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Relax

07/16

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As you may have noticed, I haven’t been around much as of late. A lot has been happening behind the scenes and I just needed some time off. I didn’t really plan or tell myself that I was going to take a break from EVERYTHING, social media, blogging, the whole works. I barely kept up with a few small freelance jobs that I’ve been working on. It felt good but at the same time, I had no desire at all to create and that worried me but I didn’t think about it too much. I’ve heard so many other creatives talk about the same thing happening. Sometimes you get so depressed and stressed out that you literally can’t create anything good and I definitely didn’t want to do that to myself. So I just let it happen, I let go.

It wasn’t until the other day that I had the urge to create again, to do some lettering. I haven’t actually done any lettering yet but it gave me hope. Hope that I will continue to do the things I enjoy and hope that I will figure out what those things are. One thing I did do a ton of is reading. I LOVE reading and I read so many good books. I will share those in a later post and if you have any suggestions, please share!

Anyway, I’m hoping to get back into the habit of doing things. Writing on here, taking on more freelance work, creating just for fun. We FINALLY finished school and that has helped in giving me room to breathe and think about something other than design for awhile. We just recently moved to another city as well. Still very close to Seattle but much closer to Dustin’s work. I love it but that was incredibly stressful and I’m not quite used to the new place yet. If you follow me on Snapchat, you’ve seen some sneak peeks. It is gorgeously designed, we literally couldn’t turn it down even though it was smaller and had a higher rent. The money we’re now saving in gas actually made it cheaper than our last place. But still, it is smaller and its new which is both good and bad. Hard to find the flow right now but we’ll get there.

It’s late and I’m rambling so I’ll end with this; the break was good but I hope to start sharing and participate in the online community again. And if you ever need to take a break, just do it. We hold ourselves to the most ridiculous standards sometimes. It’s okay to take some time off, to breathe, to live.

Now go see some fireworks!!

xo, heather

Do Good

06/16

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I posted this awhile ago but something went awry with my website host and my last few posts disappeared! :( Luckily that’s all I lost though, I definitely know it could have been much worse.

Anyway, I was feeling grateful and stumbled upon this quote on Tiny Buddha. I immediately had this visual when I read it so it was one of those things I had to make on principal alone. That doesn’t really happen to me that often, getting an instant idea for a design like that. It was a nice reminder and a little break from the grind.

You can download as an iPhone wallpaper here.

Hope you enjoy your holiday weekend!

xo, heather

Positivity Wordsearch – Printable Download

08/15

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Happy Friday friends!!

Recently, I had a sudden burst of inspiration and ended up with a positivity wordsearch print. I believe in filling the world with positivity and kindness and I thought you might like to spread the love in your own homes as well. You can download both the light and dark versions below.

PS – Be Kind, Trust, Empathy, Love, Happy, Joy, Mindful, Friend, Yes

Light PMA Wordsearch | Dark PMA Wordsearch

 

Wallpaper No. 08 | Poppy

01/15

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I change my desktop wallpaper fairly often. I always like to have something refreshing and inspiring to greet me when I turn my MacBook on. My husband, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. Not that he doesn’t like to have nice wallpapers but that he never changes them. I always change them for him when he’s not looking… He appreciates it though :)

Anyway, I got the itch for something new today and decided to create my own. I really like how it turned out so I thought you might love it as well!

Desktop | Ipad | Iphone

 

Wallpaper No. 07 | 2015

12/14

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The new year is upon us and I’m so excited for 2015! I know it will be a good year and lots of amazing things will happen. In light of that, I’ve made a new desktop wallpaper to celebrate! Even though I try my hardest to live in the moment, I can’t help but wonder what’s ahead. I don’t want to know the future but it’s still interesting to think about. Sometimes things change in such a short amount of time. Next year I might look back on this very moment and be shocked at how much has happened. Actually I hope that I am. Forward is the only direction we can go from here.

Enjoy! Happy New Year everyone!!

download here.

Free Printable Gift Tags

11/14

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I seriously cannot believe that Christmas is almost here! Where does the time go? Even though I generally do not love the low temperatures, I’m really excited about this winter season. Bundling up, watching it snow, it’s all very cozy. In the city it only snows a few times so everyone stays home and get their snowboards/skis/sleds out and take over the roads. It’s really funny to me because I come from a town that snow A LOT so it’s nice to have a different perspective on snow-days.

I wanted to make my own gift tags and wrapping paper this year so I decided to share them on here as well.

Stay warm and enjoy! xo

Download: Black & White | Gray & Gold

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