Saturday, May 19, 2012

Scripture & a Snapshot - Week 87

Book Page Rosette Wreath - Unique Upcycled Teacher, Birthday or Anniversary Gift - Shabby Chic Eco Friendly Green Home Decor

She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.
She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
her lamp burns late into the night.
Her hands are busy spinning thread,
her fingers twisting fiber.

Proverbs 31:17-19

Right now I am definitely feeling like the Proverbs 31 least in verses 17 through 19. 
The rest the verses, not so much. 

I recently opened a second shop on Etsy {Anthology On Main} where I make and sell book page wreaths {pictured above} and pomanders, plus some other things.
I originally had only planned to list what I had time to make and then hope to sell it. 
Instead, I've been receiving custom requests...which is absolutely awesome!
So far this month I've made two custom wreaths, 5 custom pomanders for a party, and am currently working on a HUGE order for a wedding. I'm making 17 pomanders, the bridal bouquet and (likely) all the boutineers as well!

I am amazed and so very thankful that God has blessed me with this new path, but it's also a bit overwhelming! 

I've really slacked on keeping the house clean, meal planning is a distant memory, my camera is collecting dust, and blogging has certainly taken a backseat to it all...this is why you've seen zero comments from me over the past few weeks. 

Over the next week I also hope to incorporate verse 20 into my regular routine:

She extends a helping hand to the poor
    and opens her arms to the needy.

Earlier in the week I saw a blog post about the organization Compassion International and was absolutely touched and moved and knew this is something I want to do. 

In what ways do you find yourself like the Proverbs 31 woman?
In what ways are you striving to be?

...and now I want to leave you with this song that was sung in church last week.
It's a country song, but I want you to listen and hear it as if Jesus was singing it to you...

I hope you all have a blessed week!!!

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  1. So happy that your endeavors are being blessed! I'm clicking over now to check it out!

  2. Book wreaths, a wedding order and a love song. . . lovely post! I like your photo!

  3. Congrats on your success. I have seen those wreaths on pinterest and thought they were so neat. I'm glad to know you make them for future reference. And I think we are all striving to be that Proverbs woman aren't we?

  4. Congratulations on your new endeavor! I can't wait to pop over to Etsy and check it out. The photograph is beautiful. We sponsor a child through Compassion, and I would highly recommend it. So glad you are considering it.

  5. Wonderful and successful endeavors! God has blessed you with gifts and you are sharing them as He intends us to do. Lovely shot and creation.

  6. So thankful that He has blessed the works of your hands! :) And thankful that I got my wreath in before you got crazy busy :)

    Bless you this week!

  7. Oh, Katie, how lovely! It is my prayer that I, too, may live my life as the Proverbs 31 woman. You've given me a good encouragement - which I need from time to time! Many blessings to you in your new endeavor.

  8. COngrats... they are beautiful.... and I hear ya.. My house is a wreck.. but I am thankful for God's blessings.. I know that there are times I will not have this work.

  9. It has been a while since I last stopped in...your image and verse are so striking!

  10. The book page wreath is totally breathtaking! ...And I am always challenged by Proverbs 31 - For me there is always, always room for improvement!

  11. That is so awesome! Congrats on a successful etsy. I love the paper roses. They are beautiful. :)

  12. I am so excited for you and all your success! God has truly blessed and I am so happy. Forget the mess, the food, and the pictures, but don't forget to tuck those two precious babies into bed each night and have them know how much you love them :). I can't wait to see some finished products.

  13. Such a beautiful verse. I know it's overwhelming being a wife, mother, blogger, photographer... Just know that their are people out here who are praying strength and grace on you and your family. You can do all things with Him working with and through you.

  14. Congrats. I'm happy for you and your success, hope it continues to go well.

  15. Congratulations on your success. The Nester is inspirational. Her post touched me also. We support a boy in Indonesia through Compassion. It is a wonderful and rewarding experience. Thanks for the linky.

  16. my post is definitely not a post about being a proverbs 31 woman this week, but your post is inspiring :) And you paper crafting is beautiful!

  17. What an incredible venture and I'm so excited for you. It feels like it's been a while since I've stopped by but glad to hear you're doing well.


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