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Ah, yes, morse code.
We have found a new love.
or -in morse code- we have found a new 
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Print On


An interesting, artful project with two of our favorite things:
paper and printers.

When used to express ones self,
share art and spread joy then we
wholeheartedly support the use of paper.

{print on}

Annual {SALE}!

* It is that time of year *
Join us for the 7th Annual
ALL I WANT FOR THE HOLIDAYS {SALE}!
15% OFF Storewide
10% OFF Custom Order Placed in Store
* plus *
15% OFF Online (use code: ALLIWANT)


Llama Llove

There was a time in my life that I did not like llamas. I was taking care of some for a family friend and, well, they started spitting at me. Continually. And I screamed and ran and begged a friend to come feed the llamas for me. Ever since then, I swore off the llamas. Until this kids book came around and I started reading it with my girls.

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Then my idea of llamas turned around. 
Because there really is something to llove about the llama.

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{llovely}




Dear Santa...

We hate to interrupt this time of thanks and giving {really, let's stick to Thanksgiving right now if we can}...but, we wanted to give everyone a heads up on the deadline for North Pole Postmarks. Requests must be received in North Pole, Alaska by December 10th. So after your kids eat their fare share of turkey and pie, they can start working on their letter to Mr. {and Mrs.} Claus!

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{via USPS} NORTH POLE, AK – Once again this year, the U.S. Postal Service is offering North Pole postmarks on holiday mail.
To receive the North Pole postmark on your holiday cards, you should:
  • Purchase stamps at any post office.
  • Affix the stamps to envelopes of your choice.
  • Address the sealed envelopes, with the cards enclosed, to those on your mailing list.
  • Mail them in a larger envelope, box, Priority Mail or Express Mail package to:
NORTH POLE HOLIDAY CANCELLATION
POSTMASTER
4141 POSTMARK DR
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
Requests must be received in Anchorage by Dec. 10 in order to ensure delivery by Christmas. The Postal Service receives hundreds of thousands of requests each year for North Pole postmarks from around the world. The service is provided at no cost. Each card or letter must have the correct amount of postage and be addressed.
Many communities around the country have local programs set up to respond to letters to Santa Claus. Check with your local post office or call 1-800-ASK-USPS.

{write on!}


Left Brain :: Right Brain

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We love this ad from Mercedes-Benz. While Amy would say she is Right Brain and Erin would say she is Left Brain, truthfully, you have to be a bit of both to operate a small business. Especially a small business in the stationery and design world. Where creativity triumphs but business acumen spells success. We like to think that the two of us together simply comprise the best "brain" behind the business. We know exactly who we are and we are everything we wanted to be. 

Good Morning Weekend, Goodnight iPad?!

That's right. Goodnight iPad. It might be time to update your child's bookshelf with this parody on Goodnight Moon.


Dubbed as, "a parody for the next generation" this book still pays homage to the original (take a peek at the end). And truthfully, this book is not all that much different from some households at the end of the day. You, and maybe even your kids, will get a good laugh - and a reminder to put down the electronics every once in a while. We are adding this one to our must read list. Just not sure how often we should expect updates?!?

{read on}

Friday Favorites: Vol. 11

This Friday our favorites are foxes. We have a serious case of Fox Fever. And it is so much fun.

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We have so many favorites, you really have to check out our fox fever board here for even more inspiration.

{stay foxy}




Family Photos: What to Wear

Looking for ideas on what the family should wear for that holiday photo? Look no further than photographer Lina Jarmond's color-coordinated ideas here on her site. Perfect inspiration when pulling together a cohesive look for you and your kids.
{say cheese!}

For the Parents: Free Laughs Here

Dear Parents of small ones. Welcome.

Do you have days like this...
{milk "painting" on the window}

or this...
{lovely, and edible, floor decor}

or this?
{a two-year old's version of "organizing"}

Laughing is not optional - it is mandatory.
Now there. Don't you feel better?

Murmuration

Some days leave us lacking a creative energy. A loss of movement or motion forward. But this video inspires us. Reminds us of the natural beauty and inspiration surrounding us every day. And if we were ever so lucky to encounter a murmuration as in this video, we would be privy firsthand to the amazing and magical capabilities of what naturally surrounds us.

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

Thank you to Sarah Beth Brown for sharing this with us. Amazing.


Holiday Cards are Here :: Shop Online Now :: Save 15%

With our apologies to Thanksgiving, we are already serving up some of our favorite holiday cards. And the best part yet? These can all be ordered online here. So if you can't make it into our store, you can shop right here, right now. And they are 15% off! Happy Holidays, indeed.





















We have made it super easy to order your holiday cards online.
You are on your own with getting the kids dressed 
and the family photo taken!

Or you can join Express Yourself & Shannon Gray 
on Nov. 12th from noon to 4 p.m.
 for 30-minute photo sessions. $125.
Call 970-927-2533 for details.


Post-This




The power of post-its: An original paper concept developed in the seventies and launched in the US in 1980. Here in this video, this classic, original and life changing product pays homage to a man that has changed all our lives. Steve Jobs. Enjoy.