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Well, hello! I keep doing this disappearing act, don’t I? Many apologies to my loyal readers who’ve checked in with me and to everyone else who has popped by at any time. The truth is, life with three kids – one of whom is a 17 month old who hates sleep – has been much harder than I anticipated! It has taken so much strength and patience to make it through life since my last blog update back in June. Hopefully though, this blog post is the restart to a part of my life I have missed terribly. Blogging is a passion project and one that I simply cannot pause permanently. It is my creative outlet and I cherish it- and you!
Enough sentiment, let’s get on with today’s Friday Finds, shall we?
1. My New Etsy Store Is Here! Aesthetic Affirmations for Women and Girls Everywhere
Somewhere in the midst of nighttime adventures with the baby, I gave in and… downloaded TikTok. That led me to many posts on passive income and that sparked a creative idea that I managed to follow through on- although it is very much a work in progress with many ideas still brewing in my mind. I am so pleased to introduce my new Etsy store! Love, Paper & Ink Co.: Aesthetic Affirmations was borne purely out of a desire to pump myself up each morning that I’ve woken up bleary-eyed and frustrated. And then it occurred to me that I am probably not the only woman who needs to hear these words and see them daily. So after a lot of thought and carefully chosen words, I put keyboard to Photoshop and created:
- A set of 10 Aesthetic Affirmation cards
- Affirmation Posters (more of these to come to the shop!)
- T-shirts with vintage botanical and plant illustrations from the 1800’s
Please take a look and I hope you love this labor of love as much as I do!
2. The Pantone Color of the Year 2023 is…
Viva Magenta 18-1750! I have to say, this color choice surprised me. I was expecting something more mellow and cautious, if you will, considering how popular neutrals and muted tones still are in home decor and clothing. If anything, I was thinking a shade of brown which is definitely THE color of the year when it comes to fashion. Still, it’s growing on me. I don’t hate it, at the very least, which is more than I can say for the last few year’s picks.
Here is a round up of magenta pieces perfect to dress up this holiday season!
SHOP MY MAGENTA PICKS
3. A Neutral Living Room Moodboard
One thing I have been busy with creatively throughout the past 6 months is my LTK store. I enjoy sharing product rounds up, my favourite sale finds from Etsy and beyond, and of course, creating room mood boards too. The one I’m sharing below has been a popular design and I thought I’d share it here too in case one of you is looking for a living room refresh and isn’t sure where to start! Speaking of, I am always available to help design your room via mood board! Please contact me and let me know what you are looking for and I would be happy to send you my rates and see how we could work together.
SHOP NEUTRAL LIVING ROOM
Until next Friday (hopefully!),