Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 Brewtiful Blessings Swap

Brewtiful Blessings Swap
Holiday Themed Mug & Coffee/Tea/Hot Cocoa 
Exchange

Bring on the Happy Mail!!!



Here's the Skinny....
Give A Mug & Receive a Mug
When you sign up you promise you will send a 
Happy Mail Package to Your Partner!
In turn, YOU will receive a Happy Mail Package too!

Sign UP:  The only way to sign up for the Brewtiful Blessings Swap is to fill out the form via the link below. You will receive confirmation on your screen that you're part of the Swap! Sign ups will close by 5pm October 30th. (Only US and Canada Please)

Howdy Partner!:  You will receive your assigned partner by the end of the day November 7th. Your Swap Buddy will NOT have you, which is the fun part! Everyone has someone different, no equal matches.

Shopping Time: Have fun and be creative!  It does NOT need to cost a lot of money ($20 max) because it's the thought that counts! Include a Mug and then whatever little lovelies you'd like to include. Think Winter, Holiday and Giving Thanks theme. Make sure to package your items so they arrive safely to your Swapper.
  
Your Happy Mail NEEDS to arrive by November 22nd. Pinky-Promise!!

Post & Thank: This is the FUN part. Receive & Document your Happy Mail! Use Social Media to document your Brewtiful Blessings Swap via Instagram, Blog, Facebook or Twitter using the #BrewtifulBlessingsSwap so other Swappers can find you and your Buddy can see the package arrived safely! Would love for you to tag me too in the photo!

That's IT!
Sinchy Pants!
Sign-up * Shop * Send
Want to Join the Fun?
Here's the Link:

Disclosure:This is my first, organized Swap and I am praying it goes off without hitch, but that's me looking through rose-colored glasses! So, be patient and I will work hard to make this be a Fabulous Event!

Giveaway??
Of course there will be!! At the close of the Swap I will have a great package to send to one Lucky winner!
Details will be streaming in so make sure you follow me on 
Facebook and Instgram 
to be up on all the details!

Let's Do This!!
Such Fun!
Lynn

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Creative Soiree - October Event

Sweet Birdie Blessings
Hosts
The Creative Soiree
A Fundraising Event for Baby Loss Comfort Packages
October is Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month

I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful event this turned out to be!!!
The Creative Soiree was truly my "God-Sized Dream" in action.
(More about that in a moment)

I was super nervous in prepping and planning for this event as I
 was just building upon my Dream and hoped it would look and work as 
well as it did in my head, if you know what I mean.

So, after months of planning and crafting....
IT happened!
WHAT.A.DREAM.

The Ladies arrived and it was the perfect mix of personalities! 
The Lord couldn't have put a better group together!

We started with Bagels, Homemade Scones, Coffee and of course Tea.
Food is always a great Ice-Breaker!
So once everyone sat I explained the Crafts and different stations and
 sent them on their way to Craft ALL Day!

Enjoy the photos....there a many!

















Lunch was served around 1:30 and it was a great time to
For everyone to refuel their Creative Juices!
For Lunch we Had:
Cucumber Sandwiches
Chicken Salad (HomeMade) & Croissants
Egg Salad (HomeMade)
Watermelon
Chex Mix (No Party is Complete without IT!)
Lemon Pound Cake (HomeMade)
Peach Tea and Water
I did not have any food to take home!
Creativity Makes Us HUNGRY!!

BACK TO CREATING!!!




Such Fun to see everyone's Dominoes!
They even included their animals!  LOVE IT!!!







The Book Page Wreaths were a Blast!
Again, everyone's creativity was so fun to see!



 
The piles of book pages was funny!!










Showing off some of their creations and a little arm SWAG!

All in All It was a Complete Success!!
Everyone completed all projects!
The Food was a Success!
The SWAG and Giveaways were Excellent!

I kept hearing over and over how "relaxing" and "therapeutic"the day was for them. 
 No worries, no kiddos, no cleanup, no supply shopping! 
Now, will I do it again???
ABSOLUTELY!!!
Stay Tuned....



I will have a post with all Sponsors and Products Used
in the next 2 days!
It will also include a Giveaway!
Turns out I have 1 extra SWAG Bag to give away!
Even More Fun!!

Many Blessings and I look forward to the next event:
The Creative Soiree

Such Fun,
Lynn








Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Creative Soiree



The Creative Soiree
A Fundraiser to Benefit
Sweet Birdie Blessings

Here is the OFFICIAL Invitation!
I can't believe I am finally putting this together and I'm so excited to celebrate with each and everyone of you!


Now that you have all the Details......
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO MAKE???

First, we will turn cones of book pages like this...


Into 
This Fabulous
A Book Page Wreath



Next,
You will put Hammer to Metal and Create....


Beautiful Stamped
Cuff Bracelets



Alright, Next...
We will put Paint to Ball Jars and 
Create a Set of 3
Uniquely Painted Jars



Finally....
Just for Fun,
We Will Make Personalized, Hanging Dominoes
Each will Represent the Number in Your Family

They will be Painted and Sanded 
All By You!!

(Domino Photo From Barn Owl Primitives Her stuff is Gorgeous)

So, there they are....All the Crafts!!
I hope you LOVE them as much as I do!!

So.....How do you sign up?
Click on the Link and Purchase Tickets

You will also see a link to the right via
Brown Paper Tickets

Whose Ready to Party???

Such Fun!!
Lynn



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Grateful for Meeting a Special Person


Something Unexpected In This Journey

When I receive an order on Etsy, I contact the buyer right away to thank them for their order and to share with them what their purchase allows me to make happen.  It's a sale with a purpose!

I was so touched by Kara's instant response and her incredible journey that I begged asked her if I could share on my Blog.  I am so grateful for her heart and I am happy to introduce her to you!

