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Shop Small :: Pine Lettering Co

Thank you, Pine Lettering Co, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2017 Shop Small Spring series. I was selected for this opportunity by Pine Lettering Co; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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I absolutely love to read. I have since I was little. Reading has been my escape. Reading has been my inspiration, my creativity, my calm. In my younger years, I enjoyed reading fiction. Diving myself into another world through the pages of a book was my go-to. As I have gotten older, I have found myself to be more of a self-improvement junkie. Business books. Gospel-centered books. Books on how to find happiness. Books on how to discover organization. Books on how to communication better. The works. My favorite is typically a collection of short essays around a common theme written by a female writer.

And that is why I love Shauna Neiquist. The woman writes directly to my heart and soul. She writes words so eloquently that makes me devour a book like I did when I was little and I always am anticipating her next release.

So when I stumbled upon Pine Lettering Co.‘s print of a quote out of one of her books, I jumped on it. It is perfect for a little one’s play room! Her quote is all about wildness, settledness, and becoming. Perfect for a little boy’s growing world. Shop owner, Brently, does great hand written and designed art for any perfect spot in your home. Check out her Etsy shop as you do a bit of spring decorating this week!

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Here is a little bit more about Brently, the owner of Pine Lettering Co:

How did you get your shop started?
I have always been a doodler when it comes to words. Spending time creating the words I write has always helped them sink in. After awhile, people started asking me to create for them and eventually some close friends and family convinced me to open an Etsy shop.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
Putting your work out there is scary! It makes you feel vulnerable. Every time I mail a product there is a part of me that gets nervous that the person it was created for won’t love it.

What is one thing unique about you?
I have taught in a Title I school for 4 years but started my teaching career in a class of over 50 students in Yaounde, Cameroon.

What is the best part of owning a shop?
I love interacting with people! I also love doing custom orders. It is SO fun to take someone’s vision and make it come to life.

How did you get your shop name?
I love North Carolina-which is often known as the land of the pines. My husband and I use pine wood for projects as well!

What is one way that you keep organized?
Planners!! I love love love handwritten, offline planners.

How do you balance family life and work life?
Right now I’m balancing a full time teaching job and starting up a side Etsy business. Because this season of life is so busy, I try to be as intentional and present as possible wherever I am- home and work.

Shop Small :: CoconuTacha

Thank you, CoconuTacha, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2017 Shop Small Spring series. I was selected for this opportunity by CoconuTacha; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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If you don’t by now, we are a Disney family! We love Disney around here and have officially started counting down to our next trip at the end of the month! The moment I saw these prints, I knew they would be perfect to help complete decorating the walls of Ollie’s playroom. They were fun, added a bit of color, and allowed me to have a bit of subtle-Disney in our home.

I’m not an over-Disney person when it comes to decor. I love it, but I don’t want a Mickey-fied house either. I try and keep my sprinkles of pixie dust to a minimal where really, only a true Disney fan would know what was going on here. One day I’ll show you all of my pixie dust throughout the house, but for now let’s just love on these prints!

Owner, Natasha, thinks of her shop as a product of my life so far. She draws. She paints. She honestly is creating something everyday. Since the age of 3 when she received her first paint set for Christmas, she has been drawn to what can be produced on such materials. Inspired by fiction books, sci-fi films, magic and nature, she has always found something to draw, paint or make in 3D. I love how many Disney-inspired pieces she has in her shop, but she does so much more too. From wedding invitations to cards to prints, her shop is full of great things for your walls or a friends’.

And something else? Natacha has offer you 30% off any of her products in her shop with the code “BAHORICHABODE”! The coupon expires soon so don’t wait!

Also, great news! We are now hosting a giveaway for one of these signs for your house over on Instagram!! Hop on over to the my account to learn more about how you can enter through April 16th!

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Here is a little bit more about Natacha, the owner of CoconuTacha:

How did you get your shop started?
When I was 16, my boyfriend persuaded me to start a blog to showcase my work – I didn’t think much of it but I thought ‘why not?’. So I set up a small blog on Tumblr. After a year or so, I realized that I was getting a lot of interest; people were even asking if they could purchase my artwork! And so I opened my Etsy shop, www.coconutacha.com when I was studying Graphic Design in the University of South Wales.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
The hardest part of owning a shop (and I guess perhaps any business!) is that you have to have many different job titles. As well as being the artist/designer, you are also the Customer Service Representative, Sales Advisor, Graphic Designer, Marketer, Post Person and the list goes on…. I used to think that owning my own business would mean that I would be drawing and painting all day – that is so far from reality!

