What Do I Know of Holy? {ThanksGIVING}

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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As November comes to an end and we wrap up our discussion on gratitude, I would like to talk about {giving back}.

By the way, I am SO sorry I missed last week. We were traveling for Thanksgiving and it completely slipped my mind.

I hope you all had a blessed holiday with loved ones. I know we did. Not only did we get to spend time with family thanking God for his many blessings, but we also got to be there for my husband's grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary celebration. Wow. What. A. Testimony. AND, I was able to be with my baby sister on her engagement night!! The last one to get hitched! Woohoo!!

This is a picture of me and my 2 little sisters. I am the one on the far left. Notice I am wearing  my Cap Creations gather around necklace! ;)

 Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever! {Psalm 107:1}

The proper response in knowing that Jesus gave up his life for us is to give up our lives for him. In the same way, in response to all that God has given to us, we should give to others.

My prayer is that during this Christmas season of giving, you will consider {giving back} what has so graciously been given to you.

One easy way to do this is in your gift giving. You have to buy gifts anyway, so why not buy gifts that {give back}?!

You can find shops all over the web that sell gifts for a good cause! In fact, we are selling these gorgeous Africa Glass Ornaments to help the adopting families that we sponsor raise the $ they need to bring their children home!

What a beautiful reminder of the fact that God sent our savior to the world so that we could become his children! Emmanuel. God with us.

I can't wait to have one hanging from my tree this Christmas!

Please buy one here and/or more importantly, share this fundraiser on your blog/facebook/twitter/etc to help us spread the word!!!

ALL proceeds go to our adopting families and you will have your ornament in time for Christmas. These are only available for purchase through December 7th. No custom orders {sorry!}.

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. {John 14:18}

Be sure to stop by Worthy of the Prize tomorrow for the beginning of our 25 Days of Fitness series {December 1st-25th}, preparing yourself physically and spiritually for the holidays!

Merry Christmas, friends! I just LOVE this time of year! :)
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Cyber Monday Sale

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Today only, Cyber Monday, all orders enjoy FREE SHIPPING and orders totaling $50 or more also get a free pair of pearl earrings. Shop Now!

Also, just a reminder, order by December 5th to ensure delivery by Christmas. Have a fantastic week friends!

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What I Love About the Thrift Store {Link Party #9}

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! We did turkey in the deep pit and it was excellent!

Quickly want to mention we have 20% off in the shop for black Friday and we will be doing something (free shipping) for cyber Monday too. Just in case you want to get a little Cap Creations for Christmas gifts. Be sure to order by our cutoff date of Dec 5th though!

Thanks for linking up last week to our What I love about the thrift store link party! You guys find some awesome things! Here are some of your great finds below.

"I see plenty of Tom & Jerry mug sets, but these Hazel Atlas ones have so much Retro Oomph ... I couldn't resist." - Bliss & Vinegar

Love it when your bestie knows you so well that they can pick up something for you from a thrift shop and know you'll love it! Like this Butterprint Serve & Store set @ Sir Thrift A Lot

And some old skeleton keys from Helen and her Daughters. Be sure to check out their larger purchases too.

No pictures yet but we (my boys and I) picked up LOTS of children's Christmas books at our local Goodwill Book store. We have BIG plans for them which I hope to share next week. If you have children snag those Christmas books you might want to do this too! Linking up at:
S- Fleamarket Finds M- Apron Thrift Girl Tu- House of Grace, Coastal Charm, F- Shabby Nest, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, The Thrifty Groove S- Penny Worthy Project
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Black Friday Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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The entire shop is on sale now! 20% off the entire store! Discount will automatically deduct in the cart. Shop now for Christmas. Our Christmas cutoff date is Monday December 5th.

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Christmas Cutoff

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Click on images below to go to each product. 
Oval Monogram Bangle BraceletCustom Embossed Military Dog TagName It Hand Stamped Necklace
i am (you customize)Hand Stamped Washer KeychainSkateboarding Is Not A Crime
Best Friends Necklace
Faith, Hope and Love 1 Corinthians 1313 RingGather Around
 If you are hoping to give some Cap Creations goodies for Christmas please order by Monday Dec. 5th. All orders placed after this time can not be guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas giving. This cutoff date is for US only. We can not guarantee delivery times on any orders placed for our international friends.

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What I Love About the Thrift Store {Link Party #8}

Friday, November 18, 2011

One thing I absolutely love about the thrift store is the opportunity to repurpose things! Seriously, just look at things and think, I know what it's made for but how can I use it? What can I do with it, what can I make out of it?
Do you remember my finds from the last link up?
Check them out now in all their glory!
Green succulents and silver containers are great together. A match made in heaven. :)
This adorable plant holder became a gift for my mom! She loved it! I painted the "thingamajig" (maybe a jam/jelly holder???) a soft yellow and added an antique glaze. I am very happy with the outcome. And this my friends is what I love about the thrift store!

