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About Us

The Beginning

Serendipity is the development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

We have come to believe that all of the little moments in life are exactly as they are supposed to be. Finding a way to smile through all of life’s moments… small…big…the good…and the ugly is how we get through the craziness of life’s journey.

A series of what looked like unfortunate events, lead to the creation of our business which was the best decision we ever made and thus the name of our business…Serendipity and Smiles.


Our blog started with wanted to share our experience as foster parents, give hope to other foster parents, and lastly, teach and inspire new foster parents. As our lives have evolved over the last year, so has our blog. We have closed our foster care license to go on a whole new adventure with our three wonderful adopted children.

We are now focused on our adventures as an adoptive family, our travels and adventures as we become a full-time RV (travel trailer) family, and sharing our tips, tricks, ideas on crafting, running a business, parenting, traveling and simply living a happy life.


Our Etsy shop, Serendipity and Smiles, started with t-shirts for our fellow foster parents. We wanted to spread awareness of the foster care system, while also bringing some joy and smiles to those special kiddos and their dedicated parents.

Over time we learned that our village is so much more than just our fellow foster parents. It is every person that touches us in some way…teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers, neighbors, aunts, uncles, grandparents, birth parents and so many more. With this in mind, we decided our shop needed to grow!

We now create personalized clothing, accessories, tote bags, stickers, decals, and everything in between for you, your family and your village. All of our items our created and made by myself and my wife in our little home studio. We create designs that reflect our life as well as use licensed art from other fabulous artists to create items sure to make you smile.

Digital Designs

After many requests to purchase our designs, we expanded our business and opened a second Etsy shop, Serendipity and Art. This is where we sell svg, dxf, eps, and png cut files perfect for your Cricut, Silhouette or any other cutting machine you use to create your own products. Our cut files are grouped or welded by color to make your job easier and save you time. Some files may not be welded by color to allow you more flexibility with changing colors to create your own unique look.

We also create colorful printable art, clipart and sublimation designs that are easy to download and can be used to make anything you can imagine like shirts, cards, wall art, mugs, and more.

We allow both our cut files and sublimation files to be used for personal or small commercial use to make physical products. Please do not upload files to a print on demand (POD) website, or send it for mass production. Please contact us at for licensing information for mass production or print on demand.

Something For Everyone

Whether it is a set of family shirts for that special adoption day, a quick printable card that saves you time with a last minute class party you forgot about, a set of funny stickers that makes planning your crazy, busy life a little more fun, or the perfect gift for your best friend, we are sure you can find it in our shop…or we will make it for you.

We are here to help you celebrate your family’s big moments and also help you find joy in the small moments. We are sure you will find something in our shop physical or digital shop that helps you smile through your busy, crazy, and wonderful day…no matter how big or small.


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