Happy Weekend

Three Potato Four via Instagram

Image from Three Potato Four via Instagram

Hi everyone! I haven’t written one of these Friday posts in a while… mostly because I honestly don’t know what to say most of these days. I know you come here for the general inspiration and some happy sparkle in the middle of the day, and many of you don’t want any political discussion on this platform. But I can’t just pretend that everything is light and happy given our current circumstances. So I’m going to change up this Friday round up post to share a few of the more serious stories and links from the week, along with some of the things bringing me joy during the week. We’ll see how it goes!

Some of the many reasons why the immigration ban will not help make us more safe.

What you need to know about the terror threat from foreigners

Over 100,000 visas have been revoked due to the ban.

We said Never Again in 1945. We have to mean it.

Maybe it’s because I live in DC, but I find this endlessly fascinating: How the National Mall evolved over 200 years to become what it is today

From a couple of weeks ago: How the White House transitions from one president to another in five hours

Such a cute idea: DIY Valentine Balloon Surprise Box

I desperately want a set of these iridescent mini bowls

I seriously can’t get over the gorgeousness of this embroidered jacket (or this one!)

Loving these new blue, gray, and black bamboo papers from Bella Figura

Congrats to BerinMade on their beautiful new website!

Feeling frustrated by your political representatives? Run for office!

 

And this week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Brand new illustrated desktop and phone wallpapers for February!

Printable Valentine’s Day envelope liners

Beautiful custom calligraphy Valentines from Betsy Dunlap

And some Valentine’s Day cards for friends!

Bilingual wedding invitations with a gorgeous illustrated envelope liner

 

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! This was a fairly quiet week for me, so I don’t have much to report this week. Sending lots of love and positive vibes to you all for a happy three-day weekend! But in the meantime…

Image by Soil and Stem via Instagram

Image by Soil and Stem via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! How was your first week of 2017? I spent most of the week cleaning out my office and trying to mentally prepare myself to dive into 2017. The last couple of years have felt VERY chaotic, both personally and professionally, so this year I’m trying to take a step back and focus on building a foundation that will help me grow and move forward in an intentional way. I know we all project a positive, happy, and successful vibe on blogs and social media, but behind the scenes life often feels like the exact opposite! So, last summer, I signed up for Shanna Skidmore’s Blueprint Model program to help me build that foundation. I’m only about two thirds of the way through the 12-week program, but it has been absolutely invaluable in helping me figure out the direction I want to take, both with my business and my life (more on that sometime soon!), and some of the key ingredients missing from my business model. Anyway, I’m looking forward to finishing the final third of the program while things are still fairly quiet in January, and if any of you are interested in doing something similar for your business, I’d definitely encourage you to sign up for the next 12 week round – registration opens today and runs through January 12! And you can even get $100 off your registration with code “THEYTOLDMETOO” at checkout. And if that wasn’t enough, Shanna is offering one-on-one sessions for the first 25 people that sign up. Go NOW! But in the meantime…

Little Arrow Shop / Don't Quit Your Daydream

Don’t Quit Your Daydream Unicorn pin by Little Arrow / Photo by @tokyokittengalaxy

…a few links for your weekend:

  • How stamps get designed. I think this is just the coolest thing ever.
  • Just totally obsessed with this vase – and this matching terrarium
  • The holidays may be over, but I totally want to try Ashley’s recipe for dairy-free Milk Punch (made with almond milk!)
  • Have any of you tried a facial cleansing oil? I tend to get really dry skin in the winter months, so I’m very curious!
  • Can I please get this sweater in my size?? (I’m totally getting one for Sophie – and it’s 40% off with code MUSTSHOP!)
  • The invisible workload. I found this article super interesting. I’m sure in some homes it’s the husband who does most of the invisible thinking work, not to mention households with couples of the same gender, but I’m guessing in most homes the invisible work generally falls to one person. In my home, my husband helps keep track of our grocery list, but I keep track of pretty much everything else. What do you think? Is it the same for you?

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That’s it for us this week! Have a fabulous weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! Since we usually travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re just now getting our Christmas decorations out and getting our home into the holiday spirit. Alice still has no idea what all the fuss is really about, but Sophie is so excited to decorate! We’re getting our Christmas tree this afternoon from a fundraiser at Sophie’s school, and I’m sure we’ll spend the rest of the night stringing lights and hanging ornaments. With a two year old and four year old in the house, I finally bought a set of shatterproof ornaments and will set our breakable glass ornaments aside for a few years. I’ll be sure to share our tree on Instagram later tonight or tomorrow! But in the meantime…

Esther Clark Co. via Instagram

Image by Esther Clark Co. via #dailydoseofpaper

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for us this week! Have a fabulous weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

Shop Small 2016

Hi everyone! For those of you doing some holiday shopping this weekend, I thought I’d round up some of the sales offered by stationers and independent artists – I’ll do my best to update this list with any Cyber Monday sales, and if I missed anyone feel free to add your sale in the comments! The list is below, and thanks for supporting small business this holiday season!