What is one thing unique about you?
I would say my style is the thing that is most unique about me and my shop. I love painting in a splashy (almost messy) watercolour style, but still keeping it simple, minimal and subtle.

What is the best part of owning a shop?
The best part of owning a shop for me is definitely the feeling that I get when someone purchases a piece of my artwork! I still get a little shocked and surprised, and I am eternally grateful to everyone that has ever bought something from me. There are also perks such as getting to choose my own working hours. Also there’s no travelling or commuting involved! I used to spend 3 hours a day (sometimes longer) travelling to and from my office job – it was a nightmare!

How did you get your shop name?
Haha, it was more of an ‘under pressure’ thing.. When I first set up my shop on Etsy, I didn’t think of a shop name at all until it asked me! It was a spur of the moment combination of my name and favourite fruit (Natacha and Coconut); and so CoconuTacha was born! I also didn’t want anything too specific, such as ‘Natacha’s Watercolours’, in case I wanted to branch out in the future – which I did! I now sell a range of stationery, from wedding invitations to planners and calendars.

What is one way that you keep organized?
I sell my own weekly planner in my shop which I even use myself to keep on top of my weekly tasks. I write lists and keep a diary of important events and projects coming up. I don’t think I would manage without doing any of these things!

How do you balance family life and work life?
I work from home so I am always surrounded by my friends and family. I tend to schedule my working hours to when everyone else is working as well – and try to stick to it! I also try not to work weekends, but it’s a bit of an unrealistic goal when owning your own business – it’s not a 9-5 thing. But I always make sure I take time to switch off and relax with friends and family – that’s one of the main reasons that I quit my full time office job in the first place.

Shop Small :: Prims and Proper

Thank you, Prims and Proper, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2017 Shop Small Spring series. I was selected for this opportunity by Prims and Proper; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Although Easter is later this year, it has really kind of crept up on me. Don’t get me wrong, I bought Ollie’s Easter basket months before he was born (clearance last year) and have been planning and plotting his goodies for months. But now that it is here, I cannot wait to show you all of his goodies!

One of my favorite things this year in his basket are these adorable fabric carrots by Prims and Proper! With the Montessori play in mind, I wanted to make sure that Ollie had some toys that would grow with him into his toddler years. We really want to emphasize the importance of good food and cooking. As I start collecting fabric food for him to play with, my hopes that he will have a variety of strong bright colors to play with. We can later use the food for sorting, pretend baking and gardening, and more!

I also love that they are mutli-purpose! They would also look adorable as a bowl filler or Easter table decoration. So until Ollie is through the everything-goes-in-my-mouth stage, these will be a perfect decoration for the spring months!

Owner of Prims and Proper, Nancy, has filled her shop with tons of homemade goodies from dog collars, placemats, magnetic letters, holiday banners, baby bibs, fabric pumpkins, tooth fairy pillows, and so much more! Each displays the best handmade quality a girl could ask for and each design is just so cute.

And something else? Nancy has offer you 10% off any of her products in her shop with an order over $5 with the code “BAHORICHABODE”! The coupon expires June 15th so don’t wait to order something for Mother’s Day or a housewarming gift for your friends. Personally, I’m thinking ahead to fall and looking at these fabric pumpkins because they are just adorable!

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Here is a little bit more about Nancy, the owner of Prims and Proper:

How did you get your shop started?
A friend of mine told me about Etsy and encouraged me to list one of my pillows. I listed one item and got discouraged because it did not sell immediately. I then read everything I could about listing, selling and making my items easy to find. It was definitely a lot of trial and error, but it was very much worth it.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
Balancing filling orders with my job as a Pediatric Nurse as well as having a life. I am very Type A and a perfectionist. I never want to disappoint a customer so I put a lot of pressure on myself to make everything perfect.

What is one thing unique about you?
I am very good with color and putting different fabrics together. I love to decorate and have had my home featured in a local magazine.

