Kelly Roach is my editorial assistant at Pizzazzerie. She handles..oh..just about EVERYTHING with grace and patience. I am not quite sure how I got along without her. She recently launched her stationery studio so of course, it pleases me to no end to dish all about it! Kelly is also a former Texan so the name, Mesquite Press, is just one of my favorite aspects of her new biz! She is a such a talent in every way. Our favorite design so far? “From the desk of E. Bunny” – HOW CUTE! Learn a bit more about Kelly + Mesquite Press below!
Mesquite Press is a custom stationery studio focused on personal stationery for everyday. Kelly’s idea behind Mesquite Press is that custom stationery doesn’t just have to be for special occasions– social stationery deserves its place in the sun too! Kelly also loves to pull an event together with the right paper products that perfectly match the theme/personality/vision behind the party and its honorees, which is where the custom wedding and shower invites come into play.
“My favorite thing is working with a client to create an entirely custom design based on their personality and individual taste, ” Kelly shared. “I offer special packages for family stationery, including one for families with a baby on the way– a set of birth announcements and a set of social stationery for the newly expanded family to use as thank-yous or whatever they desire. (Could be a really cool shower gift! : ))”
What exactly makes the perfect paper product, you ask? Perfection is in creating something that not only looks beautiful, but also has a deeper meaning and incorporates details that make the design uniquely yours. “I named my studio Mesquite Press because, to me, the mesquite tree embodies the same qualities I want my brand to carry—strong and unique. Also known as ironwood, mesquite lumber is characterized by its strength and durability… Grill with mesquite and you’ll find it imparts a flavor unlike anything else… Grind up the pods from the tree and you have flour that adds a sweet and nutty taste to baked goods. That’s what my work at Mesquite Press is all about—strong enough to make a bold impression, completely unique and always sweet.”