Chalkboard Home Decor Ideas

Fun chalkboard tray used many ways

Chalkboard this and chalkboard that… you see chalkboards everywhere right now! The chalkboard tray I am about to show you is very versatile as you are able to use it multiple ways. With an understated elegance, this tray, with a deep wooden edge, quietly displays your gratitude with the message: Give thanks to the Lord for His goodness. PSALM 107:8 NKJV. The chalkboard finish allows you to share a favorite Scripture, the daily menu, or a personal note delivered with coffee or tea. You will love it!

AND it is on sale for HALF PRICE for 3 days only – October 21st-23rd! 
It retails $84 so will only be $42.

The Mary & Martha chalkboard tray can be hung or used several ways. 
1. As a tray. Write on the tray what you are serving. It is fun and takes the guessing out of what is what… for example, you can list out hot, medium, or mild salsa for a taco bar.
2. On the wall. There is a flat keyhole hanger on the back of the tray so you can hang it easily on a wall.
3. Hung vertically. Use one of the rungs to hang it from a ribbon on a wall.
4. On a pedestal. With a large pedestal (not included) you can display and use it in many areas of your home.

Mary & Martha Chalkboard tray can be use several ways!

The Mary & Martha chalkboard tray can be decorated several ways.
1. Put above a high cabinet to display your families name “The _____ home.”
2. Use as a memo board to write a meaningful message or note.
3. Use as a tray with no writing. Makes a beautiful centerpiece just by adding a few items on top of it.
4. Use as a wall decor. Add a bow or greenery for a holiday touch!

Mary & Martha chalkboard tray decorated several ways

The Mary & Martha chalkboard tray can be customized for each season.

Here are just a few seasonal designs! The options are endless!

Mary & Martha can be customized for each season

The Mary & Martha chalkboard tray can be use in photos.

Here are just a few ways to use this chalkboard tray in family photos!

Mary & Martha chalkboard tray for photos

As you can see this chalkboard tray is very versatile and can make a great gift!
It is a great Christmas idea for older children, parents, babysitter, or family gift exchange. It could also be given as a wedding gift, birthday gift, house warming – the list goes on and on!

Tell me, which is your favorite way to use the Mary & Martha chalkboard tray?
Here is mine!

Mary & Martha chalkboard tray

Stopping By, To Talk Pie!

It’s fall! The time of year you see pumpkin spice everywhere you go!
And apple trees ready to be picked!

I don’t know about you, but it makes me want to bake a pie!
Here are several pie products Mary & Martha has to share this fall.

The God Gives Pie Plate reads: God gives us richly all things to enjoy! 1 Timothy 6:17.
It makes a pie look so pretty, and yummy! Click HERE for my favorite pumpkin pie recipe!

God Gives Pie Plate

God Gives Pie Plate

The His Goodness Tart Plate reads: Enjoy His Richness!
It is a fun way to make a tart or other dessert! Click HERE for a delicious Apple Tart Recipe!

His Richness Tart Plate

After your pie is made, carry it to your function with the Mary & Martha Pie Box.
The scripture on the box reads: God richly gives us everything to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17.
This can be personalized with a first name, last name, or nickname!
It comes with a sliding lid, and a study leather strap for carrying!

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The Heavenly Peace Pie Plate is very festive!

Heavenly Peace Pie Plate

The Savor The Moment Wooden Picks are a fun way to add a message to your pie or dessert!

Savor The Moments Wooden Picks

Lots of pretty pieces with great messages.
Great for this fall or upcoming Thanksgiving!

If you have a favorite pie recipe, please comment and let me know!
I love to baking pies, and trying new ones! 

As For Me And My House We Will Serve The Lord

I personally just love when men love the Mary & Martha products! When I am a vendor and a man walks by stops looks around and tells me “Thank you for being here”, or “Your booth reminds me of my home growing up”, I just get chills. Men want their home to look a certain way too! So often we as women as so the ones to decorate and purchase things for the house, that we forget to buy things that would make it a home! Often I have men purchase an item telling me “our house just needs this message”. I love when they step up and want to set the statement of their home, after all they are the man of the house!

The one item I have had men love and purchase the absolute most is The As For Me And My House We Will Serve The Lord wall decor.  It comes from Joshua 24:15 and sets a statement for a home. It declares this is what we will do, how we will act, and who we will serve. There will not denying that it is a Christian home based off of Christian values, and that loves and wants to serve our Lord! And when a man buys this for his home! Praise the Lord! He is declaring and carrying his family through faith and direction.

The As For Me And My House We Will Serve The Lord is metal is 23″ W x 17″ H. It is metal in rich brown tones and can be hung indoors or under a covered shelter.

Let me show you some ways it has been displayed outside of homes (under a covered shelter).
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Or inside the home… in a quite prayer corner, with family pictures, at the top of a split staircase, or above a cabinet.

