I am overflowing with enthusiasm to announce that I will be opening an Etsy shop on May 2nd! I am excited and nervous about this, but know this is the next step in this journey God has called me on. The shop will be full of instant digital prints, coffee mugs and fresh roasted coffee. One of the best things about this is that all the prints, coffee mugs and coffee are all things that are designed or roasted by me and inspired by personal stories or experiences that I just had to share! But what I am most excited about is my “Be” series mugs!
A few months ago God spoke to me about how we have to “Be” something extra everyday. We are all on a journey with different obstacles ahead of us and situations and God calls us to “Be.” We are all given a choice everyday to “Be…” What better reminder of what you need to “Be” by reading it on your coffee mug every morning!
This announcement is a few weeks early but I am too excited not to announce our first “Be” mug: “Be Brave.”
I decided to introduce the series with “Be Brave” because this is something I have had to be a lot lately and have seen many of my friends & family “Be Brave” beyond themselves. Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and as I was designing this mug I looked back at the times I truly had to “Be Brave” or when someone around me was incredibly brave. Maybe today you are dealing with an illness and you need that extra bravery to get through your day. Or you are dealing with the loss of someone you love dearly. Maybe today you have to start a new job, school or are moving to a new town. Whatever you maybe going through I pray this mug reminds you to “Be Brave!”
The Momsareworldchangers Etsy Shop will open Monday, May 2nd! Also, starting April 27 through May 30th Momsareworldchangers Etsy Shop will be having an amazing GIVEAWAY! You have a chance to win the “Be Brave” camp fire mug, 1/4 lb of fresh roasted coffee, and an instant digital print of your choice from the shop. Click the picture below to see how you can be entered into this amazing giveaway!
It took just one comment from a four year old that made me go overboard. It made me enter into a new obsession of looking at tall skinny girls that seemed to always look perfect on Instagram. I was already dealing with some insecurities about myself. After having my second child my face began to break out constantly. I never really had this problem, just the minor breakouts and now here I am in my late twenties and I felt like I was back in high school.
I began to pick at myself. First it was my breakouts, then it was stretch marks, my stomach and the list continued. I began playing this comparing game and wished I looked like “her” but then making excuses of why “she” looked a certain way and I didn’t. It was becoming a habit and it wasn’t healthy. It began to eat away at me. It wasn’t just how I looked anymore; I started not to like me. To be honest I didn’t even realize it was happening. I felt miserable and unsatisfied; it was because I was unhappy with myself.
It was one of those long mommy days…you know the days when you smell, have no make up on and pray that not one person comes to your door. Yep, one of those days! I had finally gotten the kids to bed and I was ready to just sit and watch TV. As I was laying in bed getting ready to put the TV on my husband looks at me and says, “You look beautiful.” I just looked at him and rolled my eyes and said, “Yeah, whatever.” Then he said, “You always look beautiful. You’re my girl.” All of sudden something clicked and I thought, “I am his girl.”
It is mind blowing how we can let our insecurities eat at us. It is like we view ourselves as something so insignificant. We are constantly comparing our lows to someone else's highs. I often wonder what would happen if I viewed myself the way my husband Dave views me. I know I am his girl and I know he believes in me. If only I looked in the mirror and saw what he sees.
In Psalms 139:13-14 says, "You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mothers womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous-how well I know it.” (NLT).
I love the NLT version because of the last sentence, “Your workmanship is marvelous-how well I know it.” Too often we never truly find out how marvelous we really are because we are too busy trying to be like someone else. I can’t even begin to imagine what would happen if I truly figured out how marvelous I was. If I looked in the mirror and saw all the delicate, complex parts that God sees. If I truly believed that He knitted me into this special being so that one day I could change a life through a blog that, most times in my eyes, seems pointless and insignificant. If only I totally forgot about my insecurities and let God take all of me for His glory. If only I didn’t let my insecurities stop me from something so much greater…
The next day I opened my bible app to read the verse of the day. It is funny how God works. It was Song of Songs 4:1, “You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful beyond words…” Yes God, I certainly am.
One of my favorite things to do is to go to Yankee Stadium to watch my Yankees play! There is nothing better than being surrounded by Yankee fans and routing for your home team!
As you may know, we recently moved and I am now realizing how much I am missing my home team. I am not talking about the Yankees or any other sports team. I am talking about the people in your life who you hold close to your heart. They are the people who you call first with good or bad news. These are the people that know from a text message that you are having a bad day. They are always inspiring you to be your best and to reach for your dreams. They always believe in you more then you believe in yourself. They see Gods potential and calling on your life. They are the ones that you laugh with so hard that your stomach hurts. You are better when you are all together. That’s my home team.
This may be short and sweet today, but I just wanted to tell my home team that I miss you and I love you! I am sorry if I have ever taken you for granted! Thank you for loving me and my crazy quirks, insecurities and imperfections. I am so blessed to have such an amazing Home Team!
So who is your home team? Why not take a moment today to thank them for all they mean to you!
Hello my name is Tiffany. I am a mom to two beautiful children, Landon & Madelyn and a wife to my Prince Charming, David. A few of my favorite things are Disney, the beach, sharpies & post its.
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