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We Will Never Forget

A sad and somber day for us at Moving Mountains Handmade.  Like so many others, we can’t forget where we were, what we were doing, who we were with, or how we felt the day we were attacked, on our own soil, by Muslim extremists with airplanes for weapons.  Please take a moment and say a prayer for the families and friends of the lost on this grievous anniversary and say a prayer for our country–Lord knows we need it.

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Remembering Grandma

On September 11th 2013 my grandma passed away and here we are 3 years later and I miss her as ferociously today as I did then.  In many ways she was my mentor and I regret that I never really told her all that she meant to me.  I know that she knows.  I gotta say though, it sure is hard not getting her hugs on the holidays!  She liked to call me her “butt sister” since we both got big ol’ butts.  LOL  So i just wanted to take a moment to say I miss you, I love you, and I can’t wait to see you again someday.  There isn’t always a good time for her online remembrance with 9/11 and Patriots Day.  She was a patriot though, and she never missed an opportunity to pray for our troops and our country.  She taught me everything I know about cooking.  She let me dig through all her recipes and write them all down.  She didn’t miss birthdays or anniversaries, and she always knew what was customary for any given situation.  (I seriously never knew people gave money at funerals until she told me)  She was sweet beyond words, she loved fiercely, and all of her giant extended family loved her right back.

Copyright Michelle Franks
Copyright Michelle Franks
Copyright Michelle Franks
Copyright Michelle Franks

Custom Orders

Custom orders have become my new favorite.  I’ve learned to do new things and go beyond my comfort zone.  It’s been rewarding, that’s for sure.  I can’t believe I’m going to say this:  I love my job.  Every day is a new adventure.  Every sign, every design, every time I pick up my paint brush.  It never seems like work, and yet, I’m getting paid.  I am humbled to tears by the comments of friends, family, and even strangers.  So here are a few that I’ve made in the last month.







Every single sign that turns out better than I expected makes me want to do more, to be better, and keep creating.  If you would like a custom design or would like to collaborate with me please click on the Contact Me page!