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Merry Christmas everyone! Meg here, and I wanted to share with you our [former] home all decked out for the holidays! Last year our home was in our town’s Christmas House Tour and open for a full weekend of tours throughout every room. Pretty much everyone we know thought we were completely insane for participating (including my husband who I wasn’t sure was going to survive my full blown crazy mode in the weeks leading into it) because it’s essentially hundreds of strangers walking through, but we now look back at that weekend as one of our most cherished memories in that house. I thought you all would enjoy the lettered touches I sprinkled in everywhere I could! And of course, it wouldn’t be an event if Shane Godfrey Photography wasn’t there to photograph it! Thanks Shane for these snaps! christmas house tour holiday dining room with rustic decorchristmas tablescape holiday decor pottery barn

As many of you know, I am a NH native and when we left Charlestown a few years ago for the burbs, we ended up purchasing a charming little cape not far from my parents and where I grew up. We had the absolute best 3.5 years in that home but decided to sell it this Fall since my husband’s job is now in Portsmouth, NH. We are actively on the house hunt as we speak and can’t wait to bring more Sip & Script to NH’s beautiful seacoast!

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rustic fixer upper style christmas decor with real fireplacechristmas bedroom decor rusticBecause we have yet to find a new spot to call home, my husband and I currently have all our belongings in storage and are now roomies with my Mom – living the dream! Seriously though, my Mom is the best (some of you met her at our Dec 7th Crompton class!), and we couldn’t be happier to be crashing with her for everyone’s last Christmas in our childhood home. She too plans to downsize and relocate when we find our new place! Looking forward to both my sisters being home for Christmas this week so that I have all my favorite people under one roof for the holidays! Wishing you all a happy holiday with your loved ones as well! Enjoy the tour! 
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We find it so hard to believe we have come up on our 2nd year in business this week! It’s no secret we love celebrating here, so when we realized we were approaching our 2 year class anniversary we knew we had to do something extra like run around with balloons and laugh at each other like it was all very natural! We know it was Shane Godfrey‘s favorite photoshoot to date. Huge thanks to our girl Johanna at Jo Louise Beauty for making us feel so glam that day too! #dreamteam

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All joking aside, we are seriously so beyond thankful for the love and support we continue to receive from you all! One of our most FAQ is how we got started, and it was honestly by lucky accident! With no business plan or really any kind of plan at all we threw together an event intended to help ladies write pretty holiday cards in December of 2015. Meg’s husband made a website to collect payment and we still remember that night when we posted and saw tickets being purchased texting each other like OMG people want to come!Meg Chaloner and Julie Mancini Sip & Script second birthday

We have now taught over 1000 students and teach anywhere from 1-3 classes per week. We have both phased out of custom wedding work and now have the pleasure of referring our Sip & Script alumni to brides! We also launched our licensee program and brought on Jess Glazier who is now teaching Sip & Scripts and will be taking 2018 by storm. We can’t wait to continue to grow and bring you the very best of our little calligraphy world and thank you all so much for following along!

Our main man, Shane Godfrey Photography!



sip & script calligraphy at studio carta brookline

Last month we hosted the most darling workshops in the beautiful studio of Angela Liguori, Studio Carta. For those who haven’t shopped Angela’s ribbon and desk accessories yet, you are missing out! Every spool is vibrantly-colored, 100-percent cotton Italian ribbon and she is the only US source for these Italian ribbons. Each of our attendees were able to pick out their own spool to take home!

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We hosted two session in one Saturday, which was a nice change of pace from our typical weeknight classes. In such an intimate setting, we felt like we really got to connect with every guest and were happy to hear recently that one student will be starting her own calligraphy side hustle now! It was so relaxing to have our calligraphy pens in hand, a killer acoustic spotify playlist on, and to be surrounded by creative people while sipping Angela’s husband’s signature espresso. Doesn’t get much better than that!sip & script calligraphy workshop at studio carta calligraphy beginner kitMeg Chaloner and Julie Mancini at Studio Carta

Thanks to Nectar & Green we had some organic pressed almond milk to accompany our espresso!nectar & green at sip & script calligraphy class at Studio Carta Brooklinesip & script calligraphy class at studio carta beginner calligraphy class

At Studio Carta, you can’t help but feel happy surrounded by all the color, and the bright sun filled room is as though there’s a permanent Instagram filter all around you. We absolutely loved this collaboration, and cannot wait for our next trip here!studio carta italian ribbon hand lettering quote adventure awaitsstudio carta and sip & script class desk accessoriessip & script calligraphy beginner studentMeg Chaloner, Julie Mancini, Angela Liguori at Studio Carta



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