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My example in life were/are my parents and step parent. All three of these people were amazing self made business people, working hard to make ends meet and aiming for being debt free. My mom and dad both immigrated from Holland way back in 1949 when they were 5 years old to meet later in life in western Canada.

As a child I saw them start and make a go of their own business all the while having "home" as the priority. After my dad's passing, my mom remarried another wonderful man who had the same values of home and family who also ran his own business.

Now as an adult, who home schools our two children, I have a lot of opportunity to find inspiration in the things that have always been important, the preciousness of time and family, and frugal living…

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  • Born on October 31
  • Joined January 8, 2010

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To Buy things in my Shop > 42THINGS.ETSY.COM

My example in life were/are my parents and step parent. All three of these people were amazing self made business people, working hard to make ends meet and aiming for being debt free. My mom and dad both immigrated from Holland way back in 1949 when they were 5 years old to meet later in life in western Canada.

As a child I saw them start and make a go of their own business all the while having "home" as the priority. After my dad's passing, my mom remarried another wonderful man who had the same values of home and family who also ran his own business.

Now as an adult, who home schools our two children, I have a lot of opportunity to find inspiration in the things that have always been important, the preciousness of time and family, and frugal living.

Out of that was born my craft.

Salvaging fine papers from amazing vintage books and other sources, and also finding new sources for paper that still holds a high standard of quality that is not so common in today's mass produced world.

Please enjoy my handmade stationery and paper supplies, your source for Simple Paper Indulgences.

Sincerely,

Jo
owner of
42things.etsy.com

Kate, my daughter, now has her own etsy shop > WhimsicalFeltery.etsy.com)

For some retro and kitsch kitchen fun > noJOisaverage.etsy.com

I also have three other accounts that will hopefully be holding some stock soon :)

42thingsOutlet.etsy.com
HighlyShopped.etsy.com

and

reyecat.etsy.com

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