Honey, I’m ordering take out! The Lewis Family is staying in tonight!
The great folks at People Magazine reached out to me this week!
They saw my Football Pennant Kit that I originally threw together for
They loved the 2014 spread! There was just one problem. It looked like this…
For some reason, they wanted photos featuring the colors and names of the actual teams playing in the Super Bowl this year…not the teams from 2014 🙂
I may or may not have had to look that up. 🙂 Hey, I’m a designer! Not a defensive lineman!
So we made it happen, of course!
Now you can personalize many of our Football Collection items in six (6) different colors with wording of your choice! Perfect for High schools and teams of all kinds.
A very Special thank you to People Magazine for featuring my company’s product on their website. You guys are seriously the very best. I can’ t thank you enough. Every little bit of publicity helps!
Our Baby Bunny Garden Collection features hand drawn florals and illustrations by my own mother. She drew and painted them with love especially for my sister Kristie’s daughter, Georgia’s Nursery. I then took my mother’s nearly perfect artwork, digitized it, and created coordinating repeating patterns and corresponding fonts. I then placed each item on my templates to design a one-of-a-kind baby shower collection just for Kristie. On the website now. Later, I re-used those same florals for my Georgianna’s adoption celebration invitation since it was happening the week before the shower. You can see that invitation on the website, under out Lilac Spring Collection! Coordinating items such as favor bags, rosette banners, water bottles, stickers, and more can all be personalized with baby and sweet mom’s name.
I thought we all needed this. My newest Valentines Collection, Love Letters to the World is still in the works, but here is the 11×14 art print that is on the website now. Starting at just 12.95. You can personalize it with your own family name. We – as always – ship it to your home.
Cupids don’t discriminate!
See my entire new Valentine Collection on the website here!
I cried when my kids went back to school this week (I was going holiday stir crazy, but then bawled when they went back!) and I teared up again during the President’s Farewell. I know everyone has different opinions, and feels this way and that about immigration, healthcare, etc. but that aside – Friends, I adore the Obamas. I think they love each other and are a team. They have such a cute family! I felt the exact same way about the Bushes! And don’t we all want that? Even if you feel differently on another issue?
And don’t even get me started on First Lady Michelle! To have a Harvard-educated, African American lawyer, dancing on late night, who also inspires women all around the world to get an education …well it just has meant so much to show my girls.
The beauty and privilege of being a parent is you put someone above yourself for the first time in a way you never have. For me, I figuratively stepped into another’s skin. When I became a mother, I left the blonde, blue eyed world of Loralee and saw the world from my beautifully dark skinned, darker eyed, curly haired, African babies. And boy, the world was a “darker” place. The blessings and challenges of having brown skin have become acutely aware to me. In some ways, I think I see them more clearly because I know how I am treated as a white lady and I see the differences. I’ve been forever changed. My heart, my desire for equality, my empathy, perspective, and world view has grown ten fold. Since becoming a mother, I’ve changed dramatically. I’ve been lucky during this time to have many friends who give me grace and have mothered me! They are heroes for my children both close and far! I am so grateful for all the African American trailblazers! The Obamas being one of them!
Diversity is important. Not just for the disenfranchised, but for all! We all need to experience life from a new view to become all who God meant us to be!
In 2013, I was paid to do the save the dates and the invitation suite for Granny Sarah Obama’s Birthday Celebration for the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation! It has nothing to do with why I love the Obamas of course. But it seemed fitting to include the photo for Throw Back Thursday!
Hey, Heartbreaker! My new Valentine Collection is on the website! It’s killer cute. Check it out!