Back at it ….

We made it out! And back! (The “back” part was trickier.) We had lovely weather in Charleston, Beaufort, Bluffton, and Savannah. Ideal for walking around in spring clothing, poking in shops, eating out, and generally enjoying feeling warm. (The photo above is courtesy of my husband, and I have no idea where it’s from. Update: it’s from Friday night dinner at his aunt and uncle’s house. Low tide, and a dock with raccoon prints. I thought it was interesting, though. Maybe I should have ventured outside for this. I was inside, drinking wine and eating cashews …..) Now we’re back in rainy, cold, Chicago. Hello, April. At least it’s the perfect weather for doing laundry and catching up from being away.

Before I left, I promised new letterpress links. I have a few that I’ll be sharing over the next few days, but I’ll start with a discovery courtesy of Briar Press.

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Just Vandy is a letterpress studio in Torrance, California. First of all, I’d like to say that I think the website is beautiful. I want it all. Be sure to check out their wedding and baby portfolios, especially this and this. It’s funny. I feel like such a “traditional” girl, but I’m really drawn to the modern stuff. Just Vandy does custom stationery, too, for those of us who aren’t needing the wedding/baby goods. Spend some time browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Until tomorrow. Don’t get fooled between now and then.


  1. Lorraine
    March 31, 2008 / Permalink

    The Speckled Egg.. what a cool name! I Love it!

  2. ms firefly
    March 31, 2008 / Permalink

    welcome back!
    been watching out for your posts!

  3. Krissy
    April 1, 2008 / Permalink

    I missed your posts! Glad you had a great trip.

  4. louise
    April 2, 2008 / Permalink

    Welcome home, glad you guys had a lovely trip. I think your husbands photo is great. Did he spot the racoon or just its prints? xo lj

  5. Jane
    April 2, 2008 / Permalink

    thanks, louise! my husband commented at dinner about the “dog prints” on the dock, which is how he discovered they were raccoon prints :)