Monday, September 24, 2012


Hello, lovely brides-to-be!

In honor of fifteen (beautiful) years with my Sweetheart, I'm sharing the love with you! Starting this morning, you can visit my facebook page and  enter to win your choice of a white or ivory ring pillow!  ♥ ♥ ♥ This giveaway ended on 10/3/12 ♥ ♥ ♥

Satin ribbons are interwoven by hand to form a lovely, textured pillowtop. It is accented with a sequin accessory for the ring ties and elegantly trimmed with lace; a classic and versatile design! 

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The winner will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, October 3rd ♥

Best wishes for a blissful wedding, and an even more blissful marriage, with many happy years and memories!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lifelong love: Kimberly and Tim

Kimberly and Tim were chosen to play a version of The Newlywed Game at a couples' shower, against three other couples (including the shower couple and the host couple). The competing wives were asked, away from their spouses, the following question:

"If your marriage was a movie at Blockbuster, what section would it be in? Drama? Romance? Action? Or Top Ten?"

Kimberly said, "You didn't say, 'Comedy.'"

This same question was posed to the husbands at the very end of the game, when Tim & Kimberly were tied  with one other couple.

Tim answered, "You didn't say, 'Comedy.'"

Ha! They won.

In marriage, when you're dealing with struggles and crises and just plain ol' reality, a sense of humor can really go a long way. Kimberly: "You have to be able to laugh ~ at yourself, and at difficult times."

Kimberly and Tim have had plenty of opportunities to exercise this theory. Their early years were rough ~ they even contemplated going separate ways. But on their 8th anniversary, they welcomed God into their marriage and renewed their vows and their commitment to each other. Together with Him they have overcome health issues, parenting struggles, financial troubles, and problems with family. Rather than blaming each other, they have resolved to be on the same side, "holding hands instead of pointing fingers."

They've now been married 23 (and a half!) years, and they give God the glory for holding them together. "A marriage is made of 3 people - the husband, the wife, and God. It doesn't work without God. We know; we've tried it."

If you'd like to share your lifelong love story, please email me at

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lifelong love: Katie and Jeremiah

A gorgeous wedding scene!
When Katie and Jeremiah happened upon each other online, Katie knew she'd found the man of her dreams. From their first conversation, she decided she wanted to be his forever.

These two wasted no time! After two months, Katie spent a week in Jeremiah's home state. He fell in love on the spot, and proposed that very week. Fast-forward (and I do mean fast!) less than one year: married and expecting a brand-new baby girl!

Katie and Jeremiah can tell you about challenges:

They have moved their household 700 miles... twice.

They have five children, and two of their babies were born only one year apart!

They were both let go from their jobs at the same time, with a newborn at home, and had trouble finding new work.

Katie can't exactly explain what it is that makes them work together so well. She believes that she and Jeremiah are meant for each other. She tells him that God gave him to her to be her guardian angel, and without him, she doesn't know where she'd be. He stood by her while she was going through difficult personal issues. They pray together, study the Bible together, and go to church as a family. He supports and encourages her, and he makes her laugh. She cannot imagine a life without him.

Seven years have given Katie a little insight:

Seven years later
"Compromise. You must be willing to meet each other halfway. Also, never go to bed angry! They say it all the time, and it is so true. We've done this too many times, and I can tell you, you will regret it. "

If you'd like to share your lifelong love story, please email me at