Letterpress: The Perfect Holiday Present

Give that special someone the gift of letterpress.  Gift certificates are now available for letterpress workshops.  Using an 1895 Damon and Peets Favorite treadle press, you will learn how to set type, prepare the press and print. You will be able to select two projects to print and bring home with you that day. Projects … Continue reading

Recycled Bud Vase Centerpeice

I am always on the lookout for ways to reuse glass bottles. After standing at my kitchen sink and looking at two small nip bottles sitting on the windowsill, I came up with a plan to make this recycled bud vase centerpiece. Of course my husband was happy to help, which required him to sample … Continue reading

These are a few of my favorite summer things…

I’ll admit, it has been a long time since I have posted a collection of my favorite things. To celebrate the start of summer, I have found 10 DIY projects that I MUST try. What DIY projects are you tackling this summer? “A garden gnome, make you can.” This Magnetic Scrabble Board will go great in our newly renovated hallway. … Continue reading

Easiest Vegetable Side Dish…Ever

Grilled Summer Squash & Asparagus When it is really hot and humid out, the last thing I want to do is cook.  The solution, throw a pork roast on the grill. But no roast dinner is complete without a veggie side dish. This grilled summer squash & asparagus recipe is the perfect addition to your summer … Continue reading

Father’s Day Whoopie Pies

This weekend I made the Dads in my life  Chocolate Orange Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Buttercream. Because this recipe starts with pre-made cake mix, it is super easy to make. The addition of orange vodka adds a tasty twist to this childhood-favorite. View the recipe.

What do a Peruke, a Sporran and a Uraeus have in Common?

While dictionaries consist mostly of words, on occasion, you can find illustrations to accompany an entry. The folks at Merriam-Webster have created a list of their top ten definitions with illustrations. Here are my favorite: Peruke: wig; specifically: one of a type popular from the 17th to the early 19th century. Peruke and the synonymous periwig both come from the Old Italian perrucca, … Continue reading

“Yoga” for Your Inner Designer

“Yoga” for Your Inner Designer

It is often said that a good athlete is one who practices as often as they can. The same can certainly be said about Graphic Designers. We too need to practice as often as we can. The only problem for a graphic designer is that often our “practice” is being closely directed by a client and not … Continue reading