Adventures in North Carolina: Oak Island

Our most recent trip was to Oak Island, a seaside town on the southeast coast of North Carolina. Less commercialized than the ever amazing Wrightsville Beach, this is the perfect little town for a relaxing beach weekend. We spent most of our time on beautiful Long Beach, walking for miles with no end in sight. Long Beach allows dogs year round, which is one of the major reasons we decided to visit. We love including our pup on our trips and he loves it just as much. This was his first trip to the ocean and once he stopped barking at the waves he really started loving the beach. He was soaked in salt and sand, spent hours chasing the birds and discovered a real distaste for the pelicans. It might be because I’m not accustomed to seeing pelicans on a regular basis, but I actually really like them. They fascinate me and are entertaining to watch as they plop into the water looking for their next meal.
If you’re in Carolina and looking for the perfect little beach town getaway, this is it. The only thing about this trip that I didn’t like was the fact that we couldn’t stay longer.
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New Goodies & A New Look

Just a little update to announce all of the new goodies in the shop and also mention that we’re making some changes to the look of the blog. Drop me a comment and let me know what you think. I’m loving how much cleaner the layout is and that the photos are much larger than they used to be.

 

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Ombré Thank You Note Card Sets in Aqua & Orange

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Adventures in Charlotte: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

A couple weeks ago, we went to visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. We are on a mission to explore Charlotte and we’re having so much fun while we’re at it. The DSBG is about 20 minutes south of Charlotte, near the NC/SC border, in Belmont.  It was a beautiful, albeit steamy day, capping off at around 95 degrees. We were only there a couple hours, but managed to walk all of the grounds and snap some good photos. Our last botanical garden visit was to The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC and in comparison the DSBG is much smaller, but still absolutely beautiful. Definitely worth the trip.

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Hennel Paper Co. is moving!

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We’re packing up and preparing to make the move from Detroit, MI to Charlotte, NC. The shop is going to be closed from noon Friday, June 13 (EST) until Saturday, June 21. All orders placed by noon on Friday will be shipped out the same day. We’ve got a long list of things to do, like packing for instance, while we’re waiting for the moving truck to get here this Friday. We can’t wait to get down there and give you an update on what I’m sure is set to be an interesting journey. We’re so very excited for this new adventure. Here we come, Charlotte.

Behind the scenes with our Father’s Day cards

A behind the scenes view at the making of our new Father’s Day cards. I just love the difference between the black and white drawing and the finished art, don’t you? It’s so exciting to see them come to life.

Don’t forget, Father’s Day is June 15th! You can find all of our cards here in the shop and also on Etsy.

Follow us on Instagram @jaymesloan for more behind the scene peeks.

 

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Wishing you a smooth Father's Day.
Wishing you a smooth Father’s Day.

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