Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Too Cute Tuesday...on TUESDAY!!

After buying dolls for all my nephews, we finally have a girl in the family and I finally have my own to buy for! Here is our Charlotte with her Baby Be Blessed doll. We love each doll so much and are so very blessed to have found y'all! Keep up the great work and know you are prayed for as well!

Thanks, Megan

Thank you Megan, for the picture and the prayers!  She is pure sweetness!!  ~Tina

Monday, January 30, 2012

Bits of Weekend Grace...

I find it true...and have lived it over and over
~God is able to draw us closest in the moments we are weakest. 
Feeling a bit under the weather this weekend but continuing to praise for the bits of His wonderful grace all around me.  God is good!  =)

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Marvelous Monday

The winner of our Giveaway this week is:  April from The view from 5'5"
Congratulations April!!  I will email your gift voucher shortly!

Thanks again to all those who entered! 
Make sure to keep on trying every Yay...Free Friday!
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Yay...Free Friday!

It's Friday, and time again to give away another $56.00 Gift Voucher! 

To Enter: Simply leave a comment in the linky tool under this post.

For additional entries:
(please 1 linky for each)

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(all links are on the top left sidebar)

Thank you for sharing Baby be Blessed with others!
Winner will be chosen on Monday!  Have a FANTASTIC WEEKEND!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Too Cute...Tuesday!

...yes, knowing that it is Wednesday yet again!

This is from our friend, Danae! She shares that this little boy's name is Angel and he is a complete ham!

So sweet! I love it!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bits of Weekend Grace!

* Pink Beautiful Sunrise!*

* Mud *60 degrees in January *Sloppy Puppies*

*...the BroStache...*

* Ohio Weather * Snow * Pink Cheeks * Hot Chocolate * Cookie Crumbs * Lightning McQueen Snow Boots! *

* SNOWBALL FIGHT! * Ambushing Daddy when he gets home from work! * Watching them all run and play * Laughter! * The way his eyes wrinkle when he smiles! *  

* 25 degrees * Sunshine! * How the snow sparkled * Footprints * Full bird feeders! *

* Cold Barn's * Trying out 4H Horses * Riding Cash...aka -TANK! * Green Buckets * Hay Bales * Still Looking for a good fit... *

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Yay...Free Friday Winner!

The winner of our Giveaway this week is:  My Life as Marcie
(Please email me and I will send over your voucher!)


Thanks to all of you who entered last week!

Be sure to check back for this weeks giveaway!!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Yay...Free Friday!

Every Friday we give something away to one of you wonderful you's!! (sorry, it's early!)

This week we will be giving away $56 to spend on our website however you wish!

Perfect amount for a personalized doll of choice! ;)

To Here's what to do...

To Enter: Simply leave a comment under this post.

For additional entries:
(please 1 comment for each)

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Winner will be chosen on Monday!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012


When days don't flow the way they should and guilt creeps in because you've spent too much time on the computer and much less on the demanding domestics .  When the mind fills with regrets of spirits being broken and flashbacks of the mortifying moment you were told last night, that your pants split in the back during Bible Study. (yep, true story)... *sigh* ...On days like these don't you wish you could just climb back in bed and ask for a do-over?

While cleaning up our morning dishes at noon...right there above my sink, it stares out at me...

Hold onto your Hope

I've asked for the eyes to see and the heart to be molded this year in the lessons of Hope that He desires to teach and show.  Even in these moments of throwing my arms up and feeling like tossing covers over my face, I praise Him for the reminder of the wonderful HOPE we have in Him! 

Never in ourselves but always in Him.

"Let us continue to hold firmly to the hope that we confess without wavering, for the one who made the promise is faithful." Hebrews 10:23

Can I just shout out each word of this verse?   

May we hold firmly today without wavering!  Move forward joyfully!

Our HOPE isn't defined in how we are feeling, our regrets or failures!
Our HOPE is in He who has promised and is faithful! 

