Thursday, March 5, 2015

shop talk

Spring has sprung in the shop. I'm officially ready for warmer weather, and it's showing up in my work. Flowers, flowers, and more flowers continue popping up in my sketchbook so I decided spring-inspired prints and cards were the best way to add a little sunshine.
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This collection of prints and stationery includes new watercolor items. Finally after over a year of playing around with this medium I decided to it was time to introduce them to the shop.  I'm really looking forward to creating more.
Enjoy 20% off today and tomorrow (3/5 - 3/6) with the code SPRING20.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello March

Pen & Paint Calendar

Whenever I turn the page of the calendar to March I think of sunshine and flowers and happy times. March has always been a special month for me since it is my birthday month. It also holds our wedding anniversary, the arrival of Spring, and so many other special dates. 

It is a bittersweet month for us as well - two years ago in March we lost our third child and this March we will prepare for a new baby. 

I'm looking forward to this month. It's going to be jam packed with projects and nesting and celebrations. I hope you have an exciting month ahead too!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Vita Flex Points [essential oils tips and a free printable]

Day 5, All oils


It’s our last day to team up with Emily of The Anderson Crew & Essential Families, and today we are sharing a fun print that all oil lovers must have!  We hope you’ve learned a little something this week :)



We talk a lot about rubbing oils onto our feet.  Well, it isn’t all crazy talk.  There are vita-flex points located all over the feet, and when we massage an oil into those points, they get into our bloodstream and to the corresponding organ quickly.

Final tip of the week:
Find the corresponding organ on the chart, and massage the oils into the vita-flex point for relief.  My favorite is my big toe, connected to my brain.  I like to rub Lavender, Peace & Calming or Cedarwood on it right before bed, to help me fall asleep.

(insert vita flex printable here)

To download and print your Vita Flex graphic CLICK HERE.  Printable sized as two 5.5 x 8.5 images (print on an 8.5 x  11). Please remember this is for personal use only. You may print it and enjoy it, but it may not be altered, reproduced for sale, or redistributed. Printable created by Pen & Paint, all rights reserved.

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The oils we talked about this week are all a part of the Everyday Oils Collection that comes with the Premium Starter Kit with Young Living.  If you’re interested in purchasing the kit, becoming a wholesale member, and a part of my team Essential Families, follow the simple directions below!

  • Make sure to select Wholesale member and not Retail customer
  • Enter my # in the sponsor and enroller ID section, if it isn’t already filled out: 2297510
  • Create your account, enter your personal info
  • Select your starter kit (Premium Starter Kit, $150, is the best option)
  • At this point you can order more if you'd like
  • Complete your order, welcome to the family!

Disclaimer- This info is my opinion based on my experiences and resources, please take it as that. Use common sense and the advice of your qualified health professional when making your health decisions. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  Thank you so much!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Laundry Symbols [essential oils and a FREE Printable]

Day 4, Purification

Welcome to day 4 of our oil tips and free printables with Emily from The Anderson Crew!
Today we are chatting about Purification:


The great thing about all of these oils that we've been sharing is that they are simple ones that we reach for every day. Purification is no exception to this rule. This oil is a great one to help get rid of odors (even armpit odors).  It also may help relieve bug bites OR help you to repel them in the first place!


Purification tip of the day:
Add a couple drops of purification to your wash, to help get rid of odors in your laundry.  Do you use wool dryer balls in place of dryer sheets?  If not, you should.  Add some drops of purification to those to help give your laundry a fresh smell in the dryer too.


To download and print your Laundry graphic CLICK HERE.  Printable sized as an 8x10 image. Please remember this is for personal use only. You may print it and enjoy it, but it may not be altered, reproduced for sale, or redistributed. Printable created by Pen & Paint, all rights reserved.


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Purification is part of the Everyday Oils Collection that comes with the Premium Starter Kit with Young Living.  If you’re interested in purchasing the kit, becoming a wholesale member, and a part of my team Essential Families, follow the simple directions below!


