Outfit to Room, Fall Edition + Upholstery Sale Extended and Dash & Albert Sale on Now

Labor Day is over and summer has unofficially ended. We are all looking forward to changing leaves, hot cocoa, and college football. Fall is my absolute favorite season for all those reasons and […]

Bubbles and Bargains: Big Anniversary Celebrations at Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post

September is a big month for our little company. Red Barn Mercantile turns 11 and Penny Post turns 1! Can you believe it?! Oh, how time flies. Last September – exactly 10 years […]

Labor Day Plans…Without All the Labor

Labor Day is coming up and you might be hosting a party or a small gathering of friends to celebrate the unofficial end of summer. If you are, then we have two new […]

Textures, Textiles, and Textbooks

All of us at Alexandria Stylebook have been talking about Back to School this month for good reason. It’s coming up fast and furious. Before you know it, the kids will be in […]

Our Semi-Annual Upholstery Sale Has Begun!

It’s August and that means it is time to shop our semi-annual upholstery sale!  Every day we offer 20 percent off all Cisco Brothers upholstered furniture, but twice a year we give you […]

Back to School?! Not Quite, But It *Is* Time for the ACPS Backpack Drive

I know it sounds crazy to be writing about Back to School already. For crying out loud, we just ended the school year and have only begun to enjoy summer vacation! So why […]

Happy Independents Week! (That’s Not a Typo!)

We all know that Wednesday is Independence Day, but did you know that your local, independent shops are also celebrating Independents Week? July 1st through 7th marks a week-long celebration of independent businesses. Developed and […]

Outfit to Room, Summer Edition: Red, White, & Blue

Everyone loves red, white, and blue. It’s practically un-American not to. But when it comes to dressing or decorating, this is actually a tough combination to pull off without screaming Yankee Doodle Dandy. […]

Love Is Love

As a general rule, I don’t make public declarations about other people or big events because I don’t feel qualified to speak about anyone else’s experience but my own. Privately I mourn our […]

Father’s Day: The Struggle Is Real

My dad is the most generous person I know and he never asks for anything. I mean NEVER. If we get him something, he wishes we hadn’t. There are a lot of dads […]

Introducing Sugar Feather

We love a good pillow. I mean, who doesn’t? They are the perfect accessory to add personality to any room. As stated many times before, I subscribe to the neutral sofa philosophy. The […]

Personal Stationery Trunk Show with Meant To Be Calligraphy & Haute Papier

Next week, Penny Post is excited to welcome two of our favorite local, women-owned businesses for a special trunk show. On June 9th from 2-4pm, Michele Hatty Fritz of Meant To Be Calligraphy […]

4 Rules for Refreshing Your Vacation – or Any – Home

Recently, I was looking for a rental home at the beach for a little summer getaway. It was tough to find anything that I deemed liveable. Everything I saw had the same prescribed […]

What Is Bullet Journaling and How Can It Help Me?

I have a seemingly endless number of things I need to keep track of – meet with teachers, tae kwon do for Kate, Scouts for Will, vet for dog, travel for husband, summer […]

How Do You Thank Those Who Deserve It Most?

This weekend is Mother’s Day and this week is Teacher Appreciation Week so you have some shopping to do, my friends. How do you thank the people who do the most? The folks […]

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