Travel Essentials

Travel Essentials

  1. Sneakers that are easy to slip on and off.
  2. When traveling, I always bring cards with me and write letters to pass the time.
  3. The Carry On Cocktail Kit provides everything you need to make an Old Fashioned…just add the hard stuff.
  4. This delicate bralette is where comfort meets style.
  5. This notebook is easy to stash in a stuffed carry on.
  6. Always be prepared for delays with a portable charger.


By SSP contributor, Annie Steward. Also find her at Postcards From College.

Tips For Finding Stationery Suppliers & Manufacturers


When you are first starting your stationery business, finding the right suppliers or manufacturers can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. I remember when I first started (almost 8 years ago!) I had no idea whatsoever where to find envelopes, cello bags, paper — any of it! I was fortunate in that I worked at a paper boutique, and the people I worked with pointed out a couple of great suppliers that I use to this day. But I still had to figure out a lot of it on my own.

And we still do! If we’re adding new types of products, or become unhappy with a material or manufacturer we’ve been using, we have to start searching again. But where there’s a will, there’s a way!

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Summer Roadtrip

Summer Roadtrip

  1. Forget gas station fare. Pack your goodies in a seafoam cooler instead.
  2. Travel comfortably and stay stylish with these slingback sandals.
  3. Daily reminder.
  4. Keep your suitcase organized and clean with this leather drawstring shoe bag.
  5. Bring the desert to you. No plane ticket required.


By SSP contributor, Annie Steward. Also find her at Postcards From College.

6 Fresh Summer Tomato Recipes

My grandma used to grow tomatoes in her garden. In the summer, we’d pick fresh tomatoes and eat them like apples. It’s also where I tried my first yellow tomato (which to a little girl is mind boggling). Here are six garden fresh summer tomato recipes, to be enjoyed with friends and family…


Tomato and Roasted Lemon Salad by Yotam Ottolenghi


Drunken Chicken Marsala with Tomatoes by Pinch of Yum


Lentil and Goat Cheese Salad with Roasted Beets and Tomatoes by Renée Kemps


Roasted Cherry Tomato Carbonara by Half Baked Harvest


Greek Goddess Grain Bowl by Half Baked Harvest


Zucchini Noodles with Basil Balsamic Marinated Tomatoes by The First Mess

You may also like this Heirloom Tomato Bread Salad.