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Wallpaper Wednesday - Christmas Edition!

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It's officially the most wonderful time of year! Kat and I had our last show of 2017 this past weekend in Nashville so we're ready to slow things down a bit and enjoy the season. We've had to play catch up a little to ensure we don't miss any of our traditions but we're slowly getting them all checked off!

One tradition we haven't brought back yet since resurrecting the blog is Wallpaper Wednesday. What better reason to kick off our first one than a Christmas edition?! You've probably decked the halls as this point but have you given your tech gear a holiday makeover? We have two different designs available for download so go ahead and give your devices a festive upgrade!

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Happy Wallpaper Wednesday and Happy holidays to you and your family!

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2017 Holiday Gift Guides

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

DRUMROLL PLEASE!!! It basically feels like Christmas morning over here because we've been so excited to release our 10 gift guides for the holiday season. We've searched high and low for both splurges and steals for all the ladies in your life. Because shopping small is so close to our hearts, we made sure to include at least one small biz in every guide. A lot of our guides include women-owned, mom-owned, and locally-owned small businesses so we hope you'll show them some love! Whether you're from the south, became a mom this year, or love to rack up those frequent flyer miles- we've got you covered! Gifts are our love language so you can trust that we took this task very seriously. Without further ado...

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SPLURGE

ONE. FANCY CANDLE $64
FIVE. SET OF 4 MONOGRAM WINE GLASSES $60

STEAL

TWO. TABLE TOPICS $25
THREE. CHEERS COCKTAIL NAPKINS $9
FOUR. GUEST SOAPS $23

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SPLURGE 

TWO. VELVET RING BOX $75
THREE. KNEE LENGTH KIMONO ROBE $68

STEAL

ONE. THANK YOU NOTES $14
FOUR. JUST ENGAGED ORNAMENT $20.95
FIVE. CHAMPAGNE CORK SAFE $13.50

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SPLURGE

THREE. GLAMGLOW FACE MASK TRIO $39
FOUR. VANITY MIRROR $58.99
FIVE. HAIR TOOLS BAG $30

STEAL

ONE. CANVAS COSMETIC BAG $18
TWO. MODERN MAKEUP REMOVER $22

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SPLURGE

TWO. BLUETOOTH RECORD PLAYER $99
FOUR. WATERPROOF BLUETOOTH SPEAKER $100

STEAL

ONE. SING IT BACK MUSIC TRIVIA GAME $12
THREE. CHRISTMAS VINYL RECORDS $20

It's time to officially shop away! We hope you make someone's day with one of these finds and we'll even let you take all the credit! 

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Happy Thanksgiving + Free Printable

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Happy Thanksgiving friends! We have so much to be thankful for this year and that includes you. We are constantly overwhelmed with the love and support that our friends, family, and customers show to When it Rains Paper Co. Kat and I truly enjoy what we do and it's only made possible by your support. 

It's not much but we wanted to give back in a small way to all of you. We designed this Thanksgiving print for our mom's kitchen last year and wanted to share! She went with a simple black and white theme but we've got 6 different color schemes you can choose from. Simply click on the color you want to download the PDF. You can use as your desktop wallpaper, print and frame, change to your iPhone background - whatever your heart desires!

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours! We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy some much needed rest and time with your loved ones. It's officially the most wonderful time of year!

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Buttermilk Pie Recipe

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When I think of my grandmother, I think of cooking. She ran a restaurant in Macon, GA when my mom was growing up and her food is the most delicious southern cuisine you’ve ever tasted. She passed down her love of cooking to my mom and then to Cason and I.  (We’re all just trying to keep up with her skills. Maybe one day?)

I was racking my brain with what recipe to share with y’all for Thanksgiving and finally settled on Grandmother’s buttermilk pie. It’s what dreams are made of.  I know what you’re thinking…buttermilk pie? Who makes a pie out of buttermilk? You’re just going to have to trust me on this. It’s a southern delicacy in our family and now you can share it with yours!