(Now off to tackle that laundry!)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Too Cute...Tuesday!

*I know it's Wednesday, but....ENJOY this sweetness!  ~Tina

I just want to thank you so much for your ministry and share with you how blessed our daughter was to receive one of your dolls!! Just look at the joy on her face:O) She loves her baby!!!

We had Psalm 126:2-3 put on her tummy:

"Our mouths were filled with laughter,our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them." "The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy."

It was the scripture that the Lord gave to us as we walked through the process of adopting her from Kazakhstan. God is so very good and we are so thankful for our precious treasure, Alealani. Thank you for not only making a doll, but a precious keepsake for years to come!! I can't wait to place our next order. Our baby Mia is in Taiwan, waiting for us. I have the scripture already picked out!!

Many blessings,
Jennifer Heckert

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Winner of Yay...Free Friday!

The Winner of Yay...Free Friday is

Lexi from Tea and Crumpets

I clicked the wrong button, Lexi and lost the email address you listed -would you please email me and include your address??  *blush*  Thanks so much -sorry about that!

Thanks to all of you who entered last week! 
Be sure to check back for this weeks giveaway!!

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Bits of Weekend Grace!

We are so very happy to have Daddy back home!
I loved looking through his pictures!  This is a bit of what his week looked like in Alabama! 

50 degrees and sunny (and SPOILED) pretty much sums it up!

He works so hard for us and I am so happy that he was able to spend a week hunting with his Step-Dad and Brother.  They were spoiled by some wonderful hosts...and I thank them for taking such good care of our boys!

On the home-front...this is what the weekend looked like for us!

Though it wasn't 50 degrees and sunny... I think we are pretty spoiled too!  Such a blessing to spend time painting,  playing outside in the snow, drinking hot chocolate, and snuggling up by the warm fire with our four!

Yep...pretty darn spoiled!

Hope your weekend was wonderful too!
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Friday, January 13, 2012

YAY!! Free Friday!

Free Friday is back!

This week we are giving away a pink chenille lamb!

The scripture patch on it's belly reads:
"Love never fails" 1 Corinthians 13:8

Here's what to do...

To Enter: Simply leave a comment under this post.

For additional entries:
(please 1 comment for each)

*Follow our blog

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*Like Baby be Blessed on facebook

*Share on facebook

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Winner will be chosen on Monday!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

My One Word for 2012

As we push into a new year...I once again pray and ask God for my one word for 2012. Last year...my word -FAITHFULNESS! You can link here to read all about it. The funny (well not really) thing is reflecting back on that word with the year in past view.


Quoting myself, "To be Faithful in time spent in Prayer. Faithful to stay in His Word. Faithful to be obedient with all He calls me to do. Faithful with my time. Faithful to move in the Spirit."

If I were to be really honest...I wasn't able to be completely faithful in any of those things.


It's my natural response to start beating myself up, but the Spirit tells me to stop. Stop and look again at that word that was given.

Isn't it just like me to try and work my way to the top. To try and earn instead of arms open wide receive? To try and gain some sort of leverage? Favor?

He knew where my faithfulness would fall. Short!

It turns out to be that throughout the year of 2011, it was HIS FAITHFULNESS that I needed to learn. HE IS FAITHFUL!

2010 -Learning to fully Trust
2011 -To learn His Faithfulness

and in 2012- to joyfully live in Hope!

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

God is our hope!

The living Christ is my HOPE in and for all things!

I joyfully look forward to the Lord working out this word HOPE in my life throughout the year

Do you have a One Word for 2012?

I would love to visit your blog and read all about it. Maybe we can journey this year together? Every Thursday let's meet here and share how the Lords working it all out in the daily life. I expectantly wait to TASTE AND SEE all that He is going to do!

"Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him." Psalm 34:8, NIV

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*A BIG THANK YOU to Melanie at Only a Breath for the free 2012 One Word Button!
Do you have yours? Go give Melanie a visit today!

Share your One Word below.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Photo Contest Winners!