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So ladies if your man brings this piece home… you will find the perfect spot for it I am sure. Declare is strong and proud! PS… also make a great gift for a man (Christmas, Birthday, Fathers Day to name a few)!

Which place hung is your favorite, inside or outside?

Finally, Real Help Without the Hype for Your Direct Sales Business

We’ve all seen it.

A Direct Sales dream story where the work-from-home lady makes millions and travels the world on her own schedule without ever having to miss her kid’s soccer practice. We wonder if it is really just a dream?

BUT we’ve also seen…

The woman working what seems like 24/7, not making much return on her effort, always posting desperately on Facebook and then her friends start avoiding her. We wonder if all of the direct sales opportunities would become a nightmare like that?

For many women, Direct Sales is the answer to real life challenges. Maybe they:

  • Have a job they can’t stand but need to replace the income
  • Need to contribute financially while also caring for the kids or for aging parents
  • Have a child with special needs or an illness that requires more days off than a traditional job would allow
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive on the freedom of building something all their own
  • Have debt they are committed to paying off once and for all and want to speed up the process
  • Had an unexpected life change through a spouse’s death or a divorce
  • Needing to retire but don’t have enough money saved to do so without drastically changing their lifestyle

Direct Sales can be a great solution to each of these needs! It offers freedom, a level playing field regardless of race, gender, education level, background, or track record. When Direct Sales is done right, it can change lives, help people achieve their dreams, and make it possible for them to give generously to others.

But you also know that one day you can see the vision and the next day, after a “no-show” or just a rude “no” you’re tempted to throw in the towel. It can be TOUGH building your own Direct Sales business. Don’t make it any tougher than it has to be!

Join me for a training where we will learn from the TOP Christian women leaders in Direct Sales. Why make our own mistakes doing it the hard way when we can learn from THEIR mistakes & successes and build our business much faster?

iBloom Direct Sales Marketing Webinar

Learn from the top Christian Leaders in the Direct Sales world.

Monday, October 17th, 2-4 PM ET

If you are in Direct Sales (or hope to be someday), come learn from the BEST and save yourself LOTS of unnecessary hassle & hustle. These women have built success on their own schedule…and YOU can too!

Recap: (Check which one you want)

______  Go slow by figuring it all out on your own, possibly taking years off of your life

______  Go fast by joining me at the iBloom Direct Sales Marketing Webinar and learn from the TOP Christian Women Leaders in Direct Sales

I really hope you’ll join me! Oh, and if you know someone in Direct Sales who could benefit from this FREE training, please share this post with her. The more the merrier!

Why Not Now?

join a company and community of women

Whenever I see “God Bless Our Home” I think of my Grandmothers. It hung in a picture in her home along with many others. When you walked into her house, Christ was alive and the messages there spoke. Even 40+ years later I can still see them… can you relate with something similar?

Women, we need to do the same in our generation, so other generations follow suit. The things we bring into and display in our homes have powerful life long impact.

If your home is full of constant activity, schedules, rushing here and there… the best way to bring peace is to fill it with items of faith. The messages and scripture on those items grounds us, remind us, and keeps our faith alive. They have a purpose not just for us, but our families.

This also is important in the gifts that we give. I have several gifts with scripture on them that I treasure. It reminds me not only that the one who gave it to me loved me, but that God loves me also… can you relate with something similar?

Well Mary & Martha has taken what women are doing everyday into a company all about sharing. Founded by DaySpring and owned by Hallmark (two respectable companies) they have found a way for us women to combine our faith with our work, and created a community of women who celebrate God’s love in our lives!

Would you like to belong to a community of women that is positive, and share with others items with faith filled messages? Or would you just like to have your home be like that and knows it needs a change? Well them this may be an opportunity you have been looking for.


In October there is a great $99 enrollment kit special! Consultants can join Mary & Martha by purchasing a starterdeluxe, or $99 kit. The $99 kit is valued at $247 and will consist of fall product and business supplies also, so you will be all set to start your own business!




To see the kits and such better just click HERE.

Why join now?

1. Mary & Martha a still a ground floor company and I don’t want you to miss out! There are many companies I wish I would of been a part of in the beginning… can you relate?
2. The best time to join is in the fall, with the Christmas shopping season upon us. We have lots of great gifts, and Christmas items too.
3. I love to see women grow both in their faith, confidence, and business, and I want to help you!

So why not now?


It this a saying,  “The best time to plant an oak tree was 100 years ago. The second best time is today!”


Pray on this please! Now is the time!

Want to see more about how this works? Check out this blog post: What it’s all about!

Vintage Hymnal Board

for your home

Do you remember they hymnal board in church growing up? For many it displayed the song number, so you could find it in the hymnal, and sing along.  Others used it to post announcement and activities that the week held.

This modern version hymnal board carries that memory into your home! Let me show it to you a bit better!