Find anything lately? I'll be looking to feature some of your finds next week so join us.

Linking up at:
S- Fleamarket Finds M- Apron Thrift Girl Tu- House of Grace, Coastal Charm, F- Shabby Nest, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, The Thrifty Groove S- Penny Worthy Project
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What Do I Know of Holy? {Thankful}

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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I just realized that Cat made a blog button for our time together every Wednesday. Isn't it cute?!

If you want to put it on your blog, grab the button code on the left sidebar. Thanks Cat! :)

So, as we continue our thoughts on Thanksgiving this month, I would like to share this quote with you:

Wow. That really hit me when I read it. As I mentioned earlier, it can be so easy to get caught up focusing on what we DO NOT have instead of what we DO have, especially this time of year, around the holidays.

If you have lost loved ones or jobs, or for whatever reason are having a tougher time being "thankful" this year, I want to encourage you to count your blessings.

As you write down 1 thing you are thankful for each day {even if they are simple, small things}, find a way to display them in your home as a reminder of the many blessings God has lavished up on you.

One way to do this that I have seen around blogland is to create a {Thankful Tree} where you can hang your blessings from the branches.

You could make it a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner table or you could make it 1 dimensional out of paper or fabric and hang it on your wall or refrigerator.

One thing we do in our home is hang up this {Thankful Turkey} made by 517 Creations. Then we write things we are thankful for on slips of paper that we slide into the plastic pocket on each feather.

You could also do a {Blessings Box}. We were actually given one of these as a wedding gift. The idea is to daily, or weekly, or monthly or just whenever you think about it, write down something you are thankful for onto a piece of paper and put it into the box. Then at a designated time each year, maybe Thanksgiving, open it up and praise God for His blessings from the previous year.

Concentrating on what you don't have, leaves you depressed.
Concentrating on what you do have, leaves you blessed.

This week I am thankful for our veterans, those who have/are/will fight for the daily freedoms that we tend to take for granted. What about you?

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. {Psalm 100:4-5}

Sidenote: Speaking of being thankful, be sure to hop on over to the Worthy of the Prize facebook page and enter our {1000 Fans} week FULL of giveaways! We are having 1 giveaway a day for an entire week as a THANK YOU to those who have supported our little ministry. 4 are already posted and 4 more will be posted in the next 4 days, including something from the lovely Cap Creations!  Goodluck! :)

Linking up to:
Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!
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Next Day Flyers Winner!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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The lucky winner of the 500 Business Cards from Next Day Flyers is Tammy @ Tammystable.com ! Congrats Tammy, contact us to claim your prize! And thanks everyone else for entering.
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Happy Veterans Day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

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Hello, we are taking a break from our What I love about the thrift store link party. Instead we are taking advantage of this holiday and spending time with those we love! Our link party will be back next week so be sure to come back.

A big THANK YOU to all of our Veterans and active military and all of you who are family to these great people! We thank you with our whole heart! We are grateful for your service and lift you all in prayer daily. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Check out these Veterans Day appropriate tutorials.
A Poppy for Remembrance from House Revivals

Flag Blocks from Brown Paper Packages.
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What Do I Know of Holy? {Give Thanks}

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Last week I told you that this month we will be focusing on Thanksgiving each Wednesday in November.

Go here if you missed my introductory post on gratitude.

I think it is really important for us to give thanks and praise to God for the things he has blessed us with, including the simple, small things that we usually take for granted. I hope that you have taken my advice and are writing down 1 thing you are thankful for each day this month. Focusing on these things will help us have a joyful attitude and outlook, even when things are not going our way.

Always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father. {Ephesians 5:20}

God calls us to "give thanks in all circumstances," good, bad or indifferent. We should trust Him enough to thank Him for everything we experience, knowing that He is in control, that He knows what is best for us, that His will is perfect, and that "He works all things together for good" and for His ultimate glory.

Easier said than done, right?!

I suggest you display a reminder in your home. One idea is to print out the banner pictured above. You can hang this anywhere in your home, preferably somewhere that you will see it each day. And everytime you see it, simply send up a prayer to God thanking Him for 1 thing He has blessed you with.

Click here for the free printable.

I have a similar banner hanging in my home. It was made by 517 Creations out of fabric and it says, "thankful." I have it hanging on my mantel, making it the first thing you see when you walk through the front door. I love this simple reminder.

I am sure Mary Jo would make one for you too if you would rather have a fabric banner and do not sew. You can choose your fabric and saying.

If you do not want to mess with a banner, another idea is to display the following verse somewhere in your home.

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Go here for the free printable.

So tell me, what are you thankful for this week? I am thankful for a roof over my head, clothes to wear, food to eat and a beautiful, loving family to share my life with.

Are you grateful for what God has done in your life? Ask Him to give you a thankful heart.

