Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Back-To-School Printable

I have been loving the collaboration game lately. Besides the great networking opportunity, it also allows me to stretch myself and step outside my comfort zone. It lets me discover what more I can do and opens new doors! Is that cheesy enough for ya?!

This week I am so excited to be teaming up with Jamie from Wander and Scout for a little 
back-to-school printable with her theme this year, "Stick to the task". Jamie is  

Download this printable HERE!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nurse's week!

Hiya pals!

So I started a new job, at a different part of the company I've worked for for almost two years. This new office has about double (or more) the therapists, and we also have a few doctors! which means we have a few nurses! 

I'm probably not alone in thinking nurses are the ultimate badasses of the universe... right? right.

WELL GUESS WHAT it's NURSE'S WEEK! Let's shout it from the rooftops and tell all the nurse we know how loved and appreciated they are! ARE YA WITH ME? Here I'll make it easy for you! 

This week you can download and print these two cards for the nurses in your life! 

 Download this one here

And this one here! 




Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Infinitely More

I hadn't had a very hard life before 2014 struck. Well at least I thought I hadn't. When I was younger, from about 3rd-5th grade I had some pretty bad anxiety. It was about the weather, fire drills, something happening to my mom, and on and on. I was in therapy for about a year, which helped a tooon. For the most part, the anxiety was gone. And when it was gone it was gone. I didn't really think of it as a trial, because I was pretty young, and I guess I was resilient.

Ironically in 2014, something did happen to my mom. Cancer happened, that SOB. It was a year of prayer, and patience, and relying on my Savior. There were moments when all I could do was collapse to the floor of my bedroom and pray that my mama could feel some relief from the chemo demons. chemons, if you will. (I just made that up and I'm really mad I didn't think of it 3 years ago) In the past few years, I've gone through a few bouts of gnarly anxiety, which I would still have if it weren't for *que hallelujah chorus* Modern Medicine. Thank you, Lexapro. I heart you.

ANYWAYS.

As part of this Easter campaign for the church, we were sent little stories by influencers and their experiences with trials, overcoming, and the atonement. Ashley Lumieux of The Shine Project shared her story of adopting two beautiful children, then losing them suddenly in a custody battle. This is what she said... "People often say that we're not given more than we can bear; my family's life is proof that this simply isn't true. We are given more than we can bear. We are not exempt from pain, but this does not mean we do not have a loving God. In fact, because of the experiences that He knew we'd go through that could break us, He has provided a way of peace, of hope, of light, and of pure love for us through His son, Jesus Christ."

Let me tell you. I could not agree more. God DOES give us things we can't bear by ourselves, but Christ is there to make the difference. (as Brad Wilcox says, "Christ is the difference"

I know with every part of me that Jesus Christ lives. He is our advocate, He is our mentor, He is a light in the darkness, He is our brother, He is our friend, He is our savior. We can't do life without him.

"God sent His son to walk with man". Heavenly Father WANTS US TO BE HAPPY. So while this life is unbearable and so, so difficult at times, there are things to help us. There is family, there is the peace of temples, the peace of the scriptures, and there is the Gospel. On a less reverent note, there is Diet Coke, Harry Potter, and the aforementioned anxiety/depression medication.

I'm SO glad that this stigma is being broken, slowly but surely.

NOWWW the moment you've all been waiting for... a free printable! Hang this where you can see it and be reminded that YOU ARE MORE than your depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PPD, or whatever demon you are fighting. And most importantly, remember that you are not alone.


(you can totally crop out my watermark after you print it.)

Monday, October 3, 2016

Halloween Printables!

HEY IT'S OCTOBER! I put up Halloween decorations at work today and it made me so excited for the next few months of festivities! I scratched up a few Halloweeny prints today at work, and decided it's too late in the month (ha, 3 days) to put them in the shop, sooo.. FREE PRINTABLES! Sorry I don't have anything fancier, I'm putting most of my time toward my secret project annnd Thanksgiving/Christmas prints. Sorry not sorry about that.

Anyway! Happy Halloween month everybody! 

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

You Have What You Have

Ok, so I just finished a book. THIS IS BIG, you guys. I am the queen of starting books and never finishing them. I have been this way since I was a wee little elementary school goer. ANYWAYS. I started Perks of Being a Wallflower, and finished 3 days later. My mind is blown, this book is so good, everyone read it. 

These words were particularly amazing to me, because this is what I have been taught my whole life, but Stephen Chbosky just put it perfectly. Don't let anyone minimize your pain. ever. 

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Beary Cute Print

Hi hello heyyyy!

So, I go through phases of which animal is my favorite. I'm actually 6 years old.


But lately it has been a bear, and that favorite has stuck around for quite a while! Don't go raining on my parade with something like "It wouldn't be your favorite if you met one in the woods..." because JOKE'S ON YOU I just watched Once I Was A Beehive and they taught me what to do in such situations... although I'm sure I would just faint with either type of bear.


ANYWAYS! Thought I'd combine my love for folk art with my love for those big cuddly monsters.

Three more color options over at Whitton and White!









Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pawnee Love

Sometimes the people of Pawnee Indiana just hit it right on the nose.

Click on the "SHOP" link above to see these as prints!




Back-To-School Printable