Thursday, May 27, 2010

stuff we all get

I have safely and happily returned from The National Stationery Show (even though I am still slowly recovering and adjusting to "store life" again!). I'll be re-capping over the next couple of weeks, but first I want to share with you one of my most favorite parts of The Stationery Show... THE SWAG!

I scored big this year... (especially with the help of Jane over at simple + pretty)! I got some really great goodies from a. favorite design, BirdDog Press, Crane & Co, Graphic Image, and Ladies of Letterpress.

Not to mention all of the tote bags I scored! Thanks to Ink + Wit, Ladies of Letterpress, Night Owl Paper Goods, Sapling Letterpress, Tallu-lah, and Tiselle, I'll be sporting some super cool totes around town!

More Stationery Show talk soon...

Friday, May 14, 2010

it's here {national stationery show}!

This weekend I am headed to New York for the most anticipated week of my whole year... The National Stationery Show! Last year was my first year and I've been counting down the days until going again. I just can't wait, it has become quite an obsession of mine over the past few weeks. I've been receiving a ton of really inspirational, exciting, and beautiful mail lately and I'll tell you, it's much better than receiving just bills. So fun!

I am so excited to see many of my favorite companies that we already work with including Smock, Wiley Valentine, Elum, the Found, Hello Lucky, Cavallini, and more + I am very excited to see a few favs that I haven't seen in awhile including BirdDog Press and a. favorite design. Not to mention all of the new companies that are on my list! Looks like I'll be one busy (and sociable) girl!

Here is a little sneak peek at some things that I am super excited for... Linda + Harriett's 2011 calendar, new noteblocks from Crane & Co, coasters by Peggy Wong for Crane & Co, and some new office supply items from Girl of All Work. The list goes on and on and on... New York, here I come!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

mother of the year contest

It's that time of year again... it's time to celebrate mom! Why not celebrate mom by entering her into the Third Ward Merchant's Mother of the Year Contest?

This is a fabulous contest... I'm a little jealous that I'm not a mother, I'd love to win these prizes! The grand prize pampering package is valued at $1,000! This grand prize includes a private shopping night at Broadway Paper, a private shopping night at Sprout, a $100 gift certificate to The Home Market, a $150 gift card to Falcon, a $150 gift card to Neroli Salon & Spa, vouchers to see a performance at the Skylight Theatre. Plus gifts from Palms Bistro, Lorena Sarbu, Milwaukee Cupcake Company, and many more.

To enter, send an e-mail describing a deserving mom in 250 words or less to

Nominations should include:
Phone Number and E-mail Address
All nominees must live in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, or Waukesha counties.

Hurry and get your nominations in since they are due by tomorrow, May 5th. Winners will be announced May 6th! Best of luck to you and your deserving mom!