Smile Factory

Three, Two, One…BLASTOFF!!!

 

Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars…”

It’s a big day for Seeds of Happiness; we are LAUNCHING our new website! It is new and improved and we are very excited for everyone to go for a ride. It’s interactive, informational and very easy to use on the go. Check out how the Smiles are made, who makes them and who buys them.

AND, we will be updating it pretty much daily with the creative, and also silly stuff which goes on at the Smile Factory. So climb aboard, you’re in for a very fun ride!

 

 

Real Men Wear PINK!

OCTOBER – Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. (First is skin cancer.) About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. At Seeds of happiness we are ALL big supporters of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including the male species. See the proof below!

Real men of Seeds of Happiness.
The real men of Seeds of Happiness.

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Keep Smiling Today and EVERYDAY!

October 2, 2015 – World Smile Day

wsd2The original ‘smiley’ was created by commercial artist Harvey Ball in 1963. Concerned about the commercialization of the iconic graphic, Harvey established Smile Day, which encourages you to participate in acts of kindness and to smile and make others smile. Since that first World Smile Day® in 1999, it continues every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.

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Pink is our Favorite Color!

MSAB3_rgbOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Right now there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
The good news? Many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early.

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Keep Smiling, Today and Everyday!

10446637_797928060247810_11334098945067110_nOctober 3, 2014 – World Smile Day

As is well known Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.

Harvey also created World Smile Day because he thought that we should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts. Since that first World Smile Day®  in 1999, it continues every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.

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Dog Days of Summer…Woof!

“Saving 10,000 Dogs – One Day at a Time”.                                                          –Colleen Paige, National Dog Day Founder                                                            fa236b5102e28414b16ca786825e166fAugust 26 — National Dog Day

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Jake, aka The Seeds of Happiness Dog, is also a rescue dog.

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Lefties Have Rights!

Lefthander’s Slogan:                                                                                                       “Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it”.

leftAugust 13th: If you are a Leftie, then Left Hander’s Day is just for YOU!                       Left Hander’s Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976 and started by Left Hander’s International.  So, if you’re one of the few, CELEBRATE!manfrom03michelangelo-buonarroti-the-creation-of-adam-hand-83494                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Harry-Truman-and-pencil* Lefties are also called “southpaws”. The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
* Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
* During the 1600’s people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks!6413196_lefthandedwhoopigoldberg

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A Few Famous Lefties:

Oscar Oscar de la Hoya (Boxer)

Harry S.Truman (U.S. President)

Whoopi Goldberg (Actor)

Babe Ruth (Baseball Player)

SteveMcQueen (Actor)

Michelangelo (Artist)

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A few famous Lefties: Babe Ruth (Baseball Player) Oscar de La Hoya (Boxer) Steve McQueen (Actor) Michelangelo (Artist) Marilyn Monroe (Actor) Michelangelo (Artist) Jimi Hendrix (Musician) http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/lefthand.htm “>http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/lefthand.htm                               http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html

EVERY Week is SMILE Week at Seeds of Happiness!

I think that anyone that smiles automatically looks better. —Diane Lane

National Smile Week is celebrated during the second week of August and was established to promote dental health and the maintenance of a brilliant smile. But smiling has a positive effect on more than just your looks. It can be therapeutic and can also create a friendlier environment wherever you may be.1015418_10151664495778641_479488366_o

 

 

 

What’s even better is that smiling is contagious, the more you smile, the more others will smile with you!

1441397_10151996968753641_1635680114_nA smile is the most universally recognized social expression. Smiles translate into every culture, language and  social context and can be recognized up to 300′ away.

"When you're smiling the whole world smiles with you!"So make sure to smile today, smile tomorrow and smile every day…turn smiling into a daily habit!  rose and larry 6_4                    

 

 

 

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Smiles Made in the U.S.A.!

July 2 is Made in the U.S.A. Day.

To commemorate this special day, we are featuring the Smiles Behind the Smiles,     Part 7. Seeds of Happiness has partnered with Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. to produce the molded balls of clay which are then sculpted at the Seeds of Happiness studio. Canterbury is a sheltered workshop in suburban St. Louis. Their mission is to produce high quality work through a dedicated workforce primarily comprised of people with disabilities. We are fortunate to have a very dedicated, hardworking AND fun couple working on our project.