Kara Neidig's first comments to me went like this...

"My husband and I have an 18m old son now and have suffered 2 miscarriages. We are currently expecting our second son May 1st and He only has the left side of his heart. He will need three major heart surgeries in order to survive. We aren't for sure what the future holds for us and out baby."

"His name is Landon. If people would like to pray for him I would be so grateful. I would love to keep you posted. My husband and I know either way what happens God has already had planned and if he survives all this or if he goes to meet God its going to be a plan that is greater than we could even imagine. Thanks for caring. The prayers and words of even a kind stranger go very far and really touch me. "

"Attached is the best sonogram picture I have of Landon so far. Our little fighter."



Oh my goodness , how could I not be touched by her!  My heart aches for the challenges ahead, but so inspired by their Faith and Confidence in the Lord.  I am thankful I can pray for this family!

I asked what I could share...so in her words, a little about them and their sweet Baby Landon.

"Well, 
I am a stay-at-home-mother. My husband has a good job as a lineman. Since we have to travel 5 hours away from home and stay for up to 3-4months my husband will have to miss out on most everything because he will have to work. We cannot afford for him not to. Some of our friends have set up a fund for us to try and help out. We are using the money for Landons medical expenses as well as getting my husband up there with me for as long as we can afford. I hope he can stay for awhile. Landon has to have a surgery a week after he is born and if he doesnt make it I would have wanted my husband to have precious time with him before hand. Here is a link to our page on giveforward. gfwd.at/1h1Luyf.

There is updated information on the page and I try to keep up on it after appointments. There are also so pictures on there and I will continue adding more as I get some good photos of little Landon. 

He is a very active baby. We have had about 15 doctors all look at his heart via untrasound at different times. Landon has squirmed and kicked and punched the little device they run along my belly the entire time. All the doctors have joked about what an onery little boy he is. I think, hope, and pray that he is a fighter!!

Thanks so much!!! It touches me that people can care so much that I have just met. Landon has brought so many new beautiful people into our lives already. Healed some family issues. Brought our local community together. Even if God wants Landon to join him earlier than we hope...he is already a little miracle. 

Kara"

Mark 11:24
Y'all...the LORD is AMAZING! Strangers praying for Strangers...Only HE could have coordinated something like this....He knows what we need and meets us there.

 I hope you will hold this family in your prayers as their Journey has been long to this point and even longer going forward. 



Thank you for reading Kara's story and I hope you will follow Landon and his much anticipated arrival.


Many Blessings,

Lynn

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

What a Difference a Day Makes


March 18th....
{Just a Day}

I had so much trouble unwinding and going to sleep last night. 
This day was heavy on my mind, as it is each year....

This is an Anniversary date for me of my second loss.
It's been 7 years...it still hurts...I can still cry for my baby....I named him Angel (We do not know if he was boy or girl, I just feel he was a boy)...he left a huge imprint on my heart...I can't wait to hug him in Heaven.


I am so encouraged to wake this morning with a song of Praise already on my heart
{It's been on repeat all morning}

Chris Tomlin's song "God of This City"

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

Greater things have yet to come
Greater things are still to be done here

Yes, it does get easier, but the emotion is still raw. It's almost surprising that even after all this time I can still feel the ache in my heart....in my womb....in my arms.

I do not understand "Why", but the journey has been amazing. Something I never thought I could say. 
Only God can make a tragedy work to His Glory!
My relationship with him is so intimate and personal and I do not believe I would be where I am in my Walk had I not experienced the years of trials and grief.
Just like the song says....

You're the light in the darkness
You're the hope in the hopeless
You're the peace in the restless

WOW!
 So thankful!! 
He was my Light, my Hope, my Peace...

I am grateful for my sweet baby.  He helped mold me into the person I am today.  
This journey has brought me to my knees, face in the floor!
I know all my Heavenly Baby's Dates will be difficult, but I pray I honor them daily and that
their memory will live on through me.

I miss you sweet Baby....

Please take a moment and listen to this song.
I promise it will bless you!







Many Blessings,
Lynn
Sweet Birdie Blessings
Embracing One Mom at a Time

Friday, January 24, 2014

Saying Good-Bye

A Final Farewell to a Long Love Affair...

Today is the day. 
I have Decided. 
I am Committed.

I have had a long love affair with something that has done nothing positive for me.

I seek it out.  Plan my errands accordingly. 

I drag my kids along and I do not want them to create the same terrible habits I have.

I have known for years that it's reeking havoc on my insides.
 (I have literally seen it eat the corrosion off a car battery) Changing my appearance. 
Now can be linked to cancer.

Soooooooo.......Why Have I Let This Go On For So Long???

Yup, I'm and ADDICT!

To Coca-Cola that is.....


You'd think it was something way worse, but I'm not sure there is a much harder addiction to kick than one to soda.

Can I get an A-MEN?!
I'm shouting out to all you Diet Coke peeps!
 And you Die Hard Diet Dr. Pepper addicts!

We all know the joy the first sip brings us. 
ESPECIALLY from a soda fountain! 
Yummy!!!  Burp!

So, today I say "Good-Bye" to my only vice I have left.  You have been awful to me and I can no longer stand for it!  My health is more important than your super fizzy, yummy taste...

I expect all to hold me accountable! 
Don't let me fall off this wagon as I know it will be extremely hard to jump back on.


I am a little scared....nervous....even sad a bit.
BUT,
It is done!

Good-Bye 
Yummy, Ice Cold, Fizzy, D-Lish
Coke.

You will never be consumed by me again.....


Such Fun,(being positive)
Lynn
Disclosure:  I am in no way making fun of addiction.  I take it very seriously.  But in my case, this IS my addiction and THAT I take very seriously.