fresh veggies and chatting with their favorite farmers. Ah yes, it's been tooo long farmers market. This year we're celebrating the arrival of grocery shopping being fun again with these limited editon fabric produce bags. The perfect way to bring your haul home in style. We've obtained a community garden plot this year (more on that later) and while we're looking forward to growing a lot of our own veggies, we'll still frequent the market looking for new favorites. I'm especially day dreaming about heirloom lettuce and tomatoes. I've never thought so much about produce since I was a kid and wanted nothing to do with it. We'd love to hear about your growing plans or favorite farmers market finds! Over and and out. XO- Betty

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Mad about Yerba Mate

Mad I tell ya! Most people that know me know that coffee is my poison of choice, but Yerba Mate comes in at a realllly close second. I found this yummy stuff when the wonderful Tea Noir included a sample of her magnificent Mocha Mate in one of my orders and I've been smitten ever since. While I still love her Mates (pronounced Mot-tay) I've been dabbling with a few other brews like that are sooo good including my new favorite Cocoa Mint Mate which is what's brewing in my french press above. For those not in the know Mate is a South American herb that's a great alternative to teas and is most popular in Argentina, while my preferred method to brew it is my french press (surprise surprise) the traditional way to drink it is in a small hollowed out gourd with a long filter straw made of metal called a bombilla.

It is available in tea bags my favorite is Pixie Mate if your on the go and can't be bothered with brewing it the traditional way, I must say that it is soooo much better the traditional way though. One thing I love about this stuff is it really packs a punch that lasts without the jitters that it's cohort coffee tends to hash out. I could seriously drink this stuff all day long and the best part? There's no headaches or addiction when you don't drink it, unlike my beloved coffee. So if your looking for an alternative to coffee or green tea, or just wanna try something new I urge you to give it a go. It's known for it's euphoric effects and I can honestly say it makes you feel pretty darn good. Go ahead and try and frown when you have a nice steamy cup this stuff....go ahead I dare ya.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Zombie Fest

It's that time of year again. Days are shorter, nights are longer and zombies are everywhere! Halloween is by far me and Bruno's favorite holiday and we usually celebrate for weeks leading up to the big day. Has anyone heard of or better yet actually done the Run For Your Lives 5K?
It pairs my love of 5k's and zombies, I mean what could be better? Bruno and I have wanted to participate in one of these since finding out they existed last year, but always miss the date in our area. I've been looking for a nice test run of my zombie escape plan, to work out any kinks.
So this year me and a few of my derby girl friends settled for our local Zombie Walk. I was shooting for a Mary Tyler Gore look, but looking back I realize now it was more like Scary Poppins. It as miserably cold but fun to get all cutesy in a "Oh, are my brains are showing" kinda way.
To wrap up the month nicely our Vegan Zombie Towels are just $8

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

So I got my act together

and created a newsletter with the help of the good peeps at Mad Mimi. For the longest time I read about the importance of newsletters and keeping your audience connected. For almost a year now "create newsletter" has been on my to-do list. Had I known how easy it was, I would have crossed it off ages ago.
Mad Mimi makes it easy with customizable templates and makes it easy to share via emails or twitter. Not to mention rocking customer service if any questions should arise. If your interested in creating your own check them out, there's really no need to put it off like I did. Or if your interested in signing up for mine, please do! You'll find the handy dandy sign up button on the left hand colum.
Anyhoo, I'm pleased as punch with the outcome and am already diligently planning future issues. Which may or may not include these new Derby Girl Christmas Ornaments I've been working on for the holidays. Be on the look out for Gnomes, Sewing Machines and Camera ornaments as well or sign up for my newsletter (shameless plug I know) if you'd like to know when they'll hit the Shop. Happy Wednesday all! X.O. -M.M.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I haven't owned a cape since I was 8

And at 32 I'm having a bit of a issue with that. This cooler weather means one of my favorite things, baking? Sure. What I really mean is the understated charm that is dressing in layers. Esspecially when a unexpected pop of color is thrown in.

These four are my top contenders. If anyone knows of any other cutesy capes please feel free to share. I'm off to press a few of these guys on some tops I just finished for the Shop.

Pictures coming soon. Cheers my lovlies, X.O. -M.M.