20 Questions with Kristen Ley from Thimble Press

Screen Shot 2018-04-14 at 10.11.13 AMIn 2011, curiosity got the best of Kristen and she purchased a 1925 Chandler + Price Platen Letterpress from Lexington, KY and hauled it all the way back to Mississippi on a tiny trailer with just one other person as her letterpress-moving sidekick. With the press acquired she decided to open up Thimblepress. Not only is Thimblepress a letterpress studio, it is an art studio, sewing studio, design studio, woodworking studio, and basically anything creative that Kristen wants to try her hand at next. Continue reading

You’re Engaged! Now It’s Time To Talk Finances

Recently engaged? Congrats! But before walking down the aisle, it’s essential for you and your fiancé to be on the same page when it comes to finances. It can be very easy to get swept up in the fun details of planning a wedding, but there are a number of marriage logistics that are important to discuss, including finances. Weddings are expensive, and might be one of the biggest events you plan together as a couple.Two young business people working on a coffee break.

Not to worry! Earnest, a financial lending company, breaks down the real cost of getting married. Here, they’ve broken down 5 important topics for all newly engaged couples to address — sooner than later. Don’t be blindsided and prepare for how much you’ll be spending! Continue reading

12 Great Birthday Cards For Mom

Mom has been there for you probably more times than you can remember. The very least you can do is send her a lovely birthday card. If not lovely, then perhaps a funny birthday card. However you spin it, you should be making mom’s special day — special. If mom’s birthday is just around the corner, don’t wait until the last minute to send her a card. Postable’s selection of Birthday cards for mom will likely have a design that tickles your fancy. While shooting out a quick text sounds like a good idea right now, that’s no way to show mom you care.NEARMODERNDISASTER119 Continue reading

How to Easily Mail Birth Announcements & Other Tips for New Parents

Being a brand new parent is hard work. Sleeping becomes a priceless commodity, daily tasks are no longer looked after and a whole bunch of other things that nobody tells you about. You’ll probably find yourself having to schedule in time for things that typically just happened — eating, for example. Needless to say, mailing out a set of cards to introduce your newest family member — aka the star of your show — takes a back seat to things like showering. At the same time, you want your family and friends to meet the new little human. Birth announcements don’t have to take up all of your very precious time. Being a new parent is hard work. No need to make it even harder. Although we haven’t found any hacks to changing diapers, we do have a pretty neat hack to sending your birth announcements.

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In fact, you could make and send birth announcements in all of 5 minutes. Yes, really really. You don’t have to spend your showering time licking envelopes or writing down mailing addresses that you may not remember (see free address book with easy address collector). You probably don’t have the patience to learn any new programs either. Not to worry… You can spend 5 minutes with Postable’s easy-to-use site to send your beautiful birth announcements and spend the rest your time loving on your little gem (or you know, breathing). Continue reading

12 Stellar Graduation Party Invitations & Ideas

Graduation season is among us. Well, almost. If you’re the one doing the graduating, chances are you’ve been dreaming of the moment where you can finally put away those books and relax (at least before the next adventure). Who knows how many endless hours you’ve spent reading and re-reading those history books? Or maybe those precious hours were spent memorizing chemical reactions. Perhaps you wish you’d spent a teeny bit more in the library and teeny bit less by the pool. Either way, you’ve worked just about as hard as you could and your well-spent hard work is about to come to an end. Whatever you’ve been studying all these years is about to pay off with the most epic graduation celebration (and hopefully a job). First things first, you’ll need to send out those graduation party invitations.

As you begin getting ready for the big ceremony, your thoughts may have wandered over to your graduation party. What will you do to celebrate this momentous occasion?! What kind of cake will you get? Will there be cup cake toppers in the shape of tiny graduation caps? Will you opt in for a photo booth equipped with your class superlatives? Continue reading