Saturday, September 3, 2016

My LuLaRoe Journey Part One

A few months ago I went to a local LuLaRoe consultant's house to try on some leggings I bought from her Facebook group. It was my first LuLaRoe purchase and I was mostly just a little curious about what the fuss what about. While I was there I decided to try on a few more things. I tried on a dress that I thought wouldn't work on me, guess what? IT WORKED ON ME! I was so excited and wanted to try on more. I ended up leaving her house with 11 items! I was probably her favorite customer that day! On the drive home I thought to myself, "You know what? That was a lot of fun! I want to do this!" I was actually so excited about it, that I pulled over and texted my husband right then and there, "I know what I want to do with my life! I want to be a LuLaRoe consultant!" He texted back, "What's LuLaRoe?" Haha! Now, a few months later we have a basement full of LuLaRoe skirts, shirts, leggings, kimonos and dresses. I've hosted parties, taken pictures and become excited overtime I get a new shipment of inventory!

The clothes! You guys, THE CLOTHES! They're are comfortable! Not only are the comfortable but they're affordable, stylish, fun, modest and practically one-of-a-kind. LuLaRoe only makes about 1200-2000 items using one pattern. They ship them out to various consultants around the US and once they're gone, THEY'RE GONE! If you see an item you like, you need to buy it! You might very well be the only person in your area with that exact dress, leggings, shirt or skirt. Also, the patterns are so fun! My favorites so far have been Bigfoot leggings (my husband is a believer and I tease him about it!), feathers, florals, and solid leggings paired with a fun patterned Irma Tunic.

I was lucky enough to snag the Bigfoot leggings, because they were a legit "unicorn" print. If you're knew to LuLaRoe lingo, a Unicorn print is one that everyone wants and that might be difficult to find in the style and size you want! Like I said above, if you see something you love, you better get it before it's gone! :) 

LuLaRoe's story is amazing. It all started with a woman, DeAnne Stidham, our leader wanting to make a skirt for her daughter. Here's a video the full story:

LuLaRoe's designer, Patrick is equally amazing. 

 I read that before LuLaRoe releases any new style, they test is out on multiple body types to makes sure it's flattering for all! No wonder I fell in love with a dress I thought wouldn't work on me! This company is LEGIT! They knew it would look great on me before I did! I keep telling people LuLaRoe uses magic to sew their clothing items. Maybe it's magic or maybe it's just pure genius and passion, either way I'm so grateful for this company and the confidence they've brought back into my life. I'm wearing clothes I love and feel totally comfortable in, AND I'm able to help other women do the same!

It's so fun to have a customer or friend come over and try on clothes. When they find something they love, you can just see it in their face. I'm so grateful I can be a part of it. As an added bonus, I get to be with my kids, make my own hours and help my family get closer to our dreams. We recently bought a house and want to finish the basement and yard -- which we affectionately refer to as our little dirt patch! We also want to be debt free and travel the world. Because of LuLaRoe I'm much closer to these dreams becoming a reality! I get excited just thinking about it! I get excited overtime another box of inventory arrives! It feels like Christmas every few days I open a new box. I'm happy! I'm fulfilled knowing I'm contributing to our family's income. My children get to watch their mom run a business. I want to teach them that if you put your mind to something and work hard, you can accomplish anything! 

If you're like I was and want to know what all the fuss is about, join my Facebook group here

If you're interested in joining my team click here.

Now, I'm about to go snuggle my kids an watch a movie, because I CAN! Added bonus: I'm wearing a cute and comfy Cassie skirt and Irma shirt while doing it! :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy (almost) Canada Day -- Let's Celebrate with a FREE Digital Print

Hello my neighbors to the north (and anyone else reading this)! If you don't know, my husband is Canadian. He was born in a tiny little blink-and-you-miss-it town in Southern Alberta. One thing I noticed about my husband when we first started dating was that he had A LOT of Canadian pride. Canada flags everywhere. The word "eh" being used more frequently than a mountie rides a horse. Talk of ketchup chips and Wonderbars were relentless. He even dressed up as "Captain Canada" for our first Halloween together. My man may live in the US of A, but his heart beats back bacon and maple syrup. Now that we have little ones together, you better believe he insists that they are aware of their father's native land, and all the traditions that go with it. Canada Day is NEVER overlooked here. To help spruce up the festivities this year, I created this free Canada Day printable. So, if you are also celebrating this July 1st, feel free to print one off and display it in your home -- whether it be to the North or South of the boarder.

