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Hello Paper

Oh my goodness, it has been waay too long! But, I do have the good excuse of a wedding and honeymoon to let me off the hook!

Jeremy and I got married on the 12th of Jan in my parents house and garden and it was just the most magical day. Of course, there were a few hiccups like there are at every wedding, but these were infinitesimal compared to everything else!

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Isn’t the full length silk robe by For Every Minute to die for?! I felt so so glamorous getting ready in it!


My silk organza gown was made by the lovely Elizabeth at A La Robe


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The wonderful Miss Daisy did the beautiful flowers and the hanging test tube chandelier.

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Can’t forget our gorgeous 4 month old Bernese Mountain Dog puppy! He was soo well behaved on the day – almost stole the show away from me!1046_DSC_0423_P

Aren’t the twine and kraft pennant tags just adorable? Despite the abundance of wedding photos, that’s actually my lame segue into what todays post is all about!

Hello Paper is an online New Zealand based paper goods and homeware store. I had the pleasure of meeting Audrey, the owner, when I was up north staying at Mum and Dad’s place for the wedding. I needed a last minute supply of bakers twine, and she was very accommodating despite being on holiday!

After spending the summer doodling and designing, Audrey of Hello Paper, has just extended the range to include gift tags and tea towels printed with her signature designs, amongst many other wee gems.

I have so many of her things on my wish list…


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Etsy Treasures: Inkkit

I love finding wee treasure troves on Etsy. I must admit though, sometimes I just give up searching for anything on there just because there is so much crap to wade through. But today it was worth the wading, because I came across this gem!

Inkkit is a stationery business based in Albuquerque, United States. Every one of their products is completely and utterly covetable. I found it so hard choosing photos to share with you because they were all so cute! I have collated a wee collection of some of my faves for you to flick your eyes over.

You can drool over some more of their pretty packaging products on the blog Inkkit Up.

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Katydid Paper Goods

Katydid Paper Goods is one of the cutest little online stationery sites I have ever seen. AND even better, it’s kiwi owned and made!

Don’t you love these quirky gift cards?

This one’s a personal fave – would be perfect for my man who gets nicknamed Jem – You’re a gem, Jem!

Quintessential Kiwi Xmas…

Yes washi tape – You Rule!

If you are a Wellington local, visit The Wanda Harland Design Store out in Petone to check out more of Katydid’s work.

And…in case you were wondering why I have so much time to blog…school holidays have just begun and yes, I AM PROCRASTINATING from writing reports. There. I said it.