Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Our Blogs Got Married

My brand new husband and I have combined our two electronic-newsletters into one handy brand new "blog." Please reset your bookmarks at See you on the other side!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mincy & Frantic at the LA Street Food Fest!

This Saturday, Feb. 13th, Mincy and I will be selling our magnets & cards at LA's first Street Food Fest from 11-5 at the LA Center Studios downtown (500 S. Beaudry Ave.). Admission is only $5 and you get to sample from some of the best food trucks in the city.

Luckily they'll be offering sample sizes at sample prices ($1-$5) so you can try a lot of different foods. I'm starting to make a list of ones I want to try, and I finally told Mincy we had to have a budget of how much we could spend apiece otherwise we'd end up spending all the profits (plus gain around 37 lbs.)! Some of the trucks that will be there include the Grilled Cheese Truck, the Buttermilk Truck, the Sweets Truck and the Komodo Truck.

But that's not all! There will also be 33 artists & designers selling their wares, so if you haven't gotten your Valentine shopping done - now's your chance! Designers include The Quilting Mama, Mr. Toast, Plastique and Three Apparel.

For a full list of food trucks and designers click here.

So take your Valentine downtown for some great food and buy him or her something special from a local designer. Celebrate the institution of food trucks in LA and the fact that it will be 70 degrees and sunny, instead of 20 degrees and snowy like much of the rest of the country.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's National Stationery Show Time Again?!

Okay, so it's not until May, but planning is in full gear. Mincing Mockingbird and I paid for the booth this week, so I guess we're officially going. Oh yeah, and I bought the plane tickets yesterday and the hotel is reserved. I've got some new cards already designed, though they have to be printed yet. The list just keeps expanding every day. We're hoping that we've learned something from last year's show and the most important thing would be is to not wait til the last minute because everything seems to take longer to get done than you think it will.

Here's a partial list of things to be done:
- order carpet squares
- redesign catalog
- make press kits
- design booth layout
- choose booth colors
- choose booth furniture
- decide how to display magnets
- get cards printed
- write press releases
- decide on lighting
- figure out when to ship everything

Whew! Okay, I'm tired now and must go take a nap. I'll update more as we actually complete it.