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Sunday, September 30, 2012

1000 Followers Giveaway Week!!!

Welcome to my 1000 Followers Giveaway Week! I simply must say WOW and THANK YOU! I can't believe 1000! It's pretty awesome that 1000 peeps care to read my blog. To celebrate YOU I have gathered a great bunch if items to giveaway and you won't want to miss a single one.

The giveaways will kick off Monday morning 10/1/12. There will be 2 per day! This main post will be updated to include every giveaway for the entire week once they go live!!! So if you happen to get lost just come back here to find them all.

Please grab a button below and help spread the word about this giveaway week! It's not mandatory to have the button but it will gain you extra entries!!!
Copy & paste the code to your website or blog!
 
 
GOOD LUCK!!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thrifty Love {link party #46}

Hi there thrifty friends. It's my 1000 followers giveaway week so be sure to enter! You WONT want to miss it!

This week I want to share the awareness ribbon garden stakes my awesome husband is making from old, used horseshoes. We are getting ready for Christmas season craft fairs and these are also listed on the website and on etsy. These can be done in ANY color for any cause.
 The breast cancer one is our favorite though. It reminds us of his mom (husband's).
Here he is in action. Yeah we kind of like to play with fire around here.


If anyone has several old, used horseshoes (calling all horse people!) that you don't need, we may be interested in them. Please contact us if that's you. So that's what we've been up around here.

 Now how about some fun features from last week?

Number Fifty-Three shares this great chair redo.
Isn't she purrrrrdeeee?

Idle Needle shows us this neat Pyrex! I have actually never seen this patten, so fun.
vintage pyrex dish 70s 1970s

Mmini Matriarchin shares a few neat things including the little candle holders
and the two lovelies that look like creamers to me.



Linking up at:
S- Fleamarket Finds  M- Apron Thrift Girl  TuCoastal Charm, Frugal Treasures Tuesday T- Vintage Thingie Thursday, Treasure Hunt Thursday, Blue Eyed OwlThe Haps F- The Thrifty Groove, Vintage Inspiration Friday S- Penny Worthy Project

and here:
S- The DIY Showoff, Under the Table and Dreaming, MThe Girl Creative, MM Party at BNOTP, Making the World Cuter, Skip to my Lou, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Keeping it SimpleT- Coastal Charm, Tip Junkie, All Thingz Related, Today's Creative Blog, Hope Studios W- Trendy Treehouse, Blue Cricket Design, Someday Crafts, My Backyard Eden, Room to Inspire, Creations by Kara, Just a Girl, T- Yesterday on Tuesday, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Somewhat SimpleTidy Mom, Fireflies and JellybeansF- It's FUN to Craft, The Shabby Nest, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk InteriorsS- Along for the Ride, I Heart Naptime

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thrifty Love {link party #45}

I've got a fantastic week of giveaways coming real soon to celebrate 1000 followers! Be sure to follow so you don't miss it. If any of you thrifty pals want to donate a prize I'd still love to include you! Even a store credit if you sell on etsy would be fun.
Welcome once again to Thrifty Love. I picked up a few thrifty things this week but no photos so I'll share mine another Thrifty Love. We've got some great features though!

Virginia Retro shares lots of neat vintage postcards.
Look how fun this Christmas one is!

2ndhand Moon hit up a couple of "theme" sales!
Bet you can guess this theme!

Lastly but definitely not least, Woman in Real Life shares her tips on decorating on a budget.
I love grandma's antique book case by the way! Lovely!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Layers of Love - New in the Shop!

Hey hey!!! We've reached 1000 followers!!! Big giveaway coming soon! Click here for more info, there is still time to add you if you'd like to donate a prize.



Our Layers of Love Necklace is perfect when you've got lots to say! This necklace features 2 sterling silver discs that are hand stamped just for you. Each disc is then cupped and they nest nicely together. You can add several names or any phrase or wording of your choice! Check it out now!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thrifty Love {link party #44}

Hi friends welcome back for Thrifty Love! Were you able to make it out for some thrifting this week? I quickly want to encourage you to check out this post about my 1000 followers giveaway! I am approaching 1000 followers (only 5 away!) and when I get there I want to have a BIG giveaway. I am looking for prizes so if you want to donate let me know. All the details can be found over HERE. I'd love to include some of my thrifty friends!

