To our dear OHFSHOP community, supporters, and friends:

A little over 4 years ago, it was a dream of mine to open a shop. At the time, I had no idea I’d end up with a 1,600 sqft brick and mortar store filled with all of my favorite stationery and gifts. I had no idea that we’d hold workshops (a lot of workshops!) or host encouragement nights. I never dreamed of the impact this little shop would have on the community or that it would be a place of inspiration for so many.

As they say in retail, “location is everything”. So we searched for months and months for a space. None of the locations we looked at seemed right. Then we came upon a location on Harbor Blvd and I knew this was it. I remember being excited, nervous, curious, and filled with wonder about owning my own shop. My parents owned a “gift shop” on Harbor Blvd next to Disneyland over 20 years ago, and I thought it was pretty neat that I too would have my own shop on Harbor Blvd only 10 miles away from the shop I remember ringing customers up at. I loved using that cash register ; )

These last several months, I’ve been on a journey of seeking God’s will, learning what true surrender is, exploring what faith and trust really look like, and going in obedience to what He is calling me to. It is with a mix of emotions that I write and let you know that God is calling me out of my season of being a shop owner. Let me tell you: I have wrestled with this like crazy! The decision has not been easy. I’ve been filled with so much confusion, doubt, sadness, anger, you name it.  I have fought and debated it but through all the questioning and resisting, it is so evident that this is the path He wants me on. He is calling me to surrender it.  

I love the symbol of a white flag. Surrender. The definition of surrender says: “to agree to stop fighting, hiding, resisting, etc., because you know that you will not win or succeed”. Okay, surrendering is really hard! Some of you may know what I mean : ) Having to abandon and let go of my ego, pride, security, and identity. But I have come to a place where I realized that my trust and faith have been in the wrong things. I have been holding on to and fighting for what I think is best for myself, but this is a battle I can’t win. The Lord’s will and plan is so much better, beyond than anything we can ever comprehend, His plan is perfect! Why am I fighting so hard in my own strength and resisting His perfect plan? There is such freedom in letting go and in true surrender.

As I struggled with moving on from the shop and what would happen to it, the Lord answered and brought a huge (totally unexpected) blessing our way. I am so incredibly excited to let you know that we will be passing the shop-baton to one of my dear friends, Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals. Jeni started her vintage rental business back in 2010, the year Nick and I were planning our wedding. I happened to do a search for “vintage rentals in Orange County” and Found Vintage Rentals came up. I could not believe they were located in Fullerton, 10 minutes from the venue we were having our wedding at! Even then, God was orchestrating our paths to cross for what was to come. Jeni and I remained friends over the years, held lots of vintage sales together (you might have come to one of our sales!) and I like to brag that we were her first official rental inquiry ; ) Jeni has curated an amazing collection of furniture and decor that are rented all over the country!

With great joy, we announce that Found Vintage Rentals will be launching The Found Shop! The Found Shop will make their home within the space you know as OHFSHOP. Their vision is in complete alignment with ours, and their love for the Fullerton community is strong. They will offer quality products, gifts, handmade, vintage + custom furniture. You’ll still be able to find many of your favorite things at The Found Shop. Though the name OHFSHOP will no longer be on the door, the spirit of the shop will live on through The Found Shop! I could not be more excited about this transition, and you will, without a doubt, be in good hands. If you aren’t familiar with Jeni’s rental business, her vision and aesthetic is absolutely amazing, everything she does is done incredibly well. So I leave you in good hands, the shop you are used to coming to for gifts and inspiration will continue and be alive through The Found Shop and their team. They will also continue hosting creative workshops in the space, so don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Wow, it has been an incredible 3 years! One thousand thank you’s are not enough to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for you – for believing in OHFSHOP, supporting a local small business, dropping off a note, coming out to a workshop or event, leaving an instagram comment, bringing a friend to the shop, making a special visit from out of town, the list goes on and on! I never imagined it would become what it is. Through your support, you have made the shop what it is. It’d just be a building filled with a lot of paper and stuff without you. 

