It’s Paper, Dear

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image via Scathingly Brilliant

When I found out about the lovely etsy shop, Darling Dear, I knew I had to share it with you! The shop owner Zie had the absolutely brilliant idea to put together a monthly subscription box for paper goods. I mean, this is like a stationery lover’s dream come true! For the reasonable price of $20/month, you can sign up to receive a surprise box of paper goodies or you can can get a bit of a discount by choosing the 3-month option for $54. In addition, my fellow blogger friend Kaitlyn (who has her own amazing stationery shop on Etsy) has contributed some of her products to the subscription boxes.  If that doesn’t convince you of how awesome these boxes are, you can see some of the items received in the picture above or take a look at the general components of the boxes below!

image via Darling Dear

This subscription service would be perfect for all my Correspondence Club members out there! Speaking of which, if you’d like to participate in the Correspondence Club for August, just send me your information anytime between now and July 31st!

Well Actually, It’s My Blog Birthday…

Blog Birthday Celebration 1

Last Friday was my two-year blogaversary and I went out to celebrate with HopeJamillahKim, Kristine, Luz, and Alex. I had such a great time with these ladies and I really did feel like I was celebrating a second birthday (you’ll see what I mean a little further down)!


We met up at Yuca Bar, a place in the East Village that I’d meaning to try for a while. The happy hour specials were great– I’m talking $6 for a good-sized glass of sangria, a margarita, a mojito, or a caipirinha. Granted, the place was rather crowded, but once we we finally had our drinks in hand we will glad to be out of the oppressive humidity and inside sipping on yummy cocktails.


After Happy Hour ended around 8pm we sat down at a table to order dinner. By that time we were pretty hungry, but it was so hard to choose from all the tasty options. We finally decided on some appetizers and entrees, taking advantage of the waiting time to upload a few pictures to Instagram of course (typical bloggers)!


The food was well worth the wait! We started out with a basket filled with a variety of chips (tortilla, plantain, yuca) and also paired with fresh salsa and guacamole. For my entree I chose the paella which was simply delicioso!



Towards the end of the meal, the girls surprised me with a little tres leches birthday cake. The waitress brought it out to me and the whole table sang and everything! Little did they know that it was actually my blog birthday! ;) Thank you again to my blogger ladies for making it such a special and fun evening for me!

Hope you guys enjoyed this recap of our little celebration and come back Monday to check out what I actually wore! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

*All images via me, KimLuz, or Alex