Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sweet Pits Contest!

Here is your chance to win a FREE Deodorant, soon to be available to the world in my etsy shop! So, here is the contest! Since this is a new product I am only making a limited number of them to start with, which means I can't exactly make it in all my scents! I already know which guy scent I am going to start with, but just can't choose which girl scent to start with! Your job, is to vote for your favorite scent by commenting on this post! I will randomly choose a winner from all those who vote, and the winner will be the proud owner of a brand new deodorant!! I have been using this myself, and I know you will love it!!

Choose from this list:
Apricot Freesia
Monkey Snacks (fruity floral)
Serenity (Lavender Vanilla)
Sheer Bliss (Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood)

Happy voting :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Rough Week

This week seemed like an endless stream of difficulties. You know the kind of week where each day has a pile of bad news as high as the pile of dirty laundry that you can’t get to because your kids are sick as well as you and your hubby and there is nothing easy to cook and then you get more bad news? Yeah, that kind of week! But, every time I felt like I just couldn’t take anymore, I would find God’s grace was sufficient for me.

He reminded me several times of how small my problems really are and that I need to slow down and enjoy life more. Being sick and having a house full of other sick people kind of forces you to slow down a bit. I was also reminded of how big God is! That all the difficult things are for a purpose; that everything, the good and the bad, is all being worked out for my good! I am leaving my stresses in God’s hands for a change and I feel so much better!

Matthew 11 (Amplified Bible)
28Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
29Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
30For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good--not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Black and White Treasury

Another beautiful CAST Treasury by Stasi from itsthelittlethings4u, who was very sweet to include my eyeshadow trio. Stasi's shop has loads of sweet little things that make great gifts! You can also check out this treasury here!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Today I would like to give a shout out to a wonderful artist who is doing so much to speak out on behalf of unborn babies across the country. Her name is Melody and not only does she have a wonderful etsy shop, she also has been making an effort to support her local Crisis Pregnancy Center. Melody has started the Handmade for Life movement, which I hope will sweep across the nation! Handmade for Life is a group of crafters and artists who use their talents to help support ProLife initiatives across the country.

If you are a ProLife artist and would like to get involved with this project, please contact sewmelody on etsy today. She is accepting donations until February 20th for the Handmade for Life Basket that will be raffled off. All proceeds will go to her local Crisis Pregnancy Center. With the government now funding abortions, groups like the Crisis Pregnancy Center need our help more than ever to save baby's lives. We can use our creations to save His creations. I also encourage you to buy from the fabulous artists who support life! Let's make a difference!

The precious heart in the photo was made by wordzoflife on etsy! Check out her shop for more sweet hearts!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What is our country becoming?

Let’s take a look at the communist countries of the world to see if this is where we would like to live. There are a few that come to mind off the top of my head; China, Cuba, and North Korea immediately come to my mind but there are more. In each of these countries there is great poverty and suffering. In each of these countries there are leaders that will only accept obedience to their regime. This includes much religious persecution, particularly for Christians. While Marxism and communism may sound good to some in theory, we can see from history that in practice they have been detrimental to freedom.

So, what does this have to do with us in America? We are a free country right? Well with things going the way they are we won’t be for much longer. Not only is our president proposing outlandish “stimulus packages” that will not stimulate anything, he is also placing a lot of power directly in the White House without the constitutional checks and balances that were put in place to protect the people. He is removing our freedom to worship in ‘government funded’ locations and setting up a ‘faith-based’ council to report to him on the doings of major religions. Hmmm, sounds like too much power to me. Wasn’t America founded on the concept of FREEDOM for the people and LESS government??? Not to mention, where is all this money coming from???

What is most appalling to me, and what no one seems to realize the implications of, is the new transfer of the national census from an independent organization to the White House. Many just say, “So what?” and go on with their day. What many don’t realize is that this will give Washington to power to control and falsify the elections. We already saw how the election was falsified in many locations through ACORN’s fake votes, or republican votes being thrown away. Now what will happen come the next election if the White House is in control of the census? Wouldn’t it be easy for them to say there are greater numbers of people in the liberal states, therefore giving those liberal states more Electoral College votes?? This thought horrifies me.

We need to speak up! No matter what side of the fence you may be on in politics, I think we can all agree that we want our country to remain free, right? I know I do! I want to have to freedom to practice religion wherever I want! I want to have the confidence that my vote counts and that the people still have a voice!

Chocolate Love!

