Pearls ‘n Joy Etsy Shop {new products}

I just had to hop on here in the midst of my Christmas shipping frenzy and show you some new jewelry that my friend Wanda just put in her shop!

I designed some of the watercolor images that she used in her new bracelets.bracelet anchor bracelet be grateful necklace be still bracelet & And I LOVE all of her necklaces. They are awesome for layering and very affordable.wanda6 necklace fearless necklace key3necklace we have this hope1wanda5necklace whatever is1And good news! If you order today, you will get your items by Christmas! So last-minute gift-givers rejoice!

You can visit her shop here.

What I’ve Been Wearing

This morning I’m linking up with The Pleated Poppy’s “What I Wore” party and here’s what I’ve been wearing the past few weeks (besides my painting apron and work clothes which I practically have been living in)… wiwb2 wiwb3

Plaid tunic/dress: Goodwill  /  Jeggings: Walmart  /  Boots: Plato’s closet consignmentwiwc1 wiwc2

Top: Goodwill (Loft)  /  Jacket: Marshall’s  /  Pants: Target clearance  /  Shoes: Goodwill (Target)
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Tunic: Marshall’s  /  Pants: Marshall’s  /  Scarf: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Rosswiwd1 wiwd2

Lace top and shirt underneath: Target clearance  /  Jeans: Target clearance  /  Boots: Goodwill

Shop News!

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The snow is falling outside my window, Thanksgiving is just around the corner (tomorrow!), and my studio is warm and cozy. It doesn’t get much better. I have some shop news today!

Because of the volume of orders we’ve been receiving for our signs, I am now fully booked for Christmas, and the earliest I can ship current sign orders is beginning to mid-January.

If you are too late to place an order for a sign, you can still order a gift card from my website! The gift card is immediately emailed to you after it’s purchased, so if you are a last-minute shopper like me, this is the perfect solution.

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And I’m having a SALE in my Etsy shop! I’m phasing out of my t-shirts and if you purchase a shirt today through Sunday, you will receive a FREE 8×10 print of your choice from my shop!

Black Friday sale

If you’ve been waiting to buy a t-shirt, this weekend is the perfect time to do it!! I can’t guarantee that all sizes will be available and once they are gone, they will be gone FOR GOOD!! I’ve also just added some of the shirt in extra large!

tshirt last chance CollageAs usual, all the proceeds from my t-shirts and prints go toward our adoption expenses.

Happy Thanksgiving friends!!

Gallery Wall

When I re-painted the stairway a few weeks ago, I decided to take down the artwork in our family room and freshen it up a bit. You would not BELIEVE the number of nail holes in my walls. I mean, it’s a little bit ridiculous. But it’s nothing that a little quick-drying spackling and some paint can’t fix in a hurry.Gallery wall Gallery wall 3 Gallery wall 2

I used some of the same frames I used before, but got new photos printed. I shopped my attic for more frames and a mirror. I found the white flower at Goodwill. It is a ceramic piece that was green and had a chip in it. I spray painted it white, and it was magically transformed. The power of spray paint, people. It works wonders.Gallery wall 8 Gallery wall 7Gallery wall 9 Gallery wall 3The family room feels so much more fresh and cozy now. Just in time to add some Christmas sparkle! I’m not a huge holiday decorator and always wait until after Thanksgiving to put up the Christmas decorations. I love Thanksgiving so much (it’s my favorite) and I hate to rush past it. What about you? Are you like me or is your tree already up?

*The personalized oar is available in my shop here.

New Sign {I am deeply loved}

It’s that time of year where I mostly stay holed up in the studio, paint in my hair (literally, there is paint in my hair as I type), fingers calloused from the paint brush, trying to stay on top of Christmas orders, and still making sure my kids are clothed and fed. So if you meet me and I look frazzled and say something incoherent, just know that it’s probably due to paint fumes and lack of rest. That is my public service announcement for the day.

I just added a brand new sign to the shop, and I’m pretty excited about it!I am deeply loved sign by Aimee Weaver designs I am deeply loved sign by Aimee Weaver Designs 2You can find it in my shop here. We all need a reminder that we are God’s sons and daughters, and He loves us like no one else can!

Hopeologie

nester11 This weekend was filled to the brim with inspiration! In so many different ways. My sister, sisters-in-law and I drove 8.5 hrs south to Midland, NC to be a part of the Hopeologie event put on by The Nester, Emily, and their families. We were SO excited to meet these sisters and see the beautiful barn where the event took place.

And it was worth the drive. Big time. In typical Nester fashion, the barn was decorated with bits and pieces of random things (hanging hammocks on a wall! pure genius!) that all came together to create a beautiful, inspirational space. These pics were all taken with iPhones so excuse the quality.
nester7 Each family spoke on a different topic, and it was amazing how relevant their words were to the things going on in my life. It was as if they knew exactly what I needed to hear that day.nester9 nester15 nester12 nester4 I gave Nester and Emily each a sign I created.nester17The restroom was conveniently located in Nester’s office so we “had to use the bathroom” quite a bit. And we may have drooled over her lamps. And I sat in her office chair and pretended to be her. I’m cool like that. No big deal.
nester Collage1 nester Collage2 So much beauty. There were around 40 people at the event and after we listened to the speakers, we worked on a craft (the beads and tassels from the top left photo). Then we had soup and cornbread and kept warm around the bonfire outside.nester8 nester Collage3 nester10It was such a lovely event and so fun to spend that time with the girls in my family. What an amazing time we had. The event was filled with HOPE, and I came away feeling inspired and challenged.