Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009


i love straws, but i do feel guilty for throwing them away. i have to get these. seen here. purchase here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

i love lamp...

i admit it. it's a sickness. and i am devasted that this is sold out. ):

Thursday, December 17, 2009

holiday reading | a christmas carol by charles dickens

bought the paperback a few years back with the intention of reading it at christmastime. didn't get to it until this year and it has been so fun! it will definitely be a yearly tradition and i can't wait until i can read it to the boys.

"what? read a book during christmas? who has the time?" you ask? at only 87 pages, you can fit this one in easily. i've been reading a few pages each night before bed and i will finish tonight. it will take you two weeks tops. so run to your nearest library or used book store and pick up a copy so you can get it in before the big day. enjoy!

and "merry christmas, everyone!"

photo from the original 1843 printing. apparently the novella was first published six days before christmas, and was an instant commercial and critical success, garnering high praise and selling out its first run by christmas eve. more here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

the nativity +

i am not a particularly religious person, but i have always been drawn to the nativity scene. some of it may be nostalgia, as my grandmother had a beautiful nativity scene complete with wooden crèche that i found facsinating as a child. i don't have one myself, but i decided this year i am going to purchase one for next season. and that leads me to nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. their catalog/website has some of the most beautiful and affordable handcrafts. among these treasures is the most amazing selection of nativities. i've highlighted a few of my favorites here but be sure to check out for yourself. there is something for every style made from every material you can imagine. you won't want to miss it!
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Monday, December 14, 2009

holiday giveaway!

good morning, lovelies! i'm doing a little giveaway today. go to the jubilee paper studio shop and choose one of my five printable holiday gift tag designs and i'll send it to you for FREE! today only. be sure to enter the word SAUCY in the notes. giveaway ends at 12 midnite PST monday, december 14. you'll receive your high-resolution pdf by 9 am PST tuesday, december 15.

merry merry!

NOTE: ok, you can tell i am new to this, huh? instead of ordering your free pdf through the etsy site, go to the shop and choose the gift tag sheet you want. Send me an email (marcy[at] and let me know which one you've chosen. because of this rookie move, i'm extending the giveaway through 12 midnite PST tuesday, december 15. thanks, gang!

Monday, December 7, 2009

jubilee paper studio is open!

i am happy to announce the jubilee paper studio shop is now open at i've put up 5 new printable holiday gift tags. check back later in the week for cards and other goodies.