Happy April! Here’s a desktop with little seedlings to remind you it’s spring. The weather is getting warmer, the days are longer and soon there will be flowers in bloom.
This seedling pattern is the one that reminds me most of my grandma. Her and my grandpa were farmers and grew tons of vegetables. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of my grandma in the greenhouse tending to her thousands of little seedlings.
after college i did a bunch of camping, including a long road trip to alaska, but since then my camping trips have been few and far apart. after my road trip to yellowstone last year, camping has been on my mind. so i pulled together a bunch of camping themed items in the shop – some new, some old. there’s lots of good stuff to take on a trip (or keep you dreaming about the next one). how cute is that little airstream? i’d love to get one for behind my house.
if you have camp vibes on your mind, use the code “CAMP” during checkout to save 15% off your order. (good until june 27).
happy december. here’s a new desktop for you.
this week i have a new view. my computer and desk is set up on the my huge counter island in what i call the work room. i have taken over the building conference room with my packing station. and all this moving around is so the first room can be set up for the pop-up shop this weekend. it’s a mess right now, but in a couple days the shelves will be stocked, a christmas tree will be hung and it will smell great because of the olga bobbi soap. if you’re near by hopefully you can stop in.
it’s officially summer here. time for hanging out by the pool, going to the beach and lots of casual get togethers. now is the time to freshen up your stationery stash with some new summer paper goods. there’s lots of new items in my shop and some of them are perfect for the long hot days of summer. don’t forget to keep some items on hand for hostess gifts. check out the goods at shoplettercdesign here.
not only do i know it is summer because of the 100 degree weather today, but also because the summer sleep overs and studio help has started.
i had a little trip planned to new york city with one of my sisters and mother. the night before we left my sister decided to surprise her kids and take them along. it’s about a 3 hour train trip so i put together a little travel kit to give them something to do (besides play with my phone or laptop). i didn’t have much time so i grabbed some pocket journals, mini pencils and extra stickers i had in a mistakes box. everything was put in a glassine bag for safe keeping and put the food bag (clementines, cheese, crackers and water).
even in the wind and cold we had a fun trip – especially the girls who brought their dolls to the american doll store (my mom might have enjoyed the store more than they did).
for the past couple of years the cucumbers in my parents garden have been coming in like crazy … so i learned how to pickle. last year it was just bread & butter pickles, but this year i am expanding my pickle horizons. so far along with bread & butter pickles i have made dill pickles and jars and jars of relish.
to keep everything organized i have been using stickers. the mix&match and simply drawn stickers in my shop are the perfect fit for regular canning lids and the large stickers work great with the wide mouth jars.
thinking about the upcoming school year yet? you can start planning from this august until december 2012 with the new academic monthly planners in my etsy shop. these simple and sweet planners are cute enough to leave out on your desk and small enough to carry with you.