Monday, July 16, 2012

Moop + Moosehead + Things Made Well

We were so thrilled when Moosehead Brewery was in touch a few weeks ago.  Moosehead embarked upon a month long tour of the US and Canada seeking out small businesses who make things…and make them well.  There are so many reasons why this project means a lot to me.  I am passionate about people doing what they love.  It's not always as simple as it sounds - most of us have to endure years of work that we don't love in order to make it to a place where we are happy with our jobs, professions, careers (I sure did).  But, I am more passionate about businesses, large and small, operating in a manner that cares about the work environment they create, the product they produce, the ethics behind both and how they impact the wider world.  Simple ideas that have a very far reach.  I love that Moosehead, a rather large company, has taken an interest in giving some attention to a handful of super fantastic small businesses operating with those ideals in mind.

Keep an eye on the Moosehead facebook page for video updates (and a Moop bag giveaway!)…before they came to see us, they had been to see Paul - the maker of the Lemon Ball.  And funny story, I had a Lemon Ball sitting on my bookshelf when the Moosehead crew arrived!  A nice coincidence.  Before Paul, they had also been to see SabianSabian, folks!  They're like - oh my god! they are what helps make the world of music fantastic!  I can't believe we are featured along side such amazing people!  

Anyhow…hope you love the video.  And, hope you share this project with everyone you know!  And, keep an eye out for the Moosehead commercials about the Things Made Well tour…we've been seeing them all over the place!

And, lastly: THANK YOU Moosehead for including Moop in this super great project!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Studio!

We are settling in nicely to our new studio.  In fact, we love it to death.  We had many changes all at once when we made the studio move and all have resulted in the most positive place I can imagine.  I have the most fantastic group of women working with me and I feel so lucky that I get to spend every day with them.  It's really great here at Moop.  So, if you're ever out our way, feel free to stop in!  Just give us a call first to give us a heads up. 

p.s. You can see a few more photos on our Flickr page!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The sea... perfect. I've taken just a few days off to visit my little brother and his wife who just welcomed baby Olivia into this crazy world.  She's wonderful and so is the ocean where they live.  Early this morning I rode my bike along the sea shore and I loved it. Happy July 5th, everyone!  

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


If you're in the US - hope you have a super nice holiday!  I have mixed feelings about fireworks.  I love to watch them from afar - I hate to be near them up when they're fired off in your back yard - I don't like that....except for sparklers!  I have a special place in my heart for sparklers.  On my eighth birthday my family and I were on vacation (Top Sail Island in North Carolina).  My parents couldn't find candles for my birthday cake so instead they topped it with sparklers!  I have never forgotten that memory and every July since, I've tried to make sure I get to wave around some sparklers.  We'll be doing so today!!

p.s. this photo is old and was taken with my phone and is not very good...but, i'm traveling and don't have my hard drive with all my good photos...regardless, The West End overlook in Pittsburgh is a great place to see the fireworks!