the haps

somedays i don’t have much exciting going on here, but i still feel like i have so much to share!  over the last seven years of blogging, i have been blessed with many friendships in the blogging world, and am still constantly inspired by them and several other bloggers that i wish i knew!


even though i’ve never met emily, i’d like to call her a friend.  isn’t it weird how blogging does that?  she is constantly inspiring me!  this week, she has created some free easter printables for us!


i need this in my home!  so excited to print this out.  i’m thinking i may even try to watercolor some of the letters…


alissa is a real life friend who i met through blogging years ago.  she has since grown her blog and brand and created a wonderful media group that i have been pleased to be a part of on several occasions.  alissa just revamped her look with a new blog and it is nothing less than stunning!  grab a cup of coffee and go sit down with her for awhile.


myquillin, aka the nester, has been an inspiration to me since i started blogging.  i’ve had the pleasure of meeting her in person several times and she is a joy to be around!  when i first opened my shop, the nester gave my business the biggest boost it could ever get by collaborating with me to make customized nesting place posy pins for her readers.  i will forever be grateful for her support!

the nester has written a book!!! her tagline “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” has always hit home with me, and i can’t wait to pour over her book!  you can pre-order yours now!

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this girl brings jesus into every room she walks, and i’m grateful to be able to call her my sister (in-law).  denise and her girls are visiting this week.  she is the kind of friend/family that you can get comfy with right away and know she isn’t judging or critiquing, just loving on me and sharing her always encouraging, sometimes challenging words.


are you following along with east coast creative‘s creating with the stars?  it is almost too much.  inspiration overload.  i can’t  even.

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and here’s a sneak peek at something that has been in the works for months and months.  apparently, i am the slowest decision maker in the world.  i’m all hurry up!  then wait……… i want to think on it for awhile.  but right now, i’m in love!  things still need a bit of tweaking, but i am excited to be making progress!  huge thanks to my ever-so-patient designer joanna (when she was little, she babysat my oldest!).

ok, there’s your daily dose of inspiration overload!


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    Pull the trigger NOW on the new logo!!!! I love it! It’s so cute! Some of these you’ve linked to I’ve never read so I’ll check them out. Always looking for some inspiration!!

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    I’m so flattered! You know when you feel a certain way about someone and you really don’t know if it is reciprocated? I totally think of you as a friend and now it feels nice to know I’m not alone :)

    Now if you could just tip me over the edge to moving to SLO, we might become real life friends.

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    The new logo is adorable!!! I love it!

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    LOVE the new logo!! Lots of happys here ~ thanks for sharing.


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    I said this to Denise in a post, I am so grateful to have met her through your blog. You have no idea how much I treasure that lady and it’s thanks to you :)

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    Eeek! So many co-faves.

    But that watercolor brand/logo…. beautiful!

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    I LOVE CWTS! Did you know that Ssrah Dorsey used to live in Pismo? I actually hadn’t heard about her blog until I went to her garage sale and bought her out of fabric :)

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