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New Acryclic Coasters-Inspired by Pinterest

Most of those who know me know that I am a Pinterest A-D-D-I-C-T. So over the weekend, I took a few of my fave sayings from Pinterest and worked them in with my collection of patterns and my FAB selection of mom’s vintage photos to make what I think are some pretty darn cute coasters: […]

Ze Perfect Beer Connoisseur Set

Ze Perfect Beer Connoisseur Set
Spiegelau‘s new Beer Connoisseur Kit is an instant classic. Whether it’s for a host/hostess gift, a holiday gift for that special beer drinker in your life or for you, you’re not likely to find a simpler and more elegant set of crystalline beer glasses — and for just $49.

Lager is one of the most common beers, and that’s why most people serve all beers in lager-friendly pint glasses. However, the shape of the glass greatly affects the experience of a beer’s aroma and flavor, and not all beers are made alike. If you consider the way the taste buds are arranged on the tongue, it makes sense that the way a beer flows into the mouth will affect the taste. The shape of the glass determines that flow, and there is no one-glass-fits-all for beer.

The kit features, from left to right, Spiegelau’s new Tall Pilsner Glass, Wheat Beer Glass, a Lager Glass (pint glass) and a Stemmed Pilsner Glass, ensuring that you always serve your beer in a shape conducive to expressing the beer’s optimum flavor.

All the glasses are German-made and dishwasher-safe. If presenting someone with the Beer Connoisseur Kit as a gift, we recommend also gifting them with four imported beers ideal for the glasses, like a Bohemian-style pilsner for the Tall Pilsner Glass, a wheat (or “weizen”) beer, an esoteric lager and a highly-fermented, intense pilsner for the stemmed glass.

Via, by Annie Scott.

Let’s get up to no good,

Studio9:05 Notecard Set Giveaway!

Studio9:05 Notecard Set Giveaway!

Many thanks to Robin McCoy Ramirez of Inspired By Savannah for her second feature on Studio9:05 this week. Studio9:05 has been highlighted as Robin’s Friday Feature this week. We sent Robin a set of our BFF Notecards to review and she will also be giving them away to one of her readers!

Our folding BFF Notecard set is cheery, playful, and just begging gor you to write sweet nothings to your dearest pals. The exterior of the cards feature an authentic vintage photo of my grandmother and her crony, circa 1952. The set includes 8 folding notecards measuring 3.5 in. W x 5 in. H. in 4 colors: Poppy, Canary, Lime, and Seafoam (2 of each color.) The cards are professionally printed by a commercial-grade digital printing press on heavyweight white paper. The set includes 8 white envelopes and it all comes packaged in a sturdy natural Kraft board gift box (featured below).

One lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a BFF notecard set for themselves, or to give as a gift. To enter, head over to Studio 9:05 and pick your favorite product. Then leave a comment on Robin’s Feature Friday Post on Studio9:05. Make sure you leave your email address with your comment, so that she can contact you if you win. Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on October 7, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. Robin will use to choose a winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to Robin’s email and claim his or her prize. If Robin doesn’t hear back from the selected winner, she will draw another winner.

Now for Robin’s post on Inspired By Savannah:

Feature Friday — Studio 9:05 (Review and Giveaway)

This past Monday I had the opportunity to spotlight Mary Katherine “MK” Alderman, creator of Studio 9:05.  If you missed my interview with MK, click here to read it now.  Today I wanted to share more about this great online store for fun and creative digital printed gifts. If you are a fan of indie crafters, then you must check out MK’s store.  I just love the vintage spin she puts on prints and creates handmade gifts like coozies, blank notecards, sunshades, stickers, coasters, fill-in-the-blank invitations and much more.  Every item in MK’s store is playful and fun.  You can’t help but think of all your dear friends who would love to receive a special message from you with MK’s vintage print notecards.  I have a few friends who are always hard to shop for, but not anymore.  They like handmade products from indie artisans and unique items, and Studio 9:05 is right up their alley.

Just look at some of the products that are available for purchase (all at reasonable prices).
And, if coasters are your thing, check out these three coaster sets that will be released this month, each set for only $20.00.  These would make great gifts for your girlfriends, as a housewarming gift, or just to add fun to your next girl’s night.
And, take a look at these cute baby party invitations that MK recently added to her online store.  I would have loved to have sent these out for Savannah’s first birthday this past July.  Guests would have got a kick out of the baby on the invitation.
Don’t forget to sign up for MK’s newsletter to stay informed on new products, news and promos.

Click here to visit Studio 9:05 and begin shopping now.   With the holidays right around the corner, why not begin your holiday shopping now for those hard to shop for friends and family by picking up a few notecard sets and coasters.  Each notecard set comes in a nice box seen below, so you can  simply put into a gift bag with some tissue paper and your gift is ready to go!

One lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a BFF notecard set for themselves, or to give as a gift. To enter, please head on over to Studio 9:05 and tell me another product you like by commenting on this post. Make sure you leave your email address with your comment, so that I can contact you if you win. Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on October 7, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. I will then use to choose a winner. Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email and claim his or her prize. If I don’t hear back from the selected winner, I will draw another winner.
Thanks so much Robin!
Let’s get up to no good,

Entertain Like A Champ.

Entertain Like A Champ.

We’re very excited to be starting our new blog Let’s Get Up To No Good!

The content will be focused around the theme of entertaining. First and foremost, there will be a weekly cocktail feature! But once you calm down from that excitement, be prepared for regular posts on everything related to entertaining including party food recipes, DIY party decor projects and home decor features (because the house needs to look JUST as stellar as the hostess!)

Tonight, we leave you with the perfect coasters to use for your own parties, to give as hostess gifts or as a party favor: the long-awaitedStudio9:05 coaster designs–available this month on The coasters come in sets of 4 for $24. They are clear acrylic and measure 4×4 inches. The bottoms are lined with 4 circular foam pads to prevent scratching.

Top Left: “Let’s get together, and get up to no good.”
Top Right: “A clear conscience is oft the sign of a bad memory.”
Bottom Right: “Find your chi.”
Bottom Left: “I like a lead foot and a heavy pour.”

Top Left: “If you want to be taken seriously, act accordingly.”
Top Right: “Be bout it bout it.”
Bottom Right: “More talking, less doing.”
Bottom Left: “Make time for a little quality time.”

Top Left: “Did you say INSTANT grits?”
Top Right: “OOOOOOOOooooooooohhh, That’s exquisite!”
Bottom Right: “When life hands you lemons, throw them in your L.I.T.”
Bottom Left: “Bless her heart.”
Let’s get up to no good,