What is the best part of owning a shop?
Knowing that items I make are being used around the world. How cool would it be to be in a foreign country and see a dog wearing one of my handmade collars!?

How did you get your shop name?
I love primitive decor as well as feminine, french country decor. I felt “Prims and Proper” really reflected that style.

What is one way that you keep organized?
I am a list maker. I write everything down and get a lot of satisfaction crossing out items I have finished.

How do you balance family life and work life?
I am extremely organized. I will sacrifice sleep to sew and fulfill orders.

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Shop Small :: Pine Ridge Designs

Thank you, Pine Ridge Designs, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2017 Shop Small Spring series. I was selected for this opportunity by Pine Ridge Designs; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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I have a confession. I love pineapples. I love them to eat. I love their juice to drink. And I love, love, love decorating with them! Pineapples speak straight to my heart of hospitality.

There are several histories recorded regarding the pineapple as a symbol of status, the most popular being that of Christopher Columbus! According to the tale, Christopher Columbus discovered the pineapple on his second trip to the Caribbean. Adoring the sweet taste of the pineapple and several other tropical island fruits to cannibalism (how nice of him), Columbus and his men embraced the fruit.

When him and his crew returned to Europe, the pineapples became a symbol of great wealth, as European gardeners were not able to grow the fruits in the correct conditions until years. Honored and distinguished guests were gifted the extremely fashionable pineapples by royalty.The Colonial pineapple trade in the late 1600s and early 1700s solidified the pineapple as a status symbol. Hostesses scrambled to have the expensive, prickly fruit adorning their tables, and the trend grew. Pineapples have graced tables ever since — even continuing through the 1950s in America, where pineapple upside-down cakes and gelatin molds abounded. Their popularity has continued through time as a “welcome pineapple” on door mats, signs, etc.

So now that you know way more about pineapples than you really cared to know, can’t you just see why I needed one for my entry way?! I have a few pineapple pieces sprinkled in our guest room; however, I wanted it to be a statement to a guest as soon as they walked into our home — “You are welcomed. You are valued. You are anticipated here.” How neat is that?

Each piece from the Pine Ridge Design shop is handcrafted from beginning to end in the owner, Scott’s, studio. Their decor pieces are made out of pine plywood and when possible, they may make their designs out of reclaimed or repurposed wood. Wood has natural grooves, splits, and knots which may be seen but adds to the character of each piece as no two are exactly alike. How cool is that? They also make no attempt to cover up these variations or grains giving it its uniqueness, charm, and distressed qualities. Matched with my love (and need) for an entryway pineapple, I could not wait to team up with Scott.

All of his items are great. He has such great quality designs from nursery decor, items for a playroom or gallery wall, and more! His shop is just full of things that I can envision all over our home.

Scott provided all of you a double reader bonus that I could not wait to share!

  1. Head on over to our Facebook page to find out the details for our weekend giveaway!
  2. Check out his Etsy page even more for a 10% discount off of any of his products using the code “PRDBA10”!!

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Check out a little bit more about Scott, the owner of Pine Ridge Designs:

How did you get your shop started?
I’ve always loved woodworking and creating things with my grandfather since I was little so several years ago I made Christmas presents for my whole family and that passion was reignited.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
The hardest part is that because I run everything online its hard not being able to tell and thank people in person when they buy something from Pine Ridge Designs. Every order means the world to myself and my family.

What is one thing unique about you?
The unique thing about Pine Ridge Designs is that every piece is hand cut by me so that means I am able to customize any item smaller or larger if requested. Plus I absolutely love color so I offer over 84 paint colors to choose from and design with.

What is the best part of owning a shop?
Being able to create something special that people want for their home, nursery, office, or wedding that they can enjoy for many years.

How did you get your shop name?
The name is a play on words from my favorite trail my wife and I use to take walks on in the mountains close to us. I would always talk about memories of woodworking when I was young and then discuss how I would love to continue that on in the future.

What is one way that you keep organized?
I like to write everything down on a calendar that I need to do that way I can keep track of all my work. Plus I like to keep my woodworking studio clean.

How do you balance family life and work life?
I like to break everything up into small mini goals that way I find it easier to manage my time, get things done in a timely manner, and then have quality time with my family.

