Top Shop: Urban Mercantile
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Top Shop: Hazel & Dewey
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
In addition to selling "astonishing kitchenware, awe-inspiring textiles and adorable hand-crafted curios", Hazel & Dewey also offers a gift registry. Check out their website for more info and give 'em some love on Facebook too.
A big thanks to Hazel & Dewey for selling Two Trick Pony goods!
Ponies on the Road: Catskill Animal Sanctuary Shindig
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Arriving at the sanctuary Saturday morning, we were greeted by a fantastic crew of volunteers and many curious new animal friends including one mischievous goat who appropriately tried to eat the “Warning - I bite!” sign. So predictable.
We set up our tent and table in the picturesque vendor area which was adjacent to pasture on one side and overlooking a pond on the other. Throughout the day, we met so many wonderful folks who came out for the animals, the music and of course the food! Some of the culinary highlights were Treeline Artisanal Treenut Cheese, Rescue Chocolate and Cashewtopia Gelato. Yum, yum and yum!
The day ended with an impromptu tour of one of the barns by CAS's inspirational founder Kathy Stevens. She introduced us to many special animals including Buddy, a blind horse who charmed us all. The perfect end to a perfect Pony day!
Custom Design Spotlight: Leverage Marketing Group
Saturday, July 20, 2013
John and Schoep
Friday, July 19, 2013
Top Shop: Magpie
Friday, July 19, 2013
A big thanks to Magpie for selling Two Trick Pony goods!
Help us pick the next Charity Card!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Help a deserving organization and
enter to win a $50 gift certificate!
The Ponies are excited to continue the Charity Card program with a new organization to donate a portion of sales to. We need your help in choosing the card that will be the next Charity Card. It's easy and you could win a $50 gift certificate to our online shop just for nominating a card! Here's how...
Visit the Two Trick Pony online shop and choose a single card (birthday, greeting, thank you, etc.) to be the next Charity Card.
Leave a comment here OR on our Facebook page by Sunday, June 30th with your choice.
Check back on July 1st to see if you were chosen at random to win a $50 gift certificate to our online shop!
Learn more at The One Fund Boston
We've been nominated for the A-List!
Sunday, June 02, 2013
We are honored to be nominated for the Best Wedding Invitations category on the Boston A-List and hope you will give us your support! Click here to vote for us and if you've worked with us already, you can submit a testimonial on our behalf. Thanks so much!
Top Shop: Black Ink
Sunday, June 02, 2013
In 1994, Black Ink Boston was created as a "design laboratory" by Susan and Timothy Corcoran who stocked the shelves with unique papers, rubber stamps and of course black ink, their favorite color with which to stamp. Almost 20 years later, Black Ink is the go to place for fun, quirky, well-designed household items and gifts, as well as a large variety of greeting cards. We are proud to be vendors AND shoppers at Black Ink which now has a second location in bustling Harvard Square, Cambridge. Check out their website to learn more and if you're in that neck of the woods, stop by and be sure to tell them the Ponies sent you!
Custom Design Spotlight: Liz Linder Photography
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tuna the rescued Chiweenie
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
"I met my dog at a local Farmer’s Market where he was being shown for adoption. Though my intentions that day were to only foster a puppy, there was something about this 4-month old pup that drew me to him. His rescuer said that he was thrown out and found on the side of a road near San Diego, which evidently traumatized him, because he would squirm on his belly when he attempted to walk. She called him Wormy as a result, which was probably great for his already high self-esteem (insert sarcasm). After he became mine, I changed his name to Mr. Burns since he and the Simpsons character shared a similar resemblance; an aggressive overbite and a shortened lower jawline dysfunction. His cartoonish looks warranted him the nickname Tooney and then that morphed into Tuna, which is now his official name.
After spending a week with Tuna, I made the decision to adopt him because I inherently knew that he was special. He was not only different physically, but his personality was so lovely and endearing. I had fallen in love with him and I wanted him to know how much he would be loved by me. Since he had such an impact on my life, I was confident that he would have a great effect on people. I knew that he would capture hearts and that it would be his purpose, but I also knew that he unfortunately would be ridiculed because of his congenial features. The common responses that I initially received about Tuna—and still get today—are that he’s “ugly.” That’s usually the first thing most people feel the need to say about him because they judge him by his looks, but if they knew his heart, they would find him to be so beautiful."
For the full article in Darling Magazine, click here.
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
There is a lot of commentary being posted about yesterday's events, thankfully much of it full of compassion and hope. This article by Zoe Weil struck a particular cord with me. She says, "There is darkness in the world. There is cruelty and meanness and wanton violence and political violence. But they are ultimately small acts in the face of massive goodness – awful as they are when they happen. History shows a consistent and relentless shift toward greater democracy, greater understanding and tolerance, greater acceptance. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” and he was right.
Don’t we see this everywhere: Women voting and going to school; civil rights spreading across the globe; gays and lesbians receiving equal rights in many countries and states; animals receiving protections (albeit still far too limited) unheard of in previous centuries; global outcry against injustice, against exploitation, against environmental destruction?
Are our violent tendencies gone? Of course not. But we are not cheering at the Coliseum as slaves entertain thousands in fights to the death. Instead, we are crying by the millions as our fellow citizens are injured and killed by bombs detonated at a hallmark of our physical achievement: the Boston Marathon."
The full article is here.
We believe, as Zoe does, that humane education is one vital way to foster a society that rejects violence, hate and injustice while spreading compassion for all living beings. We teach our children math, science and reading, all of which are important, but we must also teach compassion, empathy and justice. I know that Carrie will be raising her baby (due to be born any day now!) with these values.
If you feel powerless and that your actions can't possibly effect change, you are mistaken. Every action we take effects us, those around us and in turn the world. Simply showing kindness to ourselves, friends, family and strangers is a good place to start. Teaching kindness to our children will carry the message forward. There will always be times of darkness in the world, but the many acts of kindness that spring from them are what get us through.
Love and peace, Laurie