Thursday, May 31, 2012

Moveable Type | Cross-country Adventures in Printing

Moveable Type | Cross-country Adventures in Printing:

The moveable type 1982 Chevy 'Step Van' portable print shop.

Artisan Printers | 'Hello!Lucky'

Letterpress Cards | Hello!Lucky:


We are Artisan Printers
» Letterpress Stationery

Sisters and best friends Eunice and Sabrina Moyle co-founded Hello!Lucky in 2003 with a vintage Vandercook press in Eunice's garage. On a whim, she sent some of her cards to Kate's Paperie in New York City in 2003, and they immediately placed an order. Hello!Lucky was in business!
"We're constantly looking for creative and unexpected ways to bring great design into the world of stationery, (we spend hours! trying to perfect each design before it reaches you)."

» Meet the Printers
 » 'Hello! Lucky' blog
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Hello Lucky! Parties & Pretties
"Oh my. So I’ve seen a few Circus birthday parties in my time, but I was so excited to discover this deeeeelightful party from the ladies of Hello! Lucky. {Little Jude was turning 1, and boy did his mama turn it out!}" -modernkiddo

DIY Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

a three-part post | >> DIY: 1 | 2 | 3  
{From Suzannah's DIY wedding. @Adventures in Dressmaking}

DIY Portland Wedding

DIY Portland Wedding

From Suzannah: "I always imagined I’d have a DIY wedding. I do everything myself by nature, and love the power I feel from taking things into my own hands and doing my own home décor, minor upholstery, jeans-mending, trendy dress-making. From before we were even engaged (and before DIY weddings were cool, I swear ;) !) I’ve imagined I would do just about everything for the wedding myself. I love making food for large groups so figured I could even do the catering, and make the cake! And of course I’d make my dress and the bridesmaid dresses, and everything else would be vintage! But once the ring was on my affair was. For more than 100 guests, many from out of town, we needed a big place with amenities like a hotel and a real bar, and from going to more friends’ weddings in the time before ours I realized no, I would not have time to instruct the AV guys exactly where the mic should go, or set up the cake table. I would be in pictures and getting dressed and maybe freaking out a little. I know some brides do it ALL, but for me I found I needed to stick to what I knew.
We had almost two years to plan the wedding, and picked the location about 18 months before. When I had done my research I realized how much easier it would be if we went with a place that made the food for you, and used their own catering services so you didn’t have to check out tons of food vendors. Another huge plus of any McMenamins location (a great local chain around the Northwest) is that the room rental fee is waived if you hit a food and beverage minimum. Um, no rental fee, just pay for food? Yes, please!"

{Suzannah is a blogger based in Portland, Oregon, who "loves to sew, decorate my apartment, and put together cute outfits on a budget." A DIY-er by nature she loves to share projects, tutorials and ideas for handmade lifestyles!}

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

biz ladies | Design*Sponge

biz ladies | Design*Sponge:


Mariah Danielsen, an award-winning graphic designer and marketer who discovered she could build a business around what she loves: weddings, stationery and DIY projects writes about turning your talents into a biz. She is the owner of 'Oh, What Love' and the co-creator of 'The Create+Connect Project', a program that helps creative entrepreneurs turn their passion into profit... read more »

Accounting + Finances
Customer Relations
Education + Resources
Ethics & Etiquette
General Advice
Marketing + Advertising
Public Relations
Social Media
Time Managment

The Naked Kitchen's 'Easy Refrigerator Green Bean Pickles'

Easy Refrigerator Green Bean Pickles | The Naked Kitchen:

"It’s funny, not ha-ha funny but interesting funny, that I don’t care for cucumbers but I love pickles. There’s something about that briny sour flavor that changes them in a good way. Now I love green beans any which way so it’s only natural that pickled green beans would be a favorite of mine too. You won’t need any special equipment for these pickles and they are so easy to make you won’t get in a pickle making them, just eating them."

Approximately 1 pound fresh green beans
2 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 fresh dill heads or 1 tsp dill seed
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
2 tbsp sea salt or kosher salt

Cut the green beans to fit into 2 pint size canning jars. Stack the green beans into the jars leaving some room for the pickling liquid.
Add 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 dill head and 1 clove garlic into each jar.
In a medium size sauce pan mix together the vinegar, water and salt.
Bring to a boil and then pour over the beans up to 1/4 quarter inch of the top of the jar.
Tighten the lids onto the jars and let cool at room temperature.
Once cooled place the jars into the refrigerator. Let the green beans “pickle” at least 4 days before eating.

Makes 2 full pint sized jars.

