Yes, it would be great if everytime I needed to send out a thank you note or write a quick hello to someone I could stop at The Papery and browse for an hour among the beautiful, beautiful papergoods. But that just isn’t likely to happen.

Errands with kids aren’t as fun as they should be. Especially errands to stores with small spaces and delicate inventory. So I always have my eyes open for pretty things at stores that I don’t have a choice but to frequent — grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.

Well, you can imagine my delight when I spotted good-looking stationery at Party City of all places. (I was picking up pink party supplies.) Thank you, Party City for making my life easier by letting me multi-task more gracefully.