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HAPPINESS IS
My name is Shannon. I’m a singer and songwriter living in Seattle. I am easily amused by simple pleasures. This is my happy place. May it be yours too.
Interests: my music, www.shannoneileen.com, www.myspace.com/shannoneileen, www.myspace.com/loreleisongs www.sonicbids.com/loreleisongs
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ONE POINT TWENTY-ONE GIGAWATTS?! For those of you who got my NOV 5, 1955 Back To The Future reference, I bow down to you. Maybe you watched this movie as many times as I did? My brother and I only owned two VHS videos growing up. Annie and Back To The Future. We played them over and over again. I could probably repeat each movie line for line. Thankfully, Hal loves BTTF just as much as I do. With a wig and some 80's thrift store threads, he makes a pretty darn good Marty McFly, don't you think? We found... Continue reading
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I know, right? It's such a fun business idea. Like a bed and breakfast almost :) xo
Ha, yeah the mess is definitely not as fun when you age. But I DO still love dipping my hand in the pumpkin and feeling the cold seeds and mush! ;)
Thank you Caitlin! xo
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It's officially sweater weather here in Seattle. We caved and finally turned the heat on in our house. I'm proud of ourselves that we held off until the end of October this year! With the heavy rains, I've been pulling out my knits and wool socks. And cuddling up in an orange chevron blanket my grandma made, very similar to the one featured. So enjoy these Etsy Faves, my friends - everything warm and cozy..... Warm Thoughts Greeting Card by Warren Tales Chevron Crocheted Blanket by Winkel Van Cinkel Hand-Knit Open Back Sweater by Plexida Autumn Leaves Photo by My... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at HAPPINESS IS...
Well thanks Juju! You should try it out - when you don't carve all the way through the pumpkin, it's SO much easier :) xo
You have the cutest little family Crystal! I really think camping is something Preston will remember always :) xo
Aw thanks Taylor! I'm so happy to be collaborating with you guys... I mean, a pumpkin carving session at work? ;) You'll have to let me know how yours turns out! Just don't drop it in the rain when you're done, ha ha.
Thank you Rachel! I hope you can put the pattern to use on your own pumpkin :) xo
Yay! I'm glad you like it Maria! xo
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Halloween is a big deal in my family. Every October, we get together in full costume to eat treats, play games, drink cider, watch spooky movies, and you guessed it - carve pumpkins. This year, instead of some complicated cut out of Walter White's face (which took more time than anyone should ever spend on a pumpkin), I decided to create a simple, classy calligraphy BOO! And then share the pattern with you! SUPPLIES: Pumpkin BOO PATTERN Lino cutter Masking tape Pin hole cutter Serrated knife Tea light Matches STEPS: Download and print the BOO PATTERN. It should fit a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at HAPPINESS IS...
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I did that recently too! With maple leaves. We live in such a beautiful place, don't we? :) xo
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Ha, this is me in a nutshell. Trying out new hobbies that I truly think are going to be my thing. Then finding out.. eh, not so much. That is the cutest little pepper I've ever seen!
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Oh I've been wanting to go here for the longest time! Love your images. And that engagement shoot. I've seen a few others, it's the hip spot to get them done it seems!
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Wasn't it? I hope we do it every year from here on out! ;)
Thanks Heather! Where are your favorite spots to go camping?
I'm so glad we did this :) Oh and I have to send you all the self-timer family shots! They're pretty goofy. Thought I'd save you the embarrassment by not posting them on the blog!
I hadn't gone camping in FOREVER! I hope you and your adorable fam will get a chance to go soon. Except you'll probably need to wait a few years since you'll be giving birth in the near future! When are you due? xo
Yes, I love Skillshare too! Took a few calligraphy courses and one on pattern design! I think I'm obsessed with learning :) xo
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Vanessa, it is fabulous! I love that you have so many types of art to choose from, photography, prints, jewelry, housewares. That really resonates with me, since I'm a fellow multi-passionate. Bravo for opening a shop with your own domain! I've been reading about how important that is for branding. I hope to do the same. Thanks for offering your help and advice.. I may be coming to you for questions soon! xo
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I'll for sure keep you posted! xo
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I have the fondest memories camping with my family as a child. My folks took my brother and I all over the Pacific Northwest in a tiny old truck camper. Singing songs around the fire, playing Cribbage with the grandparents and learning to ride our bikes with no hands. 20-some years later, now that my brother and I are both married, and my niece is two, we decided it was time to air out the old sleeping bags and go camping together once again. This time around, we arrive by motorcycle! My brother was kind enough to haul our camping... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at HAPPINESS IS...
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Ah I totally understand Lisa. You're feeling the pull to get back to your roots. The same happened to me. I think the money thing, our limited beliefs about how artists can't make a decent living, is what holds so many of us back. 15 minutes a day is all it takes, it will add up and before you know it, you'll have a collection of art that you won't believe you found the time for. Best of luck to you my friend. Keep me posted on your creative journey! xo
I feel ya girl! It wasn't until I was laid off from my full-time job that I was able to really dig in and make stuff happen. I never would have quit because I needed financial security, but life made the decision for me with unemployment checks to keep me afloat. Your art is beautiful Pooja! Please stick with it, 15 minutes a day is all you need. Best of luck to you my friend. Keep me posted! xo
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Ha Jisaela, I love that you figured it out! What are YOU gonna be? :)
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