Archive for January, 2013

Heating it Up in the Studio

January 16, 2013 | buchanandesign


It is no secret that we like things on the spicy side here at Buchanan Design. When we eat out for lunch, its common for us to end up at a Thai restaurant and even more common for Bobby to request the supplementary “spice tray” from where ever we’re eating.

So when we found out that today, January 16th, was International Hot & Spicy Food Day – we jumped at the excuse to consume some mouth-burning delectables.

The menu included:
Hot Wings (of course)
Spicy Thai Fried Rice (with pineapple & cashews)
Ryan’s Famous Jalapeno Poppers
Chipotle Buttermilk Dressing (with salad)
Assorted International Hot Sauces


Despite the chilly weather, there was some sweat to be found on foreheads (and one or two spice induced runny noses). However, we are proud to say not one glass of milk was consumed the whole day!


Events, Food, Studio Life

I got the beat!

January 14, 2013 | buchanandesign

Birthday Tiramisu for Bobby - Buchanan Design
i have to say this year’s gift took me completely by surprise… i was given the option to pick the spot for lunch, had to go with smashburger, and that of course wasn’t a surprise.

joey and jessica made a tiramisu cake, and while it was a slight surprise, i don’t think it’s a secret how much i like tiramisu. but then it was time to open my present… lots of orange tissue, followed by a very cool custom card with what would be the first clue on the front, and then a square flat box—surprise, a practice drum pad!

Practice drum pad with custom painted drum sticks - Buchanan Design

i’m sure it was the constant banging of pens, sticks, rulers, tubes, etc. against every possible surface throughout the studio that gave them this cool gift idea. i started to beat the drum with my hand like a bongo and they said, “reach in, there’s more”—and there they were, custom painted drum sticks to complete the set. i was NOT expecting this but i must say that it’s one of the most memorable gifts to date. i put it on a stand and took it home for the weekend, the boys loved it too. the house rocked every time one of us walked by the mini makeshift drum set. don’t expect me to join a band, but i do feel pretty cool having my own custom pair of drum sticks!

Bobby The Drummer Boy - Buchanan Design

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