History of the pineapple adapted from Apartment Therapy.

Shop Small :: The Wooden Lane

Thank you, The Wooden Lane, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2017 Shop Small Spring series. I was selected for this opportunity by The Wooden Lane; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
John 1:16 ESV

I needed this sign for my office. There are many blessings that come with a work-from-home job, but sometimes if I can be honest for a moment, it is lonely. It is taxing. It is hard. I am either frustrated because I cannot get a hold of somebody to move forward with my work or I cannot get myself motivated because of the household chores. You never “leave work” and the day is never “done”.

But this little beautiful reminder keeps me happy. Do not hear what I am not saying. I LOVE my job. I LOVE working from home. I LOVE the flexibility that it provides. I LOVE my coworkers, my company, and everything about it. But there are days that are hard just like any job and now I look up at my beautiful sign by The Wooden Lane and reminder myself “grace upon grace”. Give grace to others. Give grace to ourselves.

On more of a decor-side-of-things, I also just adore that this print is not in a stereotypical frame. It gives it so much character and it is printed in such great quality canvas. All of the shop owner, Rachel’s, items are handmade with wood with all the natural elements of wood, knots and all. I love that she chooses to let the natural beauty of the wood shine through and many of her items are distressed to give the appearance of age. And they are so well priced too!!

Her shop is packed full of gifts for spring birthdays, Mother’s Day gifts, or wedding gifts. If you hop over to her shop down and use the code “20off”, you can also received 20% off your entire order! How neat is that!?

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Check out a little bit more about Rachel, the owner of The Wooden Lane:

How did you get your shop started?
I guess you could say it all started with a miter saw I received for Christmas in 2013. I’ve always loved design and diy projects so I quickly became obsessed with working on new ideas with wood. I realized I couldn’t constantly replace my old décor when I still loved it. So I started thinking on how I could turn it into a business. I read and studied everything I could about Etsy and eventually opened a shop in February of 2014.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
Balancing my time! I love what I do but at the same time, I’m not super woman…I still get tired and stressed at times while trying to be mom and housewife at the same time. When running a business from home, it’s hard to forget about it and take a break when I need to. My to-do list is always staring at me!

What is one thing unique about you?
I’m a homeschooling mom of 2… One is graduating this year! YAY!!!

What is the best part of owning a shop?
Freedom to work from home whenever I want to… because I love being home!

How did you get your shop name?
I don’t really have a very sweet story for that. It wasn’t my first choice actually! When you’re starting a shop on Etsy, the name has to be completely original. I thought some of my first choices were very original but ended up being taken already. After playing with many different words, I finally came up with one that no one had.

What is one way that you keep organized?
Lots of notes! I’m a bit old school when it comes to organization. I don’t use any fancy apps or computer software. I will use my “Notes” app in my phones and “Pinterest” for keeping up with ideas. I do my bookkeeping handwritten in a ledger. My big business brother thinks I’m ridiculous but that’s what I’m comfortable with. I have a notebook to keep up with orders and a dedicated work space for storing supplies.

How do you balance family life and work life?
As I said earlier, it’s a daily struggle! My husband helps me on the weekend with orders so I don’t get too overwhelmed during the week. My kids even help with cleaning and cooking! So we’re all in it together! I do try to shut down by a certain time in the evening so that both my mind and body can be there for my family.

Shop Small :: Arter Designs

Thank you, Arter Designs, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2017 Shop Small Spring series. I was selected for this opportunity by Arter Designs; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Partnering with small shops makes my heart warm. It truly lifts my spirits inside knowing that I have helped a mom stay home with her kids, or a grandparent supplement their retirement, or a college student paying for school. My little purchases make big impacts and I love it. The feelings do not change when I found Arter Designs.

Jenn, owner of Arter Designs, is a wife to a US air force veteran, mother of three wonderful boys, painter, small business owner, vintage enthusiast and DIY junker. She spends her Friday nights after putting her kiddos to bed turning up the music and painting away. And she makes amazing work! I feel in love at first sight with her wooden sign that featured a quote from Where the Wild Things Are.

