Hi, I’m Kandice!  In short:  I surround myself with the things that make me happy – family, my dogs {Lucy and Linus}, good food, antiques, positive friends and pretty paper.

In long:  I’m a Christian, redhead, gift store owner, self-taught designer, loving dog-momma of two, amateur cook and foodie, paper lover, estate sale junkie, salt connoisseur, hilarious sister (if I do say so myself), awesome daughter, and downright honest friend.  Some may call me stubborn, but I prefer “determined”.   I love organization, but a messy desk means that the creative juices are flowing, so I let it slide majority of the time.   I strive for efficiency because I hate wasting time.  (I even map out my lunch hour and errands based on proximity).  Most of my days live and die by my To Do list, but I’m trying to learn how to live more “in the moment”.  I honestly enjoy all that I have (I’m pretty blessed), but I desire more – of everything – joy, faith, love, happiness, freedom, fulfillment… the list is endless.  “I just want it all!” – Me, age 5, in Toys ‘R’ Us, as often told by my father

I know that I am exactly where I’m supposed to be right now, and that’s a pretty amazing feeling.  Every day I can’t believe how blessed I am. I would never have chosen this crazy stressful life I lead on my own, but I can’t deny that God led me here and continues to provide for me daily.  I’m learning to love how to expect and depend on God’s mercies every day.

This page is all about the things I love – stationery + food + dogs, and everything that inspires me in-between.  One of my favorite quotes is:
“… Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

-William Morris

I think it applies to life in general, not just houses.  So it’s kind of my motto these days.  I hope you enjoy my ramblings here about the store and I.

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