useful + pretty right to your mailbox

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Each month, Paper Works comes to your mailbox (either the one outside your house or the one on your computer) and it’s like a special surprise gift full of all sorts of useful + pretty paper goods.


I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that this new collection for March is some of the loveliest designs yet.

Included in the bundle are calendars + daily planners:




meal-planning + shopping lists:

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and sweet little note cards to inspire real-handwritten-note-sending:


That art print up top also comes with the set as well as these four scripture memory cards:



For a complete list and all the details for how you can get paper works in your mailbox (you will love it!)


And just because I love this set so much, I’m giving away a printed bundle to one lucky-duck lady!


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Click here to give yourself a gift each month by signing up for Paper Works today!

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diy pom pom garland (two ways)

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answers to the questions you didn’t even know you had

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painting the interior of the front door (do it!)

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audrey’s 5th birthday invitations

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instagram highlights

I’m in Austin this weekend for If:gathering – super excited to see friends and laugh and be so encouraged and challenged. If you’re here, come say hi! For a behind-the-scene look at our time here, come on over to Instagram (@jonesdesigncompany). Speaking of instagram, here are some favorite most recent images and happenings: a visit […]

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how to organize your iphone screen (and make it look pretty)

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free set of valentine note cards + envelopes

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the care and keeping of you (and me)

I got my haircut last night. My previous haircut was seven months ago. They suggest getting your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks. You could say I was a bit behind. Last week I had a colonoscopy. It was so pleasant. That is a total lie. None of it was pleasant. Except maybe the glorious sleeping […]

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10 ways to celebrate the BIG game this weekend

My Seattle Seahawks are playing in the Superbowl this weekend. Two years in a row! It’s so unbelievable and well-deserved and this city has never been so electric and excited for our team. I’ve been a Seahawk fan for all of my life and can’t wait for Sunday’s game. Call me crazy, but I can’t […]

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for my fellow pact-breakers (or anyone who needs a little help with everyday organization)

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lovely prints now available (and a discount)

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