Artist Crush: Scott Ballard + two guitars.

There’s something to be said for a person when their hobby is of a higher caliber than some peoples’ careers. Yes, Scott Ballard, I’m looking in your direction.

Scott is the gocco/letterpress designer behind Etsy shop two guitars, although his first love is film (check out his work here) and he also dabbles in photography (here’s his Etsy shop for that).

That said, I don’t have all day to write about Mr. Ballard and his myriad of talents. So for now we’ll just focus on two guitars. But be sure and check out the full spectrum of his work when you get the chance!


The Daily Eat: Fresh Strawberry Bars.

I knew the day would come, I just wasn’t sure when. This week we have our first repeat offender on The Daily Eat – strawberries! They’re one of my very favorite summer foods and I have too many tasty recipes bookmarked not to share them with you. Besides, they’re in the prime of their season and we should all take advantage! I hope you enjoy Strawberry Week 2.0!

Fresh Strawberry Bars that let a strawberry be a strawberry without taking away from or adding to its natural goodness. These bars are really easy and I think it would be a snap to switch out the top for different berries!

:: recipe and photo via Better Homes & Gardens


Win It: Two Brunettes.

Two Brunettes has been on my radar ever since they jumped onto the Etsy scene with their lovely paper goods and their must-read blog of the same name. Making things even better are the two Brunettes behind the curtain who are sweet as pie. Case in point: this week they’re giving one of you your choice of card from their shop!

How to enter:
• Tell me which card in their shop is your favorite
• Include an email address where you can be reached
• Do it all before Monday, June 8th at noon CST

A winner will be chosen randomly soon after.
Good luck!