Ollie is precious and such a lovable baby, but boy is he going to be a wild toddler. I can just feel it already. He is 100% boy and does not stop. When I saw her painting, I just knew it had to be an addition to his playroom and I cannot wait to read the book over and over to him underneath her sign. It is the perfect gift to a new momma of a boy and you should definitely check out her shop over on Etsy. Use the code “SpringShopSmall” will get you 15% off any purchase! The coupon code is good through June 1st!!

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Here is a little bit more about Jenn, the owner of Arter Designs:

How did you get your shop started?
I started my shop just to see what Etsy was like and to get my products out there. I really got into it when I was planning my youngest son’s first birthday party. We decided on Where the Wild Things are theme and I just loved the wood signs so much I decided to list them.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
The hardest part of owning a shop is trying to balance work time with family time. Let’s just say I do most of my painting late at night after the boys go to bed.

What is one thing unique about you?
I’m considered an “old soul” to many. I love old objects and dream of living in a simpler time and Era- where family is the number one priority and work was just something to live off of.

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What is the best part of owning a shop?
Setting my own hours is by far the best part of owning my own shop. It allows me to stay at home and raise my children without having to use daycare or babysitters.

How did you get your shop name?
It is really just a simple name that my husband and I came up with.

What is one way that you keep organized?
I love to write notes on our family calendar and in my little note book but I also use my phone a lot to keep on track.

How do you balance family life and work life?
The best way I have found to balance both work and family is by doing late night painting. It’s really my way to unwind as well. I love to turn on my music and just paint away. I tend to lose myself (and time) when I paint.

Also, great news! We are now hosting a giveaway for one of these signs for your house over on Instagram!! Hop on over to the my account to learn more about how you can enter through April 6th!

Shop Small :: Splendid Expressions

Thank you, Splendid Expressions, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2017 Shop Small Spring series. I was selected for this opportunity by Splendid Expressions; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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I am finally getting to some great finishing touches around the house. It has been a long two years since we have purchase our own fixer upper, and so much has changed. We have painted ceilings, ripped up flooring, installed hard wood and carpet, changed out light fixtures, and more. The list seems to go on forever. As we start to move outside to begin renovating our landscaping and garage, I am slowly but surely adding things to our walls to make our house feel more like a home.

We have plaster walls, so any hole that I put into them must be a long, long time. Plaster does not cover up just quite like sheetrock, and hostly, I can see every dot where previous owners have hung things throughout the years. I have been very particular because of this. I want our home to feel warm with words of positivity throughout. Something that shows out guests a bit of our family’s philosophy of life and something that includes concepts like adventure, grace, humbleness, happiness, hospitality, and the heart to learn something new.

When I stumbled upon Splendid Expressions, I knew exactly where her signs would fit perfectly in our home. We live in a home with 2 1/2 baths; however, because of how they are placed within the layout of the house, our upstairs main bathroom gets used the most by us and our guests. We give Ollie baths in it every night and as he grows, this will become the place that he gets ready for in the morning before school and the place that he winds down before bed. So putting these messages on the wall was perfect ::

Today is a good day for a good day. Today choose joy.

Both are messages of making decisions to be positive. Both are words of encouragement. Both also happen to be adorable and match my decor perfectly. 🙂 So they are definitely winners.

Hop on over to Nicole’s shop today to receive a 15% discount through the end of April with the discount code “BAHORICHABODE to help finish your decorating this spring. Or even better, give your mother or favorite graduate some inspiration for their walls of their homes with this great gift idea from our Shop Small series!

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Here is a little bit more about Nicole, the owner of Splendid Expressions:

How did you get your shop started?
It’s funny but if you would have asked me 3 years ago, if this is where I would be in my career path, it wouldn’t be owning an Etsy shop! I started 4 years ago by just helping my sister in law with her shop making Wedding signs. She went on maternity leave and asked me to take over for 4 months. I loved it so much that I went out and bought my own supplies and started making myself some items for my home. Friends and family started asking me to make décor for them and before I knew it…I had enough items to start my own Etsy shop.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
For me would be the financial part of it. Thank the Lord my husband is great with numbers because I never have been. He keeps me on track.

What is one thing unique about you?
Hmmmm… Well, I actually received a scholarship to the Academy of Arts College. I didn’t accept the opportunity and maybe this is just God’s way of putting art in my life.

