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Anybody Home?

Yes, kind of. I'm thoroughly enjoying my extended maternity leave that started on January 1st of this year, when our daughter Emmie was born.My plan was to get back into action after three months, but we plan, God laughs. I have been able to get many things done with my lil' gal (cook, clean, galavant around town and meet friends) but one thing that is absolutely impossible to do with her is to sit down at my computer. At the moment we're in California. My husband is taking his 2 month paternity leave and we're having a lot of really great family time together.  I have a million product ideas, blog post ideas, thoughts about how I can improve my...

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Wedding Printables: Retro Chalkboard Printable Menu in The Shop!

So! Another printable wedding menu is live in the shop! This is from the Retro Chalkboard suite of wedding printables. It's hard to see in the images but there is a subtle chalkboard texture in the background. I didn't want to overplay it. As with all e.m.papers wedding printables you can download a sample and try it out first.  Just click the link under the 'TRY IT OUT FIRST' text.  This menu is really suited for a wedding reception with a contemporary or urban vibe. The designs unapologetic use of black and white makes for a striking contrast (and is easy to read). I used 'Master of Break' for the header (see this Fonty Friday describing what I like about...

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e.m.papers in Real Life: Water Color Flowers Printable Wedding Reception Items

Some days you open up your inbox and find out you've hit the jackpot. That's what happened when I received these beautiful photos from Erika Mattingly.They're from a wedding that took place in Syracuse, Indiana who used items from my Water color flowers printable wedding set. These photos do a really good job of showing how easily you can make an impact with home made wedding programs, table new numbers and place cards. The ceremony chairs are pretty standard (we used these same ones in brown for our backyard wedding ceremony) but placing a pretty, handmade floral wedding program on each one really personalizes and beautifies the space. Same thing with the reception tables. The decorations are lovely but spare; simple...

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Inspiration From Dad

On this Fathers Day I thought I’d write about how I’m inspired by my dad. The trigger was this little card.  My dad whipped it out on a recent visit. I think it’s fantastic and clever. It’s a bit of wordplay with his name; Patré instead of Pat Reagh (tee tee) and nods to his online endeavour of making and selling metal type on Ebay.  I think the layout, the color selection and the typography are all just perfect. Not to mention, of course, the quality of the letterpress printing. The thing that inspires me most is that my Dad is having fun. He’s already built his business, put his daughters through school and setup a secure life. He doesn’t...

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Ausflug: (Fookin') Bruges

My parents were here for a visit to meet Emmie in April. Since they flew all the way over from California, it made sense to visit a few other places in Europe while they were here.One of these places was Bruges, in  Belgium. Now, the only reason I know of Bruges is because of the very wonderful movie In Bruges. A strange little black comedy about two Irish hit men that are forced to lay low 'In Bruges' for awhile. One of the hit men played by ColinFarrell is deeply irritated at having to be there. He keeps referring to it as Fu*king Bruges, but with an Irish accent 'Fookin' Bruges'. As a result, I  ant refer to Bruges without...

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