Saturday, December 31, 2011

Resolutions I'll pretend to keep

Going into the new year, I always create a little list of resolutions in my head that I want to keep, and of course, I forgot about them four weeks in. Sure, I think about them every now and again and think to myself "Next year, Tara, next year".

1. Build a better blog and website (I've been trying to tackle this one for years...)

2. Finally make some of the cards that have been occupying my doodlebook for years (there are some good ones in there!)

3. Take more pictures.

4. Turn off the TV more, and just relax and listen to a good record. (We've already been implementing this)

5. Make a new friend. 

*Happy New Year everyone! We adore all of our CD fans, we couldn't do any of this without the people that love our stuff. So, thank you again for another amazing year. We hope 2012 will be full of awesome new stuff, and we can't wait to share it with you!*

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Paper Typewriter

Dudes, check out this suuuuper cool paper typewriter. I randomly came across it on Etsy, and totally love it. Find it here, along with other sweet goodies from London Handmade!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hello Wren!

Heather Cook Elliott, the amazing wedding & family photographer, approached me back in the fall to design some birth announcements for her new arrival, baby Wren. I was super excited when I heard some of Heather's ideas, so needless to say, I loved working on these. Heather & Brian have such a sweet and long love story, so Heather really wanted to play on that story that led to arrival of their first child.

Thank you Heather for allowing me to design these for you, little Wren is so precious, and I can't wait to see what's next in your journey.

PS: Here are Heather's amazing photos of baby Wren.

Friday, December 16, 2011


A few weeks ago, Adam and I saw the movie 50/50...and I'm going to get real with you for a second - I cried. I cried a lot. The fact that I cried at this movie (at a theater in public, no less!) is huge, because for those of you that know me personally, know that I am NOT in any way a person who shows that kind of emotion, especially in front of other human beings. In fact, I have never cried at a movie....ever. Unless you count the time when I was 4 and stood up and cried in the theater when Johnny 5 died in 'Short Circuit', but I'm not really counting that. Sure I went to see this movie because I am semi in love with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but the outcome of this film experience went beyond good looks.

It was such an incredibly moving film about the reality of dealing with cancer, but what made it really good was that it perfectly mixed being hilarious and extremely touching. It got things so right. Maybe it's because both Adam and I have been greatly affected by cancer in our lives, so much so, that the disease has taken away & changed forever, our fathers. That mere fact alone is probably why this movie has lingered with me and why I enjoyed it so much. Because at the end of the day, it's rare to come across a film that moves me to tears, really rare.

So, go see it. Now.

PS: Watch the trailer here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

San Fran Print

I am freakin' in love with this print from Hero Design Studio. It makes me want to hop on a plane to San Fran where I'll sip on Speakeasy beer and wander Market Street. sigh. Anyways, I love this print and the awesome illustration mixed with cool colors. Check out Hero Design Studio here. They have a TON of cool prints in their Etsy shop.

Monday, December 5, 2011

MINI Journey Journal is here!

The Journey Journal just got mini-fied! Check out our newest edition of the Journey Journal in our Etsy shop - The MINI. This puppy is perfect for tucking away in your back pocket, so it's always close to document your most important travel memories. Measuring 4.25 X 5.5, it's a perfect stocking stuffer for your traveling loved ones! Check it out here for all the specifics.