Ohio Day!

Today is #NationalOhioDay the day when it is celebrated that this great state became just that, a state.

It is now more important than ever to support local, independent and small businesses. Be sure to head over to our Facebook Page, so you can check out the businesses pictured in the video.

While you are feel free to share this video with your friends and family!


The core values here at Sara Hickman design are Family, Faith and Flamingos

  • Family: Whether you are our blood family or not, you are someone’s family. We will treat you as such.
  • Faith: We are Christians, and it just shows though what we do. Because we are Christians we support our local communities.
  • Flamingos: We are fun, we are awkward at times, we believe that what you put in is what you put out.

What better way to celebrate #NationalOhioday than celebrating some of our amazing locally owned establishments!

Made in “Buckeye Country” Not only can you customize the style shirt you would like. Unisex, ladies cut, v neck or crew – you can also customize “Buckeye Country” Same thing with the Made in 513, you can have this be any area code and any state outline.

With all shirts you pick the style. If you don’t want the style the design is shown on, simple use the notes to indicate you would like a different style and you will be emailed to confirm your customizations.

When ordering the Eat Local shirt you can update your city to rock where you like to eat local!

Any city, any state, any style.

Tell us in the comments have you ever shopped or had a meal at any place pictured? OR where is your favorite local establishment that we much check out – even if you are not our local.

ANNOUNCEMENT

When it comes to custom t-shirts, Christmas pajamas and unique gifts there has to be a cut off to get those gifts in your hands on time!

Halloween Custom T-Shirts and Trick or Treat bags:

  • Shipped: 10/26/2020 12 pm EST
  • Local: 10/28/2020 12 pm EST
  • Dates and Times are FIRM

Thanksgiving Custom T-shirts and Aprons:

  • Shipped: 11/18/2020 12 pm EST
  • Local: 11/20/2020 12 pm EST
  • Dates and Times are FIRM

Christmas T-shirts, Pajamas and Custom Gifts:

  • Shipped: 12/14/2020 12 pm EST
  • Local: 12/17/2020 7pm EST
  • Dates and Times are FIRM

Working at Home and Moms

It’s 7:45 on any typical morning, 2 kids are in the kitchen, Dad is eating breakfast at the table, Mom is in the bedroom getting ready for the day. In strolls one of the kids, “Mommy, can you help me get a bowl?” Ummm … where is Daddy? Oh right there, you walked right past him to get to me to help you.

Fast forward to 9:45, snack time, let’s face it kids are forever hungry when they are at the house. Mom is working at her desk. Dad is working at his desk. “Mommy, can you help me get a snack.”

7 other times before lunch, Mommy can you fill in the blank.

With both parents at home and kids now mostly being at home, moms are getting interrupted more than ever before, especially this mom.

The saying is “Necessity is the mother of all inventions,” right? Well, necessity has hit. It is not that I want my kids to grow up any faster than they already are, but I do need them to stop and think for a moment before they come barreling in with the 10,000 streams of questions.

Mom’s Traffic Light was created. Let me tell you the first time I did this, I got two full days distraction free! They were mad that I was enforcing this. Now that I don’t have a door to my office, I have to come up with a slightly different way to enforce it, and that is coming!

Seeing that we are all about the fun, silliness and laughs here in this house I needed them to know that the silly can still happen, they just need to be a little more respectful of my time.

A friend had asked me where I got this light, and I told her that I just made it on paper. But now, you can get your own Printable PDF of “Mom’s Traffic Light” by clicking here.

I do love my kids and I love that I don’t have to share them with anyone right now. It’s just sometimes this mommy needs a minute.

Forward is Forward FREE SVG Files

What do you call it when you get down, things aren’t going your way and you just can’t get out of it?

Are you just down? Do you feel a depression coming on? Are you in a pit?

For me, any one of these starts as — a funk.

Funks always start the same way. Life is overwhelming for one reason or another. Life gets stressful and it gets to be too much. I stop doing the things that help keep me calm and unwound. Then I am not feeling productive and it all starts to snowball.

One would think that I would have this figured out by now. I feel these things coming on and I know a funk is on the way. One would think that I would be able to see it and pivot. That’s the thing about funks. They can be so slow to develop or just make sense why the things that are needed to keep the funk away are justified on skipping.

  • “Oh I slept too long to have enough time for quiet time today.”
  • “I don’t have time to draw right now, I have 7 designs that I have to get done.”
  • “Oh, Riverdale’s latest season is on Netflix! Okay maybe tonight after I have this, this and that done.”
  • “It’s okay that I am not painting my nails right now, I am in the middle of moving.”

Without fail it starts with falling out of a daily habit starting my day in the word and getting up early.

I caught this funk early. And I am not going to lie, we have some big things hitting our personal world right now. I mean moving – yeah that will knock you the hell out, even when you take vacation to get the bulk of it done. Anxiety from all fronts, from those of all ages. Oh and just the fact that it is 2020.

Sometimes it is important to just step back. Remind yourself that life is a journey. We are here for a finite number of days. We are all moving toward the time when Jesus calls us home. Our hope as Christians is to have left the world a little better than when we started by pointing the light on The One who is our light.

While I take a step back today to remind myself that this is a journey. I am bringing to you a new cut file.

You should be taken to the download page if you click the picture.

This is free for now and available through the PDF/download store.

Moxie (Free Coloring Page)

I know that this is a rough time for many of us. We are safe inside. Our loved ones are safe inside. WE ARE ALL INSIDE.

I figured I would tell a fun little story and create a coloring page. Sometimes these are going to be adult coloring pages. Other times they are going to be simpler pages for the littles in your life.

Without further ado – Moxie the Fortune Teller

Moxie knew what was coming, but she dares not tell anyone. See she had already been banished from her village. She missed her family so. Maybe they will listen to her. Maybe they will come and find her. Maybe they will see that the leaders are wrong.

The spirits have blessed Moxie with the ability to see the future. When she saw the end of time, she knew the leaders of her village needed to know. Entering the leaders tent she told them what she saw. Not wanting fear to spread, the leaders banished her, immediately.  The problem, Moxie’s predictions have never been wrong. Not one time. This seemed so important she needed to tell. But now she was not so sure.

Finding him is what Moxie must do. He will be able to help her. He will be able to help her reunite with her family. He will believe her. She will just have to have the jade, lots of jade.

As she moves from place to place looking for him, she is reading fortunes. Her predictions are so accurate, so detailed, so precise. People want to pay Moxie top dollar for her blessings. People are so confused why she will only be paid with jade. Jade is such a common jewel and so worthless, her blessings are worth so much more. Moxie knows something they don’t, currency is going to mean nothing at the end of time. Jade is where the power will be. Jade will get you your way. Jade will reunite Moxie with her family. She dares not tell a soul. She is on a mission. Now, where is the man with the hook?

Your free coloring page is here: https://payhip.com/b/FMQq

Please show me your finished work! I would love to see it. Just tag me across social media.

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