Hello Gals! I am so glad to be back here in this space, truly. I have been praying for quite a few months about blogging and its fit in my life. Some of you may have found your way here via my blog Blueberry Cottage. While I have loved that blog dearly I have felt like it is time to let it go and move on. I will keep the archives up for a bit and will transfer a number of the very popular posts over here, but my focus is changing in regards to blogging.
I have had a passion for homemaking since I was a little girl washing my doll clothes and hanging them on my mother's clothesline! The domestic arts have always been a joy to me. I love, love, love, taking care of my home and family and really wouldn't trade it for any other profession on God's green earth!
So gals the focus here will be on all things involving family and home. The navigation bar up top pretty much sums up what the topics of chat will be here. I hope to post a few times a week, Lord willing. This space will be a spot to offer fresh encouragement to the wife and mother or the wife and mother- in -training, tips on homemaking, frugality, cooking, baking AND LOVING OUR HUSBANDS AND CHILDREN. My prayer is to be that Titus 2 mentor so absent in our churches today. Taking care of our homes and families is the most important job on this earth--gals, we're raising future generations! Let's enjoy and excel at this priveledge God has blessed us with.
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:5
Now let's have some fun to kick off this space! I am not quite finished tweaking things here yet, but I just couldn't wait any longer to share. So you may pop back in and see different things, but for the most part the major designing is done. Dear Becky over at The Cutest Blog on the Block has been working on this space since March and let me just say she is a darling! If you want to spruce up your blog, you need this gal--she not only is creative, she is patient.
To celebrate I have some gifts for you. I do love to get pretty packages in the mail and want to share that little thrill with you!
First up is a vintage dragonfly necklace I created with a freshwater pearl on a ball chain. These are made with glass carbochons so the image pops--it really is just adorable! It is a 1"X2" rectangle and the image is vintage emphera reproductions. I love this necklace soooo much! There are more of these if you want a closer look in my new Etsy Shop Pretty Darling Things--the shop link is right on the sidebar.
Second up is this cupcake kit I put together. Doesn't it make you want to whip up a batch of pretty cupcakes right now! I bought a tin from Crate & Barrel years ago on an outing to Boston and have kept my cupcake making supplies in it ever since. You get a brand spankin' new cupcake tin, a Birthday (or anyday!) cupcake kit that includes the batter mix, buttercream frosting mix, cute pouch of sprinkles, flower themed cupcake lines, and a package of tinsel candles. Celebrate a birthday or throw a party with all of this! (tin not included)
Third, is our Family Rules poster I created to imitate Subway Art. I have seen these posters in all the home goods stores at outrageous prices and knew I could make this. These are our Family Rules and I hope they will resonate with you. You will get a copy of this poster unframed. It is printed on blueprint paper and framed it has a distressed look with a few simple techniques. I will be posting a tutorial and links to those I used on how to make one of these, with the frame. Stay tuned for that.
Now all you need to do to enter is leave a comment here and say hello. But, if you want extra chances, which will help me get the word out about Not Quite Donna Reed, you can blog, tweet, or FB about this and earn yourself 3 extra entries. If you "like" my Facebook Page for Not Quite Donna Reed, then give yourself five extra entries. No need to add each entry in separately, just let me know how many entries you earned and I will let the random number generator do all the work! This is an honor system here, I will not be checking up on anyone:-)
I will pick three winners Saturday Arpil 28th and announce them here and on FB. Thanks for coming by and sharing my joy!