Archive for April, 2010
We are sooooo HAPPY to finally show off this fabulous photographic collection!!! Back in January we collaborated with another ah-mazing husband + wife team for a two day photography (insert mega-phone & a man with a very deep voice shouting)…EXTRA.VA.GANZA!!! Click…here if you don’t remember our sneak peek blog post & to learn more. Greenray went ‘live’ online last week and we couldn’t be more excited for Read + Amber. ‘But what is greenray?’ you ask!. Oh silly rabbit just a piece of organic eco YUMMY-NESS that makes you wanna just jump for joy. Really!!! When we first heard what this whole-hearted company was about we knew it was going to be a HUGE success! Their amazing concept is to help spread awareness about environmental issues through a bug named ‘Ray’…their ECO-friendly ‘praying mantis’ who appears differently on every shirt design.
So we PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ask you to check out their bitchin’ website @ www.gogreenray.com and see for yourself how dope their branding + graphics + over all environmental friendly vibe is…it’ll melt your mind. Better yet it’ll make you wanna go start gardening! We LOVE when fellow artists incorperate all things green & sustainable within their business and most importantly within their lifestyle. All of greenray’s tees are made of organic cotton, their screenprinters + tailors are within walking distance of their office, and they give back to the community through carbonfund.org & trees for the future. They even have a tree planted every time a shirt is sold!!! WAY COOL!!!
Congrats Read + Amber! We are so happy to have connected with you two and even more to have become your friends.
Holy moly!!! Where has the time gone?. Today we celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary!!! Some of our close family and friends know our story but for those of you who don’t here goes…We got set up on a blind date and I secretly have blonde hair!!! Dang it…the cats outta the bag. Yes that’s right. When we met I was just 19 and Eric was 24. After our first ‘real’ official date (not the blind date) I knew that this relationship would be different. It was like we had been dating for years and it had only been hours. I was so comfortable and felt so special with him. Awwwwwwwww!!! And to this day we both still debate on what movie we had seen that night. I say ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and he says ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’. Maybe I should check the book I made reflecting on our first year together. I saved EVERY movie ticket stub that year. I know…I know…I’m a sap.
We had a long engagment, bought our very first brand spankin’ new cars (scions), signed on my mom’s fixer-upper house and started designing our wedding after I graduated college in 2005. Phew!!! Now that we can look back on the big day there’s so many details we might do differently but at the time we were sooooo proud of ourselves for planning the entire experience. We spent countless late hours after work creating our invitations on a large work table at an old architecture firm. We constructed everything that had to do with paper or paint. It was fun, very rewarding yet very exhausting. I kept saying ‘we should have just eloped!‘. When we revisit our photographs from our wedding day we can’t help but giggle. Our style has changed sooooooo much and keeps evolving every minute…sometimes that’s good and sometimes it’s overwhelming. All we can say is that we absolutely can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us crazy kids…it’s gonna be AH-mazing!!! So we’re now kinda wondering what our 10 year anniversary pics will look like?.
So we have a little challenge for you all…where in Tucson did we first meet each other on our blind date? Oh come on you gotta know this! Leave your guess in the comment box below…good luck! Too late…Maggie (Eric’s mom) guessed correctly!!! We first met at an Ice Cats Hockey Game (University of Arizona team). YAY!!!
It’s our favorite time of year the 6th Annual Modern Phoenix Home Tour + Expo is this weekend April 10th & 11th. Eric and I always attend the home tour as we have never been disappointed in all it’s yummy mid-century modern architecture scrump-dilliicious-ness. But….drum roll please……this year we are hosting our very first booth at the expo!!! Purple Nickel style all the way….Ekkkkk….so EXCITED. And get this…we’re teaming up with the clever-nisity of DWR (design within reach) for superb stylin’ within our booth lounge. Think mid-century retro mod furniture + clean sleek fixtures mixed in with our hip fresh mod photography!!! Oh…and us too! So if you’re attending the expo or are in the Scottsdale area on Saturday from 11-5 please oh pretty please come by to see us and say ‘Hola Amigos’! It’s free (the expo part) so no excuses people. We will also be documenting our booth setup and hope to capture some video too so all our outta town peeps can drool. Just kiddin’…well sort of. And we’re gonna be rollin’ out complimentary modern headshots also known as ‘get faced‘ throughout the day. So come sign up!