It’s a spacey kind of day!

Apollo 11 spacecraft.

“The Eagle Has Landed”.

July 20, 1969 heralded a new era in space travel. This was the date of the first moon landing. To commemorate this most auspicious day, July 20 is forever known as Space Exploration Day, the date when Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin first set foot on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission.

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The Apollo 11 crew members.

 

 

Upon landing, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong reported:  “The Eagle Has Landed”.  A few hours later, Neil Armstrong, stepped off of the Eagle’s ladder, placed one foot upon the moon’s surface and proclaimed: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.

 

Apollo_11_insigniaEnjoy Moon Day by re-living this historic occasion. Watch a movie on space or read a book on space flight. We suggest the movie “Apollo 13”.

Do YOU remember the moon landing? Where you were?  What it meant to you, to your family? Let us know!

One small Smile for man.

One small Smile for a man.

http://www.spaceexplorationday.us/

 

The smiles behind the Smiles, Part 1!

 

Meet the SMILES!

Meet the SMILES!

At Seeds of Happiness we have always  made it a priority that our customers know their Smiles are “Proudly Handmade in the U.S.A.”.  So, to let you know a little bit about WHOSE hands are making your Smiles, we are going to occasionally post bios. of our team members.  And, first up is one of our sculptors…

Salvador Sophie!

Salvador Sophie!

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Nickname:  The Sophinator

Favorite Ice Cream:  Mint chocolate chip

One word to describe yourself:  Goofy!

Something people might be surprised to find out about you:   I was born in France and moved here as a child with my parents.  After living in this country for 41 years, I got my citizenship.  Parlez-vous francais?

Your favorite things about working at Seeds of Happiness:  I can be myself and I love the camaraderie among the team.

Sophie with her b-day earthquake cake.

Sophie with her b-day earthquake cake.

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Sophie and Jen sculpting and smiling!

 

 

 

 

Goofy!

Goofy!

 

 

 

Camaraderie.  :-)

Camaraderie. :-)

Sing out!

How many songs can you think of which have the words “SMILE” or “HAPPINESS” in the lyrics?  Here are a few which come to mind:

LOVE IS ALL AROUND aka Mary Tyler Moore Show Theme Song by Paul Williams        “Who can turn the world on with her smile?                                                                      Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?”

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Mary can turn the world on with HER smile!

DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY by Bobby McFerrin                          “Here’s a little song I wrote              You might want to sing it note for note                                           Don’t worry, be happy.”

WHEN YOU’RE SMILING  by            J. Goodwin, Joe / L. Shay / M. Fisher                                        “When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling…the whole world smiles with you.”

Keep smiling, Louis Armstrong!

Keep smiling, Louis Armstrong!

 

BEAUTIFUL  by Carole King                                              “You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face                                                                               And show the world all the love in your heart               Then people gonna treat you better                           You’re gonna find, yes you will                                     That you’re beautiful as you feel.”

What are some of YOUR favorite happy songs which bring a smile to your face?  Please share them with us, we’d love to hear from you!

Share the Smiles, sing the songs!

Born in the U.S.A.!

Red, white, and blue for YOU!

Red, white, and blue for YOU!

July 2nd is “Made in the USA” Day.  This is a day to encourage U.S. manufacturing and the purchase of made in the USA products.  Here at Seeds of Happiness in Kirkwood, Missouri (suburban St. Louis) EVERY DAY is “Made in the USA Day”!   All of our Smiles are handmade here at our studio and, not only THAT, but we also use materials which are USA made: glazes, Missouri mined clay, as well as packaging materials.

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ALL of our Smiles are made in the U.S.A.

We are very proud to have even a small effect on America’s economy.  Our employees’ income goes back to local local businesses through their purchasing power, as well as through state and city taxes on payroll and property.

We salute you.

We encourage you to buy American…Share the Smiles, Show your patriotism!