M Calligraphy Turns Two!

M Calligraphy Turns Two!

Well, here we are again with another M Calligraphy birthday and WOW that year flew by. And somehow, this August 2017 has brought the most steady stream of booked business I think my lil inbox has ever received. It's overwhelming in the absolute best way — I love so. much. that y'all think to reach out to M Calligraphy for all of your special days, I love when my oldest friends send me a note that I am the only calligrapher they thought to email, I love when a new name I don't recognize signs up for Madeleine Mailings, I love when I finish a job and have all of five minutes before it's time to start the next 200 envelopes. I can't tell y'all how much I love all of it, and saying Thank You doesn't begin to cover it. 

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Hey hey, August. Your resident camp girl, here.

Hey hey, August. Your resident camp girl, here.

Aaaaah, August. The end of summer, the start of school. Well - used to be.

August used to represent a heavy-hitting month of summer camp, back to school, and an *insane* amount of errands in between. Target runs. Doctor’s appointments. Office Depot trips. The time of year when everyone has the exact. same. to-do list.  

Though a fast-paced hot mess, I always looked forward to the month. Gave our house a sense of purpose again. Growing up, I spent my last two weeks of summer each year at Camp Mystic - the actual best place on earth. Down in the Texas Hill Country on the Guadalupe River, situated in the greenest stretch and populated with the most genuine of folk. Mystic is pretty much solely responsible for the rose-colored glasses I like to view the world through.

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New year, new word.

New year, new word.

Always feels a little weird to already be in a new year, but 2017 doesn't happen to feel that foreign. In fact, feels like she arrived right on time. I was ready for a fresh face and all the oozing optimism that comes with January 1st. 2016 was full of huge moments for me [insert: graduation, new job, travel dabbles, flourishing business, and all the hype/fear associated with each of those things] but often times huge moments cause a stir rather than giving comfort. 2017: I am all too ready for you to make things a *bit* more comfortable.

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It's beginning to look a lot liiiiike...

It's beginning to look a lot liiiiike...

Christmas is in 40 days. SO. CLOSE. 

I had a light weekend. It was all too much like myself to find something to fill it with instead of enjoying the quiet, and I think y'all will be very glad that I did. Today commences my [personal] holiday season — Judge all you want that I've kicked off too early, but the holidays are too feel-good to let them only last the month of December. I like to pad on a little extra time. 

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Fall Feels

Fall Feels

Two months too long since I vowed to keep this space updated with the goings on of M Calligraphy - yikes! It would be entirely too daunting to try and play blog catch-up. Tell me who has that kind of time. Instead, I'm sharing with you a few of my favorite fall highlights from the dark black hole that is Instagram. I figured this would be a more funky way to share a bit about where my focus has been:

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