Thursday, November 19, 2009

I think I want this....

Yesterday I received an e-mail from PaperSource about its new letterpress machine. For $150, it could be a fun way to pass the time at home. But I wonder if it could handle a big job, like these 75 invites we are making for a party next month. I don't want to scoop myself, so here's the back. I can't wait to get it back from the letterpress company!


Monday, November 16, 2009


I just bought White and Warren cashmere slippers at 50 percent off. How psyched am I? You may just be one of the lucky gals who gets these for Christmas. And speaking of lucky, that's how I found the deal. Lucky Magazine is allowing readers 50 percent off these fine slippers for today only. Just enter luckydaily1 at checkout. Which colors did you buy?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


So, our wedding is finally posted over on The Bride's Guide. You can also find it at Martha Stewart Weddings. will be on Style Me Pretty on Tuesday. We think this is way cool. And if we were a better blogger, we'd know how to do a screen grab and all that jazz. But that's Jenny's forte, and she's busy right now laying out the newspaper. Meanwhile, it seems the ladies at MSW and SMP kinda went gaga over this:

The elk head was a stamp I had made for $9. We put it on everything, the menus, the programs and the name and escort cards. Honestly, I just didn't have the budget to spend getting all this stuff printed in color. So I had it printed in black, and my sweet mama stamped everything. All 130 programs, 130 menus and 260 name cards. How's that for love? Enjoy!

JH Love

We are meeting with a bride this week who met her fiance at the Cowboy Bar. She wants a "Jackson image" for her save-the-dates, a la this Bird and Banner suite. I have a feeling we are going to run into a lot of brides who swoon over their invites. So I think our challenge is going to be doing something totally unique with similar images.

We had a local artist, Courtney Leavell, draw this for us. Stay tuned, because Courtney will be doing some work for us in the future, hopefully many of our hand-drawn images. I think her first project, the antler arches, are going to be used a lot. On postcards. On bags. During her days, Courtney can be found arranging flowers and being creative at Lily and Company (she did my wedding flowers). She writes Lily's blog and also maintains her own.

We at xowyo are very excited to have a local artist on board. If Courtney could draw you any Jackson Hole image, what would it be?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


So my good friend Erin is opening a Pilates studio. I am so proud of her. She left her old job working for a studio just over a week ago. Her plan was to take a few weeks to get her space set up, design a logo and do all that stuff that comes along with setting up a studio. But people just love her too much, and her first week in her new space she had 35 clients.

She has no rugs, no furniture and her mats haven't even arrived yet. But she has two reformers and a Cadillac and some Pilates chairs. And, now she may have a logo. Jenny whipped this up yesterday in just a few minutes when Erin said she needed business cards...pronto. What do you think? Should this be Erin's new logo?

My favorite part of the business card? The back.

Monday, November 2, 2009

November already?

I woke up this morning and realized another month has gone by. How did that happen? Then I realized I am still craving the warmth of summer, so I posted this picture from our honeymoon in Kaua'i. I made Spencer snap this with me one night after dinner. Really, I wanted a picture of all the tall orchids outside this restaurant. You can kinda see them on the right.

Man, I love that dress, too. From Anthro. Wore it to the rehearsal dinner. Sigh.