Paper Source Foil-Embossed Calendar

Paper goods are just behind books on my list of favorite things. I start shopping for cards for people months before their birthday or other holidays in which card-giving is socially acceptable, and will often find myself unable to resist buying multiple cards for the same person for a single holiday. To that end, Paper Source is one of my favorite places to satisfy my addiction to paper goods, and although they have great cards and gifts, this calendar has to be one of my favorite finds of all time. It is currently sitting on my desk, and I keep pausing in  my work just to appreciate how beautiful it is! Furthermore, foil embossing is such a cool process and this calendar is a great conversation starter on the topic.

I know we’re already a little ways into 2013, but having an extra calendar or getting around to buying your first calendar for the new year, is always a good idea. Better yet, it’s on sale now: $10. You know you want it!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year! As an Irish Dancer I spent March 17th performing at local schools and pubs with some of my best friends. It was a day of hard work and lots of fun…and seriously, who doesn’t love a chance to skip school in order to go dance and party all day?

In the spirit of the day, I wanted first to praise the beauty of March 17, 2012 Google Doodle created by artist Jennifer Hom. It’s reminiscent of all of the things I love about Celtic art and knots, but not overly burned with the cliched shamrocks and glaring greens that dominate the usual celebrations. It reminds me of all the time so many of my friends and I spent choosing designs and colors for solo dresses, or even dreaming about the day when we’d get to design a solo dress.

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