The title of this post says it all. It’s true—I’m coming back to blogging, to social media, and we’re only just beginning. You might have noticed that I dropped it all (*cough cough* massive understatement) and pretty much became invisible unless there was an occasional post on Instagram—and even then that’s dropped off these last months. Anastasia Marie has only been alive in the Shop and that’s because these last years I’ve been pulling myself back in order to be present with my little guys more. There’s so much that I wanted to do, but the thing I wanted to do most was be a mama. I’m not sorry for “slacking off” but I definitely missed it. So now that I’m not doing this solo anymore (more details to come on that later), I will finally have time to do more of this. I certainly hope that the few who lingered in hopes I’d fire up this old blog again are cheering with me (and telling their friends too).
Starting next week, I’ll be publishing posts every week. I’m still playing around with ideas on what types of posts I’m going to continue publishing from my old schedule and which ones I’m going to set aside. If you guys have any ideas, I’d love to hear them!
Kicking off the weekend with a Memorial Day promo in the shop. Get 15% off your entire order (excludes custom stationery) with coupon code MEMDAY15 through Tuesday, May 31st. http://AnastasiaMarieShop.etsy.com
I’ve been slowly rearranging my studio space. It had gotten stale and I wanted to freshen it up a bit. In my home, the last thing to ever go up is wall art. My husband is the protector of our walls. Unless I’m absolutely 100% sure that I’m going to like any particular of wall art to hang in any particular place for more than a brief moment, then he’ll let me put a hole in the wall. If you artsy folks out there are anything like me, constantly shifting things, then you’ll say my husband is one smart man. I currently have 16 holes in my studio walls because I changed my mind and now I get my husband. Staring at those holes makes me cringe. The effort of having to spackle, texturize, prime, and paint sure is tedious. Good thing a set of fun prints from Artifact Uprising and some washi tape are easy to go up (zero stress here).
I teamed up with Artifact Uprising to bring you this post. And guess what? You can get your own set of 25 square prints FREE! Find out how at the bottom of this post!
Packaging things up, from Shop orders to gifts, is one of my all-time favorite things. There’s just something about paper that makes me happy. My packaging corner was looking rather shabby until Artifact Uprising sent me these prints. I quickly taped each square up on the wall with a random mix of washi tape for a quick feature wall that I find myself glancing over at a little too much. Is it okay to love your own IG photos that much? (insert one big sheepish grin)
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Now that holiday shopping has commenced, make sure that what you’re gifting is wrapped up real pretty. This weekend (and a wee beyond), I’m joining in on the frenzy and rolling Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, AND my birthday celebration all into one.
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I’ve decided to start a new hashtag project.
If you follow me over on Instagram, you most likely already know about this. I have a huge heart for gift wrap and everything that it entails, so to both inspire both you and myself, this project is going to come in handy. If you’ve been inspired by one of my gift wrap posts on my blog and wrapped something pretty as a result, or if you’re just proud of your latest gift wrap that’s not necessarily inspired by one of my posts, tag your photo #wrapitproject over on Instagram for a chance to get reposted on my Instagram account. Who here loves paper as much as I do (or maybe even more)?!
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