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Rebranding: Business Cards

Since launching Caitlin Flemming Design,  I’ve been brainstorming how to create a business card that embodies both businesses. When brainstorming design ideas there were a few key design aspects I wanted to achieve – it needed to be minimal, a grey font, and I wanted my signature to add a personal touch.


That’s when I turned to the ever so talented Hanna of Gadabout. After a couple design phone calls she created a beautiful letterpress business card that I’m absolutely in love with. It makes me incredibly excited to pass these newbies out and as I sit here looking at them sitting on my desk, I’m giddy about the way they turned out. They’re perfection!

 

 Business Cards by Gadabout | Photos by Caitlin Flemming

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Introducing Euro Edge

Today, I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered with Euro Style Lighting new endeavor – Euro Edge! This new online resource helps customers like you find modern inspirations that have been selected by fabulous tastemakers from some of your favorite blogs.


I’ve been adding more and more modern touches into my new apartment. My favorites (a handful are featured above) I’d place in my own home. Some I already have! One example, the Robert Abbey Bling Chandelier for our dining room, which I’ve loved for a long long time. You can see more of my favorites and why I love each one.


I have to say you’ll want to see all of these design bloggers inspirations! The other six talented ladies include – Justina Blakeney, Design CrushSay Yes To HobokenLa La Lovely, Simply Grove and vmac+cheese who have each handpicked items they love.


Be sure to pop over to check out this new way of shopping!


This post is brought to you by Euro Style Lighting. I work regularly with Euro Style Lighting. Thanks for supporting posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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On the Menu: Oyster Sliders with Spicy Slaw

Back in April when Grant and I went to Charleston, we had delicious sliders at The Ordinary. We loved them so much we went back the next night to have them again.  This is not the exact recipe, but it is homage to Charleston and luckily Grant came up with this fabulous rendition!


The soft and sweet Hawaiian rolls paired with the crunchy corn meal and briny oyster- with a hit of spice from the sriracha (a Thai hot sauce), tang from the lime, smoky from the jalapeño. The bite is finished with the sweetness of the mango – making this a perfect crowd pleaser!


Oyster Sliders with Spicy Slaw (Makes 24)


Ingredients:

Mini Hawaiian rolls

24 fresh-shucked oysters (check out your local fish store to buy them on the ½ shell. This will save a lot of time)

Corn meal

green cabbage

mayonnaise

sriracha sauce

jalapeño

mango

2 limes


Directions:


1. Shred cabbage, mince jalapeño (no seeds) and dice mango.  Mix all together in a large bowl. Add in the juice of 2 limes and a dash of salt. Depending on how spicy you like things, add in 1/2 of the minced jalapeño and then add in more if you like.  Toss with 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon of sriracha (again watch the heat on this- you can always add in more!).


2. Dredge oysters in cornmeal (and a bit of salt and pepper) and deep fry (if you don’t have a home fryer) just cook in a few tablespoons of oil.  Cook in batches.  They don’t take too long to get a golden brown (1-2 mins max).  Pat off excess oil on a paper towel.


3. Add a spoonful of slaw to the bottom of the mini roll and an oyster on top.  You can put a touch of mayo and sriracha on the top roll if you like. Add a tooth pick and you are ready to eat!


These are so good, you will not be able to just eat one!  I promise!


Recipe by Grant Gibson | Photography by Caitlin Flemming

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Alameda Flea Market, Here We Come!

I’m excited to announce that Grant K. Gibson and I will be selling at this Sundays Alameda Flea Market! We have two truck loads of fabulous furniture, lighting, rugs, textiles, art, antiques we’ve both bought around the world and much more. There will be tons of items that you’ve seen from both of our apartments that are being sold.


I can’t wait to see these items go to good homes. Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

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a brand new week . . .

This week I was determined to get every box unpacked in my office – it was the last room to tackle and I’ve been avoiding it big time. It became the room where I put any miscellaneous item, but knew that with my Blu Dot desk and Lamps Plus desk chair arriving I needed to get my act in gear. I have to say building the furniture for my very own workspace got me excited for what will be created in this office. Now that all of the furniture is in place I get to do the fun part – adding the creative pieces . . . starting my inspiration board, organizing my magazines, putting everything into place. It has been quite an exciting process and there are more layers that need to me added. Above is a little peak at my inspiration board that I’ve started.


If you want to start your week off right I highly recommend reading this fabulous tutorial by Jacquelyn on editing photos in Photoshop (I definitely learned a thing or two) and if you’re looking to get inspired head over to Anthology to get a glimpse into the latest issue (I’ll be picking it up ASAP once it arrives at my magazine stand).


This week I’ll be sharing details about a flea market sale I’ll be participating in (details later today!), Grant Gibson’s oyster slider recipe, photos of my new business cards by Gadabout, and much more!


I hope all of you have a lovely week as we step foot into August, which seems quite crazy . . . oh how time flies when you’re having fun!


Photo by Caitlin Flemming

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