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Austin, TX, 78721
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Round Up: Q3 Paper + Craft Pantry Book Club Picks

Pei Sim


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Happy July!

We voted on our Q3 book club reads and are so excited to dive into these three new books with you from July-September. Our book clubs are open to anyone who wants to attend, and we welcome everyone with open arms :)

If you’re new around here, here is what you can expect with our book club:

  1. We are sharing our book picks by the quarter. So you’ll be able to get an idea of what books are coming up!

  2. Book club nights will take place on the last Wednesday of each month from 6pm-7:15pm.

  3. Book club members are invited to bring a snack to share at the meeting and we’ll provide a glass of wine- you guys voted for snacks + wine :)

  4. Book club members will vote on the next quarters books!

  5. We’re committed to making this year the best year yet for book club- and are asking you to join us. Make reading a part of your routine, carve out that one time a month to join us in our studio, better yet, invite a friend to join us. Book club is meant to keep us connected in this busy, busy world!

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Q3 Books + Meeting Dates

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July’s Book:

Normal People by Sally Rooney

July Meeting:

Wednesday, July 31st 2019 | 6pm-7:15pm


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August’s Book:

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

August Meeting:

Wednesday, August 28th 2019 | 6pm-7:15pm


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September’s Book:

The Gold Finch by Donna Tartt

September Meeting:

Wednesday, September 25th | 6pm-7:15pm


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Want to join the Paper + Craft Pantry Book Club in 2019?

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AROUND AUSTIN: SUMMER EATS 2019

Pei Sim


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We’ve noticed a huge increase in out of town visitors at the shop the past few weeks and it’ll likely continue as so many people like to visit Austin in the Summer time!

And I’ve personally had so many out of town visitors the past few weeks it’s actually been really fun showing them around. Let’s be real, it’s also been really fun playing tourist myself :)

There’s definitely no shortage of great local spots everywhere, and even new ones that keep popping up it can be hard to even keep up. But I do have a few places in my back pocket that (for better or worse- I know everyone has very strong opinions about food these days lol) are my go to places.

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Here’s what made the top 10 list of place I take out of towners to eat:

La Barbecue- Everyone has their favorite joint in town and this is my personal favorite.

Hopdoddy- Two words, truffle fries.

Pinthouse Pizza- I love that they have a gf option using cauliflower pizza crusts- plus their pint house salad is one of my favorites! I sub out the poppyseed dressing with their peppercorn vinaigrette and it’s SO good.

Tiny Boxwoods- Hands down my favorite spot for breakfast or lunch, in by far the cutest little restaurant. I only order two things on their menu, their eggs + avocado or their burger (sub for a gluten free pita crust = a burger burrito), you can thank me later after you order the unofficial burger burrito ;)

Komé- My go-to sushi spot in town. Huge fan of of their nigiri!

Bento Picnic- Because in between all the “heavier” meals, you need something on the healthier side. I love the combination of pickled veggies and sticky rice with quinoa. This place was particularly delicious for one of my friends who was vegan!

Tumble 22- Not like I need friends visiting for an excuse to go get fried chicken, but my friend visiting from the NE wanted fried chicken and I was not going to object! I get the hot chicken and always get the kale slaw, potato salad plus extra pickles. I love that they have a wimpy option for those not into spice!

Veracruz Tacos- A visit to Austin isn’t complete without breakfast tacos is it? Also the one located more North has a coffee shop tucked in- and I had a horchata espresso that was delicious.

Milk & Cookies - Right next to Tiny Boxwoods, they have a grab and go counter serving up all the coffee + pastries of your dreams.

Nadamoo Scoop Shop- I’ve only had Nadamoo once, many moons ago and I was honestly just indifferent about it, but holy moly- the chocolate peanut butter scoop I got in a gf waffle cone was so good. It definitely didn’t taste dairy free and I’m so glad my vegan friend wanted to swing by!

Where are some of your favorite spots to go to when friends visit?

Tell us in the comments below :)









Round Up: Q2 Paper + Craft Pantry Book Club Picks

Pei Sim


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Happy April!

