Category Archives: Shop

Spring collection is here πŸ’

is live in the webshop 🌸πŸ₯³

Seattle has had our first snow this week πŸ₯Άβ„️ Photographing these vibrant products sure lifted up my spirits!

It’s like taking vitamin D for my soul.

. Enjoy new cards, tiny notes, postcard set, art prints, and stickers!!

Stay warm and cozy, my friend,

xo

ps. Wanna shop in-person? I’ll be atΒ in Seattle next weekend, 1/25-1/26!

Spring collection sneak preview! πŸ‘€

Happy New Year!

After my last show of the year in December, I’ve been in a deep focus mode to bring new fresh designs to life for the upcoming season.

You may remember that I’m going to a BIG stationery trade show in NYC in early Feburary. Less than a month from now.

My face looks like this 😬 when I think about what else needs to get done before then, but I’m trying not to freak out too much.

And I’m really happy with how cute they’ve all turned outπŸ₯°

I’m introducing mini enclosure notes, too, and they’re pretty adorable🐞

And, new prints!

I’m also adding a self-love postcard pack and a few new stickersπŸ’•

(don’t have the pics yet… they’re on their way!)

It’s a vibrant collection to kick off the new year and a perfect mood elevator for the grey Seattle weather.

And everything else that’s going on in the world right now πŸ˜”

Most of these (except for the Lady Bug V-day card) are not in my online shop yet but will be available in a week or so.

I will of course let you know when it’s ready.

Take good care,

xo

ps. Sign up for my newsletter to get a VIP exclusive promo code for my new collection πŸ’•

Gifts under $10 πŸŽ

I’ve been on this week – a much needed break in the midst of my busiest season.

So I’ll keep it brief – I know you’ve got a lot on your plate, too!

What I wanted to tell you today is that I’ve got lots of smaller gifts (under $10) that are perfect for stocking stuffers and add-on gifts!

If you wanna add an extra touch to round out your loved one’s gift package this holiday season, read on πŸ‘€

adorable vinyl stickers $3

These vinyl/dishwasher-safe stickers are great stocking stuffers!

You could just slip a few into your holiday greeting cards as a mini surprise ☺️

adorable magnets $4

If the stickers aren’t your thing (or they seem too permanent), grab one of my adorable magnets! They come in 4 designs.

blank notecard $5

I know buying artwork for someone else could be hard.

You don’t know exactly how much space they have or their colors in their house.

Well, most of my designs come in a smaller, notecard form! My customers often buy them to frame them as a tiny art πŸ˜‰

A little less commitment than buying a larger print.

to-do list notepad $8
market list $8

These notepads are AWESOME practical gifts for anyone. It brightens your everyday, boring tasks instantly ✨

notebook $6 (clearance, online only)

Last but not least, these little notebooks are delightful.

I’ve used them as a daily gratitude journal – they don’t have lines inside, so you could also use it as your traveling sketch book.

Ok, friend, hope this inspires your holiday shopping list πŸ’•

Thanks for supporting small, indie makers like me!

xo

ps. You can also shop them in person today at and .

pps. Your order of $35 or more always ships FREE within US!

Tickled pink??

When I was a little girl in Japan, my mom never dressed me in pink.

Granted red is considered the traditional “girl color” in Japan, my mom disliked pink and would refuse to buy anything pink for me.

What’s even worse (in my little girl mind), my parents were practical and frugal, so they often dressed me in my older brother’s hand-me-downs. Which were mostly navy blue and brown πŸ˜‘ Not acceptable.

Side note, my dad also spray painted my brother’s old bicycle weird lavender color for me. I wanted PINK. I was a disgruntle little girl for that…

At age 4, I craved everything pink and girlie with all of my heart. I was hard-wired for it. The color pink was magical and dreamy and so sweet πŸ¦„

I remember this one time when my grandma, who was not anti-pink, took me shopping, she bought me a pair of shiny pink shoes. It had sort of a plastic-y, marshmallowy texture to it, with cute little puffy embellishments all over. I loved them so so much πŸ’•

Now that I’m an adult, I can wear/buy anything in any colors I want. Funny thing is I don’t really gravitate towards pink or girlie things like I used to πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

But, I do like to create art with pink in them. It brings warmth and softness to the designs.

