Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Willow May Goes to the Midnight Carnival Book Reading

Willow May Goes to the Midnight Carnival
All Us All the Time Publishing Announcement

Come join us on Saturday, May 3rd at 1pm for a free reading of
Willow May Goes to the Midnight Carnival,
read by Icats Nitram, local Colorado writer,
at Starbuck, 9275 S Broadway, Highlands Ranch.

Kids will receive coloring pages, crayons,
temporary tattoos and refreshments.
Books will also be available with
Willow May Bookmarks & Buttons.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mother's Day Greeting Cards and Gifts

Felt HeartMother's Day is right around the corner, Sunday, May 11th to be exact. If you haven't got that special gift for that very special Mom, come visit All Us All the Time. We have enchanting paper and felt gifts your mother is sure to adore all hand-made and designed in our Colorado studios.

We have our stationery sachets, hand sewn filled with vibrant greeting cards and note sheets, handmade coil bound journals with matching bookmarks, art reproductions of Pamela McCarville's watercolor paintings, felted goodness, stylish magnets or compact mirrors, and stationery.

You will also find festive spring-time felt gift tags for all your Mother's Day packaging.

Come visit allusallthetime.com today and see our wide selection of greeting cards, stationery, and gifts.

P.S. Visit our tip page for recipes to treat Mom to Swedish pancakes, Scones, or Fruit Pizza.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Book and Lover's Day

FlowersToday, April 23rd, is Book & Lovers Day when Barcelona erupts in a celebration of chivalry and romance. It began in the Middle Ages with an annual Festival of Roses to honor St. George, Patron Saint of Catalonia, who as a brave Roman soldier allegedly slew a dragon about to devour a beautiful young princess. According to legend, a rosebush sprouted from the blood of the dragon and the soldier plucked its most perfect blossoms to give to the princess as a remembrance. In 1923, the Rose Festival merged with International Book Day, established to celebrate the lives of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, both of whom died on April 23rd in 1616. Now, bookstalls and flower stands sprout up along the Rambla, a two-mile stretch connecting the city with the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of Barcelonans crowd the streets to enjoy a festive atmosphere of readings, music, literature, and dance.

In honor of Book & Lovers Day, we are having a one-day sale on our Children's Book, Willow May Goes to the Midnight Carnival on our site. Come take part in this springtime tradition.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Pirate Skull Graduation Greeting Cards

Grad Pirate Skull

Shiver me Timbers...You Graduated!

Our savvy little pirate skull is back, this time giving a hearty congratulations to all the swashbucklers graduating this year. Also, if you want to match the graduation pirate skull to your graduate's favorite color or school colors, graduation skull sports six different ones: Blue, Green, Purple, Red, Gold and Pink. You can go with our inside message of "Shiver me Timbers...You Graduated" or leave blank for your own pirate prose.

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Come visit our site today to see our scholar little pirate skull along with other spring and summer-time goodies.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Englewood Library Author Open House

AUATT Publishing
All Us All the Time Publishing Announcement

Englewood Public Library's 9th annual Colorado author's open house
"Meet the Faces Behind the Books"

Come visit Icats Nitram and Pamela McCarville, writer and illustrator of Willow May Goes to the Midnight Carnival, as well as over 50 other Colorado authors at the Englewood Public Library's 9th annual
"Meet the Faces Behind the Books"
this Sunday, April 13, 2008, 1-3 pm.

More information on this event is provided on the
All Us All the Time Publishing Media Page.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Honey Moon Greeting Card

HoneymoonDid you know that the full moon in June was called the honey moon? The name comes from ancient times where tradition holds this is the best time to harvest honey from the hives when they should be full. This was also the traditional month for weddings, between the planting and harvesting of the crops. Many ancient people believed that the union of the Goddess and God occurred in early May (see May Day Baskets blog entry). Since it was considered unlucky to compete with the deities, couples would delay their marriages until June. This remains a favorite month for weddings today. In some traditions, the honey harvested in June would have been fermented and made into mead to drink after the wedding ceremonies held on Summer Solstice. Newly wed couples were also fed dishes that featured honey for the first month of their married life to encourage love and fertility. This is how the holiday immediately after the ceremony derived its name: Honeymoon.

When our illustrator, Pamela McCarville, came upon this story, she created the adorable "Bee Happy" Honey Moon greeting card which is now available through the All Us All the Time online gift store.