New Card update #2


It’s bite-a*# cold here in Boston, so I found a cute coffee shop and a giant croissant to warm up with and continue to update you on the new stuff! Here is another new release from October. This has become an instant favorite among our staff and customers and could be one of my all time favorites.

I like it for many reasons, but mostly because it is dang true. I feel like the opportunities to find out what I am made of are hiding around every corner these days. It may not always feel awesome, gutsy and inspiring, and often I would like to just get back in bed instead of dealing, but it is almost always a necessary and bettering and part of this path that I have chosen. The path that has taken me to so many unexpected places and through things that make me who I am every day. These constant honing opportunities and the fact that they almost always manage to reinvigorate me (eventually) are, to me, an indication that I am doing what I was born to be doing. Meeting and working with people I was meant to intersect with and learn from, getting what I need to get and giving what I have to give.

The overlying message, of course is encouragement. You’ve got this.

You’ve got this.

I’m not sure that there are three more powerful words someone could say to me (or I could say to myself). The idea that we already have everything we need, that we can draw up, or dig down, tap in, or call upon our reserves of awesomeness. I believe we all have one. A big, beautiful, endless reserve of ability.

Now don’t you want to send that to everyone you know? I do.

Happy Saturday!


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New Card Sneak Peek (well, sorta)


Hello! Happy New Year! I am back from my semi-internet break (of course I could not quit Instagram…babysteps…) and have already met 2015 with a chest bump. Things are full steam ahead, and though I actually did get a little break with my family over Christmas, it seems like a distant memory somehow.

In my life (and those that call this traveling circus of a gift industry home) the year starts big with one of our most important trade shows in the first week of January. Why someone thinks this is a good idea, I will never know. It would be so much more civilized sometime after mid-month, but I am not the boss of that. We do some of our biggest releases of the year, see lots of friends, vendors, customers and start off the big dog n’ pony that will be winter show season. It’s fun. Really fun. But also exhausting and kind of stressful. I think we all need preemptive Z-packs to get through.

I have so much to share with you, including the build out of our new showroom in the Atlanta Mart but wanted to take a minute and start getting you caught up on some of the newest card releases! There are so many, so they will be sprinkled into the next few posts.

The one above is from October and goes out to all the sparkly friends that I have had the pleasure of collecting over the years. Sometimes I only get to see them on the road, or over the internet, but they make my life so much richer. I love every weird one of you. Each one “strong, sweet and sparkling… the perfect mix.” 

Do you have some favorite friends with a twist? Who is this going to for you?


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