Lesser things...

We witnessed a funny thing on the way to the pediatrician's office yesterday...a flock of Canadian geese splashing in a drainage ditch while just across the road, a whole pond was there for the taking. "Stupid birds...," I thought, but then I was reminded how many times I've settled for lesser things, myself. I could have "peace that passes all understanding," but spend the day fretting. I could rest in His forgiveness but instead I allow condemnation to steal my joy.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. (Romans 8:31-34)

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windycindy said...

Hi, I love their site! The "brandy
handbag" is lovely. Of course, then I would need a coordinating "zippy!"
The children's "smocks" are really cute. The "Taggies" are adorable. My son loved the tag on his baby teddy bear that my mother-in-law had to make new pajamas for it. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi

gunzie said...

I absolutely love this site. These products are incredible, my favorite are the large crib blankets, the taggies (my daughter loves to play with this a lot), the zippy, I can go on and on...
Thanks for the give away!
(screenname gunzie)
ann dot guns at mac dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful products! Great site!
Love the handbags. Thanks for introducing me to the shop!

Kelly said...

OH I love that hand bag, Madison, made with the full moon fabric is my FAV!

The baby items are darling!

Tracy said...

I would love to have a nursing cover, and some burpies! The products look very nice, and the website design is visually appealing. I hope I win!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

The Quick Change packs are great!!!

Thanks for the chance,
Lisa in TX


Bebemiqui said...

I like the "Lauren" handbag. Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

nor_lou said...

splat mat is great
nor_lou at hotmail dot com

laura said...

Oooh, I'm loving the taggies! I also liked the zippy bags (organization in the purse is always a good thing!) and the splat mat. Great shop!
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com
State: WA

Donette said...

I love the zippies, too! Count me in for the drawing:
donette at live dot com


Heather said...

Love the large blankets! katebeth45ATgmailDOTcom

rachel said...

my favs from this site are the nursing covers and the bags! i think every mom should have such a trendy diaper bag!! :)

Anonymous said...

Love everything but some of my favorites are the taggies, small quilts and the burp cloths to name a few. Very cute.
Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks, Katie
katie_mmartin (at)yahoo (dot)com.

Ginny said...

I love the children's smocks & all the handbags! ~ Ginny scrappydesigns at I live in MI

Team Chilton said...

I love all their bags. The fabric selection is amazing too. I love the espresso damask (I am actually making my baby a quilt with that very fabric in it)

kamaile said...

I love the taggies and quick seems the diapers are always getting squished by something in the diaper bag.


kamaile said...

i love the taggies and the quick seems like the diapers are always getting squished by something in the diaper bag.


Genevieve P said...

I'd get a pink strawberry art smock!

joolee said...

AWESOME site! I'd get a taggie or oil cloth art smock in Mustard martini!

Janel said...

I was just at one of her parties and i bought a pink polka dot art smock, but i would absolutely love to have one of her "Madison" bags. I also really liked the "Taggies" they are so cute in real life.

jenny said...

oh how cute i love pees and carrets and i would love to well try to win this so that i can get some thing nice for my little one thanks

Jennifer said...

I really love the nursing cover ups and the $8 burpies...what a deal! I'm in Texas (I think we were suppose to say that!)

Adria said...

I love their fabrics. I am drooling over the mini quilt and the Marissa bag. My favorite fabric is the daisy delight.

in Utah

katie said...

I love Zippy! I am just about to order it. I have ordered many items from jessica! She is SO talented and so sweet too! Thanks for the chance to win!


Anonymous said...

These items are very chic! I know where I will be getting gifts for those new babies now. (burpies and taggies) I also will be purchasing a nursing cover when the time comes.

bethany said...

Those burpies are too cute!! Can never have enough of those!
Phoenix, Arizona

Danielle said...

The smocks are adorable!
dansan826 at

Danielle said...

The children's smocks are very cute, I love the burpies too.

Natalie said...

I like the Kate bag and the taggies.


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Anonymous said...

I like the brandy handbag.


corrie71 said...

I love the taggies blankets. They are much cuter than the ones you see in the stores.

julie said...

love the burp cloths in martini lime....great nursing cover ups as well.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love the zippy and the burpies.

Dandelion Quilts (screen name)

MamaRazzi said...

She is absolutely fantastic at what she does! I really love the "quick change" and think it is a super cute and handy little item! Thanks for the give away!

Chic Shopper Chick said...

I LOVE the Lexi bag -- it is so chic! What a lovely company! I also really like the quick change pack -- I really need to order one!

MaryLee said...

Very nice store. I liked the Brandy Handbag, and the Smocks. Thank you.

MaryLee in Washington
MLgrandma AT yahoo DOT com

Mar said...

I love her oil cloth products...I own some of the bibs! They are great!!! I would love the zippy!

Megan said...

Too hard to choose!!! I love the oilcloth bibs & I love the little diaper/wipes holder. I guess those are my top picks, but I really love the taggies too. And I want a new bag! I love this little shop! Thx! RNMeg at cox net

My2Gs said...

If money wasn't an issue, I would choose one of the awesome handbags! For girls like myself on a budge, I would probably pick either a burb cloth or a zippy.

Mar said...

I would love a zippy. Or oil cloth smock.....

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love the splat mat! I love to have art projects, and anything messy and fun for the little ones to do while I am making dinner. If I can place something under the princess table to keep my floors from needing to be mopped, it saves me time, and keeps them happy! Now I just need to get them a smock, and a way to keep goo off of the hands, face and hair, and I'll be set!

LilithSilvermane at
Aurora, Colorado

Laura said...

I love the handbags and the hats! Please enter me!

Li'l MG said...

Love all her stuff, so hard to choose! The handbags are my favorites, especially the "marissa."

Preppy Mommy said...

I saw this site on bloggy giveaways and I love it. thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Love the handbags!


Hey, don't forget my giveaways!

Taryn said...

I like the 'what a mess' burpie!

Brooke said...

I like the SPLAT MAT!!

Dawn said...

Cute! i love the taggies too!
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