Tuesday Advice **Spoiler alert, Fake it ’til you make it**


actasifAct as if you have already become the person you want to be.

These colorful glass stones are $2.50/each on our website.  They come in a variety of colors and measure approximately 1 1/2″ in diameter.

Persistence

I’ve had a sign hanging in my office at work for about 10 years.  It is on the wall directly in front of my desk and serves as a constant reminder:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone will bring success.  

~Calvin Coolidge

This word has made it’s way into the news as of late – the wonders of social media picking up on comments made by a male senator about a female senator during a senate confirmation debate.  ‘She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.’  These words have become a bit of a battle cry in today’s political climate, and can now be found on t-shirts, mugs, protest signs, and now…river rocks.

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In making decisions about themes and types of things we’ll carry, one of our goals is to not be particularly trendy or flash-in-the-pan.  Too, we like to remain apolitical.  While it’s important that we continue to add freshness and newness to our lines, we like to keep a baseline of solid, meaningful, consistent and non-controversial inspirational gifts.  We’ve been selling most of our products continually for over 10 years.

But, we do offer custom designs, so it’s inevitable that we get requests from our customers for the newest catch phrase or the latest and greatest trend.  The ‘She Persisted’ rock design caught my attention a bit more so than others, because not only is it current news, it’s a theme in my personal and business life.  Even when business is down, we persist.  When we’re not feeling particularly inspired, we persist.  When we have a difficult customer, or frustrating vendor, we persist.  To be successful in business, we must persist.

I love that we can rely on our customers to bring us inspiration.  The Custom Designed River Rocks are one of my most favorite items because it’s so fun to see what customers come up with.  And, we have fun conversations trying to guess what they are using them for.

If someone were to describe me, I wouldn’t mind them using this phrase.  I hope you find inspiration in it, too.

~Brenda

A Beautiful Garden…

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A beautiful garden is a work of heart.

$3.50/each on our website.

Keep It Simple

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These sweet, ceramic word stones measure about 1 1/4″ round.  Stones come in a variety of colors and can be used for inspiration, motivation, party favors, giveaways and gifts.

$1.95/each on our website.

Save 10% In Our Etsy Shop!

Did you know that you can automatically save 10% in our Etsy shop?  All you have to do is spend $50 or more and the discount will automatically apply.  Bam!  See ya soon!

 

 

Save 10% In Our Etsy Shop!

Did you know that you can automatically save 10% in our Etsy shop?  All you have to do is spend $50 or more and the discount will automatically apply.  Bam!  See ya soon!

 

They’re Baaack! Engraved River Rock Word Stones…Full Stock!

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**$2.95/each with quantity discounts available.**

Happy to announce that our engraved river rock word stones are back in stock!  Choose from a large variety of words and phrases.

Accept * Always In My Heart (heart pictured) * Always With You (Paw Print pictured) * Ask Believe Receive * Balance * Be Bold Be Brave Be Unafraid * Be Yourself * Believe * Believe in Yourself * Breathe * Change * Choose Happiness * Comfort * Confidence * Count Your Blessings * Courage * Create * Discover * Discovery * Embrace * Faith * Fearless * Feel * Follow Your Dreams  Forever Remembered, Forever Missed * Forgiveness * Freedom * Friendship * Giggle * Go Navy/Beat Army (double sided stone) * God * God Rocks * Grace * Gratitude * Happiness * Heart Wings (picture) * Hope *     Hope Anchors the Soul * I Am * In God’s Care * Indulge * Jesus * Joy * Kindness * Laugh * Let Go and Let God * Let It Be * Listen * Live * Live Laugh Love * Live with Purpose* Love * Loyalty * Miracles  * Never Ending Love Forever Connected (two hearts pictured) * Nurture * One Day at a Time * Organize * Passion * Pray * Prayer Changes Things * Rejoice * Remember * Respect * Salvation * Serenity * Share * Spirit * Strength * Success * Teach * Teamwork * Thankful * Think * This Too Shall Pass * Trust * Truth * Wisdom * Worry Less * WWJD * You Are Loved