do you ever click over to etsy and hours later realize you've "favorited" a couple dozen must-have items? i do it ALL. THE. TIME. so today i thought i would share with you a few of the shops and things i'm loving on etsy. virtual window shopping. ;)
another wednesday and another day to share another favorite shop of mine. i love Old New Again on etsy. liz and her dad, rick, make the most adorable wooden letters, cursive words, and wall vases all made by hand in wisconsin!
we all have dreams and goals. we have lists of things we’d like to accomplish. some are little. many are big. some we write down. others we keep playing over and over in our mind. still others we keep tucked away in our heart. we want to lose 10 pounds. exercise regularly. save more money. land a new job. redecorate our bedroom. redesign our kitchen. plant a garden. we want to learn to be a better cook. repair a broken piece of furniture. mend a relationship. we want to build a better bond with extended family or reconnect with estranged friends.
every single time i post a picture of my workshop, i always get asked where i got my giant paintbrush and my bunting from. i know. i LOVE them too! ;) the paintbrush is from pottery barn kids from 5 years ago so they don't have it anymore. boo! but, my bunting is from The Bunting Shop. i LOVE the Bunting Shop. tina is the creator behind this Etsy shop and I love her unique color patterns and vintage fabrics. she has all different styles of garland and even a few quilts made of vintage fabric. they are so adorable!
words matter. i love creating custom designs for all of you and hearing the heart behind each piece or sharing with you the meaning behind my own creations. i also loved reading all of your submissions for the stories behind your BOP signs. what a treat for me!
i love it when someone asks me to create a sign that is meaningful to them or chooses one of my signs because it already has great meaning and importance for them. i also really love it when i get to see my work in a home where it serves as a reminder to be brave, do good, speak kindly, be awesome, persevere, or even bake up some of grandma's cookies.
words matter. words are important. words mold us. and shape us. and words define us. but we don't always match the Webster's definition. so we carefully and thoughtfully created definitions for some of our favorite words. and artfully arranged them on signs.
i have found that i am really looking forward to wednesdays lately. (seriously. who says that?) i am so excited to share new talent and friends that i have fallen in love with. some of these shops have amazing talent and some have inspiring purposes. better life bags has both.
it's wednesday again. time to share someone i love with you and a giveaway! i've been friends with lisa leonard for ages now and am always so inspired by her pieces and the meaning behind each one. she is honest, authentic, and doesn't hide her imperfections or the chaos that life brings with two boys, a husband, and a growing business. i was so touched by her recent posts on her trip to the Dominican Republic with Compassion International. if you haven't read about meeting her sponsored child, take a few minutes to hop over to her blog. i promise, you will be moved. this week only, 10% of all sales are going to unsponsored children through compassion interantional too!