WNY BAC - 8th Annual Bookfest, July 13, 2019


WNY Book Arts Center (WNY BAC) is located at 468 Washington Street in Buffalo, NY and is one of the coolest places in downtown. Their mission – “To help promote a greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community.”

It is a great place to visit if you’re looking for something fun to do/learn/support. I had a chance through a Buffalo Bloggers meet up to learn about the organization/business, meet some of the staff and have a hands-on experience in the process of letter pressing. It’s not only a place to go to learn to letterpress, but offers bookbinding, paper making and custom printing opportunities as well as workshops, school programs, professional development, and a shop where you can purchase a variety of postcards, artwork, notebooks and more.


 If you like books, are interested in learning more or want to check out WNY BAC and see what they are all about, they are hosting their 8th Annual Buffalo Bookfest on Saturday, July 13th from 12-5pm. More details can be found here.   


photos - Just a Blonde in Buffalo

Friday Favorites

When I began my blog a little over six years ago I did a “Favorite" Friday’s” series highlighting things from the past week or the upcoming weekend that I was excited about. After taking a little hiatus from it I decided I wanted to bring it back, this time though I really want YOU to share as little or as many positive things that happened to you from the past week. In a world where we focus so much on the negative I want to focus on the positive, no matter how big or small they may seem. I want to hear what’s making you feel good. xo


Celebrating Dyngus Day with a great group of friends and family. Also this year I was a judge for the Buffalo’s Best Kielbasa Contest - a great experience to be a part of in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood that I grew up in as a child.

I ran into my friend Kate from Love in Motion Yoga at RevRide on Tuesday morning. Kate is someone who always brings those feel good vibes and is just a good human. We caught up for a quick minute and it was just a great way to start my day (so was that RevRide ;) ). Also, these photos are from LIM’s Insta - want one of those hat’s Kate is rocking?!? Deadline to pre-order your’s is today, email info@loveinmotion.yoga for details on how to purchase.

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to attend a Buffalo Blogger’s meetup so I was happy to be able to participate in Tuesday’s meetup. Held at the WNY Books Arts Center myself and fellow bloggers were able to learn more about the organization, shop around and have our try at letterpress. It was a really cool meetup and I can’t wait to go back on my own time. They are a resource for a variety of printing and book-related arts needs . Nicole Cooke and Melissa Rechin thank you for hosting!

I had the chance to meet up with my friend Nicole at a new restaurant (well new to the both of us, because we hadn’t been before Wednesday), The Black Sheep on Connecticut Street. Catching up on life with some wine and a charcuterie board isn’t a bad thing ;)

Yesterday was so nice out, my friend Jen and her daughter Aila invited me to ice cream at Pautler’s in East Amherst. I’ve driven past multiple times but never stopped until yesterday. It was a nice way to break up an hour of my day, enjoying company and a simple ice cream cone. (photo is from Pautler’s website).