Cyber Monday/Small Business Saturday, whatever you want to call it… take 40% off all digital Christmas card designs today in the shop! As always, thank you for your support.
I hate Halloween.
Literally despise it.
Maybe I’ve shared that on here before, and if I have, my bad. I wish there was a way I could make my children hate it too so I don’t have to take them trick-or-treating for the next 10 years.
Sorry, total downer, but it’s the truth.
There is one good thing about Halloween. And that is that the very next day is November 1st, when means Christmas music on repeat via Pandora, Fresh Balsam candles burning 24/7, and all things holiday are out in full force..
I mean really, how can you be in a bad mood over the next 2 months?
To top it all off, if you’re the overachiever who likes to get your Christmas cards ordered by Thanksgiving, good news for you! Christmas cards are now available in my Etsy | shop | 12 designs in all, a few favorites from last year, but mostly new designs for 2014! Digital versions are available so you can print as many as you like, wherever you choose, or you can order actual cards directly from me.
Enjoy and Happy November!
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!
. . . . .
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).
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…
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.
(click the image to be redirected)
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 | …
A few new baby shower invites…
Some notecard designs…
And kid’s birthday party invitations…
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.