Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Life Expressions Feature and Giveaway!



With us beginning the year in a new home and having to start over, it gives us the opportunity to be much more mindful about the items we chose to purchase and bring into our home. We are choosing to make a lot more of our purchases locally and from small businesses and handcrafters. This blog is a great place for me to feature and introduce you to some wonderful SAHM artists and crafters.

The first business i'd like to feature is Life Expressions by Shawna, a home decor business that is run by my SIL.

Shawna is am a stay at home mother of 5 (youngest not pictured). She loves to create special, original signs and sayings for people.  All of her signs can be personalized and customized. You pick the saying, color of board, color of lettering and the size that you would like the sign to be and she works her magic and creates something beautiful for you.

Shawna orders the lettering for each sign and then buys the wood, cuts it, sands it, paints it and applies the lettering by hand.

All of the signs are on real wood so they all have that uniqueness that wood grain and knots add.

You can check out Shawna's Facebook page, and by 'liking' it you are automatically entered to win a free sign! You can also look around at some of the items that have already been created, the different styles and the color options that are available. Shawna creates signs for every season, and occasion!

She is located in West Michigan, and takes custom orders for her signs.  You can also find her set up at local craft shows, and you can even book your own "Make and take" party if you live in the area!




i love the different block sets. She has several seasonal themed block sets that really capture the season.  She offers a variety of different styles, shapes and colors. Almost everything can be customized! You can view many different examples of her work here.



i also really love the family signs. She has some with the child's name and birthday, some with the family name and many that have wonderful quotes or sayings about family.  There is a really a huge variety to choose from and the design possibilities are endless!



Shawna has generously offered one of my readers a family Birthday Sign with 50 shapes for names, hooks or ribbons to hang the names.  

Please enter on the rafflecopter form below. You might have to wait for it to load.a Rafflecopter giveaway Make sure and read terms and conditions, this giveaway is open to US only.

45 comments:

  1. My favorite is the Soul Mates Two Halves of the Same Soul Joining Together in Life's Journey. I just think it is perfect.

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  2. Looks like she puts a lot of effort and care into her work. :) That is not something you find in a large bulk store. I think it makes a huge difference in the art. When you can feel the energy of the artist in their work, you know how much they care about what they are doing.

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    1. I forgot to say what I liked.. lol. Honestly, there were quite a few. I think I like the one that says "We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."

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  3. also love the lifes better at the beach sign :)

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  4. I like the "My Father Sign"

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  5. I love the sweet baby girl wall stickers and photos, cute idea!!!

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  6. I like the wooden growth chart.....it's portable and you can take it wherever you move!

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  7. Love the birthday signs

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  8. I like the Enjoy the Simple things sign
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  9. I think this is adorable and I in MI too! I love supporting local and small biz owners! It's truly hard to pick just one fave but I like the personalized signs, window signs and honestly think the birthday one is a great idea since we are always forgetting peoples bdays!

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  10. I love the birthday sign. Keep thinking about it! With our huge family, it would be awesome.

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  11. Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.

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  12. I like the Our Family Forever Together - very cool

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  13. I like the bathroom rules sign. It is so cute.

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  14. crystal sheckles-gibson I love the family birthday sign

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  15. I love the "Always kiss your children goodnight" sign! So true!

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  16. I really like the 4x24 always kiss your children goodnight even if they're already asleep

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  17. I love the "Rules for Dog Owners" - that is priceless!! All of them are beautiful and things that I love to decorate with - thanks for sharing your site!

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  18. I like love you to the moon and back again.

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  19. I could use the "laundry drop your drawers here" sign!

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  20. I really like the sign Fall In Love with Your Life

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  21. I really like the one that says Because someone we love is in Heaven, There's a little bit of Heaven in our Home... Makes me think of my Mom...I know she's always with me

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  22. I like the I am a Child of God sign!

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  23. It's so hard to choose just one! I'm going to go with: Good Coffee is a Pleasure, Good Friends are a Treasure :)

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  24. I like the archway family name and the bathroom sign.

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  25. I love the "The Crab Is In" sign ! That would be perfect to give my husband and hang in our family room. So funny!

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  26. I like "Enjoy the Simple Things"

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  27. Oh I really love "I Love You To The Moon And Back"! So precious!!!

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  28. I like the Laundry Sorting sign

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  29. I love the cherry blossoms with birds decal - so pretty!

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  30. My favorite sign is "Come sit on my porch"

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  31. I love the together is a wonderful place to be sign!!

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  32. I love the bathroom rules sign
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  33. My fave is this one! https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/251741_108186669278793_4847380_n.jpg

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  34. My fav is "Love is Patient, Love is kind..."

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  35. I like the Enjoy the Simple things sign!

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  36. I like the wish inspire, dream believe signs

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  37. I love the guess how much I love you sign!!

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  38. I love this sign! Happy Moments... Praise God! Difficult Moments... Seek God! So true! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=108185119278948&set=a.108182829279177.12111.101729383257855&type=3&theater

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  39. I like the simple pleasures are lifes treasures sign.

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