Hey There, We're The Browns!
We are a Jesus-loving, humor-fueled, fun-loving family that has been through a lot in our years together.
Through the many ups and downs, we have decided to focus on the joy and the positives as much as humanly possible.
There will always be trials and sufferings and hardships, but we choose to put on our perspective glasses and look at life a little differently through humor, sensitivity, possibility, and hope!
Our story began nearly 22 years ago as a girl and a guy unexpectedly ended up at the same ice hockey game in The Gulf Coast of all places.
I was there with a friend who knew him, and I may have inquired about this super handsome polite man. He was there with a friend and the three of them all knew each other. After the game we all went country line dancing and Todd and I haven’t been apart since. I am beyond blessed to get to do life with my best friend in the whole world! We have been blessed with 2 amazing daughters who we love and keep us on our toes.
Through our many joys, sorrows, and trials of our life together we have found our souls longing to keep things as simple as possible, knowing changes will and do come, and to hopefully have the best simple solutions in place not only when struggles come, but in the constant business of our lives 365 days of the year and to share those with you.
For us, simple doesn’t mean minimalism (Read more about that here).
It is just keeping things as basic, natural, and functional as possible for however your life presently looks now, knowing it will be always and ever evolving.
Our hope in this shop for you is that you are able to find some encouragement, inspiration, tips and products to help with the every day of your ever evolving life.
Come along with us as we explore, discover, and share with you the best simple solutions we have come across in all of our years that will hopefully be a blessing to you and your family as it has been to us and ours and may they continue to keep your ever-evolving life in a forward moving direction as the life twists and turns continue to surprise and amaze us!
With Love and Hope,
Todd, Susan, Mary Evelynn, and Isabella Brown
I am a sinner saved by grace alone and am a complete and total goofball at heart. I love Jesus, my man, my kiddos, and my life! I am fluent in sarcasm and humor, a DIY attempter, travel LOVING, former athlete, former young person, craft loving, celebrating enthusiast, professional mover by God’s choice, and current resident of the great state of Texas.
Life is ever and always evolving. Right now it looks like living in one of the largest cities in the country...SCRATCH THAT...living in a small but growing coastal town, but it wasn’t always that way. Raised in a small country town, and having moved 10 different times once I left home and then another 10 (update now 11) once I married my best friend, I know a thing or two about relocating, immersing in local life, meeting people, and living fully right where you are.
I have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and love to dive headfirst into whatever I am into at the present moment! I have held many varying jobs through my life thus far ranging from waitressing to real estate closing agent, and so much in between.
As a former EMT and later, a caregiver to my C1 quadriplegic mom for 7 years, and having experienced multiple miscarriages, I understand grief and strongly desire to shower others with love and compassion sprinkled with a bit of humor as they walk through their own journey 365 days of the year.
My love for others is strongly based in the fact that you just don’t know what someone else is going through.
The Lord has seen me through too much to ever doubt what He is doing even when I can't understand it. He has been faithful and true to me through every struggle and triumph.
Through the years I have always had a knack for side hustles and an entrepreneurial spirit and attitude, whether it be finding diamonds in the rough at yard sales and reselling them, running my own homemade soap business, selling on craigslist, owning and running my thriving antique business, furniture flipping and painting, and much more through the years. Once I moved to the big city, there was no room for my thriving antique business to move with me, so I sold it to someone who saw the great value in it and went on with life until I discovered my next venture!
I fell in love with PRINTABLES for multiple reasons.
The great thing about PRINTABLES is this. It doesn't matter where you live, what your life looks like, if you are single, married, divorced, or anything else. It doesn't even matter if your life is presently in the midst of great change.
PRINTABLES are one of the easiest things to implement in your life no matter what!
If you are living in a small space (whether that be an RV, dorm room, rented room, or apartment), OR If you are living in a larger space (whether that is a house, ranch, or even for your business space), it matters not!
Another great thing about PRINTABLES is the cost!
The cost is so wonderful because not only will I offer freebies and $5 deals on this site, but also whatever the price, once you pay for it, it is yours to keep forever!
