No, I'm not referring to anything wedding related - but did want to share what's been on my heart lately.
You've heard me mention before that I would love to have a Blessing Fund that I could easily draw from to give to others. Here's the story...
Recently I came across a site kind of like Pampered Chef or Mary Kay. Yet - a faith-based company that was selling cute items. I have never seriously considered doing anything like this for several reasons, but I was considering it now. Could I use something like this to contribute to my Blessing Fund?
I thought about it for several days and decided to put the idea on hold. Then a week or so later, the same site surfaced again and I started thinking about it again. I asked David about it. I kept thinking about it.
The next morning, I was out running errands with my sweet littles and another thought came to mind. Why didn't I follow a dream I've had for years rather than jumping into something new. Now things started to feel right and like a good fit.
I've long wanted to find neat items at thrift stores, free piles or garage sales and fix them up a bit and have an Open House a couple of times a year. It is something I enjoy doing and you all know how much I love a bargain! If I was selling someone else's item - I would not be in control of how thrifty it was or be able to pass along a good deal to someone else as much as if I was the one doing the creating!
With this idea I believe God has placed afresh in my heart, the gifts He has given me and some fun inspiration here ~ I've decided to give it a try.
I will tell you that I am a bit scared to do this - what if I fail? But, I won't know if I don't try. As eluded to above - I am planning to use this opportunity to contribute to a Blessing Fund and I'd also like to use part of it for adding to our family resources such as quality books, movies and such. There are so many great resources out there - but it is hard to know how to fit those kinds of things into our budget.
I have a small beginning and will be hosting my Open House here on my blog!! I'll have items posted in a few weeks and hope you will enjoy browsing the works of my hands!
Now, for the fun part - would you help me name this little operation? I want it to represent who I am and what it is, I'm feeling very stuck on the name! The winner will receive an item that I've prepared for the sale!!!
Here's a small sneak peek at what I will offer ~
Name entries will be accepted now through Sunday night. Winner will be announced with the first day of the sale, but I'll let you know by e-mail if you won! Have fun! I can't wait to hear your ideas!
PS: Carrie and I are doing a little Q&A over at her blog - hop on over if you have a question! Some of the answers will probably end up over here - but go there to leave your question!