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Local Goodness

We are beginning to see some light here in the Twin Cities. The sun actually showed its face for an hour today. It is time to remove ourselves from under the covers and check out all that is local!! Of course, we are thrilled to be a part of the Makers Market at the lovely Mille in South Minneapolis once again, next Saturday, May 10th from 12 – 5.

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This time we have something special for you at Makers Market. Brown Ink has teamed up with one of our favorite flower designers, limoni limoni, a flower business created by Mahsa Hansen, to provide a perfect and thoughtful gift just in time for Mother’s Day.

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Trained as a graphic designer and with experience at some of the best firms in town, Mahsa’s unique vision of color and design is apparent in all of her bouquets. It’s a dream to combine our designs!

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limoni limoni is offering two sizes of bouquets: a Coffee table size Hand Tied Bouquet for $55 and a dramatic mix Hand Tied Bouquet for $85, both pick-up arrangements. The first 10 preorders will receive a bonus gift of a Brown Ink Mother’s Day card..

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To order, email Mahsa at limonilimoni@me.com before May 8th and pick up your bouquets at Mille during the market.  Your wife or mum will be beaming and touched, no doubt!

Just a reminder, make sure to visit us at the HAMMS Event tomorrow with loads of Minnesota Makers, food, beer and more, (four legged friends welcomed).  As well as the Room No. 3 Lovin’ Local event next Wednesday evening.

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Rain, flowers, and Mother’s Day season. A pretty ideal trio in my world (well, ideally no rain on the actual holiday but not minding the soothing, non-stop pitter-patter today!). And when it comes to Mother’s Day, cards and flowers are all I honestly want…and maybe an hour of alone time with the Sunday Times and a Dogwood latte…with an Egg & Cheese Biscuit Sandwich from Sun Street Breads por favor (a bit of a subtle hint, sorry family!). Did I mention a mimosa?

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With my love of celebrating the Mother figures in all our lives, we’ve added Mum’s Day cards at Brown Ink Paper Goods. One from our favorite Portland, Oregon stationery lines, Quill & Fox, and the others from Rifle Paper Co. Yes Yes!! Brown Ink recently launched this line out of Winter Park, Florida. Being a fan for years, I couldn’t wait until the National Stationery Show to place my order. The products we selected are recently new to Rifle Paper. With such amazing illustrations, their products hold an exquisite balance of hand-painted illustrations and timeless lettering, while creating each piece as environmentally friendly as possible. I once read an article in Sous Style about Anna Bond, one of the co-owners, where the designer mentioned part of her creative process is to write down her thoughts in journals before starting to paint anything. “It’s funny because most of my sketchbooks are just filled with words.” It all comes around.

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 Returning to Mother’s Day cards, another heartfelt option is to purchase a card which gives back to an organization such as the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.

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 This card honors the recipient with a donation made to the Crisis Nursery, a gift that will continue to give. There might be no better and easier way to spread thankfulness on this day.

If you are looking for additional gift ideas….

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…you will find us here along with other local friends at the elegant yet always comfortable Room No. 3 on May 7th to enjoy bubbly, juices, tunes and some pretty awesome give-aways.

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And don’t forget to purchase tickets to our Hamms Event a week from Saturday!! #HAMMS2014

 So start some seeds, buy a card, and write. In the end, the words become our most valuable gift.