Thursday, March 13, 2014

Done! Doggies! Devotion! Decor!

*kaboosh!* Do you hear that? That is the sound of my thoughts exploding. I finally finished my essays for Teacher of the Year...14 pages later! I haven't written that formally since college. I have always loved to write but over the years when time has become more fleeting I lost track. Having to do these essays has inspired  me to get back to that :) I struggled with writers block all spring break. That is a frustrating feeling especially when you have all these thoughts jumbled and you know what you have to do but just can't get it out. At lunch with my hubby we prayed God would guide my words and he did!!! Imagine that! I even finished without taking a break. I think I will reward myself...with carbs and sugar :P

So onto the real reasons I am here today...nothing school related unfortunately since we have had spring break I haven't been doing much other than essays...

So my sissypoo (sister) is a very very talented photographer ( you can check out her site: www.hollyhoytphotography.com) however, she is not taking any more weddings so she started a new company!!! Presenting:
-Eco Friendly pet beds-
http://www.dreamdoggy.co/

Are you tired of replacing your pet beds constantly because they don't last or don't wash well and ruin them over time? Well announcing the best beds EVER! I promise I am not biased! I actually got the chance to help make the beds last summer....yes summer...in Texas....which makes for less than desirable conditions (right Holly?;) )
I am lucky enough to own three of the beds for our little babies and they LOVE them so much!!! They are way comfortable (I have tried it out myself) and eco-friendly!! They also are so easy to take care of! Basically you pick the size of bed you need and then pick a fitted type sheet covering to make it cuter! When it needs to be cleaned all you have to do is pull off the sheet and throw it in the wash...no need to lug the whole thing..and even if you had to (as I did for my small pup who can't contain his bladder) it washes so easily and doesn't ruin the bounce or make of the bed at all. If you have pets you need to check out the whole line. I promise you won't be disappointed and your animals will feel like they are laying on cloud 9! Did I mention they are made right here in the good 'ol U-S of -A...by Holly herself..and me when I am off for the summer ;) It's always good to know where your products are coming from and what care is taken to ensure good quality!! So head over to her site and see for yourself, you might even see my babies hanging out on them!

Onto other happenings.. So my growth group got a chance to go visit this event called "Compassion International" Here is a synopsis from their site about what they do: "Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults." So they set up their event out here and we got to go through this set up using headphones and an Ipod. As you walk through the child they are discussing talks about their life and the hardships they are facing. They also talk about the family that has sponsored them and you get to see real pictures and letters from their interactions. At the end you can decide to sponsor a child yourself. It is VERY moving. To imagine how many children there are out there in less than desirable conditions and not always given the opportunity to seek Jesus and know him. However, through this program it gives them a chance!!! It's UH-MAZING! I found like 10 kids I wanted to sponsor!! Sadly, I can only choose one right now and I am praying the two I found are still available. I have always felt that God wanted me to be able to reach out further than just my little existence here, and I pray this is an opportunity to do that and grow with my hubby and the child we hopefully get to sponsor. You always wonder where your money is going when you give to something, its a natural thought, but I really believe this organization is worth every penny. Just hearing the stories and seeing the faces and reading the letters proves to me they are making a difference in these kids lives and being able to being God into their lives and change it forever!! Here are some pictures from the day.
 





 
I hope you visit their site and just explore.
 
On a random note, since I have been trying to decorate the new crib I just had a random idea to store the toilet paper in the powder room :) I have an antique table and a super cute birdcage and           Waa-Lah an adorable alternative to storing the TP!
 

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.
1 Peter 4:10
 
 
 











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