Meet the Smiles Behind the Smiles, Part 2!

Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me. — “The King & I”

Seeds of Happiness crew having a lunch break...yum!
Seeds of Happiness crew having a lunch break…yum!

At Seeds of Happiness we have gotten to know some of our customers and we would like our customers to know a little bit about us!  So, here are a few fun/funny facts about our second Smile Artist…


Something people might be surprised to find out about you: After graduating from college and searching for the “perfect” job (loooooooong before Seeds of Happiness!), I accepted a job selling a commercial trash service. I rode a trash truck for 13 hours (beginning at 3 AM) to “learn about the service”. That was my first and last day on the job!

Favorite Smell: With a total throwback to childhood and a nod to current parenthood, Vicks Vaporub. It’s comfort to me.

One word to describe yourself: Dedicated

If you could have one “superpower”, it would be:  Mind reading. My family already thinks I can do it, might as well make it official!

Your biggest fear:  Well, I have been told that it is not wise to let anyone know what your fears are because then they can taunt and torture you with that knowledge. That being said, my worst, most horrible, scariest fear is enormous, giant chunks of…CHOCOLATE!

Favorite things about working at SOH: There’s a tremendous amount of satisfaction with sculpting Seeds, knowing that I’m creating happiness for people to share. Mark (The Seeds of Happiness Guy) has set this wonderful tone for us, including laughter; lots and lots of laughter. It really is good for the soul!  We are the SOH family, in every sense of the word and I love working with these awesome, wonderful, amazing friends! I am honored and humbled to be a part of it. 🙂

Smiling and sculpting!

Sculpting and smiling, smiling and sculpting.
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Sophie and Jen making magic with the clay.


Jen with her miles of Smiles!
Jen with her miles of Smiles. Now, THAT’s dedicated!

Smiles on Display!

Our customers have found lots of creative ways to display their Smiles for decoration and inspiration. Do you have a Smile collection? We would love to see it…please send us your photos!

Brighten up any flower arrangement with Smiles in the vase!
Brighten up any flower arrangement with Smiles in a vase!


Ellen's Smiles are very festive at Christmas.
Ellen’s Smiles look great at Christmas.
SOH Collection3 Lyn
Inspiration from Lyn.
Laura's old type case has perfectly sized spaces for Smiles!
Laura’s old type case has perfectly sized spaces for Smiles!
Collection Deb St Lukes Hospital
Files and Smiles in Deb’s office!
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Berta reaches for a Smile to give to friends who need one.
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Debbie’s collection is filled with Hope, Smiles and Love!
Sunflower garden Tina
Tina’s terracotta Sunflower finds a comfy spot in her garden.


Christmas Card Day!

December 9 is Christmas Card Day which honors Sir Henry Cole (1818 – 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843.

Eat, drink, and be's CHRISTMAS!
Eat, drink, and be merry…it’s CHRISTMAS!

He commissioned painter and illustrator John Calcott Horsley to design a seasonal greeting to send to his friends and family. The postcard depicted a scene of a merry family drinking at the dinner table.

Whether you send out traditional cards via U.S. Mail or digital ones via e-mail, it’s  a good day to get a start!

Merry Christmas Smiles to you!
Merry Christmas Smiles to you!

There are no STUPID Questions!

September 28 – Today is Ask a Stupid Question Day. It’s your opportunity to speak up, and to ask all those questions you were afraid to ask. Today is the day to unload them.

BE BOLD! C’mon give it a try. Nobody will laugh…O.K., we’ll start it off with a few questions we’ve been holding back on:

Hey Professor, what about that boat?

Q:  If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t he fix a hole in a boat?

Q: Do fish get thirsty?

Q:  What rhymes with orange?orange
Do you think they want a drink?

The origin of this special day goes back to the 1980’s. At the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in being teased.