Friday, August 29, 2014

A New Bitty Blessing! {yay free friday!}



Whoop Whoop!!
It's Yay Free Friday!

It feels SO GREAT to fall into a normal routine again!  

To be back here at the blog again!!  

Introducing new things again!!  {can I get another whoop!}

And this one, I really love...our newest Bitty Blessing >> Bitty Ruth.  Isn't she SO CUTE!

Bitty dolls measure approx 13" tall and is made in the same Baby be Blessed style as the bigger dolls.  These are just perfect for tucking in diaper bags + back packs!  Great for all ages!  Your never to old for a new baby!  

Bitty Ruth has brown espresso hair and a big blue Southern bow!  Her torso is made from a  beautiful cotton print and she has safety eyes and a handstitched smile.  

The scripture patch reads:  "My child, listen and be wise:  Keep your heart on the right course."  Proverbs 23:19

A beautiful verse of truth!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

:::::Thursday Shop Update:::::




CLICK HERE to see what's NEW this week!! xo

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two weeks in.





We are two weeks in.  I can't believe it.
Schedule and routine....we have missed you!

Here's to a fresh year of new beginnings + ADVENTURE!  xo

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

too cute tuesday!



A too cute re-post from 2010

Wanted to thank you again for Addy's beautiful doll. She loves it so much and everytime she see's it she just grins from ear to ear. She has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1, therefore she can not move so when I put her doll in her arms she gets so excited. Thank you for making something so special that my little princess just adores! I sent you a few pictures the day we received it but I thought I'd share with you two more (we had her pictures taken and of course "Baby" had to be in some of them! 

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To have YOUR child(ren) featured on our Too Cute Tuesday, please email,  babybeblessed@gmail.com. Send in your photo's!  Share your stories!  Let's hear how God is working in your life!!  >>The only requirement is that you must include a Baby be Blessed doll in your photo.  Use your imagination!  Have Fun!!   XOXO -Tina
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Monday, August 25, 2014

CHEESE!




Hello Monday!

Just a smile to walk you into this brand new week!  

xo
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rotten Milk




Yep, rotten milk.  
It's what our dishes smelled like after two cycles through the dishwasher.  

I'm not sure why and I'm not sure how but something for sure isn't right! 


 I have washed dishes almost my whole life.  Before I was even tall enough to reach, I washed them from a stool that stood in front of our Grandmother's stainless steel sink, bubbles dripping off the elbow.  Every night after supper I dropped the stopper into place and ran the water warm... little sister and I side by side.  


My children have never known this.  Well until now...


The two youngest worked together sharing the sink.   The yellow rubber gloves, time, splashes onto the hardwood floor + lots of conversation. 

 Memories being made.  


I sure hope the dishwasher gets fixed soon but until then we will gather over bubbles in the sink.


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{Throwback Thursday!  Edited repost from 2012}

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Guilty.

A photo from July 2011.  Popsicle CHEERS!

I am so guilty.  

I coddle, overprotect and try to control circumstances.

I can't stand to see my children hurt.

I've buckled, given in to tears, swayed from what was right and given into emotion.

Since the day that they were born, I've done this.  Guilty!

Lately the Lord has shown me more and more how I do this without even realizing.
I THINK I am protecting.  But in reality...I'm preventing.

Preventing growth and preventing trust in the Lord.

When we pray for our children, we ask that the Lord would draw them close.  That they would abide in Him and surrender their lives to His will.  But it seems that I can take those opportunities for growth and turn them around into opportunities to baby their (and my) emotions instead.

It is through the hurt, pain, and discomfort that we grow in faith.

Not too long ago (after I buckled under a situation) the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart.
This is what I wrote in my journal that day:

--Tina.  It's okay (and good) to push your children out of their comfort zone.  If not, they will stand still and not grow.  You are pushing them within safe boundaries. --

Since that moment I catch myself when I start to coddle.  Instead I am trying to change my perspective and observe how God will use that situation in their lives.  I'm trying to point them to God instead of defending and protecting their emotions.  We are choosing to trust.   We are excited to see how He will work!

After all.. "we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."  Romans 8:28, NIV.   Right???

I heard a reminder on the radio last week.  "Either God IS or He isn't".  

I believe that He is.  xo 
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