Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Ever have one of those days when things become so hard, you say to yourself "Why am I doing this? Is it worth it? Am I doing the right thing for my family?" I have had one of those weeks...things are piling up around me, my house is wreck, I can't get to the gym because one of my babies is sick...again, etc. etc. Just when I think I can't do it anymore...God extends his grace...and I am reminded that...God created us for work. God gives us a hunger for our passion; a physical need to discover our work. Focused work is God's idea, and he equips us individually for it. Some women have to work, some women want to work, some women work from home ~ and that is okay! It's all in the same bucket, and it's all valuable. Jesus gives you much grace for your role, so we should extend the same grace to each other. The question isn't, "right or wrong?" The question should be, "healthy or not?" None of us has the authority or perspective to make that call for another mom. God leads each of us in wisdom, and "work" can look a thousand different ways. He alone completely understands your family, your circumstances, your gifts, and your season of life, so He alone gets to direct the path you take. Exhale, God values you and the very hard work you do every day. Make sure your work is working...and that assessment is between you, your family, and God. The rest of us can butt out and quit criticizing your choices until we have walked a day in your shoes.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
This Sip & "Sea" was for a family who welcomed a new baby boy! The family just happens to be into sailing, so this theme was perfect! I used Paper & Cake "Sail Away" party printables. I love that you can edit the printables as needed! I found the nautical themed backdrop material at JoAnne's Fabrics as well as the galvanized flower bucket. I also added hydrangeas (my absolute favorite flower) for some height and to add to the nautical, ocean feel of the presentation.
The new mommy requested some figure friendly treats for the table, so I incorporated fresh fruit "beach buckets" and yogurt and granola parfaits. To make sure we had something for everyone, I also included mini vanilla cupcakes with sailboat fondant toppers from Kids Cakes, Oreo Truffle Pops, Rice Krispie Treats and M&M's. The treat bag labels were personalized to say "How much do I love you? Let me count the waves..."
|How much do I love you? Let me count the waves...|
|Fruit filled mini beach buckets|
|Welcome baby Parker!|
Saturday, February 5, 2011
This weekend I had the pleasure of designing a Peace Love & Cupcakes dessert table for sweet Eden's 2nd Birthday! Her mom Jen, is one of those moms who just has it all together, and threw an amazing party for her little girl with her second child due in just a few weeks! No detail was left undone! Jen was inspired by a t-shirt she found at The Gap, and we took it from there! Thanks for letting me be a part of Eden's special day!
Dessert Table Styling By: Swank Sweets
Party Printables By: Six Chicks Design
Custom Peace Sign Cookies By: Linda's Edible Art
Banner and Cupcake Toppers By: Eden's Mom Jen :)
Posted by Korinne Seel at Saturday, February 05, 2011