New at the Shop: My Life, An Autobiographical Journal

New at the Shop: My Life, An Autobiographical Journal

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My Life: An Autobiographical Journal from Adventures to Zealous plots by Mr. Boddington’s Studio is a comical twist on documenting life moments and thoughts. The journal goes in alphabetical order listing the A to Z of your life. The categories range from “Yesterday’s Ordinary Moments” to “Ideas that are a Little Brilliant” to “Epic Disasters.”  This journal allows the little moments to be just as important as the big ones, and for the funny moments to shine in all of their glory! Fill this out over the years and you’ll have an autobiography of sorts that you can give your children or grandchildren someday!

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Rue de Marli, Organic Bath and Body

Rue de Marli, Organic Bath and Body

Rue de Marli No. 27

Rue de Marli No. 27

Rue de Marli is a line of apothecary-like bath and body products inspired by the traditions of French Herbalists. With hydrating, relaxing, and skin-nourishing savoir-fair, Rue de Marli is committed to using only 100% certified organic ingredients and plant-based essential oils in their collection of lotions, soaps, fragrance, and candles. With gorgeous packaging the Rue de Marli line is perfect for gift giving and of course a little personal indulgence.

The entire line is available in two delicious scents:
No. 27: Organic essential oils of argan, sweet almond, pine, italian cypress and red sandalwood.
No. 59: Organic citrus essential oils (pure lemon, sweet orange, sicilian mandarin), grape seed oil, olive oil and shea butter.

Rue de Marli No. 27 | Bath Sea Salt and Foaming Bath

Rue de Marli No. 27 | Bath Sea Salt and Foaming Bath

Rue de Marli No. 27 | Hand Cream

Rue de Marli No. 27 | Hand Cream

Rue de Marli No. 59

Rue de Marli No. 59

Rue de Marli No. 59 | Foaming Bath and Hand Lotion

Rue de Marli No. 59 | Foaming Bath and Hand Lotion

Rue de Marli No. 59 | Organic Soap

Rue de Marli No. 59 | Organic Soap

New at the Shop | Sydney Hale Co.

New at the Shop | Sydney Hale Co.

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Long time fans of Sydney Hale Co. for their amazing candles and classic apothecary design, we had to bring this family owned line to Sweet Paper. Hand-blended fragrances are made in Arlington, VA using soy wax from American-grown beans. In addition to the delicious scents, all Sydney Hale candles are packaged in reusable glass containers… think an ultra cool drinking glasses, hip vase, or stylish pencil holder.

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Animal lovers unite! Sydney Hale donates 10% of their profits from each sale to an animal rescue organization. You can learn more here.

New at the Shop: Emily McDowell

New at the Shop: Emily McDowell

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Some amazing new card lines have been arriving at Sweet Paper! You’ll have to stop by the shop to see them all, but I’ll give you a little teaser with the talented Emily McDowell. An illustrator, designer and truth-teller, Emily McDowell’s line celebrates the human experience, in all its messiness, in a very truthful way. You can’t help but love her cards.

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Alex and Ani at Sweet Paper

Alex and Ani at Sweet Paper

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Alex and Ani is now available at Sweet Paper, just in time for the holidays (the charm bangles are the perfect gift!). When Julie and I learned about Alex and Ani on a recent trip to the East Coast, we knew we had to bring the eco-friendly and positive energy jewelry line to La Jolla.

Founded in 2004, Carolyn Rafaelian named her lifestyle company after her first two daughters. With the desire to spread positive energy across the globe, her values and charitable focus are expressed through her eco-friendly products, which are all Made in America. Alex and Ani’s signature Expandable Wire Charm Bangles have meaningful, spiritual and universal charms, which represent what is unique and authentic about the wearer.

Knowing the powerful symbolism behind each bangle, its hard to choose just one, so I’ve narrowed down a few of my favorites to share with you. Stop by the shop to see all the amazing designs in store.

Spiritual Armor Wraps | Protection . Enlightenment. Morality

Spiritual Armor Wraps | Protection . Enlightenment. Morality

Om Wrap – Om is an intonation, a sound resonating throughout the body into the soul. It signifies God, higher power, and the oneness of all beings in life’s cycle. The past, the present and the future are all represented in this one sound. Adorn yourself with the Om to connect with your inner spirit, accept serenity, and embrace your faith.

Endless Knot Wrap – Representing the interweaving and ever-changing spiritual path, the Endless Knot expresses boundless wisdom and compassion. It illustrates an eternal pattern in its design, connecting one’s destiny bound by time and change. Wear the Endless Knot to remind you of life’s journey and the entanglements of faith.

Seaside Collection | Tranquil . Pristine . Graceful

Seaside Collection | Tranquil . Pristine . Graceful

Mermaid Charm Bangle – The mermaid is a combination of elemental and angelic energies. She is also known as a mistress of enchantment. Seductive and charming, all those in contact with the mermaid are subject to her persuasion. Wear the mermaid as you learn to unleash your own unique charm.

Sea Shell Charm Bangle – Sea shells connect us to the ocean and to the water’s energy. They enable us to gain clarity so that we make better decisions and life choices. They support, guide, and nudge us along our path to happiness and fulfillment. They bring about positive energy and promise fortunate outcomes in all areas of life.

Seahorse Charm Bangle – In the belief that seahorses were a type of sea dragon, some Chinese cultures have revered them as a symbol of power and good luck. Their body structures only allow them to move in a very slow motion which has not evolved over time. They come to teach us patience and to accept ourselves as we are.

Charity by Deisgn | Empowerment . Love . Community

Charity by Deisgn | Empowerment . Love . Community

Shark Finn Charm Bangle – The shark fearlessly navigates through all situations and confidently moves forward in life. With a distinctive fin located on its back for stability, a shark retains its balance and is equipped to handle any sudden twists and turns. Allow the energy of the Shark Finn Charm to guide you through life’s ever changing waters and to keep you stable in challenging times. 20% of all sales go directly to Finnz Fundz, an organization that seeks to provide direct assistance to children and families coping with long-term hospitalization in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.

Living Water Charm Bangle – Everything begins with water. It is the most precious resource that supports life in all of its forms. Water is the nourishment that mends us – body and soul. A purifying symbol, the Living Water Charm was created for daily reflection – leading us to the type of compassion and healing that quenches the thirst of the world. 20% of all sales go directly to Living Water International to support their work of demonstrating divine love by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water.