Lulu’s Luvlies!

I’ve found one of the best shops on Etsy and I had to tell you all about it!

It’s the kind of shop that combines great customer service and superb products. Products that are right on trend and are the heartbeat of what everyone in the planner community wants.


So, why do I tell you about this shop? Because as a new member of the planner community, I’d like to tell you what I’ve found and what is, what I think, the best of the best when it comes to planner products and Etsy shops.

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How beautiful is their Spring Rain Collection?

I used it this week. I’m new at this. But, I think it turned out pretty LULU LOVELY!!


Gorgeous, right?

So, here’s the story.

I contacted Lulu’s Lovlies on Etsy Convo and a wonderful lady named Libbi wrote me back and we came up with the idea of featuring her amazing items on my blog! I was so happy to do it that I almost cried! She was so nice and helpful. So very helpful that I felt comfortable with her. It was like talking to a friend. A friend that you can tell anything. She helped me pick out the perfect essentials for a new planner girl. She made me feel so welcomed in the planner community. You see, the planner community is a “THING”. A real place where planner girls get together and share their love of all things planning and stationary. Libbi helped me feel like a real member of this “secret society”. Libbi and her sister, Andi, made me feel like, not only, a member, but a valued member at that!

A few, lightning fast, days later I received my “Happy Mail”!!

This was the first thing I saw…

FullSizeRender (27)The “Freebie” sheet. The “Medical Appointment” sheet. The “Farmer’s Market Basket” sheet. And the biggie….The “Golden Leaves Collection”.

I was drawn to the hand drawn icons immediatly. HAND DRAWN! Libbi and Andi are so talented and it shows, not only, in their kits, but their ability to draw their icons. Only a few shops can do this. And Lulu’s Lovlies does it in style!

So, they have GREAT customer service, LIGHTNING fast shipping and HAND DRAWN icons in their kits. How can you not love an Etsy shop that has these characteristics?

They sent me one more amazingly perfect kit…

FullSizeRender (28)The “Full Summer Poppy Collection”.

What a nice kit to transition into fall!!

The kit is a “No White Space” wonder! With the hand drawn icons, it is what summer is all about.Fun, play and lively adventure.

So, do you want to peruse their shop? I bet you do!. And I recommend you do it immediately!

Tell ‘um I sent you!



A yay and a nay…

As we talk to the doctors, he waits in the silence of the unknown.

There is a moment that stops time completely.

What did the MRI say?


And then the words that I had hoped for….

“No growth”

Those two words are powerful. They have the ability to make me fly!

And I did!

I felt as if I was high above the Duke Brain Tumor clinic. High above the roof tops of all of Durham.

Much like I picture him.

He’s my Superhero.

The man that can do anything and everything, right?

But as I look at him right this moment…he’s alone.

What happens to our superhero after the big fight?

In movies you never see when Batman goes home and takes off the cape. Slips into his pajamas and goes to bed.

When he wakes up, stretches, pained from his fight and starts his day.

That’s what has happened to my superhero.

He sleeps in his chair.

Slumbers in loneliness.

The fight is over and it’s time to go home.

Only my superhero’s fight isn’t over.

He will fight until the end.

And, according to his doctors, the end isn’t near.

Great, right?!

Yes and no.

No because of the fact that everyone has left him.

Forgotten that his fight continues.

The excitement of his surgery and his post op infection is over.

And now he’s alone.


I don’t know.

I hurt for him.

I fold his cape and he slips into a painful sleep.

When he wakes he screams.

He hurts.

He hurts so bad that he wants to give up.

Wishes he’d never had his first surgery and had left the tumor in his brain to ravage his function.

He screams for it to stop.

But, does anyone hear him?


They’ve moved on.

Ones who told him that they loved and cared about him have gone away.

And he sits in this house and listens to a silent phone.

It amazes me how many people told him that they loved him and cared about him and would stay by his side.



And now he’s a man fighting alone.

He’s slipped into a dark place.

It must be the place that Batman goes to after the Joker dies.



He gets the job done, but still feels as if somethings missing.

And there is.

I wish I could fill this void for my superhero, but I can’t.

All I can do is hope that they hear me.

I wish I lived in a world where my love was enough.

Where I, alone, could fill his heart.

But, as much as I want to, I can’t.

I am not enough.

But, you are.

And you left.