My friend Anita introduced my to ravioli lasagna, and I have been hooked ever since. As much as I love cooking, I have never tackled the lasagna before. I think it was because my mom hated Italian food and never cooked anything with tomato sauce. The only tomato exposure I got growing up was ketchup [...]
I've been working with Ashley, Ben & Kate on web and graphic design for years on shared projects. We finally developed a website to market our combined talents and offer support to our clients. Be sure to visit Beachsmith and see what we can do! Our Mission: Beachsmith helps individuals, businesses and non-profits increase their public profile through creative implementation of print materials, building and maintaining custom websites and leveraging social media; as well as improving their market position and profitability through consulting on a range of topics from branding to financial solutions to business management.
Meryton Marketplace: Our Beginnings
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a woman in posession of a large fortune must be in want of merchandise... ...and so MERYTON MARKETPLACE was born. We "officially" launched our shop at the North American Jane Austen Society Annual General Meeting over the past three days. We are truly overwhelmed and moved by the reception we received there from our fellow Jane-ites. Thank you to all of you who took the time to meet us, hear about our vision and to all of our delightful customers! Please sign up for our shop updates, product releases and special offers here. Here's our story: I ...
Every once in a while, people amaze me. I am completely blown away by one of Matt's cousin's children, Delaney - who took it upon herself last weekend to start an awareness campaign about Mitochondrial Disease. Delaney is one of 6 children of Matt's cousins GW & Shawna. Grant is one of a pair of twins and with his illness their life can be very stressful. Mitochondrial disease is so devastating and so few people know it. It's hard to explain and understand. It's a frustrating cycle, because it's hard to raise money for a cure when nobody knows what it ...
Introducing Our Magnetic Jewelry Collection
We’ve designed an original interchangeable magnetic button jewelry collection! Mix and match your accessories to your outfit or mood with this line of interchangeable pieces. It's a whole new way to wear buttons! Fun to wear and trade; ideal for kids, teens & cool grown ups! Makes a great gift! OUR NECKLACKES: We've attached one of our super-strong magnets to a sweet flower pendant. Changing you look has never been so simple - just remove the button cap from the magnet on the floral base and snap on a new button to switch out the topper. There’s just enough room for ...
Check out our selection of fun button earrings! There's truly something for everyone. We can also create earrings for you from ANY of the button designs in our shop or create custom pairs especially for you. Photographs by Jane Hasty. Thank you Jane for your exceptional shots!
Wine & Beverage Button Charms
One of our favorite button creations are our button beverage charms! These hip wine charms are just waiting for your party to happen... Click here to see our collection of button beverage charms. Never lose sight of which glass is yours with these fun & funky charms that can hook on any glass (or frosty mug or wine cooler bottle neck). No more guessing which glass is yours! These unique images will keep your guests glasses or mugs straight even when they're "in their cups". Each set has SIX different charms and brings a matching theme to your gathering. We use a mix of ...
Ever need to go undercover? Want to be incognito? I found the solution to your problem! The Project Girl offers this nifty downloadable & printable sheet for FREE through Design House Digital.
I can’t believe what we did…we got a puppy! I’ve never had such a young dog, it’s a world of new discoveries, challenges and lots of laughs! He’s basically a very good little doggie, but VERY curious, mischievous & enthusiastic. Here’s what he loves: toys (he has also thought a whole stalk of broccoli was [...]
I’ve been working with Ashley, Ben & Kate on web and graphic design for years on shared projects. We finally developed a website to market our combined talents and offer support to our clients. Be sure to visit Beachsmith and see what we can do! Our Mission: Beachsmith helps individuals, businesses and non-profits increase their [...]
We work with a couple of local mum shops that keep us BUSY during the fall. Last night marked the last homecoming game of the season (for the ones we service, anyway) – so everyone’s inventoried, billed & put to bed til next year. *sighs with relief* Many thanks to The Mum Shop in Plano [...]
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a woman in posession of a large fortune must be in want of merchandise… …and so MERYTON MARKETPLACE was born. We “officially” launched our shop at the North American Jane Austen Society Annual General Meeting over the past three days. We are truly overwhelmed and moved by the [...]
Keep an eye on this hip blog: Style Rookie , written by teen author Tavi Gevinson from her bedroom in Oak Park, Illinois. This fifteen-year-old feminist also has a digital magazine Rookie, aimed at a wider audience than simply cool, alternative teens (equally amazing). Tavi is a source of endless inspiration Tavi began her blog in March [...]
Lol, reporting technical difficulties today – I can’t get the video to embed. So I’m linking it up, because these are TOO TASTY to miss! To quote the video, these are “redonkulously, stupid good!” I can vouch for that. I made these bacon wrapped dates over the summer and they were a huge hit. I [...]
Talk about HOT social media! PINTEREST is where it’s at! Pinterest is the social bookmarking site I didn’t know I needed, but turns out was my wildest dream come true. It allows you to visually browse by picture. Each picture links to an article online. You can “pin” pictures you want to revisit and categorize [...]
I have had the opportunity to design three textbook covers so far & I love doing it! It’s inspirational to think of your work in the hands of so many young people. I did this particular cover in 2010 and it remains one of my favorites. The book is Reading, Writing and Thinking Around the Globe. [...]