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Feature on Buttermilk Lipstick

Feature on Buttermilk Lipstick

In case you missed it yesterday, Happy Penguin was featured on the fabulous blog Buttermilk Lipstick yesterday.


Buttermilk Lipstick (isn’t it a cute name for a blog?) is Rebecca’s home base on the Internet. She’s an amazing cook and total football fan (especially the SEC). Her blog often makes me itch to get in the kitchen and whip out my baking pans. Head over and check it out!


Happy Birthday, Happy Penguin!

Happy Birthday, Happy Penguin!

Today, this dear Penguin of ours turns two. It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since we opened our doors, but here we are. We’re ever so thankful, too.



We’ve grown from a little place that sold a few cards on Etsy to being carried in one of our favorite local stores (Three Sheets, Homewood, AL), our local West Elm, Front & Co. in Vancouver, and just this week, The Paper Project in Australia. We never saw this coming!



So to celebrate, we’re releasing a new card and art print in three colors featuring a quote by the Avett Brothers. Appropriate, don’t you think? Celebrate with us: All orders today get 25% off and a special gift! Use code HAPPYTURNSTWO.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making these first two years so wonderful for us. We couldn’t do it without your support, and it means the world to us.

Much love,

Ashley and Bryan

Happy Penguin Celebrates One Year!

Happy Penguin Celebrates One Year!



Who would have thought, but time has flown. Today marks our first birthday! We can’t believe where a year has brought us…

…97 Etsy sales
…a visit to the Ladies of Letterpress conference in beautiful Asheville, NC, in August 2012
buying our own press!
…mentions on countless blogs such as Fellow Fellow, The Petit Cadeau, Discover Paper, and Oh So Beautiful Paper, to name a few
…a shout-out on Southern Living magazine’s Facebook page and blog
…which led to printing something for the magazine’s March issue!

And now, we turn one. Any one year old knows that one is a very big year, and Happy is hoping that the same will be true for us. We couldn’t have made it this far without those who have supported us—you! So from the bottoms of our hearts…

birthday3As an added bonus (and because as much as we really want to bake you a cake to celebrate with us, that’s hard to do over the Internet), we’re giving you a little something extra: 25% off! (Use code “HappyTurnsOne” when you check out.) And right in time for some new work (greeting cards! an art print! baby announcements!!) that we’re launching next week! I know, I know, our squeals are kind of annoying. But we’re excited, and we just can’t help ourselves.

Thanks again for making our first year so special!


The Day We Printed Something for Southern Living Magazine

The Day We Printed Something for Southern Living Magazine

A few months ago, Southern Living magazine approached us about printing a piece for their March issue. Of course we were thrilled, and said yes just as quickly as we could. As it turned out, quick became the name of the game, because the magazine needed the piece, a tag that was going to be wrapped around a vase with a pretty ribbon for a photo shoot, in a jiffy. Before we knew it, we were express-ordering plates and printing just a day later. The pieces were in our studio for less than 24 hours before they were rushed to the magazine in time for the shoot!

Southern Living Happy Penguin


Then, just like all their loyal readers, we had to wait and wait until the issue came out to see the shot. Seeing our paper product all dolled up in their pretty ribbon and styled so perfectly was so neat! The March issue is beautiful and bright, just what we need for this dreary February we’re having. I encourage you to grab a copy off newsstands for yourself. For those of you who don’t live in the South or don’t have access to an issue, click the image above for a PDF of the cover and page we’re mentioned on.


As a fun bonus, the magazine is offering the tag as a free download—click here to get a copy for yourself!

Happy Penguin + Fellow Fellow

We are so excited to announce that we’ve become one of the new sponsors of Fellow Fellow. In case you’re not familiar, Fellow Fellow is a lovely blog that focuses on the beautiful things in life: design, fashion, crafts…

From gorgeous watercolors to peaks into life in Singapore and cupcake recipes, Fellow Fellow offers what we all sometimes need: a beautiful place to escape to that leaves us feeling inspired and rejuvenated. Oh, and did I mention she makes some wonderful paper products? Her white feather notepad belongs on my desk, where I can stare at it all day in adoration of the perfectly simple design. She also designed some of my favorite wedding invites ever.

What about you? Any other fans of Fellow Fellow out there? If you’re just learning about Fellow Fellow, please check out the blog and online shop!

All images © Fellow Fellow.