Think about that! If you are in the middle of a move, but know you want a certain set now for your new place, buy it, download it, and save it for when you get settled and start decorating. Life doesn’t have to slow down for you to implement PRINTABLES into your life!
The final thing I will say about PRINTABLES is that they will evolve with you!
I make a great effort on here to put printables up for not just moms like myself, but for anyone…guys, gals, singles. married, kids, entrepreneurs, business owners, etc. My focus is that we are all a part of the same family, whatever our life looks like, and that whatever that looks like for you right now, please know I am working behind the scenes on so much great stuff that should work for you wherever life takes you!
We hope this continues to encourage and edify you in your journey!
The 365 Family was founded with the notion that we truly all are part of the same family.
As I look back over my life, I realize how segregated I felt at different points in my life from the rest of the world.
When I was single living alone in my car, I felt ostracized from the world. When I went to work (while living in my car), everyone talked about their families and I felt empty inside with no room to chime in about me, myself, and I being my own family. When I was single with my own place, it was the same thing and then people would ask me when I was getting married. My reply became, “when I meet my husband”. When I did meet my best friend and we married, then it became, “when are y’all having kids?”.
I realize that in the world’s eyes, I would never be enough. Just me.
Anyway, I have always had this deep angst type of groaning longing coming from my soul thinking, “we really do all matter…whether child, teenager, single adult, married with no kids, married with kids, divorced, widowed, abandoned, homeless, retired, elderly….we really all have our own stories and they really do matter.”
So, that is what I hope to convey to you through these life changing and sanity saving custom PRINTABLES is the reminder that there is beauty in our differences and we are all different and that is wonderful, but also that we are all a part of the same family. I hope they will be a blessing to you in your life, as you endeavor to simplify your life!
Be creative. You are special and unique and deserve to be celebrated!
Having only been given one life and only so much time, I believe our time, energy and money is precious and shouldn’t be wasted on things that just don’t work.
So now, I sit here with a dream and a computer to type on.
My desire is for you to fully know your worth and your beauty and that you are not the sum total of your circumstances or your history, or what others believe to be true about you. You are so much more than all of that! You are unique. You can change. You can be positive. You can believe. Most of all, you can live and you can love!
Come along for this crazy ride and may every one of your 365 days be blessed!
Todd is a Jesus man, husband, and daddy who loves life, traveling, cooking, adventuring, and whose motto is “Life begins outside of your comfort zone.”
He has a strong desire to encourage others to push past their perceived limits as he has experienced firsthand what amazing blessings and growth can happen when you are willing to try.
He is a country boy at heart and loves the outdoors...hunting and fishing and any other reason he can find to spend time outdoors he loves to do it!
Spending much of his time being raised in the country, the irony of him having lived in one of the largest cities in the country is not lost on him. He always tries to be submissive to the Lord about where He wants his family. When they moved to the big city, it was his 10th move in 16 years of marriage. As of this editing, he has completed move 11 in 19 years of marriage and is back in his home state of Alabama. He is a firm believer that all of life really is an adventure and truly is about the journey.
He loves to tell his girls (all 3 of them) how he loves to go to work because he is so thankful to be able bodied thereby being able to work. He is grateful that God is allowing him to influence more and more people for His glory. He loves displaying his love to his family through his hard work and persistence and that most of all he is grateful that he has been blessed with a family to provide for.
After previous trials in life, he is deeply passionate about encouraging and inspiring other men to step up and take care of their families.
He is humble and kind and always on the lookout for ways to serve others. He is definitely the chef in the family and is ingenious when it comes to creating his own on the spot recipes and they 95% of the time turn out to be do-overs!
He loves being a dad and is constantly creating bedtime stories for the girls to keep their creative minds inquisitive and longing for more. He is his family’s rock and safe place and he has the best humor of anyone they have ever known.
Todd is always up for the next adventure, and counts this blog among those and would love to hear from you about your life and encourage you in your walk.
Updated to Add: True to following his own advice, Todd recently left a flourishing career in which he spent 20 years to follow a dream and a calling to renovate and flip houses in a much needed part of his hometown community. He encourages you to pray, seek God's will in your life, and be bold enough to follow where He leads you!