Your heart is so full of love for your children that it could burst out of you, like confetti from a popper!
You want parties you throw to reflect that love. But not with an over-the-top, wedding-budget kind of kids party.
You want gifts you give to show that love. But not with a passing-fad toss-it-in-the-toybox-and-forget-it kind of gift.
You want time you spend with your kids to demonstrate that love. But not with a complicated, stressful, buy-all-the-things, max-the-credit-card kind of time.
I believe the best way to be an awesome mom is to celebrate everyday moments and special occasions by spending time together, having fun, and laughing. Parties can be festive without a lot of fuss and little moments together make memories that last forever.
That’s me and my two boys. They are the reason I do what I do. Everything I make for the shop comes from my desire to create little moments we can cherish - in the easiest way possible. Because fun shouldn’t be complicated. It’s the simple things in life that are the most enjoyable for everyone
Before Avalon Sunshine, I had a high-stress project manager job, dealing with irrational people and impossible deadlines. I always left the office at 5:00 so I could spend a few precious hours with my kids before I tucked them into bed. Then I worked late into the night, just to keep my head above water for work the next day. I was miserable. One early summer evening, I took my kids to the park and they were giddy to find their friends were there too. It was a quintessential summer night: kids were running and laughing, moms were chatting, the perfect breeze was blowing and everyone was carefree. Except me. All I could think about was getting home and putting the kids to bed so I could do more work. That was the turning point for me. Life was passing by and I was missing the fun.
I quit my job with a vow to put sparkle back into my days and be the mom that I wanted to be. Although I'm outnumbered by boys, I painted the basement walls of my home bubblegum pink and created a studio space. My street is named for the legendary island paradise of Avalon, and that little pink workspace quickly became my paradise. I decided I wanted to help other busy moms create fun memories, because I know how difficult that can be with our fast-paced lives. In 2014 I launched Avalon Sunshine and the sun keeps shining while I create handmade playthings and party decorations for your little ones.
Love & Sunshine,
P.S. I love to work with other handmade shops, small businesses and bloggers! Send me an email if you have an idea how we could work together! firstname.lastname@example.org