I have two big announcements to share with you! I’m terrible at big reveals, so here it is… drumroll… We’re moving to Texas and I’m pregnant!
Two pretty huge changes coming up for me personally and for Harken Press. Obviously both of these have been in the works for several months now, but we just recently finalized everything so I can officially share the news.
The first thing people ask when I tell them we’re moving is “Why?” Why would you leave beautiful San Diego?! Honestly, the reasons why we’re relocating to the South aren't glamorous. It’s a combination of several reasons, all could be categorized as old fashioned adulting. Let me break it down… Read More
Download your free guiding word for 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It’s that time again to pick your one guiding word for the new year.
My blog post last year about setting your intention for the year and providing free customized digital wallpapers had such a great response, so I’m doing it again this year! You can use the wallpaper on your computer, phone, or tablet, to serve as a reminder of your intention.
The "One Word" concept
If the “One Word” concept is new to you, here’s the gist. Instead of making a New Year’s resolution like, working out more or read more books – you choose a word for the year that acts as an overall statement for all the goals and desires you’d like to achieve in 2018. Read More
You've been dying to know – is your spirit animal a polar bear or a penguin? The colder weather has brought on your intense love of Arctic animals. They are so darn cute, especially in a holiday sweater, right? Take the short quiz below and find out what your personality is.
I can't get enough of these adorable critters, they inspired 2 new holiday greeting cards in my latest product launch – Polar Bear Snow Globe card and the Penguin Sweater card. I'm so happy people are loving them as much as I do, so I want to make it even easier for everyone to gift them this holiday season. Take advantage of this sweet deal to stock up on holiday cards for your out of town family, friends, and co-workers.
These penguins and polar bears, along with ALL HOLIDAY CARDS are now 30% OFF for a limited time! Use code HOLIDAY30 at checkout. Offer ends Sunday, December 3, 2017 at midnight (PST). Read More
Amazing and nostalgic Halloween movies to get you in the spooky spirit.
Halloween is my favorite holiday! That’s probably for 2 reasons. I love any excuse to dress up in costume. Give me a theme and I will run with it. My husband and I once hosted a Jurassic Park movie night at our house with smoke machines, tiki torches, dinosaur masks, and an ambient rainforest playlist. My point is, it’s fun to go all out!
The second reason is that Fall is my favorite season. Shopping for school supplies, there’s a chill in the air, boots and sweaters, football season, apple picking, pumpkin patches, pumpkin flavored everything – I could go on and on.
I should also point out, I really don’t like horror movies. I’m such a wimp. I admit it. I can trace it all back to watching the movie It at a sleepover when I was 10 years old. I had nightmares for the next year. I was honestly scared of the dark and taking a shower. No, I did not go see the reboot that recently came out and never will. Hard pass, no thank you.
So if you’re looking for serial killers or demonic clowns, this is not your list. If you want to feel festive and nostalgic, you’re in the right place. Read More
Whatever you call your Dad – Griller of Meats, Helper of Homework, Superdad, Mr. Fix It – Father’s Day is an opportunity to say THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU to someone who raised you.
Saying thank you and I love you on ANY day is great, but I also like having an actual holiday that reminds me to send that card I’ve been putting off because I’m “too busy”.
It’s no surprise that greeting cards are my preferred way of sending my love. Duh, I’m a stationery designer. But sometimes it's hard to know where to start. How to put my feelings into words. Sincere words, authentic words, special words. Read More
Download and use these inspirational prints for your office or home to keep you in the right state of mind to get it done, whatever you’re working on.
All you hustlers, movers and shakers, money makers, go-getters, working hard to pursue your passion and follow your dream. Maybe you have a side gig that feeds your soul. Maybe you’re a small business owner figuring it out as you go. Maybe you work in a cubicle and need something pretty to help you through the day. This is for YOU! Read More
What I’ve learned about postpartum depression, baby blues, Pitocin, and other new Mom issues.
The other day I was scrolling through Facebook and an article headline caught my eye. Childbirth Drug Linked With Postpartum Depression. They didn’t even have to say the name of the drug, I knew what it was. Pitocin. Goddamn Pitocin. I knew what the medical study was going to say. I had been living it.
16 months after the birth of my daughter, I could see it clearly. It was only now, that I could see I obviously had been dealing with postpartum depression. With no previous experience with depression, I didn’t know what it looked like or felt like. I was afraid to look for answers. Afraid of finding out I was a monster.
I had asked my other mom friends how they were doing, how they were adjusting. They would agree, the newborn phase is hard. But deep down I think I knew my baby blues was a shade deeper than everyone else around me. Read More
Animal Pun Valentines to Print at Home for Your Children's Classroom Party
On Friday, I picked up my daughter from daycare and there was a cute little note in her bag. It was announcing their class Valentine's Day party. Toddlers handing out Valentines?! Come on, how adorable! Each child bringing Valentines to hand out to the class was recommended. Of course, I'm all in.
Time for some last minute homemade Valentines!
I'm a new Mom and daughter hasn't been in daycare very long, so the thought of a Valentine's Day party with her class hadn't even crossed my mind. I make greeting cards for a living and I hadn't even considered cards for children so small! I was excited, but unprepared and low on time. Read More
Don't Be Shy, Let Your Love Shine!
"One kind word can change someone's entire day."
If you're like me, it's difficult sometimes to show your feelings in a face-to-face moment. As a true introvert, I have to dig a little deeper for the Oscar worthy emotions.
Even though it can be hard, I know how important it is to tell those special people how grateful I am for them and how much I love them.
I find it's much easier to genuinely express myself when I can take a minute to gather my thoughts and put them in writing. I truly believe that words have power and should be used for good. Read More