Do what you love! Okay so very few of us call this a reality. We simply work to pay the bills. But lets propose a different idea. So maybe we have to spend 9 hours a day cramped up in the office…but what about those precious four hours after work?

DIYS, Invitations and all things colorful light my heart on fire. Its what I love to do! So even though we spend our day working for a living, whats keeping us from enjoying what we love during the evening? Yes we’re tired, and after we pack lunches for the next day, make dinner and clean the apartment – we are even more exhausted! But could you dedicate one hour a night to pursuing something you love?

I love to make paper flowers, I love to design wedding invitations and I love working with new people!  So even though we may lack the time, space and our finances are tight. We start small, and keep going – sustained by our passion to learn, create and explore life’s possibilities. Your dreams don’t have to be limited to your bills  – work with what you have!

So whats stopping you? From taking on something that you love to do? Lets pursue what we love, even if it can not be our full time job. After all you will never know what could have been, until you try!

Download a bit of encouragement in our Etsy Shop – Get the “Do What You Love” 8×10 print for only ONE DOLLAR and print at home/work. Fits perfectly in the Ikea RIBBA 8×10 frame!

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Original Handwritten Type c/o Appetite Paper


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m31-copyISSUE-33333331Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 6.19.45 PMAppetite_workspaceAppetite family and friends, we are so excited to announce some big news…drum roll… We were so fortunate to be featured in the beautiful Meraki Magazine‘s September issue!!!

Can you believe it, our first feature is along such gorgeous talent in the event and interior design community hosted by Meraki Magazine. Appetite Paper was featured in “The Directory” column, as a company you should get to know!

Thank you so much Emily for your kind words and all the hard work put into the article. We are so, so excited and so thankful for the opportunity to share some Appetite love on your pages!

Take a peek, with the click of a mouse.  You can read online and get to know more about our design space and all the goodies that go with it. Read Issue Three online and find the Appetite Paper article on the page 22 or click “The Directory” in the bottom left of the table of contents!

Enjoy :)

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309d4ff221be78cf4a05f6a5b19b3dfbAPPETITE_WedWords_LoveYourselfLWallace_paintingDo you love yourself, even the flaws? I know I sure don’t – o my goodness – I have nothing but critique after critique of my daily appearance and actions. My hair is so plain and my clothes are just as boring – I could also use some major work in the “patient wife” department…

My expectations are high and I’m never measuring up. Oh how life would just turn around If I was a little kinder to myself. How about words of affirmation instead of criticism. Is this something you struggle with on a daily basis? I know God loves me unconditionally and more deeply than I could ever comprehend – Now if only I believed it!

Im doing an experiment today – Im writing down every mean comment that is on repeat in my head – oh what a shocker this will be, Ek!

Need a daily reminder to be kind to yourself? Get this weeks Wednesdays Words on your walls for only ONE DOLLAR. Until next Wednesday enjoy the 8×10 Love Yourself handwritten quote as a $1 download in our Etsy Shop and print at work or from home. Hooray!

Original Handwritten Type by Rachael Baldwin of Appetite Paper

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Arro-scarf dad8fae6f380174cced73d00d2c43113DoAnything_Appetite_8x10Printcrop.phpI will say it over and over again, “I can not do everything”. My schedule is always jammed packed simply because I wish I could do it all. The design projects, the fun DIYS, amazing meals, planning parties – all while begin a great wife, daughter, friend, sister and business owner  – but unfortunately we have to sleep and let us not forget to have fun and relax at some point, right?

I need to create a new filter for when it comes to saying Yes. Really think a commitment over before I open up the gates of “sure, count me in!” as I always seem to stumble to keep life balanced. Strangely enough, when I accept I can not do it all and allow for some grace (instead of pushing forward with my ridiculous expectations) things are a bit more peaceful in our household. Thankfully God loves me no matter what is scratched off my To-Do list – To Him I am enough. Cheers to saying No – You over achievers!

P.s. We have some GOOD news! Our Wednesday Words can now fill your frames for only a $1 on Etsy. Download an 8×10 quote and just print at home or at work. Purchase your print here and add the Ribba Ikea frame and voila – Beautiful gallery walls are in progress for under $10.

This weeks Wednesday Words color palette was inspired by the beautiful work of Megan Weston. Her Kingscliff painting is just the beginning, her use of color is so wonderful and pushes me outside the box when grabbing some new color combos!

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FetePaper_01AppetitePaper_EnjoyTheLittleThingsLuciEverett_FlowerShow-02-2I’m starting a new blog post series friends! We’ll call it Wednesday Words – I just love these posts, “Hand Drawn Love” by the talented Maddy Nye on DesignLoveFest and felt inspired to do a little something of my own.  Each week I’ll uncover new inspiration and fun ways to explore type!

Now I’m Guilty – with my hand raised – for focusing on the negative. I mean come on… Life. Is. Hard. Are you with me? but today I found a little reminder to keep our eyes focused on all things good… A quiet ride to work with the windows down.  The warm tea by our desk. Good health, so I can “enjoy” a nice jog through the park…

Lately I’ve challenged myself to soak in all these little joys through out the day, reminding myself “This moment is pretty great” and life has proven to be a lot more enjoyable.

Because lets be honest, through all the “reality” life has to offer (Broken cars, student loans, challenging jobs, tight budgets :) God has graciously blessed us with a million and one things to be thankful for. So lets enjoy the little things, it will turn our day around!


This weeks Wednesday Words color palette was inspired by the energetic painting by Luci Everett above, Isn’t she great? You must see the rest of her work, she does such an wonderful job at capturing her imagination on paper.

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Blog14_AppetitePaperBlog15_AppetitePaperBlog17_AppetitePaper Blog16_AppetitePaperAnother addition to our portfolio family, what a busy year its been so far. My favorite part is not only handing over the finished result to the client, but also capturing their paper goodies on film. Sometime I work so quickly I don’t even have time to take in all the details and I just love how these gift registry cards turn out. The small things alway seem to make a project. So thankful to be apart of this personal event, it was such a joy to create!

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Blog1_AppetitePaper Blog2_AppetitePaper Blog3_AppetitePaper Blog4_AppetitePaperAn adorable baby shower invitation with a classic pink bow gives me a bit of baby fever. I especially love the causal celebration this wonderful client put on. A BBQ for the mother and father to be? What a great way to welcome new parents!

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Blog6_AppetitePaperBlog8_AppetitePaperBlog5_AppetitePaper Blog9_AppetitePaperBlog7_AppetitePaperA dreamy color palette perfect for a summer wedding. I just love the little cocktail and reception details. Thanks to a wonderfully gracious couple, we were able to create something so special for their big day. Being open to creativity and bold colors will always lead you down a great path!


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Blog10_AppetitePaperBlog13_AppetitePaper Blog12_AppetitePaperAny bachelorette party is a guaranteed good time, but a little water color and pop of pink will certainly help generate some excitement. This one quickly becomes a personal favorite with a aqua velvet accent, too cute to ignore.

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