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Celebrating 3 Years Together

Philip and I are celebrating our third wedding anniversary today! This year brought lots of exciting changes. We bought our first home! We are so excited to be homeowners! We've spent the past few months getting settled in our new little house, and although we still don't have a couch, I am SO EXCITED to have an official art studio in one of the bedrooms. My desk gets great light from the big window, and I organized all my art supplies and shipping materials on the wall of Ikea shelves so everything...

Hiking the Rio Grande Gorge

What To Do in Taos, New Mexico

We traveled to Taos, New Mexico last year over Spring Break to celebrate our second anniversary. Neither of us are skiers, but we found plenty of other things to do. Read on for my recommendations! Where to Stay We stayed in the Adobe de Artista in El Prado, New Mexico. It is located a little farther out of town in El Prado and had breathtaking views of the mountains. The inside of our little adobe house Standing just outside the house...

How to Optimize Your Site for SEO

While I was redesigning my website, I took the opportunity to do an SEO overhaul as well! I did lots of research and learned a lot in the process, so I thought I’d share what I learned here! Read on to learn some easy ways to optimize your site for SEO. Make a List of Keywords The first step in SEO optimization is to make a list of keyword for your website. Ask yourself is ‘how would I search for what I’m selling?’ and write down any words you can think of,...

The Salzach River flows through Salzburg

What to Do in Salzburg in December

*Disclaimer: I traveled to Salzburg and wrote this post over a year ago, but I never shared it because I was in the process of redoing my website! So, here it is, over a year later, but it’s fun to relive the memories!

I’m really excited to share some photos from my time in Germany and Austria on my blog today. The trip could not have come at a better time—I was pretty burned out on my business and in need of a break! Fortunately, wandering around the streets of Salzburg was the perfect cure. Read on for my tips and recommendations!

Philip and Alex Hughes Small Business Goals

Creative Small Business Goals for 2017

Last week, I wrote a recap of my 2016 small business goals, so this week it’s time to focus on 2017. I can’t wait to share my goals with you, but before I do, I’d like to ask for your help! I’ve created a short branding survey to help guide my decision-making for Wandering this year.

If you are willing to fill it out, I would be most grateful! Thank you for giving a little bit of time to help make Wandering Paper Co. better. I couldn’t do this without you!

Craft show setup for greeting cards

2016 Creative Business Goals Update

Well, it’s a new year, and that means new goals! Yes, I realize it’s a little late to write a “New Year’s” post, buuut one of my goals this year is to “get more rest” so you could say I’ve gotten a jump on that one.

Anyway, before I write about my goals for this year, I want to go back and revisit my 2016 goals. Here is a quick summary of last year’s goals, and ways I’ve addressed them:

Dallas Skyline Block Print

Creative Business Lessons Learned in My First Year

As Wandering Paper Co. nears its first birthday, I’ve been doing lots of reflecting on the past year. When I launched in November 2015, I went against my nature and just dove in. The last twelve months have been SUCH a crazy fly-by-the-seat of your pants whirlwind, and I’ve learned so much by just starting and figuring things out as I went.

Here are a few thoughts and lessons I’ve learned this year.