Archives for the month of: September, 2011

A wedding invitation from William Arthur makes a lasting impression when it’s received in the mail. The substantial weight and creamy smooth texture of the signature papers; the sophistication and artistry of design; and the exquisite quality and fine craftsmanship of the printing combine for a beautiful finished product, the perfect way to announce to the world the details of your very special celebration.

The Maine-based company is world-renowned for exceptional quality printing and stationery design, with a wide variety of styles, wedding invitation formats and price points to satisfy the tastes and expectations of today’s brides.

From formal to casual styles, from gala events to smaller, intimate celebrations, William Arthur’s wedding invitation collection captures the heart of every wedding. The wedding invitation line features classic, heavyweight papers and elegant, richly embossed border designs. Some of the newer designs include creamy smooth, substantial letterpress papers; elegant, generously proportioned fold-over invitations; scalloped edge papers; embossed pocket folders; and graceful French flap envelopes.

You can see more of this premiere line of wedding invitations by visiting Stone Hill Paperie in Skippack, Pennsylvania.

{© 2011 Blog Boutique | William Arthur | Photos © William Arthur}


Fall Wedding

Some favorite wedding invitation wisdom that we share with our clients:

– It’s never too early to browse wedding invitations to educate yourself on the options available and to find a great design for your big day.  Get your name on your stationer’s mailing list or Facebook page – you never know when a promotion might pop up for your invitation designer!

– Before you place your invitation order,double-check the quantity of invitations needed.  You may think that you can just order some additional invitations later, but the initial 25 invitations are the most expensive.  It’s much more cost-effective to order a little more at the onset than to add additional quantities later.

– Be sure to have a complete set of one invitation weighed prior to sending your invitations.  There is nothing worse than mailing all of your invitations out on Monday morning only to receive ALL of them back on Tuesday afternoon for insufficient postage!

– Use your RSVP cards to plan your seating arrangements.  You can lay the cards out on your dining room table and easily move them around before finalizing anything on a chart.

The best advice I received before my own wedding that I love to share with brides that visit Stone Hill Paperie is to take a moment during your wedding reception to stop, look around at all of your guests and soak it all in.  You may never have all of these people in one place together again.  Life happens so quickly – I think back on that moment that I took at my own wedding often and treasure the memories.


{© 2011 Stone Hill Paperie Amy Hammond | Photo ©}

Looking for some easy afternoon snack ideas for your kids or even for yourself? From no-hassle ideas to ones that take a bit of prep time, the following list includes 20 options to calm afternoon hunger with healthy options that won’t spoil dinner.

Grab and Go
String Cheese
Carrots and ranch dressing

A Few Minutes Prep
Trail mix with your favorite nuts, seeds, cereals and bite-size crackers with a hint of candy or chocolate chips
Crackers and hummus
English muffin and cream cheese
Celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins
Banana smothered with peanut butter and topped with sprinkles
Peanut butter and honey toast

Think Ahead
Tuna salad and whole wheat crackers
Ham slices with cream cheese, rolled into tubes and cut into bite sizes
Fruit and cheese kabobs
Homemade granola bars
Hard-boiled eggs
Wrap with lunch meat, cheese and spinach

{© 2011 Blog Boutique | Meagan of Defining Motherhood | Photo © Heather Donahue}