Meet the Staff: Kinsey

Here we go- Meet the Staff Monday! And we have a special treat for you this week- meet Kinsey! You probably see a lot of her since these days she is a little bit of a workaholic... Kinsey is actually our "Merchandising Specialist" and kills it with inventory placement and display vignettes. She is also a VERY talented photographer- so make sure you follow her on Instagram: @kinseyand

Tell us a little bit about you and your background: I'm originally from Seattle but I moved to the good ol 208 about 4 years ago. I love rainy weather. I own 37 black and white striped articles of clothing. I'm left-handed and I hate cilantro.

What is your favorite part about working at Paperie + Pen? My bosses are (kinda) cool and it's just a fun environment to be in in general! We always got the tunes bumpin and our card section is #onfleek. What more could you ask for besides Kanye West greeting you at the door? (We really need to work on that)

When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love taking pictures, stalking cute boys on Instagram, hiking, (trying) to learn Ukulele, shopping, and going to coffee downtown.

What are 4 superficial things you can’t live without? Anthro candles, man buns, my iPhone, and Spotify.

Favorite P+P vendor and why: Bando all the way! I have their Florabunda planner and it makes me smile every time I use it. All of their stuff is super quirky and bright. It's like a party.

Favorite Restaurant in the Boise Area: 36 Street Bistro and Juniper are two of my faves. Super good food and locally owned, holler!

Favorite Movie: A 3-way-tie between Hot Rod, Juno, and Great Gatsby.

Favorite Song/Singer/Band: Slyvan Esso is a rad band. Their tunes are rockin. Specifically their song "Coffee". They even let me take their photos once when they came to Boise!

Favorite Thing(s) to order from Starbucks: coconut milk lattes and chai's

Favorite TV Shows: The Office, New Girl, Catfish, Bachelor in Paradise

Favorite Celebrity Crush: Michael Cera--lol

What is your best on-hand joke? I don't believe in jokes. Everything is a serious matter all of the time.

Sum yourself up in a hashtag: #DontBeMadCauseImDoinMeBetterThanYouDoinYou

FALLAPALOOZA ::: this Saturday!

Shop over 60 local different vendors.
The perfect time for treating yourself, stocking up on some fall decor, or getting some early Christmas shopping done! Paperie + Pen (and some of the other participants) will giving a portion of sales to the Women's & Children Alliance! 

Eat and drink local.
Featuring Boise’s homegrown Hawthorne Beverage Catering Co. and a variety of locally based food vendors. Don’t forget to grab some fall favorites such as seasonal wines, brews, and a variety of fall-themed eats.

Kids Carnival Games
Our kids carnival will be featuring simple kids carnival games  with a kooky whimsical twist. Games are available to play for donation. A great way to let the kiddos have fun and show some love to the WCA.

Live Entertainment
Featuring local musicians, dance groups, and actors donating their time and talent to entertain and raise awareness of domestic violence here in the valley.
Make sure to give em a smile and maybe a buck or two. A line up will be posted mid September.

Prize Giveways
Make sure to stop by our prize booth!

Pie Eatin’ Contest
At Fallapalooza we are happy to encourage a positive relationship with pie for a great cause! Pie eatin’ will start at 2:30pm on stage. Spaces are available.
You can show your love for pie and the WCA and sign up HERE

Connect and Get Educated
Several volunteers and trained professionals from the WCA wil be present to talk about their outreach program, volunteer options, and more!
Also, check out this amazing book with personal stories of surviving domestic abuse and finally finding a way out of it:
If you’d like to discuss a personal issue, please ask to speak to a trained professional.

More information at:

Meet the staff: Lindsey!

Meet Lindsey! You may not see her on the sales floor much, she is more of our behind-the-scenes worker bee! She helps us a lot with our custom invitation assembly and window displays. She is also the vendor for our super rad log succulent planters! When this busy lady isn't ribbon-tying, paper-folding, and succulent-planting, she is a full time high school art teacher AND a mama of 3 of the cutest little girls in town (2 of which, are twins)! 

Tell us a little bit about you and your background:
I have always been drawn to crafty creative projects from as long as I can remember. I am a high school art teacher, blogger, crafty, mommy, & Pinterest addict!!! I have 3 daughters that keep me very busy but allow me to create pretty little things for them.

What is your favorite part about working at Paperie + Pen?
Love seeing all the different products come in and displayed so beautifully. Working on invitation production is always fun to see the different styles, designs, and details.

When your are not working, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Working at the school, anthropologie, spending time with my family, or trying to squeeze in a craft or two.

What are 4 superficial things you can’t live without?
Phone, Pinterest, camera, colorful pens

Favorite P+P vendor and why: obviously I love Darling collections (that's my little craft business) and Bitty Threads

Favorite Restaurant in the Boise Area: don't get I go out too much but if i can go to eat without children it's Barbacoa for sure...if we have the $$ for it.

Favorite Movie: I can watch any Disney movie and still love every second of it!

Favorite Song/Singer/Band: Taylor Swift, not even gonna lie. I like pretty much all female country singers.

Favorite Thing(s) to order from Starbucks: I don't go to Starbucks... don't like coffee...weird I know!

Favorite TV Shows: Parenthood!! Nashville!

Favorite Celebrity Crush: cliché I know but Channing Tatum.

What is your best on-hand joke? I hear this a lot so it's funny to me: Oh your not busy are you??

Sum yourself up in a hashtag: #crazycraftymommy

Meet the staff: Amy!

Meet Amy! She is one of our 'new girls' that Nichole still hasn't made her a name tag. Although she may be quiet and have no on-hand jokes, this girl is pretty dang funny. She is always wearing the most adorable footwear and has this gorgeously-effortless simplistic thing going about her that I couldn't even try to replicate. Don't even ask her to be friends on facebook, because she's anti-social-network, so she will probably never even read these nice things we have to say about her. We love us some Amy, and you will too--

Tell us a little bit about you and your background: Born and raised in Boise. Lived in Seattle for a hot minute after high school but glad to be back home

What is your favorite part about working at Paperie + Pen? My favorite part about working at P+P is being just as passionate about the product as the customers are. Every time new merchandise comes in, it's like Christmas!

When your are not working, what do you enjoy doing in your free time? I don't really have free time anymore because I just went back to college full-time after a 10 year hiatus (yikes) so when I'm not working I'm either doing homework or I've fallen asleep reading my textbooks. My favorite part of every day is seeing my pup after a long day.

What are 4 superficial things you can’t live without? My shoes, Garance Dore blog, Pinterest, Starbucks

Favorite P+P vendor and why: Favorite P+P vendor would have to be a tie between Garance Dore (I love her style so much!) and Rifle Paper. I love the French, nostalgic and classic vibe from both.

Favorite Restaurant in the Boise Area: My favorite restaurant around town is Red Feather. Their brunch is the best and I love their patio scene.

Favorite Movie: Favorite movie is a tie between When Harry Met Sally and the Bones Brigade documentary

Favorite Song/Singer/Band:  Favorite all-time singer is Tom Petty (I actually had a dream about hanging out with him last night haha - not in a creepy way though)

Favorite Thing(s) to order from Starbucks:  My go-to Starbucks drink is a Tall Coconut milk Latte

Favorite TV Shows: I love all types of TV shows but my favorites are the ones I can nerd out watching (PBS, John Oliver, Dateline) oh and CBS Sunday Morning (I'm basically an 80 yr old woman)

Favorite Celebrity Crush: Tom Hardy

What is your best on-hand joke? I have no jokes, eep!

Sum yourself up in a hashtag: #PizzaForLife