“Make Your Own Sunshine” is one of my life mottos. It’s a phrase my mom taught me, and it means that you’re in charge of your happiness. This new Merrick White Collection sweatshirt is a tribute to this motto!
My life motto
When I got married, my mom told me, “It’s up to you to make your own sunshine.”
She meant that I couldn’t rely on my husband or my friends or her to make my life happy…I was the only one who could make my life happy.
For the last sixteen years of my marriage, I’ve worked hard to fill my life with things that make me happy. I certainly haven’t ALWAYS been happy, but I work really hard at making my own sunshine.
The newest additions to the Merrick White Collection
This has become my life motto, and so I’m super excited to share the launch of the new Merrick White Collection sweatshirt with a gorgeous embroidery on the neckline and sleeve that can help you remember to make your own sunshine.
The sweatshirt is available in sizes XS to XL, and it’s the most gorgeous dark teal color with white neckline embroidery and a yellow embroidered sun on the wrist.
We opened the sweatshirts this morning to text subscribers and they sold out in 30 minutes! But they’re available for pre-order in all sizes and will ship in 3-4 weeks. We have had such a huge amount of interest in these sweatshirts, far beyond what we expected, so we appreciate your patience while we get more into your hands!
Sizing on the MW Sweatshirts
These sweatshirts are unisex sizing, so they run oversized. If you want an oversized fit, order your true size. If you want a closer fit, order a size down. I wear a size XS. PRE-ORDER them right here.
A kid’s version of this sweatshirt!
We also teamed up with Sonny Threads to create a KID’S VERSION! The kid sweatshirt is available in sizes 2T to Youth 12 and shows four different styles of suns on the cute navy sweatshirt to show kids that their happiness and sunshine is unique to them. They can find happiness in whatever way they want, even if it’s different than someone else!
You can PRE-ORDER the adult sweatshirt RIGHT HERE (it’ll ship in 3-4 weeks).
You can purchase the kids sweatshirt RIGHT HERE.
Here are some ways I make my own sunshine in my life
- Make and eat good food
- Decorate my house so it’s a happy place to be
- Get ready everyday so I feel confident and put together
- Exercise in a way that’s fun for me
- Listen to audiobooks while I get ready for the day and while I cook dinner and while I drive in the car
- Throw parties with friends every few months
- Get outside every single day
- Set a pretty and fancy table for dinner for no reason
- Take my kids on one-on-one dates
- Drink my water out of a pretty cup
- Celebrate random holidays just for fun
- Paint my nails regularly
- Treat myself to a salon pedicure every few months
- Turn on loud music in the car
- Dance with my kids in the kitchen
- Make hot chocolate when it’s rainy outside
- Dance in the rain
- Make treats for no reason
- Wear nice perfume
- Buy myself fresh flowers at the store every few weeks
- Read aloud to my boys every night
- Have dinner as a family every night
- Marco Polo my friends and my mom and sisters
I could list so many other things..I’m always working to fill my life with things that are fun and happy and give myself something to look forward to.
This sweatshirt is a reminder of this way of life, and if you are in a rut, this sweatshirt is a great reminder that you can do this! You can make your life feel happy, whatever that looks like for YOU. What makes me happy might not make you happy, so make a list and figure out what you can add to your life to bring in a little more sunshine.
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