Evergreen: My Word of the Year for 2019

Evergreen: My Word of the Year for 2019

In 2019 I’m excited to embrace a new way of thinking about my business! I’ve niched down more than ever and I will only be offering two service-based products: custom wedding invitations and a-la-carte envelope calligraphy on a case-by-case basis (meaning I will have specific minimums in place and specifications before I take on an addressing job).

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Wedding Calligrapher & Invitation Designer: Home Studio Tour

Wedding Calligrapher & Invitation Designer: Home Studio Tour

Some of you probably already know most of my story, so I'll keep this intro relatively short! In September 2015 my husband and I moved to Marietta, Georgia so that he could attend a local grad school. We have a two bedroom apartment, which is such a blessing to have in the first few  years of marriage, especially when one of you (a.k.a. ME) has a business. From the beginning we knew that the second bedroom would turn into an office space first, and a guest room second (when we feel like getting out the air mattress). 

From the time we moved in I've spent more hours collecting different pieces of furniture, moving things around, changing the setup, and working in this space than I can count…

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How to Turn Your Passion Into a Full-Time Job

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Full-Time Job

For those of you who have followed me closely on Instagram, you may know that my calligraphy journey started in the fall of 2014 when I had an “awakening” in a sense. As a left-handed writer I finally realized that calligraphy was possible for me with the right tools. And, if I’m being entirely honest, that’s when the idea for a full-time career started to bloom.

I grew up in a household with a Dad who had started many small business endeavors over the years, many of which grew enough to where he could sell them. The spirit of entrepreneurship was instilled in me at a very young age. I loved playing banker and creating transactions where I either received or spent money. I would keep track of these transactions on a sheet of paper, always happy when I discovered that I had made a “profit”. Of course, this was all pretend but I was fascinated by the process…

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