Friday, June 2, 2017

New Beginnings

My life journey has taken me in a new direction and I have decided not to reprint my beloved Daily Whisper Card Decks. 

I would like say thank you to all of my customers around the world who purchased from me and left wonderful feedback. I love knowing that my card decks are in the hands of thousands of people. 

If you are interested in making a purchase I have a limited supply of Women's and Kids Daily Whisper Card Decks but  my Teen decks are sold out. I also have my Christian Card Decks available in larger quantities. Send me an email at and we will figure the best way to get them to you. Card decks are $10.00 plus shipping.

With love and respect, Barbara

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Christian Daily Whisper Inspirational Card Decks.

This last year I was pleased to donate many of my Christian Card Decks to wonderful charities. I mentioned that I wanted to do this on Facebook and immediately my friends responded with charities I had never heard of. I donated to: Shepherd's Gate in Livermore for the battered women and their children, Society of St. Vincent for their work with the homeless, Terranova Church for their charitable programs, Testimony Life Resources for therapy sessions and Children of Grace for Uganda orphans. Today I am making a donation to SonRise Fellowship there in Fallbrook or their pregnancy support program.

My Christian card decks are absolutely beautiful and I love that they are helping people all over the world. That puts a big smile on my face.

To learn more about these beautiful card decks visit my Etsy shop: Daily Whisper 

Time flies!!

Life has been full of changes over here. I have been moving at full speed since the middle of January.

Since January we made an offer on a house in Fallbrook, sold our house in Mission Viejo, put our beloved dog Tysha  down (very heart breaking and it was the day we moved :(  )transitioned into our new home, and our fourth grandchild was born. The last two happened within 3 days of each other. We were in the new house 3 days when we had our 18 month old grandson stay with us for a week. It was a wild and crazy ride and we were exhausted as you can imagine. We made it through and we now have some time to kick back and enjoy our blessings!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Goodbye 2015 and Hello 2016

You may have noticed that I took some time off this year. I didn't do anything with my business except fill orders from my Etsy store or from returning customers and retailers. I wanted to spend 2105 with myself and my family and it has been a great year, filled with whatever I wanted!! 

In the last 3 months I have had many people come to me and suggest I rethink my strategy of taking another year off. One lady said people weren't ready for my Daily Whispers when I launched the product but they are now and they are needed more than ever. She spent 30 minutes stating her case and strongly suggesting that I keep going. Another lady bought a dozen decks to give all her girlfriends for Christmas and she believes the ripple effect of her gifts will surprise me and I should get ready for more orders. I have had an inquiry for a retailer in Laguna Beach and then last night I met an angel who's goal is to help parents communicate with their children and she reached out to me because of my kids and teen Daily Whispers. She wants to help me get the word out about my cards and how to use them. As an author, speaker and coach I believe she could do it!

As 2015 draws to a close I am feeling grateful for all of my customers and friends who have supported me all these years. As far as 2016, I intend to think more about the advice I have been receiving. One thing is for sure, a balanced life is necessary for me so I will see how I can incorporate the growth of my business with my family time. I am feeling hopeful that I can do it!!

Wishing your New Year will be a year filled with love and kindness, prosperity and growth. 


Monday, November 9, 2015

"I am happy with who I am. I am one of-a-kind and 
I cannot be compared with anyone."

Since an early age we begin comparing ourselves with others.  We want to be stronger, smarter, funnier, shaped differently, have more hair, less hair, curly hair, straight hair, a flat belly, rounder boobs, taller, shorter, thinner, browner, etc. For some people the list goes on and on. 

To be on this roller coaster of thought is self-destructive because ultimately the reason we want to change on the outside is because we are not happy on the inside. There is a hole in our heart saying, "I will be worthy, find love, be liked, be seen, etc. if I look like this..." 

Let's face the facts.  We can become smarter and funnier with some education, that's easy. But we can do little with what our parents gave us genetically.  If we have the money and desire we can fix our nose, increase our curves and made a few cosmetic changes. If we don't like our curly hair we can have it straightened. If we don't like the color of our hair we can change that too. But if we make these cosmetic changes will we begin to feel worthy, find love, be liked, or be seen?  Most likely we won't. Because we haven't filled the hole. Only when the hole is filled will we find happiness. 

Recently I was reading a pattern making book and the ladies who wrote the book give classes where they trace the silhouette of their students. This is part of their process to help women see their own body shape and use that information to create the perfect sewing pattern. The authors noted that in the 25 years they have done this, with thousands of women, never have they found 2 exact bodies! 

There are basically 5 body shapes; hourglass, triangle, inverted triangle, rectangle and O

Fit for Real People By Pati Palmer and Marta Alto

Within each body shape there are numerous differences. High waists, slumped shoulders, uneven hips, tall, petite, etc. Knowing this, "how can we compare ourself with others if we are all uniquely different?" Our uniqueness sets us apart from others. We were designed to be unique, one-of-a-kind!

How do we release this desire to compare and secretly wish we looked like someone else? 

It always comes back to our daily whisper. If you find yourself falling into old habits of comparisons tell yourself to stop. "STOP!" Instead say,  "I am happy with who I am. I am one of-a-kind and I cannot be compared with anyone." Once you begin the process of a loving daily whisper magical things will happen.  Your beauty will begin to shine from within. And you will become worthy, you will find love, be liked and be seen. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Being okay with who we are.

For those people who know me, I am kind,  funny and happy. I love my family, friends, dogs, cats and most animals with four legs. I enjoy painting, sewing and creating. I love our planet,  and everything that surrounds me. My passion is to inspire and help people find their value and happiness (thus my Daily Whispers.)  I sound pretty good but believe me I am far from perfect.  For instance, at times I say really stupid things and I am extremely uncomfortable around people who are angry so I mentally check out and retreat to my happy place. When I feel revived I come forward and address the anger but sometimes that is too late for the person the conflict occurred with. Yikes, the cold hard truth is difficult to keep from deleting! haha

In the Beginning.....

When my business first launched its plush toy line I had a goal in mind to always promote positive thinking. I saw it an extension of my Inspirational Card Decks. Here were the first two items I made. I painted the fabric and sewed on little banners of whispers.