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Labor Day Sale & August Loves

Up-North, BBQ, state fair, canoe trip, lemonade stand, drive-in movie, pool party, two days to read the Sunday Times…wherever this weekend takes you, enjoy it all to your fullest.

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 Do make sure not to miss our 25% Off Labor Day Sale now thru Tuesday, September 2nd!! Use code: LABORDAY25 to receive the hot, hot discount on all of our paper good items. Hot.

 But before you breathe deelpy thru the holiday rush hour or start chopping multiple mint leaves for homemade bootlegs, take a look at my favorite finds from the last month of Summer.

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One of my beloved blogs, The Selby, recently featured the incredible home of Milan writer and editor J.J. Martin. I was crazy for the handsome writing images. From her chalkboard to… 5_6_14_JJMartinMilan0943

…her elegant writing desk. She even displays cherished notes and invitations around her home.
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Imogene and Willie, a hip denim store out of Nashville, always ships their packages with a handwritten note tied with a pencil. So it’s no surprise I adore their little blog posts like…

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…this love letter to the customers giving thanks for being a part of who they are. Classy folks.

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The Ingo Maurer’s Zettel’z 5 Chandelier is for the the doodler, notetaker, self-expressive thinker, or the romantic who enjoys displaying love notes. Crazy about the fresh design.

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My recent pen crush in dusty green was created by the Swedish Manufacturer, Ballograf.

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This children’s DIY camp/mountain retreat from One More Mushroom even includes an old-school writing desk for letter writing inspiration. Fabulous in so many ways, I want to move in.

Wishing safe travels and new discoveries this weekend…and a little writing on the side. xo

Chalk Dust

The temps in the midwest are breaking records but that doesn’t stop school from kicking off. And as much as we enjoy the summer days which turn into late night activities, I am ready for structure. Kids crave routine, even when they don’t realize it, is my belief. With early-risers in the house, the start time for school doesn’t throw us off; however, I know it’s a time for adjustment for many.

Helping Kids Transition to a New Schedule

If you’re looking for support with this transition to school, Moomah, the online magazine, has provided a simple and useful technique, the family chalkboard. The key is to allow the children to write down their own goals within their mourning routine. By handing over the power of the chalk, kids may enjoy creating their own schedule to kick off the season, one which could potentially stick. A little chalk dust is good for any kid. 

Aside from the supply lists your school asks you to assemble, who says a parent doesn’t need a set of his or her own clever new pencils during the back to school season?

Since regular yellow Number 2’s are so yesterday, the New Black Pencil Set from Fred & Friends  will keep you on the hipster edge. Write on. (more this month on freshening up office supplies!)

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(Emmett heading off to 2nd grade!)

 Now if we could only stop time for few moments.