Monday, June 16, 2014

Freshly Picked-Gathered and Sown Giveaway

I'm so excited to announce that Gathered and Sown is teaming up with Freshly Picked to bring you an amazing giveaway!

I fell in love with Susan and her business after seeing her KILL IT on Shark Tank! I later listened to an interview with her on Shark Tank Podcast and became thoroughly intrigued by her business. She started much like me...and nothing inspires me more than hearing tips and encouragement from other women who are chasing their dreams. And for me to have the honor of partnering with such amazing company gives me a chance to show you what you've been missing if you haven't seen them already!

Here it is. This is awesome....

One of my followers will  get to chose a pair of freshly picked moccasins in your baby's size and favorite color!

That's a $60 value!

****You must be in the continental US, and if you've won one of their giveaways in the last 6 months, you are ineligible...sorry :(

Here are some of my faves...
Aruba Blue  Moccasins by Freshly Picked

Blush Pink  Moccasins by Freshly Picked
Freshly Picked sent me a sample pair of the Moccs to use in my photo shoot, and can I tell you...they are even more GORGEOUS in person! I got a bad case of leather envy when I pulled them out of their cute little muslin bag! Oh the beautiful stuff I could make....sigh....

Their amazing rainbow of supple, soft leather will make choosing a color a difficult decision! These little shoes will hug your childs feet, but give their toes room to wiggle. My little model Athena loves the moccs so much, that her Mom told me they are the only pair of shoes she ever wants to wear anymore. Can you blame her? 

If you don't have a baby of your own, this giveaway would make an amazing gift...wink, wink!


And to join in the fun, I've decided to throw in a Ruffled Diaper Bag from Gathered and Sown!

This brings the total value of the prize to $135!!!

I've given you lots of chances to win, and I wish you all the best of luck!
The big winner will be announced on Saturday, June 21 at 3 pm
Many blessings,
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Sunday, June 1, 2014


I've been in a funk. Have you ever been there? You know, the place where nothing feels right, but yet nothing is really wrong????

That place where I'll laugh one minute, but then start to cry for no reason. And I'm not talking about PMS...I'm talking about when I let too much time and space come between me and God.

Life gets busy, my bible gets dusty, and nothing in my life feels settled. I go through these'd think I'd learn!

I've always been a girl of many words, and writing helps me sort out my thoughts. Writing helps me absorb things I hear. It helps me understand and remember.
 When I take that time to sit and actually read God's word, if I have a pen and paper on my lap, and just start to think on paper, I'm always amazed at what comes out.

 Journaling has always been something that brings me comfort and clarity, and I'm realizing lately that I'm simply not doing it enough.

I was inspired at Original Womens conference this past April, when I came home and saw my notebook of quickly written, detailed thoughts and notes. It was messy and beautiful all at them same time. I'm able to now look back and remember all that I learned. The words are such beauty, but the book..not so much :)

I started making my version of a leather journal cover. Something pretty that you can carry with you, pull out at a moments notice an write down whatever is on your mind. They are pretty, comfortable to hold and refillable. This is a teaser, but I'll show them to you tomorrow, I promise!

Some days I pull out my journal and sketch out a purse design idea that just popped into my head...

Some days I jot down a bible verse or passage that I'd like to study more in depth.

Some days I write down details of my kids lives. You know...the things you think you'll never forget, but a few years later you realize that you did. Until you read it ;)

I'd love to hear your thoughts...what do you write in your journal?