HAPPY PENCILS

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These pencils are another example of little things that make me happy. They are made from wrapping colorful papers around a pencil lead.
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They seem very delicate but are strong enough to use daily and without worry. Each one is different due to their handmade nature, so you can imagine how long it took me to decide which six to purchase from the artist! You sharpen them with an X-acto, so they may not be for everyone, but I’m so happy I found them at a little local art sale.

Photography by Rebecca Sanabria whose personality is as colorful as these pencils.

KUDOS TO THE GRADS

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Graduation is an occasion that deserves more than a one-liner status update. My 2014 graduation collection has many styles to choose from that will showcase your graduate in a way that fits their unique personality. I had such a great time designing these!

Shop the Jill Smith Graduation announcement collection for Tiny Prints here.
Find the matching thank you cards here. And Graduation invitations here.
Photography by Rebecca Sanabria who just relaunched her own website!

PLAY PLAY PLAY

“I really regret playing,” said no one ever. Here is where I will share a photo that could make me happy forever. If you’d like to see all of the photos in my PLAY, PLAY, PLAY series, click here.

{ Old toy. New memories. }
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Feliz fin de semana everyone!
Photograph by Rebecca Sanabria.

BUILDING BLOCKS BUILT ON GOOD BUSINESS

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Creating a company “based in Honduras that would foster a positive social impact through its business” was the building block that led this incredible company to making these incredible blocks.
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In a world of plastic, junky toys, I was immediately enamored with Tegu blocks. They feel super nice in my grown-up hands and work super well for those kiddo hands too. Hidden magnets keep what they’re building in its shape until they decide to plow it down. There are also wheels and many package options for making your set as big or small as you want.
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Other perks from the company: free replacement for damaged blocks, and instead of throwing away your blocks (I don’t know why you ever would) they’ll pay for your shipping to send them back for recycling. Can you tell how much I love Tegu blocks?

Buy Tegu blocks here.
Hear Tegu’s transforming story here.
Photography by Rebecca Sanabria who spent the next hour playing with the blocks all by herself.