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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010!

2009 has left with great memories and proud accomplishments. We loved the chance to work with so many wonderful couples, and make new friends! Being a part of It's Better Together gave the opportunity to meet so many kind and talented people! It gave of us a sense of connection to Orlando that we had been looking for! Having everyone's support throughout the past year provided opportunities to grow as designers, and expand our business into something really exciting! And last but not least, training for our very first half marathon (which is only 9 days away!!) Go Team Orange!

We're so excited to see what 2010 will bring, and we have gone ahead and made a couple New Years Resolutions of our own:

• Launching our website
• Launching a new product line
• Trying new things.
• Dreaming and planning our future storefront
• Finishing our first half marathon!

Here is a look back on our year in photos. Happy 2010!

xo, Sarah & Lisa

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We love it Wednesday: Simply Sweet Prints

Maybe it's because my mind is on the new year, or because I am in the process of packing and dreaming of decorating my new apartment, but I thought these prints from Farouche were adorable! I love the simple positive messages, and the brightly colored clean prints. They would be great subtle reminders to have around to stay happy and positive!



Images courtesy of Farouche

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Photo from the It's Better Together Party Booth
set up by Becka and Nate of Studio222 Photography



We wish you a Merry Christmas!

from, Orange Blossom Ink

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We Love it Wednesday: Christmas Cards

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year – time spent with family, fabulous food, and especially Christmas cards! I love going to check the mail and seeing brightly colored envelopes with fun postage, mixed in with all the bills and direct mailers. What a surprise when I saw a poster tube sent from Billy Davis and opened it to find this:

Along with a certificate that read:

Item No. 12640
SANTA CLAUS CHRISTMAS DAY CONCERT
1966
unattributed (believed to be Gilbert Grzcki)
11 x 17 in. (27.94 x 43.18 cm)

Condition B– Tape stains on all corners; water stain on right upper corner; minor foxing throughout

This exceedingly rare poster for the 1966 Christmas Day concert given by Santa Claus at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, is in fair to good condition. There are only thirteen others known in public
collections.

This item is prized for its scarcity and the quality of its design and illustration. Even though the poster is not signed, style and execution suggest this is a work by the late Gilbert (Griz) Grzcki of San Mateo CA.

This example is from a lot of sixty-five posters formerly of the Nicolas Cage collection.

Bids start at $1,265 USD

What a fabulous idea for a Christmas card! I love the fact that not only was this a non-traditional holiday greeting, but there was a story to go along with it! So thanks Billy, for making my day merrier!

Be sure to check out Billy's website, One Swell Illustrator.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Spring into Save the Dates

The holidays have been keeping us busy, but we wanted to take a quick second to show some of our latest work. This Save the Date may not have made the final cut, but we were excited with how these Springtime postcards came out. This design could be made to match any bride's color scheme, and the backs would be customized to coordinate!








Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We love it Wednesday: Wintery Finds

We may live in sunny Florida, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the coziness, and warmth of the Christmas season! In the midst of browsing for my last few holiday gifts this week, I found some wonderful holiday treasures to get me inspired and excited for my travels back home to the Wintery Midwest.



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

We Love it Wednesday: Christmas Traditions {Trees}

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I love the lights, the music, the festive store aisles–but the best part about the season is decorating the tree. When I was younger, my parents always took my sisters and me to cut down a tree in early December. Mom and Dad piled us all in a sled, Dad threw the saw over his shoulder, and we trekked away to find the perfect tree.

Yes, that's me in the Charlotte Hornets Starter jacket. (Red and black plaid pajama pants, too!)

Fast forward to 2009. My husband and I have had three years of fake trees. While they're always perfect (in that bendable branches sort of way), I still missed the festiveness that a real tree brought to the house. In fact, last year during the after-Christmas sales, I had purchased a tree stand and tree bag with all intentions of getting a real tree the following year.


So, off to Lowe's we went to chose our 9-foot beauty of a tree.

A few days (and 1100 white lights) later, our gorgeous Christmas tradition was decorated head to toe. I love sitting on the couch with nothing but the glow of the tree. Sigh. Christmas makes me happy.

(Just because there's no snow, doesn't mean my sisters and I can't find something to take the place of a sled!)

So, spill the beans! Are you a real or fake tree household? Have any Christmas traditions to share?

One Month and Counting

Today marks exactly one month until the Disney Half Marathon! We'll be honest we lost a little momentum over the Thanksgiving Holiday although, we did get up early to run the Orlando Turkey Trot downtown (that should count for something!) We can proudly say though, we are back at training and can't wait for the big day.

Here is a rundown of our stats since September 6th:

Completed: 79 miles
Calories Burned: 7056
Average Pace: 10:41 mile