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Let’s welcome the weekend with a giveaway. What kind of plans do the next two days hold for you? Maybe you have a totally empty schedule? Sounds like a great reason to start reading that book, project, or go on a day trip with your favorite person? Maybe you have dinner meals to prepare for the upcoming week? Maybe you’re lucky and have a party to attend, or not so lucky and have a paper to write? ;) Or maybe your favorite napping spot is calling your name? Something I’ve learned since moving to Los Angeles is we have the ability to have a great day or a hard day, it’s all about our perspective and whether we choose to seek out joy.
Lisa does a really beautiful job at recognizing life’s joy and she shares that with us on her blog. I just love that about her, along with her transparency when joy can be hard to recognize. It inspires me.
Whatever you have planned this weekend — work or play or rest — my hope is this giveaway blesses you. The giveaway bundle includes an Orange Roses wristlet from my Gussy shop plus a gorgeous Fine Feather necklace from Lisa Leonard’s shop.
To enter: leave a comment sharing something joyful you’ve recently learned or experienced. For an additional entry use one of the social media icons below to share this giveaway with your communities. This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on Monday, January 13th. Good luck and seek joy :)
Today is my baby’s 13th bday!! No one but the Father of light could create someone as sweet as her, and it brings me great joy to be her mom! She is a budding seamstress and loves jewelry, so this would be the perfect gift for her! Thanks(: Susan
It brings me to joy to have my oldest spend time with me and helping to polish my toenails. I take in as much time with my kids as I can now that they’re all grown up.
I found out recently that a friend who has suffered some loss is pregnant. Reeling in the joy with her and praying it ends with a babe in her arms. Thanks for the opportunity!!
I finally found out the day my husband will be home from Kuwait! :)
The feeling of finally feeling “settled” into a new chapter of our lives, after my husband completed his duty as a Soldier we have been able to breath a sigh of relief, re-connect and grow as a couple. Our family finally feels whole again and we can work towards our own American dream :)
I am joyful for this weekend. A weekend to rest and be still.
I have learned to be joyful in this stage of life. We recently lost our third baby to miscarriage and while I want so badly to be pregnant again, we are learning to rest where He has us right now.
I am so thankful to feel the little kicks and wiggles inside my belly from our baby girl ♡ I am thankful to have 7 weeks left of RN school and 9 weeks left until we hold our sweet Adaleigh :) I love your products and oh and awe over them and your sweet families!
Today my baby woke up with a fever. I hate that he feels bad, but I’m grateful it’s the weekend and I’m soaking up the extra snuggles.
Found out a few weeks ago that we are having a girl! Due late April!
I recently had my 3rd baby boy!
The joy of being financially able to adopt our little girl from China!!
I’ve learned the joy of asking for help when I need it. It makes such a huge difference!
I’ve learned the joys of being a mama x2. And learning the joys of being a Stay at Home Mom. Best job ever!
Finding joy in watching my 13 month old take his first steps…..so.special!!
Even though I was horribly sick yesterday, it was such a joy to see my 5 year old daughter so graciously making lunch and helping me out around the house until daddy came home from work. She has such a sweet, tender heart.
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I found out that my best friend is getting crafty and now we spend more time together….so happy to be crafting with my bestie!!
Joyful noise of being blessed with a 3rd child :) Even more so, that after my husband gets laid off…we get the news that he was offered a new and better paying job!
Lots of joy!
A friend of mine recently found out she was expecting a baby, babies are a blessing full of joy!
Joyful…realizing my 7 yr old has way more to teach me about life than I can teach her. I love knowing that and being able to experience life with her and thru her. ❤️
My joy is my son and everyday he blesses me with his contagious joy for life!
My daughter telling me “Mommy pretty, I love mommy!” That’s been a huge highlight for me. :)
I shared the giveaway on twitter: https://twitter.com/wasabilimeful/status/422022707836751873
So joyful that I experienced two full weeks at home with my family over the holidays. Was a nice break and even helped me appreciate my work as well
Last night at a church concert, I was reminded of the great ways that our church and blood family are intertwined. Love it!
The joyful news that the biopsies taken during my ablation procedure were benign.
Joyful to have a girls weekend new weekend – so looking forward to it!! Time to RECHARGE! :)
I learned I’m slated to chaperone a trip to Wyoming with my students this summer! Super excited!
I’ve recently been stretched by God to enjoy the mundane moments of being a stay at home mom, and to find joy in my son in the little moments. I have such a beautiful life and I often take it for granted!
