Weekend Gratitude Giveaway

Tory Williams Photography and I have teamed up for a fabulous weekend giveaway.  Head on over to Tory’s Facebook page and tell us what you are thankful for, and possibly win this fabulous Smock Gift Box.  The Gift Box includes 6 letterpress thank you notes, and a beautiful keepsake box.  Scope out the goods right here. 

A winner will be randomly selected on Monday morning!

 

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I’m feeling saucy today, my friends, and about 6 Twitter friends away from 200 followers.  Be the 200th, and I will send you a very special stationery surprise via Snail Mail!

Follow me on Twitter, and win something sweet!

Cherry Blossom Religion

I am officially it’s first member, and worshiping it.  Have you ever been to a cherry blossom festival of any kind?  If so, you probably catch my drift.

AP and I headed to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden last Saturday afternoon to catch the tail end of hundreds of blossoming cherry trees.  It was one of the most spectacular sights either of us had ever witnessed. We spent some QT under the trees just staring up at these magical pink pom poms and watching the petals rain down as the breezes blew them to the ground.

Not only beautiful, but a reminder that nature is more beautiful and powerful than anything we can possibly control.  Enjoy some of my iPhone pics.  On my list of goals is a proper camera and a tutorial from Tory.

 

Cheesecake Constellation Tarts

DIY amazingness alert, spotted on Pinterest.  Are you following me yet, BTW?

These Cheesecake Constellation Tarts posted on Diamonds for Dessert are ridiculously cool. Check out some photos from their blog below, and step by step instructions about how to do this yourself right here!

via Diamonds for Dessert

Mother’s Day Gifts!

Well well well.  It looks like Mother’s Day is right around the corner (May 13th, to be exact). Not sure what to get your mom, wife, sister, best friend, favorite mom?

Stationery Subscriptions are now available for Mother’s Day.  It’s so super easy – choose a 3 ($41), 6 ($77.50), or 12 ($140) Month Subscription.  Your special lady will receive 3 cards a month for each of those months, as well as a Mother’s Day gift certificate notifying them of this very special gift from you.  Leave the work to me!

Mercier Beaucoup Stationery Subscriptions for Mother’s Day

Step Away

My step-dad is a craftsman and made me an amazing new walnut desk for our apartment and for my work station.  Only problem is, getting it from Boston to NYC. It may require some type of U Haul action.

I digress.  When I get my desk here, I think I need to put this on the wall in front of it. I have been spending way too much time on the computer lately. ‘Tis one thing that is very difficult about starting your own business and having work-a-holic tendencies – it’s hard to take a break.

La Farme Letterpress via Etsy

Dutch Door Press Birds and Blooms

Dutch Door Press is one of my favorite stationery brands, and currently putting out all kinds of gorgeous goods including these State Birds and Blooms letterpress art prints.  5″x7″ is the perfect size to frame all 50 of these beauties and make a state wall. Now I just need to find a wall……

(P.S. Dutch Door Press is coming to Mercier Beaucoup Stationery Shop and monthly subscriptions in the coming month!)

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Desert Wedding

I have an affinity for all weddings, and am particularly vibe-ing on desert weddings lately.  I think it’s the latest Spring Martha Stewart Weddings that brought this feeling to the forefront.  Did you see the gorgeous dessert wedding spread with beautiful oranges, yellows, and pinks? If you missed it, below are some photos from the magazine. It’s playful but elegant and SO MUCH COLOR! I love it. Have a great weekend!

Photos from Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2012

Katherine Sandoz

I would love to tell you about one of my favorite people I’ve never met. I learned about Katherine Sandoz from one of my favorite design blogs (sorry, I can’t remember which one) a year or so ago.  I fell in LOVE with her paintings and her eye for color.  I immediately bought a painting which continues to be a showpiece hanging above our couch in our NYC apartment.

Like her paintings, Katherine is warm, playful, and full of life! Apparently she’s quite the hostess as well, from what I gather stalking her virtually.  I hope we meet someday.  I’m already scheming where I could put a second painting, but how would I ever be able to choose.  I hope you love her work as much as I do.

Camelia No.3 by Katherine Sandoz

The Beach C by Katherine Sandoz

Marsh B by Katherine Sandoz

Winifred by Katherine Sandoz