Side note: Today is the last day you can bid on fabulous items to help the Mercy House, a maternity home that brings hope to the woman of Kenya, including a fun prize package from Worthy of the Prize and Scripture Art Designs. Go here to do a little Christmas shopping and support a great cause! Spread the word!!
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500 Business Cards - Next Day Flyers {Giveaway}

Monday, November 7, 2011

Giveaway time! Today I want to take a moment to share Next Day Flyers with you and talk a bit about business cards.
So you blog, you have an etsy shop or some other type of shop but do you have business cards? Business cards are a great way to spread the word about what you do! Even if it's "just a little crafty, mommy blog" why not spread the word? Let people know you exist! Give them something tangible to remember you by.

If you've got a business where you are shipping out items, you should put a business card or two in EVERY order. I put one in the bag with every single item sent out. Who knows the person getting your item may like your stuff so much that they pass your card on to a friend! Here's hoping anyway lol!

So that was pretty obvious right, business cards for your business? But say you have no business whatsoever. Well a fantastic idea in this situation is to use the cards for Christmas "from" gift tags. I love this idea! Design a lovely little card that says something like "Merry Christmas from the _________ Family", or "From our family to yours". Tie that baby on to all those little gifts for neighbors, teachers, service people like the mailman and so on. One handy tip is to not put a date/year on them so you can use them year after year. 500 may take awhile to use up!

Finally, use them as mommy calling cards. You know, I'm so and so's mom, here's my number, call me so  I can get a break we can set up a play-date! Very handy use right there.

So these are just a few ideas great ideas and Next Day Flyers can help you with each. I'm sure you have tons of other great ideas too. We wanna hear them.

The Giveaway
Next Day Flyers has graciously offered 500 standard business cards printed in full color on the front and black and white (or blank) on the reverse side! Woohoo! The winner can create their business card layout using the Online Design Center, or upload a print ready file of their own.
to enter:
Leave a comment and let us know how you would use the cards if you win. Or comment with any other great ideas you may have for using the cards. This must be done before extra entries will count.

extra entries:
• Like Next Day Flyers on Facebook and let them know you are loving the giveaway @Cap Creations!
• Blog, tweet or facebook about this giveaway = 1 entry each. Each can be done daily!
• Follow the Cap blog.
• Like Cap on facebook.

Open to USA only.
Leave a separate comment on this post for each entry. 
Make sure we have a way to contact you, should you win. 
Last day to enter 11/14/11, noon pacific.
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What I Love About the Thrift Store {Link Party #7}

Friday, November 4, 2011

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Were you able to get thrifting lately? Seriously I crave it! It's like "mommy break" time for me. Here's what I picked up. This lovely pewter, stainless, chrome combination.
And this thingamajig lol! But really what is it? I know someone knows. Is it a cream and sugar tray of some type? And is it supposed to turn? When you lift it and hold the handle, you can turn the bottom part.
Got plans for these goodies! I'll post some after pictures when it's done.

Here's what some of you found!
How great are these? Vintage Christmas ornaments at It's Still Life.

Love me some Pyrex with LIDS at Vintage Velda.

This my friends is what I love about the thrift store! Thanks for linking up!

Linking up at:
S- Fleamarket Finds M- Apron Thrift Girl Tu- House of Grace, Coastal Charm, F- Shabby Nest, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, The Thrifty Groove S- Penny Worthy Project
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What Do I Know of Holy? {Gratitude}

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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Since this is the month of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be appropriate to blog about gratitude every Wednesday in November.

I have noticed that alot of people are posting {30 Days} of thanksgiving, giving thanks, thankfulness, etc on their blogs, facebook pages and twitter pages this month.

Wouldn't it be fun to do something like that here each Wednesday?!

I will blog about gratitude and tell you what I am thankful for and then you can do the same! What do you say?

I just love this print. I found it on Pinterest several weeks ago and have been saving it to share during the month of November.

We can get so caught up in focusing on what we need, what we want, what we do not have and what other people have that it robs us of our joy.

I want to encourage you this month to focus on what you DO have. I will be sharing with you some ways to do this over the course of the next few weeks but first, I challenge you to write down 1 thing that you are thankful for each day this month.

It can be anything. Simple, small things. Things we usually take for granted. Write it in a journal or on your blog, facebook, twitter page or on a piece of paper. Encourage your family members to do the same.

Ok, my turn.

Today I am VERY thankful that my book is in print!!!

After years of hardwork, it is finally finished! You can pre-order it now, directly from my publisher, and save $4.05! Just in time for Christmas, only $10.94!

Buy it and then give it to one of the ministry leaders at your church/mission organization to be used as a community outreach or on mission. Go here to pre-order it.

Now it's your turn.

What are YOU thankful for today?! Leave me a comment!

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. {Philippians 4:11-13}
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