I'm turning into one of those people. You know. Someone who gives artwork for every gift-giving occasion. It's not like I'm making portraits out of macaroni or anything. There are some seriously awesome gifts out there that support the art + design world. Practical gifts. Unique gifts. Gifts you actually want to give (and they'll want to receive). One of my favorite sites for artwork and creative, well-designed goodies is Minted. With Father's Day coming up and a whole crew of friends graduating next month, I've been perusing Minted for the perfect present... and trying really hard not to shop for myself.

Help me decide! Which one is your favorite?


01 Americana print by MAEK Paper 02 Mission Street print by Namrata Patel 03 B&W 1 print by Koshi 04 Ode To Joy print by HUNT GATHER 05 personalized stationery by Ohsosuite 06 Top Hat stationery by Simplete Design 07 Solar System journal by Tyler Tea 08 Jazz Duet #2 by Moglea


01 Wordsworth print by ERAY 02 Be Done with Rest print by Chica Design 03 Varsity Heart journal by j.bartyn 04 Follow your Heart print by Amber Barkley 05 Color Block journal by b.wise papers 06 Choose Adventure print by CRAFTE design 07 Nature's Confetti print by Inkblot Paper 08 Chalkboard Dreams card by Jennifer Pace

If I can't decide soon, I'm just getting everyone a bunch of pinwheels... hey that's not a bad idea, huh?

P.S. use the code ASDAD10 to receive 10% off plus free ground shipping for all Father’s Day gifts through June 3rd!

This post is sponsored by Minted. All opinions + recommendations are my own.


that shit cray The other day I asked the Be Happy facebook group about impossibility journals. Have you guys ever heard of them? It's based off of the line in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland about believing at least six impossible things before breakfast. That's basically the gist, you write down six "impossible" things you'd like to achieve.

I love this idea so much. I must admit, with most of my goal lists I'm striving to achieve something but it's usually something I'm pretty sure I can accomplish. So I can work towards it and eventually put a deliciously satisfying check mark next to it. Maybe this is a subconscious thing, so I don't set myself up to fail. Well that's very safe... and BORING.

What's the point of creating life lists and vision boards if you're not really dreaming, really pushing yourself, really going for it. Who cares if it doesn't happen. Would you like to do it, have it, be it? Well then it's a legit and valuable goal. Whatever "it" may be. Even if it seems cray.

I love the idea behind impossibility journals because it trains your mind to think bigger and let go of limitations. I'm starting one, fo sho. This is really going to stretch my self-reflective and creative muscles... plus I'll call out all of my limited/limiting thoughts in the process.

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