Friday, March 29, 2013

Minnie and Me + Baby be Blessed {Yay Free Friday!}

This Giveaway is now closed --Congratulations to our winners, Debra Lee and Melanie Agentis!!!
I thought today would be the perfect day to partner with Minnie and Me!  Their beautiful pins of faith are perfect for Easter weekend as well as Mother's Day, Birthdays or simply...just because you want to bless someone special in your life! 

Made with wire and a gorgeous glass bead, Shelbey has crafted these gorgeous little pins just for you! Each one is unique and looks different as they are all hand made. No two look alike!

I enjoyed getting to know Shelbey a bit through her blog!  She is a wife, stay at home Mommy to one adorable boy + one little one on the way!!  She sells her cross pins through her Etsy store, Minnie and Me. 

Etsy Shop:

So this week we are giving away...

2- {YES TWO!} Beautiful faith pins of your choice from Minnie and Me
     One for you + one for a friend!!!! YAY!

1- $61 Gift Voucher from Baby be Blessed!

--Winners will be announced on this post Monday!

And as a special treat, Minnie and Me is offering 25% off on everything
this weekend with discount code:  BABYBEBLESSED


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Resurrection Rolls

We made these tonight in Bible Study. 
They were a big hit! 

My big kids were a little I think I'll make them again tomorrow. 

Resurrection Rolls

• 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
• 8 large marshmallows
• Melted butter
• Cinnamon
• Sugar


1. Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll. This represents the tomb.
2. Each child takes one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.
3. Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
    This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.
4. Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow.
5. Make sure all seams are pinched together well. (Otherwise the marshmallow will "ooze" out of the seams)
6. Bake according to package directions.
7. Cool.
8. Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!!
9. Celebrate God's love!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Following Jesus through Holy Week

As we walk through Holy week, around the breakfast table the children and I are following the journey of Jesus.  Here are a couple of resources I found online to help with chronological order. 

May God breath fresh on His word as we draw close to Him in celebration!


Friday/Saturday                                                   Matthew        Mark              Luke             John

Jesus arrives in Bethany                                                                                                            12:1
Mary anoints Jesus                                                                                                                   12:2-8
Crowd comes to see Jesus                                                                                                       12:9-11


Triumphal entry into Jerusalem                               21:1-11          11:1-10        19:28-44          12:12-18
Some Greeks seek Jesus                                                                                                          12:20-36
Jesus weeps over Jerusalem                                                                                 19:14
Enters Temple                                                                                11:11
Returns to Bethany                                                  21:17             11:11


Jesus curses the fig tree                                           21:18-19         11:12-14
Clears the temple                                                     21:12-13         11:15-17      19:45-46
Returns to Bethany with the twelve                                                11:19


Disciples see the withered fig tree on the              21:20-22        11:20-21
    --return to Jerusalem
Temple controversies in Jerusalem                      1:23--23:39    11:27--12:44    20:1--21:4
Olivet Discourse on the return to Bethany          24:1-25:46      13:1-37             21:5-36


Jesus continues daily teaching in the temple                                                        21:37-38
Sanhedrin plots to kill Jesus                                26:3-5              14:1-2              22:1-2


Preparations for the Passover                              26:17-19          14:12-16           22:7-13


Passover meal/Last Super                                   26:20-35           14:17-26          22:14-30
Upper Room Discourse                                                                                                           13:1-17:26
Jesus prays in Gethsemane                                 26:36-46           14:32-42         22:39-46                                           

Betrayal and arrest (after midnight?)                  26:47-56           14:43-52         22:47-53         18:2-12
Jewish trial:
     -before Annas                                                                                                                      18:13-24
     -before Caiaphas and part of the Sanhedrin   26:57-75           14:53-72         22:54-65        18:19-24
     -before full Sanhedrin (after sunrise?)           27:1-2               15:1                22:66-71      
Roman trials:
     -before Pilate                                                  27:2-14             15:2-5             23:1-5
     -before Herod                                                                                                  23:13-25
     -before Pilate                                                  27:15-26           15:6-15           23:13-25   18:28-19:16
Crucifixion (approx. 9am to 3pm)                      27:27-54           15:16-39         23:26-49      19:16-37
Burial (evening)                                                  27:57-61           15:42-47         23:50-54     19:38-42


