Monday, April 30, 2012

Sent with Love No. 9

Genevieve sent me this adorable new card from her line. Tony and I have received so many cute congratulatory notes but this one is the sweetest. 
I also received packages and letters from Donovan, Lindsay and Nicki.
Nicki sent me some new york themed post its that I have been using like crazy. They are so handy.
Goods from Donovan :)
I made this card at the last pen pal meeting. 
The circle stickers are from the label section of an office supply store. 
I also made Allie a glitter banner with some vintage glitter that Tootie brought to share with the group.
Last week was Mollye's birthday. I sent her this Julia Rothman for Hello lucky card. Great colors!
More outgoing letters and a postcard. 
Plus a few packages.
All photos by Margaret Haas.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Buried Treasure No. 11

Today I'm sharing photos from our trip to the Atlanta Aquarium. It is the biggest aquarium in the United States, and I think maybe even the world. As for the blurry faced picture above-  this is a running joke. When Allie and I were on the sex and the city tour, we walked to Carrie's stoop and this guy walking his dog offered to take a picture of us. So I handed him my camera, and told him you just have to look through the viewfinder and focus it before you click the shutter. We were waiting for him to take the picture and he paused to ask- "do you want stoop blurry or faces blurry?"  (Who would want a blurry faced picture?) We said "stoop blurry" but of course, got back blurry faced pictures. When Tony took this picture of me he asked "fish blurry or face blurry?" and you can see what he did. Har Har.
For as much as I'm terrified of going in the actual ocean I do really like visiting aquariums. Look at these little guys, how cool are they? It's incredible to think that there can be giant blue whales and these tiny creatures cohabitating.
I am also very mesmerized by jelly fish. Were they the inspiration for lava lamps? I could stare at them all day. 
They are so cool looking! 
The Atlanta aquarium houses a whale shark. It is so scary. 
I think this is a spider crab. I mean how scary would it be to run into this guy? I'll never go scuba diving! 
 Piranhas are pretty small but also bad ass. 
These fish patterns are very eye catching. They sure do move fast I am lucky I got this picture. 
I didn't hear what these guys were doing in the big tank but they were attracting a lot of fish. Maybe a feeding? 
 Manta rays have a great shape.
These colors look so good together. That's just two fish, the blue guy has a reflection in the glass.
We had a great time at the Atlanta aquarium.
All photos by margaret haas taken with 35 mm film, except the first one.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Buried Treasure No. 10

When Tony and I were in Atlanta we visited their botanical garden. It was a cool and crisp autumn day and the gardens were basically empty. We felt like we had to whole place to ourselves. Most of the flowers were not in bloom but the orchid house made up for it. Here are a few snap shots from that day.















All photos by margaret haas taken with 35 mm film.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Press

Our know it all pencils are featured in Real Simple's online mother's day gift guide. We are honored :)
There's tons of great options for every mom and every budget. Some of my favorites: Cross stitch phone caseTennis ball coin purse, striped messengerJuice Jar set.
All photos from realsimple.com

Monday, April 23, 2012

Buried Treasure No. 9

Back in November, Tony had to go to Atlanta for work so after his conference I flew there to meet up with him. It was my first trip to the south and what I noticed right away was how nice everyone was. I was waiting at baggage claim and when my bag came around I went to pick it up but a nice gentleman said "allow me" and got it off the conveyor for me. That would never happen at LAX! I was a bit shocked. It didn't stop there; people held elevator doors open, and always allowed you to get in their lane while merging. Definitely took some getting used to for me. We had tons of recommendations from friends so the next day the first place we went was Virginia Highland. Our destination was Cacao. It's a charming boutique where they make all their chocolate in house.
They have so many varieties to choose from, solid, sipping chocolate, truffles, and custom bars. 
They also make their own ice cream! But it was a bit too chilly for me to have ice cream so Tony and I ordered some sipping chocolate. On top came a house made marshmallow. 
Before we left I had to get an order of custom chocolate. There's about 20 different mix ins to choose from and they make it right in front of you.
They also have a non chocolate pastries and drinks. 
If anyone is ever in Atlanta I'd say cacao is definitely worth stopping by. Also it's a great place to pick up some gifts for the people back home :)
All photos by margaret haas taken with 35 mm film.
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Buried Treasure No. 8 NY

This will wrap up the last of my NY trip but more vacation photos next week :) Above, the chelsea market clock. 
Traps at the Lobster Place. 
Fresh lobster and all other kinds of seafood. I'd like to try some of their oysters next time we visit.
The Filling Station has gourmet salt and olive oil. These make great gifts for the gourmands back home. 
Since it was right before Halloween, the place was filled with pumpkins. 
I'd love to peruse this rare book department!
Flags above the stonewall. 
I was eating too many things and carrying too many things to take photos at the Brooklyn Flea but I did break out my camera when I came across Kyle and her type truck. I didn't even know she was going to be there- fun running into friends across the country.
Lindsay and I walked all the way from the west village to the tenement museum- but then we couldn't get on a tour because they were sold out. There's always next time. 
A walk through Manhattan is never wasted though, we got to see some great architecture, 
and we can't wait to go back!
All photos by margaret haas taken with 35 mm film.
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