Cute Puppy Story

Cute Puppy Border Collie Puppy 

Cute Puppy Story

We just recently got a new puppy after our 13 year old Border Collie, Kelsey, passed away this past December. It was absolutely one of the hardest things in the world (as any dog owner will know) but we are dog people and we love to have a pup around to put some extra joy into our everyday activities. Despite that attitude,  accepting Ally into our world was a little weird. Kels was the smartest dog in the world and a new puppy just didn’t seem to live up to all that she was. 

Border Collies are NOT to be Under-Estimated 

ladder for border collie to get onto bed

Well, silly us. At 4 months old, Ally girl is shaping up to be every bit as smart as Kels. My dad, Big D, is completely against the puppy being up on the bed. Kat and I want to cuddle and think it is super cute but he usually ends up winning and down she goes. The bed she wants on is REALLY tall and she can’t get up herself so today, in two tries, I got her up this ladder onto the bed. She only does it when he isn’t around and doesn’t even need a treat to entice her now.

Welcome to the fold Ally :)

Andrew Griepsma
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Graduation Card Headed to Ireland

graduation card with congrats magnet quote 

Graduation Card Congratulations Quote

Today's story comes from Ireland - or rather, we've added to their story. 

Susan decided on a magnet note card in aqua with the quote portion "You Make Me So Proud". She needed something special for her eldest daughter Cassie who is just graduation elementary school and is headed to the scary world of high school. As the eldest daughter (12) Susan told us of the difficulties of seeing their eldest grow up so quickly. She knows that the next few years will be filled with challenges and tantrums! but also potential and happiness - It is that fragile balance between wanting to keep someone close while at the same time glowing with pride as they make strides to become their own person.

With three more daughters to follow, Susan knows she'll expect battles to come but she wanted to mark this special occasion for Cassie and leave her with a little something to remind her that she loves her and supports her - and is proud of her! A young woman herself, we certainly wish the best of luck to her and Cassie as they take on the new challenges ahead.

Thank You Susan!

Should you want to take a look, here is the card Susan should expect for her daughter:

Andrew Griepsma
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Telling Stories Through All The Special Occasions in Our Lives

The Stories of Our Lives are Made Through Special Occasions    

     Stories are kind of our thing. Our stories, random stories and the stories of some of the people who have bought cards - because behind each gift and special occasion is a whole world. Everyone has a story to tell and we've found, since starting to sell cards, that most people just want to share that story . Weddings, Birthdays, Husbands, Wives, Trips and Tragedy - there is always something extraordinary going on in all of our lives but until we stop to think about it and relay it, it may just pass us by.

    We hope to use this forum to share all the stories that surround our lives and the lives of our customers. There is always something to be learned and enjoyed from every tale and it gets you thinking about how many little adventures we really do have in our own lives. Feel free to email us to share your own stories at

Gift Review from Kat n' Drew    

    Beyond the stories, we look to create a community of giving. We make cards with gifts included - so what kind of card makers would we be if we didn't continually give more ourselves. 

- We will interview gift shops that have like minded approaches to giving and carry unique, inspiring items

Kat and Drew Cards

- We will take special items we've found and used ourselves and review them as suggestions for your own continued giving

- We hope to keep you informed about the creative community in our area, telling you about upcoming shows and events that are sure to hold artistic surprises

- I'm kind of a music person, so chances are I will be sharing whichever great new tune keeps us happy during the day

-We'll share all of your stories as well as the small stories that make up our days and, in turn, make up your cards     

Share Your Own Stories and Special Occasions    

    We hope you enjoy and feel encouraged to follow along and participate - it's about the stories that surround the special occasions in our lives, how could they not be the most important things to us :)

- Drew


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