letterandlark Arrived home very late last night to the most lovely package of thoughtful & gorgeous things for our sweet Ana & for us... Cannot thank you enough, @hidinginhere !! Definitely went to bed with a happier heart. Xo 3d

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letterandlark Tomorrow marks 3 weeks that we got the biggest surprise ever (and having our world trine completely upside-down). Our little love decided not to wait any longer to meet us and I gave birth to a gorgeous, sweet baby girl, Ana, 6 weeks early. Little did we understand that she wasn't really ready for the outside world, and this has been our home for the last 20 days. While my husband and I have been incredibly private about the experience of having a premie & having our daughter in a special care unit for babies, at this point we decided to open up about it and ask for any well wishes, positive thoughts, love, & prayers for our little Ana. She has made so much progress but still needs to get strong enough to finally come home with us. This has been the hardest experience of my life, but within it I've found the greatest joy and love for the littlest person grew inside me. I love you Ana, with all my heart. Xo 1w
  •   tradeshowcamp I was just thinking about you this morning! Sending lots of love for all of you. Big hugs! 1w
  •   hidinginhere thinking about you! sawyer had to be readmitted to the hospital after he was born and it was torture being away from him. twenty days is a very long time. sending lots of love to sweet Ana and you two. xo 7d
  •   parrottdesign You, Ana, and Jeff are in our thoughts everyday. You are are SO strong, and Ana is just like her mumma! So proud of you. xoxox 6d
  •   sabrinascharm Sending love and light your way. 3d
  •   emilyblistein Love you all. Xoxoxo 3d
  •   angelaliguori With all the best wishes to you and Ana and to be home soon all together. xoxo 3d
  •   albertinepress Love and strength to you all. Colleen, I know you are going to be the most amazing mother and it sounds like you're just getting an early start. Ana is lucky to have you both. xoxo 2d
  •   lettucepress Sending warmth and light. Hoping Ana can go home soon!! 20h

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letterandlark Well, friends... It's time to let the cat outta the bag. I made the difficult decision to move my press & equipment to a home studio with a babe due in just a few weeks. I absolutely LOVE my studio at #MotherbrookArts and it's been amazing to help me grow, but I'm going to be a working mama soon and I think overall it will be the best thing or my family & my business. Spending today packing up & the big press move happens later on this week! As much as it sort of feels like taking a step back, in truth I know it will be a big step in the right decision for both the business but most importantly, this little bean who I am really looking forward to meeting. #sometimesrunningabusinessinvolvesalotofdifficultdecisions #movingyetagain #nothinglikemovingtwiceinyour3rdtrimester 4w
  •   katherine_jalaty good choice! i have my shop at home and as much as i sometimes think it would be nice to have it elsewhere the reality is that as a mom i really need it at home. good luck with the move! 4w
  •   mbbybrigid What a lucky babé to have a mama who is so mindful to both your needs. 4w
  •   solsurfur I think that's the perfect call. Best to you! @letterandlark 4w
  •   paperlovely I have a home based studio too! The setup is perfect for me right now with having a 2 year old son. Plus you can always just slip in there and get a few things done during those naps! 4w
  •   rbianculli It's a no brainer! So happy for you all! 4w
  •   kibrille My girl gonna be tree. I have a home bases studio and that's why i 've grown my business. I CAN work when she sleep and that's great! She love come un my studio and say to me "let me work maman i'm busy now". It'll be find! 4w
  •   bobalong_press A wise move. I am not home based at the moment and it's a huge struggle when you're a mum. I love my studio too but would have more time for everything if it was at my home. Good luck! 4w
  •   zorie_invitations @letterandlark good luck and you're making the right decision :) 4w

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letterandlark @angelaliguori gorgeous window display at the For the Love of Letterpress event, today 11-4! 4w

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letterandlark At the For the Love of Letterpress event at Studio Carta! Showing alongside @angelaliguori @parrottdesign @ladyfingersletterpress & @albertinepress today 11-4 #letterpress 4w

