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

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Lots of pretty pieces with great messages.

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)!

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Which place hung is your favorite, inside or outside?

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.

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In June there is a great $79 enrollment kit special! Consultants can join Mary & Martha by purchasing a starterdeluxe, or $99 kit. The $99 kit is valued at $245 and will consist of spring 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!”

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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.

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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. There 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!

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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!

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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.

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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?

Pizza And 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,

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or to use for a cheese board!

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

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The Mary & Martha Abundance Pizza Tray is functional and pretty! A great gift, or just to have yourself too!
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Tea Towel Wall Decor

Do you love to create DIY pieces for your home, or to give as a gift? If so this is such an easy and fun way to make a meaningful wall decor item. With 2 designs to choose from, you can add a scripture message in your dining room or kitchen, or a loving welcoming message in your entry way or living room.

Mary & Martha has 2 tea towels that are designed by Linday Letters that can be used for this project. The Love & Grace Tea Towel or Acts 2:46 Tea Towel. Both of these are available for only $22.

Next I purchased a 20×24 canvas frame. I have found these for as low as low as $5 each in local hobby stores or online sites. In this picture I found a buy on get one free which was $9 apiece. Either way you are making a big picture for less than $40 (with towel shipping and tax), not too bad!

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First I ironed the towel so it had no creases in it, laid it face down and centered the canvas on top of it. With thumb tacks I pushed the towel to the back of the wooden frame. Then I could flip it over and see if was centered. Adjust it as needed, and when is exactly where you want it, with a staple gun attached and secured the sides and corners of the towel to the wooden part of the frame.

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It was so easy! And for approx. $40 made a wonderful gift! So… means I had gotten 2 frames, I got another towel, so I could have a new picture for my home too! What do you think? Do you like it?

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Don’t want to create it around a canvas? Bring to a framing place and your could look similar to this one.

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Or if you are a quilter, look at this idea too!

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Which one are you going to try? The Love & Grace Tea Towel or Acts 2:46 Tea Towel?

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Think On These Things

Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8

To think is: To have the mind occupied on some subject; to have ideas, or to revolve ideas in the mind. This scripture is a great reminder of what our thoughts really are and do.

Whatever is true… thoughts that are accurate or exact. Truth.
Whatever is noble… thoughts with high moral principles and ideals. Righteousness.
Whatever is pure… thoughts free of any contamination. Clean.
Whatever is lovely… exquisitely beautiful, delightful. Jesus.

Can you imagine what our days and world would be like if we truly “thought on these things” everyday? Is it easy to let your thoughts become distracted and not think on these things? Need a reminder?

This collections is a beautiful way to help us keep our focus.

  1. The Think On These Things Plates are 8 1/2″ ceramic, microwave and dishwasher safe. So pretty to serve company or your family off of, display in your home, or give as a gift!
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    2. The Think On These Things Mugs come in set of 2. True and Noble or Lovely and Pure. They are ceramic, microwave and dishwasher safe. Also so pretty to serve company or your family, display in your home, drink your coffee or tea from, plant a flower, or give as a gift,
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3. Then the Think on These Things tea towels come in 2 patterns, the Watercolor Sunflower and the Watercolor Roses.  These are such pretty towels to use to serve your company or family, wrap around a plate as a gift, or even wrap around a canvas for a wall decor as you can here in the post HERE.
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A great collection to remind us of what our thoughts need to be, lovely, pure, true, and noble. Give to a friend or use in your home. Let’s help each other stay focused on the things we need to think on!

Please comment and share… which word is the hardest for you to focus on? ResizedImage600374-TruePlateMugTowel

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A Personalized Wedding Gift

with a Christian message

Are you looking for a personalized wedding gift with a Christian message? Would you like that personalized gift it to be meaningful and unique? Do you think it will be hard to find a personalized item with all this at a reasonable low cost? Well take a look at this, cause this Our Home Wood Decor personalized plaque has it all!

The personalized Our Home Wood Decor is a 5×7 thick wooden plaque packs a lot of meaning and come with so many personalizing options!

