[uhp-steyt fan-see] - adjective

1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.




etsy contest
ENTER TO WIN: a customizable insta-film brooch

I’m so thrilled to announce a new product up in the shop. Inspired by the classic instant film frames from days gone by. (we all miss you polaroid) This small acrylic brooch lets you wear your favorite photos, drawing, or even small notes. Made from 2 laser cut pieces of white acrylic it has a top loading slot to easily change out your mini-art as often as you want. These little pins are available in the peppersprouts etsy shop for $15.


But here is the best part. I’m giving you the chance to win one for yourself. There are 3 ways to enter. the more you do the more chance you have to win. Winners will be announced Monday, September 14, 2009.

1. Visit the peppersprouts etsy shop and post in the comments below this post what your favorite item is.

2. Follow me on twitter!

3. Retweet this message on twitter “@peppersprouts Enter to win a polaroid inspired customizable brooch. RT this message to be entered to win”


etsy contest
ENTER TO WIN the upstatefancy summer mix

I happy to have our first ever contest!  What’s up for grabs? An illustrated cd case fully of summer silliness and a cd with some of my favorite summer songs that keep me inspired. The songs are a surprise but i promise you wont be disappointed, there is really something for everyone! A song about an ice cream man, one about loving cold drinks, maybe one about wearing a grass skirt, and definitely one about christmas (in july)! 

It’s easy to enter! all you have to do is leave a comment in the comment field with your favorite summer song!!! I will randomly pick a winner next friday (7/17) so you have a whole week to enter! Good luck!