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Design Happy Living

Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping in to visit. Design Happy Living is my little *pop up* stationery shop that lives inside Upper Bay Frame and Gallery in League City, TX.

My love of stationery started at the age of 5. My Dad would take me to stationery shops to buy gifts for Mom, who loved fine stationery all her life, as did my Grandmother before her. ( I have my Grandmother's writing desk to this day ). Dad always knew my tiny hands could find something there for Mom that she would love.

As I got older, my love of beautiful stationery and paper goods stayed with me and no matter where I travelled, I would seek out shops that sold fine stationery and paper goods and always bring home *something* with me.

Now, it brings me so much happiness to bring the smell, the textures, the illustrations, the beauty, and the design magic of small batch, artisan made stationery and paper lines to the Bay Area through my little pop up that is run for me by Patricia Donham, the owner of Upper Bay Frame and Gallery.

Woven in to the mix you'll find at Design Happy Living, like a pretty ribbon, are writing implements and other goodies for a beautiful desktop or gift giving experience!

I donate 20% of all of my profits to charity, and in 2018 that charity will be http://dwellwithdignity.org, where I am on the steering committee for the opening of the first Houston chapter of this wonderful charitable organization using the power of beautiful design to create *forever homes* for families that need them.

I invite you to visit Design Happy Living anytime during normal business hours for Upper Bay Frame and Gallery:

10-6 Monday - Friday | 10-4 Saturday | Closed Sunday.

at 2450 E. Main, close to South Shore Harbor Drive, in the same center as the freestanding Starbucks

If you would like me to carry something that you don't see, or you have a special request, please reach out to me at designhappyliving@gmail.com.

You can also shop my stationery lines on Amazon, if you prefer, at http://amazon.com/shop/designhappyliving but you lose that experience of *touch* that is so essential to the enjoyment of fine papers, so I hope you'll come in, relax, look around, and let Patricia and her staff serve you a cup of warm coffee or tea while you enjoy shopping.

And if you love what you see, and know of fellow paper lovers, please help me spread the word that my little shop exists...I would so appreciate it!

Thank you!

Leslie Carothers

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