Store pickles in the refrigerator. Pickles will keep up to 1 month.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Paperblog | Reclaiming Your Wardrobe


Wardrobe coach Nicole released her book Reclaiming Your Wardrobe.
-- for a limited time you can download it for free from Amazon. 
Go! Reclaim!
Tweetable Mentions 2.3.12!/theWardrobeCode

Let's talk about your wardrobe ...

Nicole Longstreath

"I am Nicole Longstreath and I am not your typical wardrobe consultant. In fact, I'm actually awardrobe coach and I believe that style should be accessible for everyone (this means you).
I offer unique and affordable solutions to help you develop your best, most expressive wardrobe. I'm also a second-hand clothing maven, having completely built my own fabulous wardrobe from a local community thrift store for under $1,000.
Welcome to my virtual home, please feel free to browse around. Be sure to check out my portfolio of client looks and my services and products that can help you look your best!" -

Patchwork - Indie Arts and Crafts Festival

Patchwork - Indie Arts and Crafts Festival:

* May 27th * 11-5 * Downtown Santa Ana  * Sycamore + Second St.
100+ booths featuring local independent artists, designers + crafters at the show. These amazing creators will be showcasing their unique wares including clothing (for men, women & kids), accessories, home goods; like art, pottery + glassware, pet items, jewelry, soaps, candles + other bath + body items, craft kits + patterns, knit + crochet items, stationary + paper goods, purses, handbags and so so much more! Grub includes many delicious creations from local restaurants and unique food trucks. {Bring the kids so they can make art at our DIY craft booth.} 













 delilah + nicole
keep it local at the indie arts & crafts festival!
~eat, drink + shop from local indie crafters,
designers, artists, food trucks, cafes + more...
*be sure to visit: random nicole sponsors - backyard in a jar
Santa Ana, CA ·



July 7 | Canning 101

July 7th | 11:00am-2:00pm
Learn the basics of canning your fruits and veggies. Learn the science and proper techniques behind food preservation in this comprehensive canning course that will leave you feeling confident and secure. Master Food Preserver Delilah Snell will guide you in this hands-on workshop making 2 sweet preserves and one pickle while covering techniques, supplies and food safety-all involving peak of season produce.

Recipes, canned goods (btwn 6-8 jars/student) 
and snacks are all included in this workshop-bring 
your apron and your appetite!

Workshops: Take a look at our event calendar for a full listing of our hands-on community workshops.
Blog: Check in with the Project Small Blog for Road Less Traveled owner Delilah Snell’s adventures in apartment homesteading, food craft & business.
Our Story: Learn where we came from and where we’re heading.
Store Info: Our address, phone number and store hours can be found here.

MISSION: a shop with that provide natural and unique (local/handmade/fair trade) items as well as a community education space.
Road Less Traveled (RLT) started as the brainchild of Delilah Snell, who wanted to see something different in her Orange County community.
In August of 2005, she rented a 500-sq. ft. retail shop in an unknown spot on North Main Street where she saw the need for eco/non-toxic/sustainable goods with $5,000 of savings from working at The Gypsy Den. Over the next 6 years, her store became a hub for creative thinkers, community members and artists to find something literally of-the-beaten-path. In that time, RLT had won awards and media attention for eco-education and creativity, and Delilah lectures across the state on food sustainability, creative business development, DIY and green consumerism.
In February 2012, RLT moved to downtown Santa Ana to collaborate with Grand Central Art Center in a new home in the heart of the Artist’s Village. RLT has also partnered with friend and fellow green business Belly Sprout offering eco-beauty and natural parenting.
Road Less Traveled Store Summer 2012 Windows

Road Less Traveled Store Summer 2012 Windows

Backyard In A Jar:  random nicole sponsors - backyard in a jar  In 2009 Delilah became a Master Food Preserver and started a line of artisan preserves focused on unique/strange items and the bounty from Southern California yards and farms. She teaches classes on food preservation at RLT almost monthly.
Patchwork Show: In 2006, Delilah and her niece Nicole (of Random Nicole) started an Indie Arts & Crafts Fair called Patchwork in the back parking lot of RLT with 20 vendors. The goal was to showcase handmade/local goods and have them available to the public in a one-day shopping event. In 2012, Patchwork has grown into 3 locations (Santa Ana, Long Beach and Culver City) with over 100 vendors in each location. More locations are currently in the works. We are always looking for people to help with each of the events-contact us for more info.
Craftcation Conference:  In 2012, Delilah and Nicole started Craftcation: a conference for vendors who would do Patchwork or are thinking about starting a small/creative business (retail, freelance, craft, etc…) with workshops on accounting, PR, scheduling, marketing, etc… and craft classes. The first conference was held in Ventura March 22-25 with additional locations and dates in the future.

Nicole Lavelle