I love filling my home with words that speak to my heart. As a stay at home mama, I need things that speak life into my heart on the days that seem never ending. I knew that looking around my house to see uplifting messages around me was going to be really important in surviving these days at home. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love being home with my babies, but it can feel like a very draining place to be. There isn’t someone speaking life into my heart on the weary days, there isn’t someone telling me how good of a job I am doing. I have to be intentional about speaking life into my own heart to strengthen me through these early years with my children.
After my husband and I filled our daughter’s nursery with words that we wanted to speak into her life, we knew that was how we wanted to shape the rest of our home. I have been intentionally looking for pieces to put in my home that speak to atmosphere I want in our home.
Lady and Laura Kate has just the perfect pieces to add to your home to accomplish just that. Every little piece Kate has to offer in her shop is designed so beautifully. You can instantly see the heart behind what she does in how beautifully designed her work is. You know that she pays close attention to detail. I instantly knew that bringing her work into my home would accomplish that uplifting atmosphere I was looking for.
I wanted to remember how important these days at home are. That even on the days that I am exhausted and overwhelmed, that what I am doing at home is the most important thing I could be doing. That the memories I will make at home with my kids would be the best memories I could make.
Hear from Kate herself about the heart behind her beautiful shop.
How did you get started with LLK Shop?
I use to work in a call center which was painfully boring and ended up messing around in Pic Monkey and I created a couple of free art prints for my blog. From there I purchased a font pack from Creative Market with the extended licensing so if I wanted to sell something I created I could. I also began doodling and practicing hand lettering at work. All of this was a way to have a creative outlet from my unfulfilling job. Eventually I felt the Lord calling me to open an Etsy shop and after battling with insecurities that no one would buy anything I opened the shop.
What does your shop specialize in creating?
Digital art prints and note cards. While digital keeps cost less on both my end and my customers I hope to one day be able to offer physical products. With the current busyness of my life and the small amount of money I have to spend on my shop, digital is the best choice for me right now. I also hope to eventually branch out into doing things like canvases and notepads! My work is a combination of typography and hand lettering. I’m slowly figuring out how to get my work that I make on a piece of paper into a digital file on my computer. I’m getting better at it so I’m hoping to add more of those pieces into the shop! I have always love quotes, which is why that’s mostly what I create. I think they can bring so much encouragement into your life especially when they are somewhere that you can see them every day. I hope to bring that encouragement to others through my work.
What are some of your favorite things to create
Art prints using God’s Word. There’s just nothing better than seeing Truth in your home every day!
Where does the name behind your shop come from?
Laura Kate is my name and Lady is our sweet rescue pup who is always into everything I’m doing. My husband is military so there are times when it’s just Lady and Laura Kate hanging out working on projects!
What else can you share with us about the HEART behind your shop?
Deep down I just love to create! Through prayer God really showed me that that love is from Him because I’m made in the image of THE Creator! At times I get in slumps but I’ll always pick it back up! The shop is just an extension of who God created me to be and it’s a work in progress just like I am!
Kate is giving one of you your very own print from her shop. The giveaway will kick off at 12 Noon CST so head on over to Lady and Laura Kate to enter! And be sure to check out her Lady and Laura Kate!