Empty-tomb witnesses                                       28:1-8                16:1-8             24:1-12
Resurrection appearances                                  28:9-20               16:9-20           24:13-53   20:1-21:25

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--I typed this all out by hand so please let me know if you find any discrepancies.  =)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Days 13-25 {#31daysofmarch}

13- Obie eating fresh grass.
14- Big orange cats.
15- Paper snowflakes hanging in windows.
16- Happy 6th Birthday, Kolton!
17- Plastic Hulk masks.
18- Little hats next to big hats.
19- Four little kittens.
20- Hosanna! Hosanna! 
21- Bunny treats.
22- Sticks.
23- Big Bunny heads.  Volunteering fun!
24- Goodie bags.
25- More snow!

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The Christian.


Being a Christian means we have recognized how broken we really are...and that we need a Savior.

I think that we forget that.

When we don't get our way and stomp our foot, we lash out with ugly words.  And probably the harshest words I hear over and over.... "You call yourself a Christian?"

Yes.  Yes I do.

I'm not surprised and it comes with the territory when you work with many people all over the world and from all walks of life.  I understand this.  Words dig deep.  Wound.   --Especially when they come from fellow Christians.

I am a Christian because I am a sinner.  I need a Savior.  I need a loving God to smooth out all the rough edges and continue to mold me more and more into Christ.   I NEED Him and I couldn't do any of this without Him.  

I fall short and make a messy mess of things. 

I'm not perfect....but I AM a Christian.

"God, my strength, I am looking to you, because God is my defender.  My God loves me, and he goes in front of me."  Psalm 59: 9-10

As we walk through Holy Week...may we all {and I speak to myself as well} treat each other with LOVE and GRACE.  May we not be "holy Pharisees" quick to judge, but have a heart of Christ.  Let's build each other up instead of tearing each other down.  Especially in our weaknesses.

...and would you pray with me today? Pray over this ministry/business called Baby be Blessed? May I KEEP MY EYES ON JESUS and represent Him well. --There are not enough thanks...XOXO!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Korena Loves + Baby be Blessed {Yay Free Friday!}

There is just something about hand stamped jewelry.
Maybe the uniqueness of each piece or the time spent hand stamping every letter...but I just love it!

This week, we partner with a Mother + Daughter buisness....Korena Loves!!


After years of working long hours in the corporate world I (Mom) called it quits in favor of more quality in my life. I traded in my PowerPoint and briefcase for a set of stamps and a new adventure. I left just in time to remind my teenagers who their Mother is and enlist one as my partner in crime!

Many of our pieces were inspired from our own experiences. It's the loss of a loved one gone to soon, the support of our troops and the vets we call family, a cherished pet that gave us unconditional love or words of encouragement from dear friends. Spending our days stamping expressions of faith, hope and love is our business and our joy. We hope the pieces we make will bring joy to those who wear and receive them as well.

Gena & Kori...
Korena Loves offers many wonderful gifts from bracelets, earings, tie bars, to key chains and many many more!!

So what are we giving away this week??

1- Beautiful personalized hand stamped Mustard Seed bracelet from Korena Loves!
Bracelets are comfortable to wear and can be gently pinched to adjust sizing for most wrists. This bracelet is made out of pure aluminum which is known for having less reaction to skin than sterling silver. It has been hand hammered to catch the light.  The bracelet measures approximately 1/2" wide and 6" long.

1- $61 Gift Voucher from Baby be Blessed!

--Winners will be announced on this post Monday!

And as a special treat, we are offering a 15% off on everything
this weekend at Korena Loves with discount code:  BBBBlog



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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday Shop Update!

Hope all of you are having a great week!

We have some finished goodies for you again this week and you still have time to fill those Easter Baskets!!  All orders placed today/tomorrow will be shipped out right away Saturday morning!

CLICK HERE to see what is available!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Puppy Love! {Too Cute Tuesday!}

Oh my goodness!
I am a dog LOVER so this picture holds a child level of cuteness for me!  Love - Love! 

Thanks for sharing, Kristy!!