I am sure you might have a lot of questions, like when all this is happening! We have created a handy QUESTION + ANSWER page that can be viewed here. Please read through it when you can! If you have any questions that have not been answered or would like clarification on anything at all, feel free to email me or leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to respond to you!

For all your love and support to the oh, hello friend shop, i hope you know how grateful i am and will always be to you, dear friends.

all for His glory,


Tiny Notepad Business Cards:

You guys know I love business cards. So attending Alt Summit this year, I knew I wanted to make something fun. I had an idea that it would be neat to include a tiny notepad with helpful sayings and prompts to be productive and get things done. I contacted some local printers to see if anyone could make a 1” x 3” notepad – and found one who could!

Here are the supplies I used. I wanted a thick card so I had some backing board from clear bags that I cut down to business card size. I printed out my logo/website on sticker paper and cut that to size. Also used our hello tape and our pocket envelopes to place everything inside. Lastly, I included some fun diamond clips and temporary tattoos we had made a while ago.

I have to say these took a long time, having to cut down everything by hand. I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday business cards but for a novelty kind of card, I think it’s fun. So one side I spray painted yellow and the other side I placed the sticker that I printed out.

I used a little kraft label that I printed to hold the notepad down and it wrapped around just slightly to the other side.

All the goodies fit into the little pocket. This was a lot of fun to make – it reminded me of being back in college and doing an art project or something. I really like the way it turned out!

Round-up / 13 free wall art downloads:

I thought it was time to do another round-up of posts. Today’s round-up is for 13 free completely free wall-art downloads! Check out these lovely and generous sites that are offering such lovely works of art for free! Maybe it’s time to switch up your wall art of print out some new inspirational pieces. Either way, hope you enjoy today’s round-up!

i am loved from evie s

6 free botanical prints from poppy talk

Vintage Carnival Prints from oh so lovely

Alphabet Posters from Mr. Printables

Worry Less from beautifully rooted

wild rose botanical from the graphics fairy

Feed your soul art project via Indie Fixx

Be Amazing from Turnwest Studio

French Press Mornings has a free 5×7 download every Wednesday!

Spread the Love from Design Eat Repeat

Love yourself print set from Ashley Ella Design

It was always you from Honeybee Vintage

OHF Retail is Hiring


Sorry for all the announcement posts but we have a lot to tell you ; ) We are looking for some new additions to our team and are now hiring Retail Associate positions for our Fullerton & Tustin (opening in Summer 2014) locations. Applications can be downloaded here and emailed to or dropped off to our Fullerton location. We look forward to receiving your application and meeting you!

Also, it’s my friend Kelly’s 1-year blog anniversary and to celebrate, we’re giving away $100 to the new oh, hello friend online shop! Click here to check out her blog and enter the giveaway.

Welcome to the new OHF!


Hello friends! I know I kind of fell of the face of the earth but I’m definitely coming back ASAP. I’ve missed blogging and now have a brand new place to blog at with a new design and here at wordpress : ) Leaving blogger was hard, I started on good old blogger and blogged there for 5 years! It’s definitely going to take some time to get used to wordpress but so far it’s great and we designed our entire website in wordpress, including the shopping cart! Will possibly do a post all about building your website from scratch and using wordpress plugsin later, if anyone is interested..

But anyway, head over to — we finally have all our items up in our own online shop, ready for purchase! We have our workshop page that will now be held at the new OHF studio, around the corner from our shop. Don’t miss our events page to see if we’re headed to a city near you. and for any shop owners, we have wholesale ordering now available online so register for an account today!

So excited to finally get the new site launched. This has been on my list for a year. HUGE thank you to our web developer Lucie Wu who developed the ENTIRE website for us!!! She installed all the plug ins, got our shopping cart going, helped with every aspect and detail that goes into building a website from scratch, and even put up with a couple main page re-designs with me ; ) She was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her! Be sure to check out her tumblr and her instagram accounts, and if anyone would like to inquire about a web project you may need done, you can email her here!