Me & You by Nicolle Jenkins is a beautiful keepsake book for mothers and daughters to contribute to and share. I was blown away when I found it on my doorstep a few weeks ago (don’t you just love happy mail days!). It is a substantial book (it’s 2.5kg) but it is extremely well made and will last a lifetime I’m sure.
I love that it gives Mums and daughters the space to turn it into something unique; a chronicle of their unique relationship over time. I think it’s a truly beautiful idea.
As I’m not a Mum (I’m a doting Aunt though) I wanted to pass the book along to someone who would appreciate it and, most importantly, use it. Enter Casey and her cute-as-a-button daughter Esme. I asked Casey to write a little bit about the book. Here’s what she had to say.
Nothing makes us realise our own mortality, quite like becoming a parent. The mere thought of leaving your children prematurely is horrifying. Having lost my own Father as a child, I know what it is like to have questions unanswered and history disappear.
The Me & You memoir is a unique, beautifully crafted book, which allows Mothers to leave something behind for their daughters. There are many things I want my daughter to know and this beautiful book, allows my history and experiences to live on.
Even in our digital world, I enjoyed handwriting this piece for my daughter. I feel the price is reasonable; it could almost be viewed as an investment.
I absolutely 100% agree with Casey’s sentiment about the book being an investment. Nothing is more important than sharing the stories of our families – it is something we should pay more attention to. Thankfully this book makes it easier.
Mothers/daughters out there, you will love this book. Head on over to the Me & You store to grab your copy.
I was going to save these lovelies for Australia Day but I thought they’d make great stocking stuffers! If you like Australian-themed stationery you will get a kick out of these notebooks from The Wild Colonial Company.
As a proud Aussie I love seeing products that celebrate our history and unique place in the world. I think The Wild Colonial Company (brainchild of former Murdoch Books CEO Juliet Rogers) captures this spirit perfectly with these recently released items.
Florence Broadhurst was one of Australia’s most prolific designers, known for her eclectic, pattern-fuelled handmade wallpaper designs. The Wild Colonial Company has re purposed Broadhurst’s designs, dialed up the vibrancy and created a range of beautifully made notebooks and journals.
Bonzer Ration Journal – Red
These bonzer journals are Australian retro at its very best. Designed and published in association with the Australian War Memorial, they celebrate First World War Aussie slang (that we still use to this day) and period imagery. Again, these notebooks are exquisitely made, quirky and practical.
Know someone who’d love a notebook (or two)? Head to The Wild Colonial Company and view the whole range.
I’ve been having some issues with post scheduling lately so apologies for missing a few days! I’m back now and will be posting every day (sometimes twice) in the lead up to Christmas!
I wish I could pull an Oprah and give you all one of each of the following, but alas we’ve got to be content with just drooling on the screen instead.
I present to you my favourite pretty paper (and related) things. Have you got any you’d like to share? Let me know over on Facebook.
1. Lovely Design – Address File // 2. Magazine subscriptions from Mag Nation // 3. Moleskine Passions – Writing Box Set from Nation State // 4. Filofax Classic (Personal) in Pink // 5. Say the word paperweight from Kate Spade // 6. Martha Stewart extra wide four ring binder from Officeworks // 7. One Line a Day: A Five Year Memory Book from Chronicle Books // 8. Russell + Hazel Acrylic Stapler from See Jane Work // 9. Webster’s Fashion Dictionary from See Jane Work // 10. Delfonics Wooden Ball Point Pen from NoteMaker .
I saw the most beautiful stamped postcards on Pinterest the other day – I had to share them. It was designed by Emma from Emmadime and it is just gorgeous. I’ve been umming and ahhhing over getting a stamp made for my business Wordish – I think I have teetered over the edge now. I want a stamp like this!
(All images used with permission)
Hard core paper fiends like ourselves know that the most important part of a present isn’t the present inside – it’s the wrapping!
With Christmas coming up I’m sharing some inspiring packaging ideas. The following loveliness is from my November sponsor Packqueen!
Packqueen are not just about boxes – no siree – they also have spools of matching ribbon, tissue paper and the cutest wrapping paper. Here are some of my faves.
1. 2 Bottle Gable Top – Matt Silver
2. Nested Boxes Red/Gold Gloss.
3. Mini Hamper Tray – Gloss Red.
4. Satin Ribbon (25mm x 45metres) – Willow Green.
5. Round Window Tin Box – Large.
6. Tissue Paper – Dark Green (Bulk 480PK).
7. Tall Square Tin Box.
8. Round Window Tin Box – Large.
9. Packqueen has boxes of all sizes, ready for you to fill with festive cheer!
Sugar Paper is just one of those stores where I could choose one of every single item they stock. It’s all Perfection (with a capital P of course).
1. Recipe Box.
2. Sassy Note Set.
3. Gold Cabana Coasters.
4. Je T’aime card.
5. 2014 Kate Desk Calendar, raspberry refill.
6. Ampersand print.
7. Polka Dot Kraft Journal.