(I shared on Pinterest!)
All I can say is that I love my husband and 3 sons more than anything :D We are a military family and move around constantly but it’s kept us SOOO close! Christ is the center of it all, and without Him I wouldn’t be as blessed as I am.
So with that said, I really love that bag and necklace! haha God bless you and your ministry! -Jessy
I’ve learned to take joy in simple days “trapped” at home with my kids. A few snow & cold days added to our Christmas break but it was such a special time!
Thankful to have a quiet morning at home to catch up from a hectic week. Sometimes it’s just the small things.
I’ve learned lately to find joy no matter my circumstances & that if I come with a thankful heart even in a tough situation I will find joy.
I’ve been reminding myself of the weight that “praise God from whom all blessings flow” really means. Any joy or blessing comes directly from Him, and sometimes I don’t give Him enough credit.
Love both of these! I’m joyful about my kids hugs at the end if the day. I know it’s sounds so simple, but even after a bad day their hugs feel cleansing and its like a fresh start. They always make me smile and I’m learning to enjoy other small things in life too.
Thanks for the sweet giveaway. I’ve always wanted something from you both.
I can honestly say, I’ve never been happier in my life. Nothing is perfect by any means, but I’ve seem to be able to find joy in how lucky and blessed we are. I’m just having fun in this life and recognizing how lucky we really are. I could dwell on my lengthly wish list of things I’d like but can’t afford, or i do choose to be content and grateful for what we do have and very happy. Thanks for a great giveaway! My two favs!
I’m joyful that my twin grand babies are getting baptized this weekend! My grand daughter was born with many medical challenge’s and we were told she won’t make it, she has proven the Doctors wrong! We are so hopeful that she will continue to prove them wrong.
Feeling my baby start moving going into week 20 of pregnancy!
I reconnected with a childhood friend this week. We grew up together, and after high school, we parted ways. We moved away and came back, and they moved away, and just came back about two weeks ago. We ran into each other in the school parking lot after dropping off our own kiddos, and it’s like no time has passed. Such a blessing!
I also tweeted. Thanks!!
My boyfriend of 5 years and I are finally at a place in life where we can get married. I have been dreaming of this day my whole life. I am so giddy with excitement!! I would love to win these items. Both of your shops have beautiful things that I love to scroll through and admire. All funds are going to the wedding. Once I do have extra funds I do want a custom bag and I have my eye on the from the bottom of my heart necklace. I shared on twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/Brandi_m18/status/422036598633410560.
Both of these are gorgeous!
I’m learning to choose joy no matter what our circumstances.. We’ve had a rough winter, but knowing that God is in control is comforting and I find joy in that every day :)
I’ve learned the joy of having my daughter help me in the kitchen.
I’ve learned to find joy in the very little things. After experiencing post partum desperation and not enjoying anything now everything my kids do brings a smile to my face.
I run my own handmade business from home and I have 2 amazing little girls. Most days are crazy and I fell like and insane person trying to get it all done. But at the end of the day when I tuck them into bed I know it is all worth it and I find joy. I look forward to the next day of joyful craziness!
I am so excited and joyful to spend one on one time with my sweet baby who is about to turn three. I love being able to focus on her. Thanks for this great giveaway.
I pinned to Pinterest.
I am joyful to be able to spend my wknd with sweet family and friends to celebrate my amazing husbands 40th birthday!
My hubby just told me we are going to Hawaii in June!!!!! :)
Don’t stress about what should have been. This morning I missed getting the dog to the vet clinic for her annual shots because instead of rushing around I decided to just be in the moment. I savored my cup of coffee, read His word & enjoyed the Christmas decorations (instead of stressing they are still up) all while my pup napped at my side. I’ve been working at not letting guilt & regret cloud my life & steal my joy. I’m happy to say that this morning it’s working :)
I love seeing the look of excitement on our girls’ faces when they accomplish something all on their own. It’s truly a joyful experience!
Having tea and curling up with a blanket is bringing me joy right now.
My daughter has been sick this past week and she has been such a trooper! I had no idea that she was such a brave little girl. All my joy lately seems to be coming from her and my six month old son. They are my world!!
This weekend holds opportunity for finishing sixth grade book reports and third grade ela projects, that is being finished last minute not that where wasn’t mama prompting for weeks now. As I monitor and encourage direction for both, I pray I remember this is a time too that will pass and enjoy the moments together and creativity that will be birthed. Blessings to you on this day the Lord has made.
