memorial day

h a p p y

m e m o r i a l

d a y !

urbanic will be closing at 4 pm today to celebrate.



post No.414 NSS pt.5

I can’t believe it’s Friday already. This week flew by WAY to fast.  Below are a some cute shots from a few of the booths we visited at the show. Looks like I will have a bit more coverage next week of the NSS since I am only half way through.

Until then, happy Memorial Day weekend!  xo *A

Bird Dog Press A favoriteCat SetoSparkThe FoundEggpress Two Trick Pony

{pics by the amazing Ana}

post No.412 NSS pt.3

For part.3 of my NSS recap, I’m going to highlight a few of my favorite lines out of Brooklyn.  First up Enormous Champion.  (btw.- Love that Joshua was calling them “e-champ” at the show).  I ordered their amazing tea towels and of course all the new card designs, but a few show stoppers which also need mention are whale mobile and the wall art below…

Next is an action shot Ana took of Joshua and I at the moment we discovered Gold Teeth Brooklyn.  We were so excited to find them, we literally marched into the booth, plopped all of our stuff down, and announced that we planned to stay a while.

{pics by Ana}

post No.411 NSS pt.2

Oops! I meant to post this last night.  Next up from the NSS recap is Pica Press.   Newest finds include, these adorable recipe card packs (this was a big trend these this year), a new return address sticker collection (not pictured but ordered), and the mixed paper rolodex. In case you’re wondering what the first picture is, they are business cards in little printed envelopes.  We couldn’t resist how photo worthy it was!  more in a bit…

{photos by Anneka)

post No.410 NSS pt.1

I’m back! The show was amazing and I was lucky enough to have my sister Ana come along with us and shoot our journey throughout.  She is such a rad photographer- (check out more of her work here). Since there is so much show to cover, I will be posting a few times a day this week. Today I will start off with some Susy Jack cheerfulness since I’m a little swamped in Monday morning blues. She had an abundance of clever design this show. Some of my faves included the pencil cups, the rainy day coin bank, and her paper garland kits. (more on those when they arrive in the shop).

post No.409 C’est Fini!

Feeling celebratory today because we finished the show!  It took us working every hour of all 4 days – we were completely productive.  I love what we have on order and so excited to share with you all our fantastic finds. I will start the recap on Monday. Until then I’ll be enjoying a few days in Philly with my fam.

Have a great weekend. *A

{pom poms from Milla Love and sequin pkg. from papier valise}

post No.407 NSS invitations {2010}

I am in NYC right now for the National Stationery Show. Joshua and I found many treasures yesterday that I can’t wait to share with you.  Before we left I did a quick photo shoot of some of the invitations we received in the mail. (May is definitely the best mail month of the year!)

post No.406 Friday at the Shop

… very very busy today getting ready to leave for NYC tomorrow morning for the National Stationery Show. That being said, I don’t have much prepared for todays ‘Friday at the shop’ post, but did want to share with you something that is making me really happy today …. MY NEW MAILBOX!  (installed this morning). The mailman just came by and it was put into action for the very first time.  Seriously though,  this is where it really comes down to the little things in life for me! Stay tuned for news and lots of tweets from the show.

till then, happy weekend

xo *A

post No.405 2010

My Mother’s Day this year was low key, but just right.  We took a bike ride to the Santa Monica Pier and had some fun at the Arcade. (my little peanut is amazing at skeeball!)  Then we headed over to Lilly’s for brunch, and after just kind of hung out for the rest of the day. It was so needed and so enjoyable.  For all of you readers who are mom’s out there, hoping you had a great one too.  xo *A

post No.403 Winners

Hey everyone, this morning I am announcing the winners to The Parcel Post Turned 2- Giveaway. A special thanks so much to all of you who participated.  Since I had a day off on Mother’s Day, I was able to read all of your comments and check out your sites. It was great to find out a little more about you!  I wish all of you could win, but alas only 3, so now it’s random number generator time….

and the winners are…

comment No.87 Laura who wants to plant seeds and write more letters

comment No.27 Abbie who wants to fix her dryer

comment No.125 who will be moving into her new home.

If you won, congrats, email me with your mailing address unless I get to you first, if not no worries, there will be another giveaway in August when Urbanic turns 4!



{trophies from Tasty Suite and Roberta Grove}

post No.399 The Parcel Post turned 2 Giveaway!

I can’t believe Parcel Post just turned 2. Since I started this blog in 2008, it has added another dimension to my life in so many good ways.  Thanks much to all of you who read regularly. Your comments and friendships add sunshine to my days.  Now it’s time to celebrate with some giveaway prizes!  …

TO WIN: all you need to do is leave a comment to this post stating 2 things you would like to accomplish this month. Three winners will be randomly selected and announced here on Parcel Post Monday 5.10. Each winner will receive one of the below prizes check back here to see if you have won!

: and the prizes are :

PRIZE No.1 A custom rubber stamp made just for you from Paperwink – from one of the styles I wrote about here.


PRIZE No.2 A set of Polaroid Notes by Chronicle (see another picture here)


PRIZE No.3 A Russel and Hazel signature or mini binder – from this post


good luck!

xo *A