Take One Down, And Pass It Around

I am not much of a beer drinker.  No particular reason why.  For some reason it just hasn’t ever really appealed to me.  I DID, however, happen to graduate from a college whose senior tradition involved drinking a pitcher of beer as quickly as you could to get to the ring that you had dropped to the bottom. Not very appealing when you don’t like beer, so I chose to dunk my ring beneath 8 delicious scoops of ice cream instead. It was glorious. I’d definitely do it again if I didn’t know any better.

My husband on the other hand? He went the traditional route, and downed his pitcher in just eighteen seconds. Definitely a beer drinker (with very proud parents I might add).

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to design a couples shower invitation for a {soon to be} husband and wife who both happen to be beer drinkers, and are looking forward to their upcoming honeymoon to Canada. Fun, right? Never in a million years would I have thought to create something like this!

A little help from the internets was definitely required. Normally, this is not something that I would share with you guys. However, while doing my research, I realized that beer might actually deserve a little more respect than I’ve been giving it! Seriously… This stuff is legit.

  •  Beer is the world’s most widely consumed[1] and probably oldest alcoholic beverage;
  • It is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea.
  • [It] is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, possibly dating back to 9500 BC, … and is recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
  • Archaeologists speculate that beer was instrumental in the formation of civilisations. (obviously not written by an American Archaeologist).

Now, I do have to share with you guys that the lovely ladies I am working with ended up going with one of my other designs. BUT, I had such a great time making these that I just have to share them with you all!  Both were inspired by canadian beers. The first by Molson. The second by Carling Lager (albeit very loosely).

Too bad I don’t have any Canadian friends. I’m thinking a Texas version of this might be fun too though. Shiner Bock maybe? Any takers? Let me know!

A World Without Alzheimer’s?

A friend of mine recently gave me a wonderful opportunity to work with the Blondes Vs. Brunettes of Dallas, a group who hosts a powder puff flag football game each year to raise money for the Greater Dallas Chaper of the Alzheimer’s Association. (Don’t let the phrase “powder puff” fool you though. These girls are SERIOUS about their football.)

I’m sure you are like many people out there (myself included), and know of at least one person who has been affected by this horrible disease. According to this video created by the Alzheimer’s Association this year, an estimated 5.4 Million Americans are living with the disease. It is the sixt leading cause of death in the United States and the ONLY cause of death among the Top 10 that cannot be prevented. So staggering to me.

At this year’s event, these amazing ladies announced that they raised over $250,000 to help support the Alzheimer Association’s mission. It is the largest amount raised by any Blondes Vs. Brunettes organization throughout the country…. and all in a matter of a couple of months! Now, these ladies obviously needed a way to say thank you to these donors, and my friend was kind enough to refer me as an option! I have had such a great time working on thank you notes for these ladies, and getting to see all of the photos that they picked for their cards. Here’s a little peek at some of the finished products!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My sincere congratulations and THANKS goes out to these ladies for all of their hard work!

There are several BVB organizations around the country, so next time you see the event happening in your hometown I highly suggest you check them out… and maybe make a donation. :)