 Give Thanks / Archer & Olive

Image by Archer & Olive via Instagram

And Here We Are – 20% off with code THANKS

Angela Liguori – 15% off through Monday, November 28 with code grazie2016

Antiquaria – 30% off through Monday, November 28 with code merry2016

Archer & Olive – 20% off through Monday, November 28 with code THANKS20

Bash Party Goods – 50% off select items in the shop through Monday, November 28, no code needed

Belle & Union – 30% off with code SHOPSMALLYALL

Blushing Confetti – 30% off through Monday, November 28 wiht code blackconfetti

The Dancing Cat – 20% off through Monday, November 28 with code BLACKCATFRIDAY

Dinara Mirtalipova – 20% off through Monday, November 28 with code SALETIME

Emily McDowell – 25% off through Monday, November 28 with code FOODCOMA16

The Everyday Co. – 20% off orders $50+ on Saturday and Sunday with code shopsmall20

Ferme à Papier – 25% off through Sunday, November 27, no code needed

Fig.2 Design – 40% off and free shipping on orders over $50 on Monday, November 28 with code FESTIVE16

Fisk and Fern – 20% off through Monday, November 28 with code THANKFULYOU

Franca – 25% off through Monday, November 28 with code SHOPSMALL

Golden Fox Goods – 30% off through Monday, November 28 with code BLKFRIDAY

The Good Twin – 20% off through Monday with code SALEAWAY

The Great Lakes Goods – 20% off through Tuesday, November 29 with code THANKFUL

Heartswell – 20% off through Monday, November 28 with code THANKFULHEART

Idlewild Co. – 30% off through the weekend with code THANKFUL4U

Jill Rosenwald – 20% off through December 8 (!!) with code holidays

Julie Song Ink – 30% off with code THANKYOU

Knot + Bow – Free tag and twine boxes with orders of $50+ and special discounts of up to 50% on select items, through Monday, November 28

lalagrace – 50-75% off everything plus free shipping on orders over $15, no code needed

Laura Hooper Calligraphy – 25% off through November 30 with code HOLIDAY2016

Legion Paper – 15% off orders from letterpresspaper.com through December 2 with code cybermonday

Litterae Studio – 20% off through Monday, November 28 with code JOY

MATINE – 25% off through Monday, November 28 with code THANKYOU

Moglea – Holiday décor is 50% off through midnight on November 28!

Mr. Boddington’s Studio – 25% off through Monday, November 28 with code DASHER

My Mind’s Eye – 30% off through Monday, November 28 with code BLACKFRIDAY2016

Native Bear – 25% off through Monday, November 28 with code BLACKBEAR16

The Paper Cub – 40% off and a free grab bag with orders over $25 with code SAVE40

Paula and Waffle – 30% off on Monday, November 28 with code SOTHANKFUL

Parrott Design Studio – 30% off through Monday, November 28 with code cheers30

Paper & Clay – $20 off orders of $100 with code CYBERMONDAY20 and $30 off roders of $200 with code CYBERMONDAY30

Printerette – 20% off through Monday, November 28 with code shopsmall

Richie Designs – 40% off on non-custom orders through Sunday with code SMALLSATURDAY

Rifle Paper Co. – Up to 30% off all weekend, no code needed

Secret Holiday Co. – 20% off banner orders through Monday, November 28 with code GIVETHANKS

Shannon Kirsten – 30% off on Monday, November 28 with code CYBER30

Smudge Ink – 30% off on Monday, November 28 with code GOWILD

The Social Type – 40% off all weekend long AND a free gift with every purchase with code 40forU

Sophie and Lili – 25% off most items through Monday, November 28 with code HOLIDAY25

Sugar Paper – 30% off on Monday, November 28 with code JOINTHEPARTY

Sycamore Street Press – 40% off through Monday, November 28 with code THANKYOU16

Underwood Letterpress – 25% off today only with code shoplocal2016

Whimsy & Wild – 30% off OR free shipping through Monday, November 28 with the following codes – 30% off: SMALLBIZ, free shipping: FREESHIPPING

Wild Ink Press – 25% off plus free shipping on domestic orders over $75 on Monday, November 28

Wilde House Paper – 15% off through Sunday with code GIMMIE15

Wit + Whistle – 30% off through Monday, November 28 with code YIPPEE30

Yellow Owl Workshop – 25% off through Monday, November 28 with code weloveyou

Yield Design Co. – 20% off through Monday, November 28 with code SHOPSMALL