In case you missed it, we’re doing things a little differently this year and want to invite you to join our Paper + Craft Pantry Book Club! We had a really great time growing our “new” book club through Q1 and are excite to dive into our new 3 books for the second quarter.

If you’re new around here, here is what you can expect with our book club:

  1. We are sharing our book picks by the quarter. So you’ll be able to get an idea of what books are coming up!

  2. Book club nights will take place on the last Wednesday of each month from 6pm-7:15pm.

  3. Book club members are invited to bring a snack to share at the meeting and we’ll provide a glass of wine- you guys voted for snacks + wine :)

  4. Book club members will vote on the next quarters books!

  5. We’re committed to making this year the best year yet for book club- and are asking you to join us. Make reading a part of your routine, carve out that one time a month to join us in our studio, better yet, invite a friend to join us. Book club is meant to keep us connected in this busy, busy world!

Q2 Books + Meeting Dates

Paper + Craft Pantry 2019 Book Club- January- March book picks!

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April’s Book:

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

April Meeting:

Wednesday, April 24th 2019 | 6pm-7:15pm


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May’s Book:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

May Meeting:

Wednesday, May 29th 2019 | 6pm-7:15pm


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June’s Book:

The Keeper Of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

June Meeting:

Wednesday, June 26th | 6pm-7:15pm

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Want to join the Paper + Craft Pantry Book Club in 2019?

Fill out this form to join us!

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I want to become a book club member! *

Round Up: Best Stationery For An Intentional Year

Pei Sim


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Staring the year off right means so many things, mindset, picking a word, setting new goals… the list can go on!

We’re here to help you set yourself up for an intentional year- no matter what your intention may be with some of our favorite stationery that are tried and true. We tested out all of these, and even personally use these in our every day so you know it’s good ;)

Sometimes, setting yourself up for success is as simple as having the right tools at your fingertips- in this case, the right stationery!

Best Writing Tools For An Intentional Year:

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The Paper + Craft Pantry Blog: “Pulp Storage” pen container for storing all your writing tools for the year!

Having something to write with is the key to getting all of those ideas that pop into your head, down on paper! Come by our shop and test out our amazing collection of pens and find your favorite. We think everyone should have their go-to black ink pen!


Best notepads For An Intentional Year:

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Whether you are weekly or monthly overview kind of person, there’s nothing quite like being able to look over what you have coming up at a glance. Having it all in one place to serve as a visual reminder is an incredible way to spread out all your to-dos and meetings so you don’t get overwhelmed.

We also think weekly notepads are a great way to track your to-dos!


Best Correspondences + Notes For An Intentional Year

The Paper + Craft Pantry Blog: The best notecards and correspondence for a personal and intentional year.

We can all agree that snail mail just makes every day better. Taking the time to write a thoughtful thank you note or just sending someone something just because can help spread a little more kindness out into the world.

There’s no better way to be prepared for any and all occasions than to have a stack of your go-to cards and notes. That way, when the mood strikes to write- you’ve got everything you need right there in your desk drawer :)


Best Office + Desk Supplies For An Intentional Year:

The Paper + Craft Pantry Blog: Some of our favorite desk supplies that help us stay inspired and productive.
The Paper + Craft Pantry Blog: The best stationery for an intentional year.

Taking the time to have systems in place, organization tools at your finger tips and things that will help you stay motivated and on task may be the key(s) to work days that just flow.

Store important papers in file folders, use clips to hold documents together, store all your favorite pens in a case (one for your desk and one that you take with you!)

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What are some of your favorite tools and stationery to stay focused and intentional today, and every day? Tell us more in the comments below!

Round Up: Q1 Paper + Craft Pantry Book Club Picks

Pei Sim


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New year, new books y’all!

We’re doing things a little differently this year and want to invite you to join our Paper + Craft Pantry Book Club! We’ve hosted book club meetings in our studio since we opened and have read so many wonderful books along the way. We’ve also had the honor of meeting so many of y’all!