Here's the bit of haul I was able to snag this week. I was pretty excited to find the jars! I have been looking at decorative jars for some time now. They are something I want to include in my office/craft room makeover. The best deal I've found so far is at Walmart for about $7-12 for a small one. These two are HUGE and I got both for $6.34! The big one has to be a 3 or 4 gallon! Also pictured are a cute skirt, a nice sized ceramic pumpkin and a large, nice laptop bag.
Ever kick yourself for not picking something up? That was me this week. I found these really neat medical models of the fetus in utero. There were 6 and each at a different stage. They wanted ten bucks for all 6 and I passed them up. Came home and looked them up and they are going for about $89 a PIECE! That's over $500 for the set! UGH!!! I went back and yep you betcha they were GONE!

Now for some features from last week!
Island Rustic shares the makeover of this
most wonderful wagon. I LOVE it!!!

Thrift Bee shows us some great table cloths!
Here's just a sample of one.

Sustainable | Slow | Stylish brings us these pretty awesome bowls.
I can't ever resist a Pyrex photo, how about you? Those polkadots are amazing!

Alrighty! Show us what you picked up lately!


Linking up at:
S- Fleamarket Finds  M- Apron Thrift Girl  TuCoastal Charm, Frugal Treasures Tuesday T- Vintage Thingie Thursday, Treasure Hunt Thursday, Blue Eyed OwlThe Haps F- The Thrifty Groove, Vintage Inspiration Friday S- Penny Worthy Project

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11

Our country was tragically affected September 11, 2001 and we will never forget.
Several printables are scattered around the internet in honor of 9/11.
I've gathered a few here.
Clicking on each image will lead you to the page to download.





Monday, September 10, 2012

Vendors Needed!!!

Hi friends! I am super excited to be approaching that 1000 blog followers mark! You know right over there
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on that Google Friend Connect thingy. It's kind of exciting cause when you first start your blog you don't think you will ever get 1000 followers. Right??? Anywho, I am hoping to celebrate with a BIG giveaway bash or celebration!  Sound fun? I will for sure be including some gift certificates to Cap Creations, probably some of my vintage/thrifty love things (for my thrifty friends) and another surprise or two!

Here is where I need you (or some of you at least)! 

I am looking for people that would like to donate prizes to my giveaway bash. If you make or sell something neat I'd love to include you in this giveaway. You too my thrifty friends cause some of y'all sell some neat things!
• I am asking that your total package be a retail value of $25 or more.
• You must be willing to ship the prize directly to the winner at your expense, in a timely manner.
• You must allow me to use photos of your product on my blog for the giveaway post.

In return you will receive:
• Your very own blog post featuring your giveaway that will stay on the blog forever.
• Links to your shop, blog, etc (you choose) included in that post.
• Your button placed on my sidebar for the entire week of the giveaway bash!

If you are interested or have any questions or suggestions please contact me via my contact page.

If you're just here for the prizes than please grab a button below, not mandatory but it will gain you extra entries!!!
Copy & paste the code to your website or blog!
 
 
Linking to: 504 Main

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thrifty Love {link party #43}



Welcome to Thrifty Love #43! Here is a sneak peek of something my hubby picked up for me at a local thrift store. Ooh and it's my favorite color too! Thank you Sweetie!

Alright I've got a couple of features from the last link party (two weeks ago). Sorry I missed last weeks party folks. Sometimes things get hectic around here but I'm sure you know how that goes!

Leftovers 4 Dinner shared this really neat vintage trout basket.

Live Like No One Else shared lots of goodies. Can you spy that Little Einstein toy?
Go check out what that ended up selling for on ebay!



Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Secret Behind Making the Fruit of the Spirit Come Alive

15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.





Hard as we try, we cannot bear fruit apart from Christ. It all begins with a personal relationship with him. We may be able to "fake" it for awhile. And by that I mean put up a good front for a short time, through good intentions of our own combined with our own effort and strength. However, it will not last...eventually we will burn out. 

We must first put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ and then rely on him daily to fill us up, making us more and more like himself until we get to heaven, at which point we will be made whole, perfect, just like he is.

So as you and your family work together Making the Fruit of the Spirit Come Alive in Your Home, remember that we cannot truly bear fruit apart from Christ and that we will never actually be perfect until we get to heaven. So try not to be too hard on your precious kiddos (talking to myself here). 

The other day my 4 year old said "Mom, I really do WANT to be good," after getting himself into trouble yet again. I just had to laugh out loud as I was reminded of Paul's words in Romans 7:14-25...

14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Can I get an AMEN?!

And if you have not trusted Christ as your personal savior, please take the time to read this. You never know  how much time you have left to make the most important decision of your life.

This is the final post in our Making the Fruit of the Spirit Come Alive in Your Home series. I hope you enjoyed the series, it was definitely a joy for me to learn along with you each week. Please share it with your friends!

Happy Wednesday, friends!



About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.
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