Sunshine Post :: Mink Letterpress

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Today we are honored to introduce you to Nicole from Mink Letterpress.




Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.

I’m Nicole Lissenden, mother of Asher, wife of Alex and daughter/sister of the Minkins. We live in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, and I get to spend my days printing and designing. Mink Letterpress takes pride in making pretty things for engaged couples, small businesses and lovers of letterpress.




We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?

When I quit my law firm job, I had high hopes of being able to incorporate this philosophy into my daily life. Since that day 3 years ago, I’ve been working for myself doing what I love.




Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?

I find beauty and inspiration in nature, in heirlooms, in the bright eyes of my sweet son.




On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?

If I’m in the studio and can take some time, I might set up a little set of notecards just for myself or a friend, and print a small run in a color I like. If I’m home with my son, we’ll go to the park or to the nature center to look at animals. Seeing him get excited always brings sunshine to my days!




What are you most grateful for?

I am bursting with gratitude for my husband who is a wonderful father, who works on fixing up our house, who works a steady job so that the inconsistancies in paychecks of my contract work doesn’t cause us huge problems. I am grateful beyond measure for my beautiful son and the joy he brings to my life. I am grateful to all of the people who trust me to make pretty things for them, because they enable me to spend my days designing and printing.




Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from Mink Letterpress!

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    Ruth says:

    I love getting and filling in new calendars, too!! In fact, I tend to start early and get a calendar in the fall and glue the remaining pages of the old calendar into the new one. That’s about all I do to prepare for the new year. I prepare lots of hope and optimism for the future!

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