BRANDING PAPER GOODIES

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We also added to our client experience for not only for custom orders and brides but my love etsy shop customers as well. I want everything you purchase and invest in to be an Appetite Paper experience through and through. Leaving you feeling loved and cared for with each thoughtful detail!

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WEBSITE

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The new brand is officially ready to be shouted from the roof tops! Oh my goodness, after hand painted lettering and many late night, we are so very proud how everything turned out. The new brand is a direct reflection of who Appetite Paper is. With tid-bits being revealed on our blog and Instagram, I hope you’ve been waiting with anticipation for the big reveal!

I’m so thankful for this next step. I feel nothing but ownership and pride over our new brand and I hope you enjoy every detail.

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PAPER FLOWER WEDDING

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So glad we got to be apart of her whimsical wedding adding a touch of paper florals to the night of a life time! Congrats to our bride Meg – May this day bring nothing but peace, joy and utter happiness as you wed your best friend – Cheers!

Take a peek at more paper flower custom orders – Email Rachael@appetitepaper.com if you would like a quote for your next event! Happy Weekend!

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THE DAUGHTER PROJECT

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This team of  special individuals known as The Daughter Project bring love and hope into the darkest places in Toledo, Ohio and around the country. Offering up a home to young women who have been hurt,  abused and simply forgotten.  This non profit offers a safe home and the life changing love and comfort these young women need to heal.

We are so humbled to be apart of their journey. Knowing our small involvement will never take away from the pure passoin these folks have for spreading the hope of christ to those despirate for Gods warm embrace.

If you want to read more about The Daughter Project? Take a peek at their site.

Also, if your in the Toledo area join us for their “Freedom to Laugh” event. A night full of laughter with local comedians as we honor the local police force for their fight against human sex trafficking in the Toledo area.

Their bold love and intolerance is to be admired, I can not wait to be  apart of the crowd this Saturday, October 18th!

Buy Tickets here – See you at the show!

Today marks the beginning of our donation of 15% of our profit to The Daughter Project.! Looking forward to seeing God move through Appetite Paper, as our donations stand as a reminder to give greately and love well. Thanks for your support!

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MAKE A WISH

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Us optimist see a wish as glimmer hope. So what is wrong with a little wishful thinking? Daydreaming and wonder? A wish to me is just a quick thought of what tomorrow may bring. Make a wish – it might just come true :)

Download a bit of encouragement in our Etsy Shop – Get the Make A Wish 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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watercolor notecards

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Accompanied by six european flap envelopes in their coordinating colors of coral, mint and fuchsia. Only $14 for six of these handmade beauties, stop by the shop and enjoy friends!

If you are interested in purchasing in large quantities, or want a custom color for bridal parties or wedding thank yous! Just give me a shout at appetitepaper@gmail.com and we’ll have a quote in no time at all.

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PEACHY NOTECARDS

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Our color dipped notecards now come with our european flap envelopes. In soft mint and bright coral. Find the new Coral Watercolor Dipped Notecards in our shop for only $12 for six of these hand painted lovelies. Hope you enjoy – such a great way to add a handmade touch to a sweet note or thank you for a friend!

If you are interested in purchasing in large quantities, or want a custom color for bridal parties or wedding thank yous, just give me a shout at appetitepaper@gmail.com and we’ll have a quote made up for you!

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LOVE WELL

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This is where love and kindness goes a long way. When you natural reaction is to be rude in return, its the kind gesture, thoughtfulness and forgiveness that breaks the anger filled cycle. Truthfully we’ve all hurt someone, we’ve all screwed up and we’ve all been a little grumpy, impatient and rude. Wouldnt you want someone to extend some kindness your way during those frustrating times? Offer forgiveness? A big embrace when you’ve fallen short?

Today Im thankful for those that have loved me through those hard times, forgiven me when I’ve wronged them and shown me patience during difficult seasons in my life. They’ve inspire me to do the same and have led by example on how to love well. Their love has been transformative.

Love helps me build strong, lasting friendships that break down walls. Love also keeps forgiveness at the forefront of my marriage instead of blame. Loving well makes lasting impacts on a persons life and we are all worthy of it. There is so much beauty and forgiveness in those two simple words.

Download a bit of encouragement in our Etsy Shop – Get the Love Well 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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YOUR OWN SPACE

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Last week we chatted about doing what you love! Whats stopping you? Well, our teensy apartment had me doubting… Could I make a work space of my own? I had to get creative. So along came the decision, do we want clothes in our closet or a desk? :) Well as you can see this little 3ft by 8ft space was office ready, and our fancy shirts would just have to make due with under bed storage.

With a simple desk and a small chest of drawers, we have ourselves a little space to stay organized. How everything fits in there is a miracle in itself, but Im so grateful for my little nook. It provides an area to do what I love – what more can you ask for?

If I need a break from staring at the wall, my lovely IKEA cart comes in handy. Filled with all my goodies, I simply roll it over to the living room and you have yourself a spacious office for the day! Complete with Netflix :)

The entire space cost a few dollars here an there – with peg boards from Lowes (They cut it for you!) and the chest & chair from Goodwill just got a new coat of paint. The Ikea cart rolls in at around $50, which is a total splurge when your living on one income – but its perfect for small spaces. Its cute as a button, has wheels, fits just about any where and who can resist anything aqua? I highly recommend this purchase! Its a great solution for cramped quarters.

Do you have a space to call your own? Even if its the living room floor for a night or two – its fun to just take some time to invest in something you love!

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DO WHAT YOU LOVE

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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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