New Cards on My Etsy Shop

Wanderlust cards, set of 4 from Satchel & Sage.

This fun greeting card set evolved from one of my hand-drawn illustrated patterns.

• 4 folded cards (3.5″ x 5″) , 4 envelopes (4.25″x 5.75″)
• blank inside for personal message
• printed on 210g archival white cover stock
• each card is hand cut, hand scored and hand trimmed
• packaged in a cello sleeve

Check here for more detail.

Summer in Austin

It’s one hot mother of a summer in Austin with temps reaching above 100 for a week straight. My lawn is scorched and I get sunburned just walking to my car. I’ve been trying to find fun summer activities to do that don’t involve getting sunstroke. Here are some ways I’ve been dealing with the heat.

Chill Out: I’ve discovered a few ways to cool down so far and one of them includes eating snow cones, snow balls, raspas. Whatever you call them, they are the perfect summer indulgence (and I have been indulging regularly).  I’m curious… what do you call them where you’re from? Casey’s New Orleans style snowballs is the best snow cone stand in Austin, they have homemade flavors, perfect ice consistency and are on my way home from work.

Dive In: While others put on winter weight, I put on summer weight; it’s too hot for outdoor exercise but perfect weather for snow cones and ice cream… you do the math. My favorite way to combat summer weight gain is by swimming. Austin’s many neighborhood pools and local swimming holes have been a lifesaver. This pic below is of Allandale pool, it’s surrounded by a pretty park with tennis courts and a little pond.

Catch A Flick: If you absolutely refuse to go outside in the sweltering heat, a movie theater may quite possibly be the coldest, darkest place you can go during the hot day. In Austin, the local fave is Alamo Draft House Cinema, a dine-in indie theatre with great beers on tap and a fun vibe.

Nona’s Market Giveaway!

Meet friend and fellow creative, Monica of Nona’s Market. She is giving away one of her adorable hedgehog onesies.  You can keep up with her crafting adventures here on her blog. ENTER TO WIN: See giveaway details below.


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You can also check out Nona’s Market on Etsy and Like Nona’s Market on Facebook.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Congrats Jamie Ohlsson You Win!

  • Only one winner
  • One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner is selected using and announced on Friday as an update to this post.
  • Winner may choose size of onesie  (NB, 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m, 24m)

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