I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

15 Jan

atlanta gift market and what i’ve been up to!

Did y’all know I used to own an incredibly awesome stationery store? I’ve been known to mention it every now and again! :)

Broadway Paper was my heart and soul. And I really, really miss it! Not the stress of running a business while raising four daughters {amongst other crazy goings-on in my life}, but I so so so miss seeing the latest trends and designs in the stationery world! I adore pretty paper, ribbons, cards, and wrap!

And so … imagine my delight when I found a friend who owns a gift-slash-paper store!! Papaya Papers is more gift than paper {right now anyway … heeheehee … ’til I have my way with it}, and my friend Wendy is in the process of rebranding the store and shaking up the look of things.

To that end, another friend and I were able to go to the Atlanta Gift Market with her last week and help her buy for the store. Oh Happy Day!!

Guess who’s in charge of her NEW stationery corner of the store?! If you guessed me, you’d be correct!

I was in heaven! I spent three hours going through stationery lines I love, while finding new lines to love!

One of my favorites below … 1canoe2! Um … hello gorgeous handpainted globe!!

These candles are from a line I used to carry, but they’ve totally upped the design ante since I’ve last seen them. Anthro anyone?

I was definitely in my own little happy place while thumbing through thousands of greeting cards!

Not a fan of these frames … but hello awesome display idea!!

And while at the Mart, we just had to look at some of the furniture displays. I kinda love everything about this beautiful pink get-up!

It was a great couple of days helping a friend while also feeding my paper-loving-soul!

And that’s not all! I’m helping Wendy revamp her website {soon-to-be-announced}, I’m helping out with her social media, and I’ll be working with Wendy at the store {yesterday I learned registers!}.

A few of you mentioned you missed me on social media last week … I was there, but posting for the store, not myself. If you’d like to follow along you can find us here:

Papaya Papers on Instagram
Papaya Papers on Facebook

So that’s me. How ’bout you? Anyone up to some fun soul-loving activities?

Posted in broadway paper, friends, me, random, shopping, stationery

24 Dec

merry christmas :: 2010

May you have
the gift of faith,
the blessing of hope
& the peace of His love
at Christmas &

curt & tracie
taylor, piper, wynter + hunter

letterpress card :: simplesong design
photography :: {tsj} photography {hee!}
stitching :: yours truly {seemed like a good idea in september when I ordered the cards … 300 cards later = never again}
castle :: dromolond; county clare, ireland

Posted in christmas, holiday, stationery

19 Aug

paper ipad

You know you want one!

{image via lobotome}

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Posted in gift idea, shopping, stationery

20 Mar

bylee design

Another cyber encounter!  I met Bernee via Twitter and am so glad I did!  I love her simple designs … both in stationery and her inspirational prints!

Head on over to her shop to check it out yourself!

Posted in shopping, stationery

26 Feb

pretty packages

I’ve mentioned Nice Package a couple of times … but their latest new product releases have me swooning once again and I needed to share!

I’ve taken many virtual shopping trips to the Nice Package store.  Their little goodies are just so nice to have on hand when you’re looking to put the perfect final touch on a gift or craft.

Oh the things I could create with this printable tag set!

And if you’re loving the look of the little ribbon “buttons” below … there’s a nice tutorial on how to put it together.

{images via nice package}

Posted in craft, creative, etsy, shopping, stationery