Hello brand new week full of possibilities!
Hello coming up with new ideas for the shop!
Hello COLD weather. Isn’t it supposed to be Spring?
Hello loads of laundry.
Hello computer problems. (yuk)
Hello dirty floors and (mostly) happy kids.
Hello Mumford on Pandora. So good.
Hello thankful heart. We had a fundraiser for our adoption fund this weekend where we sold take-out meals to people at church, and it went SO WELL. Thanks to so many people helping and supporting us. It feels amazing. I also became an expert at baking sandwich rolls. And learned that these are the best.
Hello new sign in the shop. It has hooks, so it’s perfect for hanging next to a door. I kinda love it. If you’re local, this particular one is for sale at the Flower & Home Marketplace. If you aren’t local, you can order it here.
Happy Monday friends! I’m linking up with Lisa Leonard for her “Hello Monday” series. Have an amazing day!
I added a few new signs to the shop this morning. This particular one was a custom order and isn’t in the shop, but if you are interested in more info, send me an email: email@example.com
This family sign is available in the shop here.
And this one is available here.
Last week my sister Sara and I were interviewed for an article in the online magazine The Neighborlies. We talk about being entrepreneurs, how our parents influenced us, and who inspires us. We spent most of the time during the interview being dumb and laughing, but we managed to say a few intelligent things (I hope). Read it here.
I am seriously dreaming of spring-time and planting flowers and deciding if I’m going to plant a garden this year. How about you?
During our adoption journey we have been so blessed by the many people who have offered their prayers and support for our family, particularly from people whom we haven’t even met. Jodi Bates is one of those sweet people. She contacted me about partnering with her Etsy shop The Paisley Ribbon on March 13, and 25% of the revenue for that day will go toward our adoption fund.
Her shop carries adorable burp clothes and accessories. Here are some of my favorites…
If you’d like to support our adoption fund, visit Jodi’s shop on Thursday, March 13! I’ll post a reminder about it on my Facebook page on Thursday as well. If you don’t follow me on Facebook yet, click here to start.
Thank you Jodi and so many of you who have been so kind to our family!!
Happy Friday friends! I thought I’d share some recent custom signs that I worked on and a few new signs that are in the shop today.
The “Joy” sign (below) is now in the shop! I really love how this one turned out. As always, all the colors on my signs are customizable, so you can choose colors that fit your space.
And this one is in the shop too.
This little business of ours is such an immense blessing to me. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be creative and work from home with my kiddos and hubs. Have a great weekend!
Ever since Violet was born three years ago, Avery has been looking forward to sharing a room with her little sister. I had to keep telling her that Violet was too small and she wasn’t ready, but finally, a few months ago, we made the transition. It took some adjusting (ie. Violet was over-the-top excited and would keep Avery awake with her bouncing and chattering), but they’ve adjusted and now love sharing a room.
I gave the room a little makeover to celebrate the transition. But honestly, it was just an excuse for me to putter around and change things a bit, because that’s what I do.
I went to Ikea a few weeks ago, and it was so good to me. I found lots of bargains for the room, including the cork board, round metal plate, and light. I bought the cardboard ampersand at Hobby Lobby, painted the sides, and covered the front with scrapbooking paper.
I also bought the shelves from Ikea, and the print in the frame is a free download from Lindsay Letters. It fits the room perfectly.
I made a bunch of tissue paper pom poms to hang over the dresser. The cute chevron storage bin came from Wal-Mart, of all places. It’s in their laundry section.
It melts my heart to see the girls sharing a room!! There is enough of an age difference between them that they get along really well, and Avery has a lot of patience with her little sister. My girls – I just love them.
How about some randomness on a snowy Monday morning? Here are a few things I’ve been pinning recently…
This pasta dish is so incredibly yummy. My friend Sheila made it for us, and I may or may not have had seconds, then thirds, then fourths (It is true. You can ask her).
I try to make fish as much as I can because my kids happen to love it, and this is a great recipe. I’ve made it a few times in the past month.
I LOVED this idea for a girlie birthday party! I bet that doesn’t surprise you. Artist palettes as plates? Ingenious!
And because I’ve been spending so much time in the studio lately, I’ve been wanting to change it up a bit and have been looking for ideas.
And, finally, it took me about 30 years until I truly learned this and it has been incredibly freeing…
Have a great week, friends!