TTBMJ August: Choose to Shine

Aug 1, 2014



Summer goes all too quickly, and soon enough we’ll be having shorter days with less light. So, while the summer season is still in high gear, I say, make the most of it—soak up the sunshine, pick sunflowers and drink lemonade…as you enjoy a mellow yellow state of mind!

And don’t forget to spread some of that sunshine around to make someone else’s life a little brighter. Whether it’s sending a greeting card just to let someone know you care—or helping to make a sick child’s dream come true by contributing to the Sunshine Foundation (see more, below)…let your light shine!!!

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TTBMJ August

DIY: Decorate Your Sunglasses

This DIY from BuzzFeed will make you never want to throw away an old pair of sunglasses again! Choose from 27 different tutorials to help spruce up your shades.


Product: Madison Park – Pop Collection
We’re so excited about our brand new journals!  What better way to choose to shine than by recording your thoughts, observations, light-bulb moments, brainstorms, words of inspiration or just doodles. The journals come in a wonderful three-pack, and each journal contains 64 lined pages, so there’s plenty of room to write. You can buy them here at our online store. Priced at just $11.99, they make a great gift for a college student who’s heading off to school, for a hostess, for teachers, or just about anyone. Or why not get a jump on holiday shopping and buy them as stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!


Self-Care: Sunflower Highlighting Hair Rinse

Sunflowers have figured in beauty concoctions since ancient times. Try this flower-inspired treatment from Whole Living for shiny hair.

Wall Decor: Choose to Shine!
Brighten up your walls and bring some sunshine inside with these two prints! “Choose to Shine” comes in two sizes (8×10 and 16×20) and “Keep Your Face to the Sunshine” print comes in 11×11. Both from Kathy Davis.

Health: Keep Hydrated!

We hear so often that we need to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Do we really need to? Everydayroots has a great article that takes a look at 6 claims people make about water, and offers some insight into them.

Home: A Bucket of Sunshine!
Better Homes and Gardens has some decorating tips on how to find the perfect solution for your room with some yellow paint colors. Check it out to find out some of the best ways to achieve a sunny look with cozy and bright yellow rooms—they’re harder to achieve than you’d think!

Charity: Sunshine Foundation
As we have shared in past blogs, Kathy Davis Studios enjoys an important relationship with the Sunshine Foundation.

The Sunshine Foundation is a tremendous organization that works diligently to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, and physically challenged children between the ages of three and eighteen.

Each year, KDS is proud to be a continuing supporter of the Sunshine Foundation. Through our participation in their events, donations of KDS products, and financial contributions, the Kathy Davis Studios family welcomes the opportunity to support our Sunshine Foundation friends.

This year’s involvement was especially meaningful in light of the sad passing of the Sunshine Foundation’s founding father, Bill Sample.

Bill, a then Philadelphia police officer, first started the Sunshine Foundation in 1976. Over the past 38 years, Bill, his wife Kate, and a team of dedicated co-workers, have answered the dreams of over 36,000 children.

Bill, who passed away this past spring, spent a lifetime making our world a better place for everyone he met. His big heart, his joyful nature, and his relentless commitment to helping children made Bill a very special person. While the world was simply a better place with him in it, his spirit and legacy will live on in the extraordinary deeds done by the Sunshine Foundation.

Kathy Davis Studios is proud to have been a friend of Bill’s….and is equally as proud to continue its contributions to his foundation.