Monthly Archives: March 2013

Closed on Good Friday

Just a little note that we’ll be closed on Good Friday, March, 29, 2013.

Wishing you a great weekend with your loved ones!

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Free Printable April 2013 Calendar

Free Printable April 2013 Calendar

Hello! We have a fresh colorful printable April 2013 calendar for you!

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Free Printable April 2013 Calendar

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Spring Break

It doesn’t feel like spring at all here in South Alabama, but we are on Spring Break. My little one is home from preschool, so I’ll be a little quieter this week on the blog. We’ll be processing orders and answering emails, but not posting a lot on social media. I will be posting the April calendar this week!

Have a great day!

 

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Easter Order Deadline

Easter Order Deadline

Order your Easter tags & stickers by Sunday to guarantee pre-Easter delivery!

Have a great weekend!

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Last day for $5 off Notepads

personalized notepad sale

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Introducing our NEW Night Notes

Night Notes Notepad To Do List

I believe this is one of the most useful products we have created! Last year, we were brainstorming ideas for 2013 and Jen suggested a notepad for a nightstand. Rather than thoughts racing through your head of all the things you need to do tomorrow while you are trying to go to sleep (I know you do it, too), you could quickly jot down your thoughts on a small notepad.

Introducing our Night Notes! Notepads to keep your thoughts on paper and off your mind! They include a great verse as a reminder to not worry…

Do not worry about tomorrow

I have been using my notepad (shown in the image above) for a couple weeks to test it out and I love it! In the morning, I tear off the sheet and I have a handy little “to do” list that I can carry with me or strategically organize them on my Daily Schedule Notepad.

Save $5

Save $5 on these new Night Notes and any other notepad (great time to pick up a Daily Schedule Notepad!) on our website. Just use code NOWORRIES at checkout through this Thursday 3/21/13 for $5 off! Each notepad has 100 70lb pages. They are great quality and have vibrant colors. The Night Notes coordinate with our Daily Schedule Notepads.

Happy Today!

Choose Joy

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Self-Inking Stamp Sale

self-inking address stamp

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A Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

A couple months ago I saw it, a picture of a happy, smiling girl. {Well lady, I have a hard time calling myself and people my age “ladies” – “ladies” have always been older than me and after all, I still feel like a “girl”. That’s ok, right?!} So, back to the scene: I was scrolling through my Instagram or Facebook or something of that nature and I saw the picture of a happy, smiling girl and she had on these shoes, sparkly shoes, glittery sparkly shiny shoes. I didn’t think much about those shoes until I saw them somewhere else, on someone else and then I really noticed those shoes. You see, these shoes were worn by not one, but two “girls” I admire. All of a sudden, I wanted those glittery, sparkly shoes. In fact, these shoes were on sale when I finally went to go get them. Actually, the first time they were on sale when I went to this particular store shopping for a totally unrelated item and there they were: the sparkly shoes. Oh how the sequins just glittered as I walked up to them. They didn’t cost much, but it wasn’t on my shopping list, so I picked them up, slipped them on my feet: great fit, sparkly, shiny. I took them off, hesitated and set them back on the shelf. My husband was with me, “Go ahead, get them if you want them, but I don’t know what you would wear them with”. Ha, my little voice of reason – the one who always supports me, confidently questioning my need for these sparkly shoes. We left the store with what was on our list that day.

Yes, I had thought about those shoes: How long would they be there until they were all gone, did someone buy all of the size I needed, what would I wear them with? About a week later I had to go back to that store and of course, I made my way over just to check on the shoes. You know, I was obligated. $5 less. Wow, these shoes were practically begging me to buy them and what do I see – one pair left in my size.

I caved. I bought the shoes. I was really happy: excited about having them for myself and excited about my bargain glittery, sparkly shoes. Those shoes sat in my closet for about 2 weeks. Yes, I slipped them on to see how they felt: sparkly. I think I tried them on with almost all my outfits for those weeks. “Does this look good with these shoes?” I’d ask my husband. “Sure”, he’d say. Not the answer I was looking for. I know when he says “sure” or “that looks fine.” it really means it’s acceptable in man-talk. Translation “Not pretty”, “Not super duper cute” in girl-talk or at least in my little mommy of a 3-year-old girl world. I’d slip off the shoes and put on my trusty brown ballerina flats. Perfect. I’d be on my way.

Finally after those couple weeks, I started thinking: you know, these shoes may not be for me. Do I actually like them or did I like them because I saw that someone else liked them? They are pretty, don’t get me wrong, I like pink, I like girly, but deep down, I’m not the sequiny sparkly type (gasp!) I’m more of a southern coastal girl. Lately, I’ve really started thinking about what matters to me most: What will my legacy be? Whose lives will I change? Who will I see in Heaven because of the work God did through me? That’s where I really want to sparkle.

You see, there is a story of a girl, Dorothy, we all know her… the girl who wanted to get out of Kansas, who wanted to be somewhere else/something else. Well, she had her chance “over the rainbow” and got a pretty pair of red glittery, sparkly shoes. She had quite an adventure, but in the end she realized “There’s no place like home”. You know, I think most of us may say the same thing, at least, I hope you can.

The funny part about my story is that one day I made up my mind that I was wearing the shoes. I was really excited. I slipped them on and proceeded to walk out of my bedroom. Wait. They are slipping on my feet. What? Are they not the right size? The size I tried on and walked in at the store? I took them off, looked at the size, yep, 1/2 a size too big. That doesn’t make sense! I looked at the shoe box. There was the problem: I bought them in the box that was my size, but the shoes were switched and they were actually 1/2 a size larger than the size that was printed on the box. Really funny. The shoes went back to the store that day and I haven’t looked back.

It’s funny how a shoe 1/2 a size too big can be such a big deal. They weren’t for me, sequins, size and all. Even though they were off just a little bit, they weren’t my perfect fit, just like things we think we want. It doesn’t have to be a pair of shoes, it can be anything: a car, a house, even a so called “perfect life” of a “happy smiling girl”. It might not be so perfect if you were to walk a mile in her shoes, sparkly or not. Enjoy today. Enjoy your life. We only have one and it’s a perfect fit.

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Easter Goodies


HollyDays Easter Tags and Easter Stickers

Our Easter tags and stickers are on our website!

I love our simple, classic and cute designs for this holiday! Easter is coming up quickly, March 31, so be sure to place your order soon to get them in time to give out to classmates, friends & family! SHOP HERE

 

HollyDays Easter Tags and Easter Stickers

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