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2014 Homies from Apartment Therapy

February 17, 2014

HomiesHello friends! You may have noticed that things look a little different around here. I am in the process of making some aesthetic changes to the blog, so bare with me if things look sparse for now.  Also, I was nominated for Apartment Therapy’s 2014 Homies Award! Yay! Please take the time to show me (and all the other amazing bloggers) some love and give me a nomination – it’s super easy to do and only takes a few seconds. Just go to the Apartment Therapy Homies Award Page and find The Clever Bunny on the list-I am currently nominated under the Best Home Project & DIY Blog category. You will have to register to vote, but it only takes a second and it’s worth it! Once you are logged in, you can add a nomination by my blog name (a “+1” button will appear) and then you are done! It’s that simple.

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Over the past 2 years, this blog has grown to become very special to me. I have pushed my limits and surprised myself at some of the fun and innovative projects I have managed to pull off! That’s not to say that there weren’t failures – because there were. MANY. But to see some of my favorite things in my home immortalized here has been really rewarding.

I started my first blog about 7 years ago, and have loved the platform as a way to stay in touch with my voice and creativity. Blogging isn’t for everyone, but it is for me. The Clever Bunny has helped me to see myself from a different point of view – to really evaluate my ever changing style and to move as closely to my aesthetic goals as possible. It keeps me on my toes, and I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it!

Thank you for all of your support – I am so lucky to have readers like you!

February 3, 2014

Book--Macreme (28 of 58)I started knitting again. And by “started knitting again”, I mean I knitted one thing unsuccessfully and started knitting another thing a month ago and haven’t picked it up since. I thought that if I posted this photo of part of my yarn collection it would reinforce my motivation to get back at it.

What projects have you started recently??

Big Plans.

January 20, 2014

UntitledIf you have been wondering where I have been, you are looking at it. I’ve been working on updating my blog! Super exciting, and super tedious. It’s been really exciting watching my readership grow steadily, so I figured now was a great time to spruce up the look and feel of this blog. I am looking to clean up the look a little, and most importantly, to showcase more of the beautiful logo work done by Rebecca Caridad. She did the current logo, as well as a few variations that I am ready to put to use! In case you aren’t familiar, Rebecca is a multi-talented photographer and calligrapher. She just opened her own online store called The Manzanita Paperie where she sells beautiful art that is a combination of her wonderfully vibrant photography and perfect penmanship. She has several other talents under belt as well – in fact, I’m starting to see that she is the type of person who masters everything she tackles. Check our her website and blog Manzanita for info on hiring her to do your logo/photographs and be sure to visit her shop as well!

Meanwhile, if you don’t see as much of me around these parts it’s because I am consumed by redesigning my blog!

And of course, thanks to everyone who takes the time to stop and check out The Clever Bunny. I wouldn’t be here without your interest.

 

 

Holiday Cards by Hamor Printing.

December 11, 2013

untitled (107 of 117)I don’t know about you, but the Holidays were never really my “thing”. Don’t get me wrong – the being with family and presents part have always been my favorite thing, but the decorating traditions never really did it for me. That is, up until about a 2 years ago. And now that we are having a baby, my holiday instincts have finally kicked in fully force. If you saw my guest post yesterday on Jade & Fern, you have now seen my first holiday decoration in about 10 years – that’s kind of a big deal. Baby steps, you guys. And I’m loving it!

I started my foray into the realm of Holiday spirit by sending out Holiday Cards. Last year, I set up a little photobooth and made some reindeer and Santa Hat props for our Christmas photos. The pictures were super fun, and I ended up uploading them to Shutterfly and ordering my cards through them. When my cards arrived, the quality of the paper was similar to a Walgreens one hour printed photo. The resolution of the photos left a little to be desired. And I ended up feeling like I spent a little more than I should have. So this year, I decided to try something new. Hamor Printing is one of my sponsors here on The Clever Bunny, which is great because I have all kinds of printing needs (business cards, photo prints, etc.), and it’s really great having them as resource. Greeting cards and invitations are a large part of what they do, so this year, I used Hamor Printing’s online card ordering process.

