Friday, June 20, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tiny Clutch no.3

We just released a new Tiny Clutch no.3 in slightly heathered orange.  100% merino wool felt, German milled, water resistant, shock absorbent and adorable.  Choose your wrist strap color.  These little clutches are the perfect size for your phone, keys, mad money and all the little things that inevitably end up in a well traveled bag. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Date Night

Jeremy and I try to have a date night at least once a week.  We both work long hours - we always have.  And, while I feel like we spend a lot of time together, it’s not unusual for one of us to fall asleep on the couch, mid-sentence only to realize the next day is about to begin and we'll be in the same state by the time it's through, too.  Days are busy! I’m sure all of you can relate!  So, we always try to have a date night once a week.  If we're not at a local dive bar, we're likely trying to make a date night at home (which means no sitting on the couch or we'll fall asleep).  Since moving to the country and now that it’s summer, date night at home is often in the backyard around the campfire pit.  This was the scene on Sunday night.  This was two days after the 100 year honey moon which we couldn't see because it was overcast.  But, this night's moon was so bright that everything was illuminated.

We want to see you!

Hello Friday the 13th!
We want to see you!!  We are having an in studio Pop Up Shop next Saturday and we want to showcase everyone who carries a Moop bag!  We've been working on a wall mural and we want to pin your photos to it.  If you have images of you with your Moop bag, anywhere in the world, email us with your photo attached and we’ll add it to our map.  I’ve received some incredible images over the years and I can’t wait to see where else you’ve been with our bags!  
If you’re in Pittsburgh, come to our studio next Saturday, June 21st, 1-3pm  for the Pop Up with us, DeadBuryDead, Yelp, the Mac and Gold truck, The Waffler and our huge wall map!  It’s going to be a great day.
Enjoy your weekend!!

Wendy & co.

p.s. We're also doing FREE SHIPPING this weekend at! use the code: MOOPPHOTOS for free shipping to the US and Canada from now through Monday, 6/16/14

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Yelp + Moop + DeadBuryDead + Food Trucks

We're so excited to have teamed up with Yelp Pittsburgh to make a fantastic event in east Carnegie. We'll be setting up an in studio pop up shop with our bags and Dead Bury Dead t-shirts, complete with a few local food trucks and local brews.  We're super excited and have been tidying up the space. Jesse is almost finished with a new wall mural that I can't wait to share with you!  Come for bags, t-shirts, food and booze.  We'll be doing a small demo at the very beginning so, if you wanna catch it, come at 1pm.  It's going to be a good time! We're looking forward to seeing you there!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 21st, 1pm-3pm
Yelp event page here.
Our address (there will be signs for parking as you're arriving):
Moop HQ
100 Rosslyn Road
Carnegie, PA 15106
See you there!!! 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Stansberry Children's Home

My dear friend, Julie has devoted her life to service. We did our undergraduate work together at George Mason University (I've written about that experience here).  She and her husband left Northern Virginia to run a children's home in Santa Cruz, Bolivia about 9 years ago. I think they thought they might be there a year or so...instead, they have built their life and family around the things that mean the most to them. The children's home is having a fundraiser - they are always in need of financial support to keep their programs running. You can read more about their philosophy of co-living, farming, education and recovery through community here:
If you have it to spare, please consider donating to an incredible organization run by incredible individuals.

They're cycling from Santa Cruz to Sao Paolo, Brazil for the World Cup!
Wish I could have joined them for the ride. Instead, I donated.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Yellow Beet Slaw

Feeling inspired by Chocolate and Zuccini’s instagram feed, I made a yellow beet slaw for lunch today.  Here’s what I did:
1 yellow beet, shredded on a grater
1 carrot, also shredded on a grater
1 bunch cilantro, chopped (I happened to have some early cilantro plants in our garden…felt lucky!)
Toss with your favorite vinaigrette.  Here’s how I do mine:
white wine vinegar
olive oil
dijon mustard
Pennsylvania pure maple syrup
Whisk in the bowl in which you plan to serve your slaw until the vinaigrette comes together and toss with your shredded vegetables.

I love this on its own or it would be amazing on a smoked pulled pork sandwich.  This will definitely be on the menu at our next dinner party.

p.s. the bowl was made by Reiko Yamamoto Studio and is one of my favorite things.