Monday, November 28, 2011

{olde soul} New Prints!

We have some new prints available through Olde Soul Print Shop!!

Limited runs of each print are available, so grab one up while they're around!

Old Soul Print Shop

Olde Soul Print Shop

Remember Christmas is coming soon and these make great gifts!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A little change... maybe?

This blog began in an attempt to show the goings-on in our lives as Zach and I planned for our wedding. I still have lots to share, but I was looking at my page today and am now wondering if I should change the tag line-- because I am now a Landrum. And this thought led to another- I think it may be time to revamp this blog into something a little more presentable. I think it needs a more stream-lined look, and a tag-line change. We will see what happens. I think I may need to ponder this for a while.

So you may see a few changes to this before it is finalized. "Please pardon our mess!"

Friday, November 18, 2011

{wedding} Our Photographer

I've posted a few photos taken by friends of our at our wedding, but we have made a new friend in our photographer. Please visit Angela Cox's photography blog to see a little preview! She has posted a photo from our "first look" shoot before the wedding. I CANNOT wait to see what else she has in store for us!!!!!

{wedding} a few wedding photos

We don't have our "official" photos from our photographer yet, but some amazing friends of ours took some great photos as well. I thought I'd give a little peak into our wedding before our official shots are in! I'll have more posts in the near future that will feature the handmade items we were so blessed to have our friends and family help us with.

wedding party

my expression here is so funny. I was about to break down into "ugly cry"- you know, the kind where your face contorts from emotion! haha!

i'm not a fan of my profile, but I still love this photo

a little peak into the reception decor
(p.s.- I'm sure this goes without saying, but all of these photos are the property of this blog only and should not be used for any other purposes unless permission is given. thanks!)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

{wedding} Last minute Wedding Preparation and Invitations!

Well, here it is. The wedding date. It is almost here! I am going batty! It has been a whirlwind of a few weeks. Everything has gone so smoothly though. I am so thankful for so many helpful friends and family! With their help, we have managed to get (almost) everything done! My lovely friend came to stay with us from out of state to help with all of the preparations. I think I may have had a nervous breakdown without her help!

Here is a run down on what we've been working on:
(These photos are only "snippets"... I will be posting more on these individually after the wedding... Gotta keep a few things a secret!)

-Fabric flowers and bouquets

-DIY cupcake stands and cake stand for the dessert table
please excuse my terrible photo! they look better in person I promise! :)
-Banners and flags

-And last, but not least, Ceremony programs and Invitations, handmade by us

These were a labor of love. We worked so hard to keep every aspect of our wedding unique to ourselves, and I feel that we have succeeded so far.

Wrapped on the inside is a screenprinted fabric piece. We were originally going to print our own tea towel invitations, but then decided that people may not want to display something that has out of date information on it once the wedding has passed. Our final decision was to create something that our guests could frame, add as a quilt square to a blanket, sew into a pillow, or whatever tickled their fancy!

Here is a photo of me printing them. I was not happy. I got to a point where I never wanted to see another one! ;-)

yes, our garage is our studio. please excuse the mess!! (and also excuse my appearance!)

But, finally, they were completed.

Visit our Print shop!  and on Tumblr!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

{food} Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

Welcome Fall!

I cannot express my excitement over wearing sweatshirts and slippers, drinking hot chocolate and baking autumny treats! When I woke up yesterday morning and let our dogs outside, I noticed a chill in the air! I had to go put on my warm and comfy clothes! In celebration of this wondrous time of year, I have made my first pumpkin wonderfulness of the year!

This is a new recipe that I found through Pinterest, a great site I mentioned here. (I got this recipe here, at Craving Chronicles, after I found it on Pinterest)

These, my friends, are Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes...

They are SO easy... just mix all the wet ingredients together, then add all the dry.

After they come out of the oven, as soon as they are cooled enough to handle them, you --get this-- DIP THEM IN MELTED BUTTER! Yep. I said it. then you roll them in cinnamon and sugar. 


Add a cup of hot chocolate.... perfection. (actually, I think a spiced soy chai may have been a better companion, but I'll take what I can get! :) 

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

Adapted from Tasty Kitchen
Makes 20-24 mini muffins
Don’t worry – you don’t actually use the whole stick of butter for the coating, it just makes it easier to dip the muffins. If you’re looking for a somewhat lighter treat, skip the coating – the muffins are moist and pumpkin packed all on their own. These are best dipped and coated the same day you are going to eat them, otherwise the coating tends to get soggy.


For Donuts
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup canned plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup low-fat milk
For Coating
1 stick of unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon


Preheat oven 350°F. Spray each cup in a 24-cup mini muffin tin with baking spray or butter generously.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices (through cloves). In a separate, large bowl whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined – do not over mix!
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. (Using a 2-tablespoon scoop will ensure uniform size.) Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
While the muffins bake, melt butter in one bowl and combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in another bowl. Remove muffins from oven and cool for 2 minutes, or until just cool enough to handle. Dip each muffin in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar to coat.

Friday, September 9, 2011

{life} New Job

I've been out of work for a while now... not too incredibly long, but enough for a really good break. I'd been trying to decide where to go next. I didn't want to just move on to another job just to pay the bills. I've worked really hard to get to a place where all of my debt is paid off (except student loans of course.. they will be with me for the rest of my life I'm afraid) so I could find a job that I really enjoy. Well, I have found it. Actually, my fiance has helped me find my place.

For a while now, we have been wanting to get a print shop going. He's always done freelance designs and printing from our home, but we wanted to make it something more concrete. Something that hopefully will turn into a good income for our family... so we opened Olde Soul Print Shop.

Since we we started the shop, my fiance has been helping me get more involved in the business. I've always been interested in art, and I have studied for years towards a degree in visual art focusing on ceramics, but I was a little apprehensive about this. Getting into an actual design business is pretty intimidating to me. First of all, I never feel very confident about my design ability. Also, I've never been involved in the business end of anything. I've worked in small businesses several times. I love the grassroots idea and love supporting local and small business. He thought this would be a really great thing for me. And he was right. I am LOVING it.

I've wanted to stay home and be able to get things done around here. I love being here. On the weekends, whenever I think about Monday coming around, I never get that tied-in-a-knot feeling that I use to get when I'd think about having to "go" to work. I get to stay home!!

I thought I'd make an official "shop open" post on here so you can understand why I'm posting things from Olde Soul Print Shop. I hope you enjoy our work. And please pass along our sites and designs to people you think may be interested.

Here is our latest t-shirt...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

{life} Family Slide Show Night

In my journey of becoming a Landrum, I have found that the family in which I grew up, and the family in which my fiance grew up, have one great thing in common: We have a very strong connection to, and desire to learn about and uphold, our heritage. In my post about a cake recipe I touched a little upon my connection with my family and our closeness. Well, Sunday night I had the honor of getting a glimpse into the past of my future family, the Landrums.

We had my fiance's mother's side of the family over to our house to watch a collection of slides that was recently found. I was able to sit and listen to my future mother-in-law go back and forth with her brothers about what they remembered of their family when they were growing up.

It was a military family. They traveled a lot, and saw/lived in many different places.  My fiance's Grandfather's plane was shot down in Vietnam. They are very proud of where they have come from.

It was an amazing evening filled with lots of great food, laughing, love, and reminiscing. I thought I would share a few shots (or a lot) of our evening together.