What is the best part of owning a shop?
Creativity! I have always loved art and to be able to be creative and put customer’s ideas together. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment.

How did you get your shop name?
One night my husband and I decided to open my shop and give it a shot. Somehow Splendid Expressions just clicked.

What is one way that you keep organized?
I’m not so organized haha. People think I am but really… I just have reminders all over.

How do you balance family life and work life?
I have worked full time in the medical field until this last October. Balancing my full-time job, my Etsy shop, and being a mom and wife was no simple task these last few years. Let’s just say, I didn’t get much sleep or down time. But since October, I have been blessed with the opportunity to just concentrate on building my Etsy shop and spending more time with my family. It’s a work in progress figuring out balance, but that’s in any woman’s life, working or not.

Family is huge. Without the help of my wonderful husband and parents, I wouldn’t have this opportunity.

Shop Small :: Chalk in Hand

Thank you, Chalk in Hand, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2017 Shop Small Spring series. I was selected for this opportunity by Chalk in Hand; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Shop Small Spring Series

Oh spring. It was here, and now it is gone again. This week we have had frigid temperatures and snow. I know we are not alone. However, with this spring series of Shop Small, I am so grateful for the hints of spring around my home like this beautiful sign from Chalk in Hand. I don’t know about you, but this girl loves herself some wooden signs. There is one basically in every room of my house. I cannot get enough of them and there are some darn good designers out there that makes them.

What started out as a hobby, Alec of Chalk in Hand has grown such an exciting career! She originally started out hand writing chalkboards, hence the name Chalk in Hand. With her talents, she would create layouts and hand write each and every board!! Thankfully, now that her business has grown, she does not have to hand write each sign anymore. Her designs range from seasonal to timeless and are so affordable, and she still makes wedding signs as well! In my family and group of friends, we have tons of birthdays in the spring (on top of all of the other great holidays) and I know that there are a few gals in my circle that would love a special wooden sign for their special day. Good news too! Use the code “THANKS01” will get you 20% off any purchase! How awesome is that?

Shop Small Spring Series

Just like in my Christmas Shop Small series, I will interview the owners of the shops over the next few weeks so you can meet them personally. Behind each product, there is a owner, a family, a community. Just as much as I love supporting small shops, I also love hearing their stories.

Here is a little bit more about Alec, the owner of Chalk in Hand:

How did you get your shop started?
When I started my shop in September 2015, I was 5 months pregnant with my second baby. I originally had started with wedding chalkboards, and every board was handwritten. Eventually, I was able to buy a stencil cutter which led me home decor and wood signs.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
The hardest part about owning a shop is definitely balancing work and family. It was fun to find myself in hobby that was able to earn income but the busier I got, the more my family was placed on the back burner, which basically negated the purpose of staying home with my girls.

What is one thing unique about you?
One thing unique about me would be my name, Alec. I used to not like my name growing up and wanted something more feminine but now I love how I have never met another woman who shares the same name.

What is the best part of owning a shop?
The best part of owning my own shop is reading the reviews customers leave. It’s so heartwarming to hear how happy they are when they receive their signs and the pictures they send of their signs displayed just makes my day!

How did you get your shop name?
I got the name Chalk in Hand because like I mentioned, I used to hand write every single sign. As fun as it was, it was very time consuming and hard to make each sign identical. Thankfully, the stencil cutter helps my work become efficient and much quicker.

What is one way that you keep organized?
The best way I have been able to keep organized was sitting down and writing a weekly work schedule. I decided the days I didn’t want to work and the days I wanted to devoted to only housework and laundry. I’ve had to make changes along the way, but eventually, I was able to find something that worked with my family’s schedule.

How do you balance family life and work life?
I have been able to balance work and family life by hiring 3-4 employees. I’m so grateful that I have been able to train others and teach them a new skill and by doing so has enabled me to spend more time with my husband and girls!

Easter Printables

5 Free Easter Printables

Each year I just struggle to take down my Christmas decor. With Ollie, this year was not any easier. In between traveling for work and savoring my family time, the house has slowly started to transform back into a non-holiday decorated house. Unfortunately, as I was working this morning, a Christmas printable caught my eye still proudly hanging in our front foyer… Sigh. So I did what every good worker would do, and dropped what I was doing to start searching Pinterest for some spring time printables to go in its place.