To download and print this digital art, click on the image below and it will take you to the download page. Once downloaded you can either print from your home computer, or have it printed at your favorite printing place. The dimensions are 8x10.


Happy Canada Day!

Friday, June 3, 2016

You Are My Sunshine

I'm so excited about this new custom wrapped canvas I added to my shop. It would be perfect for a nursery, children's room, or play room. Just send me your little one's name, birthday (or any other info you would like put in the grass area) and I'll make it and ship it right to you! If you want to order one, click here!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New Kitchen Prints - Finally

Hello! Long time no see! I haven't been keeping up with the old blog since I discovered Instagram. I kind of miss it. Maybe it's time I start blogging a bit again. While I think it over, let me share some of my new kitchen prints with you. They're available over at my Etsy shop. While I'm talking about my Etsy shop, did you know I changed the name? It's now Happy Chickadee Design. Holy smokes, it's hard coming up with a new shop name. Everything I liked was already taken. I finally decided on Happy Chickadee Design. The Chickadee bird has significance in our family, and instead of just prints, I've been wanting to sell other items (someday) so I wanted a name to reflect all aspects of my work . . . not just the prints (although, that's all I'm still selling at the moment!)

Aaaaannnyhow, pictured below are some of the new kitchen prints I've been working on. They're all available at my Etsy shop now, or will be soon.

In case you're new, I sell digital art prints. That means you buy my designs, they're emailed to you right after purchase, and you get to print them out however you want to hang in your home. Some customers print them on card stock and then frame them, others have them printed on canvas, and a few put them on posterboard like material to hang up. I LOVE when customers share pictures with me of where my prints end up. It's so fun!

I'm thinking of selling my prints as groups again. I just need to mull it over and decide exactly how I want to do that. Until then check out a few of my new designs:

Have a happy day!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Clover's Photoshoot

Every once in a while, I bring out the big camera and fiddle around with it. I did so recently, and below are some of the pictures I took. Most of them are of Clover, she's the perfect little model to practice on.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Clover's Blessing

At the start of October we decided to take a family trip to Boise, Idaho. We wanted to visit with family and friends, and while we were there, we decided to host a little get-together and Jim's Aunt Nona's, and bless Clover.

We had most of our Boise Callister family come, as well Jared and Audie Jacobs with their children, and our friends, the Hallings. 

Jim smoked pork shoulder and made yummy pulled pork sandwhiches. Other people brought sides and desserts, and it ended up being a lovely little event. 

I posted a few pictures below:

Hunter and Allie (below) have an arranged married. I'm pretty sure they're on board since they "got married" to each other while we were visiting in Boise. They're so cute. I really do hope it works out for them! :)

Jim blessed Clover on Sunday, October 4th at Aunt Nona's house in Boise. The blessing is below:

Clover Valentine Jacobs’ 
Baby Blessing

October 4, 2015

Our Father in Heaven, by the power of the Holy Melchizedek Priesthood which we hold, we hold this infant in our arms, and give her a name and a blessing. The name that she will be known on the records of the church is Clover Valentine Jacobs. Clover, at this time we give you a blessing that you will be healthy and strong. Our Father in Heaven wants you to know how much you are loved, and as you are here with your family members and friends, please know that you have good influences and examples all around you. Follow those examples throughout your life. 

Your name is synonymous with luck and with love. We’re lucky to have you in our home, and you’re in a home full of love. Your brother and sister love you very much, and they’re going to be good examples to you throughout your life. We know that if you follow their example and guidance, you’ll be blessed. 

We bless you with a strong conscience, that you’ll be able to choose the right paths. Know that when you choose the right paths, it will lead you to freedom. And as our leaders have said, and talked about in conference this day, the right paths lead to better choices, and better freedoms, which will lead you into eternal life. 

Your Father in Heaven loves you very much, as does your family, and we will always be there for you. We bless you with strength, health, and the ability to grow in the gospel. We bless you with all these things, and say them in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.