thanksgiving weekend thoughts + shop small

i hope that you all had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday!  thanksgiving weekend is one of my very favorites of the entire year.  i love the simplicity and the focus on gratitude and family, the cool and cozy weather, and the prospect of four days off to relax and recharge.

this year, being our first in portland we spent the day with john's cousins and their families which was lovely.  his cousin michelle is a le cordon bleu graduate and so needless to say the meal was spectacular!  quite possibly the best stuffing that i have ever had.  it was a blessing to have family here and to have a place to go and feel loved and welcomed as we are now living away from both of our immediate families.

i was looking forward to a calm four days with no work, but bet laid plans . . . this season has been a blessing and i am so very thankful for the wonderful clients that god has allowed me to work with.  i try my best to remember the work is truly a blessing and that i am doing something that i love, but sometimes the honest truth is that what i really want is a little break and to not have a to-do list running through my head.really though, i am extremely thankful for this wonderful season of my life and my business, even if it is tiring at times.

one thing that i was working on this week was a set of four prints as a collaboration with my amazing friend erin - the lady behind boutonné.  she is an amazing creative and visionary and is always encouraging me to be the best at my business and reach for more than i think possible!  in one of our texting conversations - thank goodness for our phones for keeping up long distance friendships! - she suggested doing a collaboration of prints to sell at her shop and i knew that i did not want to let this chance pass by.  i searched form some uplifting and inspiring quotes and created a series of four prints that are now available exclusively in my online market and at the bouonné flagship store in del mar, california.

i am very grateful for friends like erin and for all of the other women + men who pour their heart and their soul into their small businesses.  i am offering 20% off of all orders - including calligraphy classes - from november 28 - december 1.  check out the new series and a few more new prints up in the shop! 

i am thankful for all of the people who have helped me in my business and for all of the wonderful clients and supporters that i have.  i am humbled and honored.  have a blessed thanksgiving weekend and remember to support your local small businesses this weekend and throughout the year!


xo jenny