Archive | August, 2012

Small Business Love: The Overall Co.

31 Aug

Every now and then you stumble upon that rarity of a place, a sort of hipster haven in the midst of monotonous  commercial businesses and wanna be hang spots. Growing up in small town Alabama my whole life you get use to hearing bad raps about how there is nothing to do. However, every now in then you find a place that seeks to change that status quo. A place that sparks life into a small town.

Living in Auburn, AL for the past six years, I’ve seen coffee shops come and go. To be honest, I’m a Starbucks gal. I become timid about spending four bucks of my hard earned cash on a coffee drink that I can’t vouch for, so I tend to stay away from the local hubs. But then came The Overall Co.

Having opened only a few weeks ago, this local Coffee Shop in downtown Opelika has been creating quite a buzz. Yes, O-pa-LIIK-AHH, (Southerns, mind your draw on that last syllable). This quaint shop is the epitomy of a sustainable small business sparking vitatlity into what many people would consider a one-horse town. Seriously, you pass a Piggly Wiggly and a Jacks to get to it.

Sustainability is a key quality to their ingredients. Among their fine coffee and treats, you’ll experience fresh local whole organic milk. They also specialize in homemade natural pops. Some of the favors include Chocolate Hazelnut, Salted Caramel, and Peach Agave. Aside from the treats the whole shop possesses the perfect ambience. From the eclectic seating to high vaulted ceiling the place is full of culture. There’s even an art gallery upstairs and local musicians who play live from time to time.

And if you like that seat you’re sitting in while you’re enjoying your fresh organic milk, well it’s probably for sell. Almost everything in the store is for sell and probably from a local artisan. OK, let me just say that does my heart happy. They have art, stationery, jewelry, and even a few of my cozies for sell in the shop. So excited to have an opportunity to put a few of my goodies into a marketplace.

I’m thrilled that there is finally a place like this nearby. It’s one of those shops you read about an think, geesh why isn’t my town that cool. Well, Opelika, here’s your start. I hope the culture builds. If you’re ever in town be sure to grap a pop and drop in The Overall Co. That door, with it’s glorious rustic hues and awesome logo should do the trick.

Like the cozy? You can pick you up one right here.

Eat Seasonally-2013 Wall Calendar

29 Aug

 

Remember the Eat Seasonally Kitchen Print I shared a few months ago? Well here is it’s handy companion. New in the shop: 2013 Wall Calendars!

Each month features a grouping of seasonal fruits and veggies and some lovely typography. The calendar measures 5 x7 and is printed professionally on 80# card stock in good ole’ Sweet Home Alabama. The calendars have a drilled hole in the top for hanging and display. Grab yours today!

Hand Lettering Practice

27 Aug

 

Amanda over at Wit & Whistle, challenged herself to five weeks of honing her hand lettering skills. This is something I had been wanting to do myself. So when she offered the opportunity to be part of a pinterest group effort, I dove in. I’ve been trying to incorporate more hand skills into my designs and it’s hard to make it look legit. The above type was part of a baby shower invitation I worked up that I’ll share in the next few weeks.

 

To me hand lettering allows a new dimension of your personality to appear in your work. It also helps make your piece even more one of a kind. Check out the Pinterest board and if you’re interested in joining in just put your Pinterest user name here.

Also I am now sending out the occasional email with sneek peaks to promos and goodies. If you would like to be updated, subscribe here.

August Giveaway: Hugs and Punches

23 Aug

Hugs and Punches is offering one of the cutest giveaways I think I’ve ever seen. If you’re a lover of baking and cuteness, then you must go check out her blog and enter. This awesome giveaway package includes an adorable apron from Anthropologie, a placeholder birdcage from Williams-Sonoma, a hand-dipped wooden spoon, some polka-dotted napkins, and my spoon and fork recipe cards. You only have till August 31st, so hurry!

And as an added bonus, you can save 10% in the store till then end of August. (code: August10)

Be sure to follow her blog. She has so many great posts, especially recipes.

Special thanks to Teresa for letting me be a party of this.

Enjoy!

Customizable Circus Invitations

22 Aug

 

Planning a party? Will there be elephants and trapeze artists? Then you’ll need this ‘Under the Big Top’ Circus invitation. I love a good party, and to me the invitation is that first glimpse for your guests to see just how awesome it’s going to be. The ease of this invitation is that you give me the information you need on it and I’ll create a custom invite perfect for you. Once approved, I send you a PDF so that you can print as little or many as you need in the comfort of your home. And if you wish, you can take it to a print shop to have them made.

Not a Man; Not a Mouse: Encouragement Cards

21 Aug

 

Have you ever read something that slapped you in the face? A friend posted this verse awhile back on Facebook in the MSG translation and it shook me. Isn’t it grand to think that the creator of the universe in all his majestic splendor sees and CARES for you? I knew that I needed to make this card. Trust me this little verse carries a powerful punch and I think it’s a great reminder for someone in need of a little encouragement or even to put up as a reminder to yourself. The listing is for one, but if you’re interested in multiples, just send me a message.

Also, if you would like to have this as a framed reminder I’m providing a free printable 5×7 version. Just download here: Verse Printable

In other news, Stone and Feather now has a twitter! Follow me,  I’ll be using it to post promos and newbies and any other cool stuff that might cross my path.

Enjoy!

New Birthday Cards in the Shop

20 Aug

 

Finally, new cards are added to the shop! Lots of birthday cards including this lovely mint one. There’s sure to be one in the perfect color for you. The card features a seal with a slight texture so some lovely color comes through. Then I used a lovely font and added some confetti for festivity. The other birthday cards feature a yummy piece of cake! Check them out here.

And keep check the shop out over the next several weeks. There will be tons of new stuff, fall promo, and seasonal goodies. I’ll be posting here as well as I add them. I’ve also started a pinterest board for the shop so you can see the collective group of goodies.

Enjoy!