  • Make sure to select Wholesale member and not Retail customer
  • Enter my # in the sponsor and enroller ID section, if it isn’t already filled out: 2297510
  • Create your account, enter your personal info
  • Select your starter kit (Premium Starter Kit, $150, is the best option)
  • At this point you can order more if you'd like
  • Complete your order, welcome to the family!


Disclaimer- This info is my opinion based on my experiences and resources, please take it as that. Use common sense and the advice of your qualified health professional when making your health decisions. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  Thank you so much!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Live an Oily Life [essential oils and two FREE printables]

Day 3, Peppermint

It’s day 3 of our oil tips and free printables where I have partnered up with Emily of the Anderson Crew to bring you 2 oil tips and prints to share!

We are talking about Peppermint, yum!
Peppermint is one of my favorite oils. I love the smell and it's been so great for nausea and tummy troubles this pregnancy.

Peppermint tip of the day #1:
Add a drop of oil to your homemade play-dough recipes.  This not only smells good, but helps give your brain some clarity.  Great focus for your little ones!









To download and print your Play Love Grow graphic CLICK HERE.  Printable sized as an 8x10 image. Please remember this is for personal use only. You may print it and enjoy it, but it may not be altered, reproduced for sale, or redistributed. Printable created by Pen & Paint, all rights reserved.

Peppermint tip of the day #2:
For a quick pick me up in the morning, add a drop of lemon and peppermint to a glass of cold water and drink up.  Make sure to use a glass cup!





To download and print your Live An Oily Life graphic CLICK HERE.  Printable sized as an 8x10 image. Please remember this is for personal use only. You may print it and enjoy it, but it may not be altered, reproduced for sale, or redistributed. Printable created by Pen & Paint, all rights reserved.

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Peppermint is part of the Everyday Oils Collection that comes with the Premium Starter Kit with Young Living.  If you’re interested in purchasing the kit, becoming a wholesale member, and a part of my team Essential Families, follow the simple directions below!

  • Make sure to select Wholesale member and not Retail customer
  • Enter my # in the sponsor and enroller ID section, if it isn’t already filled out: 2297510
  • Create your account, enter your personal info
  • Select your starter kit (Premium Starter Kit, $150, is the best option)
  • At this point you can order more if you'd like
  • Complete your order, welcome to the family!

Disclaimer- This info is my opinion based on my experiences and resources, please take it as that. Use common sense and the advice of your qualified health professional when making your health decisions. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  Thank you so much!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Find Beauty Every Day [essential oils and a FREE printable]

Day 2, Lavender

It’s day 2 of our oil tips and free printables partnered with Emily of The Anderson Crew.
Today we are talking about Lavender:


Lavender is a staple in our home.  We use it for SO many things, one of them being boo-boos. My boys are always coming to me with a scrape or a bruise and I pull out the lavender and a band-aid.  I have eczema and lavender has provided relief for my skin irritations.

Lavender tip of the day:
Add a drop to your mascara to help your lashes grow, as well as keep bacteria away!

To download and print your Find Beauty Every Day graphic CLICK HERE. Printable sized as an 8x10 image. Please remember this is for personal use only. You may print it and enjoy it, but it may not be altered, reproduced for sale, or redistributed. Printable created by Pen & Paint, all rights reserved.
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Lavender is part of the Everyday Oils Collection that comes with the Premium Starter Kit with Young Living.  If you’re interested in purchasing the kit, becoming a wholesale member, and a part of my team Essential Families, follow the simple directions below!

  • Make sure to select Wholesale member and not Retail customer
  • Enter my # in the sponsor and enroller ID section, if it isn’t already filled out: 2297510
  • Create your account, enter your personal info
  • Select your starter kit (Premium Starter Kit, $150, is the best option)
  • At this point you can order more if you'd like
  • Complete your order, welcome to the family!

