Tuesday, March 29, 2011

how to throw a house show.

1. Find a house.
2. Bring instruments.
3. Invite people.
4. Play music.
5. Have a bon fire.
6. Party.
photos by: Jacob

Sunday, March 27, 2011

This blog post is about a poncho.

hip. right? that's what we thought. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

International Attention

We shipped this beautiful western shirt to Norway recently and it is our first international sale! Last year we almost sold a vintage suitcase to an Etsy shop in Hong Kong but shipping would have been $300 and it was an unrealistic purchase for them. We hope our shirt reaches Norway safely! It would be a tragedy to lose this snap button treasure. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Let's all welcome the new guys. Their names are Peter, Ralph and Johann. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Great Grandma's Never Fail Apple Pie

We recorded a song today (March 18, 1924) It's a song that Alli wrote in memory of her great grandmother. That got us in the mood for her great grandma's Never Fail Apple Pie recipe. We decided to take photos along the way.
Here are the ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon, an egg or two, 6 apples (It's always best to pick locally-grown apples because they are more fresh for baking. Also, it never hurts to pick different types of apples. Each type will lend a different flavor.)
We made our dough the other day and let it sit in the refrigerator. This makes it easy to roll the dough into the crust shape. Once you roll out the dough and put it in the pie plate, put it in the refrigerator. This will help prevent it from shrinking when you bake it. 
Peel and slice the apples, mix the dry ingredients (sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt) and toss with the apples. Then squeeze one half of the lemon onto the apple mixture. Spoon the apple mixture into the pie plate. Dot with butter. Cover the pie with a rolled out piece of dough. With a knife, make a few slits in the top. Wipe the top with a little bit of egg and dust it with sugar. Put in the oven for 40-45 minutes.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

ignore the clouds and carry on

It's a bit cloudy today. The wind is blowing wildly about. However, today has been good to us so far and I imagine it will continue to do so. Coming soon: How to Make an Apple Pie (picture tutorial)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Les Cahiers d'Idées

Fuck buying notebooks. Next semester, Alli makes her own.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Morning

Wake up. Drink coffee. Search Etsy. Alli found these lovely shops online and thought that we should write about them. These items are definitely on her wish list.

Starfish hair clips: dreamsbythesea.etsy.com
Vintage dress: thetailorsstories.etsy.com
Floral bag: yourprettythings.etsy.com
Hand made ballet flats: lunashoesuk.etsy.com 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

These Days

We found these old photos that we took a couple years ago when we first moved to Flagstaff. After taking a stroll downtown, we were sold on this place. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Montgomery Sloan

There's not much I can say about Monti that this photo does not already capture. I will say this though, when we get a little kitty, I hope it's as hip as this one. What other cat has a facebook page?

Monday, March 7, 2011

One Bike Too Many

I wish we could keep every hip bicycle we came across because it's so hard to let them go. Alli has had this bike since 2008 and we have grown very attached to it. A while ago, I did some research on the company that made the bike. I found out that this Britanny  Free Spirit bike was produced sometime in the 70's and was sold by Sears and Roebuck. Good-buy old gal, we had some good times. 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Heart On a String

It's the newest sensation and Alli has made a dozen so far. They are hip around the neck but I think I want to hang one on the rear view mirror of our car.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Notes on the Underground For People Who Don't Read Books

As we wait for the music store clerks to send us a new interface there isn't much we can do to work on our debut 12" vinyl. We started painting the design for the album cover and it is hip so far. My favorite part is the title, the words spiral and fade away (it's hard to see with this photo because the words are not painted yet.)