life gets messy & a giveaway

sometimes life gets messy.

things don’t go as you expected.

they can go from bad to worse.

messy days can make you crazy.

but then, if you take a moment…just a brief moment…to step back, survey the scene, the day, your life, you may see it from a different angle. you might notice something you didn’t see before. something you’re actually grateful for. thankful for.


after all, it’s the messy, crazy life you’ve been blessed with. and even if it is sometimes a mess, it’s your life. your story.

i don’t know about you, but me? i’m SO very grateful!

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speaking of grateful, who wants to win this adorable thankful print from fancy that design house?

i’m not entirely sure how i stumbled across stephanie’s work, but i’m so thankful i did! she has an incredible eye for design and the sweetest heart. stephanie and her family are in the process of raising funds so that they can complete their adoption and bring their baby home from china! any and all sales from her shop go towards bringing their baby home. she has some amazing work, so i’m praying if you don’t win that you’ll peek around her shop anyway. she has some fun designs, including this one which i just couldn’t resist! it’s perfect for us 🙂

um, how awesome is that? i love it!

the giveaway will by open until sunday night at midnight, good luck! and a big thank you to stephanie for donating one of her prints for the giveaway!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Shannon N - Where did you get your daughter’s shirt? I adore it!

Patti - What a nice reminder , to just let it all get messy some days and just enjoy what is going on around you. That sometimes is a hard thing for me too do! Enjoyed your messy model and your sweet words stac!

nicole - thankful for a God who loves me. and a husband who loves me. for a roof over my head, and food on my table…for parents who are still together and raised me in a loving, christian home. and so much more!

Kathy - That print is SO perfectly yours! Amazing.

hannah - love this! and your blog.
thankful for this giveaway 🙂
grateful for so much. but yes, the mess itself stands out big to me. hardships have so knit us closer to jesus that i think they’re actually what we’re most grateful for!

xoxo thanks for the chance.

Chloe - I’m thankful for having a messy life- it means I have clothes to fold, food to put away, books to read, and people who love me!

Claudia - I am thankful for my ALWAYS messy house and the family I am blessed to share it with.

I love your print! Perfect for the 3 ring circus! Xoxo

Lachalle - I am thankful for my littles hugs and kisses , laughter, tears , dreams and fears and sticky fingers they complete me!

Kristen Steadman - Thankful for having messy times. They are sometimes reminders that not everyone has them to create beautiful memories. Messy times put it in perspective that the only one who knows the plan is “the big guy upstairs.” Life is about making the most of everything….even if it means craziness, messes, dirt, and a little stress during cleanup. Keep making the memories!!!

Jenna - My messy life.

Two children. One is 3 and the other is 2 months. My husband and I are in the middle of Starting new careers.. Both of us! So we moved in with my grandparents because as of October 1st we have no steady income.

My business is event planning so my house if completely covered with party supplies, unfolded laundry, and dirty dishes.

In this messy life, I’m thankful for a god who gave me ALL I have. It may seem like not much if I were to write a list on paper, but it’s what I need. I’m thankful for my husband. He loves me regardless how much spit up I’m wearing each day. My two kiddos. They make my heart complete with each smile. And I am thankful for the opportunity to start a business in the middle of all the mess (although it is the mess, literally lol)

Lisa Wagner - Love her work and hoping hoping hoping i win!!!!

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