Since we’ve had such fun with Snail Mail Sunday, Sami and I are excited to kick-off Write a letter Wednesday. Every Wednesday we will challenge you to carve a little time to pen a long letter, jot a quick note or find a great card and send to a friend, colleague, family member, acquaintance or anyone else you want to touch with words of love, compassion, humor or gratitude. Words are free but their value is priceless. We hope to be a little reminder each week to share the easy but oh-so meaningful gift of a letter.

Be sure to follow along with us on Wednesdays for lots of letter writing prompts, giveaways and special events.

Write on!

We had such fun with Louise Dean in July when she christened our new studio space with her “Flourish” Beginner Watercolor Workshop so we jumped at the chance to have her back. Louise is adorable, talented and a fabulous teacher so be sure to join us for what I know will be a sold-out class. With your registration, you will receive Louise’s expert instruction, lots of supplies to take home, delicious treats and a jolly good time.

Call the shop to register 405-509-6336

Date: Saturday, November 19th

Time: 1-4 pm

Registration: $215* (includes supplies)

Place: chirps & cheers studio (1112 North Walker Avenue, OKC) FREE parking behind building

*Payment is due at time of registration. All sales are final.

BIG NEWS! The amazing Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave is coming back to OKC to teach a parent & child weaving workshop on Saturday, November 12th from 1-2:30 pm.  Both parent and child will receive a beautiful acrylic loom from Sonora Handmade, a needle and comb, yarn, yummy treats and oodles of fun with your registration. You will learn a basic woven design plus warping, plain weave and rya knots. You will leave with a simple brochure referencing all the steps and a great memory with your child.

Space is limited to eight pairings. Call soon to register 405-509.6336

Date: Saturday, November 12th

Time: 1-2:30 pm

Age: 6-16 with a parent (or grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc…)

Registration: $150* (covers parent and child)

Place: chirps & cheers studio  (1112 North Walker Avenue, OKC 73103  // FREE parking behind building.

*Payment due at time of registration. All sales are final.


Say hello to the new bird in the Midtown nest — Chickadee Community. Nestled in our wonderful chirps & cheers studio space is a brand new gem of a business. Our very own shop girl Sami and her superstar partner, Keri Salas, have combined their talents of teaching, love of the written word and the value of harnessing the power of small to cultivate a community of individuals who are eager to learn from and support one another. Through group classes, fun excursions and individual coaching, the dynamic duo are eager to make magic happen. And believe you me, the transformation you will feel after attending one of their book swaps will be nothing short of amazing.

As a mom, friend and a partner to Sami, I couldn’t be more excited about this new venture. As any of you who have been in the shop know, Sami’s zest for life, enthusiasm and happiness is contagious. It gives me nothing but joy to see her expand on the creativity classes that she develops for the shop and spread her wings with Keri to offer even more class offerings in other areas. Who doesn’t want to know Sami’s secret for that permanent smile and joyful heart?

So do yourself a favor and visit the Chickadee Community website, follow their instagram and register for one of their truly spectacular classes  (I suggest starting with the Quintessential Chickadee Bookswap). Start small but get ready to fly with these two extraordinary chickadees.