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Sunshine Post :: Mink Letterpress

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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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