Tuesday, November 15, 2011

we're a year old!

Thank you, Jesus, for blessing Café Sed with one whole year of ministry.
I pray that YOUR name would be high and lifted up in praise and thanksgiving throughout the entire existence of Café Sed. Use this shop in ways that would be impossible by human hands.
Shine your light through Café Sed.
Shine brightly here in Magdalena.
Thank you, Jesus.
I praise you.

{the pictures are from our anniversary parties photo booth!}

Saturday, September 3, 2011

new shelves...FINALLY!

In the "Put more of an emphasis on the bookstore part of Café Sed" mission, I made plans for 2 book shelves...5 months later, I hired a carpenter and he got 'em done in a week!

Wanna see 'em? Ok.

Santos, the talented carpenter...
:] :] :] :] :] :]
Now we're talkin'!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

cafe sed: art gallery

(I've been meaning to do this post for about three months.)

I get creative on slow days when everything is clean & I don't feel like reading another book...some times my creativity lashes out on a poor old brown door
("He didn't even see it coming!"), sometimes it decides that 3 feet of empty wall space is far too much & something must be done.
Example door:

Example wall:

...and sometimes it means I just reorganize things...

...but it usually just means I paint.
And, sometimes, if I'm really lucky I can even get people into the project with me.
For example, the other day I was doing some paintings of books for the bookstore (posters are just too boring) and it looked like so much fun that four people jumped in to help me.
We got 4 paintings done that afternoon & the bookstore is lookin' good.

Come and see all the artsy fun for yourself!
xo. ,Katie May

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Game Night

Every friday night is "Game Night" here at Sed!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Drink: Sweet Tea!

In preparation for summer...we need an over abundance of cold drinks,
so we've has been adding to the menu!

We've got new smoothie & frappé flavors, and Sweet Tea"!

110 degree weather? Bring it! We're ready for you!

Good to the last drop.

Oh! And you see those sweet cups? Those are new too!
Double wall clear tumbler for cold drinks. I have one...it's great.
You can buy 'em now on our website for $12!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Arte y Café: March 29th

Art Expo #1 = complete success!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

doing it myself: arrows, flowers & fire extinguisher[?]

Arrows: I needed things to clearly direct my clients to the cash register & "coffee embellishing" station...so with help from my sister's Cricut machine, some fancy scrapbooking paper, cardboard & garden twine, I made these two lil' arrows. Not too shabby, eh?

Flowers: I used to have a clock hanging over the door to the patio, but after moving it to the front of the store, the back looked sad & empty. I decided that a little hanging "patio" or "jardín" sign was a necessity.
I found this tutorial by searching "wire and yarn sign" on Google.
Twisting the wire was actually way more of a hassle then I thought it was gonna be...
but it was all worth it in the end & I'm loving my new artsy sign!

I can't decide if it needs more flowers or if less truely is more.
What do you think?

Fire Extinquisher: We needed one. We bought one. We hung it up.
Now it's just...there.
I'm thinking about playing around a little so it becomes a little piece of quirky art instead of strictly serious...any ideas?
I have some of my own...but want to know what you guys would think is appropriate.

I have to have a sign saying "HERE'S THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER!!!"
So I could either make my own...or hang up the one provided...or hang up the normal one but dazzle it up a little?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Ryan & Katy's Wedding

Remember this?

November 2009...making this patio into something beautiful was a long way away.
This isn't even the worst picture we have...it's just the only one I can find. :]
When I first saw the building, Café Sed is a young idea & I was dizzy from all the work that had to be done before it became anything presentable.

November 2010...I had just opened the shop. The year had passed and I learned many many lessons about patience and the things that really mattered.
Even though the grass still hadn't really grown and flowers were almost nonexistent, my brother & his fiancé loved it when they came to visit.

So much so, that they decided to have their February "destination wedding" here!
February 5th was their special day & the patio has never looked better.

Many of the details were handmade by my new sister-in-law, Katy & her maid of honor, Tara.
Pictures were done by Katy's cousin, Kristi of Imagine Artists.
I cannot wait to see the rest of the ceremony & reception pictures!

xo, Katie May.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

3 fluffy friends.

Woodland friend #3 ended up being a deer.
I'm considering doing a bunch of baby creatures...raccoons, foxes...that sort of thing.
But for now...this will just have to do.

Now I'm getting off the computer to straighten Señorita Squirrel.
Looks like she's a little crooked.

Friday, February 11, 2011

half chipmunk...half squirrel.

I got so excited about my idea of a scone loving squirrel...
that I got right to it.
All afternoon, between customers...
I was half on Facebook (don't judge) and half painting this little guy...

Actually...I decided that this is a Señorita.
A little lady squirrel.
...that looks like a chipmunk.
What do you guys think? Squirrel or chipmunk?

Also! I need another woodland creature doing something around Café Sed.
I'm kinda out of ideas...or rather, I have too many ideas.
So. You guys have until tomorrow to give me ideas.
What animal should it be?
And what should it be doing?
What would you do if you were a friendly woodland creature that just discovered the coolest coffee shop in Magdalena?

new menu & a wise guy.

When we first opened back in November, a lot of things were hurried up & I didn't get much of a chance to make things exactly how I wanted them to be.
I knew that the tweaking would come later.

So. It's later & a few slow days have given me a chance to get creative!

I've re-worked our menu...taken things out, put things in & added a smaller size drink for those who just have a little sed.
With our trusty Cricut machine, a logo sticker, a laminater, hole punch & garden twine...we have the first of our new menus!
What 'ka think? Classy, no?

NEXT! = The Menu Board
With all the changes to the menu, I had to redo the menu board...which isn't very fun...but you gotta' do what 'ka gotta do.



Yeah, it was probably cuter before...I might have gotten a little apathetic & maybe a tad lazy...

I just wanted to get on to project #3.

My FaVoRiTe!

Allow me to introduce you to...the Wise Guy.
Señor Owl.

Señor Owl likes black coffee, free refills & expanding his knowledge of art & culture by spending long, lazy afternoons at Café Sed.

Anyway...onward & upward with our making Café Sed perfect.
I'm thinking about doing a whole bunch of random animals enjoying different parts of Sed.
Maybe a scone loving squirrel?