Chicken Wire Frame DIY

Chicken Wire Frame DIY

One of my favorite ways to display paper goods is with clothes pins on chicken wire – it’s just so easy and if there are “gaps” between items, you can see through it, so it feels light and airy.  We use this display method for Bridal Shows, and... read more
Halloween Details 2016

Halloween Details 2016

Decorating for Halloween is a highlight of the season – it means that fall is officially here and I can get geared up for my favorite season.  I don’t do anything super scary or gruesome because… well, I’m a wimp and can’t take it. ha! ... read more
Election-Themed Wedding Style Shoot

Election-Themed Wedding Style Shoot

Today we’re throwing it back to a style shoot we did four years ago.  It was an election year, and the upcoming Presidential election was all over the media, so I was inspired to see how a wedding could have a political twist.  After a few phone calls, I put... read more

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...

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...

Cue the Confetti!

Have you heard the news?  Barque was just named Trendy Stationer of the Year by Stationery Trends Magazine!  We’re honored and excited and feel very blessed. We love our customers and what we do every day, but it’s nice to be recognized by our peers in the...

The Watermelon Keg

It’s summer – and that means that picnics, backyard barbecues and outdoor get-togethers are happening NOW! For your next summer party, use a watermelon keg – it’s clever, useful and a fun way to delight your guests (for only $24.99, plus the...

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Did you attend our “Snack and Shop” event in the store?  We served treats made from a few gourmet food items we offer, and a clear favorite was the Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken, so we wanted to share the recipe: Ingredients: 1/3 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup...

3 Step Margaritas

Some weekends, the best way to beat the Texas heat is to whip up a batch of easy frozen margaritas.  This recipe is tried and true (from my friend Kate), and I love that this recipe is super easy (only 3 steps), delicious, and you can adjust the alcohol content to...

Make Way for More Cards!

As spring shifts into high gear and Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation draw near, we need more room for greeting cards – we have cards out the wazoo! To solve the problem, this weekend we put a little muscle into it and added two more sections...

National Stationery Show 2015 Recap

Every May when I board a plane for NYC to attend the National Stationery Show, I get “first day of school” jitters.  I’m anxious to see what new products I discover, nervous that the trip will be worth the time and expense (plus time away from...

Earth Day Wildflower Seed Bombs

For Earth Day this year, we wanted to do something really fun for our customers… so we’ve made wildflower seed bombs! The idea is that  you can use the seed bomb in your own yard (or toss out the window when driving down the highway) to magically add a...

Grilled Artichokes

With beautiful weather in store for this week, I couldn’t resist pulling out the grill over the weekend!  I’ve only made this recipe a few times (I’m still working on perfecting the “art of the artichoke”), but it gets tastier every...