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Keeping It Local

A few weeks ago in the midst of errand running one of our boys, after noticing the car’s exterior temp reader, cheered “Look mom, it’s 14 degrees. It’s really warm today.”  Scary but true. Here in the Twin Cities our mental states have been hanging by a thread with a good stretch of weather barely reaching the single digits. Finally the forecast is hinting at a bit of  warmth heading to town tomorrow. So for all you locals, why not celebrate by getting out of our overly-heated homes and heading over to the men’s Pop-Up-Market NorthernGRADE.

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This one has a new twist with the location in the downtown St.Paul James J. Hill Library. For a little background, NorthernGRADE is a gathering of quality retailers who all stand strongly behind their heritage, made-in-the-USA product. I’m hoping MartinPatrick3 will be selling their knock-out Terrapin stationery.


But if you can’t make it tomorrow, head to to Lunalux’s monthly Stationery Saturday next weekend where you can personalize beautiful cards on bright white felt-finish paper. Great idea for a Valentine gift! And speaking of the Hallmark holiday…


My friend Beth at fish&bee, located in Linden Hills, is hosting a kids’ card studio over the next few weeks. These studio sessions are built around a child’s imagination by using paper, fabric, glitter, painting and more to create their own artful Valentine’s Day card. Beth even suggests bringing the list of classmates! Contact Beth at eeceebb@gmail.com to learn more about the sessions being held now through February 11th.

Groundhog Day 2013

But good news local Twin Citians. Punxsutawney Phil DID NOT see his shadow so looks like spring will be arriving sooner than later. Go Phil!!

Never Too Early

We understand Halloween has yet to pass but why not start stocking up on fantastic deals for the holiday season before Jack Frost makes an appearance?

Last weekend we stopped into the men’s clothing store martinpatrick3 in downtown Minneapolis where I found a unique greeting card display.  One collection of cards which caught my eye was Jonathan Wright and Company. I checked them out online and adored their About Us statement. “Some say stationery has gone out of style, I beg to differ. In this world of increasingly rapid-fire and impersonal communications, receiving a tangible hand-writen note or inspired invitation has become even more meaningful. If fine social stationery has become a luxury, I say indulge.” Right on Jonathan.












I’m gaga over letterpress so the brown, fountain pen letterpress card punched me right in the gut.  I also adored the Christmas 1962 letterpress card which includes a vintage US Postage Stamp with the name and year of the stamp, along with a brief history on the back of the card. Perfect for any stamp junkies in the family.

But I digress. It’s your lucky day because this weekend the martinpatrick3 Stock Up for Winter Sale is going on with 20% off storewide. Run along now and make sure not to miss the beautiful, leather journal collection while you’re at it.

Speaking of sales, through Halloween night you can pick up your holiday photo cards at Paper Source for 25% off. Why not get a jump on the holidays and find the perfect card to send to your friends and family this season. That way come December you can actually watch It’s a Wonderful Life by the roaring fire and not be thinking about addressing all those holiday cards you need to mail. Ahhhh.