Thursday, February 27, 2020

Reunion Invitations

"Reunited and it feels so good!"

School Reunion season is underway! I had the wonderful opportunity to do a 40 Year High School Reunion invitation this month. It was the first time I have done a reunion invite and it was a so much fun! Like any our Lucky7s invitations, color, font, and images can be customized for your order. This invitation could also be used for fraternity, sorority, or family reunions. The front side has the basic event information and the back side will list all of the dates, times, contact, and payment information. Standard pricing at $1.50 an invitation (front & back), with envelopes included. We can ship for standard priority mail pricing.

Does your graduating class or family reunion gathering need an invitation design? 
Contact Katrina at the Lucky7s Stationery Studio today!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Stationery Pricing 2020

Because of the enormous success of the Lucky7s Stationery Studio, we are needing to make a few pricing changes for our custom orders in stationery, note cards, and invitations. 
All orders taken prior to February 2020 will still be based on previous quoted prices. 

New prices go into effect March 1, 2020

Thank you to all of our Lucky Loyal Customers!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Marriage Goals

My Pop & Mommalo 2007
I told my Aunt earlier this week that this picture of my Pop and Mommalo is what has brought me joy since his passing last weekend. This is how I imagine these two soul mates reuniting at heaven's gates late Sunday night. If there is such a thing as a spouse meeting each other in the presence of the Lord, then she probably met him with her sweet smile and asked him what took him so long.  And he probably responded that he had to make sure everything was taken care of home first. If you knew my Pop, you would know that he always had to make sure everything was ok around the farm, that his kids were all ok, and his goats and chickens fed. And if you knew my Mommalo then you know how much she loved and did so much for my Pop. She would have prepared for his arrival by washing and ironing his best pair of overalls, making his bed and turning down the sheets and having "supper" ready.

This full on belly laugh of a smile hasn't been captured much since she left this earth in 2014. We got a few small glimpses of it in Pop's crooked smile around grandchildren, but in going through pictures after his passing you couldn't find this full on smile. It was in looking through photos that I realized that this up close photo that is hung at my Aunt's house was taken as half of a photo. The other half has Hunter and I on our wedding day almost 13 years ago. And between thinking about my Mommalo and Pop, remembering them, thinking about love, marriage, legacies, Heaven, death...and even Valentines Day it really has spoken so much to my spirit these last few days about Life and Marriage goals. This original photo of them and us just stirred something in me that I had to pen my thoughts out. I just felt compelled to share.

Pop & Mommalo and Hunter and I on our wedding day
July 7, 2007

My Mommalo (Lovis) and Pop (Willie Jim), circa 1950's

It's hard for me not to think about my Pop without thinking about my Mommalo. They were married over 60 years. They truly lived out their wedding vows...for better or worse, sickness and health, in good times and bad. It wasn't always easy. If you know their love story, then you know that there were probably a lot of really hard days - probably even hard months and years...but THEY stayed together. They married when she was only 14, she started having children when she was 16. My Uncle Joey, Aunt Karen, then the twins Randy (my father) and Uncle Sammy, and even a second set of twins that died on the day of their birth. My Pop only had an 8th grade education but was literally one of the smartest men I have ever known. My Mommalo didn't finish her schooling to become the renown sonographer she was until my dad and his brother were seniors in high school. There was a lot of life lived, loved, and raised on that farm from the moment they said I do until my grandfather took his last breath this past Sunday Night. 

When I see these pictures of two couples at the start of their marriages, (and also my grandparents at the Legacy end of theirs) it speaks volumes to me about marriage vs wedding goals. 

On The Wedding Day...the start...there are the Lovey-Dovey looks, the pull-each-other-close high-off-the-wedding ceremony embrace and high Hope's for a lifetime of happiness. Those are great to have on a wedding day, and I truly believe that every couple deserves to have those looks of adoration for their new spouses, but we all know that Life very seldom gives couples wedded bliss for the rest of their days. Aside from walking in the Christian faith and parenting children....marriage is one of the hardest responsibilities you will ever take on. I truly believe that so much is wrong with our society today because so many couples have the #weddinggoals mentality...but I want the #marriagegoals mentality. I want the the full out belly laugh, a lifetime of memories behind us....the "stay together through thick and thin", the uncondiontional (no matter what happens) kind of LOVE. Because that older couple in this picture did all that. Come hell and high water... even when Bear Creek did rise...they stayed, they loved, they forgave, they raised, the Loved some more, they pressed on. 

I want this kind of love on display that I will be remembered for. It's my prayer for both myself and for my marriage to Hunter. At my funeral ceremony I hope my kids, grandkids, and even great grand kids will say SHE loved that man, and HE loved her and they loved us, and they Loved God, and they stuck with it. They loved when it was hard and they loved when it was easy. 

Thinking on my Pop and from talking to so many others at his funeral he was well-known for his hard work to provide for and love for his family. He was known for his overalls. He was known for being a farmer and growing vegetables. He was known for loving his great grands. He loved our Karabella,who he called Little Bit, fiercely. But above all... Almost everyone you spoke to knew him for his love for his wife and how lost he was without her. But we also know that her love for him is what drew him to the Lord and how joyously we can say that their two souls are resting comfortably in the presence of the Savior of Souls.

So on this Valentine's Day when hugs and kisses and gifts and sweet words of adoration are sent to and from loved Ones, may you also remember to seek after that unconditional Love of Christ. LOVE others unconditionally as Christ has Loved each of us. May we all reach 60+ years with our Soul Mates where Love & Laughter can be captured and remembered well past our lifetimes.


Till Next Time, 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Valentine's Day School Freebies

Good Morning Lucky Followers!

We have about a week until Valentine's Day is here, and while the kiddos were out for a teacher planning day we designed the girls' Valentines cards and gifts this year. There have been some years where we did the store bought cards and candy, and some years where we've made our own, and there have been a few years where I used other moms freebies off Pinterest. Of course, it is all fun no matter the project that we choose.

SOOOOO....In the spirit of LOVE, I've listed below two free Valentine's Day Printables! I will try to just do a quick run through what you will need for each freebie and a cost break down for each set. The Free Printable Links are also listed below.

1. Bugs & Kisses 

1. Print Free Printable on Landscape mode (2 Bug Jars per sheet)
2. Clear Gift Bag (pkg of 20 for $1.00)
3. 1 3lb bag of Gummy Worms (Walmart $4.88)
4. Cute Ties or Ribbons for each bag

So this Bugs & Kisses Freebie will cost around $7 for about 20 Valentine's Card Bags.

 Bugs & Kisses Free Valentine Printable

2. Your Friendship Blows Me Away

1. Print Free Printable on Landscape mode (1 Bag Label per sheet)
2. Snack size Ziploc bags (pkg of 100 for $2)
3. You can include a Blow Pop suckers ($2.50 for 16), Balloons (Punch Balloons 4 for $1), and Bubbles ($4 for 24ct). All can be purchased at Dollar Tree or Walmart. We actually did the party gift bubbles from Walmart.

So this Friendship Freebie will cost around around $.60 per gift bag or around $10 for a class of 16.



We hope you are your family have a very Happy Valentine's Day and that you can enjoy these freebies as much as we have! 

You can also check out more Lucky Freebies on our Free Printable Page HERE!

Until Next Time!