Studio Calico – The Underground kits

amy tangerine- studio calico

Every month when I receive my latest Studio Calico kits, the first thing I do is smile. Then I open up the scrapbook kit. It’s full of unique items that always inspire me to make pages right away. The wooden letters in this kit pair perfectly with the neutral patterned papers. Love how they pop with the white cardstock and a bit of black machine […]

Palm Springs House

amy tangerine palm springs

We rented a house with 2 other couples and one of their dogs over Labor Day weekend. We found the listing on airbnb, and it turned out to be absolutely perfect for our crew. We would definitely stay there again, as long as we could have the master bedroom again. The closet was HUGE and almost bigger than Jack’s room at home, so it was […]

The Parker Palm Springs

amy tangerine visits the parker hotel, palm springs

The last time we were at The Parker in Palm Springs was when I was 10 weeks pregnant and feeling extremely tired (and apparently looking it too, as evidenced in these photos). This time around, we left LA right after tubby time for Jack around 8:20pm, picked up Del Taco and made it in less than 2 and half hours. Though Jack slept most of […]

Take me out to the ball game


While we were in Chicago in June, JC got us tickets to the Pirates vs. Cubs game. Although I can’t say for sure, I think it was my first time to Wrigley, even though I lived in the northern suburbs for the first 15 years of my life. Upon waking, we got Jack dressed in the Pirates jersey that JC got him from Fanatics, and […]

A quick trip to the Stationery Show


Last week I was away from Jack for the first (extended period of) time and took a quick whirlwind trip to NY for the National Stationery Show. I arrived at midnight on Monday and spent Tuesday on the show floor after a seminar in the morning. It was my first time both attending and showing – American Crafts had a booth. It was such a […]

Paper Tales San Diego

Paper Tales | Amy Tangerine

The last time I was in San Diego teaching, I was pregnant. Very pregnant, if there is such a thing. You can see evidence of that in this post. Other than that, the classes were much the same – great people, good times, in a completely creative setting. If you are a fan of paper and are in San Diego, I highly recommend a visit […]

Jack does Vegas right


Vegas may not seem like the ideal place to take a 4 and half month old for their second trip on a plane, but because Aunty Cindy was there for a Physical Therapy conference last month, it was a must do for us. Cindy has been in Chicago since the beginning of January doing a clinical/internship so it’s the longest she had gone without seeing […]

Our trip to South Africa

Over a year ago we traveled to South Africa so I could teach over 600 delegates at an amazing event. Several months later I made this video and I am finally sharing it here now. It captures mostly the safari and our visit to Cape Town and was truly a trip of a lifetime. If you’re interested in taking a trip there, I cannot recommend […]

10 Amazing Memories and Tips from a Year Traveling the World | Guest Post by Beth Meyer

Beth Meyer | via Amy Tangerine

As I take a mini maternity leave after having my baby boy on September 18th, I have a series of talented friends/guest posters who agreed to fill in here throughout the this month. I will try to pop in with random posts here and there, but we are just trying to squeeze out every bit of goodness of family time right now. Enjoy! ******************************************************** Traveling […]

Babymoon part 1 | Thailand

food at the Amanpuri

With the baby due in just 4 days and being homebound since August, I’ve been daydreaming about our July babymoon and realized I never posted the photos. We spent 6 of the 10 nights in Thailand. Our first stop was Bangkok. It was my 3rd time there and JC’s first. The other two times I had been, I stayed in hotels on the river, most […]