Hey There, We're The Browns!
We are a Jesus-loving, humor-fueled, fun-loving family that has been through a lot in our years together. Through the many ups and downs, we have decided to focus on the joy and the positives as much as humanly possible. There will always be trials and sufferings and hardships, but we choose to put on our perspective glasses and look at life a little differently through humor, sensitivity, possibility, and hope!
Our story began over 20 years ago as a girl and a guy unexpectedly ended up at the same ice hockey game in The Gulf Coast of all places.
I was there with a friend who knew him, and I may have inquired about this super handsome polite man. He was there with a friend and the three of them all knew each other. After the game we all went country line dancing and Todd and I haven’t been apart since. I am beyond blessed to get to do life with my best friend in the whole world! We have been blessed with 2 amazing daughters who we love and keep us on our toes.
Through our many joys, sorrows, and trials of our life together we have found our souls longing to keep things as simple as possible, knowing changes will and do come, and to hopefully have the best simple solutions in place not only when struggles come, but in the constant business of our lives 365 days of the year and to share those with you.
For us, simple doesn’t mean minimalism (Read more about that here).
It is just keeping things as basic, natural, and functional as possible for however your life presently looks now, knowing it will be always and ever evolving.
Our hope in this shop for you is that you are able to find some encouragement, inspiration, tips and products to help with the every day of your ever evolving life.
Come along with us as we explore, discover, and share with you the best simple solutions we have come across in all of our years that will hopefully be a blessing to you and your family as it has been to us and ours and may they continue to keep your ever-evolving life in a forward moving direction as the life twists and turns continue to surprise and amaze us!
With Love and Hope,
Todd, Susan, Mary Evelynn, and Isabella Brown
I am a sinner saved by grace alone and am a complete and total goofball at heart. I love Jesus, my man, my kiddos, and my life! I am fluent in sarcasm and humor, a DIY attempter, travel LOVING, former athlete, former young person, craft loving, celebrating enthusiast, professional mover by God’s choice, and current resident of the great state of Texas.
Life is ever and always evolving. Right now it looks like living in one of the largest cities in the country...SCRATCH THAT...living in a small but growing coastal town, but it wasn’t always that way. Raised in a small country town, and having moved 10 different times once I left home and then another 10 (update now 11) once I married my best friend, I know a thing or two about relocating, immersing in local life, meeting people, and living fully right where you are.
I have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and loves to dive headfirst into whatever I am into at the present moment! I have held many varying jobs through my life thus far ranging from waitressing to real estate closing agent, and so much in between.
As a former EMT and later, a caregiver to my c1 quadriplegic mom for 7 years, and having experienced multiple miscarriages, I understand grief and strongly desire to shower others with love and compassion sprinkled with a bit of humor as they walk through their own journey 365 days of the year.
My love for others is strongly based in the fact that you just don’t know what someone else is going through.
The Lord has seen me through too much to ever doubt what He is doing even when I can't understand it. He has been faithful and true to me through every struggle and triumph. He continues to be with me amidst the concrete jungle, noise, and business that is the big city life. When I moved to the big city with my husband and kids this was my 10th move in 16 years of marriage.
Through the years I have always had a knack for side hustles and an entrepreneurial spirit and attitude, whether it be finding diamonds in the rough at yard sales and reselling them, running my own homemade soap business, selling on craigslist, owning and running my thriving antique business, furniture flipping and painting, and much more through the years. Once I moved to the big city, there was no room for my thriving antique business to move with me, so I sold it to someone who saw the great value in it and went on with life until I discovered my next venture!
I fell in love with printables for multiple reasons. There is so much power in print, the printed word, fonts, colors, and styles. The printed word makes a repeated impact as you visualize it over and over, and therefore should be thought over carefully and with great enthusiasm of what you long to be reminded of on a daily basis.
The great thing about printables is this. It doesn't matter where you live, what your life looks like, if you are single, married, divorced, or anything else. It doesn't even matter if your life is presently in the midst of great change.
Printables are one of the easiest things to implement in your life no matter what!
If you are living in a small space (whether that be an RV, dorm room, rented room, or apartment), I bet you have a small wall space to hang a few of these inspirational reminders, or print them out and slide them into a notebook, or download it and save it as the screensaver on your computer or phone.
If you are living in a larger space (whether that is a house, ranch, or even for your business space), make a gallery wall in one area of the space and print and frame these babies. Or, hang a few different ones in different spaces for effect. If it is in an office meeting room, hang them where employees see them and are inspired.
If you are single living alone, it can be a great comfort to look on the walls or on your phone or laptop and see the reminder that you really aren’t alone.
If you are a busy on the go person, you can have these with you in notebook format in your car, and also on your phone, and when you get home later, be reminded that life is good!
Another great thing about printables is the cost!
The cost is so wonderful because not only will I offer freebies and $5 deals on this site, but also whatever the price, once you pay for it, it is yours to keep forever! Meaning if you are in the middle of a move, but know you want a certain set now for your new place, buy it, download it, and save it for when you get settled and start decorating. Life doesn’t have to slow down for you to implement printables into your life!
The final thing I will say about Printables is that they will evolve with you!
I make a great effort on here (granted they are not all up and available at the time of typing this) to put printables up for not just moms like myself, but for anyone…guys, gals, singles. married, kids, entrepreneurs, business owners, etc. My focus is that we are all a part of the same family, whatever our life looks like, and that whatever that looks like for you right now, please know I am working behind the scenes on so much great stuff that should work for you wherever life takes you!
We are NOW taking these CUSTOM DESIGNED PRINTABLES and expanding that encouragement to wearable and useable merchandise for YOUR BEAUTIFUL EVERYDAY LIFE! We hope this continues to encourage and edify you in your journey!
The 365 Family was founded with the notion that we truly all are part of the same family.
As I look back over my life, I realize how segregated I felt at different points in my life from the rest of the world. When I was single living alone in my car, I felt ostracised from the world. When I went to work (while living in my car), everyone talked about their families and I felt empty inside with no room to chime in about me, myself, and I being my own family. When I was single with my own place, it was the same thing and then people would ask me when I was getting married. My reply became, “when I meet my husband”. When I did meet my best friend and we married, then it became, “when are y’all having kids?”.
I realize that in the world’s eyes, I would never be enough. Just me.
Anyway, I have always had this deep angst type of groaning longing coming from my soul thinking, “we really do all matter…whether child, teenager, single adult, married with no kids, married with kids, divorced, widowed, abandoned, homeless, retired, elderly….we really all have our own stories and they really do matter.”
So, that is what I hope to convey to you through my printables is the reminder that there is beauty in our differences and we are all different and that is wonderful, but also that we are all a part of the same family. I hope they will be a blessing to you in your life.
Be creative. You are special and unique and deserve to be celebrated!
Having only been given one life and only so much time, I believe our time, energy and money is precious and shouldn’t be wasted on things that just don’t work.
So now, I sit here with a dream and a computer to type on.
My desire is for you to fully know your worth and your beauty and that you are not the sum total of your circumstances or your history, or what others believe to be true about you. You are so much more than all of that! You are unique. You can change. You can be positive. You can believe. Most of all, you can live and you can love!
Come along for this crazy ride and may every one of your 365 days be blessed!