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Jun.13, 2014
Friends, Get to know, studio

Name…Carla Peters
Hometown…Portland
What do you do at Egg Press...Customer service
Favorite Egg Press card…I love that proceeds from our three Best Couple cards will be donated to marriage equality agencies. So Happy Smiles is pretty dang cute, though.
 
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What did you want to be when you were a kid? When I was really little, I thought the best gig in town had to be driving the ice cream truck. Runner up? Dentist.

Favorite color: Blue

Signature dish: Roasted chicken with sweet potatoes, onions and carrots.
 
Favorite artist/s:  Portlander Suzanne Elizabeth makes gorgeous paintings. She elevates ordinary scenes into sublime ones. I've also always loved paintings by Mary Cassatt. I think they're peaceful. There is an etching by Degas of Cassatt looking at Etruscan art and I like to think about that drawing. Art by an artist of an artist contemplating art.  

Favorite thing about Portland is: It is the biggest small town. Everybody knows everybody.
 
Last good book you read: Last good book? As opposed to favorite? I recently read Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude From the First Ten Years of Story Corps by David Isay. People have a lot to say when given the right forum.

Few people know that you…: I came this close >< to being a game show contestant.

What’s your favorite place on earth?: I haven't seen enough of the earth to know that. But I do love redwood forests.
 

Favorite thing to listen to when you’re working:TED talks.

Favorite names: Being a mom means that I've been able to affix my favorite names to real people. Samuel and Nina are not getting any more siblings, but I think Zinnia would be lovely for their imaginary sister. Maybe one day I will name pets Cypress and Hemlock after the residence halls of my alma mater where I lived with my sweetheart.

 

Jun.5, 2014

We thought it would be fun to ask around Egg Press what people thank their Dads for, and thus, our Checkbox Dad card was born. The replies are both goofy and poignant and we hope will inspire you to pen your own “Thank you, Dad” message this Father’s Day. Read on for some of the stories behind the quotes…

**In honor of the special holiday we are offering 25% off your entire purchase when you use the code greatdad25 through June 12.

Cassie:
"Thanks for letting me have sips from your beer”.

When I was a kid I was curious about the "adult drinks" I wasn't allowed to have. My Dad was kind enough to let me have a sip of beer from time to time. I didn't like the taste then, but now that i'm an adult I kind of get what all the fuss was about. Thanks Dad!

Carla:
“For mowing the lawn in your speedo.”

When my good friend's father passed away, she shared with me some of the memories she had of him. And amid the sadness, there was also laughter when she remembered that he would mow the lawn of their Arizona home in a Speedo. It was special to her that we were able to include it into our Father's Day card.

Tess:
“For embarrassing me in the grocery store.”

The statement on the check box card I'm writing about is about my dad embarrassing me in grocery stores. When I was old enough to really be embarrassed by such things, my dad would put on his safety glasses from work and hold my hand in the grocery store and sing really loud.  At the time, I could only laugh and feel silly and self-conscious, but now I realize the deeper lessons to be learned from being part of such a thing.  I hope I can do the same for my kids.

Kara:
“For not throwing me in the river when I got frustrated and threw my pole in.”

I grew up in Alaska. When I was little, my Dad would take me fishing and sometimes I didn't want to go. Or maybe I just didn't want to do what he wanted me to do just because he said so. One time he hooked a fish and handed me the pole, and for whatever reason, I wasn't having it. I threw the fishing pole into the river, leaving my Dad to scramble into the water to save it before it drifted away. I don't remember if he ended up catching the fish, but I know that he was mad. I have a feeling we both learned a lesson that day.

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