Free Printable Trip Planner

Summer is in full swing and I’ve been dreaming of my next getaway. When it comes to trip planning, I have a habit of doing everything at the last minute. It’s totally normal for me to stay up late packing the night before (or sometimes the morning of) and to do most my trip research during the car or plane ride to my destination. This often results in overpacked bags or forgotten items and a series of scrambled notes in my phone. Not an ideal way to start off!

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In order to make the most of my time in vacationland, I created this free printable trip planner to help me become more proactive when it comes to preparing for future trips. The first half includes an itinerary planner that allows you to map out activities by day and also includes room to jot down attractions and dining options you’re interested in checking out. The second part is a packing list which allows you to plan out outfits and list all the accessories and personal care items you’d like to take with.

Free Printable Trip Planner
Free Printable Trip Planner

I can’t wait to give these lists a try soon and hope you enjoy them too! Also, if you’re interested in more downloads like this, please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to receive full access to The Freebie Library.

SUMMER Mood

May disappeared in a flash and I attribute that to the fact that I’ve had my head down working on a new project that I’m quite excited about. I plan to share more in the coming months, but in the meantime it’s caused me to think a lot about the early days of Evermore. I always say that I wish I knew everything then that I know now, but I suppose that would take all the fun out of growing this business into what it’s become. It’s been a long, winding journey and for the first time in a while, if not ever, I’m feeling really confident with the systems I’ve put in place and the routine I’ve created.

So much so, that I decided to treat myself with half day Fridays this summer. I used to think that being successful meant constant busyness, but since starting Evermore my thoughts have shifted quite a bit and I now believe that success means being able to take breaks. With that said, I’m so looking forward to the extra time to enjoy the summer months ahead and to unwind, explore, and just be. And as a result, I’m feeling especially inspired by all those feelings tied to summer, especially thoughts of cool water, bright citrus, bare skin, glowing skies, warm breezes and airy scenery.

June Mood

You can see more of my latest inspiration over on Pinterest.

Image sources: woman | citrus | kitchen | water | beach | logo

Botanical Inspired Gifts For Mom

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 12. This year I’m on the hunt for a gift that has a little more longevity than my typical go-to, which is a bouquet or plant of some sort. Since I don’t want to ditch the flower theme entirely, I gathered up a few botanical-inspired gift ideas that will last long after Mother’s Day. In my opinion, nothing beats a gift that keeps on giving and this gift guide has something for every mom out there.

Botanical Inspired Gifts For Mom
  1. A recipe box for the mom who’s favorite place is the kitchen.

  2. A natural scrub for the mom who deserves some R&R.

  3. A decorative candle for the mom who appreciates a cozy home.

  4. A floral stationery set for the mom who loves writing letters.

  5. A botanical print for the mom who loves the outdoors.

  6. A pretty phone case for the mom on the go.


So now that you have the gift handled, please be sure to check out our collection of cards for mom (and dad).


April Mood

Normally I find the transition to spring to be a bit awkward, especially given how unpredictable the Chicago weather can be (seriously what do I even wear right now?). However, this April is off to a fairly pleasant start and I find myself wrapping my arms around those tiny signs that summer is on its way. So far it’s been a refreshing month filled with lots of moments of creativity which I’ve been channeling towards my next release. I’m currently focused on adding more desktop tools and home goods to my collection and hoping to strike the perfect balance between function and beauty.

April Mood Board

Introducing The Freebie Library

I’m about as paper-obsessed as they come and am constantly looking for new ways to incorporate it into my daily life. I love designing worksheets and calendars to stay organized, dreaming up fun party invites, and even creating my own gift wrap. Rather than keep these goodies all to myself, I wanted to create a space where I could share my ideas with others and thus, The Freebie Library was born.

The Freebie Library

As a newsletter subscriber, you will receive full access to an assortment of awesome downloads to help you stay organized, host like a pro, and add an extra dose of pretty to your life. This includes all the downloads and printables seen on the blog, plus a bevy of exclusive downloads just for you. I’m excited to share my ideas with you and spend more time creating for the fun of it and plan to update the library 2-3 times each month.

Here are some things you can expect to find:

  • Calendar downloads

  • Phone + desktop wallpapers

  • Organizational worksheets

  • Party stationery + decor

  • Printable greeting cards

  • Recipe cards

  • Gift wrap + tags

  • And much more!

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Free Printable Cleaning Checklist

Free printable cleaning checklist from Evermore Paper Co.

Happy first day of Spring! It’s currently raining outside and while I’m looking forward to the days when I can open the windows and let the cool breeze in, I also realize that it’s time to give my apartment a serious deep cleaning. Things have gotten quite disorganized around here after hunkering down through the winter months and let’s just say that I have more than one junk drawer that needs tending to.

Free printable cleaning checklist from Evermore Paper Co.

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s space could use a little TLC, so I created this simple cleaning checklist to help you stay on top of everything without getting overwhelmed. The goal is to tackle one item from each section every week starting now and in five weeks time your place will feel all shiny and new again. And since I’m all about positive reinforcement, I also included a place to list any new items you’d like to add to each space as a way to reward yourself for all that hard work and to keep things feeling fresh. That’s 24 little updates each year if you repeat this plan every season! 

