Spotlight on . . .

Fireside Pub, New Bremen, Ohio
115 West Monroe Street
New Bremen, OH 45869-1148
(419) 629-3519


I'll admit it.  Adam and I love food.  We enjoy cooking together, we like trying new restuarants.  When we travel we like finding "the place" to go.  We love "good" food but we're not food snobs, we enjoy a good deep fried tenderloin or hot wings dipped in creamy ranch dressing.

One of our local "pub and grub" is the Fireside Pub in New Bremen, Ohio.  Misty and her crew are friendly folks.  They are always running specials and they have a nice mix of full meal selections as well as the usual bar food. Not to mention a full bar.

Adam always gets the salad bar with his meal because he loves Mistys homemade soups.  I think the cream of mushroom is his favorite.  I usually stick to my favorite Cobb Salad.  When we're extra hungery we'll order the "Natalie Stuffed Pretzel".  A delicious soft pretzel filled with cream cheese and served with a dish of icing.  Yum!

It's a great place to go for lunch, a night of drinks and dining or even to order a pizza to bring home.  For a romantic touch Monique is happy to place the pepperonis in a heart shape (if you ask).

I was happy to design their new menus.  (I was also happy that the Pepper Fries were added back to the menu selections, not that it really matters).


Call us for a quote on this sort of project. 

Also, if you know of any great restuarant near or far, let us know so we can visit!

A Beautiful Bride

She was so nice, so organized, and best of all thorough. Which made it easy to design and produce wedding stationery for Julie and her fiancee Bradford with almost 2,000 miles between us. For awhile there I had her Phoenix, Arizona address memorized.

Lately I've been getting requests to do invites for people who aren't exactly local. Friends of friends who aren't ever going to be cruising through the sweet little town of New Bremen, Ohio. With phones, texts, and good old "snail mail" it can be done.

Here are a few photos of Julie and Bradford's day - April 18, 2009.

The photographers name is Stephanie Fay and she does beautiful work. http://www.stephaniefayblog.comThat is the menu I did for Julie.

Beautiful Babies

A special congrats to Tom and Amy Wilker of New Bremen. They were blessed with a beautiful set of baby girls. I was thrilled to print the birth announcements. They now have five little gals and Amy running the house. I would feel a little sorry for Tom being the only man but he's probably okay with it. Double diaper duty, maybe not so much.

Now onto fall related stuff. Crafty friend Kat and I had our booth at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest. Her sister Amy added her pottery to the pleasant mix of stuff. We had Kat's hand dyed wool, my notecards, her little clay pumpkin magnets, all kinds of stuff. It was a perfect day, perfect weather, and perfect pumpkin brats and cookies.

I hate to ruin a perfectly nice post about fall by bringing up the matter of Christmas. I know, I know it's too soon. But it's really not. If you are a business or organization you likely have a large Christmas Card mailing in front of you. Best to look over your options now. Chck out this site for some ideas and give me a call.

If you just need cards for your personal family and friends you can tinker away for another month. But at some point you have to tackle that job. So start thinking about it now people. Find a great family picture and make a mental note to contact me for a personal card.

Look at your gift list and see who would appreciate a gift of :
- Personalized stationery,
- Notecards basket with a self inking return address stamp
- Personalized recipe cards
- A gift certificate to a new bride. She can order invites, programs, a guest book, cake topper, whatever.

And now a gem from Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette (circa 1952) regarding household management.

"If you have a one-employee household and a busy family it will certainly be necessary for you to give your maid some systematic assistance, as well as careful supervision.

Ms. Amy then describes (at length) how to instruct the maid with regards to the groceries. She helpfully tells us we can save money by doing the grocery shopping ourselves though she warns that while phone in orders from a charge-account store is convenient it is also expensive. If you opt to have the maid do the shopping her wise advice is to "check up" on the staff. She encourages us by saying, "Don't be embarressed at checking up. Your employees will respect you more if you are not "easy".

Atleast Ms. Amy has another chapter entitled "Gracious Living without Servants". Ohhhh the horror!

Christan Garman Fundraiser

An important message from my brother-in-law Rodney that I wanted to pass along.

On June 14th, there will be a fund raiser for Christan Garman. In case you aren't familiar with the situation, Christan is a 26 year old from New Bremen that had a stroke about a month ago. Her fiance is serving in Iraq with the Marines and the hospital bills and rent and car payments and probably about everything else are piling up. So they could use some help.

First off, please try to attend the benefit in New Bremen on June 14th at Speedway Lanes. There will be more info on that coming later. Secondly, they are asking to get some things together for a Silent Auction. If you have some items you'd be willing to buy or make and donate, that would be great too. Thanks everyone!

If anyone reading is interested in donating items to the silent auction let me know and I can put you in contact with the right people. Rodney (a.k.a. Munch) is getting people to work together to make a great OSU gift basket. So you see, you don't have to donate a large item. Grab your friends and have fun pulling together a gardening basket, summertime basket, dinner and a movie, or a kid basket. I'm sure someone at the auction would love to bid on it.

According to reports from her family Christan is slowly but surely getting better. She's getting stronger everyday and working hard at her therapy. Christan and her fiancee Kris are planning a November wedding and I been told that upcoming event is what is keeping her motivated to work so hard. It's hard to imagine that at 26 your life can change that drastically but her family and friends are pulling together with their love and support. If you are inclined, please keep all these folks in your prayers.

Client Spotlight - So, How Are You Celebrating St. Patty's?

My first ever Client Spotlight. I picked the band
"4th Guy Blind" to be the Spotlight for several reasons.
They are one of my most recent customers, they have a gig coming up and more importantly they are a great group of guys.

So if you are local to the New Bremen Area and looking for something to do this weekend you can catch the band at a
St. Patrick's Party at Speedway Lanes in New Bremen this Saturday. There is a beanbag tournament beginning at 7:00 pm and the band will begin around 10:00 pm.

Check out their site for more details,