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To have your special photo featured on our Too Cute Tuesday, please email them to {photo must include a BbB doll} Thank you! XOXO -Tina

Friday, March 15, 2013

Baby be Blessed + 10% off Weekend! {yay free friday!}

We've had another wonderful crazy-beautiful week and I simply can not believe that today is Friday!  My husband was talking to me last night about know, Friday....and I kept thinking that it was Tuesday.  It's not even close!  I am confused.  =)

We celebrated a Birthday, were blessed with a couple days of nephews visiting, endured through two sick children (AGAIN!) and whoosh!  The week's over! 

So since I missed the Thursday Cart Update + didn't get our Yay Free Friday post together until JUST NOW, we are going to keep things nice and simple!

So what are we giving away this week??

1- $61 Gift Voucher from Baby be Blessed

--Winners will be announced on this post Monday!
And as a special treat, we are offering a 10% off Weekend on everything at Baby be Blessed!!


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

DAYs 7-12 {#31daysofmarch}



Chocolate bubbles at lunch, 5yr old chore fun, birthday wishes, passover fellowship, dark mornings with no power + blessed with a house full of crazy!  #31daysofmarch

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sweet Dreams! {Too Cute Tuesday!}

Her is my oldest when I went to wake her up for preschool.
Face to face!!! (Audrey Barga, 5 years old)

--Thank you so much!  Audrey is the sweetest! 
To have your special photo featured on our Too Cute Tuesday, please email them to {photo must include a BbB doll} Thank you! XOXO -Tina

Friday, March 8, 2013

Hidden in My Heart + Baby be Blessed {yay free friday!}

Update:  This giveaway is now closed.
Congratulations to Jackie for winning the 5x5 art block + Tiffany P. for winning the $61 BbB gift voucher!!!!  YAY!!  Thanks for entering this week!!  XOXO ~Tina

Yahoo!  It's Friday and this week we are partnering with Hidden in my Heart scripture art by Amylee Weeks!!  I enjoyed reading through a part of Amylee's blog and you can read more about her and the inspiration behind her work HERE.

Hidden in my Heart offers many different size and style of prints, framed art in beautiful colors as well as 5x5 and 10x10 art blocks!  So much fun to look through!

 You can find Amylee's beautiful work through her Etsy shop-
& also on Facebook! -

So what are we giving away this week??
1- One FREE 5x5 Art Block of choice from Hidden in my Heart  + 1 $61 Gift Voucher from Baby be Blessed!

YAY!! {High Five!!}

--Winners will be announced on this post Monday!

And as a special treat this week to celebrate our TWO NEW DOLL PATTERNS we are offering a 20% discount on them --TODAY (Friday) ONLY!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Enjoy!

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thursday Shop Update!

Today was C-R-A-Z-Y!

Not a bad crazy...just a busy crazy.  A day you feel like your just chasin' your tail around in a circle crazy!  =)

So though I just tucked all the kids in bed and it's 9pm, we can still have a Thursday Shop Update, right?!

I thought so!!!!

This week we have some new finished goodies!

You can find all of our finished items HERE!

This post seems so short compared to the time it has taken to picture and list everything --HAHA!

Enjoy + have a FANTASTIC evening!  Looking forward to Yay FREE Friday tomorrow!

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Day 6 {#31daysofmarch}

Eight inches of fluffy white means SNOW SCHOOL for my loves!  =)
They had so much fun!

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

DAYs 4-5 {#31daysofmarch}

Celebrating photo at a time!

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Monday, March 4, 2013

DAYs 1-3 {#31daysofmarch}

I love to take pictures.
Photo's hand in hand with a gratitude journal can sweep you right down memory lane.  Moments cherished, captured, remembered.  I've lived too much of my life too busy.  It's my way to just. slow.

Through these long winter months I've hardly picked up my camera.  No reason why...just a lot of gray skies and short days but a friend of mine has been posting little snidbits of her day with a hash tag of #30daysofmylife and it really inspired me to pick that camera back up.  Let's capture March!

Will you join me?  Not only will I be posting at least one daily photo here on the blog but also through twitter with hash tag #31daysofmarch.  Let's push through these last cold days together! 

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