Peaches & Cream Pastries featuring The Peach Truck

This past Saturday, my husband and I got up early and went for a long walk at Percy Warner Park - I'm so amazed by and thankful for the wonderful parks we have here in Nashville. Afterwards, we went to our favorite breakfast and coffee spot - Frothy Monkey in 12South. We noticed that  The Peach Truck was parked at its usual Saturday morning spot at Imogene + Willie - just down the road from Frothy Monkey. So we decided to stop and get our first bag of fresh Georgia peaches! P.S. I absolutely love the Peach Truck's branding!

I wanted to make something easy and delicious with a few of the peaches, and I decided to make Peaches & Cream pastries. They turned out to be quite yummy, so I wanted to share the recipe with you! 


Ingredients:  3 large fresh peaches, 2 cans of crescent rolls (I used reduced-fat), 1.5 blocks reduced fat cream cheese (softened), 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, spray butter

Directions:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil the peaches in water for about 25-30 minutes (or until very soft), Remove peaches with a slotted spoon and put them in cold water to cool. Peel and chop peaches and set aside. Mix cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon together. Lay out crescent rolls flat on wax paper and break each can into 4 rectangles (8 total rectangles) using the perforation lines. Spread the cream cheese mixture in the center of each rectangle. Top with some of the chopped peaches and fold the four corners of the crescent rectangle to the center and overlap into a pouch. Place all 8 pouches on a flat greased baking pan/tray. Spray the tops of each pouch with spray butter and sprinkle a little sugar on each one. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly brown.

Yields 8 Pastries: Enjoy! 


Celebration Sale!

Wow! I'm overwhelmed with all of the compliments, love and support since the launch of my new branding and website on Monday! To say "thank you" and in celebration of this exciting milestone, I'm offering 15% off anything you see on my new website through the end of August (*does not include custom design). All you have to do is mention "launch party sale" when emailing your orders to


*Please note: I'll be revealing my new 2013 Christmas card designs and launching the Annual Early Bird Christmas Card Special in September, so don't feel the need to order Christmas cards just yet! Can you believe it's almost time to start prepping for the holidays? Oh where does the time go?

Thank you again for all of your support! I love what I do because of you! Happy Friday!

The Rebranding and Reopening of Beth Hart Designs

I can't believe this day is finally here... I'm so very excited to share with you the brand new Beth Hart Designs! I've spent the better part of 2 months rebuilding my little business - the branding, website, packaging and all. But the rebuilding started long before 2 months ago.

I've been in business for over 5 years, and although I've grown and flourished in many ways, I was lacking one major thing: direction. I started out with the dream of becoming a wholesaler - a big, multi-employee, wholesaling machine like the designers I admired so much while working at Swoozie's. I pursued that dream in 2011 by going to AmericasMart in Atlanta - both in January and July. And although it was successful on many levels (Swoozie's and some other amazing stores picked up my line), I wasn't happy nor did I feel fulfilled.

So in July of 2012, I attended the Stationery Academy hosted by Whitney English and Natalie Chang (two amazing women). I arrived feeling lost, insecure with my brand, and lacking direction. But I left with a spark, a hope and a belief that I could find my way in this great stationery and design world. And that's when the rebuilding and rebranding started to happen. I dug deep to figure out who I am, what my style really is, and how I can best serve my purpose through my career. I'm still working on my personal and professional development, but I'm now equipped with that one thing I needed most: direction.

I'm extremely proud and so very excited about this launch. So much hard work, sweat and tears are in this new logo, website, and overall branding. I'm thrilled to have a logo and tag line that represents everything BHD is about... Delightfully Southern. After 5 years of being in business I finally have a website that can serve as a portfolio for all of the products and designs I offer. Although there are new products and designs yet to come, I can actually be proud to send customers and clients to the new! My Etsy shop is still a work in progress, but soon many of my products will be available for purchase online. Below is the branding style guide for my new "do." 


Thank you so very much for all of your patience, support and encouragement throughout this time. Beth Hart Designs would not be possible without you, and I am beyond grateful and so very blessed!  I feel that this is just the beginning to many great things ahead, and I am excited to share the journey with you along the way!