  • First of all you can personalize what you want it to say above the front door. Add their last name, or simply personalize it saying  “Our Home” if  purchasing ahead for several weddings, or a house warming gifts. For another fun idea, insert their new address too!
  • Next you can personalize what you want the mat to say on the front step. Add an Est. date, say welcome, or put the last name here! This area also can be personalized with lots of options!
  • The lastly you have the option of even personalizing the window color to be white or dark wood grain as you can see in these examples.
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The one option on it that cannot be personalized is the scripture below it, but it’s so beautiful you are not going to want to personalize this anyway! It reads: By wisdom a house is built…through understanding it is established. Proverbs 23:3 NIV. Such a meaningful scripture for someone beginning to build a home and life together.

This 5×7 personalized Our Home Wood Decor comes with a hanger on the back to be hung alone or with a gallery wall. But it is also thick enough to stand on it’s own, such as on a shelf or countertop.

When ordering allow 2 weeks for delivery and if need any help creating it, please let me know, I’d be happy to help!

This personalized gift is one that has a great Christian message, is reasonably priced, and will be treasured and remembered for years to come!

Tell me… if you were getting one for yourself, what would you put on it?

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Easter Gifts For Preteen or Teenage Girls

with a Christian message!

Preteens and teens may sometimes feel too old for an Easter basket, or if they do get a basket, may want something other than a toy. Here are 12 ideas to help you with girls who fall into this category of yours!

1. By Grace Alone Necklace OR Walk In Love Necklace.
The by grace alone necklace has an 18″ chain and is gold plated, nickel and lead free.
The walk in love necklace has an 18″ chain and is rose gold plated, nickel and lead free.
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Either of these necklaces would be a signature piece for them to wear and be reminded of their faith, and treasure for years to come.

2. Jesus Loves Me Mirror.
This mirror is 17″ D and hangs by a metal chain as you can see in the picture where I am holding it. On the bottom of the mirror it reads: This is the face of someone Jesus loves. I have loved you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3 NIV.
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What a great thing for a young lady to know, and help her to be encouraged and feel extra loved every morning as she looks in the mirror.

3. Holley Gerth Book
If you have ever read a book written by Holley Gerth you’ll know why this book is a must for young ladies. She encourages and inspires in real life situations. These books come in a set of 2, and the “You’re Already Amazing” especially is such a great one for a teen Easter basket!

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4. Love, Faith, or Hope Pouches.
These pouches are good for a variety of items such as makeup, cell phone, or coins. They come in 3 sizes. The Love Pouch measures 7″H × 10″W × 21/4″D, the Faith Pouch measures 55/16″H × 8″W × 17/8″D. and the Hope Pouch measures 4″H × 613/16″W × 11/4″D. Inside each of these bags are the words “beyond beautiful”. Words every young girl needs to read and hear!

5. Hello Hope Ring Dish, Beauty in Every Moment Trinket Dish, or Strength and Dignity Trinket Dish.
Girls and ladies love little dishes we can put on special jewelry on, and either of these 3 pieces would make a great gift. Pair it with one of the jewelry items listed here for an even more special gift! The Hello Hope Ring Dish measures 51/4″D × 4″H6, and has beautiful gold foiled lettering on it, just as the Beauty in Every Moment Trinket Dish (measures 61/6″W × 41/2″). The Strength and Dignity Trinket Dish is pewter measures 4 1/2″ diameter, and read these powerful words “she is clothed in strength and dignity. Proverbs 31:25.” Words to build confidence and assurance of God’s love.

6. Adventure On Crossbody Bag, or Adventure on Bracelet.
Do you have an courageous and adventurous young lady who loves to ride a bicycle? Well then this Adventure On Crossbody Bag she will adore! It is so youthful! Measures 8 1/2″H × 73/16″W × 23/8″D with a printed bicycle pattern on premium canvas combined with faux leather. Includes an adjustable strap. Printed cotton lining on inside of bag. Inside zipper pocket. Then the Adventure On Bracelet is another great piece with a great message! It has a 7″ chain, and the message on bar reads, Live Courageously & Adventure on. Message on back of circle charm reads, Psalm 16:11. 

Just cause you’ve a preteen or teen thinks she’s outgrown an Easter basket, you’ll give her a gift such as these to remind her she is loves not only by you, but by God!

Which one has a message you want your young lady to have? Please comment below and let me know!