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letterandlark It's been a long while coming, but the two chairs I bought at a thrift store to reupholster (and ahem, instead ended up begging my poor husband into reupholstering for me when I got in over my head) are ALMOST done. One is basically done, except we need to somehow cover the staples on the sides of the back cushion. Excited to see these finished this week & finally have chairs for the new living room! The green is much nicer in person. 1mon

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letterandlark Wanted to show @focstudio #Cosmo and his saucer eyes when he attacks a toy. Immediately following the taping of this video, he misjudged my finger for the toy... MEGA OUCH. #catshavesharpclaws #dontholdthecattoydummy 1mon

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  •   letterandlark Sleep is apparently passé. Too uncomfortable in bed & worrying too much about my gigantic to do list so decided to call it even and get some work done. At least Cosmo is keeping me company... #happysaturdaymorning #didgettoseethesunrise #feelingprettydarnpreggo #sooooomuchtodobeforebebe 1mon
  •   sincerelyjackiepaper I did that the other night. It was 2am and I couldn't sleep because my to-do list was haunting me. I just sucked it up and got up to do some work. It was the only thing that could calm my mind. 1mon
  •   maydaystudio Welcome to motherhood! Bea (and me too, by default) was up at 6:45 this morning. 1mon
  •   gusandrubyletterpress Ugh I hear you! Due date today and woke up at 3:45... finally just got out of bed at 5. I hate to tell you it gets worse the last month:/ Hang in there!! 1mon
  •   cnunez22 Hang in there, mama! 1mon
  •   letterandlark @maydaystudio I keep telling myself at least it's a gentle transition into never sleeping, ha! @gusandrubyletterpress how are you doing?! Holy cow happy due date! I've still got 7 wks to go, and I did the SAME thing. Awake at 3:30, tossed & turned and called it even by 5. I'll be thinking of you lady!!! :) 1mon
  •   maydaystudio @letterandlark gentle is maybe not the word I would use (at least not today!), but it does seem to be status quo by the time babe arrives. And you could be the luckiest mama and get a babe who likes to sleep for hours! 1mon

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letterandlark Packing up freshly reprinted business cards for @jason_landry at #PanopticonGallery #letterpress #businesscards 1mon

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letterandlark 8 months & printing! Gotta be careful turning the crank at this point... #letterpress 1mon
  •   maydaystudio Looks familiar! And yeah, a poke in the belly from that handle can hurt! P.S. You look fantastic! Hope you're feeling good! 1mon
  •   maryhogan73 Soooo adorable!!!! 1mon
  •   emilyblistein I love this picture. 1mon
  •   parrottdesign Looking good!! 1mon
  •   dizidesi What a beautiful bump!!! I luv pregnant women and I LUVD being one too! 1mon
  •   sarah_hellomonday OMG!! How on earth did I miss that you are preggers?!?! Congrats girl!!! When are you due?? 1mon
  •   letterandlark @sarah_hellomonday -- oh geez! I sent you an email a long while back, did you never get it? Due in 7 weeks, I think a little over a month after you... So excited for you; you are SO close!! Xo 1mon
  •   sarah_hellomonday @letterandlark aah no! I don't think I got it unless it went to my spam?? Oh jeez I'm SO sorry!! I am so excited for you! I just can't believe I missed that you are pregnant! I swear this year must be THE year for babies :). Do you know what you are having? 1mon

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letterandlark Uber-proud of my friend Shannon for her print sold through #LandOfNod (such a nice surprise while going through my catalog just now)! Congrats, lady! @sassandperil 1mon
  •   sassandperil Thanks lady!! I haven't even gotten that catalog yet so that was a fun surprise! :) 1mon

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letterandlark Wrapping up a Woodland Animals Note Card Set to go out to an etsy shopper this chilly afternoon #letterpress 2mon
  •   maryhogan73 Mmmmm. I guess you can never have too many woodland animals on notecards, eh? 2mon

