05 February 2014
I'm excited to tell you that I recently added a few new card designs to my Etsy shop as well as two new prints. I'm in love with pastels paired with Kraft envelopes lately, and hope you enjoy my new cuties. It's my hope that my customers will use these cards to uplift and encourage those around them. I love snail mail, and it really brightens my day when I receive a handwritten note from a friend. Seriously, it MAKES MY DAY! Hope you make someone's day soon!! And, if you want to do that with my designs, I won't stop you. ;)
There's one I'm really loving for Valentine's Day that is not pictured above. Go check it out!
28 January 2014
We started our weekend off right with a hike in the Gorge. Latrouell Falls is so beautiful, and it's literally a 30 minute drive from our house. When we arrived, a park ranger gave Steve a pin and a temporary tattoo for Teddy. I thought he handed him a year round camping pass the way Steve reacted!
Being in nature totally makes me put all of life into perspective. It reminds me how small I am, how grand the earth is and how magnificent the Intelligent Designer is as well.
Teddy and Steve love playing together, and it's amazing to see how much that boy loves his papa. Steve will wrap him up in a blanket and fly him around the house. He will get down on the ground, and let Teddy climb and crawl all over him. These guys are two peas in a pod.
We finished up the weekend with some basketball and park time with Teddy, some yard work while T napped and just some quality family time.
Our Sunday was restful until 10:30 that night when Teddy woke up with croup. It was really scary to hear his seal-like cough, but I was thankful for a friend who is a night owl and a nurse so I quickly reached out to her for advice. Baby boy is on the mend, but is teething and throwing toddler fits in the process. So this week already feels so long, but that's just the reality of motherhood. It's not always just shits and giggles.
How was your weekend?
11 January 2014
03 January 2014
Just thought I would post my goals here as a reminder of what I want to do / be in 2014:
2. Read more books
3. Get out my SLR
4. Be present and intentional
5. More focus and cut out distractions
6. Eat a green a day
7. Work out weekly
8. Read the bible
9. Pray more
10. Give of my time and self
What are your goals for 2014?
26 November 2013
20 October 2013
Steve suggested we take a hike after a friend and I hosted a lovely baby shower for a dear, dear friend. I was ready to get outside and breathe in some fresh air because we have had some amazing sunny Fall weather here in Oregon. We drove out to the gorge a bit passed Multnomah Falls to Wahclella Falls. It was late in the afternoon and cool under the shade of the evergreens and bright yellow and orange maples. We put Teddy in his hiking carrier and trekked to the most enchanting waterfall. The roar from the waterfall was deafening, and it created a strong breeze that gently lifted little stands of my long, brown hair. It amazed me that such power could come from water simply falling off a cliff. I stood there in awe.
I loved watching Teddy soak up his environment and smile from the new perspective of being high up in the air on Steve's back. He touched trees and leaves and smiled on the prospect of this new adventure. Seeing the world through his wonder is like being born again. It seems as if just when you are losing hope, God gives you children to open your eyes to the wonder and beauty of his creation again. And it's breath-taking.
|These two have my heart. How could they not?!|
My good husband reminded me that this is being free and this is living...that I was living up to my username / blog name, and I liked that.
26 September 2013
Hey friends, my cards are tangible, not just computer graphics anymore! I'm so happy with the designs and colors!!! Eek! Just finished printing a bunch, and they go so well with my rose earrings that I made little sets for $7.50. It's a gift under $10 for a friend. Sweeeeeet! Check out my Etsy store when you have a chance // I LIVE TO CREATE.