Stationery vs. Stationary Tote Bags

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These awesome tote bags were the unofficial biggest hit at the National Stationery Show last month – stationers and bloggers alike made a beeline for the Sapling Press booth to pick up one of Lisa’s stationery totes!  I’ve been carrying mine around with me ever since the show, and Lisa has finally made them available in the Sapling Press shop!  Get yours right here.

{image credits: Sapling Press}

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have plans to get out and enjoy this gorgeous summer weekend!  I’m heading off to spend some quality time with my Dad, who is visiting for the weekend and seeing our new neighborhood (and apartment) for the first time!  I’m looking forward to taking him for a walk up to our local park and to some of our new favorite neighborhood restaurants.  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend reading!

And, in case you missed it, a few favorite posts from the week: 

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and I’ll see you all back here on Monday!

{image credits: something’s hiding in here via mary ruffle}

60th Birthday Party Invitations

My friends over at M + E recently designed an invitation for a 60th birthday celebration.  The main invitation is full of exclamation points and dancing shoes to make sure guests arrive ready to boogie, and a perforated rsvp postcard at the bottom:

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Seriously, how much fun are these?  Cocktail attire and dancing shoes? I bet this was one stylin’ party!  You can check out more from M + E here and here.  Thanks Mike!

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Floral Party Invitations

Such pretty floral fill-in party invitations from lauramacchia:

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These would be lovely for a bridal shower or informal summer picnic, don’t you think? 

{image credits: lauramacchia}

Illustrated Recipe Cards

Lisa from The Lunch Box Project creates some seriously cute recipe cards and illustrated prints:

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Lisa says that her illustrations evolved from her inability to cook – if she can’t make it, she might as well draw it!  You can check out more of Lisa’s recipe cards and illustrated prints in her shop and her daily illustrations on her blog!

{image credits: lisa orgler}