Saturday, May 05, 2012

Strange Coincidences

In the past week, two things happened which were unexpected and very cool.

I got another one of those "free drink" coupons at Starbucks that comes from using my Starbucks card way too much.  I've been hoarding it for the right time as I'm trying to save some money.  I love my chai, but I don't *need* one every day to make me happy.  Maybe just a couple of times a week.  I was wishfully thinking about how I could get more free Starbucks drinks.

And then, the next day, we got a letter in the mail from our mortgage broker.  With a $25 gift card from Starbucks, because TJ referred someone to them.  How freaky cool is that??

Second weird coincidence:  last week I had to get blood drawn.  In my doctor's office there were these really awesome paper collages - cute sunny scenes that made me happy.  Here's the one I liked best:

Dandies in a Field by Kate Endle

I couldn't find the artist's name, and had to hurry out of there to get back to work.  Through the week I thought about those collages and wondered who the artist was.  I have another appointment in a few weeks so I vowed to ask then.

Last night I was reading a coworker's lovely blog, and saw she had a link to the new Caspar Babypants album Hot Dog! and a quick mention that his wife was also very talented, with a link to an Etsy shop.  So I clicked over and what did I see?  My beloved collage from the doctor's office!  Hooray.  I was *so* surprised.

I am thrilled to know the artist's name, and that her work is affordable.  Once we figure out Baby X's sex and theme for his/her room, I'm totally coming back to her shop.  And I may even get a little something for my new craft room. 

Both of these things reminded me of something we talked about in my Mondo Beyondo class last year - little random good things that happen that move us forward towards one of our dreams.  These two things are so trivial, but what amazes me is just the thought in my head of "I wish..." resulted in me getting just a tiny bit more happiness in my life.

Obviously, I should be wishing for things like winning the lottery, right?  Heh.

If you are contemplating taking Mondo Beyondo, they are running a HUGE sale right now to get the $99 class for only $49.  It's so totally worth it.  Use coupon code mamasrock49 at checkout, but this is only good through the end of day Sunday (tomorrow).

Let me know if you decide to sign up?  I'm in for the Dream Lab class in June (you can also use the coupon for that too!).


  1. I love it when things like that happen. :-D

  2. Coincidentally, I was thinking of you and Mondo Beyondo earlier today when I was at work. =) I've been thinking about signing up for it, but was disappointed that the next round isn't until September. Do you think the Dream Lab would be good even if I haven't done the other course? The discount is certainly enticing.

    1. Hey Di! LauraC told me she's got a friend who took Dream Lab without Mondo Beyondo and she loved it. I think the site also says you can take them independently and there's no "order". I really liked the overview of Dream Lab - it looks like it'll be pretty fun. Might be worth a try and then you can decide whether you liked it enough to take the regular MB class?

    2. Okay, I signed up for the Dream Lab. I'm still a little uncertain about it, but it sounds like you were as well before the first course you took. Guess we'll see how it goes... =)

    3. Yes, it's not quite believable until you do it, or maybe after you do it. Just keep an open mind and actually do all the lessons :)

  3. Thanks for the heads up on the discount & Dream Lab! I signed up & can't quite believe it.

  4. Awesome, keep in touch - I'd love to know other people during our Dream Lab class. I'm pretty excited about it though still not sure what to expect :D

  5. Thanks for the shout out! I'm so happy you were able to connect with Kate's work...I love all of her prints! She's local and sometimes comes to a lot of the fairs/festivals around here in the summer too!

    1. ooh, good to know! thanks for the links. BTW, your blog is costing me a TON of money - I've already bought 2 things you mentioned and I'm plotting more. Maybe I should stop reading it :D

  6. Oh, LOVE the artwork. She's going on my Etsy favourites list for sure!


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