With Easter is quickly approaching, it’s a sign of all things new and fresh! A reminder of a redeemed life and a time to celebrate just that! Are you decorating your home for Easter? Or just need a few Easter printables for your Easter buffet table? I get to Michaels earlier this week to snag some springtime florals to add to some of our vases that I am excited to put out as well. I also still have a snowman hanging on my front door that needs to find his way back to the basement. Hopefully some that I am sharing with you here will work just great! Enjoy and happy Friday!

Best Free Easter Printables

By His Wounds we are Healed Printable, Moritz Fine Designs

This verse, from Isaiah 53:5 is such a great reminder of what the season is about.

He Is Risen Easter Printable | landeelu.com

Easter is a beautiful day to reflect on that fact and I am grateful for it. (Landeelu)

Rappers Delight Easter Printable - mommylikewhoa.com

I love this little Rapper’s Delight Lyric Easter Printable by Mommy Like Whoa.

He is Risen - Easter Printable - mommylikewhoa.com

A very simple and stylish “He is Risen” printable by Mommy Like Whoa.

And everyone needs a pink bunny print for Easter! (Interiors by Sarah Langtry)

Shop Small :: Signed with Grace

Thank you, Signed with Grace, for sponsoring this post, part of the 2016 Shop Small Christmas series. I was selected for this opportunity by Signed with Grace; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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It’s our last day of our Holiday Shop Small series and I honestly cannot think of a better shop to end with. I want to introduce you to Signed with Grace.

Signed with Grace is a husband & wife team who work together to create custom & handmade door hangers and signs. They both work in the public school system during day, but love being able to be creative on the side.

Hanging one of their door hangers on your front door creates an inviting entrance into your home during every season. Their signs add decor to your walls that brings warmth, comfort, motivation, and style to each room in your home. These signs & hangers also make fantastic personalized wedding shower gifts, wedding gifts, teacher gifts, baby shower gifts, birthday gifts, etc! And the husband/wife duo just loves making your visions come true through the creation of custom signs. How cute is our “Be Our Guest” sign for our guest room?!

I cannot wait to finalize all of the decor in our guest room this winter. I hope to make it a perfect retreat for any guests that we are lucky enough to host in the future and I know that this sign will be the perfect way for people to feel welcomed.

Love Signed with Grace’s designs? Head on over to our Facebook page today and check out a chance to enter and win a sign up to $40 of your own!

Shop Small :: Signed with Grace

Here is a little bit more about the owner of Signed with Grace:

How did you get your shop started?
I started off with the idea of making signs for friends and family. This was such a big success that I decided that I wanted to try starting an Etsy shop to see if I could sell my signs to others around the United States. I took some Etsy courses and did a lot of research about how to make your shop successful. Over the past year, my shop has grown and I have consistent orders coming in daily.

What is the hardest part of owning a shop?
The hardest part about owning a shop is managing a full time job, family, and also keeping up with orders in a timely manner. It is also difficult because all of my signs are freehand painted so it takes me longer than if I would just use a stencil, but I think that is what makes my signs so special!

What is one thing unique about you?
I am a speech language pathologist full time and am having my first baby in January.

What is the best part of owning a shop?
The best part about owning a shop is that it’s something that I get to make all the decisions for and have the freedom to choose what I want to make. I also get to work alongside my husband with my business as he does all of the handy work which allows me to just do the art and creating side of it all.

How did you get your shop name?
SignedwithGrace came from the idea from the bible verse, Ephesians 2:8 which says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not from yourselves, it is a gift from God” to remind myself that my abilities to do this is only because of the grace of God and the success of business is a gift from God.

What is one way that you keep organized?
I have cupboards that I store all of my sign making materials in and nothing else goes in these cupboards. For the business side, I use the Etsy app to keep my orders organized. I use the Quicken app to keep my expenses and income tracked. I also use a filing system to keep track of shipping/expense receipts and important documents.

How do you balance family life and work life?
I balance everything by taking it one day at a time. I know I am only able to achieve so much in a day, and if it doesn’t get done, there’s always tomorrow. I also allow myself 1-2 weeks to complete orders so that I have plenty of time.

Shop Small :: Signed with Grace