Behind the Scenes:  Patriotic Cups

Behind the Scenes: Patriotic Cups

Over July 4th weekend last year, when I had the red, white and blue on the brain, I was inspired to design our newest patriotic foam cups.  The first idea came from an Ashley Furniture commercial. I thought the concept was simple but would be cute and definitely... read more
Cinco de Mayo Custom Invitations

Cinco de Mayo Custom Invitations

It’s no secret that designing invitations for a Mexican/Fiesta themed party is one of my favorite tasks (evidence here and here), and luckily this year Cinco de Mayo is on a weekend, which means we were able to design a LOT of custom invitations for various... read more
Kentucky Derby Graduation Party Invitations

Kentucky Derby Graduation Party Invitations

Over the past few years, we’ve done several invitations for Kentucky Derby themed graduation parties, but this one is my absolute favorite!  The theme was “And She’s Off!”, and I just love the combination of pink roses, a green harlequin... read more

Behind the Scenes: Patriotic Cups

Over July 4th weekend last year, when I had the red, white and blue on the brain, I was inspired to design our newest patriotic foam cups.  The first idea came from an Ashley Furniture commercial. I thought the concept was simple but would be cute and definitely...

Cinco de Mayo Custom Invitations

It’s no secret that designing invitations for a Mexican/Fiesta themed party is one of my favorite tasks (evidence here and here), and luckily this year Cinco de Mayo is on a weekend, which means we were able to design a LOT of custom invitations for various...

Kentucky Derby Graduation Party Invitations

Over the past few years, we’ve done several invitations for Kentucky Derby themed graduation parties, but this one is my absolute favorite!  The theme was “And She’s Off!”, and I just love the combination of pink roses, a green harlequin...

Beach Must Have

We are SO excited to announce that our favorite beach blankets have arrived! (Seriously, we’ve been looking forward to this all year… it finally feels like SUMMER is happening, folks!) Here’s what we love about this blanket: – they’re...

Behind the Scenes – Ole!

In Texas, we throw a lot of Fiestas – for any occasion – birthday, retirement, graduation, engagement, couples shower, baby shower… just about any occasion can justify a Mexican-themed party.  So we are constantly needing new and fresh fiesta...

Signature Gift Wrap – Making Kids Parties Easy

Are your weekends filled with kids birthday parties?  It can be quite a task to find an inexpensive (yet thoughtful) gift, a birthday card AND something to wrap it with… especially when the party starts in an hour.  Let us introduce you to a concept that’s...

NEW Personalized Gift Tags for Kids

When we introduced personalized gift tags over the holidays, several customers requested that we do something similar for kids… and now they’re available!  We’ve taken our most popular Kids Stationery themes, added new designs, and created fun...

Dos & Tres Fiesta!

When our sweet customer Casey needed invitations for her son and daughter’s joint birthday party (turning 2 and 3, respectively), she threw out the idea of a hand-painted cactus theme, and I loved it!  Although it would have been easier to use stock artwork, I...

Carry On Chico

Jon Hart Chicos are great – they’re the perfect size that you can use them for lots of things – makeup, charging cords, medications – the chico is VERY versatile.  You can’t have too many of them, so that makes it the perfect gift for...

Valentine’s Day Brunch for Dinner

For this semester’s Barque Team get-together, I thought it might be fun to have “Brunch for Dinner”.  The benefits would be twofold – a great way for my girls to sample a few of our food products (like buttermilk biscuit mix and local...

Buttermilk Biscuit Basics

At the store, we love the buttermilk biscuit mix from Callie’s.  They make making biscuits easy and delicious (plus they make a great gift when paired with our local Kelle B Jams)! If you’re a biscuit pro, you might not need any tips, but if you’re a...

Valentine’s Day Lockers

Love is in the air… and for our customers, we hope it’s in their mailboxes too!  This LOVE-ly locker renovation is inspired by mail for and from your significant other – no matter what you call them! Here’s a brief behind-the-scenes of our...