Sunday, February 27, 2011

the oscars

Anyone having an Oscar viewing party tonight? 
If so, we've got just what you need:

Download it here!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

business cards!

We recently got our first batch of business cards printed! 
Here's a little peek:

We went with a circle die cut and individual colors on the back.
We're pretty smitten with them.

-XO, Anna

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

valentine's day cakes!

We had a few requests for Valentine's day sweet treats this year! We were pleased as punch to fill them. 
Here's a quick glimpse at what we made:

Red velvet, chocolate ganache and cake truffles! 

-XO, Anna

Monday, February 14, 2011

Meet Me on the Rooftop: Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!!

-The Huckleberry Crew
(photo credits due to our good friend and photographer Joel Gutowsky)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

meet me on the rooftop: the sweet treats

When deciding what to make for a romantic rendezvous on the roof top, I thought cake truffles would be perfect since they're both decadent and delicate. 

So far, this is my favorite red velvet cake recipe:

1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 T cocoa powder
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 T red food coloring
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla

Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.  In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, buttermilk, egg, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.  While mixing at medium speed, gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture until just combined.  Fill cupcake liners.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until an insterted toothpick comes out clean. 

We also made raspberry linzer cookies and mini chocolate cakes for which these links were helpful. 

I hope everyone is having a beautiful Valentine's Day eve!

-XO, Anna

Friday, February 11, 2011

Meet Me On The Rooftop: Overhang

Welcome to the next in our rooftop series. In the photo below, taken by our talented friend and event photographer Joel Gutowsky, you'll see lanterns, lights, and hearts. We'd like to show you how we made this possible, in a really affordable way!

The Structure:

It's a simple structure made out of very available supplies: (2) 6' Ladders, (2) 2x4"-16' boards, and a few screw in hooks. While you may not have 2 ladders at your disposal, chances are you know where to borrow a couple for the night. The wood cost about $10 and a small package of screw in hooks (we used 12) for about $4. We spread the ladders apart about 14 feet and laid the boards side by side across the tops of the ladders with a little middle spacing (see the complex illustration for visual reference).

Stuff to hang:

While you may want to hang something else, we chose oblong box lanterns that we got from World Market (buy online here)

String lights, also from World Market (buy online here)

And these handmade cardboard tri-heart ornaments hung from the boards with simple sewing thread...colors optional :) To save time and to get a "fuzzy" look on the heart borders, I used a dremel, but a standard box cutter could also be used.

We hope you liked this little how-to portion. Check back tomorrow for the next step!
-Your Digital Lumberjack

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Meet Me On The Rooftop: The Invite

This isn't really a how-to, but more of a here-you-go :) We'd like to share the invite we had designed with all of our friends! You can download the print-ready PDF here! We've included the back side with blank menu so that you can fill it up with whatever dinner & dessert selection you wish. Enjoy and stay tuned for tomorrows post...

- Your Digital Lumberjack

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Meet Me on the Rooftop!

We are so excited to share our new Valentines series this week! Lots of fun handmade treats and tricks and a fabulous photo shoot with Mr. Joel Gutowsky
Keep checking back to see how it all unfolded and how you can do the same!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

This just in...FREE February desktop calendars available now!!!

Our February 2011 Huckleberry desktop calendar has arrived!
Pick the size that works best for you and enjoy the rest of your February. XOXO!