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Monday, April 20, 2015

An Origami Owl Raffle!

HOORAY for an awesomely generous sister!

As many of you may know, my family (all 4 of us!) is heading to Hungary on a mission trip with our church June 18.  All of us, save Abby, have had the opportunity to go and fall in love with the country and people. We are so thrilled to not only go together, but also to see her reaction to all that we have been sharing with her from our hearts!  We will be partnering with the Paulus Movement- a ministry of Hungarians trying to reach their fellow countrymen with the Gospel- to help with a soccer camp outreach to the children of Budapest.

We have raised most of the support we need and we're down to the last $1000! (Yes! God is so good!) My fabulously amazing sister, Beth, has put this beautiful necklace from Origami Owl up for raffle along with 4....YES 4 $25 gift certificates!!! She's drawing the winners in 10 days and, don't tell her I told you this, ticket sales have been a little slow so your odds of winning something are REALLY GOOD! 😉 Would you consider buying a ticket or two or six to help send us this summer?  Your support would mean the world to us!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

When Creativity Comes Calling


I almost feel like Pinterest has taken the place of Blogdom.  Don't get me wrong, I started down this "Sincerely Home" road a long time ago so that I could let my spread out family and friends keep up with us- it was never intended to be an awe-inspiring work of blog art!  Some years blogging was easy.... the kids were growing and changing and inspiring me to take lots of pics and write about their shenanigans.  Some years blogging was home life was difficult.  I was difficult.  I was........sigh....uninspired.  I just couldn't find the sweet spot.

Some years- I was so inspired I felt like Mrs Creative Domesticity was knockin and I was answering! 

Do you ever go through a dry spell?  It may be a parenting dry spell- when you're just on auto pilot hoping that there's creamer in the fridge for your coffee tomorrow. It may be a marriage dry spell- where you guys pass in the house but before you know it, you've climbed into bed and he's watching TV and you realize you haven't spoken to each other yet today.  It may be a spiritual dry spell- where nothing seems to be going right and you feel so..well...alone.  Or it just may be a creative dry spell- the laundry is done and the house is liveable (not clean...but liveable!) but the hobbies and crafts that you were once so passionate about have been forgotten because at the end of the're just spent.

That's where I've been.  But I'm so glad to assure you that if you've been there too- don't think it's a permanent residence.  It's a cycle.  At least it always has been for me.  And oh!  Happy Day!  I feel like I'm coming back around.

But now back to the whole Pinterest comment.  I completely stopped looking at all of my favorite blogs because of Pinterest.  While I find great IDEAS on Pinterest, I find great RELATIONSHIPS through blogging. 

I wonder......what's your take?  Pinterest vs Blogdom?