can I get a slow clap?

“The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.”

Good ol' Oprah. When Madame O speaks, we listen right? Thanks to Oprah's words of wisdom, I'm taking a brief moment to stop and reflect on a recent social media milestone. If anyone thinks it's lame to pay attention to these sorts of things, I'm proclaiming that Oprah made me do it. In all seriousness, I think that every step forward and every goal achieved whether it be little or big, deserves a high five, a three cheers, or at least a slow clap.

Social media statistics mean different things to different people, but for me reaching 10,000 followers on Instagram means 10,000 reasons to be grateful. This road hasn't been easy, in fact it's just the beginning, but knowing that you are all there cheering me on makes me so happy and encouraged to keep going. Even though thank you doesn't quite cut it, THANK YOU for all the love.

Besides Instagram, I'm also a big fan of Pinterest and I love mindlessly scrolling through my feed for fun, creative and inspiring ideas (especially late at night with a handful of chocolate chips and a glass of wine). I love curating my boards with unique nursery decor, fun baby shower ideas, and awesome products made by mompreneurs around the world. I love the vast amount of resources available on Pinterest and often go there first when I'm not sure how to start a new project. 

Every single time I log into the Mushybooks Pinterest account I see this print in my notifications.  Every. Single. Time.

               Image via: Spell and Tell on Etsy

               Image via: Spell and Tell on Etsy

It makes me so excited that this print has been repinned over 500 times from my account! Isn't that amazing?! The power of the internet is real yo!  This great news needed to be shared, so I reached out to the creator of the print in hopes that I would make her day.  Well, turns out she is lovely and when I asked if she'd like to team up for a giveaway to celebrate my Instagram milestone with me, she enthusiastically said yes.

Jo, the owner of Spell and Tell, has a Master's Degree in Graphic Design and showcases her work on Etsy. One look at her gorgeous shop and you will fall in love, just like I did. She lives near London, England but ships worldwide (with very reasonable rates!). I'm so glad I reached out and connected with this talented mama and I can't wait to see what new creations will hit her shop in the months and years to come.

10k giveaway

So high five, three cheers and a slow clap for a chance to WIN a Mushybook of your choice and an 8x10" size print 'OH BABY IT'S A WILD WORLD' by Spell and Tell. Contest closes Friday July 3, 2015 at 11:59 PST. Good luck and thank you for your continued support of small business dreams here and abroad.