Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Contagious Laughter

Pretty sure it was an Old Tom Foolery card that started this:

Thanks for the tip, Cabell.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Season's Eatings

If you’re anything like me, you waited until the last holiday second to do everything: shop for presents, mail out cards, get your leg lamp out of storage… Regrettably, I never got around to making any adorable little gingerbread men this year, but I’m proud to say that the ole tried and true Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe made its way to my counter last week. With that, about a million deliciously sweet and gooey treats were born.

Sometimes, you don't mess with a classic.
I brought half the batch in for the gang at Old Tom Foolery (cause sharing is how we do), and was greeted by our lovely Heather, who spent her previous evening baking Grandma Helen’s super secret recipe for chocolate peanut butter swirl cookies (not pictured because we ate them all before anyone whipped out a camera. Trust me: adorable and amazing.). To add to the confectionary wonderment, Lauren graced the cookie collection with the remaining stash of treats that Joel’s uncle mailed down, that of which contained some oh-so-yummy powdered sugar tea cookies and delightfully nostalgic snicker doodles.

Cookies: a more delicious Christmas present than a new pair of socks.

Why am I taunting you with tales of awesome cookie time? Because lots of you are probably spending this weekend with the peeps that you love the most, and I’m a strong believer in bonding over baking. Some of my favourite family memories happened over a Kitchen Aid mixer and a rolling pin. So why not pull out Grandma’s top secret recipe, or make a batch of your uncle’s famous sugar cookies, or just throw together the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag? Just don’t forget that your dad hates coconut, and your second cousin is allergic to nuts. Share your treats with each other, and then share your stories with us! We’d love to be a part of your holiday too.

Happy holidays to all of you,

From all of us at Old Tom Foolery

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In a Holidaze

Wow, the holidays are coming up fast. We know this because everything is covered in seizure-inducing blinky lights and Christmas music has been playing in Target for 6 1/2 weeks. Also because it’s four degrees in Minnesota as I write this post.



"I'm gonna go ahead and stay home if that's cool."
Thanks to our good friend Jack Frost, we are doing every ounce of holiday shopping online this year. Relaxing at home in our jammies and sock monkey slippers with a big ole steamy mug of hot cocoa totally beats putting on pants and going to a crowded store in the freezing cold. Did you know that you can do the same thing? It’s awesome! (Slippers optional.)

You can even order fun gifts from Old Tom Foolery if you want. In addition to holiday cards (which you still have time to send, procrastinator!), we have bunches of boxed card sets, posters, t-shirts, tote bags, and notepads that make awesome gifts. Our Typestache line is always a hit with our fellow design nerds, and we also have a new line of Words of Wisdom vintage posters that are guaranteed to class up any wall.

See how wisdomy this homeowner looks?
Don't forget, you can still save 15% on all orders over $30 by entering the coupon code OHMYGOD. Pretty rad, right?

So stay inside this winter and shop from the couch. We won’t tell anyone about that stain on your sweatpants.

New faces at Old Tom Foolery

We're happy to announce that there are some new faces at Old Tom Foolery.

This bright, smiling mug belongs to our new Right-Hand Lady, Heather. With 11 years of experience at Minneapolis-based Blu Dot, Heather is leading the charge on the sales and account management front. She's also a wiz when it come to marketing and really knows how to handle her power tools.

A fresh transplant from Orlando, we're happy to welcome Jen to the OTF team and Minnesota's frigid winters. Jen is our resident Does-Everything Gal and social media maven. You'll be hearing from her here on our blog and she'll surely be tweeting and facebooking away as well. Drop her a comment and make her feel all warm and fuzzy.

Things are a-changing at Old Tom Foolery, and we're looking forward to a doozy of a 2012 with our new gang.
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