Thursday, 5 December 2013

Mouseyface Christmas Boutique

I have finally finished putting together my products for Christmas! Each item is handmade by yours truly and is sure to be cherished and enjoyed by those you love and care for. There is something for everyone, and if you have something different in mind, email me at and I will make it happen :) 
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Personalized Mug + Hot Chocolate
Layered Cookie Mix
Personalized Gift Tin

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

For Sarah...

So I broke my promise....I was supposed to commit to blogging every week, and I didn't. You know how it goes... husband... very full plate! Anyways, I'm back. I don't r know  how frequent my posts will be, but I will do my best.

I made this journal a few months ago for an amazing young lady named Sarah. To be honest, I was quite surprised when Sarah invited me to celebrate her birthday with her. Actually, a more accurate word would be honoured. Now, as I get older, I am embracing the fact I am no longer a youth. I can no longer register for youth retreats or feel like a Youth Sunday is my day. Sometimes those thoughts can be overwhelming, but when I really begin to reflect on the stage that I am in in my life, I feel ready. Ready to be a mentor, a leader, and a friend. I truly value the respect that young ladies like Sarah have for me and, although I am not perfect, I will do the best that I can to be a positive role model in the lives of these ladies.

Thank you, Sarah.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Faith Connections

I recently had the opportunity to speak at Kingsway Community Life Centre during their Family Month. As a component of my sermon, I shared with the congregation some strategies of how we, as parents, can make positive connections with our children's teachers. One connection was what I called a Faith Connection. I believe that it is important for us, as believers, to share our faith with those who are in our sphere of influence, and this includes our children's teachers. Now, I am not suggesting that you send a leather-bound King James Bible, or a copy of your pastor's sermon for your child's teacher every Monday! What I am suggesting is much simpler, but I believe that it will act as a seed of faith that will help parents begin to build positive relationships with their child's teacher.

All you have to do is write a simple note. A note that introduces yourself and let's your child's teacher know that you are praying for them. It doesn't have to be a long, detailed letter. Just a simple card  that will allow you to share your faith, your appreciation, begin the year with Jesus at the center.

This is the card that I made for both of my girl's teachers. My prayer is that, regardless of their faith, their teachers will find strength knowing that there is a family who supports them, who is thankful for them, and who is praying for them.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Celebrating Love

This past weekend my parents celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary. That is a very long time! I know couples who did not even make it to two years.....some who did not even clear year one! Now, my parents have not had the perfect marriage.....not by any means. They have had to endure their fair share of ups and downs, but, through it all, they managed to stay together. For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, they made it. 

I remember when they renewed their vows after 25 years of marriage. As I watched and listened to my parents repeat the vows that they said when they began their journey, I could see and feel that they meant something different. Each phrase was no longer a promise to commit to a life they had yet to live. Twenty-five years of hardships, happiness, trials, and triumphs where now the fuel that spoke of the testimony of the life that had lived, together. 

As they cross this new milestone, I can only imagine what they see when they look into each other's eyes. The love of God, which is the foundation of their love for each other, continues to have the capacity to carry them. This is the same commitment that I vowed to my husband 12 years ago and I know that, with God's grace, our children will have the privilege of hearing us renew our vows one day. I pray that they will see in our commitment to each other that marriage does work, love is worth fighting for, and that time revealed the true depth of our love to each other.

Mom and Dad, thank you for your inspirational love. 

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13