Saturday, July 24, 2010

We are leaving for the Florida Keys in about 2 hours from now! We rented a house on Big Pine Key for the week and hubby and I are bringing 4 of our friends, including my sister. Lobster Mini-Season starts on Wednesday. The waters are open to the public for catching lobster 2 days before commercial fishing boats are allowed. Key lobsters don't have claws and you snorkel to find them. Each person is allowed 6 lobsters per day. I can't wait to bring some lobster home!

Here is a picture from New Year's at Bahia Honda Beach in the Keys. I can't wait to get back there!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lilly Stationery Goes Paperless!

If you know me, you know that I love anything Lilly Pulitzer. Lilly makes me happy. No matter what, I can put on a Lilly dress and feel like a million bucks. I love everything she makes, including her stationery. And now she has gone paperless! That's right! Now you can send invitations to your soirées via the internet on Lilly stationery! While I am an advocate of old-fashioned snail mail, I can also be a procrastinator, and I love my instant e-vites when I run out of time to send a tangible invitation.

You can find the stationery on Cocodot, an e-card store. Cocodot offers a yearly subscription for sending cards for only $29! They are running a special right now and you can upgrade to a card and invitation subscription for only $49! You can also order a la carte.

While this is fantastic news, please, please, please, whatever you do, DO NOT send wedding invitations via email as the website suggests. I shouldn't have to explain it, this is Tacky. A bridal shower...maybe. A wedding...absolutely not!

Go check it out!

Monday, July 12, 2010

I love Lined Envelopes!

And I love my newest collection of notecards with lined envelopes! Even though you might have really cute cards, or have perfected the art of the handwritten letter, lined envelopes always add that extra little oomph that makes your notes stand out above the rest. There just isn't anything quite like opening an envelope and seeing that burst of pattern before even pulling out the card to see what the sender has to say.

With that being said, I introduce my collections! There are 4 total and within each set, you can customize with 1, 2, 3 or all 4 of your favorite patterns to be divided among 12 notecards and envelopes! They will be available for purchase on Etsy later today!

All of the collections tied up and ready to go!

Coral Me Pink in Diamond, Floral, Stripe and Damask

Orange You Delighted in Diamond, Damask, Floral and Stripe

Green Retreat in Floral, Damask, Stripe and Diamond

Tickled Pink and Green in Diamond, Damask, Floral and Stripe

Some of my favorites!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I did it!

I am so excited because this morning I filed for my LLC! I am going to be a legal business!

I feel like I am finally on the right road to success. The other thing I have to do is meet with my friend, Josh, who will be doing my website. Once that is set up, people will be able to quickly access my shop, my blog, my facebook page and learn more about me from a central location.

Please check in often as I chronicle my business and my life as a business owner!