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the 2021

Optimism and a happy dance!

Optimism and a happy dance!

The news of late has been dark and scary to say the least.  Although we are watching and and worrying about the state of our world, we have reason today also to celebrate!

When Emily and I started our little company, all we really wanted to do was put “good design and good words” out into the world. 

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thank you! NAACP follow-up

thank you! NAACP follow-up

At least locally, the Black Lives Matter push in the media seems to have dimmed. The rush of stories of brutality, injustice and information coming to the surface has slowed. Protests and marches for justice have waned. We are in the summer swing—enjoying time outside and doing our best to make the most of the strangest summer of isolation on record. It's easy to let the events of a few months ago fade into the distance and find some comfort and normalcy, as if these things aren't still happening.

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I am sorry it took us so long.

I am sorry it took us so long.

This has been a tough week for our country and like everyone else, we feel shattered by the death of George Floyd.  Truth be told, I have not watched the video in full.  I am afraid to see a fellow human being begging for their life to unanswered pleas from the very people sworn to protect it.  It’s hard to think of anything else these days and COVID feels like the distant past. We are sad, confused, feel helpless and a sense of underlying guilt is creeping in. We don’t pretend to know what to do and we certainly don’t remotely understand the incredibly complex issues that have captured our nation through the murder of George Floyd. 

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Our graduates and our teachers deserve our love!

Our graduates and our teachers deserve our love!

Usually, this time of year brings celebrations such as graduations, communions and kicking off the summer season with picnics and parties. Who knew that 2020 would bring a global pandemic that would throw us all into a time and place we could never have imagined. Picking our kids up from college, home schooling our little ones while trying to stay healthy and sane has been challenging.

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#MeetTheMaker(s) 2021 Co.

#MeetTheMaker(s) 2021 Co.

Hello all our new friends!! Happy FRIDAY!I We've had enough new followers that we are doing our FIRST #FridayIntroduction #MeetTheMaker post! So exciting!!

So here we are, Emily & Nicole- the 2021 Co. Dynamic duo! We are moms, with kids college age down to preschool. Currently, we are doing our best to navigate the whole COVID situation, homeschool, keep everyone fed—and somewhat clean, and also run a business together.

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#HopeIsContagious Connect Pack 4

#HopeIsContagious Connect Pack 4

Even in the most trying of times, it’s important to find the small moments of joy that take place during each day. It might be a smile shared with your postal carrier, watching a funny video or even telling silly jokes.  It’s scientifically proven that laughter is contagious just like hope and optimism.

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#HopeIsContagious Connect Pack #3

#HopeIsContagious Connect Pack #3

This time in our lives is both unprecedented and uncertain. It may be hard to imagine right now, but we will experience some positive impact through all of this. We all will all tap into resources we didn't know we had. We will grow from this and our strength and resilience will grow accordingly.

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