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Tutorial: How to automate and print addresses on envelopes using custom fonts

December 18, 2017

Hi friends, happy Monday! Although this post might be a little late for the Holiday season, I thought I would share with you a quick little tutorial on how to automate and print addresses on envelopes using custom fonts. This is a perfect way to quickly print addresses on your envelopes using gorgeous calligraphy fonts! Aka: like this beautiful one HERE that I used for the sample (highly recommend it). Note: I did use InDesign and Numbers for this tutorial and will try to take a stab at using Word for those without InDesign.

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See the video below for the full process and the step-by-step tutorial below on how to automate and print addresses on envelopes using custom calligraphy fonts!

–  VIDEO HERE –   |   – TEMPLATE HERE + HERE –   |   –  FONT HERE  –

TUTORIAL STEPS

1. Setup excel/numbers and input addresses (Get Numbers Template HERE or Excel template HERE)

2. Export to CSV (without any empty cells)

3. Create Document in InDesign File (ex: 7”x5”)

4. Create 2 text boxes: One for the name and one for address (fill with placeholder text)

5. Style Each text box: font, spacing, formatting you wish to use on envelope

6. Setup ‘Character Styles’ for each box – Highligth the text, choose — ‘Type’ — ‘Character Styles’ — Choose ‘New Character Style’

7. Under ‘Data Merge’ Choose ‘Select Date Source’

8. Set each ‘source’ to coordinate with the text boxes. – Highlight the typed out name and select ‘name’ under ‘data source’ — repeat with address

9. Under ‘Data Merge’ choose ‘ Create Merged Document’

10. Fix and names that need slight adjustments

11. Save as PDF or Print for a 5×7 setup (this depends on your printer).

 

And please let me know if you have any questions!

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Just a few practical gifts for Christmas

December 7, 2017

Hi friends, as I’m pulling together my list of gifts to purchase I started to realize how I needed to find a few more practical gifts for Christmas. As much as I love getting a candle, chocolate, or some gift cards, it is always fun getting practical gifts that you will actually use (and didn’t think of getting yourself). So, I pulled a few that I either have and recommend or might just be purchasing this year for my friends!

Practical Gifts for Christmas

Practical Gifts for Christmas

  1. BAGGU TOTES: These are literally perfect for using when going on quick trips for the weekend. Put your snacks in one, your shoes in another, etc. Highly recommend!
  2. BAG-ALL: You’ve seen me post about these before..cuz I love them. I hate being unorganized and I think these are perfect for the trendy traveler!
  3. CANISTERS: I personally like these and might gift to a friend WITH my lettering on the front of them. Practical and unique
  4. THE LAUNDRESS: I have yet to purchase this product..but I need it. They have some for traveling, for baby, and for everyday use..and it’s super cute.
  5. DAILY GOALS: This is perfect for him or for her! It’s super neutral and practical for anyone, really.
  6. MITTENS: Because who the heck couldn’t use another pair of mittens in the bitter cold!
  7. CORD TACOS: Partially loved it because of the name, but also because the endless tangling of cords is highly annoying.
  8. CLOCK: I know we don’t tend to use clocks as much..but I think this could be the cutest alarm clock that is unique (as I would actually use it)!

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A Chic Holiday Collection for Christmas Cards and Gifts

November 30, 2017

So excited to share with you not only my new WAX SEALS but also a chic holiday collection for Christmas cards and gifts! I was highly inspired by the new Hearth & Hand line over at Target and couldn’t help but create a few pretty products that would work with it. That may or may not includes some gorgeous envelope postage, customizable envelope labels, gift wrapping ideas, and even some pretty little gift tags! Take a peek below to see the full collection!

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Or take a peek at a few pretties below (images linked to the products)!

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Cozy outfit styles for the Holidays

November 30, 2017

ight alsSo somehow it’s almost already December, whaaat!? It honestly came way too soon and doesn’t even feel like it could be Christmas soon…this 55 degree here in Wisconsin doesn’t help (yet I really don’t mind that temp). But with that all being said, I needed to start thinking of some cozy outfit styles for the Holidays, as I have a lot going on next month! I pulled a few dresses I’ve been eyeing up, just in case a fancy little Holiday party pops up, but also a feel comfy cozy sweaters that could work for just about anything. Take a peek and enjoy your last day of November!

Cozy outfit styles for the Holidays

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The perfect winter box that empowers women

November 28, 2017

Hi friends, as you know I really don’t get out all too often and ‘pamper’ myself, so when I received the cutest little box last week I thought I should share ;)  Beyond it being a mini pampering kit for myself, it is also the perfect winter box that empowers women. You probably are wondering what that even means, so let me explain. I was recently connected with this lovely lady named Erinn over at Bridging Her Story who shared with me her new subscription box business called Bridgebox. Bridgebox is a quarterly subscription box that is curated for women entrepreneurs just like me (and you).  Ones who not only deserve a little self-love and relaxation but are also able to connect with other lovely women who are doing what they love and putting their handmade products out into the world.

The perfect winter box that empowers women :: Saffron Avenue

Here’s why I’m digging this new subscription box idea:  With each thoughtfully curated item, there is a description and background of each lady boss who was inspired to do what they love. So, you get to know the ladies behind it and get the opportunity to support them!  As a bonus, you also receive a personal/business development exercise for you to put to use…I’m talking to all of you ‘goal diggers’ out there (as Jenna Kutcher would say ;).  Not only that, but I was surprised by the goodies inside..because I typically don’t use all of the items in subscription boxes (especially not together) but this one is different! I literally plan to take a night for myself this week and put these items to use. I’ll take a bath (with the bath tea), grab my current book (and use my new bookmark), I’ll work on my goals (using the exercise provided), and finish with trying the new Ambre Blend fragrance.

The perfect winter box that empowers women :: Saffron Avenue

Not only that, but the box came at the perfect time..when I was decorating for Christmas (in which the little print is perfect) and while doing whole30 and obsessed with nut butter (which you can see below). With that being said, let me just chat about how freakin’ excited I was when I saw the Revival Food Co. almond butter…because FRIENDS, considering I’m on whole30 and insanely obsessed with chai lattes, I opened it immediately to taste…and it was AHhhmazing. I literally wish I could triple this jar in size because it will be gone in a week, guaranteed.

So, take a peek over at BRIDGEBOX here if you think it might be perfect for yourself or for a lady boss who might need some extra TLC. And if so, feel free to use the code: saffronavenue15 to get 15% off (annually or quarterly). Now I’ll let you check that out while I go eat some chai almond butter..no joke, I’m literally going to eat some with a banana ;)

The perfect winter box that empowers women :: Saffron Avenue

The perfect winter box that empowers women :: Saffron Avenue

Lastly, I don’t wear aprons very often, but now that I’m making more healthy meals and plan to be hosting a few dinners for the Holidays, this adorable and recycled apron is going to be put to use!

The perfect winter box that empowers women :: Saffron Avenue

The perfect winter box that empowers women :: Saffron Avenue

The perfect winter box that empowers women :: Saffron Avenue

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And little curry wanted to say hello ;)

The perfect winter box that empowers women :: Saffron Avenue

Bright and Cheery Lemon Desktop Wallpaper

July 1, 2017

Friends, I can’t tell you enough how obsessed I am with this bright and cheery lemon desktop wallpaper! It’s perfect for Spring and Summer and literally cheers me up every time I open my computer or turn on my phone. This actually might be one of my top favorite wallpapers to date..am I right?!

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