Friday, February 12, 2016

No Meat Fridays Never Felt So Good.

Lent is my favorite time of the liturgical year.  There is so much renewal and hope that takes place during this season--so many prayers of thanksgiving, repentance, and petition are recited during this time, or at least I'm more mindful of them.  

As the years have gone by, I continue to learn and see more meaningful ways in how Lent is a season of sacrifice.  Not only is it about about giving this and that up or doing more of this and less of that--that's just the tip of the iceberg.   It's about how these acts of sacrifice push us to make the changes in our lives that are our obstacles to becoming closer to God and deepening our relationship with him.

So this is what Lent means to me and my almost 40-year old self--a season of sacrifice where I surrender myself and my needs to God through meaningful, fervent, and daily prayer.  It is through this sacrifice of surrender (i.e., releasing what I think I know, want, or need) where faithful change occurs and I begin to see and experience what true courage in Him means.  

No meat Fridays never felt so good. ;)

Monday, January 25, 2016

New Year. New Focus.

I'm gearing up for a restock of my Etsy shop, which I've neglected over the past year (!).  
Honestly, for me it's difficult to maintain my little Etsy shop while participating in various shows.  My hands can only stitch so much before they feel like they are going to fall out.  

This year I've decided concentrate on my Etsy shop and give it the attention it deserves.  

So much cute stuff to put out there--plus it will help me with my photography skills. =)  From making product to posting product, it's a huge undertaking and I'm ready....I think! 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

That Red Bow Tho.

All who know me (and those who just happen to take a glance in to my every day) know that without a doubt, I have a thing for Hello Kitty.  She is, hands down, my favorite feline and has been since I was 5 years old.  (If only I kept my little Hello Kitty knick knacks from then!) 

The red bow tho... classic Hello Kitty.  

Maybe that's why I enjoy crocheting these pretties so much!