how inviting :: ann hannah + patrick

photo: provided by client

We love follow-up from our clients. And we especially love photos from their events that show our custom designed wedding invitations, party invites and paper goods in action. This one is from a bride and groom for whom we designed a custom BBQ invitation. The colors are still on trend a year later - a bold green and navy blue with neutrals. How inviting.

on the go :: map making

custom first anniversary map by express yourself

There are times when we need to call on our longitude and latitude skills to set up a custom map for an event or occasion. Whether it's a wedding timeline or a group scavenger hunt around town. Or even a map to chronicle first year travels for a newlywed couple or to locate our own favorite Aspen spots, each map is certainly unique. We've started branching out beyond Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley into other cities and states - New York, Boston, Manchester, Chicago. Our clients have moved and traveled (sometimes far) beyond Colorado.

Starting at the end of May, we'll be embarking on a four week map making class to help broaden our horizons and look at topography and geography from a new persepctive. Does the thought of map making in a class setting get you excited too?! If so, join us here at Skillshare for the Map Making: Learning to Communicate Places Beautifully class. We're thinking of a mapping out a great trip we took through Spain! Whether or not you join us, we're sure we'll intersect with most of you at some point. Oh, the map puns could go on an on...

:: safe travels ::

mother's day :: mama said

Just a reminder that Mother's Day is this Sunday! For all the moms out there, we wish you a fantastic day. And we wish all the grandmothers, stepmothers, mother-in-laws, godmothers, aunts, and faux mothers a happy day too. For the mom's of little ones, we wish you an especially restful day...

on the go :: summer in aspen

We are fortunate to have the best of the Roaring Fork Valley right out our front door. One of those 'bests' being Aspen. As winter eases into spring we eagerly await the arrival of summer in town. And we prepare for days full of festivals and music. Hikes and camping. Shopping strolls and dinners on the patio. Good food and great wine. Weddings and sporting events. Hot air balloons and gondola rides. Friends and family visiting. And tourists - yes, we look forward to the visitors from afar. After all, this place is too great to not share. For those that can't make it here this year, at least this time lapse video from a local Basalt-ine will give you a few minutes of what we look forward to enjoying all summer long.

thank you :: teacher appreciation day

We have had so many great teachers in our lives, and for that we give thanks. From Mrs. Ballangee in first grade to Mrs. Beaton in fifth grade to Professor Kubzansky in college. They shaped us and educated us and helped us during the most formative years of our lives in ways we cannot even begin to describe. The teacher we are most thankful for, however, is our mom. A first and second grade educator for so many years - not only in the classroom but in the home as well! We owe her thanks each and every day.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day today, we thought we'd share a simple, yet beautiful idea on how your child can thank their teachers. This year we gathered up the class list and emailed the parents asking each child to bring in a fresh bloom for each of their teachers. The end result is a bouquet as unique as the children in the class!  :: give thanks ::

in print :: in store :: bkr bottles

Everything we sell, we love. Take the bkr bottle for example, these water bottles are not only functional but beautiful. We have multiple bkr's in our kitchens and are always wondering what color we are going to buy next. These bottles fit perfectly in our cup holders, never tip over, are easy to carry with the loop top, come in beautiful colors and never, ever taste funky. Because they are made with glass you can put orange juice in one day and water the next and never taste yesterday's breakfast. Ever. You can also drop them on the sidewalk (often) and they come out unscathed (although we wouldn't recommend purposely trying this!). We have been selling these beauties for a couple years now and are excited to finally see some of our favorite magazines jump on board the bkr wagon. 

let's take a stroll down memory lane

It has been ages since we've seen this photo.
Actually, the image within the photo.
The one on the right where 'Mamy' and M are walking down Midland Avenue.
Let's take a better look...
She hasn't worn those pink cowboy boots in at least a year.
If not longer.
They simply grow up far too fast.

Pick up your copy of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce Directory
to get the insight on everything Basalt.
And to check out that adorable munchkin strolling down memory lane.

spring sale :: in-store and online!

SHOP in-store at 231 Midland Avenue in Downtown Basalt and save 15% storewide
:: or ::
SHOP online and use code BFABB3 to save 30% online