Here is a gorgeous chocolate brown treasury from busybeads! Who very sweetly added my Swiss Chocolate Eyeshadow! Thank you busybeads! To check out her treasury visit here while it lasts!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Few New Colors

New colors!! Yay! Here are the three new colors I made this week, Jade Eye Color, Emerald Forest Eye Color and Coral Flush 3-in-1 color. I love new colors! Coming soon to an Etsy shop near you!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Walking Through the Valley

It is so easy when we go through hard times to start to think that God has forgotten us. This year has started out so hard for so many people. With the masses of bills that need to be paid, and many losing their jobs and their homes, it seems we are surrounded by sadness lately. There have also been entirely too many illnesses going around! My family has been sick so much this year it seems like we just can’t catch a break!

In the midst of all this I am reminded that God has not left me, He promises to NEVER leave or forsake His children! He is faithfully watching over us as the Good Shepherd that He is, making sure that everything in our lives will be turned around for our GOOD and His GLORY! There is always HOPE in JESUS!!!

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell
in the house of the LORD

Woohoo, More CAST Team Treasuries!

Here is a treasury west I put together for the guys! With Valentine's Day coming up I thought some nice gift ideas would be good to share! Check it out here while it lasts!

This gorgeous treasury was put together by bjeweledbysusan who was nice enough to add my Mermaid eyeshadow!
All these lovely things were made by Christian artists! Check out the treasury and all the great shops featured here!

This one really is beautiful! Put together by SunshineandLaughter, who is also a sweet member of the Christian Artists Street Team. Check out her lovely shop here! She not only featured my Silver Streak Eyeshadow, but also a Pearl and Crystal bracelet from my jewelry shop! Please show this treasury some love while it is still available!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Sharing Some Sunshine!

Here is my latest treasury! Yellow is one of my favorite colors so I chose it for this one. There are some really amazing artists featured here, all wonderful Christians too! Feel free to check them out here!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Another Treasury!!!!

Here is one from mompotter! I love these colors! Mompotter is a member of the CAST team (Christiam Artists Street Team) and heads up th SHE team (Schooling at Home Etsians). Check out her lovely treasury here!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Treasury West Today!

Lots of fun stuff going on in Treaury West today! The top photo is from abbasgirl and the middle one is from cherryscreations. Please take the time to check out their lovely shops! Both are sweet sisters in the Lord and have created beautiful treasuries that just happen to have my work in them! The bottom photo is my first Treasury West! I chose a little bit of everything, no particular theme. There are some really fabulous artists in it! Show it some love here!

Yay, Another Treasury!!

Here is another beautiful treasury I am in from another lovely artist who can be found here You can also check the treasury out here to see all the lovely artists featured!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

You Use Cloth Diapers in 2009??

Yes! I do!! I recently started sewing my son cloth diapers and using them, and I wish I had switched sooner! Here is why. Not only is it better for the environment, it is also better for my baby and my pocketbook. Did you know that disposable diapers can cost between $1500 and $2500 before your baby potty trains? For me it was costing an average of $60 a month to keep my son in diapers. With a little research I found I could make a supply of diapers for my son for $100!!

Now I know what went through my mind when I first thought of using cloth diapers, “they’re going to be really bulky and are always going to be wet.” What I found out was there are new fabrics out there that wick moisture away from the skin AND they don’t have to be super huge and bulky either! When he is dressed you can’t even tell he is wearing a cloth diaper! I have found he has less rashes and irritation wearing cloth diapers too! No yucky chemicals next to the skin to bother him!

Now let me talk a little about the mountains of garbage that used to come out of my house each week! We have a big garbage can that was always filled to overflowing before the garbage man came each week. There were literally 8-10 bags each week filled mainly with diapers! The first week I switched to cloth diapers there were only 3 bags of garbage to put out!!! The can was only half full!!! Now imagine how much garbage I am keeping out of a landfill! Then imagine if more people switched to cloth, how much garbage we could keep from junking up God’s world??

Anyway, to all you mamas with little ones still in diapers, I am not saying you should switch, but maybe just think about it!

Monday, February 2, 2009

1st Treasury for my Jewelry!

This lovely treasury was put together by a very lovely and talented artist who can be found at She was sweet enough to include my Lapis necklace, Yay! I love being in treasuries! All of the beautiful things in this treasury are made by members of the CAST team on Etsy (Christian Artist Street Team). Check them out!