Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sweet Funky Vintage

Sweet Funky Vintage is almost here! Liz and I have been busily preparing for Market Days, but have also been preparing our spring preview collection too. We have just about finished putting a few peices online on our website. I think they are fabulous! We have even more great things planned for Spring. We have chosen some really yummy fabrics that will arrive soon!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Missing in Action...

I haven't been blogging much. And I have really missed it! We have had back to back to back company lately. My parents were here for 5 days, followed by Chris's parents for 5 days followed by my sister for 6 days. It was great to see everyone and we had such a good time. But, I didn't take much time to blog during those visits. I will try to get caught up soon. This weekend we are going out of town to visit friends, and next week is Thanksgiving, which will be followed by a week of the girls and I visiting my family in Tallahassee, Florida. I will be down there, preparing for Market Days, where my friend, Liz, and I will be exhibiting for our individual design lines, and showing a spring preview of our joint line, SweetFunkyVintage. I am really excited and nervous about showing at Market Days. I hope to have a couple of sneak preview pictures for you in the next day or so!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I wish you enough...

I have seen this before many times, and maybe I have even posted it on my blog before. But, I still like it and want to share it again...

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

Thanks Tami!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Thinking about...

Sermon in church today was interesting. It was basically the sermon on the mount and spoke about money - Matthew 6:24-34. No big surprise to hear that money is the #1 cause of worry according to a recent consumer survey. I was familiar with the biblical reference to the love of money being the root of all evil, as well as familiar with the reference to "no one can serve two masters... you cannot serve God and money." We all know that money has power. The pastor outlined the power of money as follows: money *)provides security *)determines status *)destorys marriages (found this interesting - hadn't ever thought about this before - it has to do with having enough, what to spend it on, who makes the decisions about what to spend it on - he/she who controls the money has power in the marriage) *) influences emotions (envy, guilt, regret, worth)

The pastor then talked about where to turn for financial advice -
1. Get God's counsel - Psalm 32:8 - I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
2. Learn contentment - Isn't this a biggie? - Phillipians 4:11 - I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
Contentment is an internal disposition, not an external reality.
3. Make a Commitment - Matthew 6:33 - But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

This verse really hit home for me today...

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Now, ain't that the truth?