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being our best selves

by Kristi Quill November 20, 2015 16 Comments

being our best selves

our over the door collection started with a simple, yet powerful sign.  over the last six years we have added many more designs to our collection.  because these signs are powerful. and because they remind us about what's important.  they encourage us to do and be our best selves.  every day.  

we started with  we can do hard things.

because we can. even when we think we can’t. homework is hard. but we can do it. and sickness is hard. and relationships. they can be hard too. but we can do hard things. we are stronger than we think. and smarter than we know. and when we believe in ourselves, we can do impossible things. because we can. and so we do. we do hard things.

we added  kindness matters.

because it does. and because it’s hard. it’s not easy to be kind. all the time. to be kind to people who might not be kind in return.  so we hung up that sign.  and we read it each day.  it inspires us to be kind.  we go out into the world. we go to school. and to work. and to the grocery store. and to the park. and to the library. and we try to be kind. to everyone. because the more kindness we pour out into the world, the more kindness comes back to us.  kindess matters.  it really does.  

my friend  ashley asked us to add  be awesome today.

so we did. and we were so moved by those words, that we created a sign to hang above our own front door.

they are also perfect to hang in a classroom. our little over the door sign is the perfect size to rest on top of a classroom chalkboard.  and the words are fabulous for students to read each day.  

be awesome today classroom chalkboard

we want to see these words each day. we want to go to practice. and to our games. and to the playground. we want to be our best selves. we want to smile more. to be positive. to share. and to make good choices. so we read this sign as we leave our house each day. and we go out and make each day the best day.  because we can.  

over the years, we’ve added several other signs to our ' over the door' collection.

our  be still and know sign has become a customer favorite!

and it sparked a wonderful  introduction to another fabulous  company.

our  go into the world and do good sign was born from another customer  favorite. and it now hangs in our studio.  a gentle reminder to all those who enter our creative space to go out into the world and spread joy and happiness.

creativity take courage is also hanging in our studio.  it inspires us to take risks. to be brave.  to have faith in our ability. and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable. 

choose your favorite(s) and hang them in your favorite space. we know that they will inspire and motivate you and your family. they will remind you to do your best. and to be your best.  every day.  

what inspiring message would you like to see hanging in your home every day?  if it's not in our collection, let us know in the comments.  we just might be inspired to add more positive signs to our collection.  

 

Use code OTD20 to save 20% off any sign in our Over The Door Collection!

 

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Kristi Quill
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16 Responses

Debbie Strotz
Debbie Strotz

April 12, 2016

Oh my goodness – such a fun room! And I must know as well, where on Earth DID you get that gigantic paint brush? I must have one!

Shannah
Shannah

March 22, 2016

This room is so gorgeous.

Joanie @ ZagLeft
Joanie @ ZagLeft

March 11, 2016

I love this. What a great room, such an inspiring place.

nicole
nicole

March 11, 2016

beautiful signs!

Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet
Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet

March 11, 2016

So creative and so cute!

Liz
Liz

March 11, 2016

I love that there is inspiration on every wall! What a welcoming home!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

March 11, 2016

I love this! so simple and important!

Holly Waterfall
Holly Waterfall

March 11, 2016

This is the cutest room ever!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

March 11, 2016

This is beautiful and inspiring!

Serena
Serena

March 10, 2016

Such a wonderful room!

Megan @ MegUnprocessed.com
Megan @ MegUnprocessed.com

March 10, 2016

I love this post! I have encourage quotes around my house too! :)

ashley - baker by nature
ashley - baker by nature

March 09, 2016

LOVE this post! So inspiring <3

Tina Marie
Tina Marie

March 09, 2016

I could get lost in this room all on my own. It’s so inviting and relaxing. Upon walking in you know you’re in for anything! I absolutely love it. Inspiration comes from your surroundings and this room will inspire.

amy
amy

February 19, 2016

What you said about the courage you need to be creative—just really resonates with me this week. After getting an art degree many years ago, I followed many other passions after I graduated. All these years later—I have been wanting to keep that part of me growing, but finding it very hard. I did a small fast doodle painting one day and posted it on social media—and the feedback was so encouraging! I have continued to do one per day and share it, which is helping me find my creative voice again and is building the courage I have been lacking to take risks. Also, in my Lent devotion I was challenged to be thankful for the words of praise people gave me and at the end of the day, offer them back to God as a beautiful bouquet. This has allowed me to be ok with hearing and receiving all the sweet comments I have heard about my doodles. I just love your quote and would love to make my own sign as a reminder!!! Thank you for sharing!

Rene
Rene

February 18, 2016

Where did you get that paintbrush in the paint room? I would love to get one for my kids playroom!

Courtney
Courtney

February 18, 2016

I think this room is timeless and kid friendly. I love the saying creativity takes courage. I was wondering where you purchased the large paint brush? It’s a great accent! Thanks :) and great job!!!

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