Since the store closed in May 2014, I have pursued my interests in paper and chocolate.  This website will be continued with my musings and information on the resources that I use to revel in those passions.

Stationery vs. Stationary

August 2, 2013

While we should always strive to use the proper form for all words, the wedding industry is full of so much terminology, the “lingo” can be tricky. Especially homophones! Of course, our favorite example is stationary vs. stationery. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, stationary means “standing still” or “not […]

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Our favorite gift this year!

December 5, 2012

If you are one of my good friends…stop reading!  Your gift is featured. This year one of our favorite gifts is our Embossed Graphics “Desk Slab” and “Super Slab”.  Not the prettiest name but an absolutely wonderful gift.  I love gifts that people will use and I have used my tablet everyday. […]

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Ann Patchett, Parnassus Books

December 4, 2012

Anyone who has been at Paper & Chocolate or knows me, knows of my passion for books.  This morning I read a great article by Ann Patchett, author, discussing how she happened to start, with her business partner Karen Hayes, her bookstore Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee.  I love the story; I […]

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Nothing Like a Handwritten Letter

June 6, 2010

The familiarity of the handwriting and language, the message that was more easily expressed when the writer was distant, the feel of the paper with the evident age and wear from touching and reading, evoke the vivid memories of the writer and the meaning of the message.

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