Hawaii Vlog + Rainbow Minc surprise

Amy Tangerine Hawaii - Sheraton Waikiki
Amy Tangerine Hawaii
Amy + Jack

He was super cuddly when we were at the pool and I thought for a second he might just fall asleep on me like he used to.

I seem to lack the bandwidth to try and put together photos and words for the blog, mainly because I am trying to squeeze in lots of work and cuddle time with Jack before I leave for Australia tomorrow. (So much to do!) And because I already put together this Hawaii video, which does a decent job of summing up our trip. It was the perfect mix of family fun time (Instagrammed #HIamyJCjack) along with teaching a workshop. Hope you enjoy!

The workshop was hosted by SakuraLala | Hawaii stamp set | Minc Foil Applicator

Tieks Giveaway *CLOSED*

Tieks Giveaway from Amy Tangerine

I have to admit, I had been hearing the hype about Tieks long before I actually took the plunge to purchase them. While at a City Year fundraiser event, I bid on an e-gift card and won. It turns out that the fashionable flats are well worth the hype - stylish, comfortable, they fold up and are fantastic for travel. I am now the proud owner of two pairs, purchased in just the past few months. The Wild Copper is pictured above. I collaborated with them on this photo:

Quote scripted by Amy Tangerine

It was so fun seeing the quote surrounded by the rainbow of fabulous footwear.

And now we want to help you conquer the world by giving one of you lovely readers a pair of Tieks!

GIVEAWAY: One $175 Tieks E-Gift card *WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN, THANKS!*

UPDATED: COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED! Visit Tieks and leave a comment below letting us know your favorite color or just something positive and bright in general! This is open to US residents only. Good luck! CONGRATS TO SHANNON M! You are the winner. Please send an email to hello(at)amytangerine(dot)com letting us know the email address you want your e-gift card sent to. Thank you!

Stay strong

Hello friends! Things have been going well around here - the same level of busyness as usual, which is good. You know those weeks where you take on a lot, yet somehow manage to not feel so overwhelmed? I'm working on figuring out why that happens and what the secret sauce/formula/recipe is. It may be a combination of prioritizing what's important mixed with a bit of luck and definitely lots of grace. But I do think the underlying component that we all need is strength. Not just support of family, friends, co-workers, even strangers, but most importantly strength from within. Life is beautiful. Whether you're going through a phase in life that is blissful or bad, remember to stay strong.

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Still trying to spread more love and motivation for each of your Mondays this year. I'm still using this watercolor set from Michaels and I got a new brush from a local art supply store, and found the same Princeton Select brush online at Joann. If you have a favorite quote – silly, snarky or simple in its’ wisdom, please share in the comments!

In case you missed it, I have some of my favorite quotes scanned in and available as printable PDF's in the shop! Thanks as always for being an amazing blog reader!

Finders Keepers in stores now!

Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection
Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection
Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection
Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection
Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection

SO excited that Finders Keepers is making it's way to stores now. WOOHOO! It's been spotted online in several places and don't forget to check with your favorite local paper purveyors as well! Someone recently said on social media somewhere that they can't wait to get the collection because they don't want to be losers weepers. I thought it was really clever! Can't wait to see what you all make with this collection!

Finders Keepers is available at these fine online retailers: Simon Says Stamp | Blue Moon Scrapbooking | Scrapbook.com