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In 2009, we followed a dream and bought a big old letterpress, and 1canoe2 was born. The name represents a spirit of kinship, heartland roots, and memories of canoe trips and campfires along Missouri streams with “one canoe, two girls.”  We love art, crafts, and all things fabric related. 

  • National Stationery Show
    The stationery world is a vast one, folks. Every couple of months, 1canoe2 travels to NYC to attend various trade shows that attract buyers from all over the world. You’ve most likely seen pictures from these shows on Carrie’s Instagram or on the 1canoe2 Facebook page, but we thought we’d… Read more »
  • 1canoe2 for Nepal
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. A recent article published by BBC News stated that the death toll has risen to 4,310, with almost 8,000 injured and another 1.4 million requiring food aid. 1canoe2 is founded on the appreciation and… Read more »
  • {1canoe2 + Produce Candles} Mother’s Day Giveaway!
    We’re at it again! Once again we’re teaming up with our good pals over at Produce Candles – this time to give away some free goodies for Mother’s Day! The giveaway will be hosted on Instagram and it’s super easy to enter. Here are the details: // Giveaway starts Thursday, April 30 and the… Read more »
  • Dipped Strawberries
    If you’re looking for a last minute (but super easy) Easter treat..these dipped strawberries are delicious!! We picked the recipe out of one of our all-time favorite cookbooks, Forest Feast. Not only does it have truly wonderful recipes, but this book is absolutely gorgeous. Honestly, you guys. Watercolor illustrations, hand-lettering,… Read more »
  • {1canoe2 + Produce Candles} Easter Giveaway!
    Easter is on the horizon! Last year, everyone here at the barn spent a fun afternoon painting eggs. It’s an Easter tradition that we all adore..and it’s so great to keep the eggs for years and years.  Fun traditions like this were on our minds this year when we joined up… Read more »
  • Paper Boxes from your 2014 Calendar
    Wondering what else you can do with last year’s XL wall calendar? You can make some seriously simple paper boxes, OR you can make a milk carton. Which is not as simple, but is so cute and fun, and actually not that hard. Here’s what you do: Draw out the… Read more »
  • What to do with last year’s XL calendar?
    So it’s 2015 and hopefully, you’ve already got your refill for our XL calendar hanger. Now what should you do with all of the pages from 2014?  We print our calendars on super heavy luxury paper. It’s study and cuts like a dream, so it’s perfect for crafty projects. Like… Read more »
  • People Who Make the World Go Round {Friends!}
    Friends! Pals! Best Buds! What would we do without them?! Seriously. Just think how different your life would be if you didn’t have that person who just gets you. That person who has known you forever. The person with whom you share all the inside jokes, and who always knows… Read more »
  • People Who Make the World Go Round {The Waiter/Waitress}
    To all of the waitresses, waiters, servers, baristas, and bartenders of the world: THANK YOU! I never worked in the food service industry, but I know many who have. I also know that those who do are often under-appreciated. We all know its true that a great server/bartender/barista makes a… Read more »
  • Texas Troublemakin’
    Earlier this summer, Beth, Haley and I made a trip to Dallas for a couple of meetings. It was a really quick trip, mostly business…except for one very unbusiness-like thing. Before we left the city we unexpectedly found ourselves standing in front of a giant wall with several cans of… Read more »

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