Late yesterday afternoon, I was playing outside with my boys. I had set a timer for a game we were playing and placed it on the side of my car using the magnet on the back of the timer. Well…I completely forgot about the timer til this afternoon. The timer held strong to the side […]


While at @junglejimsmarket in Eastgate, Ohio, I picked up some really great salsa produced and canned locally by The Organic Farm at Bear Creek in Felicity, OH. As noted on the back of the jar, Bear Creek Mild Salsa is made by hand in small batches with the freshest possible certified organic ingredients. Small batches—that […]


Our 3 year old told me that next time we go to @costco, he wants to buy “pizza for mommy,  a sandwich for daddy, and a hotdog for me.” I told him that he didn’t quite have enough. His reply was “but I want to buy it for you and mommy because I love you.” […]


We are thoroughly excited to announce that on March 29, 2019, we officially adopted three wonderful kiddos we have been fostering for the past 3 years! We truly appreciate all the prayers, support, and encouragement from those who have followed us along this journey! We could not have done it without you all! On my […]


While I do like Buddha Tea’s Billberry Leaf Tea, as a graphic designer, I really appreciate their package design as well. Here are some of the design elements I really like: Gold foil logo Matte coated packaging Flip-up lid that reveals the saying “Happiness from Within” Witty sayings on the tea tags So, here’s a […]


Today at @costco, my 3 year old pointed to this display and said “Magic Wands!” At first I was going to correct him and tell him “No, those are not ‘magic wands,’” but then I stopped and thought about it. Actually, they kind of ARE like magic wands…they remind us that we can do things […]


“Daddy, can you fly me around like an airplane?” /// Getting packages delivered to our house is always exciting for the kids (and sometimes for me, too)—not necessarily because of what’s inside but because of the unlimited possibilities and potential uses for that corrugated contraption itself. Boxes have become jet packs, planes, forts, libraries, and […]


This week, I had a chiropractic appointment, and it was the first time I had to take our two young boys with me. On the drive to the office, I was explaining to my 4 year old how the chiropractor was going to adjust my back, and I mentioned to my son that “the chiropractor […]


The past couple nights I’ve been working late into the night (and into the early morning) on a big freelance project. Tonight my 3 year old got out of his bed, walked down the stairs, and into my office, and sleepily told me “I need you.” This is typically what he says when he wakes up in […]


When your little guy “cleans” up his room by just throwing everything onto his bed, the cat thinks it’s a warm and cuddly place to nap. /// #hearthheartinspired #cleanyourroom #catnap


About Hearth & Heart Inspired

About Hearth & Heart Inspired

Husband to a wonderful and caring wife, father to three great adopted kiddos, graphic designer by trade, photographer by passion. This blog shares some of the experiences, lessons, and thoughts along our journey. We hope you feel encouraged by visiting our page! -James de Leon

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