My son is learning to read, and seeing the joy upon his face every time he finishes reading a new book to me is beyond heartwarming. He is so proud, as am I.
I will be sharing this on Pinterest.
Enjoy the day.
I have spent a great season with family and friends. It gives me just the post I need!
I’ve been on leave from work because of chronic pain and daily headaches and migraines. Praise God the doctors were finally able to figure out how to help me, and I was able to return to work this week! I was thankful for the time at home with my children and being a part of their school lives for six months, but I’m also thankful now that I’m healthy and living a much happier life!! Thank you for the opportunity to win two things from my most favorite little shops!
Recently I have found joy in the time I get to spend with my family and extended family.
I will pin this post on Pinterest! Thank you for the second opportunity to win!
I shared via Twitter as well!
I learned earlier this week that it’s so important for me to get multiple hours of “think time” (like on a road trip) every now and then, not just a little time now and then. It’s been sooo necessary for me creatively!
Tweeted the giveaway!
I have learned that I’m really grateful for the job my kids teachers do .Spending 3 weeks off on Christmas break because of the snow storms with these crazy kids, makes me realize how hard a teachers job is.
I recently resigned my teaching position–discovering the joys of being a stay at home mommy to my three little ones each and every day!
We’ve had crazy cold temps and many snow/ice days lately. This has given me the joy of extra time with my kiddos and time to get lots of stuff down around the house. :) thanks for the giveaway. :))
I wouldn’t say this is a joy I recently learned but rather a joy that I was reminded of. The joy of recognizing we don’t have control. We may think we do but ultimately we don’t. We are better off trying everyday, to enjoy the most important parts of life. The things we almost always look right over. I have never had more joy then when I am reminded that The Lord is going to provide if I just let go. When I do that I can enjoy the “joys” that He provides every moment of everyday.
Pinned! :) Maggie and Lisa are amazing inspirations!
Something joyful that I recently learned is that I have a half sister! I have always wanted a sister, whike I missed out on those fun growing up years I am hoping that we can connect now as adults.
Joy is looking into my child’s face as he is fast asleep. Or when she is wide awake and playing in a make believe world. Or when he is just figuring out how to put one hand in front of the other when learning to crawl. Love my kiddos. :)
I have a 9 month old who is healthy and showers me with smiles as well as an almost 4-year-old who gives amazing hugs way past his bedtime. :)
I am joyful that I made the resolution to relax more this year an worry less about having to have a perfectly clean house every time someone comes over. I am learning to entertain more with less anxiety. Great giveaway!!!
I’ve experienced the joy of being physically active. I’ve exercised every day this past week.
I am joyful this morning drinking my coffee and listening to my two kids giggle and play lovingly together! Saturday mornings are the best!
Shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/422058296086757376
I experienced joy this morning at my son’s basketball game after he made his first basket ever and turned and gave me the biggest smile. ♥
I’ve been experiencing joy by watching things through the eyes of my 7-month old. (7 months? How is that even possible?!?) Everything is so new and exciting to him. I can’t help but smile and get excited with him!
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Today I’m joyful that my hubby is off and we’re all gathered playing and enjoying this rainy, windy Saturday together inside our warm home!
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I got to have all of my family home for Christmas! It truly was a blessing!!!
Joyful is having such a “peaceful” life that I could sleep in until 9:20am :)
I’m filled with joy today because my family is home together & we can relax. Coffee makes to a double-joyful day! :)
My daughter is getting some much needed Daddy time today! My heart is bursting with joy, that I have a husband who understands just how important it is for them to have 1:1 time.
I have recently learned that I can truly speak life into my husband and boys. My words can make a huge impact on them and I should watch what I say. Speak positive, honest, scriptural truths over them and to them!
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Yesterday I finished the book Evolving in Monkey Town, by Rachel Held Evans. This book gave me joy and hope for some of my biggest doubts and frustrations.
Oops! My name is Elisha!! :)
So filled with JOY to be expecting a baby in June!!
My daughter is very excited to get to spend time with her grandparents today.
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i experienced joy every day this week when my daughter lit up and ran to me after daycare. love those little moments.
The joy of finding my child’s favorite toy that we thought was lost forever. http://www.barksblog.com/2014/01/the-story-of-little-pink-bear.html?m=1
I shared it on Pinterest!
I experienced joy this week watching my hubby play with my daughter :)
The joy on my 9 year old son’s face on Christmas morning when he saw what Santa brought him. I love that he still believes and I savored this year because he might not believe next year.