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Party Envy: Fourth of July

Throw a patriotic bash to celebrate America’s independence! Celebrate the birth of a nation with a festive and fun party that will entertain your friends and family until the fireworks go off. Food for a Crowd Keep your guests full all night with fun appetizers and finger foods. Easy to make and even easier to serve, your party guests will be asking for these delicious recipes before the night is over. Decorate the Space Get your ...

Sips & Spirits: The American Spirit

Can you believe it’s Fourth of July already?! Celebrate the summer holiday with this refreshing and sparkling cocktail. With a tropical taste of coconut this is the perfect beverage to help you embrace the warm summer months and a night of patriotic pride. This sweet and fruity drink has some fizz for a sparkling touch. Add some coconut flakes to the rim to complete the taste and for an adorable garnish. Frozen blueberries also make a ...

Better Your Business with Fine Stationery

Many of my blogging pals are also small business owners. Whether you own a small shop on Etsy or operate a booming brick and mortar business, it is important to always put your best foot forward, especially when it comes to the paper you use for operations. What kind of stationery do I need for business? Every business should have business cards, letterhead and matching envelopes bearing the company’s logo for day-to-day ...

Graduation Party: It’s Elementary!

Celebrate your child’s graduation from high school with a school-themed party that will earn you an A+ for creativity! It is always a proud moment for both you and your child when they accomplish something as great as graduating high school. It can be a lot of pressure to plan such a memorable event as a graduation party . Let us guide you in the right direction with these helpful ideas to make this party unforgettable. I have always ...

How to Write a Thank You Card

There is never a wrong time to say thank you to someone for a kind word they said, a gift they gave, or a thoughtful deed they did that made your day brighter. Sometimes, it’s difficult to know what to say in a thank you card, and store bought cards don’t always convey your thoughts clearly, or exactly how you would express them. Perhaps this is your first time writing a thank you, and you want to be sure to get it right. We have some tips ...

The Art & Benefits of Letter Writing

In our modern era of text messaging and emails, the art of letter writing has taken a beating. These days most of us rarely pick up a pen and paper to communicate with one another, but we probably should. There are several mental, physical, and emotional benefits to letter writing that can’t be gained from texting, emailing, or even talking on the phone. When you sit down to write a letter, it can be downright therapeutic. Letter writing ...

The Ultimate Wedding Event Kit

When you’re planning a wedding, there are lots of “moving parts” because of all the various events associated with the actual wedding ceremony. And surrounding all those wedding-related events swirl a lot of wedding related questions. Who do you invite to which event? If you invite someone to a bridal shower, couples shower, bachelor or bachelorette party or engagement party, does that mean you are expected to invite them to the wedding ...

Everything You Need To Know When Planning a Kid’s Birthday Party

There are a lot of moving parts to planning a party and planning a child’s birthday party is no exception. From choosing the right party invitation to choosing a theme, decorating, planning games, activities, prizes, food, and all the other myriad details that go into putting a kid’s party together, a party for one small child can quickly become one huge undertaking. We’ve compiled a list of all the essentials involved in ...

‘Tis the Season for Outdoor Gatherings & BBQ’s

Summertime brings with it a lot of fun outdoor activities, and one of the favorite things for many families to do on a bright summer day is host an outdoor barbecue. When planning your summer gathering to celebrate the 4th of July or just to get together with friends and family and revel in the glorious sunny days of summer, there are a few things you’ll want to be sure to include on your party invitations:1.     Besides the obvious need for ...

Planning a Graduation Party

Graduation is an exciting time in a young person’s life, whether you’re celebrating a high school or college graduation. If you’re thinking of planning a graduation party for someone graduating high school or college, here are some party ideas from choosing a venue to planning a menu.When it comes to the venue, many graduation parties are held at home, especially for high school graduates. If you’re hosting a party at your home, be sure to ...

Organize Your Home Office for Spring

Your home office should be a place that works well for you, reflects your own personal style, and is somewhere you look forward to spending time. Keeping things organized in your home office helps you avoid a cluttered workspace, which makes it easier to keep your thoughts and actions organized. This will help you be more productive than you could in a crowded, cluttered space. If you feel as though getting organized is an overwhelming task, ...

How to Choose Your Wedding Colors

One of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding, and one of the most commonly asked questions you’ll receive is what colors you have chosen to use. It isn’t always as simple as choosing your favorite colors (what if your spouse hates them?), and you don’t necessarily have to limit yourself to just two. Wedding designers are encouraging brides to choose three or four colors that work well together, creating a ...

Cubical Feng Shui

The Best Cubicle Decor Ideas We’ve Seen for Positive Energy While a cubicle is perhaps not the ideal work environment for most of us, there are ways to increase your productivity and change your frame of mind in your tiny work-space. We believe that a well thought-out space makes all the difference, and that taking some inspiration from the Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui is the perfect way to make your cubicle feel like home. Here are some ...

How to Create a Design Work Space that Promotes Productivity

By Bryn Huntpalmer Your surroundings are as vital to your productivity as a full night of sleep and a healthy breakfast. A cluttered, dark, or bland work space may jive for some people, but most of us need a logical and aesthetically pleasing setup to get the most out of our creative energy.  Create Zones Whether you have an entire office suite at your disposal or just a desk in the corner of your bedroom, thoughtful organization can make a ...

Designer Spotlight: Judy Ross Textiles

We had a chance to sit down and chat with modern textile designer, Judy Ross to discuss her recent stationery launch. This collection was inspired by Judy’s soft, geometric patterns that bring a sense of familiarity to match her home décor products. Each of the 24 products available are easily customized to match any style or preference. Read below for an insider’s look on the design process behind the ...