You already know how much I love monograms but have I ever told you how much I love The Printery?  It is one of my favorite stationery houses on the planet.  I had the pleasure of visiting their charming Oyster Bay Press a few years ago and there is just nothing like their wavy and…

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While searching for the perfect new monogram and stationery for my precious little girl, I found this great blog full of wonderful types.   Among my favorites is Brushwood by Ricardo Sabatini: What do you think?  Is it right for baby girl’s stationery?

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I found this dining room while rummaging through some old photos I had torn from magazines and I fell in love with the room all over again.  Designed by Leslie Klotz, this sunny yellow dining room is in a Hamptons Home that appeared in House Beautiful a few years ago.  I love the rope bar…

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There are few things more special and timeless than a handwritten letter. And I am always looking for new letterpress and stationery, and thrilled when I find a new source to inspire me to write a letter…. Enter Sugar Paper. Are you familiar with this lovely stationery company based out of Los Angeles?  Well, I am such…

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My husband, Justin, and I had an amazing trip to China in April.  One of the highlights was visiting the Huxinting Tea House (rumored to be the inspiration for the classic Blue and White Blue Willow China Pattern) while we were in Shanghai.  It was built in 1784 and is still in use today.  You…

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My gracious!  Although I have the best intentions, I miss the birthdays of so many of my friends!  One tool that has really helped me is www.birthdayalarm.com.  I simply list the birthday’s of my friends and family and the website sends me an email both two weeks in advance and the day before! I try…

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I have a hard time getting rid of Christmas Cards. I absolutely love getting them in the mail and I really cherish them. I have boxes full of old cards and Justin started giving me a hard time for keeping them. They really are taking up quite a bit of space! I came up with…

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Taking a family photo worthy of a Christmas card is a difficult task so I turned to Kady Dunlap, a professional photographer who has certainly captured her fair share of precious kids, for some tips! She gave me some great recommendations: 1. Orient your session around your children’s happiest time of day! Pick a time…

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