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letterandlark Yesterday we moved into a new home, a little white cottage in the woods, with so much help from so many dear friends and amazing family. This is our first real home and with a babe on the way, we are feeling very blessed to be in such a gorgeous place to finally start settling down. Here's a sneak peek of the stunning old (& working!!) fireplace. #amidreaming #feelingveryveryluckyandblessed #lotsoflovetomydears @cnunez22 @callagrace @leahmoonarrigo @leobonarrigo 2mon
  •   carriepony Congratulations! 2mon
  •   cnunez22 Love it! Happy to help...and here to help more whenever you need it! 2mon
  •   foxtrotpress I'm so, so excited for you!! Can't wait to see it all come together :) 2mon
  •   pecksy101 Beautiful!!! 2mon
  •   fatbunnypress Congratulations Colleen!!! 2mon
  •   parrottdesign So pretty!!! Glad the move went well! Cannot wait to see it in person. Let me know about the studio too! xo. P.S. I mailed something to your old address by mistake! 2mon
  •   letterandlark Thank you everyone! @parrottdesign -- I have a hunch I'll still be able to pick up that mail ;) 2mon
  •   callagrace I'm obsessed! 2mon

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letterandlark Morning snuggles with this guy. Little does he know we move into a new home tomorrow! #iloveCosmo #worryingaboutmycatsadjustingtoanewplace #crazycatlady 2mon
  •   hrsmijo Aw. Once he has his stuff and familiar smells in the new place, I bet he'll be fine. 2mon
  •   thimblepress He looks a lot like my Norman! 2mon
  •   kunklebaby Best wishes for your move! Hope it goes smoothly (& easy)! 2mon
  •   sarah_hellomonday Adorable!! Good luck with move! 2mon
  •   cnunez22 He'll be just fine...he'll have you there to comfort him! 2mon

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letterandlark During a long night of packing, found this pattern my mom-in-law designed while at F.I.T. in NYC back in the day... Love it. #putabirdonit 2mon

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letterandlark Sooooooooo much good stuff in one box! What an amazing surprise not only for Valentine's Day, but right before we move into a new home this weekend. @thimblepress -- I heart you, girl! Xoxo #bighugsfromafar #stationeryfriendsarethebeesknees #veryblessed #bestmaildayever 2mon
  •   papertaxi New house?! 2mon
  •   thimblepress Yeah! I am so glad it made it to you! I definitely want to catch up with you after the big move! Good luck with the move this weekend!!!! @letterandlark 2mon

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letterandlark Yippee! The mailman came back with MORE goodies! A package from the uber-lovely @thimblepress !! #ifeelveryluckytoday 2mon
  •   larajane4 My my, isn't that a cute little bump... (; 2mon
  •   cnunez22 Love that Little Bean is front and center in this photo. 2mon
  •   mbbybrigid Congratulations to you! 2mon

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letterandlark Part 2: the gorgeously hand-written & letterpress printed Valentine from #GraceEdmands (printed by @parrottdesign -- I'm guessing?) ;) #calligraphy #letterpress #ilovevalentinesday 2mon

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letterandlark Yay, good mail day! A gorgeous envelope by the impeccable & oh-so-lovely #GraceEdmands #calligraphy #babybumpmadeitintothepic 2mon
  •   tephieparks What?!?! Norwood?!? I grew up there! Carpenter Street. Miss it :( 2mon
  •   letterandlark @tephieparks -- small world! I grew up here too! But we're actually moving this weekend (just 10 minutes away though) :) 2mon
  •   tephieparks I live outside of Philly in Wayne but go home to Norwood often. Probably wont go home until after delivery of baby #3 in about 12 weeks. Good luck with the move and the baby! Love your work! 2mon
  •   maryhogan73 Stunning!!! 2mon
  •   artgirlsrock Wow!!! 2mon

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