Friday, September 23, 2011

Remedy Quarterly


You know by now I love mail - especially fun mail. This little beauty arrived today: Remedy Quarterly.  I was immediately sucked into the incredible writing, pausing to read one article after another, standing in my doorway. My daughter thought this was pretty fantastic as well, since technically we were inching past nap time.

Even better?


This is mine.


Remember this photo? Yep. Kickapoo Juice, for the Remedy Quarterly article.

Happy Hour recipe for a happy Friday? Ok! Personally I think it helps to know the story behind the recipe but until you can get your hands on a copy I'll give you the Redux version to tide you over.

If you want to make them ahead try this cleaver little trick: Drinks in a Jar!

Kickapoo Juice (or Martini)

1 oz vodka (a shot)
2 oz orange juice
2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz pomegranate-cherry juice or cherry juice
1 tsp agave nectar or honey (agave blends a bit better)

For a cocktail/martini style: add a splash of seltzer
For a blended drink or granita: add ice and blend in the blender.

Happy Friday, happy hour and happy weekend! Cheers!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tutorial: How to make editable PDF files for printables & free 'World Domination' to-do list downloads

To Do list

I get a lot of questions about how I make my editable PDF files for invitations, labels and other party goods. I'll be honest, I haven't been that open about how to make them - not because I don't want to share, but going through writing a how-to for each person and answering all the questions can be incredibly time consuming. So, I've decided to put together a tutorial for anyone who is interested.  Post any questions you have below and I'll answer them all in one place for everyone to see!

As always I've used Google Docs for my file hosting so once you click the link go to the top right of your document and click File; Download Original, or there is a button named "Download" on the top right. Then go ahead and open your document, print, read, or edit as you like.

Without further ado, download the complete tutorial here.

I've made a to-do list/goals worksheet for you to work on as a sample - both versions are available at the end of the tutorial.

Not interested in the tutorial? That's ok! Go ahead and download the free worksheet in one of two formats:

Completely blank (no editable fields)

Or with editable fields. Remember, like all of my files - you might need to download a font if you want it to look exactly like the sample you see. In this case the font is "Jenna Sue" and you can get your copy here - do ahead and download and install it, then re-open the PDF and you'll be all set.

Again - let me know any and all of your questions below and I'll answer to the best of my ability. Otherwise, happy PDF making!