Thursday, June 25, 2009

A night of Printing

Sarah and I worked like mad last night to finish up another batch of binders now available in 1"round rings, instead of our past size of 1 1/2" D-Ring. We are really excited about this smaller size, thinking it might be a little bit more versatile for users out there.

The binders will be available for purchase at the up coming 80-35 Music Festival on Saturday July 4th. We will be vending outside of the music grounds so anyone may come and see us without having a ticket to get in. Booth hours are 11 to 5 so come on over and say "Hi!" to me and my guest , Sarah will be out of town.

We also will have the new sizes up for sale on our Etsy site so you may order them if you are unable to stop over and see us.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


This evening I went to an open house for my mom's work. We had a tour of the building and got to see all the things they make. There was one thing in particular that I was impressed with and that was the SIZE of this screen! Never in my life have I seen such a large screen nor have I seen screen printing equipment this large. I was totally "geaking" out over it all.

Here I am standing in front of the screen and remember I am 6 foot tall.

Now, if you are printing with screens this size how in the world do you expose them? Here is the machine that does that. I believe they lay up to 3 screens onto it at one time. WHOA!

I wish that I would have taken pictures of the wash out as well as the press for you guys to see... and why didn't I ask to see one of those squeegees too? So much larger than anything I do!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Featured on Things We Make

Last month at Market Day Sarah and I had the lovely opportunity of meeting a wonderful gal that is new to Des Moines. Amy introduced herself when she stopped by our booth to look at all our goodies for sale, she even asked to write up a little interview about us on her blog "Things We Make". We felt so fortunate meeting her and hope that her transition to the GREAT city of Des Moines goes well.

New Opportunities

To some of you who know me personally this may not be new news to you but to all the others I have been laid off from my full time job as a Kitchen and Bath Designer.

This is a sad but also exciting new adventure to me. I was very upset to leave my family of coworkers of the past 3 years that also where my family before I left to go to design collage in Chicago for 2 years. In total 5 of the last 7 years have been spent with these people.

I have learned allot in the world of design through this job in all things home finishings, from window and wallcoverings, floor coverings to all things kitchen and bath. I worked in every department of the store really rounding off my knowledge to selecting just the right product for your home.

I will miss you old job, coworkers and customers all but I am not dwelling in the past but looking to the future and what it will bring me in this exciting world of possibilities.

I don't know what I will be doing next but I am keeping busy working on getting UrbanPosture even more developed as a possible full time money making business for me and Sarah as well as searching for other new work opportunities. I am not limiting myself to design so if you have any ideas or possibilities for me I would love to hear from you. My mom had the craziest notion that being a taxi driver could even be fun, which I find as something I could possibly enjoy.

So in my new adventures and opportunities I want to live with this idea:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Granola for Breakfast

.....or snack.

Last week I purchased some yummy Acai Berry Sorbet at Gateway Market and decided I wanted to garnish it with granola and sliced bananas. Being that I make my own granola I thought I better get baking.

As a child I remember my father baking this granola and mind you it was always in the evening. (I do the same.) I would want to have some right out of the oven when it was still warm.

Original Recipe (not yet adapted by me, but is delicious this way as well as the way I make it.)
8 Cups of Oatmeal
2 Cups Wheat Germ
3/4 C Brown Sugar
3/4 C Honey
1 C Vegetable Oil
3 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla

Leslie's Recipe
7 Cups of Oatmeal
2 Cups of Puffins Cereal (Original or Cinnamon)
2 Cups of Wheat Germ
1/4 C Dark Brown Sugar
3/4 C Honey
1/2 Cup of Canola Oil
1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil
31/2 teaspoons of Vanilla

(you may also add any other types of cereals, grains, or nuts depending on what you desire or have in the pantry)

Bake granola on a jelly role pan (or any other pan with sides) in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour stirring every 15 min.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Market Day meets UrbanPosture

Thank you everyone who came on out to Market Day to check out our merchandise and say "Hi". We had such a great time chatting with everyone and finally getting to put faces with all those names. It was such a great day!

Now if you missed Market Day this last weekend we will be back. We are planning on being apart of the July event.

You may see more pictures here or if you aren't able to stop by and see us in person you can check out our merchandise here. You will see there are only select items on our Etsy so if there isn't something there that you see in our Market Day pictures send us a message and we will be glad to take care of you.
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