march paper works designs are here

We’re three months in to Paper Works – a monthly club with stylish designs to keep you organized – and it’s gone a million times better than I could have expected. So many positive remarks about the ease of use, the cute designs and how it is helping to make your life and the sometimes mundane tasks (hello meal planning!) a little more enjoyable.

As a paper works member, you get a new set of original designs each month. Want to see what we have for March?

Included each month:
month calendar*
weekly calendar*
daily planner
dinner menu*
weekly menu*
grocery & shopping lists*
dailies chart*
chore charts*
original art print
note cards*
wallpapers for desktop, iphone, ipad
surprise extras

Simply open the pdf files and print on your favorite paper. Items with an * are editable, which means you can type directly on them before printing. This works great for general chores, recurring events on the calendar or regular monthly meals and especially if you don’t love your handwriting.

The desktop & mobile wallpapers are always fun to switch out:

And each month we put an extra little bonus (or two or three!) in with the collection. This month we’re helping out those of you who blog with an editorial calendar (schedule out your posts, giveaways and ideas) and a blog post workflow check list (love this one – keep yourself organized and make sure everything is done before you click publish). Not a blogger? Feel free to share these with your friends who are.

Choose the paper works option that works best for you:

paper works digital // you have access to all pdf files and can print as many as you need. Try it for free for 7 days to make sure it works for you!

paper works print + digital // receive a professionally printed package of your monthly goods. You also have access to all pdf files. This is so good if you want to have everything at your fingertips ready for instant use.

For all of the details and many more images, click here.


PS. Are you a paper works member? We’d love to see how you use your paper works – do you keep everything in a binder? Stick it to your fridge? Use it in your classroom? Write a blog post, share on instagram (be sure to tag me @emilyjdc or #paperworks) or snap a photo and email ( We’ll choose our favorites to share on the blog!

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favorite flats under $50

Spring is fast approaching … can you feel it in the air? I’m feeling pretty excited for the warmer weather, new growth and, of course, the lighter, brighter fashion.


(via boden)

One spring basic for any wardrobe is a pretty pair of flats. They are dainty and comfortable, can be worn with jeans, cropped pants and skirts and add a punch of color or pattern to a basic outfit.  The best part is, you can find cute styles without having to spend a bunch.

Here are a few of my favorites:


1. gap classic ballet flat in cognac / $39.99

2. merona cap toe flat in coral / $39.99

3. old navy bow tie ballet flat in silver / $19.94

4. fergalicious fabric ballet flat in turquoise / $29.95

5. sam & libby for target bow flat in natural / $29.95

6. dv8 by dolce vita tasmin flat in black & white stripe / $38.95

7. merona madeline flat in ivory / $19.99

8. sam edelman circus flat in sidewalk / $50

9. zara ballerina with bow in navy / $39.90

Come quickly, Spring. We’re excited for you.

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tea party birthday

We celebrated our little Audrey-girl with a pretty tea party that was every bit as sweet and happy as she is.


Using a color palette of pinks, oranges, gold and black and white kept everything cohesive without being overly themed and made decorating really fun for me.

I started with these cute tea-bag invitations:


A little card tucked into a glassine bag folded to get that tea bag shape. The no. 4 tag attached with baker’s twine with glittered edges is my favorite part.

tea-party-birthday-invitation (invitation by me, no. 4 artwork by lindsayletters)

We hosted the tea party at our house and set up in our rarely-used dining room just to make it feel extra special.


The initial inspiration for the colors were pulled from a roll of wrapping paper (found at marshalls) that worked perfectly for a table runner. It gives cheerful pattern and bright color to the table and makes a big impact for only a few dollars.


The light fixture got a fancy treatment with tissue paper fringe (three colors of tissue cut into strips, fringed and then hung with scotch tape directly to the linen shade) and this ruffled crepe paper was draped across the window for more color.


I inherited my grandma’s mismatched set of tea cups and saucers and I loved pulling them out for the party.


Lunch was tea sandwiches, fruit and crackers.


For dessert we had striped chocolate pudding in mini glass jars with an extra dollop of whip cream and golden sprinkles.


Audrey’s little friends were perfectly polite and had a fun time drinking tea (with sugar cubes, of course) and celebrating.



And the birthday girl had a happy, happy day.


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