Sunshine State of Mind!

I’m so excited to announce my NEW SHIRT – just in time for Summer!

I’ve been wanting to do a retro shirt for SO LONG but the design wasn’t right. I actually had an ENTIRELY different design picked out for this shirt but it didn’t FEEL right. One day, I was laying down when I was on break on night shift and I sat straight up and I said – this has to be an orange retro font with white detailing. Within 5 minutes, the design I had labored over for literally weeks was scrapped and I had a full complete design ready to send off to the printer. It was that easy!

There are a lot of sayings about sunshine. I had thought about “A Pocket Full of Sunshine,” “walking on sunshine,” “here comes the sun,” “you are my sunshine,” but I FINALLY settled on Sunshine State of Mind.

Iowa winters are BRUTAL and long. It is no secret that I’ve struggled with seasonal depression that is especially worse towards the end of Winter in February and March. Around that time the pretty white snow starts fading, it all turns to muck and mud and mess and I’m just craving that sunshine.

When I think of a SUNSHINE state of mind, I start dreaming about dipping my toes in our pool, watching the kids play on the playset, cracking a cold one on the back porch, taking a bike ride, feeling that sunshine on my shoulders, playing Frisbee with Craig on my mom’s lawn and the grass under my bare feet. I think of all of those feelings I’m craving in the dreary end of Winter wrapped into one phrase: a sunshine state of mind.

You can buy the shirt HERE on my Etsy shop!

I’m also excited to announce a new QUILTING SHIRT and I’m so excited about it! Blessed are the PIECEMAKERS!

As many of you know, a large portion of my readers come over from my mom’s quilting blog Jo’s Country Junction. I wanted to make a shirt just for them! This is a nod to Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. I picked this beautiful deep heather teal – the same brand as the bloom where you’re planted shirts so if your bloom where you’re planted shirt fits, well, this would be the same size! You can buy the shirt HERE on my Etsy shop!

ALSO! Less Bitchin’ More Stitchin’ has LIMITED sizing in a V-Neck option! Mom and I both agree that we think the v-neck option is more flattering! When you buy a Less Bitchin’ More Stitchin’ shirt you get a FREE project bag! No promo needed! Also, this shirt is now in my Etsy shop with all of my other shirts! You can find it HERE:

I have few SALES/DISCOUNTS to offer you as well!

If you are a repeat customer, use PINK10 for 10% off of your order!

As always, free shipping on orders over $35!

All orders are packaged with love, BY ME – not some big warehouse somewhere. You are truly supporting me and my small business and my desire to grow a business to allow me to spend more time at home with my boys.

These are all LIVE on my Etsy shop right now! Here is the LINK:

Much love ya’ll ❤️❤️❤️

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I design and create a variety of quilting, cross stitching, and graphic tees as well as quilting themed stationery, stickers, notepads, cards, and more! I’d love for you to check it out!



  1. Sue
    May 26, 2021 / 1:56 pm

    Love your shirts, so cute and fun. Just a thought: be careful of trademark/copyright laws. That “State of Mind” might belong to someone. Keep up the blogging, I read everyday it every day!

  2. Claire Loneergan
    May 28, 2021 / 6:10 pm

    I want a t shirt. Oh heck!! I want more than one! Do you ship to Canada??

    • thepinkshoelaces
      May 29, 2021 / 1:11 am

      I think so? Have you tried to order on my Etsy shop using my link?

  3. Georgia Anderson
    May 29, 2021 / 9:47 pm

    I would like to order t shirts but I don’t know size wise..Sometimes I get XL and sometimes 2XL..Any comments from others that have ordered??? Thanks, Georgia

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