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how to end your internship

You’ve learned everyone’s names, how to format a memo, and even how to work the Keurig. And after all that? It’s time to leave! While back to school shopping and dorm room DIY-ing might be at the top of your to-do list, finish what you started first – end your summer internship the right way. Read through for some tips to end your summer internship on a high note. Continue Reading

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

It’s time to dust out the cobwebs; we’re doing some spring cleaning over here at Paperclips & Peonies. Check back soon for our grand re-launch, with new content and a whole new look!

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10 Things I Wish I Brought to College

When my sister moved into her dorm, she forgot all her underwear and my mom had to express ship them the next day. When I moved in, I managed to keep my undergarments in tow, but I did have to make multiple drug store runs in the next few weeks. With university acceptances coming out around this time of year, I thought it would be a good time to post about some typically forgotten items that’ll you’ll be happy to have when the time comes.

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VALENTINE'S PLAYLIST - love songs {paperclips & peonies}
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long songs for valentines day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’re spending a day all about love spending time with your loved ones, doing things that make you smile. I’ve put together a short and sweet soundtrack for any romantics out there, even if you’re spending Valentine’s day with your boys Ben & Jerry. I’m currently on vacation in the Bay Area, but my Valentine’s Weekend plans are pretty quiet – a private walk to the farmers market & a picnic at a winery is the game plan for today. Since it’s a family trip, we’re only going to do lunch, but on Monday, we’re headed into San Fran for 48 hours for some more Love Week outings. Stay tuned for a full post about our vacay sometime soon! Since I’m on holiday, I’m going to keep this post short. You can follow along my travel adventures best on Instagram. Hope you enjoy the mix; listen to it here.  Continue Reading

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how to have a date night in

When it’s this cold out, it’s hard to find creative date ideas outside dinner & a movie. Even walking to the subway in this weather is almost intolerable without wearing 4 pairs of pants. It’s so much easier in the summer, when going outside is actually welcoming and you can explore the city around you. While it’s important to get out of the house and change the routine, I believe people are too quick to write off takeout & netflix. Special doesn’t have to mean formal wear and a five-star bill. Save yourself the all the “pardon me’s” from chatting in a loud restaurant and struggling to get off your Spanx at the end of the night. Cut the strangers out and get into comfy clothes – have an special date night with just you and your best friend instead. Read through for more staying in date ideas.  Continue Reading

FEBRUARY MOOD BOARD {paperclips & peonies}
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February Mood Board

This month is all about love. Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone (this is probably the first year I’ve been super excited about it to be honest), but love is universal. Make an effort to spread the love this month! I’m doing this by spending time with people that I love, as well as doing the things that I love. Here are a collection of images & how-to’s found across the internet that are giving me serious life – all in a Valentine’s colour scheme!  Continue Reading

love letters - valentine day cards
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10 Perfect Valentine’s Day Cards

Hand written notes are something really important to me, especially in my relationship. Coming back after a day of class to find a note on my pillow, or sneaking a quick letter into a school binder is a regular practice. When a special occasion is looming, its time to amp up our game. Love isn’t about diamonds or expensive flower arrangements; it’s about letting your partner know that they matter to you. What better way to share that by writing it out?

Spread the love any & every way possible the Valentine’s Day – or this 2015 in fact. Leave a note in your special someone’s sock drawer. Leave a scroll inside their favourite coffee mug. Make hearts on a steamy mirror during their shower. Whatever way you choose to do it, let your partner know that they’re special in a tangible way. Spread the love; get your love lettering on and read through to see my favourite Valentine Cards. Continue Reading

DIY Calligraphy Thank You Card
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Give Thanks

This week started off as a great one. After a restful weekend at my family home to recover from the flu, I had a lot of love & laughs in my week. I chopped off my hair, got dolled up for wonderful date nights, and ended it off with celebrating a friend’s birthday with delicious mojitos. Saturday morning was a quiet one, spent doing small errands and general recovering. Before I had a chance to tackle any homework, news broke that a very dear friend to my boyfriend had passed away. Without getting into many details, it was a total shock to all and left lots to be deliberated.

The plans for the day changed, and the weekend has become one of remembrance instead. The universe works in strange ways; its such a bizarre truth that it takes grief and loss to appreciate what’s right in front of you.  Continue Reading

siesta sunday link loving {paperclips & peonies}
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Siesta Sunday

Praise the lord – there’s still one more day left until Monday! I don’t know about you, but this weekend was absolutely necessary for me. Sweatpants and snuggles are the name of the game today, but with January half over, I thought I’d gear this Sunday’s post with a more inspirational vibe. Two full weeks into 2015 and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels the New Year’s motivation running dry. I think I have the super-flu going around and I’ve been feeling super horrible, making me behind on all my to-do lists. Instead of beating myself up, I’ve decided to accept that I will never accomplish everything. There will always be something else to do. Looking after myself has to be at the top of that list, or else nothing else will be done to the standard that I expect from myself.

While being sick in bed, I’ve come across some great things across the web. Here’s a curation of my favourite findings that have given me a pick me up this week. Snuggle up in something cozy and feel inspired! Continue Reading