Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lately.


Happy Hump Day!

Lately, the posts are getting shorter. Life is getting busier. Mommyhood is getting sweeter, but a bittersweet. Baby Grace is growing at lightning bolt speed. It amazes me every day. I just want to stop time, never go back to work and spend my days with her, ahh, the dream. Shout out to all you momma's that get to say home with your littles. I know its hard, but its so rewarding. 

I love her cuddles, and the way she lays her head on me when she's watching Bubble Guppies. She's such a diva to other people, she won't even crack a smile - but to the close family she loves to play and she is full of joy and laughter. I miss her as I am typing right now. Crazy how this mommyhood thing works. I could never imagine my life without her. 

My life is a bit hectic right now. Lots going on, but "tis the season." Haven't even made it out to shop for Christmas gifts yet, and I think most of my shopping may be done online this year. Just easier. Look out for my wish lists coming soon to a blog near you. In the mean time you will have enjoy my short posts at least until this weekend is over.  I will be back in December with a vengeance. :) Got something fun and special up my sleeve this year!

Well, that's all I have for now!

Have a blessed day!

-J
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Thankful Notes


Happy Monday!

Hope you had an amazing weekend! I’ve got a busy week ahead with the holiday and my sister getting married! Plus running shop deals on Black Friday! So much going on, but ‘tis the season right?

I get the chance to do comp shopping and idea gathering at work and it often involves diving into pretty interior d├ęcor catalogs and magazines to try and spark new and fresh spin-off ideas. Looking through them this time of year is the best. It puts me in a great attitude and has me thinking about gifts I need to give and things I need to get done before the year is up!

The days are flying by, its getting colder and the snow is sticking – but we had a beautiful weekend. I am thankful for these moments I get to share with the ones I love. I am thankful for the upcoming holiday and to have all of my family together for that and my sister’s wedding. There’s something so magical about the holidays and this photo just captures it for me.



Hope you have an amazing week!

-J
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

#DropTheMask + Apologies, Tea Time + Let Your Light Shine Link-Up!

Happy Thursday!

I apologize.
 Life has been busy this week. I got busy in the shop *Jumps for joy!* But that unfortunately came with some neglect of my blog. This week my focus is using my planner (also one of my November goals) I need it to make sure I keep up with it all. Sometimes busy is good, right now its a good busy! I will be back soon with more lovely things to share with you and planning to also revamp the look of the blog again. What do you do when you have so much going on with your life but not enough time to blog? I hope you follow me on instagram so you can at least stay semi-updated with me :)

For today - I apologize as I did not draw a mask to get rid of and share today. But I would like to say that I am breaking down the walls of "I'm not good enough." That's something as I journey in this new art life and turning it into a profession, I struggle with this sometimes. That my ideas aren't as great, as big, or as I think they should be. But mostly these negative feelings come as an afterthought, so I know its not my heavenly father leading me this way. I am standing strong in learning all that I am in him. I'll delve more in my next #Bossy Post. 

For now, I would like to share a lovely piece that I recently finished. Hope it makes you smile :)



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Today is Let Your Light Shine Thursday!

You know what time it is, let that beautiful light shine!
Each week we appreciate those of you who come by to share your posts on fashion, beauty, faith, love, and all the in between.

We are continuing our conversation about showing our true selves for this month of November!
Join in with #DROPTHEMASK!



Today we are sharing a post from Samantha at Godly Womanhood.
Her post in LYLS link up last week was about how we are made to love.
Its a quick, but powerful read, I highly suggest you take the time to read it today :)

RULES: 
1. Link up your favorite post this week - It can be related to faith, fashion, food, family, or whatever else you would like to share that helped you shine your light from the week!
Don't worry if you don't have a blog to link up - just leave a comment with how you let your light shine this week!

2. Follow I'm Perfectly Human & Made with Zeal on Bloglovin, or any other social media outlet (FB, Twitter, Instagram, or GFC)

3. Link back by using the button above or your own link.

4. Visit other blogs and meet new blogger friends!

Each week we will be choosing our favorite posts to feature and share with you all! So link up for your chance to be featured!!

Let Your Light Shine Thursdays

Linking up: WIWT, Treasure Tromp, Week's End


-J
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jean Yang Photography

Happy Tuesday!








I am sorry I have been absent on the blog the past couple days. Been keeping busy with the shop and remember the goal of using my planner? Well, that hasn’t happened quite yet. Hoping to get on top of everything this weekend!

However, today I wanted to share these amazing family photos with you all. We had the pleasure of working with a family friend, Jean Yang and she got some great shots of us all before the snow hit up here! I am so thankful we got them done, otherwise it would have been way too cold for baby Grace! Jean is great and picked the perfect little spot for us to gather. She even showed up with hot chocolate for us! Now that’s service ;)

Jean Yang Photography


I love them! I even made one of them into a holiday card! Which reminds me, for those of you not following my shop on Instagram (shame on you!) – I am offering custom made holiday cards this year! 


For more information visit here.  Also all custom illustration requests must be made by this Friday 11/21 to be guaranteed to arrive by Christmas! So don’t miss out on an amazing gift for your loved ones! Or yourself!! J I also do blog headers, logos, and whatever your little heart desires! 
Just email me (spoonfuloffaith@gmail.com) or inbox me on etsy for more info! J


Have a beautiful day!

-J
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Choose To Love.

Happy Friday!




Green Cardigan - Heartbreakers
Blue Bird Blouse - Nordstrom Rack
Blue Denim - Nordstrom Rack
Brown Booties - Steve Madden

Hope the end of the week is winding down great! I wanted to quickly talk about something I just recently learned this morning. Yes, literally about an hour ago. Its about love. Something we all know so little or so much about.

Well let me tell you, the older I get, the more complicated love becomes. Love used to be a feeling I got when I saw my crush. I soon learned that wasn't really love at all. Then I felt love was putting up with your sisters when you fought over clothes. But I've grown to know love isn't that either. And then I knew I had figured it out when I met A.

But funny thing is, I am learning what love is all over again. I am learning love is a choice, and not ruled by emotions. It is a decision to put others needs in front of your own. It’s the choice you make when you really want to buy that new pair of shoes, but you know a friend that needs the money and you give to them. Let me tell you, I am not at that point of love yet. But I am learning that, this type of love is what I want.

This morning I learned about choosing love. When faced with tough situations, being upset and making others feel just as miserable as you becomes an obvious first choice for many. But this morning, love popped its head around the corner at me and said “You can choose to still do right by those who hurt you.” And although it seemed so much harder to do right, it felt so good and immediately the situation changed. Walls were broken, bad feelings were melted, and love won. It won.

So, I just wanted to encourage each of you to choose love. Sometimes we get so upset with others, or we feel wronged or hurt by others – we often are mean to them and treat them poorly. But love taught me this morning that having grace and mercy in those times is a show of true divine love. It taught me how Christ looks and deals with me – with grace and mercy. And so I want you all to choose love, or just think of this post this weekend.

I would love to hear if you have ever experienced this, or decided to overcome evil with good? I’ve talked about before when I am having a bad day, I go and buy someone at work or in the drive thru a coffee. It helps me to be the light and be good when I can see none. It really helps!

Hoping you have a love-filled weekend!! :)
-J
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