Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Year!

It's been a year!  I can't believe it.  Life has been going well, but has been busy.  My youngest is running, dancing, and talking up a storm.  My oldest is still my more quiet observer - sitting looking at books as I type.  Her sister is running around in a diaper & tutu lamenting, "my horsie gone!"  Lately I've been working on taking better care of myself.  I'm finally back to working out and reading more.  I'm getting to connect with friends more than I have in a long while, but I still find it much harder in this season of life.  Hubbie and I celebrated our seventh anniversary last month.  He still makes me laugh like no one else and amazes me with his heart.  I'm growing closer to God and so thankful for His grace.  I hadn't been spending much time with Him over the last year.  Not the way I used to.  I could feel it.  I'm not the person I desire to be when I'm not connecting with Him.  I'll update more later, but for now this is a start.

Monday, June 13, 2011


I'm doing a theme song each day this week. Yesterday was the one I posted below. Today's is:

I launched my etsy store over the weekend.  I'm really excited about it!  I also added a "Shop Me..." section in the right column at the bottom.  I'll be tweeting as I work (as opposed to whistling) if you are interested in that.. You can find me at BornBeloved.

I have many other things to share, but am wrangling a preschooler and eight month old on very little sleep so it will have to come another day.  Today's goals are:
  • Shower
  • Laundry
  • Try to resist feeding the preschooler McD's for dinner tonight

Thursday, June 2, 2011

In Brief

Life is exhausting, but good. My girls are willful, but sweet and loving. My husband is busy, but helpful. Our anniversary was odd, but wonderful. I'm growing closer to some dear friends, and it is refreshing. I'm loving making and selling my jewelry.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


This brought me to tears.  I loved it and wanted to share.  It also reminded me to pray that God will help me to support my girls in their passions and talents.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Night Night

I'm off to bed, but just wanted to say how excited I am about the support I've gotten on my jewelry adventure!  It's been so wonderful to see others enjoying what I've put together!  I'm trying some new things and loving it.  Other than that I'm busy with my little ones.  Keeping them amused on these rainy days is getting difficult.  All the more reason I need my energy!  To bed!  I'm working on trying to get to bed earlier.  I guess it didn't go too well tonight.  Thankfully, there's always tomorrow!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fun From FB

My Life According to Otis Redding

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people you like and include me. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Re-post as "my life according to (band name)"

Pick Your Artist:
Otis Redding

Are you male or female:
Look At That Girl

Describe yourself:
A Woman, A Lover, A Friend

How do you feel about yourself:
Little Ol' Me, Got To Get Myself Together

Describe where you currently live:
Good To Me

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay

Your best friend is:
My Girl

You and your friends are:
Ton Of Joy

What's the weather like:
Wonderful World

Favorite time of day:
A Hard Day's Night

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
That's How Strong My Love Is

What is beauty to you:
Lord Have Mercy

Your last relationship:
I've Been Loving You Too Long

Your fear:
Give Away None Of My Love

What is the best advice you have to give:
Tell The Truth, Try A Little Tenderness, Respect

Thought for the Day:
Change Is Gonna Come

How you would like to die:
Let Me Come On Home

Monday, May 9, 2011

Excitement & My First Giveaway

I created a facebook page for my jewelry sales!  It's called Beloved Garden.  Here's a link:

I'm nervous and excited.  I'm wondering if I have enough stock or too much.  It's a wonderful adventure and a way to do something that's my own.  It's also a chance to be able to contribute to my family financially.  In honor of my grand opening I'm doing a giveaway!  I'll be giving away 1 Alice ring on May 17th.

To enter:
  • post a comment below (on my blog, not the facebook note that this post generates)  
You can get additional entries by:
  • liking Beloved Garden's facebook page (1 entry)
  • "sharing" Beloved Garden's facebook page (1 entry)
  • posting about this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or twitter with a link (1 entry each)
To collect these entries just post one comment for each.  The winner will be chosen at random next Tuesday evening.  Good luck everyone!