The overall winner and winner of the ANIMAL category!

Prize-$56 Baby be Blessed Gift Certificate and a child's scripture crown with matching doll dress!

The winner of the CHILDREN category!

Prize- Child's scripture crown with matching doll dress.

The winner of the HOLIDAY category!

Prize- Child's Scripture Crown with matching doll dress!

Thanks to all who entered AND VOTED! It was so much fun!
I will contact the winners through email later today!

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sugar Spice and Everything Nice!

Isn't she super sweet!  

She is our very first new doll for the year.  CLICK HERE for more details! 

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Thursday, January 5, 2012


I sit this morning in my husbands favorite chair and sip that first bit of steaming warmth. I woke up late. Again. A couple weeks of lounging holiday's makes it a hard feat to get these feet up going.

Devoting this week to set times of prayer, I ignore the clock and try to focus on the One who holds all time in His hand. Ten quiet minutes in prayer won't break my day, it will build it.

I tuck my feet in the crocheted afghan still laying on the floor from last night.

You make time and do the things that are important to you. Didn't those words flow from my lips just last night?

The wreath above our fireplace sprinkled with shining little lights, reflects in the mirror and shines out over the ceiling. Lighting up the dark room like a city on a hill.

"Let me tell you why you are here.

You're here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness?

You've lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.

Here is another way to put it:

You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept.

We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.

If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you?

I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand ---shine!

Keep open house; be generous with your lives.
Be opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven." Matthew 5:13-16, MSG

This I reflect as I swallow down the warm. These words painting such a brilliant picture in my mind. We are to be a light, bringing out the God-colors in the world! Like the sun shining through the rain creating a beautiful rainbow that spreads across the sky.

Thoughts and scenarios run through my mind.

I stop and pray.
It's the prayer that places direction into the thoughts anyway...I need to pray more

I desire to bring out the God-flavors of this earth and I can only do that through prayer. Asking the Lord to fill full with His Spirit! It's only He that can do the work.

As we move into a new year I've asked God to bear more fruit in my life (John 15), that I may bring salt to the earth and light into the world.

So much of my life has just been works....many branches have not beared any fruit. He's taking those branches away and pruning what needs pruned.

I rejoice through the growing and the stretching and the pain of sin and brokenness revealed -and praise Him.

I do not type these words today to shine light to myself. Lord knows the mess I will get myself into as soon as I raise from the knees... I only blog this because -

1. I pray to encourage all of you with my own journey of faith. Being open to you so that prayerfully it will "prompt people to open up with God" as well.


2. It will affect every aspect of my life including Baby be Blessed.

As I learn to abide in Him, He will abide in me and much fruit will come!

Through this HE will be glorified!
This is my Hope as I prayerfully move forward in Him.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Photo Contest!

Thank you so much for your photo entries!!
In looking at what came in I placed them into the following categories:  Animals, Children & Holiday.  Holiday wasn't originally listed on my first post, but is a good fit for a few of the pictures sent in. 

Photo's are categorized below and the votes will be taken on the left sidebar by choosing the number associated with each picture in each category. 

Each category winner will receive a Scripture Crown with matching Doll Dress and the OVERALL WINNER will receive a $56 Baby be Blessed Gift Certificate!

You can only vote once in each category so have fun, share and go rally up your votes!!


This picture is my daughter Leslie (5) sound asleep with her new puppy Penelope and her BbB doll.
I would like to enter it into the Animal category.  Blessings, Kara

Photo taken by 8yr old Paige with her new camera!

One pic for each. Kylie is in the front and Kelsea in the back. First birthday :) Thanks, Tina Burkhead

Hope Brady and Lucy
Our 8 year old daughter Paige received a Baby be blessed doll for Christmas and a camera so what better way to have a little fun with her Christmas gifts than to use them together! All these pics were taken by her (expect for the one of her reading) with lots of giggles and imagination!! Warmly, Tara & Paige Craig