Behind the Scene

Ever wonder what our buying trips are like? Well, check out this video to get a glimpse of just how much we have to ponder, enjoy and purchase so that our customers (you!) can be on the cutting-edge of stationery sophistication and authentic and lively greetings.

Lucky Onion = Lucky Us

Coming soon to Express Yourself!
Introducing the Seeded Collection by Lucky Onion. A Colorado company that we are excited to offer in store! 26 great designs. Options to print on 100% recycled papers, natural hemp papers, or biodegradable pulp paper embedded with flower seeds. Your guests can be invited in style and then watch your love grow in their very own backyard! Prices start at just over $600 for 100 invitation sets. Perfect for weddings, celebrations and those milestone birthdays. We adore this line and are looking forward to launching these beautiful designs soon! Visit us or call us for more details!


Basalt Wedding

Just because we are slightly obsessed with paper does not mean we cannot appreciate a simply adorable wedding save the date done in video format, found via Once Wed. Especially when the wedding was practically in our backyard!


After the video, check out Once Wed for more scoop on the Colorado mountaintop wedding. Love! Also check out the event planner's take on the wedding and last, but not least, what the photographer had to say...and show...for the day. Beautiful!

Rules Rule


Every once in a while, we come across rules for different purposes and reasons. Rules of the road. Etiquette rules. Rules to live a happy life. This week our favorite set (if you can call it that...it is very extensive) comes in the form of a website called 1001 rules for my unborn son. Check it out. You'll be inspired, entertained and intrigued to come up with some of your own rules.

Find That Dog!

We got a call today from a dog finding service and sadly, one of our neighbors has a missing dog. We loved that this service calls the neighborhood to alert us all of the lost dog. We also love this new pet product that keeps us assured in knowing our dogs (or cats) info is secure...all in a nifty USB device they can wear on their collar.

The Flexi PC Pet ID Tag stores all of your pet's vitals in the USB device. This water and shock proof device allows anyone with a computer to plug and play the information on your pet. It is so nice to know your pet can be safe and sound if lost and then found.

An Afternoon for Lemonade


Make this delicious raspberry lemonade, kick back on the back porch and then decide which invite is best for that late summer get together you've been meaning to plan.




All invitations by Inviting Company and available for purchase at Express Yourself!

Baptism Brunch

Out littlest members of Express Yourself were recently baptized, surrounded by family and friends from near and far. It was such a blessing to have a great gathering and a delightfully delicious way to celebrate the Summer! Here is a sampling of the day, including some delectable treats and sweets by Mandi Evans that we enjoyed during our Baptism Brunch.
















{blessed!}

{NEW} from Boatman Geller!


We are so excited for what Boatman Geller has presented us for this summer (who can resist that cute pink townie bike above?!) and we cannot wait for the Fall and Winter products to make their way to our store and online. Keep an eye out for updates as we get more goodies to come your way!

{25 Free} with Wedding or Celebration Invite Order!

With the start of the Fall season, William Arthur is offering a great promotion for wedding and celebration invitations. Order 75 and get an additional 25 free! Available with all wedding albums and special occasion albums, including Vera Wang!

Planning a fall wedding, winter event or spring celebration? Visit us now to get the best deal on your invitations with Express Yourself and William Arthur.

Offer valid through November 1st.

Colorado Girls

If you are a Colorado Girl, love one, or happen to wonder what those Colorado chicks do out here in the Wild Wild West, then check out this video from You Tube. Too good to not share!!!


{watch and enjoy!}

Coming Soon!


For all you Petunia Pickle Bottom lovers and diaper/toddler/kid bag connoisseurs, you now have a new reason to rejoice and make room in your closet for a new bag (or two)! Coming soon to your favorite little store (i.e.; Express Yourself) is the Weekender and the Satchel. Go ahead, drool over them now and start counting your cash - you know you want one!



You can always stay tuned to hear the details on the newest arrivals via the PPB blog -  that would be straight from the pickle jars mouth! All photos via Petunia Pickle Bottom.

{carry on}

On the Table Tonight

We love pizza. A lot. But we crave a lighter, fresher version to keep us satisfied this season. Here is a recipe from Health magazine for a great skinny pizza. The recipe is so slim, you can even have a glass of wine tonight to pair with this meal. Click here for the full recipe!

{enjoy!}

Rollin' Into A Store Near You

CAUTION: Flashback to the '70's straight ahead. Rollerskates are coming back and popping up in the most unexpected places. Here are a few gift, decor and paper pieces to get the inspiration rolling...

AREAWARE Chrome Rollerskate Doorstop - $190

Organic cotton Rollerskate Onesie by Wren Willow - $20

Rollerskate Necklace by SilverAgave - $22

Rollerskate Invite by Inviting Co. - starting at $1.50 each

{thanks for rolling by!}

What We're Reading

Oh, how we miss our local bookstore across the street. But that hasn't kept us from reading. Especially this summer. Here are a few books we're reading now...


The Seamstress by Frances De Pontes Peebles

How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Trooper

The Bolter by Frances Osborne

Shelter Me by Juliette Fay

Waiter Rant by Steve Dublancia

{reviews to come soon!}

HAPPY reading!