Thursday

Praying for your family...

This Week's Special Offer:

Enter to win this darling cotton
skirt with flower applique
from
Bella Blu Boutique! Details and
more about Bella Blu below...

My thoughts...
Recently, I discovered 1 Chronicles 28:8: Now therefore, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the Lord, and in the hearing of our God, keep and seek [to be familiar with] all the commandments of the Lord your God, that you may possess this good land and leave it as an inheritance for your children after you forever. As I pondered this, I was inspired to begin praying Scriptural prayers over our home, our marriage, and our daughter and it is transforming the way I approach God's Word. These prayers are recorded in a journal given to me by my husband during our college dating days and I hope they will be passed on to my children and to their children, after them. I am regularly praying these prayers aloud during my time with the Lord and adding to them as I discover new Scriptures with special application to the life of our family.

For example, I am praying 1 Peter 5:10: May You, the God of all grace, Who has called us to Your own eternal glory in Christ Jesus, Yourself complete and make us what we ought to be, establish and ground us securely, and strengthen, and settle us.


I am also praying 1 Thessalonians 2:13: Thank You for Your Word, which is effectually at work in us who believe, exercising its superhuman power in us who adhere to and trust in and rely on it.

In moments of vague anxiety, I can pray Proverbs 1:33: May we listen to You and live securely, and be at ease from the dread of evil.

I encourage you to incorporate the Word of God into your own prayers for your home, your marriage, and your children. His Word is our most powerful weapon!



A word from Sara, owner of Bella Blu Boutique:
I am a mother of one amazingly spirited little girl, Isabella. She is the inspiration for the clothing that I create. I wouldn't have started making sewing a passion if it weren't for her. I love to create unique clothing for her. I really love it when I can share my creations with other parents out there that want to give their children the gift of handmade. I love doing custom orders, and welcome them anytime. I am a part time NICU nurse, and love having the best of many worlds. Being a nurse, wife, mommy, and seamstress, it can get a little hectic at times! I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 7 years. He is very supportive of my Etsy business. I couldn't do this without him. Thank you for checking out our shop! See what a difference handmade can make for you, and the artists that you support!
Enter to win this darling cotton
skirt with flower applique
from
Bella Blu Boutique!

Just visit the Etsy store and
comment to this post on your
favorite Bella Blu Boutique
merchandise. Winner will be
selected by random drawing.
Deadline to enter is noon, EST,
Friday, October 3, 2008.
Open to US residents only.
This skirt should fit girls, ages
2 to 5 years of age, depending
on their stature.


Here's a sneak peek at
Bella Blu Boutique!
Visit the shop to see the
rest of the collection!







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Bag of groceries ©
Mike Cassell Dreamstime.com

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42 comments:

Jessica said...

Just twittered https://twitter.com/stevenbrycesmom

The clothes are adorable.

Seeryus Mama said...

The breezy blouse is so cute!!

seeryusfam@msn.com

:: juinlily :: said...

I love bellabluboutique. Her pieces are well made and great designs, real heirlooms.

I'd love a chance to win one of her skirts!

I love this quote: "leave [the land] as an inheritance for your children after you forever." I wish more would note this and give our good earth the respect is deserves if only for the future of our children.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I like the Drama Queen skirt the best. I love brown and dress my daughter in it often.

Thanks! Off to post about this contest.

3janbabies[at]gmail[dot]com

jenny said...

i think all the little girl l-fits are so cute i would just love to win this its realy cute

Claudia said...

All Sara's creations are truly made with love and passion and you can really feel it from the very moment you touch one of her garments. And the best quality I have experienced so far. I am one of her proud customers, far away in Italy, and I will always support this exceptional gal!!

Laura said...

My daughter is the proud wearer of many bellablu boutique creations. I love the simplicity of Sara's clothes, the high quality fabrics, and the meticulous construction. My current favorite in the shop is Lily of the Valley. I've had a hard time not buying it, but I am saving up for all the lovely things she has for fall!!

Dana Lynne said...

I love the Button Up Funnel Neck Top - so chic and modern! It's neat to see a little one in a shirt that I'd probably love to wear, too! Do you make a mommy version? ;)

jill bartee said...

Sara makes the CUTEST things!! With her unique style and fantastic material choices you little one looks like a star!! I love the apple and pear bloomers!! too cute!

