Thursday, April 17, 2014

Our Trip to Jupiter, Florida

Hello Everyone! We're back from Florida and had such a fun time enjoying the warm weather :) Mister and I went down with our cousin Kristen and her daughter, Aubrey for the first leg of the trip. and then my parents and hubby came down later in the week. A few big things happened while we there, Mister learned how to crawl (!!!!!) and I picked up some new wholesale accounts for Pure Joy Paperie. If you're in Jupiter, Florida you can now shop for my prints at Left Bank Arts and at Blueline Surf & Paddle Co.! It was fun walking around and wholesaling, I had to be really bold and just walk right in and sell, sell, sell. I'm not used to that but I guess it's a good skill to have under my belt. Also, Mister was on my hip so I think that helped :)

Here are a few pics from the trip:

My friend Patty's new kitchen showroom, Waterview Kitchens

literally walking around, wholesaling.

Dune Dog Lunch = fat but amazing

family selfie

could you eat his legs??

paddle boarding

another family selfie

mister loving the pool!

And a video of Mister (sort of) crawling for the first time: 


We love Jupiter, and therefore, I of course had to create something: 

print available in the shop

If you're planning on a trip to FLA, I highly recommend Jupiter! You fly into West Palm Beach and it's about a 25 minute drive North. I can give you all the places to go, just email me :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Always Better When We're Together Print

I just got the cutest order ever, if orders can be cute. I've had my Jack Johnson ALWAYS BETTER WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER print in the shop for quite some time and get lots of orders with custom requests to have couple's names and their wedding dates printed on the bottom. They make the perfect wedding and anniversary gifts and look awesome framed in a simple white frame.

A dad emailed me the other day and had me customize the print with his family on the bottom which I thought was the sweetest thing ever. I changed the name for privacy purposes but look how cute:

Available in most standard sizes at Pure Joy Paperie

Thursday, March 20, 2014


So I've been using the Johnson's Baby Head-to-Toe wash since Mister was born because that's what I thought I was supposed to use and they gave us a bunch to take home from the hospital. Mister has very sensitive skin and I've noticed more and more eczema as he's gotten older. I hate to see his precious skin so dry so I've been slabbing on the baby lotion and aquaphor twice daily. It does help but the eczema is still there so I decided it was time to try something different, enter Aveeno Baby.

I bought the Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash and the Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream last week and can already see a difference. His eczema has almost disappeared, and the wash is so much creamier and smoother on his skin. After the bath I put the lotion on with the aquaphor over it to seal it in. I thought I would share since I've heard from a lot of other mommies experiencing similar problems! I say give Aveeno a try, Mister is clearly happy :)

Mister happy in the bath in Florida
What do you use for baby's skin??

This is not a sponsored post

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Quick & Easy Banana Blueberry Muffins

I made these the other morning and got rave reviews from our visitors this weekend. Muffins seem to be that one snack no one can deny. These muffins are so easy to make and are so soft and sweet, bursting with blueberries.

SO here is what you need:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt 
3 large bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 - 2 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries

Here is what you do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.
3. Bake in preheated oven. Bake mini muffins for 10 to 15 minutes

This recipe was adapted from

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New! Monogrammed Notecards

Spring is ALMOST here and I'm so excited to introduce our new line of social stationery :) Each set can be personalized with your name or initials and is double-sided with super fun summery patterns. 

Sets come in an eco-friendly kraft box, perfect for gift-giving!

Set of 20 cards, $30

fun, right?!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Luncheon Recipe :: Panzanella Salad

I had a few girlfriends and their babes over yesterday and made this delicious panzanella salad from The Barefoot Contessa's How easy Is That cookbook. It was so delicious and will definitely be a staple in the Joy household. 

Here is what you need: 

Good olive oil 
1 loaf of fresh ciabatta or french bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups). I go to Beldotti Bakery in Stamford for my bread, it is out of this world! 
Kosher salt 
1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and sliced 1/4 inch thick 
1 red bell pepper, large diced 
1 yellow bell pepper, large diced 
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 
½ red onion, sliced in half rounds 
½ pound feta cheese, cut in ½-inch cubes 
½ cup Calamata olives, pitted

For the vinaigrette: 

2 cloves garlic, minced 
1 teaspoon dried oregano 
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
¼ cup good red wine vinegar 
1/2 cup good olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Here is what you do: 

Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add the bread cubes and sprinkle with salt; cook over low to medium heat, tossing frequently, for 5-10 minutes, until nicely browned. Add more olive oil as needed. 

Place the cucumber, red pepper, yellow pepper, tomatoes and red onion in a large bowl. 

For the vinaigrette, whisk together the garlic, oregano, mustard, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper. While still whisking, add the olive oil and make an emulsion. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables. Add the feta, olives and bread cubes and mix together lightly. Set aside for 30 minutes for the flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature.

It is so good, I promise your friends will love this! 

Brian's beautiful girlfriend Harper
Brian with his other girlfriend, Avellina. Not pictured: girlfriends 3 & 4, Siena and Chloe.
We're off to Florida for a long weekend, so long brutal cold!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Invitations & Save the Dates!

Morning Lovelies :) I'm excited to be working on so many new projects at Pure Joy Paperie! I seem to be all over the place but I'm just taking it day by day and creating custom orders and designs that pop into my head. I've had the opportunity to work with a few brides this season and LOVE working with brides to be to make their visions come to life.

I wanted to share these nautical chart save the dates I just created for a Mount Desert, Maine wedding!

If you're interested, or know of anyone who is, please send them my way!