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Morning everyone! Busy busy today working on the final stretch of Very Jan today but I wanted to post real quick about real friends.

I’m sure you have friends, friends of different levels. The friend that makes you laugh, the one who gives the best advice or the one who is your go to party planner. My circle of friends is tight knit. We have a baker, a giver, a gossip, a comedian, and a mother hen…we are all completely different but yet each day we keep each other company and make each other laugh and care for each other.

One of the friends in my circle has really become my closest friend period. She is the giver. She is a true good soul. She constantly worries about others – people she doesn’t even know and blesses their lives with her happiness and generosity. She doesn’t ever ask for anything in return even though she deserves it. She loves freely and openly and is a truly positive person. She is the kind of person who uses what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger as her daily motto.

I love this woman. Being friends with her has really brightened my life. We are from such different places in life. Yet being friends with her comes so naturally.

Just this week she saved the day twice for me and this morning called me at 9am to ask me Daisy’s shirt size cause she was out at a yard sale LOL. A while back I bought her this necklace, a gorgeous birds nest with a single egg(she has one child), thinking back on it now I wish I had gotten her one with a pile of eggs as she treats all of us as her family and cares for all of our kids like they are her own. My children love her so much and they can’t go a day without asking if we are going to see her.

Today I am grateful. Grateful to have a friend like her in my life. Her positivity keeps me going through the most stressful of days. I hope everyone is blessed to have a friend like her in their lives. If you do have a friend like this, make sure you tell them how much you appreciate everything they bring to your life! Friends like this are far and few in between and should be cherished!

Ok peeps that’s my peace on good friends!

Now don’t forget about our weekend giveaway from kitty cats and airplanes You have till today at 10pm CST to enter! Enter here


and as an added bonus I am going to give a 25$ gift certificate to my shop Daisy & June Good for a custom order 🙂

You have till Tomorrow night at 10pm CST to enter to win that.


*Like my Fan Page

*Share your favorite Love Thyself post on FB or Twitter

*Favorite Daisy & June on Etsy


Have a great Saturday!





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Morning everyone! hope you have enjoyed the first week of guest bloggers! They were great weren’t they? I am so proud of each of them and I hope you all have taken away something positive from this first week.

Here is a list of each article in case you missed out!

Day  1 – Love Every Bit of Thyself

Day 2 – Project Love Thyself – Identity Crisis

Day 3 – Love Thyself – Perfectionism

Day 4 – Love Thyself – Love Self Esteem

Stay tuned for next week when I bring you a new batch of amazing guests and a few really great giveaways!

Now I have something fun for you this weekend! Its another Daisy & June Giveaway!

My shop is pretty small right now but here are a few more pics of items I have had at daily deal sites and here on my blog

Do you all have a favorite accessory? A ring you love to sport, a pair of earrings that make you feel diva-ish? A necklace that makes you think you can conquer the world?

I do! I just bought it a few weeks ago and it is my new favorite take on the world accessory.

I bought this cute little number a few weeks ago from Groopdealz(by Love Stitched) and I can’t stop wearing it. When I started up Daisy & June it was just a hobby but now its my passion. This necklace is the perfect tribute to my new passion and makes me feel really fun and happy when I wear it.

So whats your favorite accessory? Why does it light up your face when you put it on? Why do you think a small accessory can have that effect on us?


To win 50 bucks to my shop comment with the answer to the questions. – 1 entry

Share on FB – 1 entry

Share on Twitter – 1 entry

Like the Daisy & June FB Fan Page – 1 entry

Link up your blog and post a picture of your accessory – 2 entry’s

Your 50bucks can be used towards a custom made item of your choice or items in my shop!

You have until Sunday night at 9pm CST to enter! Good Luck!

xoxo ModernJune



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Hey everyone!

I have been getting emails lately from my customers asking about Daisy & June, how many people work with me, who are Daisy and & June, how long does it take to make an item. I love getting these emails because I love connecting with all of you! So keep writing me! I am going to try to do little posts every few weeks answering questions and posting pics on Daisy & June – Behind the Seams! So send me your questions or comments, I would love to feature you!