Disclaimer- This info is my opinion based on my experiences and resources, please take it as that. Use common sense and the advice of your qualified health professional when making your health decisions. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  Thank you so much!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Life, Love, and Lemons [essential oils and a free printable]

For about four months now our family has been using essential oils. We use them for so many things, from cleaning to skin care to emotional support. I'm learning so much about the benefits of essential oils and using them in our daily routines. All week long, I’ve teamed up with my friend Emily of The Anderson Crew to provide y’all with some oil tips for newbies and FREE printables to go along with them.  So fun, right?

Day 1, Lemon

Up first today is Lemon.  
We love how versatile Lemon oil is.  You can add a drop to your water every morning, or diffuse for a good pick-me-up.  Use it in your skin care recipes to help with acne (I use it a drop every night diluted in sunflower oil on my face and I've seen huge changes!), or diffuse to help get rid of germs. Plus, it just smells really yummy.

Lemon tip of the day:
Add to your favorite natural cleaning products to help clean and disinfect your home. I like to do 5-10 drops in my Thieves cleaner to help give a lemony fresh scent, plus I know it’s helping to disinfect!

To download and print your Life, Love, and Lemons graphic CLICK HERE.  Printable sized is an 8x10 image.  Please remember this is for personal use only.  You may print it and enjoy it, but it may not be altered, reproduced for sale, or redistributed.  Printable created by Pen & Paint, all rights reserved.
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Lemon is part of the Everyday Oils Collection that comes with the Premium Starter Kit with Young Living.  If you’re interested in purchasing the kit, becoming a wholesale member, and a part of my team Essential Families, follow the simple directions below!

-Go to the Member sign-up page
-Make sure to select Wholesale member and not Retail customer
-Enter my # in the sponsor and enroller ID section, if it isn’t already filled out: 2297510
-Create your account, enter your personal info
-Select your starter kit (Premium Starter Kit, $150, is the best option)
-At this point you can order more if you'd like
-Complete your order, welcome to the family!

Disclaimer- This info is my opinion based on my experiences and resources, please take it as that. Use common sense and the advice of your qualified health professional when making your health decisions. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  Thank you so much!

Friday, December 12, 2014

a few things on Friday 12.12.14


-We are halfway there and will be adding a little girl to our family!

-I'll be shipping orders up through December 23rd most likely, but December 15 (Monday) is the USPS suggested cut off date to guarantee packages will be delivered by Christmas Eve. I'm offering FREE domestic shipping today through the weekend if you have a few last minute things to grab. Use the code SHIPFREE in the shop.

-I'm thrilled and honored to now be working as a designer for Jewel Branding. I could have never dreamed two years ago that Pen & Paint would be where it is today. I'm so grateful for the encouragement and support I have received from family, friends, clients and customers. I can't wait to see where things go in 2015.

-I shared a yummy holiday drink over at The Common Table. Also I have been drinking this hot chocolate every day ;)


I hope your days are merry and bright,
and you are enjoying this season with your loved ones.

Monday, December 1, 2014

mama's new glasses (Firmoo review)

I needed new glasses. Mine were officially too old (we are talking as old as that little cutie there)!


I decided I needed new updated frames, and was pleased to find a cute pair on Firmoo.

Their website is so easy to use and their frames are super affordable. First-time customers get a pair free! I really enjoyed using their virtual try-on system where you can upload a photo of yourself to see what pair works best. I will advise you to be sure to look at the lens size (height and width) and maybe use a ruler to see how big the lenses are compared to your face. The cute pair of frames I picked out have very large lenses, so the next pair I buy will be a bit smaller.

The frames are great quality, my prescription lenses are just right, and the hard case & repair kit were a nice added touch.

If you are looking to update your glasses for an affordable price I recommend using Firmoo. I'll be ordering more soon!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Pen + Paint Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It's time for some of the biggest sales of the year.


11/28 only buy one 8x10 print get a different 8x10 print of your choice for FREE! Code BOGO8X10
Please include the description of your FREE print in the message to seller at checkout. There is no minimum so if you buy three 8x10s you get three 8x10s free.

12/1 save 30% on your entire order (prints, cards, etc.) with the code CYBER30.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram or Facebook to catch any flash sales through the weekend.

Thank you for supporting independent, handmade shops like Pen + Paint!