Hot for Haute

Yeah! We were featured as a vendor on Haute Papier recently!

We love selling their personalized coasters,
silk stationery boxes and personalized paper pads.
Stop by the store anytime to check out their collection!

Day 90: Daily Words


Day 87: Daily Words

It is the end of the month.
End of the quarter.
Always a good time to re-visit those 2012 resolutions.
Even if they are someone elses...


Paper Parade: Flickering Firefly

This new invitation design we created is taking us down memory lane to when we use to spend summers running barefoot and catching fireflies at Grandma's house in Indiana. The good ol' days! 

Day 80: Daily Words


Real Celebration: Lodge Event

We know spring fever has sprung, however, let us not forget it is still officially winter. We hope there is not {too much} more snow in store for us, but we haven't exactly put away the gloves and hats just yet. Here is an elegant, yet wintry and somewhat rustic evening event we recently worked on here in Basalt, Colorado. Guests from Aspen to New York flew in for this celebration - you might just spot a few famous names amongst the escort cards and menu cards we created. Look for the beautiful paper goods among the rich and colorful details.

{the details}
Venue: Roaring Fork Club, Basalt, Colorado
Event Planner: EKS Events, Aspen, Colorado
Photographer: Riccardo Savi
Florals: Aspen Branch, Aspen, Colorado
Paper Goods: Express Yourself, Basalt, Colorado

Day 75: Daily Words


Benjamin Franklin's Thirteen Virtues
  1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
  2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
  3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
  6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
  7. SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
  8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  9. MODERATION. Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  10. CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.
  11. TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dulness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
  13. HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.
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Day 73: Daily Words

Once again, we got behind. Our blog posts did not publish and we failed to take notice. Perhaps it was our bodies and minds prompting us to slow down. To stop worrying about the wrong things. Today, we will keep pushing forward and catch ourselves, and you, up on our favorite things. First, our daily words...


Day 69: Daily Words


We love the Quotable Cards - and we know our customers do too. They are often a bestseller year round. And with quotes like this one, it's no wonder they fly out the door. This particular quote just might have inspired us to take on a fun, creative DIY project for a birthday gift. Check back later for a detailed post!

Beyond: Art to Inspire from Basic Needs


You might have noticed our daily words have been quite fantastic these past few days. We owe it all to the wonderful Basic Needs of Canada. A striking combination of photography and typography has us inspired in more than one way. 



The pieces are simple, poetic and certainly rejuvenating in palette and tone. Most of the prints are $20 and we know as soon as we make the move into a new house, we'll be purchasing a few to adorn our own walls. The question is which piece - they are all so appealing and striking in their own way.

J'Adore indeed.

Day 64: Daily Words


Nourish: Inner Child

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves to nourish our inner child.

To peel back the layers of the real world and reveal our true colors.

To ponder, to write, to scribble endlessly.

Even better if we nourish our inner child with our own children.

Showing them the joy in expressing ourselves.

The freedom to be creative.

Color on, our friends.
Color your world.