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Also, here are a few items that I currently have my eye on, as well as a few posts from around the web to help get you in the cleaning spirit (if there is such a thing).

1. The prettiest cleaning tools I’ve ever seen.
2. Chic organizers for sunglasses, jewelry and more!
3. A tutorial on how to create an asymmetrical spring floral arrangement.
4. The perfect hanger for tight closets.
5. A great roundup of eco-friendly cleaning supplies.
6. A laundry room redo that will make your jaw drop.
7. The best houseplants for your bathroom.
8. Helpful tips for making the most of small rooms.
9. Easy recipes for all-natural homemade cleaning supplies.
10. A simple label trick to give your kitchen and bathroom containers a major upgrade.

The Spring Collection

The spring collection is now available and features over 20 fresh new designs to ease the transition into the warmer months ahead.

My goal with this release was to create a collection of refined and effortless goods that you’ll want to grab over and over again. With most of my designs, I’m always looking for ways to represent my ideas as simply as possible while still being impactful. I found inspiration in a number of places and enjoyed sourcing new paper and envelope colors.

I chose to screen print a majority of the items in an effort to enhance the minimal nature of each design and provide new creative opportunities (hello white ink!).  In the end, these products came together very naturally and feel like a true reflection of what Evermore has evolved into.

March Mood

Next week I’ll be launching some new spring products and I wanted to share the inspiration behind it all. Lately, I’m all about effortless daily style and imperfect brush illustrations and have worked to create a thoughtful collection that will seamlessly fit into everyday life. I also aimed to create a color palette that feels fresh and will provide the perfect transition into springtime. I’ve had a thing for rust for some time now, but am recently drawn to dusty blues and pale grays. I can’t wait to reveal all the new items very soon!

spring inspiration mood board | evermore paper co.

In the meantime, you can view more of my latest inspiration on Pinterest or see some behind the scenes shots on Instagram.

Image sources: leaves | nails | shapes | biz cards | seating | sweater | note cards | paris


A Fresh Start

2019 Intentions | Evermore Paper Co.

I love how the new year provides an opportunity for a pulse check. A chance to look at the relationships we have with our self, others and our environment to determine what’s working and what’s not. I never like to think of the new year as a magic button that instantly transforms us into the person we want to be, but rather as an opportunity to refocus our energies and reevaluate our needs.

I’ve been doing just that with Evermore during these first few weeks of 2019 and must say I’ve got a pretty long to do list for the year ahead. I’m challenging myself in new ways and working to create a plan that I can commit too, because let’s be honest, it’s easy to skip deadlines when you’re the boss.

Each year I like to create a list of intentions to help keep me focused and remind me of what’s most important. They provide the foundation for everything I do and as I start to put some of my plans into action for the year, I thought it was appropriate to share this year’s list, which I also keep tacked to my inspo board.

Evermore Paper Co intentions and inspo board

As for those big plans? Here’s a quick list of what you can expect to see in 2019:

  1. More product releases (I’m shooting for 4 this year!)

  2. A tiny brand and website refresh

  3. And last, but certainly not least, more blog posts and freebies!!!

I can already tell it’s going to be a good year and am so excited to share it with you!

Vacation Mode: On!

Vacation Mode: On

Hello! I’d like to share that I will be taking a little hiatus from 9/21 - 10/21 to get married and enjoy our honeymoon (!!!). In order to be fully present during this special time, I have decided to put my Etsy shop in vacation mode.

If you are a wholesale buyer, please note that all wholesale fulfillment will come to a halt starting this Friday and continuing until 10/21. You will still have the ability to place orders, either through the wholesale shop or by email, but they will not be shipped until my return.

As a one-woman show, it’s a tad daunting to take a step back like this, but life is calling and I can’t resist the urge to take some time for myself and soon-to-be husband. I greatly appreciate your patience during this period and expect to return later this fall with tons of creative energy and a very full heart.

- Ashley

Renegade Craft Fair Fall Preview

And just like that, Labor Day has passed and fall is on the horizon. It's shaping up to be an eventful season and I'll be kicking things off this weekend at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago. This is my fourth time participating in their fall fair on Division Street and it's always my favorite market of the year. Besides getting to sell a few blocks from home, meet my loyal supporters and make new friends, it's the perfect opportunity to discover new and amazing brands.

Here are a few that I've been eyeing and hope to check out...

I'm such a sucker for jewelry and homewares, but am always so impressed with the diversity of products at markets like this. There's something for everyone and definitely worth checking out if you're in the area. I provided more details below and you can find additional info and a full list of vendors here. Hope to see you there!

Fall Inspiration

I officially have fall on the mind. I never like to rush through the seasons, but given that today marks one month until I get married in Colorado, I really can't help myself. I’m ready to see the leaves start to change colors and in the meantime, I’m busy dreaming up new products for the shop.

Right now I’m itching to get back to a mostly neutral palette with maybe a touch of rust or terra cotta here and there. My goal is to let the paper and printing be the focal point of my next release and to incorporate more screen-printed products. 

Fall mood board by Evermore Paper Co.

Image sources: jumpsuit | shapes | dining | invite | figures | seating