Monthly Archives: April 2018

My top 5 blog posts!

I can’t believe this post is my 526th!

I started blogging back in January 2014. I’ve posted pretty regularly ever since – at least weekly (except for sabbatical weeks), but from April 2014 to April 2015 daily for my 365 day happiness is project.

I like sharing my thoughts in writing.

I’m not a super verbal person, and writing allows me to examine and express myself more intentionally.

Writing has become a part of my everyday routine. In fact it’s the first thing I do in the morning after my short meditation practice.

When I don’t do it, I feel a little disoriented 😀

Anyway, I’ve never paid close attention to my blog stats before – but I got curious, so I checked which posts were most popular.

Here are the all time 5 posts that got the most views this year:

1. My Favorite Tools: Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pens

2. Quitting my day job cold turkey wasn’t my plan A

3. Draw Yourself Back to Nature Fall Leaf Doodle Tutorial

4. My Favorite Tool: Moo Carve

5. My Vipassana 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat Reflections

I see that you enjoy my tutorials and tool reviews a lot! That makes me happy because I enjoy teaching and sharing what I know 🙂

I used to do a lot of “self reflection-y” posts, too, and I’m glad you found some of those helpful.

I forgot how much work I used to put into my blog posts! There were lots of long-form articles and custom images.

It used to take me hours (like at least 4 hours) to complete a blog post. I’ve since been re-focusing my priorities and goals for my business, so you may have noticed my articles have  become more short and sweet in the recent year.

I sometimes wonder if anybody’s reading my blog 😀 so it was nice to see that people in fact read them! He he.

Thanks for following along my journey! I’m always grateful for your support and encouragement.

Have a great week!

xo

 

 

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New retail shops near you!

Wholesale side of my business has been growing steadily this year (yay!), and several new retail shops carry my goodies now!

Here are some of the new retail shops that have partnered with me this year:

ALASKA

Cordova

The Net Loft

IDAHO

Coeur d’Alene

Mountain Madness Soap Co.

KANSAS

Lawrence

Wonder Fair

NEW YORK

Buffalo

Fern & Arrow

OREGON

Bend

Pomegranate Home & Garden

Portland

carter & rose

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia

Snap Dragon Flowers

WASHINGTON

Bainbridge Island

Whimsy

Bothell

Scout 829

Lopez Island

Paper Scissors on the Rock

Seattle

Seattle Art Museum, SAM Shop

The Wing Luke Museum

Spokane

Atticus Coffee & Gifts

Spokane Valley

The Trellis Marketplace

Tacoma

The Pacific Northwest Shop

CANADA

Calgary

Paper Root Studios

Victoria

Oscar & Libby’s

Also, Dave helped me make this handy map to locate all of my retail points of sale! I feel so fancy 😀

I believe in supporting my local small business, and I bet you do, too!

Go ahead and visit these fine businesses near you. You’ll probably find something new made by other awesome talented makers as well 💕

Thanks for your support, my friend!

xo

p.s. Don’t see a retail shop near you? Got a suggestion? I’m all ears! Tell me who else should be carrying my products in the comment 😊

Let’s celebrate spring birthdays🐣🌸

Are you a spring baby?

Or know someone who is?

I love using happy colors in my art, and these spring-y birthday cards are perfect for making someone smile on their special day!

[1. Sloth Birthday Card 2. Folk Flower Birthday Card 3. Spring Flowers Birthday Card 4. Happy Birthday Brush Lettering Card (Green, Blue, Grey) 5. Happy Birthday Brush Lettering Card (Pink, Green, Yellow) 6. Poppy Field Birthday Card 7. Party Snail Birthday Card]

It’s always nice to have a back stock of birthday cards so when a birthday sneaks up on ya, you don’t have to make an emergency trip to a drug store.

(And end up with generic, not so pretty/thoughtful cards. Nobody wants that 🙈)

Let’s face it, getting a physical notecard on your birthday is MUCH, much more special than getting a text or email.

You can hold them, smell them, see their unique handwriting, display them, and if you’re a packrat like me, store them in a shoebox for many, many years and feel all warm and fuzzy in the midst of your decluttering session 😆

So, pull up your birthday calendar and take an inventory of your greeting card drawer stat!

If you’re running low, now is a good time to stock up on them 😉

xo

p.s. In case you missed the link, you can shop my greeting cards here.

p.p.s. Don’t forget, you get free U.S. shipping for orders of $35 or more. Use coupon code “HAPPY35” at checkout!