Let’s Flamingle!

Let’s Flamingle!

Earlier this year (after Market), we predicted that one of the HOT trends for 2016 was the flamingo… those pink feathered beauties were ALL OVER!… and we fell in love, so we jumped on the bandwagon. Take a look at these NEW foam cups and koozies that just... read more
Easy Easter Candy Cups

Easy Easter Candy Cups

Need several quick, easy and affordable Easter gifts?  We love this idea!  They’re great for teachers, neighbors, co-workers or friends (and they cost less than $5 each)! For this project you will need: Easter foam cups (we think these “You’re Some... read more

Change in Availability

To our Barque customers: I am so grateful that many of you have come to rely on us (me) for all of your invitation needs.  I truly enjoy designing them – in fact, it’s one of my favorite parts of “the job”.  That being said, nonstop creativity... read more

Holiday Decorations Cheat Sheet

It’s time to deck the halls again! I used to think decorating for Christmas was daunting – where does THAT item go… Was it on the mantle or on top of the piano?  Or was it in the guest room?… I used to overthink it too much and decorating took...

Thanksgiving Dinner Game Plan

I love planning a holiday meal.  As new food magazine issues emerge on the shelves, I start collecting them – and scouring them – using page flags and sticky notes to mark interesting recipes. I’m lucky that my family is laid back when it comes to...

Holiday Photo Cards: Behind the Scenes

A few weeks ago, I sat down to sketch new holiday photo card ideas (hard to believe it’s already time for that again, isn’t it?). Sometimes the end result is quite different than the original sketch, and sometimes they’re almost exactly alike.  This...

New Fall Stationery? Check.

Buffalo check, in fact. This summer we basked in the glory of cabana stripes, but as we transition into fall – we knew it was time to switch things up a bit.  The design inspiration for this collection came from a few different sources.  First, the current...

Fly Fishing Weekend

Without a doubt, fall is my favorite season.  The first time that air turns crisp, I’m as giddy as a schoolgirl. For past several years, my grandparents have traveled to Roaring River State Park to go fly fishing in the fall, and I’ve been lucky enough to...

End of Summer Fiesta

To wrap up the summer, I thought it might be fun to throw an End of Summer Fiesta for the entire Barque team.  We’ve never had an official “office party” or anything, so this was new – but definitely fun and we will do it again! A good fiesta...

Fiesta Tissue Napkin Rings

As I’m planning an End of Summer Fiesta, so I thought it might be fun to create decorative napkin rings for it.  They were easy, and I like how they added more color to the tablescape. To begin, you will need: – scissors – empty toilet paper rolls...

Pineapple Plates

While in Costa Rica for my brother’s wedding, my family took a half day fishing tour. When the young local fisherman presented us with a gorgeous pineapple snack – we were really impressed with his presentation skills! He used no fancy plates or utensils – just a...

Back to School Locker Makeover

With our Back to School SALE ending Saturday, we thought it was time for  a mini-makeover on our locker display behind the register! Books, chalkboard, a globe and a paper airplane? Yep! Gang’s all here!  School is IN...

On Trend NOW – Perfectly Pineapple

As summer comes to a close, it seems like some of us are holding onto visions of palm trees and pineapples to keep the feel of summer alive.  Or maybe it’s just because pineapples have been such a HOT trend this season?  The pineapple has been a sign of...

Balsamic Honey Glazed Grilled Carrots

Ingredients: One bunch of carrots 1/2 cup Savannah Bee Company’s Grill Honey 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary (or any other fresh herb you enjoy) Instructions: Wash and peel the carrots, removing the both ends.  Put...

Summer 2015 Market Trends

We just got back from shopping Atlanta Market over the weekend and couldn’t wait to share with you what looks like the hottest trends for this fall!  {As a designer, a bonus for noticing the trends is that it can inspire me to create products that will...