For the past few years, I’d create winter holiday cards in non-traditional color palette. Like these ones in pink-ish tones.

I liked them because they are sweet and a bit different.

And I thought some of you may be looking for something different, too.

But I was wrong 😒

I’d always have a ton of leftover pink cards at the end of the holiday season, and now on my “lessons learned list”, I’ve got “don’t make any more pink holiday cards.”

I’m sure people liked them enough but there just wasn’t enough demand to justify manufacturing them any more.

So no more pink holiday cards from here on… but I have a good news for you!

I’m offering in my online shop. It’s 25 cards and envelopes for $25 while supplies lastπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

(That is $125 value, my friend 🐦)

NOTE: It will be an assortment of three designs that you see above (Peace on Earth, Season’s Greetings, and Wishing You Peace and Joy). I have significantly more Peace on Earth cards in stock, so know that you’ll get more of that design in your mix. As the inventory dwindles, you may get a pack that’s made up with only Peace on Earth cards. Oh and I can’t customize the quantity of each designs in your pack!

If you want non-traditional holiday greeting cards, πŸ¦„

xo

SOLD OUT πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

That’s right, friend!

First run of my is officially SOLD OUT βœ¨πŸ™πŸΌ

Thank you for your support!!!

When I created the calendar, I knew I’d made something awesome, but I didn’t quite expect this much demand πŸ˜… Oops.

And, if you’ve purchased it and LOVE it, please keep your reviews coming! They warm my heart so much…😭

(Go to and scroll down to “Write a review” section and tell me how much you love it!)

Truth be told, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to print more calendars πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I thought, it would be a nice clean end. I made calendars. They’re all gone. The end.

Now I can move on and focus on promoting other holiday things. I wouldn’t have to deal with pesky inventory issues. What if I have a bunch of leftovers after the holiday season?

While it would’ve been an easier option for me to say “no more”, I also knew I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t restock them.

I mean, listen to this.

Really. Seriously. YOU are the BEST.

So, good news, I’ve ordered more calendars and they’re back-order now!

I’ll bring them to while supplies last, and your back-ordered calendars will ship on November 15th.

Enjoy πŸ₯°

xo

ps. Hot tip: 15% off promo code is good through today, Sunday, November 3rd. Subscribe to my VIP email list and grab your code now! It’s in your welcome email.

Help me out?

I’m back from my mini sabbatical week.

Sadly, I caught a tiny cold last weekend 🀧 so I’ve been taking it easy this week.

Even though getting sick is a bummer, I have something that’s keeping me pretty happy…

That’s your positive comments and reviews on my 2020 Self-Care is not Selfish Calendar!

Here is a happy message I got on Facebook:

This one on Instagram:

Β Β Β 

(Just a little context πŸ‘†πŸΌ- she shared an image of the calendar on her Insta Story, and I accidentally responded with a sad face emoji πŸ˜’πŸ˜†)

And these thoughtful reviews on my website, of course…

😭

My Love Language is words of affirmation, so I soak up all the love from your kind words. THANK YOU πŸ™πŸΌ You made my day.

If you’ve gotten your calendars and love them, will you take a minute to leave a positive review?

Your review not only makes me extremely happy 😜 it lets other customers know that my products are legit.

All you need to do is go to the product page on my website, scroll down to find the “Write a review” πŸ‘‡πŸΌ button and tell me why you love your calendar/what you’re going to do with it.

It doesn’t need to be an epic novel, either – just imagine you’re texting me to say you love the calendar. That’ll doπŸ˜‰

(Of course if you were not happy with anything you purchased from me – write me first and let me take care of you, ok?)

Are you a procrastinator?? Well, let me get you in on a behind the scenes realness.

I have 30 calendars left right now.

That’s not very many… πŸ™„

If you haven’t treated yourself lately, make it “treat-yo-self” day today!

