BIG LIFE UPDATE + AN ETSY SALE

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If you’ve been following my blog at all for the last few years, you’ll notice there was once a really fruitful season of Rebekah Disch Design with lots of DIY blog posts, weekend trip recaps, design and decor posts, launching of new products, free printable give-aways, fun design collaboration opportunities, and more. Those days were really fun. Those were the days I grew to really love blogging. Then I went back to work full-time and pretty much have been doing the 9-5 for the last three years, leaving little time to work on my creative business much at all. I’ve still sold prints and cards in my Etsy shop, participated in craft fairs, and took on occasional custom design work, but due to having to devote most of my life to working for the man (and I’m thankful for those opportunities for sure!), I had to say bye bye to the prospect of focusing on RDD in a way that the business really deserved. So, I worked. I put in the hours, worked hard, resolved to stay faithful where I was planted, and embraced my job(s) God has graciously given me over the years, and we were always taken care of and were never in want.

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THE BACK STORY
When we moved to Virginia a year ago, our pace of life went from zero to 60 almost immediately. We got plugged in to our amazing church, started new jobs, and we were happily overwhelmed with the amount of people, friendships, community, things to do, and places to see that were put in front of us… the experience of moving from small town Texas to the nation’s capital is no joke! So many good things but so much change with little time to rest or process in between.

Almost immediately after moving, I accepted a graphic design position at a local design firm. This job was a God-send and provided a great space for me to learn, grow, and produce some really fun design work. It pushed my brain creatively in ways I would have never been pushed otherwise. I had a very gracious and kind Creative Director. I made new friends. I learned a TON. But the hours were long, the days were stressful, and our personal/family time suffered, as well as my ability to really give my time to the people in our lives that we love and the things in our life that really matter to us. I was tired. Stressed. Spent. And hungry with the desire to grow RDD again and to do work that I really love. The creative itch continued.

A few months ago, Chris and I started having conversations about how I could possibly make my design business work. In addition to wanting a pace-of-life change, I was becoming more and more inspired to explore the idea of running my own business instead of doing work for someone else. We spent lots of days reflecting, evaluating, and brainstorming what it would look like to slow down a bit, have more flexibility in our schedules, and dream together of what RDD could be, if given the chance. I started thinking of all the things I love to do, all the ways God has gifted me and the avenues I could take with those talents. And I wondered… why not? Why work for someone else doing work they want me to do when I can work for myself and do what I really love while at the same time giving me more life flexibility? My business already has a foundation, why not continue to build on that?

THE EXCITING NEWS
So after weeks of anticipation, here I am, over-sharing on the internet about my journey, and I am excited to announce that as of this week, I’ve officially ended my previous job and am now pursuing RDD full time. Hooray! We are super pumped about this new venture and are excited and ready for the joys and challenges along the way, as well as the time we will get back as we slowly but diligently seek to live life more purposefully together.

WHAT I’LL BE DOING
I am planning to initially focus on doing some freelance work, mainly logo design for small, creative businesses as well as some other fun, creative things coming down the pipeline (can’t wait to share!). I’ll also be giving some time to my Etsy shop, creating new art prints and cards and building my stationery business with a focus on weddings and events. And did I mention… blogging? I am super pumped to give this little corner of the internet some tender lovin’ care and keep this blog more updated on a regular basis.

SO…WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
As a celebration, I am having a store-wide sale in my Etsy shop. Everything is 30% off from now until June 30. Just go to my shop, fill your cart with goodies, and use the code HOORAY30 at checkout.

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Thanks for your continued support in my journey and for your interest in this little business of mine.

Cheers!

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ETSY SALE: NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 31

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As I’ve entered a new season of life these last few months (moving from Texas to Alexandria VA, working a full time graphic design job, supporting my husband in his job transition, settling into a new church, making new friends, and adapting to a much faster pace of life than we’ve had the last 7 years, no big deal), blogging and designing for my Etsy shop have naturally taken a back seat for some time.

So, though I don’t know what the future holds for my online/social media “life”, I still want to communicate important and fun things that go on with Rebekah Disch Design, even though they may be few and far between for a while.

And what is more important and fun than a SALE? And when I say sale, I don’t mean like an Anthropologie “sale” where a $200 shirt is marked down to $180. I mean 50% off items that are originally 8 and 15 dollars. Hello.

NOW through OCTOBER 31, I am offering all of my art prints in my Etsy Shop at half price. Art prints are a great way to add some pizazz to your walls and also make great gifts. Just pair with a pretty frame (TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Target, or Ikea are great resources for stylish, inexpensive frames), and voila! Easy, instant art.

Need more direction on how to use some of these prints? Let me help you. Keep in mind, some come in multiple colors, so be sure to visit the “art prints” section to see all listings and colors. (Also, click on each photo to take you to the Etsy listing.)

How about one of these for a sweet hostess gift for your fall dinner parties or Thanksgiving get-togethers? (three different colors)

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This would be a great anniversary gift for the special lady or gent in your life. Extra points if they love Parks and Rec.

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I could totally see this one hung in a boy’s room or even a home office as a reminder to press on through adversity.

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This would be a great inspirational reminder for a home office, girl’s room, or in a living room gallery wall as a family manifesto of sorts. (three different colors)

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I love this western-themed print for a nursery or kid’s room. It would also make a great gift for the proud southerner in your life. We all know one of those, don’t we? (three different colors)

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THIS coffee print. Need I say more? Coffee addicts unite! (2 different colors)

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How about this snarky little guy for my teacher friends’ classrooms? Or hung in your home as a reminder to take a screen break and savor the moment?

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This one is special to me because my mom speaks this verse over her children. What a great gift for a mother or father raising their kids to love the Lord and walk in His Truth.

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And make sure to share your finds via Instagram or Facebook – I love to see my art on your walls! Just tag @rebekahdisch (Instagram) or @rebekahdischdesign (Facebook). Happy shopping!