April 15, 2014

Flamingo - Beauty, Balance and Grace

What inspired me to add the flamingo pattern to my shop?
Flamingos are such social, loving birds and represent beauty, balance and grace. Did you also know they are family oriented? That's something I value too. Family is my top priority and that's one of the reasons why I started my small design business. Streamlining days that can be flexible for my family but still working on my own passion of bringing joy to others with my work. Of course with a little bit of help from grace!

I love purchasing items that have meaning beyond just being pretty and cute! Here just a few favorite items I adore featuring the flamingo motif! 

Thanks for dropping anchor!

Please Mr. Postman

Please Mr. Postman
Look and See
If There's a Letter in your Bag for Me

This month is National Card and Letter Writing Month and what better way to celebrate by sending some mail! Sure, emails, Facebook and messages are nice and instant, but nothing is finer than a handwritten letter! I believe these are life's little communication luxuries and a timeless art that shouldn't be lost.

When I first met my boyfriend 12 years ago, turned husband, I was a senior in high school and he was a sophomore in college 2 hours away from me. We didn't take advantage of AOL Instant Messenger and email as much and instead wrote letters to each other weekly. I even mailed him a BIG round Pumpkin with a message on it one year because we would miss Halloween together! I kept all these notes in two shoe boxes under my bed and when we moved, I kept them with me because I didn't want to lose my treasures by chance. I'm so happy I have them and get to see our love written out. That's something email and social media can't replace.

When was the last time you sent a handwritten letter? Go ahead and practice your penmanship and add some cheer to someone's mailbox! Don't forget to grab some personalized stationery to make writing more enjoyable!

April 2, 2014

Short and Sweet

Hi everyone! Since January, my online design shop has been keeping me busy along side being a mom to a 9 month old! Doesn't Benny make a cute boss! I've wanted to update my blog but I never have the time to sit down and write. I always feel like my blog posts have to be long and I think that's the reason why I don't post as often as I would like. Forget that. I'm going to keep this short and sweet from now on and I'll update what's new in my world without making this into a novel.

I've really been focusing on what I love and letting go for 2014. I've discontinued my iPhone case line because it doesn't excite me anymore. I started making them in 2012 when I wanted a cute case but couldn't find the lobster pattern I desired. In the past 6 months I've been trying not to use my phone as much so I can be less addicted to technology. More real life, less screen time. Now onwards to what makes me happy. Rubber stamps have become my niche! I absolutely love designing rubber stamps and the story customers share when buying them.

Here's just a sample of the past three months:

If you told me at at 8 years old I would be designing stamps with dogs on it as a career, I would have told you to "get out of town, that's awesome!.

How adorable is this pig return address stamp for a farm wedding! 

I'll be relaunching my new website on http://shopify.com this Friday or Saturday! Be sure to stop by for the new url. I've made the website navigate smooth and personalization easier to order!

March 17, 2014

Oh So Lucky!

Hi everyone! So much is going on with Brittany Lauren Design! I'm really excited and I can't wait to share more! I also tried to buy my domain name of brittanylauren.com but unfortunately lost the battle.   :( A new site is being worked on and launching sometime in the next 4 weeks! I'm so lucky to have you follow along on this amazing journey of raising a family and starting a business with me!

Have a very Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Brittany Lauren Design 2013