Buttermilk Pie

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • uncooked pie shell
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Step 1 | Combine sugar, flour, and salt. Stir in well-beaten eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, and vanilla.

Step 2 | Pour filling into uncooked pie shell and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. (Grandmother says you need to keep an eye on it!) Sometimes it cooks faster and sometimes it takes a little longer depending on your oven. If the top of the pie or crust is getting brown before it's ready just lay a piece of foil over it. 

Step 3 | Remove from oven and allow pie to cool before serving. I think it’s served best warm. Enjoy!

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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HERE'S WHAT YOU MISSED

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Guess who’s back??? Back again. Shady’s back (we’re totally not shady BUT please tell a friend). First things first, we owe you an apology. We didn’t even say goodbye and I guess that is kinda shady. Blogging is A LOT of work and to be honest, we just got burnt out. Whether it was the topics or the frequency of posts, we set unrealistic expectations for ourselves. We got to a point with our business where we didn’t know how to balance everything. Our content didn’t feel very rich and it was the easy thing on our plate to turn away from. Not this time! We’re feeling super energized and ready to feel the sense of community that blogging brings. We probably won’t post as often as we used to, but when we do, we promise it will be worth it.

With all of that said, hi friends! We’ve missed you and your constant support so much! It’s been 18 months since our last post so the very least we can do is catch you up. Here are the top 10 things you’ve missed since you last heard from us.

1. Kat turned 30!

This past summer we rang in Kat’s 30th birthday in Key West. Complete with flower crown night, a private boat charter, and the nightly Duval Crawl, it was a blogger’s dream. I won’t reveal too much now, you’ll most likely see lot’s more of this trip including a brand new Key West travel guide!

2. When it Rains Paper Co. website launch

Our clunky website finally got the makeover it deserved! We launched the new site last April but we still love it so much!

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3. We fell in love with Italy

What do you get when you combine German beer halls, sing-a-long Sound of Music tours, gondola and hot air balloon rides, and pasta making classes? Bliss. Heaven. Euphoria. All-the-dreamy-words! A good bit of summer 2016 was spent in Europe checking places and activities off of our bucket list. We visited Germany, Austria, and Italy but our final stop in Tuscany will never be topped. Ever.

4. We launched so many new products

When it Rains Paper Co. released several new lines since we last gave a business update. Here are just a few of our faves:

5. Mom got married

A lot of you who kept up with our last blog know that our dad passed away about 10 years ago. I’ll be honest, this was a bittersweet day for us but there is no one more deserving of happiness than my mom so we wouldn’t miss her special day for anything. Isn’t she so pretty?!

6. Official Pure Barre fanatics

Some you may remember we started Pure Barre before my 30th birthday trip to Miami. We picked it back up over the last year and officially hit our first milestone – 100 classes!

7. Etsy featured shop

EEEEK! Last August, we were selected as Etsy’s featured shop. With almost 2 million shops on Etsy, this was HUGE. Our frantic photoshoot and interview with Etsy were quite entertaining. Read the entire article here.

8. Bupper club still going strong

For those of you joining us for the first time, Kat and I are part of a Bupper Club. (Bupper Club, noun 1. Another term for book club + supper club. 2. A group of girls who like to read, eat, and talk about it.) Here are some of our favorite books you missed over the last 18 months:

9. We launched our wholesale program

The biggest When it Rains Paper Co. development over the last year has been the launch of our wholesale program and first ever catalog! It’s been a TON of work, maybe more than we planned for but it’s definitely the direction we want to go in. We’ll get into this in a future business post but Kat and I really want to spend less time doing order fulfillment and more time designing new products and getting them into retail stores. Maybe we’re already in a store near you!

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10. We traveled…a lot

Honestly did you expect anything less from us? It’s no surprise that we work hard so that we can play hard. Here are some of the adventures you missed. I see so many future travel guides!

Happy November y’all! It feels good to be back.

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