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Change the past to save the future—that’s the premise of the newest X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

If I could go back in time and talk to my younger self, I would encourage her to…

– be brave
– create
– be vulnerable
– love
– be generous
– express gratitude

Why? Because that’s how I want future me to be. The awesome thing is that I don’t have to change the past to change the future. Changing the future starts with changing today.

Today I decide to be brave.
Today I create.
Today I choose to be vulnerable.
Today I express my gratitude to you for reading this blog by giving you a special printable iPhone case insert.

I’ve turned my minimalist Wolverine-inspired poster into a printable iPhone cover…and it’s absolutely FREE!

Simply print it, cut it, insert it and you’re ready for action.

They’re designed to fit a clear case like this one for the iPhone 5/5s  or this one for the iphone 4/4s(You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print these files)

Download the iPhone 5/5s version or the iPhone 4/4s version. Enjoy!

Free printable Wolverine iPhone case insert

3 homes in 3 years. It took a few moves, a few homes and a whole lot of living before I learned the difference between a house and a home.

When we moved into our first place, I thought mostly about paint colors and furniture. I watched a lot of HGTV and flipped through countless interior design magazines.

When we moved into our second place, I spent a lot of time decorating, organizing, and making the place comfortable.

The third time we moved, I finally learned my lesson. We had a huge garage sale and donated truck loads of stuff.

After 3 homes, this is what I’ve learned about turning a house into a home: stuff doesn’t make a home, love does. Laughter does. Life does.

If you want to turn your house into a home, try doing these things more often…

Hug. Laugh. Apologize. Forgive. Encourage. Help. Play. Share. Dream. Pray. Celebrate.

How do you make your house into a home?

stuff doesn't make a home, love does

download a free Captain America printable iPhone cover

Who’s excited for this Friday’s release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? I am!

To celebrate, I’ve turned my minimalist Captain America inspired poster into an iPhone cover. The best part is that it’s absolutely free!

Simply print it, cut it, insert it and you’re ready for action.

 (You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print these files)


[scbutton link=”http://twofishproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/CaptainAmerica_iphone5s.pdf” target=”blank” variation=”red” size=”small” align=”none”]download iPhone 5/5s cover[/scbutton]
(fits this clear case)
 

[scbutton link=”http://twofishproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/CaptainAmerica_iphone4s.pdf” target=”blank” variation=”steel_blue” size=”small” align=”none”]download iPhone 4/4s cover[/scbutton]
(fits this clear case)

It finally happened! I’ve thought about it for years, but never had the guts to make my thought a reality….until now!

I am proud to announce that the TwoFish Shop is officially open for business! It’s filled with posters that I originally designed for KidFish. Now they are available for you to enjoy! There’s a special Buy 2 Get 1 FREE promo going on right now. Snap yours up before the promo ends.

TwoFish Shop

superFish

KidFish is going to do big, amazing things.

She was created for something awesome, something magical, and I get to help her figure out what that is!

Right now, she is small, she hasn’t quite mastered eating and she still needs help going up and down stairs.

And that’s OK.

Today she was rolling around on the floor.

This is what the camera saw…

rollingFish

But this is what I saw…

swimmingFish

As KidFish’s mom, I get a privileged position as teacher, coach and cheerleader. I get to help her see beyond what is and help her see what could be.

KIdFish, I hope that the things you see in your mind today, you will one day be able to see with your eyes.

Fear tells me that I am not an artist.

Fear tells me that “artist” is reserved for greats like Michelangelo, Monet and Picasso, not for 30-year old stay-with-child moms.

Fear tells me that my work is not art.

Do you know what fear doesn’t tell me? It doesn’t tell me that I have a college degree in fine art and have spent the past decade working professionally as a graphic designer. It doesn’t tell me that even if I don’t see myself as an artist or my work as art, others do.

Fear doesn’t like facts. It likes to hide in the shadows whispering lies and twisting the truth. Fear wants me to stay in limbo, in the gray area of uncertainty because it paralyzes me. It keeps me from dreaming and creating. It knows that making art helps me see what cannot be seen and that leads to me closer to seeing fear’s true self—small, powerless, useless.

I will not let fear tell me what I am not. Instead, I will tell fear what I am.

I am an artist and I make art.

Do not let fear tell you what you are not. Instead tell fear what you are.

If you’d like to see my art, head over to my Instagram feed. It’s where I post images of everyday objects from a different perspective. It’s a place where an almond becomes a duck’s beak and a tape dispenser becomes a snail. Enjoy!

instagram samples

Can I be honest? Sometimes I get discouraged for not having this whole parenting thing figured out. I’ve been a mom for more than two years, which equates to more than 18,000 hours! In any other area 10,000 hours qualifies me as an expert, but when it comes to parenting, I’m just a beginner.

I may still have a long way to go, but I’m so glad that I’m not where I used to be.

When I was in college, my brother told me that he would never let me babysit his future kids. EVER! (emphasis his) Something about being irresponsible…or something…I guess I wasn’t really paying attention and was too irresponsible to listen to what he was saying.

That was almost 15 years ago and since then, I’ve babysat all my nieces and nephews…all 5 of them! I’ve even volunteered with middle schoolers, high schoolers and now preschoolers…and I love it!

When I start to get discouraged about still having a long way to go on my journey as a parent, it helps to remember how far I’ve come, not just how far I have to go.

remember how far you have come, not just how far you have to go


Hi! My name is Loni (a.k.a. MamaFish). I'm a maker, mother and Mrs. and I'm on a mission to cover the world with smiles! This is where I write about fun stuff for kids and the grown-ups who love them. Read more...

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