Tuesday, November 26, 2013

giving gifts

Do you have a friend that is always cheering you on? That challenges you to be better? I have a few and I know I am blessed for it!

My friend Rachael is one of those friends - BFF - to state it best! I work full-time and manage my online shop. The work piles up I tell ya - but then Rachael calls to check-in always asking how she can help carry my load. I have it good!

The other day, she sent me these amazing photos to tell a better story about sending out letters - using my very own stationery. Christmas is right around the corner and I put a lot of pressure on myself to hunt for the best gift. I spend too many hours shopping at the store or online. Don't get me wrong, I love giving gifts, but Christmas has become a busy time of year for me. And I would rather spend with people around a roaring fire and some eggnog than shopping.

That's why I am highlighting my stationery as a gift idea. It's easy to purchase and it's perfect for the people in your life that like to send out #HappyMail. Or this is the perfect time of year to send out mail - this can be a lonely time of year for someone! ((end pitch)) :)

Thanks Rachael for the photos!
with joy,
Aneta Nina

Shop give with JOY this Christmas!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

you guys...

WOW thank you! Thank you for bringing my shop to 300 sales. Thank you for supporting my work - My dreams - And my designs.

I seriously love what I do. I love reading notes about how my cards were used and the joy they bring. That's why I began my shop.

I love when brides ask me to design their wedding invites and I am able to help them save on their invite budget. That's why I began my shop.

I started my shop to bring a little joy. That joy is in the work I put into my cards and designs and hopefully the joy people feel when they receive a handwritten letter.

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to use my talents and to play a small role in inspiring joy.

Let's celebrate with a special sale! Here's 20% off now through November 30th: Coupon Code 300YAY (($10 minimum)).

Shop now! ((if you want too, of course))

Here are some of my favorites:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Letter to My Husband - Three Years Later

Handsome Steve,
You, you are ah-mazing! I love how people fall in love with you the moment they have a conversation with you. You are one of the most real people I know. You don't seem to care what people think, especially when you wear your pjs and crocs to run an errand. I even say your outfit is silly, yet you walk in confidence ((as you should)).

You have taught me to be more gracious. You have built me up in God's word. You remind me that my self-worth is not in what people say, but what God says.

You forgive me when my mouth speaks quicker than my brain can control. You give me second chances when my sighs are heavier than my smiles.

In the last three years we have grown deeper. We seriously have become the best of friends ((we should probably get matching necklaces, yours can say BEST and mine FRIENDS)). We have high school as a sweet memory but are future ones hold even more as long as we continue to invest in our marriage. More importantly, as we continue to pursue a life deeply rooted in who God has created for us to be.

XO - here's to many more years!

So last month, we celebrated marriage. We celebrated us. We celebrated three years as Mr. and Mrs. We celebrated our growth. We celebrated each other. And we were fortunate enough to celebrate on the east coast. A little of my heart is in Boston and Portland (Maine).

Enjoy the photos.

I found a handmade shop
I enjoyed the T in Boston