Sunday, February 28, 2010

Meet me in St. Louis!

Ah, off the road at last! Unpacked and getting ready to explore St. Louis. Anyone from here or familiar with the area? The trip was enjoyable, though winter weather is always fun to drive through! Working on custom orders and enjoying being out of the car. :-)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Moving Day!

Well, I am moving once more! Being a freelance photojournalists means that I am incredibly good at fitting my entire life's belongings in the back of my car. Have been based in West Texas for three months and heading back east to Missouri for a bit. Then it's down to North Carolina for a three month stint! I will be on the road this weekend-but no worries, all orders will still be shipped ASAP! Here's to a successful road trip!

Oh! And I reached 100 fans on Facebook! To celebrate, everything in the store is 20% off!!!!! Just enter the code FB100 in the comments at checkout and you will be refunded 20% through Pay Pal.

Also-almost every item in my store has FREE SHIPPING WORLD WIDE!!! *Happy Dance!* I know, it's exciting. So, free shipping + 20% off=amazing. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

An Alternative Valentine's Day

Hello all! Well, it is Valentine's Day once again! Valentine's Day has always been interesting for me-never can get it quite right. I am with a wonderful man right now-soon to be husband- and this is our third Valentine's Day together. As usual, we are actually together for the third year in a row. We are both photojournalists and its amazing how you can forget holidays while working on photo stories. Our first year together he worked past midnight on a shoot, while I burned dinner terribly. We ended up eating bread and butter (the only thing I hadn't burned) and called it a night. Our second year together we were based in different states. Now, we are finally together in the same place-and we both scheduled shoots for Valentines Day!

S0 we celebrated yesterday. We are currently based around the El Paso, TX region and the hiking here is gorgeous! We spent majority of the day hiking in Franklin Mountain Parks. It was fantastic but I think I'm a bit out of shape. While he jogs ahead of me scaling steep trails I stay behind huffing and puffing for breath, clutching the stitch in my side. Don't get me wrong-I love hiking! But apparently my shins feel its been too long for such an ambitious hike. Still sore this morning-haven't felt those muscles in a while! After our hike we curled up and watched a movie with homemade guacamole. My favorite and one of his best dishes (lucky, I know!)

Now I am getting ready to head out on my shoot in a bit. I'm hoping to cross paths with him for lunch, but we shall see. We have found that Valentine's Day is much more successful with us when its celebrated the day before.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Congratulations to Lynsi for winning the drawing for a gift card to my store from!

With her winning gift card Lynsi created a wonderful custom 1 year anniversary gift for her and her husband!

She took my original 8x8 Dream Love Create Be Happy and customized it for her and her hubby:

Dream (with her husband) Love (their dogs) Create (their own little castle) Live Happily (ever after). This would make a wonderful wedding gift, mother's day gift, father's day gift-fully customizable for any occasion! It even works for pet lovers too!

All of my items can be made to order. Just let me know what you would like and we will make it happen!

The new line of cards are meeting a wonderful response-thank you! I've added a "create your own" card in case I don't have the design you want up yet. Watch for expanded lines-wedding, birthdays, celebrations, sympathy and more.

Thank you Lynsi, and congratulations! It's been a pleasure working with you! Happy anniversary too!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Items!

Happy Times Co is proud to announce that we are now making cards!

We have heard your requests and we are thrilled to start making our cards! Be sure to keep watching as our line expands. See a quote in my shop that you like that isn't on a card? Let me know and I will print it up just for you!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Featured Blog: Azteca Designs!

Hi there!
Happytimesco is thrilled to present our first ever blog swap feature! I am proud to introduce:

Azteca Designs on is a beautiful jewelry store featuring an amazing array of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Her designs are original, fresh, and sure to please!

She has four different collections:


Our Heirloom Collection features all sterling silver, and other precious m
etals, along with semi-precious and precious stone, leather, and other quality natural components.


Our Inspired by Africa Collection features up-cycled,recycled, natural, and African flavored components.


Our Cowgirl Collection features beautiful chalk turquoise, magnesite, and other natural stone components paired with German Silver and copper. The combination allows for stunning pieces of wearable art, and western elegance.


Each bag is made of 100% natural leather, with designs and patterns unique to Azteca Designs. Handmade.

Here's a favorite piece of mine:

What's your favorite?

Be sure to sign up for her blog here:

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Featured on a Blog! Check it out!

Hi Everyone! So excited-have my second official feature on another blog since I opened! Be sure to check it out- you could win a $20.00 gift certificate from my store! Thanks Ashley!

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Hello All!

Join in to the Happytimesco Threadkiller!

The thread must be dead for 24 hours to win!

Winner gets any single print (sets aren't included, sorry!) from my shop OF YOUR CHOICE for free! Free print and free shipping! Any print, any size, anywhere (international welcome!)

So....maybe the best Etsian win!

Best of luck,

Love a quote but want a different color/size? Convo me-I do custom work!

****Storewide 20% off sale 1/29-1/31!********

Friday, January 29, 2010


GRAND OPENING SALE!!! Everything is 20% Off from now until Sunday 1/31!!!! Hurry in for wonderful products-including that perfect gift for your special Valentine! 20% off EVERYTHING!! Discount is refunded via Pay Pal.

About Me

Well! I've been so excited to get my Etsy store up and running I haven't really introduced myself, now have I? I am a photographer by trade. I love what I do and wouldn't trade it for the world! Everyday is an adventure-never know where I'm going to go and what I'm going to come home with at the end of the day. I travel throughout the country, wherever my job leads me.

I decided to set up Etsy to treat my creative longings. My photographer tends to be more documentary style, but I definitely have a fine art photographer pent up inside! I also have always had a passion for graphic design. My collection of inspiring quotes have followed me everywhere I've moved, and I've decided to share them with you.

I would love any comments that you'd like to share, and please-tell me more about you! Getting to know people is one of the pleasures of my day job that I hope spills over into Etsy as well.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happily Ever After

Here's to happily ever after!

Also-become a fan on Facebook!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Need a beach day!

Hello all! Woke up this morning and had to convince myself to get out of bed and turn the heat up. Wanted to stay snuggled under the covers. "Ah to be at the beach," I thought. Well, if you can't go to the beach, bring it to you! To solve this problem I designed a set of quotes in beautiful ocean tones-inspiring, uplifting, and most important-beachy!

They are available in 3 sizes-4x4, 5x5, and 8x8 inch prints. Each print is separate so you can arrange them however you'd like.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Welcome to Happy Times Co!

Happy Times Co is a new shop on Etsy! We are extremely excited to start up our store, and hope you enjoy our products!

Happy Times Co. is a team of designers/photographers who believe in the power of inspiration! We've always been drawn to quotes and designs that make us feel good, empowered, or simply make us smile. If our designs make you feel good, then for us, we have succeeded. Life is too short to be anything but happy.

We've just listed some wonderful Love Quotes on our store, perfect for Valentines Day! Please order by Feb 1. to ensure on time delivery.