Monday, November 15, 2010

Above All Fabrics Wishlist

Have you heard about this giveaway? All you have to do is post about your wishlist at Above All Fabric and link it to them and you are entered! How easy is that? Super easy, unless you're on a budget as tight as mine. Okay, here is the thing, I WANT EVERYTHING. Above All Fabric has the cutest stuff ever and it is so reasonably priced! But I am so cheap lately that I even worry about over spending on my wish list. Yes, I know a wish list doesn't cost you anything but if you want to beg your husband to buy you everything on it you have to keep your numbers low. Yeah, you heard me right people. So forward this blog to my husband ASAP because I narrowed it down to the few things I might just die for!

Like the pattern for this dress:

And although I love the softness of the fabrics used in the image, how much more fitting would it be for Rock A Bow if it was done in these fabrics?Oh, I think my heart just skipped a beat!

And what about the pattern for these pillows?

Do you even know how cute these would be in my kids room?

Also on my list are a few adorable fabrics. I cannot even tell you how much I am in love with my list! By the way, what are you still doing here? You should be busy forwarding this list to my husband and begging him to treat his wife (who loves him oh so much) to some fun stuff...atleast the patterns =) Oh and while you are emailing him you might want to visit Above All Fabric for yourself because you will die for a few things!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Items at Rock-A-Bow

Christmas is just around the corner (like 40 days away) and in the crafting world that means boutiques. Lots of boutiques. Since I have so many coming up I thought I would expand my product line a little bit. There are some super cute onsies and burp cloths that have hit my shelves. I showed you those a couple weeks ago, remember? There are lots of new designs but I don't want to tease you with what might be sold after the next boutique, so I will wait until I add them to the shop, which will be back up soon.

Anyway, the reason for this post is that I have been super busy with some headbands and new flowers that I want to show you. Check them out.

Aren't you in love with these? If so, stop by one of the boutiques I'll be at.
Coming up we have:

November 20th from 10-3 (I'll be there until 1)
Abounding In Love Boutique
4441 E. Lani Avenue, Anaheim

December 4th
Piece and Joy Boutique in Canyon Lake (address coming soon)

December 4th
Boutique and Gold Party
14318 Ostend Dr.
La Mirada

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Journey

Remember the cyst?

At the beginning of my pregnancy I was told I had a complex cyst. "What on earth is a complex cyst?" I wondered. The doctors informed me that this meant I had a cyst that was made up of both liquid and solid making a mass that could possibly rupture (I found out last week that it was also possible that this mass was cancerous). Because I was pregnant it could not be removed and had to be watched carefully. My life, as well as my babies life, were at risk. Every second of every day following would be a challenge. We dealt with fear, pain, restrictions and questions of what would happen next. There was a chance of surgery while pregnant. Even if the surgery didn't happen while pregnant, it was going to happen soon.

Remember the prayers?

After hearing news of this very scary intruder in my body, we called on you; our family and our friends, to pray for us. We had prayer requests sent to numerous churches and friends of friends. The word was spread, it had to be, it was my child's life that was at risk. We were overwhelmed with the support and number of people who lifted Talon and I up in their prayers. Have I thanked you for that? If not, thank you! As time went on and new steps to this journey approached we reached out again and again. Every time that we did we got the same response. Overwhelming support. I know I said that already but I cannot emphasize it enough.

Remember the promises?

Throughout this experience there was a song and a verse that kept coming up. First was the song. I was on my way to a doctors appointment and I was in tears. I did not know what to expect and I was terrified. I cried out to the Lord and he answered. The song "Safe" by Phil Wickham came on. I know that the verses do not apply but the message was there. Every single appointment, and I'm not exaggerating, it was literally every appointment, it came on as I drove. It was evident that God was telling me that I would be safe in His arms. One way or another, I was going to be okay.

Next came the scripture. I was doing a devotional before one of my crucial appointments and saw this verse. 30 minuted later, while driving to the appointment, my friend Beth text me the same verse. Two weeks later another friend shared it with me. The verse? Jer. 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Again, I would be safe in His arms. I was going to be okay!

Remember the healing?

Oh, have I not told you about that yet?
Well it has come. Today I had surgery to remove this mass from my ovary. There was a chance of losing my right ovary (I did not) and a chance it would be cancerous (Doctor said it does not appear that way and we will wait for confirmation). The surgery went smoothly. I am doing great.

"Wait a second, didn't you say there was a healing?" you ask, "Didn't the doctor remove the mass?" Let me explain.

There is no doubt in my mind that this was God. It was God who decided that I would be pregnant right in time. It was God who made sure I had an early ultrasound (because of bleeding that was more than coincidental) to find this mass that would have continued to grow and become more dangerous without us ever knowing it was there. It was God who protected me throughout my pregnancy and delivery. It was God who placed me in the care of a doctor who was given her abilities through Him.

So often we take God for granted. We put our hope in medicines and in doctors. Don't get me wrong, I am so thankful for the amazing doctor who took such great care of me. I just know that we are all given talents and strengths through God Himself. Today I praise God for His hand in my life and for the life He has given me and allowed me to keep. I thank God for this healing. I pray that I get confirmation that this was not a cancerous mass but if it is I will continue to trust in Him and the miracles He will bring.


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