Why showing gratitude makes me happy

Someone, somewhere along my journey taught me the importance of gratitude.  I wish I could remember exactly who that person was.  When I say gratitude, I don’t mean thanking people.  I think it is important and respectful to say “thank you”, but what I am referring to...

when failure sends you running for cover

Being a creative often means experimenting with new things. Sometimes these experiments lead to beautiful creations, but more often than not they just create frustrations. Frustration is a perfect way to describe my trials and errors with an embroidery machine over...

toot toot ahh beep beep

I started this week talking about Abbie so it only seems appropriate to end it on her, too. This first week without her has been a little surreal.  At some point I had convinced myself that she was just away at day care, despite the fact that I watched her take her...

thank YOU for being a friend, abbie

Friday we had to let go of a beloved family member. Abbie’s health deteriorated to the point that it felt inhumane to not give her peace. It is not at all how I wanted her life to end. It is not a decision I ever want to be forced to make. I wanted her to die...

little seeds

“From little seeds grow mighty trees.” I absolutely love this quote!! The first time I saw it I knew it had to go on a bodysuit! It is perfection. I have not made it a secret that I was abused as a child, so I read this quote from probably a different perspective than...

where do i grow from here

When I started out on this venture of creating a handmade business, it all stemmed from a need to live creatively. My thoughts and focus were solely on what I could create and how to create it.  Then I shifted to thinking about where and how to sell these creations....
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