Kindness Goes a Long Way

Be light shining in the darkness.
Show kindness to others.
Love people so they won't forget that the world is still full of good.
Give people a reason to smile, in the midst of all they may be going through.
Help each other out.

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Beautiful Paintings by a 3-year-old Girl

These gorgeous paintings are created by a 3-year-old girl who has autism. She loves to paint, and as you can see, she does it so very well.

Check out her site to see more paintings and learn more about Iris.


Dreams Happen // New Print Available

Here is a pretty little reminder to never give up. Why? Because dreams really do happen. Every day.

It's so easy to give up on your dreams, goals, and what you want in life, especially when doubt, negativity, not to mention long to-do lists get in the way. As we get older, we tend to think that our options are slowly dwindling down to almost nothing and that we are trapped in whatever 'place' we are currently in... 

But if this 'dream' makes you happy, I say go for it! The joy of something achieved is worth the journey.



Etsy Shop Now Open!

I am so happy to announce that my Etsy shop is finally up and running! It is full of positive and uplifting stuff.

Check out what's in store. And for the entire month of July, I am offering 20% off every purchase. Be sure to enter promo code: NEWSHOP20 at checkout.

I really want to be able to reach out to as many people as I can so selling my prints as "digital downloads" (where you purchase, download, and print them yourself at home) has allowed me to price them MUCH lower than if I were printing and shipping them for you.

Just like my other shop, 20% of all profits will be donated. Currently, we are supporting a lovely couple trying to adopt a child from Uganda.

I am constantly being inspired to do more so please check back often for updates and new items. And if you have any special requests, let me know and I will do my best to accomodate.

I'm a Sucker for Smiling Animals

...especially cats.

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The Beautiful Adopt Children

I am not referring to pretty, attractive people. I mean people with BEAUTIFUL HEARTS. Adoption is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child. And it takes a lot of work and a lot of money! (I had no idea!) It also requires a lot of emotional strength to go through the ups and downs of it all, and a tug on ones heart that says "this is what I want to do... I want to love another's baby like it was my own". It is not for everyone. But for those who have chosen to adopt, whether out of not being able to have your own children, out of wanting more children, or just out of a heart for your love of children in need of a good, safe, and loving home, to you I say THANK YOU.

My best childhood friend and her husband have decided to adopt a child from Uganda. I was so moved by their decision that I have decided that 20% of all profits from my online store (Soon to be 2 stores! See below) will go towards helping them BRING HOME BABY THATCHER. Please check out their blog and read about their journey. They have a long way to go but they are determined. I am so proud of them!

***Also, I am currently working on an Etsy shop which will be full of instant downloadable prints. I will keep you posted!***

Have a great weekend :)


Online Print Shop is Now Open!

I am so excited to announce that I have finally opened up my online shop!

I have been working on this for a very long time, surprisingly. Things move slow when you work full-time and then have a baby. But I am so happy to be finally sharing it with you all.


It is full of mostly happy prints... pretty happy prints. Hopefully you will find one that speaks to you and brings a smile to your face.

Available items include:
Art prints with framing optional
Stretched canvases
iPhone cases (from 3G to the almighty 5)
Galaxy S4 cases,
iPad hard covers & skins
MacBook skins
Shirts & Hoodies
Tote bags
Throw pillows
Greetings cards

PLUS! 20% of all profits are donated to charity... more on that later :)

I plan to create new pieces often so please check back. Thanks again for everyone's support on this blog and this shopt. I hope my designs will bring a happy little item to each home, making it more joyful.


Make Mistakes

Make mistakes. It's OK.
You can't have success unless you are willing to fail a little along the way.
Nobody likes to fail... but it is better than having the regret of not trying at all.

Image found here.


Compare Yourself to Others No More

"Comparison is the thief of joy" --- True dat. Every time I find myself comparing my life to others, it's not like it makes me happy... instead, it makes me miserable. It makes me focus on my lack and not my blessings (that truly are abundant). Having this situation or that thing that someone else has will not make us happy. We will continue to compare and compare and compare, and constantly focus on our lack. Nothing will ever be enough. Thus, it is a mindset that needs to be consciously altered in order to break the habit.

Yes. I agree. This is easier said than done. Boy, do I ever agree! It is practically engrained in us to compare our lives to others. It is something I am sure we all struggle with at some point (or most of the time) and really need to be honest with ourselves and realize the joy it steals in our lives.

That is why I am such a huge fan of writing down what I am thankful for. Everyday. Mostly when I am feeling down in the dumps and that I am not getting all the "stuff" I think I deserve right now.

Image found here.


Oh Happy Day // Print

Gold + Happy = I need it I want it

Get your pretty self one here.