We put so much pressure on ourselves to say the perfect thing, don’t we? That’s one of the biggest hurdles in trying to be there for someone during a difficult time. But when your life is falling apart, there’s no magical phrase to make it all better. In fact, there’s really nothing you can say to someone to make it hurt less or feel OK, mostly because the person suffering doesn’t actually need you to talk. They need you to listen. To be present. To be okay with silence if they don’t feel like talking.
My New Year's posts on Instagram and Facebook were about the two words I'm choosing to focus on in 2016: "uncomfortable" and "intentional." I expla...
I really like doing these little comic-style illustrations, and if I could clone myself, I'd love to do a page-a-day visual diary as a passion project. Without further ado, I give you January through March of 2015!
Dear friends, Please excuse the extreme delay between my last post, introducing our Empathy Cards, and this one, talking about the insane trip tha...
July was wholesale gift show season again, and I went to Atlanta, then to my mom’s induction into the Quilting Hall of Fame in Indiana, and to Columbus to visit my friend Allison at Igloo Letterpress, then came back to find out our totes and towels were delayed again.
I have a lot of heart for this piece -- it's one of my favorites even though we've recently discontinued it.
Hi guys, Next time you check out our shop, you'll notice something awesome: all our prints, dish towels, tote bags and tiny card sets are CHEAPER! Yep, we've lowered prices on all those things by up to 25%! (I know. That pretty much never happens, right?) But we've made some changes to our production processes, and not to sound like a used car salesman or anything, but we wanted to pass the savings on to you.
Altitude Summit, or "Alt Summit," or just "Alt," is a business conference for bloggers, creatives and designers held in Salt Lake City. Since its inception in 2009, it's expanded to include an online channel where folks can take ongoing classes from blogging and social media experts, as well as an entire online conference, as well as one-day Alt Design Camps on various topics held around the country. In the past, the flagship conference has always been held in January in Salt Lake City, but by popular demand, this year, they're holding a second conference in June. (And the keynote speaker is Martha Stewart!!!!!!)
Hi, friends! Despite what I thought were my best efforts, that thing is happening where I've overcommitted myself again. Instead of approaching each day and task with clarity and intention per my nice little vision board, I've been doing the opposite, and the craziness has been mounting since before Christmas. So here is me, refocusing.
I am in the middle of writing a gratitude/Thanksgiving post so massive, I'm not finished with it yet -- but in the meantime, I wanted to make sure you guys all know about our Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday/Hanukkah/Thanksgiving sale.
It's beginning to look a lot like November! I've just added boxed holiday cards to the shop. (Non-US customers: you guys can order them from my Etsy shop.) Our boxes contain 8 cards with envelopes, and cost $18. If you want to buy a whole bunch to send to everyone you know because they're so awesome, get in touch and we can likely work out a discount.
The shop! It's open! (Finally.) International buyers: I'm not set up to ship outside of the US through this shop yet, but you can also buy all the ...