33 things about me

Happy Monday y’all! Today, me and my sweet twin sis turn 33. I thought I’d share some heartfelt post but for some reason, that post never came to me and instead 33 random facts about me did! 🙂 My sister actually did a post as well so definitely check that out too! It’s insane how different we are. In college, I thought I’d move to New York, wear power suits and work for a big magazine. I love Barq’s root

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Calling all bloggers!

Hi friends!! The holiday season is upon us and for Val Marie Paper, this is when many people are introduced to our journals. I cannot tell you how many people have told me they first got our journal as a gift from Christmas and it changed their life so much that they have started buying for all their friends. Yes, sales are exciting but after years of hearing this response, I know fertile ground is a’coming. People who would have

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Rediscovering myself

This morning in the gym, while I jammed some Needtobreathe, I caught a glimpse of my spontaneous side braid in the mirror and a baseball game scrolling on the TV guide channel. In an instant, I started remembering 22-year-old Valerie. I turn 32 on Sunday and have been reflecting a bit on this year, but as I started to think back on who I was 10 years ago, I got flooded as I rediscovered so many things about myself that

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6 Tips for a Minimalist Christmas

I’ve been pretty frank about how clutter makes me a bit of a crazy person. I can’t think very well and I feel overwhelmed when our home is filled to the brim. Enter Christmas. A season of stuffing, if you will. With…lots of stuff. Here are a few tips to protect your home, your budget and heart this holiday season. 1. Limit kid’s gifts to 3. Honestly, we are slackers and the last two years we only got Vivi one

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Fave Wrapping Resources & Gift List

So some of you over achievers have already ordered something for everyone on your list! If you haven’t, might I recommend our journals?? 🙂 Today is the last day to get $5 shipping on all orders on top of our $3 and $4 discounts off each when you order 3 or more! Shop here!! Also, here is our gift list PDF if you need help brainstorming and keeping track of gifts! For those of you who are ready to break

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