As for who are Daisy & June….you can find all my company info under the Daisy & June tab of my blog. My name is actually Kathy but ModernJune has really become a huge piece of me. My husband even calls me ModernJune sometimes LOL.

My company is well just me and my small inner circle. My husband handles all shipping and my best girlfriend Tena has recently been hired to help me with the prep work. My kids even get in on the fun sometimes by helping me wrap items or pin fabric. I have been debating getting my daughter a small sewing machine and teaching her at a young age. She is really into all of this and she loves seeing her name in print – as she is named after my great grandmother – Daisy.

It takes me about 30 mins start to finish to make one camera strap BUT I usually work in assembly line style so it goes a bit quicker that way.

Here are a few shots from my weekend of busy work!

Don’t forget today is your last day to enter to win 50$ to my shop – Daisy & June! Head here and play along!

Stop by and take a look at my Spring Bag I made this week too, it has been all over Pinterest which is really amazing!

Back to sewing!



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Hello everyone! I am super excited to be hosting the first of quite a few contests/giveaways!

What makes you happy? Is it a warm cup of coffee, a puppy in the park, your kids laughter? This is the subject of today’s post. I think with the hustle and bustle of everyday life we forget to stop and appreciate everything around us.

I myself have 3 kids, 2 businesses and I volunteer at the school. My days are always jammed packed with car rides, sewing, digi, PTO and then every day life too like taking care of my home and nurturing my relationship. I can go days without even realizing how many days has passed.

The first Friday of every month I take a time out and meet my after school group of mommies for breakfast.  I sat around our table at Denny’s today looking at my group of girlfriends, all of us different ages, relationship status’ and amount of children or grand children and thought this…this right here makes me really happy.  We talked about everything from home life to school to town gossip, we laughed til we cried and we toasted our dear friend we lost a little over a month ago.We have forged these tight bonds between us that I do believe will be lasting relationships even as all the kids grow and our lives change.

In this world of online living, where most communication is shared with a click of a button it feels good to actually have some real human contact each month. I have so many things to be grateful for in my life, my family, my kids, my amazing husband whom without I could not survive day to day but this monthly tradition we have is just for me. Its two hours of guilt free time I get to spend on myself and my goodness we all need it don’t we?


So today I pose the question to you….What makes you happy?

Today you are commenting for a chance to win a 50$ Gift Certificate to my shop on Etsy to use on whatever you want INCLUDING a custom order! You can get a few camera straps, a rack of crayon rolls, I make bags and purses too 🙂 Do you have something you are looking for but cant find one you like? Send me a pic and we can work on it together!

To get an entry in this contest simply comment on what makes you happy!

To get an additional entry share this blog post on FB or Twitter!

I can’t wait to read all your wonderful answers – you have til Sunday at Midnight to enter, the winner will be announced Monday morning!






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I am an avid watcher and lover of the NBC show Parenthood. The real family dynamic keeps me coming back week after week and this week parenthood made me cry(as usual) and gave me my new favorite song!

I literally paused the show hopped on Spotify to find it LOL. I then promptly texted the hubs letting him know this will be our new theme song…

The artist is Ian Britt. I have found him on Spotify and love all his songs now. Very nice sound and sweet melodies.

Here are the lyrics:

You’re no longer alone.
We’ve found a space to name our own.
There aint no need to fret or fuss.
We’ve got all the strength we need in the shape of us.

And I know you’ve had it tough.
Your road’s been bumpy and rough.
But say goodbye to a world that you once knew.
I have every faith in me and you.

Hold my hand.
Hold my heart.
Let go your fear.
Darling I will always be here.

I never felt quite so at home.
Your sweet caress is the best I’ve known.
Now that I’ve proved to you that I’m worthy of your trust.
Let us build a world in the shape of us.


Darling I will always be here.

