Category Archives: News

Moving Forward.

March 26, 2015

Filed Under : News - Personal

This week I’ve spent putting together lots of new items to put into the shop. I’m pretty excited about them! Some of them will be those long-promised items that I think I was planning on having available before Henry was born (it’s never too late, right?) and I can’t wait to show you. I just need to snap some photos of them and get them listed. Henry is turning one soon and is getting more and more independent. I’ve been waiting and waiting for the time when he’s more than happy to play without me so I could use that time to get more things done with the Shop and blog. I think that time has finally arrived! Let’s see how this goes!


On a personal note, remember when I mentioned Henry going through some major teething pain? Well, it turns out it was much more than that. The poor guy had a case of Roseola and a cold/flu following — all on top of his teething aches and pains. Knowing all this, I have a much higher appreciation for my little guy. Through all the suffering, he certainly was cranky, but not as cranky as one would expect. I know I certainly would have been much more cranky than him if I had all that tumble upon me at once. I’m happy to say that he’s been super chipper for a week now. Love seeing him back to his old self.

henry mika blossoms

Thanksgiving + Black Friday + SMS + Cyber Monday + My Birthday

November 27, 2014

Filed Under : News - Shop

black friday, cyber monday

Now that holiday shopping is in full gear, make sure that what you’re gifting is wrapped up real pretty. This weekend (and a wee beyond), I’m joining in on the fun and letting absolutely everything in my shop to get into your hands for less. I’m rolling Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, AND my birthday celebration all into one. And if you’re looking to get a custom card made, those are also included in the sale; just inquire via my Etsy Shop for more information!

Scroll down to find the coupon codes!

Spend $1 or more, get 15% off your entire order. Use coupon code: JOY15
Spend $50 or more, get 20% off your entire order. Use coupon code: JOY20
Spend $100 or more, get 25% off your entire order. Use coupon code: JOY25



offer valid 11.27.14 through 12.03.14
may not be combined with any other offer
order total must be before shipping and sales tax

Published: Packaging Your Crafts

October 2, 2014

Filed Under : News

packaging your crafts book

I’ve had this book since spring time, waiting until I started up blogging in order to share. It’s my first time being published in a real book and I’m thrilled to the moon. Viola of Chewing the Cud put this book together on how small businesses can package up their goods, a.k.a “Packaging Your Crafts.” You’ll find me on three pages in this book — two of my gift wrapping ideas plus one of my rubber stamps. My husband picked up a copy for me and I’m thinking I’m going to have to pick up a spare. I’m that excited.

packaging your crafts book
packaging your crafts book
packaging your crafts book
packaging your crafts book

Little Details Magazine

March 12, 2014

Filed Under : News

anastasia marie for little details magazineanastasia marie for little details magazine

Little Details Magazine is a newly launched lifestyle magazine that celebrates the little everyday details of life that we often pass by without noticing. I got to be a part of the premier issue (it’s all about hosting, both from the viewpoint of a host and of a guest) both as a creative director and as a contributor. We tried something big from the very start — to turn this magazine into not just a digital one, but into a print one. We ran into many hiccups that we didn’t foresee, but in the end, I was thrilled to be able to hold printed copies in my hands and mail them out to folks who kindly purchased one.

anastasia marie for little details magazine

I’ll be taking an indefinite break for now from being the mag’s creative director because of our little babe that’s due in just 4.5 weeks — just to get the hang of all the newness of our expanding family and hopefully I’ll back soon. The second issue is already underway, so go ahead and follow the Little Details blog and its social media for news and updates.

As for the other contribution I made, I got to do a packaging spread where I shared ideas on how to package up gifts for your host, whether it be a box of chocolates or a basket full of goodness. I put up a few photos above taken by Angela Shae, some that made it into the final product and some that didn’t, just to give you a taste — but you’ll have to purchase the magazine either in digital form or in print form to see the full spread. And yes, that’s the cover pictured below via my Instagram. Isn’t it fabulous?

Can’t wait to see where this magazine takes us! PS: Now until March 14th, there’s a chance you and two of your friends could win your very own copies of the magazine. Just head on over to the Little Details Instagram to find out how!

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