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Praying for a Sweet Family

I haven’t actually written a blog post since November. Yikes! If you’re still with me, bless your heart.

It’s amazing how much of my day is now devoted to Avery, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Between being a mama, wife, working a “real” job, and holding down my Etsy shop on the side, our lives have between crazy chaotic, but that’s what we signed up for, right?

I have more posts scheduled, most that are now somewhat baby-related (go figure), some new recipes, crafts, DIYs, etc.. I’m a little all over the place these days, and blogging is few and far between since it’s about the last thing I think of when Avery’s down for a nap, but I’m really trying to be more consistent. We’ll see!

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On a completely different note, my heart has been so heavy the past week as I learned about the loss of a dear friend from college.
Two weeks ago, a freak accident left Lauren fighting for her life after she was was life-flighted to the nearest hospital.
Lauren fought for 7 days, but went home to be with Jesus on May 29.

Lauren’s medical bills will be through the roof, even after insurance. A fund has been set up to help her husband pay for her medical bills, and any other expenses he will have as he prepares for the road ahead as a single parent.

As of this morning, they’re $24,000 short of their $100,000 goal, with 114 days left. The outpouring of support for this amazing little family has been crazy, and even in the darkness, God is truly showing up and making Himself known.

For the remainder of this month, ALL proceeds from my Etsy shop will go to Lauren’s fund. Every penny.
Aside from praying for this sweet family, it’s the least I can do to give her husband and kids peace of mind as they face uncertain times ahead.

Please, join me in praying for her husband, Jayson, and their two babies, Laim (3), and Evelyn (1).

Watercolor & A Giveaway!

If you follow me on Instagram, you noticed the other day I was playing around with watercolor. I have to admit, watercolor is so frustrating to me. Maybe because I’m a perfectionist and you can never get the exact look you’re going for when it comes to watercolor. The colors are never even. You can never stay inside the lines. The list goes on.

But, it leads to some pretty neat backgrounds and textures, so I don’t completely hate watercolor.

There are a couple new instant download prints in the shop, but here’s a freebie 5×7 for all my blog followers…

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In other news, I’m so so so excited to be part of a huge giveaway over on thewiegands.com! I’ve known for a few months that I was going to be part of this, and I’m so glad I can finally spill the beans! There’s a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins (that alone is good enough reason to enter), as well as giveaways from tons of other shop owners.

Go. Enter. Now.
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This Doesn’t Even Get a Title

To say this little corner of cyberspace has been neglected lately is an understatement, but I’m (hopefully) making a comeback in the blogging world while little man naps. I’ve added tons of new items to the shop, am part of an exciting giveaway with one of my favorite blogs coming up next month, and have some new ideas for DIY projects galore.

But first, I’ve added 10 new rubber stamps to the | shop | …

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A few new baby shower invites…

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Some notecard designs…

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And kid’s birthday party invitations…

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You can also follow | @designbylulu | on instagram for exclusive discounts and new items before they hit the shop!

Thanks for sticking with me throughout the last 7 months as we’ve adjusted to life with a baby! It feels good to finally be back.

Better Late than Never

You’d think that since I make announcements for clients, I’d be on top of it when it came to making them for my own son.

You’d think.

The funny thing is, I was totally organized when it came to his announcements. I had the envelopes addressed, lined, and stamped a week before his due date. I also had his announcement designed, all that was missing was his stats and a photo.

Then he arrived.

And I was too busy snuggling, loving, and kissing this adorable little mini-Ian to upload the photos I’d taken and spend 5 minutes on the computer, putting the finishing touches on his announcement and getting it ordered.
But finally, a few days shy of his 1 month birthday, our friends and family received Avery’s announcement in the mail.

I love the way they turned out. LOVE.

Simplicity was the name of the game.

Black and white. Faux washi tape. Bold letters. A scalloped edge. Muscle car postage stamps.

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And I’m so excited to be introducing scalloped-edge paper products in the | shop | today.

Here’s a peek at what’s available now, more are coming soon!

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Just One More

As if I needed one more project to think about these next couple weeks…

But I’m just too excited about these to have them wait:

Custom rubber stamps are now available in the | shop |

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Antler Rubber Stamp

And number 2:

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Monogram with Wreath

I’m most excited because I’ve been wanting to do these for yearsssss, and finally got around to it. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Plus, use coupon code “STAMPLOVE” to take 30% off through the weekend.

Psst…More stamps are coming to an Etsy store near you, stay tuned!

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