Galentine’s Day

Galentine's Day is on February 13th and if there was ever a better time to celebrate gal pals, now seems like the time. Thanks to the famous 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation where Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, pays tribute to the joys of female friendship with robust "Oh, it's only the best day…

9 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day is two weeks away. And if you're looking for a fun DIY or charming gift, you've come to the right place. From sending heartfelt notes to adding a splash of red, here a few delightful ways to spread the love on Valentine's Day. PAPER Paper Lipstick Valentines, The House That Lars Built XOXO Quips…

Last-Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

I was shopping, very late in the game, only to find that our local Paper Source was sold out of the Valentine's Day card kit that my daughter requested. Time was ticking so I decided to create our own cards... but what? I love finding treasure in small packages, and used that as my inspiration. After…

Quotes to Masterpieces

For fun, I pretend to work at an ad agency and insert one of my favorite quotes into Recite. Recite turns, even the simplest quote, into something you'd see in any pop culture media. Whether it's a famous quote or something clever one of my kids said, I love playing around with the packaging. This quote, from…

Valentine’s Day

Instead of giving cards and gifts to each member of the family, our daughter asked us to pick names out of a hat for a "secret admirer" (think Secret Santa or Kris Kringle but for Valentine's Day). Gifts could only be made with materials found around the house. I drew our son's name. I could…

Mr. Boddington’s Studio

I will never go completely paperless. I am addicted to paper. My most guilty pleasure is super-thick card stock with simple letterpress images and saturated-ink illustrations. On my shortlist is the whimsical and stylish Mr. Boddington’s Studio, a place where Alice in Wonderland would feel at home. Now until Wednesday, November 20th, you can enjoy 15%…

Kid Gift Ideas: Cool Notebooks

With the start of school comes the barrage of birthday parties. This year, I'm stocking up early on what, I believe, 2nd and 3rd graders should always have... a good notebook and pencil. For the boys, I'm going rogue (giggle) with a camo-theme set. Hearts seem to be a constant source of happiness among girls.…