Why Change? Why Now?

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I know what you're here for.  You have two questions:  Why change? and Why now? I'll answer that in a bit, but first, let me back up and give you a little background (in a nutshell). My love affair of paper began with my college job at Calligraphy Etc. (back when it was in Memphis Place Mall).  Designing an invitation for a friend led to my first job as graphic designer in Dallas, and seven years later , when I was offered the opportunity to buy the store, I went for it.   Three weeks … [Continue reading...]

Change is Coming

Normally I don't like change.  It's uncomfortable.  It's different.  It's not always fun, but sometimes it is necessary- and in this case I think it is. I've been hesitant to announce this for awhile, but since it's been rolling around in my head for almost two years, I think it's time. That and the fact that this weekend, "The Switch" begins.  We're moving everything out of the store, doing some renovations, then unpacking and starting fresh... With some great new products ... AND a new … [Continue reading...]

Happy St.Patrick’s Day

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Happy St.Patrick’s Day from me and my little redheads! (I can’t even tell you how many tries it took to get a shot where Linus wasn’t trying to eat the hat off of Lucy’s head!  I guess I got lucky!) May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold […]

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FREE Red Mustache Printable

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With St. Patty’s Day right around the corner, I thought it might be fun to help you get in the Spirit O’ the Irish! How about this straw idea for your St.Patty’s shindig this weekend?  Kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy these! Simply download the free printable (HERE), print on white cardstock, and […]

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Egg Nest Brunch

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When it comes to brunch, one of my  favorite go-to recipes is a version of one I saw in a cooking magazine few years ago.  They called it “Breakfast in Bread” but I like to call them Egg Nests.  When I have company coming, it’s one of the easiest dishes to make, but it’s always […]

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Bloody Mary Bar

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I love brunch.  I love the idea of sleeping in, taking time to prepare a meal for family or friends, sipping on a cocktail mid-morning (because that’s acceptable brunch behavior), and enjoying a tasty meal in my pajamas.   Sounds like fun all-around! If I have company for brunch, I love to set up a bloody […]

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Rum Cake

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Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not big on desserts.  My brother got the sweet tooth in the family, and generally speaking, I’m disinterested in dessert period.  I don’t even eat cake at weddings – it’ doesn’t tempt me one iota.  So you can imagine my surprise when I fell in love with this […]

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Hidden Remote Tutorial

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When I saw this idea featured in Country Living magazine last year, I thought it looked like a pretty fun (and clever) idea.  It seemed easy enough (and 0h-so-cute), but I’m going to be honest:  This little project was NOT as easy at it appeared.  In fact, I think the CL article had it listed […]

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I Used to Hate Customer Service

When I worked for a wholesale invitation designer straight out of college, my first job was “customer service”.  I answered phones, took orders, did data entry and the like… and I HATED it.  I was pretty eager to move up on the ladder (even an inch) just so I wouldn’t have to take those customer […]

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Punny Valentines

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I’ve always enjoyed collecting vintage Valentines,  mostly because they’re punny!  “I long for you” on the image of a dauchsund, “You make my heart go BOOM BOOM BOOM” with a marching drummer, you get the idea.  I guess I’m a sucker for clever combinations. Last year, when I needed something to offer as kids Valentines […]

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