In true to us fashion, we still want our book clubs to be low stress and inclusive. Here are some things you can expect:

  1. We are sharing our book picks by the quarter. So you’ll be able to get an idea of what books are coming up!

  2. Book club nights will take place on the last Wednesday of each month from 6pm-7:15pm.

  3. Book club members are invited to bring a snack to share at the meeting and we’ll provide a glass of wine- you guys voted for snacks + wine :)

  4. Book club members will vote on the next quarters books!

  5. We’re committed to making this year the best year yet for book club- and are asking you to join us. Make reading a part of your routine, carve out that one time a month to join us in our studio, better yet, invite a friend to join us. Book club is meant to keep us connected in this busy, busy world!

Q1 Books + Meeting Dates

Paper + Craft Pantry 2019 Book Club- January- March book picks!

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January’s Book:

Eleanor Elephant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

January Meeting:

Wednesday, January 30th 6pm-7:15pm

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February’s Book:

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

February Meeting:

Wednesday, February 27th 6pm-7:15pm

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March’s Book:

Work Play by Jaclyn Johnson

March Meeting:

Wednesday, March 27th 6pm-7:15pm

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Paper Craft Pantry Austin Book Club January- March Book Selection.

Want to join the Paper + Craft Pantry Book Club in 2019?

Fill out this form to join- our first meeting will be on January 30th 2019 at 6p

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Round Up: Our Favorite Halloween D.I.Y. Party Projects

Pei Sim


Paper Craft Pantry blog round up of easy halloween party decoration ideas!

Call all your friends because we are going help you throw the best Halloween bash ever!

It’s time to use all your creativity and make some D.I.Y decor that will add that perfect personal touch to any event! Here are a few fun projects and pictures to help you get inspired.

We’ve done the research for you and rounded up some of our favorite halloween inspired D.I.Y.s just in time for some last minute party ideas!

SPIDER WEB TABLE CLOTH/PHOTO WALL

This is a perfect and super versatile project that can be used in many different ways to decorate! Although we may not love having an ACTUAL spider web in our house, we will let this one slide. (:

The Paper + Craft Pantry Blog: Spider Web D.I.Y table cloth spread out on a table with other decor.
The Paper + Craft Pantry Blog: Spider Web D.I.Y. table cloth hung up and used as a table cloth.

Photo Credit: The House that Lars Built

GHOST PINATAS

BOO! How could you be scared by these adorable ghost pinatas?!? They make for the perfect decor piece and as traditional use - hitting them for candy!

The Paper + Craft Pantry Blog: Black and white D.I.Y. ghost pinatas hung up making for the perfect decor or for the traditional use.

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PUMPKIN BALLOON BACKDROP

Depending on how big of an event this is, you could go ALL OUT with this pumpkin balloon display that seriously makes for the perfect photo wall. It might look like an overwhelming task to create, but this tutorial shows that it’s easier to do then you might think!

The Paper + Craft Pantry Blog: Pumpkin ballon backdrop hung up on a large wall making for the perfect photo wall.

Photo credit: The House that Lars Built

SPIDER STICKS:

Anyone with a fear of spiders might not want to participate in this D.I.Y. but we think it makes for a super fun party prop! It’s super easy and quick to make while still looking amazing.

The Paper Craft Pantry Blog: Spider D.I.Y. ballon being used on a stick as a party prop.

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PRINTABLE PARTY FAVOR POPPERS

Did you say printable? You know we’re all about those freebies! This project makes for a great (and delicious) thank you gift for your party guests. It also gives you an excuse to eat a few pieces of treats while you stuff them inside your popper (it’s okay..we wont tell).

The Paper + Craft Pantry Blog: D.I.Y Halloween party poppers make for the best gift and fun activity for any event.

Photo credit: Oh Happy Day

We hope you enjoyed this round up and that it helped you get ideas for any Halloween celebration you join!! And thanks to all of these amazing creators that constantly inspire with their creativity and talent. How will YOU be spending Halloween this year?