A Simple Note Makes an Impact


The trip to the mailbox is typically uneventful. Magazines, bills, advertisements for insurance or cable… nothing exciting. When there is a birthday in the house or the holidays are drawing near, we’ll get some cards from family and friends. This week I went to the mailbox not expecting anything other than junk, when to my surprise there was a card addressed to me. It’s not my birthday, so what could it be? It was a Thank You note!

A few weeks ago I went to an event hosted by the college I attended. I didn’t think anything of it. I spent the afternoon chatting with fellow alumni about life back then and had a nice lunch. The school was there to talk about the big changes happening on campus starting in the fall.

So I opened my mail and was surprised to see a handwritten thank you note from the school representative that attended our event! She thanked me for spending the afternoon with her. She invited me, and she paid for lunch, and there she was, thanking me! I was so surprised that she even gave me a second thought, not to mention take the time out of her busy schedule to sit down, hand write a note and put it in the mail!

With all the technology in our lives today, we are bombarded with emails, texts, and status updates. We never seem to take the time to write a letter with a pen and paper. I have to say, it is very refreshing. A small note goes a long way to let someone know that you care about them, that they are important to you. It really stands out and makes an impact.

Write a note to someone you care about today 🙂


Science is Fun!


Did you know that I used to work as a scientist before I became a mom? I haven’t worked in the lab for quite a while, but I still love science. I also love getting kids excited about learning science. Science is fun!

Now I’m combining science and sewing by making bags with science fabric. Let me know in the comments if you love science too!



A new idea!

As I was wrapping all of my Christmas gifts, I decided to try something new this year. Of course I was using fabric gift bags for the small presents. Usually, I tie a gift tag to the bags with the standard To/From and Merry Christmas message. As I began writing out the first tag, I had a brilliant idea! I could make the tag part of the bag! I printed out my message and attached it to the inside of the bag. Now I had a greeting card and a gift bag, all in one!


Then it was time to test it out on my friends. During the days leading up to Christmas, I made several deliveries, and gave each of my friends a bag with a special message inside. I waited for their reactions. They all loved how personal it was! It made the gift feel even more special and memorable.

These message tags are now going to be offered on all of the bags. Customers will have the option to purchase a bag with a blank tag (to write their own personal message), a tag with standard message (like Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, Thank You, etc), or a tag with a custom message. The tags are 2.75″ wide x 2″ tall. It’s super simple to add your message: all you need is a regular pen or a marker.

What do you think?