Back in February, I wrote about the newly launched Happy Paper Club from The Green Gables. Just over two weeks ago, the postie dropped a box full of stationery goodies through the letterbox, sending Poppy into a spin. So much so, that Poppy tried to open the box before bringing it to me. It’s fair to say that I don’t get much post, and less that’s very exciting so to get a box full of gorgeous stationery is pretty ace. Have a look at March’s box:
Along with a notebook, note pad, inspirational quote, recipe cards and the cards above, came a lovely bonus gift from Clara and Macy – perfect for the Easter holidays. I love the cards in the picture above. They’re bright and cheerful, which is always a good thing to have in the post. The recipe cards are also a lovely idea – I know a few people who would love them. You can never have too much stationery in my view and I’m always making lists and notes so this box is perfect for me. If you know a stationery geek, then make sure you direct them to the Happy Paper Club!
Orders are now open for April’s box so make sure you head over to The Green Gables for your own box or maybe treat some this Easter. But be quick as they’re likely to sell out pretty fast!
Calling all stationery geeks! There’s a new monthly paper club in town. I have been a long time fan of The Green Gables, so when I heard that she was starting up a monthly paper club, I knew I had to have one!
Each month, subscribers will receive three pieces of The Green Gables stationery, an inspirational quote postcard and something designed just for the Happy Paper Club. You can sign up for a taster box, a six month subscription or a rolling monthly subscription. If you choose the rolling monthly or six month subscription, you’ll be treated to something lovely on your birthday as well as a discount card to spend in The Green Gables. What’s not to love about that?!
The club launches 1st March so put the date in your diary to make sure you don’t miss out!
Our garden is in a bit of mess. It needs a serious overhaul & we’re half way there with combating the weeds & getting rid of plants from the previous owner. While we’re doing this, it makes sense not to plant any flowers but I cannot have another summer of a flower free garden. I think I’ve already made it clear that I love flowers!
Anyway a week or so ago I bought some lovely plants while on holiday in Pembrokeshire visiting my Mum to go into some lovely blue pots. They are finally coming into bloom & are relishing the heavy downpours that we seem to be experiencing. My favourite are these lovely margarites. They are so happy & pretty I can’t not love them. I am trying to keep on top of the ‘dead heading’ so that they continue to bloom throughout the summer. They are in a sheltered position, which is really good when you see how breezy things are out there! They smell really good & are growing really well with the Great British weather!
I am also trying my hand at something new this year – tomatoes. I have been watching & waiting with anticipation for the little yellow flowers to appear. The bad news is that after a few days away we came back to find each of the plants bent over at an unnatural angle. And I discovered that I hadn’t been ‘pinching out the leaves’! I soon remedied both of these issues & they all look good as new. The good news is that I do have some very little yellow flowers so fingers crossed that they turn into some juicy toms! They are growing really well but I can tell that they missed me while I was away!
Finally, my OH & I are doing our bit for our local insect neighbours. We have a little insect nest. And if you look really closely you can see that three little bees (we think) have decided to make their homes in it. They’ve covered it up with something that they need to make little bee babies appear! How cool is that?! I really do hope that we’ve helped the local bee population thrive. We have also been looking at plants that will encourage bees & butterflies so I was thrilled to see this post over on The Green Gables and have printed off the two lists so that we know what to plant once we have got the garden ready. For the moment I am enjoying plants like my lovely lobelia in their pretty little pots.
Over the last week we’ve been having our boiler replaced. Dull. It also meant my sanctuary was out of bounds due to pressure/pipe issues *yawns*. Anyhoo before all of this happened, I managed to get in a few cheeky on-line orders. Having recently discovered Etsy (& even got my OH shopping on there) I have a whole new place to get overdrawn!
My first order was with Gemma Correll. My OH & I are obsessed with pugs. I can’t explain it but we love them. Not that we have one but this bag was our third pug-related purchase in as many months! I hadn’t heard of Gemma’s work until I received a ‘Pugs not Drugs’ anniversary card recently from my OH. As soon as I could I visited her Etsy page & spotted this. It arrived super quick & with a few little postcards & a badge. This is what I love about Etsy & Folksy. The attention to detail. It makes you feel unique & that your custom is appreciated.
It is already full of eBay parcels ready to take to the Post Office on Monday. I know for sure that this is one bag my OH won’t winge about carrying. Who could? It’s the cutest & funniest bag in the world. Ever. Fact.
My second purchase of the week was from the lovely ‘The Green Gables‘. I have been looking for an excuse to buy something from here & when I saw the offer of a £5 discount via Daisy Green Magazine I knew I had to use it. (Love a good discount!) So I went for the red heart recycled paper bunting with jute string. There are so many colours to choose from & the option of it being joined together with satin ribbon I was umming & ahhing for ages. But this is what I’ve got. The picture shows it in a bundle as I’ve yet to decide where to put it. Draped over my notice board? Above my new mirror? Over my bookcase? No idea yet. But as soon as it’s up, I’ll let you know. For the moment, it is on my desk in this elegant bundle. Thank you Green Gal.