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I’m a very tactile person – I have to touch everything I walk by, and I only buy clothes when the fabric feels good to touch. So naturally, paper quality is very important to me. I wanted a thick, matted card stock for our cards this year, instead of the thin, glossy one like the ones we ordered last year. On the Hamor Printing Holiday Card Website, you can order up to 3 samples of cards, so I ordered 3 of my favorite templates. They came quickly in the mail, and I was able to touch them and see the image resolution in person before making my decision.

The online ordering process was easy – I chose the template I wanted – which was hard to do because there were so many to choose from! HP offers a wide array of options – business holiday cards, family holiday cards, baby announcement holiday cards. The other thing I liked about their options was that there were plenty of cards that used wording like “Holidays” instead of “Christmas” exclusively. I like to be all inclusive during the Holiday season =) With this kind of wording, you aren’t leaving anyone out, and you can stretch that card sending season through the New Year.

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After you upload the photos, you edit the text on the card – some cards have more than one line (one line on front, one line inside or on back). It just depends on what you choose! And, Hamor Printing is offering a special right now that you receive free return address printing. HP delivers Holiday Cards to anywhere in the US, so anyone can order.

You can also add details to your order, like lined envelopes:

untitled (110 of 117) untitled (116 of 117)It adds a little extra holiday-ness, I think. =)

Be sure to check out Hamor Printing’s Holiday Card Website – we have a little less than two weeks until Christmas, but that is still plenty of time to get your cards!

 

**This is a sponsored post. Items gifted by Hamor Printing. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tulsa Tuesday: Bison & Bear

October 29, 2013

Bison&Bear SignageI’m so excited to share with you another of my favorite local shops in Tulsa, Bison and Bear! Recently relocated from the Philcade building to the incredible Philtower building just around the corner, Bison and Bear has a new store front right in the middle of Tulsa’s beautiful Deco District downtown.

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You might have picked up from the incredibly masculine name that this store is geared toward men, selling men’s clothing, product lines. But don’t be fooled! They have plenty of stuff for the ladies, too! In fact, one of the shop owner’s goals in expanding their location was to bring in more merchandise for their strong female clientele. In addition to women’s clothing, you can find vintage accessories and an amazing selection of home goods, as well.

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Shane Hood and Joel Hitsman make an incredible team – Shane is an architect who is a self-admitted “design addict” who loves American-made goods and all things mid century modern. I met Shane when I took pictures for the Mod of the Moment event a few months ago. In fact, Shane is on the board of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, a non profit that focuses on the preservation of historical architecture in T-Town. Joel Hitsman is the Co-Founder of Hitsman Ties, a brand of designer ties and bowties that have been featured in GQ. Hitsman is also the original owner of Bison and Bear when he started it as a pop-up shop.

Walking through this store is kind of like walking around a museum – not that everything is old, necessarily, but that every item seems to be hand picked and curated. It’s hard to know where to begin – with Mollyjogger blankets and Doug Johnston baskets, to vintage safety razors and shaving products, Chemex coffee makers, to hand forged knifes and hand made wallets, to vintage southwestern textiles-this store really has everything.

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untitled (197 of 243) untitled (203 of 243) untitled (205 of 243)My husband came with me when I stopped by on Saturday to get some photos and he purchased one of these razors. Bison and Bear sells the blades to go with them, separately.

untitled (179 of 243) untitled (173 of 243) untitled (156 of 243)This is a great place to go for your bearded fellow! Shane wears a pretty impressive beard himself, so I assume he has tested most if not all of these products at some point!

untitled (137 of 243) untitled (144 of 243) untitled (147 of 243)I love the use of pegboard on the walls – Shane and Joel did a great job with the industrial feel of this shop.

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One of my favorite items in the shop right now are these hand made knifes forged from rebar by a local Tulsan named Sam Martin. untitled (131 of 243) untitled (130 of 243) untitled (133 of 243)There are some really cool women’s items to choose from- lots of vintage bags and jewelry and also these amazing Tradlands button ups, made especially for women by a really cool woman:

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This is the perfect shop for gifts for men and women alike, and with Christmas around the corner, I’m sure that you already have your holiday wheels spinning! Be sure to stop by Bison and Bear and say hi at:

Bison & Bear
427 South Boston
Tulsa, OK 74103

Monday-Saturday
11 am to 7 pm

And be sure to stop by and give them a like on Facebook where you can also get updates on new items they are carrying.
Bison & Bear Facebook

Thanks to Shane and Joel at Bison & Bear!