You can listen to the song here

Watch the video here – The shape of Us

Or check him out on Spotify.

xoxo ModernJune


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A while back I was talking to my daughter Daisy – 7 – and she mentioned her friend tells her that she is skinny and how lucky she is for this. She seven??? I started thinking about my own issues with my weight, body and self esteem. I remember the issues starting so much later in life but maybe not. Maybe they did start at her age. I want to be able to say I have raised my daughter to not hate her body or even worry too much about fitting into the “norm”.

It makes me sad to think that we as women allow ourselves to be defined by something physical. That we can take one small thing and turn it into something huge. That’s when Love Thyself hit me.

The entire Month of March I will be hosting a series of guest bloggers and giveaway hosts. A group of amazing women who are truly confident and beautiful inside and out. We will be owning up to a flaw each. A flaw that we have let have too much control over ourselves. Along the way we hope to inspire other women and girls to embrace whatever flaws they think hey have and learn to love every little bit of themselves!

I hope you join us starting March 1st for inspiration and a few gifts along the way.

You can subscribe to this blog or friend request me on facebook 🙂


xoxo ModernJune

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So I am usually a pretty happy go lucky person but yesterday I had a day of it! I am rushing all around getting my kiddos out the door for school, start the car and grab coats, mittens, hats the whole nine. I shut the door and like a lightening bolt it hit me…crap I  just locked my house keys in the house.

How did I manage that you ask? Well it goes like this…Bessy my beloved beater of a van broke down this past week. So I have been driving my old Montero. Day before yesterday the hubs started the car for me and when I went to leave, the doors were all still frozen shut so I took the house keys off and took the kids back inside forgetting to put the keys back together later.

I call the hubs who is knee deep counting inventory at his restaurant and who I knew couldn’t possibly drive an hour to get my keys, but who could talk off my ledge. Well he missed that cue which cause me to snap at him which he completely didn’t deserve. So then I call my land lady who graciously agreed to meet me in town.  Of course today was a day I told my big kids they could buy breakfast at school which at this point they have now missed. And because you know my day wasn’t stellar enough I had on yoga pants, uggs, a tank and black boho sweater…it may sound cute but its not LOL especially paired with no make up and a hay stack for hair.

I start driving and the truck stalls on me…TWICE. I call the hubs again and again I snapped…poor guy(don’t worry I apologized). I get into town and head to the bank for money since I will now need to stop at burger king and get my kids breakfast – I know bad mommy.

I live in a small town – like super small, but I am fairly new so I didn’t think I would really run into anyone and had my fingers crossed NO ONE would see me in the state I was in! So of course I would run into my friend Tena at the bank drive through – OF COURSE. She gave me this look like girl what happened to you LOL. After chatting in the bank drive through – yeah that kind of town…I headed off to meet the land lady who also has never seen me like this and almost didn’t recognize me – not sure what that says about my normal look?

Finally get home to find that the dog grew more and more mad that I was gone longer than normal and decided to take it out on me by peeing all over my floors…awesome – thanks Roo!

Did I forget to mention my kids never even made it to school? In my frantic state I almost missed that their head colds had turned into fevers. So all four of us headed home for a day of couch lounging and tissues.

They are still sick today, poor kids I swear if it goes through school it comes to my house.

Right now all three are sleeping – can you believe it? Now that I have said it I am sure they will wake any second but it was good while it lasted right?

A little side note…had to snap this pic of Deacon today, how could you not love this face?

ok yesterday in all of that craziness I did manage to make a cute Valentines Day shirt for Daisy.

quick note I used a lighter jersey knit fabric for this instead of the one pictured.

This project cost me – well nothing – I had everything in house.

I used my cookie cutter to make the hearts. Cut them out and then used a gathering technique to scrunch the pink fabric.

Sewed it onto the white shirt and BAM – Valentines Shirt DONE!


I am going to get her a little skirt this week if I don’t have enough fabric to make one. She loves it and so do I!


see you later peeps

xoxo ModernJune


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