The Vintage Announcement Board comes with 2 sets of tiles, one dark brown and one grey. Each tile as wording on each side, so can be slid in the board to create a song. The tiles and songs that come with the board is the Revelation, Doxology, In Christ Alone, and Blessed Be The Name.


Here is a video to show this board better however some the tiles on here are no longer available. But the ones listed above and below are.

Then there are other Christmas tiles you can purchase if want to see a different message. They are Silent Night/O Holy Night and Isaiah 9:6/O Come All Ye Faithful Tiles. Then are are Personalized Tiles also that can say anything you want!

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The Vintage Announcement Board can be hung on a wall, can lean up against something such as a fireplace, looks great on top of a piano!



It is a very nostalgic and unique piece of decor. A traditional piece that reminds you of younger days, while also reminding you of God, faith, and love.

Who do you know that would enjoy this in their home?

I’m thinking wedding gift, Father’s day, Mother’s day, Grandparents, or even as a Ministry Appreciation gift!

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Personalized Lazy Susan

Adding personalization to a gift or item for your home, makes it so much more meaningful, thoughtful, and rememberable.

The personalized lazy susan takes an everyday useful item,  adds a meaningful message of God’s Word, as well as your family name, to make a wonderful gift for someone else, or an item for your home that is unique, one of a kind, and just beautiful!


You can add your family name, and pick on of 3 scriptures.
1.You feed them with the abundance of Your own house. Psalm 36:8 NLT
2.But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 KJV
3.The Lord surrounds His people both now and forevermore. Psalm 125:2 NLT

The personalized lazy susan is hand crafted in India, then engraved in the USA by a laser burning technology.


There is lots of hands on work applied towards each detail in each piece.

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It truly is a wonderfully made, and beautiful item for your home, or that of someone you know. Just watch this video to see it a bit better!

If you need help ordering this piece, please let me know! I would be happy to go through the steps, show you a preview, and email you an invoice you can pay with online! Easy peasy!

Tell me, which of the scripture verses would you pick for your personalized lazy susan?

iBloom Planner

Life is busy, and trying to keep track of everyone’s schedules and activities is hard. And often in the process of everyday life thoughts, dreams, and goals get pushed to the way side, lost in the hustle and bustle.  Each year I look for the right planner that will help me get it together, keep it together, and then remember where I put it!

Then I found the Christian iBloom Life & Business Planner, and it offers all of this. It does not just organize your life, but helps you build your life!


It has pages we all love like project planning, to-do lists, weekly goals, healthy living, and scripture. Beginning and  mid-year check-in where you can re-evaluate goals, priorities, and track your progress. A place to create your vision board, and lots of room for notes, goals, gratitude lists, and inspiration. Here are a few pages. 

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It is spiral bound laminated or you can print from home also. This year it has stickers, note pads, a clip-able bookmark, and erasable highlighters! The first 500 who pre order the iBloom Life & Business Planner will also get a free tote bag with the iBloom motto on it.
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And even better yet, you get a video explaining how to use the planner!

Pre Ordering starts today! Grab your iBloom Life & Business Planner and we will be all set to make 2017 a great year!

Cheese Board

When I am shopping I see so many cheese boards. They are really a popular item right now, and it’s not wonder, as they are such an easy way to make a snack elegant! But there is one offered by
Mary & Martha that no only adds elegance, but a great message.

The Abundance Pizza Tray is a large 18″ hand crafted tray made of acacia wood. It is blank on one side for serving, and on the other side it reads: Feed them with the abundance of your own house. Psalm 36:8 in a pretty calligraphy font by Lindsay Letters.

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A great board for pizza,


or to use for a cheese board!


When not in use, you have a beautiful piece with a loving message.


The Mary & Martha Abundance Pizza Tray is functional and pretty! A great gift, or just to have yourself too!
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Do You Love Your Life?

You may be in the habit of being grateful. You may even keep a journal just for that purpose. But when your head hits the pillow at night, are you smiling? Exhausted from pouring out your skills & talents into those people and things you love? Or are you just worn out and already dreading the next day?

Yes, we can be grateful in all circumstances but why not do everything you can to LOVE your life while you’re here? Every day is a gift but unless you know the answers to these 3 questions, you may not feel like you are opening up a gift each morning.

How to Create a Life You Love

30-Day Experience

Join Me by clicking HERE!

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My friends at iBloom are on a mission to revolutionize the way women do business and live life, and I’d love for you to meet them! If you feel weighed down by responsibility instead of inspired by possibility, something needs to change. There will be hard days, but more often than not, iBloom is helping women learn how to wake up excited about the day ahead and feel fulfilled when it’s time for bed. You really can love your life! Join in to find out how to make the changes that make all the difference.

Join me and the iBloom Team as we get clear on these 3 things:

  1. What is your God assignment?
  2. What is your definition of success?
  3. What are your priorities in this season and how can you live into them on a daily basis?

If you are curious about what it takes to create a life you love, this is a 30 day course for you.

Hope you will join us by clicking HERE!

ibloom love your life