COVID-19 has given society its shares of ups and downs. We have all been affected personally and could use a little inspiration and joy.

As many of us may know, I am originally from Chester, PA which is about 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Even though I have been in DC for almost 20 years (I’m showing my age), I still miss my family and friends.

I am a big softy when it comes to sentimental gestures, such as hand-written notes or greeting cards and wanted to display them in my apartment.

I really wanted to come up with a way to put them up to be seen – but in a creative manner. During one of my Sunday Goodwill visits, that seems so far away, I found a huge cork board that would be perfect for such a project, because I am able to swap out my personal mementos – giving me the opportunity to display all of them!

The board sat on my floor for a few weeks before I finally decided to add my cards one late night.

It started very simple and “perfect, ” but it wasn’t what I was looking for. After a few tries, I added each card and item, including a personalized gift bag, baby pictures, work accomplishments and a poem from my bestie’s trip to NOLA.  

I call it my gratefulness wall and it reminds me during difficult days, including the past few weeks, that I have family and friends who care.

I encourage everyone to exercise self-care during this quarantine period and know that you are loved!


Amber Mixson

Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger

Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger
Amber is a fashion-blogging foodie and Instagram influencer with a passion for thrift store shopping. Her blog Eat N Style details her flair for cooking up not only tasty treats but inspired outfits as well. She has a passion for her community and is proud to serve others with her gifts. Follow her on Instagram (@eatnstyleblog) for more stylish tips and culinary adventures.