Wedding Fever

It's that time of year, where we are busy with last minute wedding details for the very hectic and very happy "wedding season" of Memorial Day through Labor Day. While we are too {happily} busy to post any of the fabulous details for this weekends affair, we will give you a few weddings to peruse. Along with a few quirky wedding ideas to muse.
  • A Florida wedding featuring my favorite color {blue} - and they happened to incorporate my husband's favorite colors too {garnet & gold}
  • Waterside in Cherry Creek - how great is that?!
  • Oh Spain, how we miss you so {very} much
  • And one interesting take on Preppy meets Hippy

Friday Favorites: Vol. 8

All of the following are favorites (events, that is):
New Home.
Invitations for any occasion.
{happy weekend!}

Find the Differences

This image keeps making the rounds in cyberspace and we had to post it here so we could continue to come back and review. Can you spot the differences?!?

{via ???}

Back to Back

We are back from a three city trip that included family, family and a lot of work. A few things that we enjoyed during our last stop in Manhattan included...

A delish dinner at Diablo Royale...

An impromptu stop at Magnolia for a delicious cupcake (or two).
Side note: They start shipping this summer to your hometown! Yeah!

And cocktails at the Empire Hotel
Attending the National Stationery Show in NY always has its perks!
Stay tuned for more details coming this week
on some of our greatest paper and gift finds.

Book Ends

Here are some fun, new uses for books. We just had to share...


And if you want more ideas, check out this blog here. Amazing how together words and architecture create such beauty.

{read on}

Prepping for Paper

We are gearing up for the paper event of the year. The National Stationery Show. Only a paper lover would get as excited as we are over here at Express Yourself! Here's a sneak peek at what some of our favorite paper companies have to offer this year...

paper mill designs

waste not paper


 designers fine press

dear hancock

pistachio press

And there is still so much more. We've got our floor plan printed and our plan of attack all mapped out. Let's just hope that this year there are no wheelchairs involved (very true and very long story)!

Friday Favorites: Vol. 7

In honor of the 137th Kentucky Derby this weekend,
we are featuring our favorite derby tidbits.
 Some clever and crafty invites perfect for a Kentucky Derby Party.
As seen on the chic line. Click here for more details. Super cute!

And of course you'll need one of these to sip on.
Click here for the details and the recipe as seen on The Kitchy Kitchen.

And what to wear?
We're pretty sure it is all about the hat.
Learn more about this classic tradition here.

Here is to the greatest two minutes in sports.
We will see you at the finish line!

{race on}


Happy Mother's Day
to all our moms.
Near. Far.
Old. New.
Mothers. Grandmothers.
Great grandmothers.
Faux Moms. Aunties.
Stepmoms. Super moms.
All dear.

{thank you}

Love this...

Just came across these great cards on etsy from U Lucky Girl and we are loving them. Perfect timing for Cinco de Mayo and perhaps a little inspiration for dinner tonight?!? Stop by and check out her other cards...we're thinking we might have to get some in the store ASAP!

A Perfect Pair

We already told you all about the dog's run in with the garden edging. What drama. We looked around our inventory for a doggy get well card and could not find one. Perhaps there is a niche market there?Anyways...what we didn't share was what happened the very next day. More drama. Here it is...

In all it's glory after the swelling (and tears) went away. This is what happens when you chase your little sister around the house. And she is faster than you. And you fall in exactly the wrong spot.

At least purple is this bruisers favorite color. And she has a buddy to commiserate with.

{be well}

Love this...

If you love paper and books as much as we do, you might be excited to learn of a new scent coming soon. Karl Lagerfeld is developing a fragrance that smells of books. Yes, that classic and sentimental paper scent we don't often smell due to these digital times. Reports are he is a lover of books and has a collection of more than 300,000 tomes! So naturally this perfume will be packaged in, you guessed it, a book. Put away that library card because this is one book you'll need your credit card for.