Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy (almost) Canada Day -- Let's Celebrate with a FREE Digital Print

Hello my neighbors to the north (and anyone else reading this)! If you don't know, my husband is Canadian. He was born in a tiny little blink-and-you-miss-it town in Southern Alberta. One thing I noticed about my husband when we first started dating was that he had A LOT of Canadian pride. Canada flags everywhere. The word "eh" being used more frequently than a mountie rides a horse. Talk of ketchup chips and Wonderbars were relentless. He even dressed up as "Captain Canada" for our first Halloween together. My man may live in the US of A, but his heart beats back bacon and maple syrup. Now that we have little ones together, you better believe he insists that they are aware of their father's native land, and all the traditions that go with it. Canada Day is NEVER overlooked here. To help spruce up the festivities this year, I created this free Canada Day printable. So, if you are also celebrating this July 1st, feel free to print one off and display it in your home -- whether it be to the North or South of the boarder.

To download and print this digital art, click on the image below and it will take you to the download page. Once downloaded you can either print from your home computer, or have it printed at your favorite printing place. The dimensions are 8x10.

   

Happy Canada Day!
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Friday, June 3, 2016

You Are My Sunshine

I'm so excited about this new custom wrapped canvas I added to my shop. It would be perfect for a nursery, children's room, or play room. Just send me your little one's name, birthday (or any other info you would like put in the grass area) and I'll make it and ship it right to you! If you want to order one, click here!



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New Kitchen Prints - Finally

Hello! Long time no see! I haven't been keeping up with the old blog since I discovered Instagram. I kind of miss it. Maybe it's time I start blogging a bit again. While I think it over, let me share some of my new kitchen prints with you. They're available over at my Etsy shop. While I'm talking about my Etsy shop, did you know I changed the name? It's now Happy Chickadee Design. Holy smokes, it's hard coming up with a new shop name. Everything I liked was already taken. I finally decided on Happy Chickadee Design. The Chickadee bird has significance in our family, and instead of just prints, I've been wanting to sell other items (someday) so I wanted a name to reflect all aspects of my work . . . not just the prints (although, that's all I'm still selling at the moment!)

Aaaaannnyhow, pictured below are some of the new kitchen prints I've been working on. They're all available at my Etsy shop now, or will be soon.

In case you're new, I sell digital art prints. That means you buy my designs, they're emailed to you right after purchase, and you get to print them out however you want to hang in your home. Some customers print them on card stock and then frame them, others have them printed on canvas, and a few put them on posterboard like material to hang up. I LOVE when customers share pictures with me of where my prints end up. It's so fun!

I'm thinking of selling my prints as groups again. I just need to mull it over and decide exactly how I want to do that. Until then check out a few of my new designs:








Have a happy day!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Clover's Photoshoot

Every once in a while, I bring out the big camera and fiddle around with it. I did so recently, and below are some of the pictures I took. Most of them are of Clover, she's the perfect little model to practice on.







































Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Clover's Blessing

At the start of October we decided to take a family trip to Boise, Idaho. We wanted to visit with family and friends, and while we were there, we decided to host a little get-together and Jim's Aunt Nona's, and bless Clover.

We had most of our Boise Callister family come, as well Jared and Audie Jacobs with their children, and our friends, the Hallings. 

Jim smoked pork shoulder and made yummy pulled pork sandwhiches. Other people brought sides and desserts, and it ended up being a lovely little event. 

I posted a few pictures below:






















Hunter and Allie (below) have an arranged married. I'm pretty sure they're on board since they "got married" to each other while we were visiting in Boise. They're so cute. I really do hope it works out for them! :)












Jim blessed Clover on Sunday, October 4th at Aunt Nona's house in Boise. The blessing is below:

Clover Valentine Jacobs’ 
Baby Blessing

October 4, 2015

Our Father in Heaven, by the power of the Holy Melchizedek Priesthood which we hold, we hold this infant in our arms, and give her a name and a blessing. The name that she will be known on the records of the church is Clover Valentine Jacobs. Clover, at this time we give you a blessing that you will be healthy and strong. Our Father in Heaven wants you to know how much you are loved, and as you are here with your family members and friends, please know that you have good influences and examples all around you. Follow those examples throughout your life. 

Your name is synonymous with luck and with love. We’re lucky to have you in our home, and you’re in a home full of love. Your brother and sister love you very much, and they’re going to be good examples to you throughout your life. We know that if you follow their example and guidance, you’ll be blessed. 

We bless you with a strong conscience, that you’ll be able to choose the right paths. Know that when you choose the right paths, it will lead you to freedom. And as our leaders have said, and talked about in conference this day, the right paths lead to better choices, and better freedoms, which will lead you into eternal life. 

Your Father in Heaven loves you very much, as does your family, and we will always be there for you. We bless you with strength, health, and the ability to grow in the gospel. We bless you with all these things, and say them in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.