You’re allowed ❀️

xo

ps. Subscribe to my email and get an exclusive promo code! Offer is good through Sun. 11/3.

Two things ✌️

Hey friend,

I’ve been on my mini sabbatical week this past week.

But wanted to let you know a couple of things…

Number one, my fall and winter show calendar has been finalized!

I’m excited and grateful for all these opportunities… Really lucky to live in an area where people support handmade, small businesses πŸŽ‰

You can click here to get links to all the events above. Save the date and come say hello if you’re local!

Ok, update number 2 – my 2020 calendars are here and shipping!!

Real talk here – I ordered 250 copies, thinking I would sell out but not until later in the season.

But you all showed up in a real way during preorder, and as of right now, I’ve sold nearly 190 of them 😍

A simple math says I’ve got 60 copies left.

If you look at how many shows I’ll be selling at this holiday season πŸ‘†πŸΌyou know they won’t last very long…

I’m probably gonna re-order more copies but haven’t decided when/how many yet πŸ€”

I do want them available to everyone who wants it. And at the same time, I don’t want to carry a bunch of leftovers into the new year… πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I’m telling you this because I want to be transparent with you and don’t want you to be disappointed later when I’m sold out!!

A good news is – I’m still offering an exclusive promo for my VIP email subscribers.

Sign up if you haven’t already and grab a 15% off code in my welcome email! Offer is good through Sunday, November 3rd.

Well, friend, it’s always nice to connect with you!

Now I’m gonna get back to some relaxing 😎

xo

Back from the printer πŸ₯°

Just a reminder, my 2020 Self-Care is not Selfish calendar is available for preorder now, and I’m overwhelmed by the support I’ve gotten so far πŸ₯°

If you already placed your preorder, THANK YOU!

Your ship date is October 15th, and I can’t wait for you to see it in person.

I’ve got all the calendar pages from the printer now, and they look absolutely stunning. Better than I’d imagined if that’s even possible 😻

And the gold wire binder clip looks perfect, too!

Swoon…❀️

I’m currently running a 20% off promo (yup 20!) for my email subscribers.

If you haven’t already, sign up for my email and get the code in your welcome message!

Have an awesome day, my friendΒ πŸ’

xo

Thinking of You Week is coming!

Thinking of You WeekΒ is September 23 – 29 this year πŸ’Œ

image from thinkingofyouweekusa.com

It’s an international movement to celebrate the joy of sending and receiving hand-written notes.

Yes, emails and texts are so much more convenient, and it communicates the message just the same as a hand-written note.

BUT.

You know it feelsΒ different, right?

With physical notes, you can hold them, feel them, smell them, enjoy the artwork, and my favorite part is seeing their handwriting.

I love how people’s handwriting shows their personalities.

You may be self-conscious about your messy handwriting, but don’t fret! I think it’s quite endearing πŸ€—

When my hubs, Dave, and I were in a long-distance relationship (for 5 years!), we would send each other letters and notes, and seeing his handwriting was like hearing his voice.

(But better, because I don’t like talking on the phone very much 😬)

I still keep all of the notes he sent me. They’re such treasures ❀️

Every once in a while, I get the box of letters out of my closet and go through them to re-live the warm and fuzzy feelings.

Sigh.

Wouldn’t you like to give someone you love warm and fuzzies??

Join the movement and send a card every day during the Thinking of You Week, September 23-29!

I participated in it last year and had so much fun!

It gave me a pause to think of the people I cared about. And really focus on showing how much I appreciate them.

My friends are on my mind constantly, but it was refreshing to take 5 minutes a day to think of oneΒ particular person and what I appreciate about them.

And they, of course, enjoyed getting a surprise note from me πŸ₯°

How about you? Do you wanna join me this year?

I’ve got 88 designs to choose from in my shop! Browse away and have fun picking Β your 7 cards 😽

Snail mails rock 🐌

xo

pps. would you rather shop in-person? I plan to be at Fremont Sunday Market on 9/15 and 9/22 (weather permitting – check my Insta in the morning), and The Make Sale Fall Market in Monroe on 9/20 & 9/21!