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June 2017 - Happy Summer! June 21 2017

Woah - how is it already nearing the end of June!? Friends, these past two months have been an absolute whirlwind and I can tell you I am looking forward to the lazier/calmer days of summer ahead!  Biggest change has been we moved - a couple of times...... and I can tell you that after packing and moving things several times in a few weeks time span, you really get...

March 2017 - Heading into Spring! March 31 2017

March is that turning point of seasons I feel like - we hover on the border of cold, snowy winter and warm, sunny spring.  We get chilly evenings but warm daytime temps.  It makes me excited for what is to come with flowers popping up, less layers needed when walking and the warm sun on my face. Frankie our pup turned 5 on March 12th!  We celebrated with lots of snuggles...

Writing Letters for 30 Days - The #write_on Campaign March 19 2017

In just under two weeks I will once again be participating in the #write_on campaign, "a mission driven campaign to promote joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence".  It is sponsored by Egg Press and Hello!Lucky, Mohawk and Sakura - challenging everyone to write 30 letters in 30 days during April which is National Letterwriting Month.  As a true lover of snail mail I will be partaking in what will be my third...

February 2017 February 28 2017

Where did February go?  Doesn't it feel like it was just January 1st?  The way time flies by never ceases to confuse/amaze/surprise/excite me.  One of my goals for 2017 was to blog more - to write at least one blog post per month (well January didn't happen...) and I thought it might be fun to recap what I've been up to each month, where I've gone, where I've eaten, what...

A Cherished Holiday Tradition: Sending Christmas Cards November 25 2016

Ever since I was a small child I’ve loved snail mail, but there was a time during the year that I especially loved snail mail - the holiday season.  The time when cards, letters and photos would flood our mailbox telling us what loved ones had been up to the past year.  I loved anticipating what color the envelopes would be, whose card would we receive first, and whether there would be...

Community, Connecting and Conversations August 14 2016

These past few months as raindrop paperie has continued to grow, I have had the opportunity to make many new and wonderful connections with other creatives and entrepreneurs here in the Twin Cities area.  I cannot stress enough how important reaching out to others and making new connections is.  It allows you to grow as an individual, share ideas and tips, and develop meaningful relationships.  It helps you to feel...

Summer in the City July 14 2016

This summer's goal has been all about getting out and enjoying all things St. Paul/Minneapolis.  The past few weekend's have been jam packed with art festivals, family gatherings, exploring new grounds and eating some yummy food!   NorthernSpark 2016: Have you experienced this wonderful all night art/community building/creative focused event?  I've attended this event a couple of times over the past few years and it's a bonus that this event...

Arts & Ales: Terrarium Making Workshop June 15 2016

  One of my goals for this year was to attend more workshops, classes and events here in the Twin Cities that are focused on small businesses, being creative and getting crafty.  Last week a friend and I attended the Arts & Ales: Terrarium Making workshop put on by GetKnit Events at Indeed Brewing Company.        Highlights from the evening: - Super enthusiastic staff which made the evening very...

Hello! - Friday Introductions! May 27 2016

Hello!  I know that there are some new followers around here, and new connections that I've made recently so I wanted to share a little bit more about myself and what makes me, me!  Thanks for reading and happy Friday Introductions! Some fun facts: - I am an only child. - From the age of about 6 to the age of 25 I never rode a bike. Nope, not once....

Recent Coffee Shop Visits May 24 2016

I like my beverages, like a lot - I like a nice cold lemon flavored La Croix, I love a good cold glass of milk, and I adore a good coffee.  The joke at work is I only consume things in liquid form, since on any given day you're likely to find a mason jar of water (yup - quart size), a thermos of tea, a mason jar of green juice, maybe...

Floral Inspiration May 13 2016

As I've disclosed before, I often draw inspiration for my card designs and layouts from colors, plants, and the structures that surround me.  Last weekend was a particularly fulfilling weekend when I went to the MN Landscape Arboretum.  Let me tell you - those tulips, woah! I could have stayed there for hours marveling in the variety of colors present, the way they swayed in the wind, and the way...

The Copper Hen - Trying somewhere new for dinner May 05 2016

Alright, let's admit it.  We all have our favorite restaurants, our favorite bakeries, our favorite coffee shops.  The ones we ALWAYS go to because we can depend on quality food and drinks, exceptional customer service and a feeling of satisfaction when we leave.  We've heard it all before: we are creatures of habits.  And while having our favorite places isn't a bad thing, it can lead to missing out on...