| Lake Tahoe Wedding Stationery

Remember the Lake Tahoe Save-the-Dates from a while back? The rest of the set has been finished and mailed.  Devrin—who is a dear friend all the way from the eighth grade!—had one request which was to use purple and lime green.  I have to admit I was nervous about that, but after seeing some of the floral inspirations she was incorporating into her wedding, I knew we could make something work.


We kept the silver foil (which is reading as a dull gray line in these photos but is delightfully sparkly in real life) on the laid cover stock, and one of my favorite elements was the custom pocket fold-out which took the place of an inner envelope and held all the pieces snugly in place!


It folded up and was sealed with a custom sticker which wrapped front to back, and the whole she-bang slipped into a lavender outer envelope.


I really wanted to sneak some woodsy wedding guests onto the part of the pocket which would be covered with cards, but Ryan—who was a good sport about all the pastels and polka-dots drew the line at bunnies. Fair enough.  But I can still show you guys the comp?

Dev and Ryan are such a great couple and I wish them all the happiness in the world—Happy Wedding you two!

| Pretzel Time

Friends—between deadlines, a series of seven plagues, a broken camera, and a pediatric eye surgery, blogging has fallen by the wayside.  To atone for what was undoubtedly a huge hole in your life, I am going to let you in on a family staple and neighborhood treasure—that with which we win new friends and lure back friends lost. Something for which we are known to creep two blocks down the street in the wee hours of the morn, tap at the door, and beg.  The thing all family road trips begin and end with, late night work sessions are fueled by, and pants are too tight because of: Mazzola Bakery Lard Bread.

“Made with Genoa salami, provolone cheese, pepper and a spread of lard this bread is the object of many a food-lover’s pilgrimage.” It is crazy good, and extra wonderful in pretzel form.  And because I already have to mail a package (one of my despised chores), what do you say we properly motivate both blogger and reader with a friendly competition? I am not educated on the random selection software fancy blogs use for their giveaways, so how about: I will ship a pretzel to whomever leaves me the most amusing factoid in the comments by Monday night.  It won’t be quite as good as if you come visit me and we stay up late to get the fresh baked loaves, but overnight delivery should whet your palate until you can do so.