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Hello Friend!

Just in time for your holiday giving, there are some new, sweet items in the shop! Decor, gifts, and wrapping treats are sure to make your holidays merry and bright.MissWyolene-bunting2
MissWyolene-tag-packageAnd this little number? It’s quite possibly my favorite desktop calendar yet! Each month boasts a lovely floral collage on a chalkboard background, with lovely hand lettered text. Each calendar comes with a cd case stand, perfect for your desk, dresser, or counter. They are the perfect size to tuck into someone’s stocking and if I were you, I’d grab an extra for myself. (Wink!)

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PLUS! A little gift from me to you!

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(Use code THANKYOUSWEETLY at checkout in Miss Wyolene’s Etsy shop. Valid on all domestic orders of $25 or over. Expires December 1, 2015.)

You’re welcome!

Love,

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….and then it was October

Dear Friends,

Yep. It’s been FEBRUARY since I last blogged. However, I refuse to apologize for that. A LOT of life has happened in the months since and some day soon, I will write about those things.

In the meantime, the holidays are fast approaching. (How?! HOW is this even possible? Where is my crying emoji? WHY can’t my baby girl’s thighs stay fat forever?! #allthetears).

To ease my own anxiety (and I assume yours, too), I do have a treat for you, dear reader. I’m running a holiday card promotion right now and it really is a sweet deal. You have access to Miss Wyolene’s hand-lettering on 50, full color cards with envelopes for $100! Ya’ll, that’s cheaper than those giant websites I probably can’t legally name here…just sayin’. I even made a spiffy little ad for the whole deal!

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If you’re interested in meaningful, unique designs that a bajillion other people won’t be using, look no further. Drop me a line or head to my shop to order! Just think: you can get way out in front of this whole thing and get back to what really matters this holiday season: Christmas Tree Cakes.

Love,

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P.S. I do fully realize that having to buy Christmas cards in October is absolutely a first world problem. I have some projects in the works that really get at the pieces that my whole heart desires to make. Stay tuned because those are headed your way very soon!

Merry Merry and Hello Again

Hello, dear readers!

Wow, it has been QUITE some time since we last spoke. We welcomed a sweet baby into our family several months back and while I haven’t spent nearly the time designing, printing, blogging, promoting, and frankly worrying as I have in previous years, I have been cuddling, cooking, cleaning, and absorbing as much of these two littles as I can.

I must be honest, I was very tempted to be discouraged upon opening my blog folder and seeing only four dates (including this one!) for the entire year. Over the past few months, I’ve had TONS of thoughts and lots of prayers relating to my work, His work, mama-hood, life, and busyness. I just haven’t quite found the right words to post yet. In due time, friends. For now, know that I think it’s a conversation that is long overdue, this one about creative entrepreneurship and the pressure we put on ourselves as women and mamas to be the best and first at EVERYTHING. (If I see the word “hustle” pop up in my IG feed one more time…I swear I don’t care how cute the lettering is. I might throw my phone out of a moving vehicle.) But…more on that later.

For now, know that I started out making these tags for our family and I thought to myself “Self, you could like, totes put those on your blog as a free printable!” (Which, I did.) But seriously, y’all, there is NO SUCH THING as a quick and easy creative project. First I had to create the tags. Then I printed them. Then I trimmed them out. Then I styled them. Then I took pictures of them at 1:35 pm in my kitchen (which, I’ve discovered is the ONLY time of day to get a decent picture in my house and also, coincidentally, directly coincides with the last ten or so minutes of naptime). THEN, I photoshopped them and laid them out as you see below which took up .99 percent of today’s naptime. The only reason you are able to download the printable from the post right now is because the hubs came home a bit early and surprised us. So, everybody wins!

Even though mamahood is all consuming these days, I just can’t shake my love for creating paper goods. And the holidays bring it out in me like none other. The tree could still be naked in the corner but, by golly, those presents are going to be wrapped ADORABLY. And the key to a great gift? Really cute tags. These are the perfect size for stocking stuffers and smaller gifts. You can print them on whatever stock you have lying around. I even dipped a few in glitter! (Those are not shown because of aforementioned naptime constraints.)

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So, these are free for you, darlings. (Download the printable  here.)  Please remember these and all free gifts on my site are for personal use only.

Maybe these tags will save you a little time and money this season. My hope is that this time and money will be multiplied and can be a blessing to others. If you think about it, please pay it forward and give to a charity or organization that speaks to you. That would be so lovely. I’ll list a few of my favorites below. I would encourage you, if you can, to give locally, regionally, and as far into the ends of the earth as your pocketbook allows.

http://www.virtualtoydrive.org/
https://www.savethestorks.com/
http://www.mealsonwheelsgreenville.org/
http://www.eastwest.org/

Thank you, sweet friends! Merriest of Christmases to you and yours!

Love,
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It’s Never Too Early • Holiday Card Promo • Custom Stationery Designer

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Yep, after being cooped up in the house with a sick bebe for the past day or so, I’m feeling generous and am ready to get my pens out for some early holiday happiness!

Here’s the deal:
• You grab your spot by emailing me (here) and paying the deposit invoice I will send you.
• I’ll also send you a few questions to answer (and you can send me any pictures you might want to use!)
• After a week or so, I will send you a comp along with envelope choices (there are three colors to choose from!)
• We’ll go through two rounds of edits to reach holiday card perfection.
• I’ll send you a sign off sheet and balance invoice.
• Once everything is paid, I will send off to the printer!
• Your one-and-only completely unique holiday card will be the envy of everyone else smiling from your loved ones’ fridges.

The fine print:
• The price above ($160) is good for one custom holiday design (50 prints + envelopes, 4 color digital printing) and cannot be applied to any other projects (baby announcements, save the dates, etc.)
• Client will be able to choose from three envelope colors. I won’t be able to provide a variety or mix and match these, so sorry!
• Additional quantities of 20 are available for $40, respectively.
• Hand lettering is used up to five total words. Print beyond those five words will employ to use of carefully selected fonts.
• This offer expires two weeks from tomorrow: September 19, 2013.
• I only have 10 spots available for this promo to hurry scurry!

PS– You can see two past custom designs here and here.

Love,

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