Larry and Rsemary love to work on SOH!
Larry and Rosemary love working on Seeds of Happiness!

Rosemary & Larry

Uncle Sam wants YOU to SMILE!
Uncle Sam wants YOU to SMILE!

Your job at Canterbury: Rosemary cuts the clay and inserts the pieces into a mold. Larry uses the press to form the little balls of clay. In addition, they work on assembling mailings.

Canterbury Enterprises, Inc.  Creating Opportunities. Delivering results.
Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. Creating Opportunities. Delivering results.

How long have you worked at Canterbury?: Four years. And we like to work TOGETHER!

 

What you like about working on Seeds of Happiness: $$$!!!

How long have you been married: Rosemary and Larry will celebrate their SILVER wedding anniversary this fall. Congratulations on 25 years!

What you like to do on your days off: We like to go to different places around St. Louis. And, Rosemary does the driving; Larry is chauffered!

Favorite ice cream:  Rosemary likes all flavors, but vanilla is her favorite. However Larry is NOT an ice cream lover, but his favorite foods are hamburgers and bratwurst…picnic food!

Dean, the  production manager, keeps our Seeds rolling!
Dean, the production manager, keeps our Seeds rolling!

 

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Rosemary shows off her beautiful smile!
Larry and his press.

 

 

 

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Shout out!

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Bring Your Dog to Work and Say: “Cheese”!

Friday, June 20, 2014 = Take Your Dog to Work Day
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad. – Robert Wagner1015418_10151664495778641_479488366_o

This is a serious holiday for “Man’s Best Friend”. It is sponsored by Pet Sitters International. The day is to encourage employers to experience the fun and relaxation which comes with allowing pets in the workplace! And in addition, to encourage pet adoption; there are LOTS of great dogs out there who need forever homes. 🙂

We would like to see YOUR dogs in YOUR workplace! We are having a drawing and the prize is a “Happy Dog” Big Seed of Happiness! Just e-mail a photo of you and your dog at your workplace. OR if you do not have a job which allows Take Your Dog to Work Day, just send us a photo of you and your dog. OR, even if you just WISH you had a dog and want to enter, send us your e-mail, too…everybody can play!

E-mail:  sales@seedsofhappiness.com

Deadline for entry is Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. CDT. A winner will be drawn and announced by the end of the week. Good luck, thanks for playing and WOOF!

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“Win ME, win ME!”

My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.                           – Elayne Boosler

 

Jake is one HAPPY pooch!
Jake is one HAPPY pooch!

http://www.takeyourdog.com/

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/June/dogtoworkday.htm

To the Veterans, We Honor you.

Spike!
Spike!

Memorial Day is a holiday which typically marks the beginning of summer vacation…bbq, floatrips, picnics, and many more fun and relaxing outdoor activities. It’s a federal holiday, most people are off work for a three-day weekend…yea!
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But, we should not forget the reason we have a day off work and are out having fun. Memorial Day is a day of remembering those courageous men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. memorialday-postMany people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor those who made the greatest sacrifice while serving our country. To those men and women, we salute you.cropped-usa-soh.jpg

Meet the Smiles Behind the Smiles, Part 6!

Here are a few fun facts about the youngest member of the Seeds of Happiness team.        1780228_10152173441553641_788231488_o

Sydney

Nicknames: Syd, the Kid.

Something people might be surprised to find out about you:  I had been to all 48 states in the continental U.S. before I was 18.

Your job at Seeds of Happiness: Basement troll, model, glazer, grinder.

If you could travel anywhere in the world: Thailand

Your favorite smell: Freshly mowed grass.

If you had a super power, it would be: Breathing underwater

Favorite childhood memory: The first two years of my life when I was still an only child. 🙂

Who would play you in the movie of your life: Beyonce.

Favorite ice cream: ALL!!!

What is in the trunk of your car: Six pair of shoes; I’m a hoarder!

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