I happen to believe we are all walking repositories of buried treasure. - @elizabeth_gilbert_writer, Big Magic ✨🌒🌿🔮💕
been quiet around here lately as 2017 wedding season hits the P&H studio with full force. and by that I mean it came into my room one night as I was sleeping soundly, turned on all the lights, made loud noises and doused me with ice water. but that's okay! because the end product is ultra-lovely, like these envelopes that went out the door to #paperandhoneybride Jennifer on Friday. blush on grey on gold on cream. YUM. happy Monday my friends! may your day be warm and calm. 💕 #paperandhoney
✨ paperandhoney.com ✨ with a fluttery heart and sweaty hands and exclamation point feelings I pressed GO on our new home! it's not perfect, and I see a whole lotta things I'd still like to change, but... it's live. and done is better than perfect. because if I waited until perfect, I'd be waiting until my grandchildren told me to just do it already, old lady, it's fine. . our brand hasn't changed; it's just grown up a little bit and moved into a Big Girl apartment. and I feel SO HAPPY about it! this has been on my list for years and to know it's finally a Real Deal Thing is big for me. ✨ this site isn't what I thought it needed to be when I first launched three years ago; it's not fluffy or swoon-y or all the buzzwords I thought I was supposed to say to be taken seriously in the wedding industry. it's ME. I walked into this Big Girl apartment, set my stuff down, and hung some weird art on the walls. thank you so much to the few people who have read it so far, laughed out loud, and declared it too Laura. you gave me such confidence. . so — let me know what you think! your input is so valuable to me. between the design and copy, there's lots to click through. . this website wouldn't be a thing without the brains and input of my friend @ashlynscarter. her copywriting mastermind course brought all of the jumbled pieces together in my brain and suddenly everything made SENSE and I was able to write and design the majority of this site within 48 hours. (an actual clouds-lifted, sun-shone-down, double-rainbow miracle.) Ashlyn, you are a dang GENIUS and I am so so thankful for you and your endless encouragement. it's a good thing you're in Georgia or I'd get your nice blouses all wet with my happy tears. . another big thank you to @withgraceandgold. you two have given me such a gift with your friendship (and patience... and understanding... and generosity... and squids). I love you so much. thank you too to @andreapescephoto for being SO DANG TALENTED. this website would be super plain jane without your beautiful imagery. I feel super lucky to have partnered with you. also, @showit.co, for bringing me to 2017. . OK. THANKS EVERYBODY LOVE YA. 💕👌🏻💯💃🏻🆒
a new website has been on my list for nearly two years. and now? new + improved comin' atcha this Friday! it's a funny story, having accidentally written and designed the entire thing in 48 hours... but I'm so excited guys. like too excited. I'm so proud of how far this little company has come and there are some srsly DREAMY things on the horizon. lots of hard work and too much money but oh man is it worth it. always worth it. I hope you like it. ❤ #paperandhoney feature photo by @andreapescephoto
v casual with my power drill. this weekend looked a lot like hangin' in the garage with my main man, soaking in this 60-degrees-in-February-Michigan magic, tunes and beer and power tools in hand. as per usual. (jk, I needed a pep talk before handling that last one. they're so loud and spooky!) on a whim we built this mobile workbench for a soon-to-be-revealed project that will TOTALLY rock our lives and this business of mine. there may or may not be a lil peek in here if you feel like getting your detective's hat on. 🕵🏻♀️ this space is going to look a lot different from here on out. ps. another space that's changing? our online home! check it - paperandhoney.com. new + improved coming atcha this Friday. 😎✨👌🏻 #paperandhoneystudio
fun fact: camels can't swim. but they can float! awww. A for effort, camels! 🐫 here's another fun fact: we offer predesigned #paperandhoney stationery at a discounted rate. see something you looooOoOve and just want to make it yours? sky's the limit, sister. I love how #paperandhoneybride Mary Helen customized the Gretchen suite for her Georgia wedding, switching out foil for classic grey letterpress. 🖋
trying to keep my heart quiet after a turbulent week. happy Friday my friends, wishing you warmth and rest. ❤🖋 #paperandhoney
I hope you'll stop and read this story because a pretty shiny thing caught your eye. ✨ • I ran late to yoga tonight. there weren't any parking spots left, and I had to park a block or so away. it was my very first time parking there; I usually get a spot right outside the door. • during class, our teacher Kelli (who, I've decided, I want to be when I grow up) talked about divine intervention. it wasn't chance we were there tonight, it wasn't chance we were surrounded by the people we were surrounded by, it wasn't chance we were there to grow and stretch and strengthen and give up whatever heavy weight we've been carrying with us today. it had meaning. it happened for a reason. • my area of the mitten state was super cold, wet, and icy today. walking back to my car I had to take tiny granny steps so I wouldn't totally bite it (even though that is always admittedly hilarious). I got to my car, the one in the area I'm never in. waiting for it to warm up I noticed a girl carrying her yoga mat, taking the same tiny granny steps, leaving her fiancé a voicemail asking to come get her. • the perks of being a small woman? I look toootally unassuming. she got in my car when I offered her a ride and thanked me; she'd walked there and everything iced over in the hour we were in that hundred-degree room. now, I'm not positive, but I feel like it was SOME kind of not-just-chance encounter that my car was parked in that weird unfamiliar spot, the exact spot I needed to be to help this girl get home safely. • friends. look around you. be present in this moment because this moment matters and it's not by chance. how can you serve? how can you love a true love to strangers and those with different politics and those who you disagree with in your very heart of hearts? because there lies actual freedom. darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr. ✨ be that light.