For some, like us, it may have taken a while to get the baby (or babies) you’ve prayed for. We lost 2 before our first born came and another before our second born came. And I know that for many, they are still praying for the day that they can hold a sweet little one.
Your story matters and so does your baby’s story.
If you’re looking for a way to honor your precious bundle with a verse, song lyric, or even their name painted on a sign to display in their room, we would be honored to help customize the perfect sign for you. You can find this beautiful James 1:17 sign available here or message us to customize something special for you.
First I want to start off by saying, we are beyond grateful for all of you who share our home business with your friends and family. It’s because of you we get to keep doing what we love to do, which is bless others with our work. It’s hard to even call this gig a “job” because we just love what we do!
I’m not sure why, but maybe it has the fact that I’m a mom to 2 little ones, but this sign got me a bit teary eyed. This sign here, it’s a special one that really resonated with me the moment the customer reached out. It’s a birthday gift from a mom to her son and it speaks such powerful words of encouragement of being a trail blazer. Honestly, and I speak not knowing their full relationship, but this is the kind of mom I pray to be. I pray to speak these words over my kids daily because they were each uniquely made by God and I want them to know just how amazing they are.
If you’re looking to gift these words of encouragement to a child of yours, or even yourself, you can find it here.
Before I got into sign making, I spent a couple years in a career I was (and still am) passionate about…real estate. And even before I became a licensed realtor, I spent nearly 5 years in mortgage. This is where my passion for real estate began, truly. I loved helping people acquire a (sometimes daunting) mortgage for the home of their dreams, but I truly wanted to be on the other side of the transaction. So in 2014, I left my full time job and acquired my real estate license in the state of Minnesota and began practicing. I was floored with how challenging yet thrilling this career change was, but what I loved even more was the independence I learned from parting ways with reporting to a “boss” and becoming my own boss.
Shortly after becoming licensed, Scott and I got pregnant with our son, Micah. I knew deep down in my heart that I wanted to stay home with my children, and honestly, with how demanding real estate is, I couldn’t see myself giving up my want for being home with my kids. I maintained my license for a few years, and still helped many people make their dreams a reality by finding them a home. But in the middle of all of this is where Willow + Timber began, and my passion for helping people turn their dreams into a reality changed from home ownership to design.
I still love everything about real estate, and I tell myself that I will catch up on my CE one day, once the kids are in school, so I can get back into this career field. But I also love making people’s houses feel like a home. I love designing signs to fill the walls with truth, love and beauty. I love making that bare space warm and friendly. I love gifting those who just made a huge life decision to buy, or have been in their home for years and are still working towards filling those walls with art.
It doesn’t need to be large or extravagant, although these types of signs can be made, it can be as simple as a sweet little “Welcome” sign that sits on a bookshelf or countertop. If you are a realtor, know one, or just have friends/family who have made the decision to buy, why not bless them with a simple, charming gift to warm their home too!
We don’t think there is any better way to be reminded of your first dance song than with a custom made sign to hang above your bed. This client asked for us to match her furniture that was in her room which has a grey + white wash look to it. And honestly, we are in LOVE with how the frame turned out — and so was she!
If you’re looking to have a custom sign made that holds lyrics to your special day, visit Willow + Timber on Etsy and click “Request Custom Order.”
I feel like we all have felt like Regina George in Mean Girls when the, “You can’t sit with us” line is tossed out. It hurts real bad. In a world where the comparison game hits us strong because of the lives we see portrayed on social media, it’s time that we just stop. Let’s stop competing and start cheering. It’s time we stop the judgement and pour out grace. It’s time we celebrate, support, and encourage each other without stifling our own joy.
Beautiful things can happen within us when we begin to include one another for our own uniqueness, for the way that God made us to be, when we start supporting and building a community together over competition, and when we allow everyone to “totally sit with us.”
What an inviting and encouraging statement piece this sign is! It fits perfectly on your mantle or hung on your wall and can be found here.
When designing this sign, I was sifting through different verses in the Bible. I couldn’t help but be stopped in my tracks with the words from this verse. It comes from Psalms 93:4, and truly, what a powerful reminder it is. The waves of the sea can be unpredictable, but our God is mightier than that, and His love for us is predictable. He is a merciful God who meets us right where we are and loves us for who we are. Who wouldn’t want to be reminded of such great truth daily in their home.
The size of this sign is approximately 35.5″ tall by 25″ wide and the frame is stained in a beautiful Weathered Oak color — supposedly Joanna Gaines’ favorite stain color 😉 You can get your hands on this beautiful, one of a piece of hand painted artwork here.
“Skinnamarinky dinky dink. Skinnamarinky do, I love you!”
Try to not have that song stuck in your head for the remainder of the day 😉 But really, the lyrics in this Traditional Folk Song are so sweet. When I was asked to make this pair of signs for a dear friend of mine and her upcoming baby, I couldn’t say no! I absolutely love how they turned out with the gentile script and dark walnut stained frame.
These signs will certainly be a statement piece in any nursery and can be purchased on our Etsy site here.