Cindi ~ Moomettesgram said...

I think the Johnny Collar Jacket is so cute!

Cindi @ Moomettesgram's Musings

Cre8ive1 said...

Your clothes are very cute and classy. Knowing that they're handmade by a mom makes them even more special!

Sandy said...

how adorable- I know the perfect little girl for these...my favorite is these Fancy Pants, with a tank or tee for the kids or even on top of a swimsuit and flips

Rebecca said...

I really like the Rose Garden Skirt. Very cute things there.

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Naomi said...

Love Fancy Pants and Classy Lady!

mommyjen99 said...

She is so talented. My favorite item is the Midsummer Nights Dream bloomers. So cute and a unique fabric also.
thanks
jen
jen62728@aol.com

Danielle said...

These are SO cute! I am a skirt girl and have to say I love the Rose Garden Skirt. I will be adding your giveaway to my blog this Thursday at http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com

noreen said...

Johnny Collar Jacket, love it

windycindy said...

What lovely clothing she creates! I love it all. The "Rose Garden" Skirt is really adorable. My niece would enjoy wearing this skirt because she is all about femininity! Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kristan said...

i love the breezy blouse.
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Naddie said...

My little one is also one of bellabluboutique's returning clients. We love every one of Sara's creations and our favorite right now is the Indigo Blouse!
WE ARE PROUD SHOPPERS OF THE BELLABLUBOUTIQUE!!! ;)

- Marybeth I. said...

I just love Lady Breezy - wish they had it in my size

Aimee Torres said...

The bellabluboutique line is simply exquisite! All of the clothing are such keepsakes....

Baba said...

The breezy blouse is so adorable and would look so cute on our little girl!

Mama Zen said...

The Lily of the Valley is adorable!

Linda and Greg said...

The Rose Garden skirt is my favorite...thank you for such a great giveaway!

Em's Place said...

Your words are beautiful.
The clothes are lovely, but I especially admire your spirit.
Take care and God bless,
Emily

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is the rose garden skirt.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Zen Ventures said...

I love the ladies Tunic in Chambray. I love those kind of styles so it was my top pick! Great styles. I also "heart" your shop!

Maricris

sunnymum said...

My favorite is the girls' breezy blouse. I like the colors and the styling.
cbeargie (at) yahoo (d0t) com

Tracy said...

My favorite things are the Classy Lady shirt for girls, and the Apples and Pears bloomers for baby. I totally love the skirt in this giveaway, and my daughter is four so it would fit her now!

Tuesday Girl said...

I love the Drama Queen skirt, so sweet!

tuesdayef(at)aoldot com

Sarah said...

The Classy Lady top is so adorable!

Thanks too for the thoughts on praying the scriptures. I've heard of people doing that before, but needed to be reminded.

Jenn W said...

Ohhh... I love the beautiful clothes she has created. My favorite is the Rose Garden Skirt. It is so sweet.

Blessings!!

JLWalden1{at}gmail{dot}com

Katie said...

Her stuff is so great! I love many of the items, one of them being the Johnny Collar Jacket. Thanks!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

ashley moorhouse said...

love the Apples And Pears, my daughter is into everything apples lately!-ashley m
moorhouseashley@yahoo.com

Marie said...

I absolutely love the little lady dress! Pinstripes are just so cute!! It was so hard to pick out just one piece, they are all wonderful!

Midnite Scrapper said...

Just added her to my favorites in Etsy! Love the Apples and Pears bloomers. Your post was lovely - I am currently teaching a series on Being a Praying Mother at our church here in Riverside. I fully believe in claiming the promises that He has made to us! Thanks for sharing. =]

Natalie said...

I LOVE the Lily of the Valley shirt for little girls. What girl WOULDN'T look cute in it?

Nadia said...

I love the blouse that she named "beautiful".

treflea4[at]gmail[dot]com

LaMia Designs said...

love the apples and pears bloomers...how cute, your shop is very lovely..
www.lamiadesigns.blogspot.com

Best wishes to you!

Lindsay said...

Diggin' the apples and pears bloomers!
-Lindsay

Marietta said...

Your clothes are so sweet and unique! My favorite is "Her Majesty" It is absolutely adorable!
I would love to win one of your skirts!
And I love the way you are praying. Honestly, what can be more effective than praying the Word of God?

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