Month: July 2012

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Katarina’s Paperie – An Update

If you’ve ever opened a business, this post will sound familiar.  Opening an online boutique isn’t like starting many businesses.  There are a lot of pieces that need to fall into place to make sure it is ready.  Unfortunately, that can also mean many delays. The last month has been a lot about waiting. After discovering […] Read more…

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The Easiest Whipped Frosting in the World

Although I wish I had time to always whip up frosting from scratch, there are days when you just need a cake.  Where the frosting comes from becomes secondary. Putting together the photography for Katarina’s Paperie has created many of those days.  One of the many truths about starting a party boutique is that you always need […] Read more…

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Blueberry Cobbler Dessert

Half of the fun of going berry picking is thinking about what to make with all of the fruit.  There were lots of wonderful suggestions from friends including Greek blueberry pancakes and blueberry sauce for ice cream.  I wanted to make mini blueberry tarts with graham cracker crust.  But in the end, Mr. Mountaineer’s request for blueberry […] Read more…

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DIY Project: Chalkboard Paint Gift Tags

At the beginning of June I learned about a fun secret summer gift exchange on Craftaholics Anonymous. Crafters from all over the country were matched anonymously with each other. Kind of like a secret Santa for the craft obsessed. I thought it would be a lot of fun to get to know someone new and […] Read more…

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6 Tips to Remember When Choosing a Party Location

We had an unexpected weekend around here.  The original plan was to wrap up the Katarina’s Paperie photo sessions, so we could load them onto the site in the coming days.  Unfortunately, the weather had other ideas. Occasional heat waves I can deal with.  Extra lemonade and dips in the pool are easy solutions. But […] Read more…