Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dear Coffee Sign and a Pie-in-the-Sky Dream

Several months ago, I posted about my chalkboard art inspired by our love for coffee. I have to say, it was uber simple, but turned out to be one of my all time favorites. Thus, when it came time to change up the chalkboard design, the thought of losing that art forever kinda made me wanna cry big sloppy tears. What's a girl to do? Make a sign!

Lately I've really been taken with creating signs. I'm not sure what it is about them, but I just truly enjoy the entire process. (except maybe the sanding, never liked sanding) So obviously it made sense to make my chalk art into a permanent sign.

And if you read the title of this little post, you see I also mentioned a little (ok, big) dream I have brewing in the brain. Whether it's coincidence or by design, I keep running across sayings, pics, posts, etc. talking about taking a risk to change your life. Pursuing the thing you day dream about in your free time, 'cuz those are the things you're really passionate about. 

Well I'm a nurse by trade, but if any of those things are true, what I'm passionate about is design, DIY, creating a space that just feels "right" to live in. So my pie in the sky dream is to some day be able to do that full time. 

I made a step towards that dream last week when I posted a pic of this sign on Instagram and offered several of them up for sale. And you know what happened? 

They ALL sold!! 

Most of them within the first few hours!

I feel so blessed to have such a lovely community of friends I've never met! You guys are making me think that if I just keep working hard, someday my dream can be a reality.

So thanks big huge bunches to all of you out there who love this home styling thing as much as I do, those of you who maybe aren't as obsessed as me, but still come back to listen to me ramble, and to those of you supporting the hand made business. I know you pay more for something created by hand, but you can rest assured, there's a whole lotta love going into every minute, hour and saw dust covered drop of sweat that goes into these creations!

I love you big, big bunches!!!


  1. Love this, I need to make myself a little coffee area like that too!!! PINNING.....Christine from Little Brags

  2. Jeannine, I just saw your coffee sign over at Gracie Blue and she pointed me to you. I would love to have one of those signs if you are still making them.



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