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my mom’s recipes, neatly packaged, and lots of deals for you at Paper Coterie


I think I may have found a new replacement for cookies as my go-to, unique and personalized gift for everyone for every occasion. Here’s a clue… see the “Good Stuff” in my sidebar? That would be Paper Coterie.

I checked out their site, chock full of modern/vintage-y/chic (I couldn’t decide the best adjective, since all apply) styles and choices for photo books, calendars, cards, gifts, memory keepers, planners, and journals. Loved ‘em. So I became an affiliate. Which means it behooves me if you choose to make your own personalized book or card, that you click on the site via yours truly. Here’s that link again: Paper Coterie. For all the current deals you get the scoop on just because you know me (another benefit of being in my good graces), scroll to the end!


I had to try them out for myself before I went around saying how much I love Paper Coterie. And phew. I love Paper Coterie. I knocked something off  my to-do list: I made a cookbook of all those recipes my mom made growing up that she kept handwritten in a blue notebook. And of course I ordered extra for my mom and my siblings.


My order arrived in the cutest packaging with the cutest personalized note. All along the way, I felt like my mom’s recipes were guarded with care by a real live person.  And the end result is a high-quality, durable and adorable cookbook.



I chose the “Food for Thought” style cookbook. You can customize each and every page (and add more pages) with your choice of colors, fonts, photos, text, pretty much anything. The book was super-easy to make with the self-explanatory tools… though I spent forever arranging just so because I’m nuts like that.  But now I have all my mom’s recipes in a handy dandy little booklet.Yep, my mom’s homemade bread, asparagus rolls, chicken divan, Bernaise sauce, cheesecake, key lime pie… I’m getting terribly hungry. (By the way, I’m the Little Red Riding Hood below.)



And now some deals just for you… great for Dad, grads, birthdays, yourself…

All About My DAD books  60 percent off

Enter MYDAD at the checkout.

Journals $6 all week!

Enter code BIRTHDAYJOURNAL at checkout.

Cards and books for grads 60 percent off

Enter CONGRATSGRAD at checkout.

Memory Keepers for only $20.

Enter HAPPY1STBIRTHDAY at checkout.

(And receive a free calendar with purchase while supplies last.)



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  1. Kim
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Hello ~ How can a cousin get a copy of that cookbook?? :)

  2. meaghanmountford
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Well, you DO have an in. Maybe I’ll order tons for the entire extended family!

  3. Posted May 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    oh my godness so many codes, thank you so much for sharing. Wondering if I can be an adopted cousin?

  4. Posted May 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Wow, this is so incredibly precious Meaghan. I’m sure it will be treasured by your family and more copies created and passed down.

  5. Posted May 24, 2012 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    What wonderful gifts these would make!

  6. Posted May 24, 2012 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I love this kind of thing! Such a great idea…I really need to do this. My mom has been gone for 26 years, and my oldest sister for 7. This cookbook would be a great way to share all of our family recipes and keep the memories alive:)

  7. Posted May 24, 2012 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    P.S. You made a cute Little Red Riding Hood:)

  8. Posted May 25, 2012 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    What a great idea! I have handwritten treasured recipes from my Memaw, Mom & even one from my Daddy! I love this!

  9. Posted May 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Love this! What a great idea!!

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