Rustic & Vintage Styled Tray

I love to watch the TV show “Fixer Upper, and their inspiring ideas to use inside and out. The vintage, rustic, and farmhouse looking pieces gives us that loving, traditional, and nostalgic look from out past, making a house into a home.

So when I seen this rustic and vintage styled Family Tray it reminded me of one of those pieces I often see on Fixer Upper.

This Family Tray is big (28″ x 21″) as you can see in this picture! 

It is white distressed, and the message on it reads, Family, love, joy, peace and hope. There are so many ways to use this tray, such as on a table as a centerpiece!

Or how about on a coffee table or ottoman!

Or even on a mantel it looks pretty!

Such a fun piece to add that vintage farmhouse look into your home, and with a message of love! You will be sure to treasure this for years to come!

Where will you put the Family Tray in your house?

Retro Caddy

There are so many ways to use a caddy! I have several all around my house, and this retro one will be next! It is called the Gather Together Kitchen Caddy  but can be used so many ways other than in the kitchen! It measures 101/2″W × 7″D × 5″T, is metal, and the message on the tag on it reads, Gather Together.


It works great to use  this caddy as a collect all on the countertop, to hold greeting cards and other desk top items, on the bathroom to hold beauty supplies, or as a caddy with fun birthday plates, cups, and silverware!

It also works great to create a gift basket, hold coloring books and pencil colors, as a centerpiece with flowers, or candles!

Which is your favorite way to use the Gather Together Kitchen Caddy?

This Mug!

This mug, is one everyone loves!
Message on it reads: begin each day with a grateful heart.

heirloom-mugIt is a customer favorite, and makes such a wonderful gift!
Put come candy in it, package of hot chocolate, tea bag, coffee sample, or give just as it is!

Great for a teacher, friend, daycare, parents, grandparents… or someone who is ill, struggling, or a person in your life you are grateful for! It’s one of those “gift closet” gifts you’ll be glad to have on hand!
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To order your mugs, click HERE! 

You’ll not only make someone happy with your gift, but give them a loving message a gratitude they can read everyday!

 

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Gifts For Women Who Love Jewelry & Jesus

Ladies who love jewelry & Jesus, this is for you!

Mary & Martha has 10 jewelry pieces designed with a message or symbol of faith, to keep truth close to your heart.

1. Crown of Splendor Necklace.
Scripture reference on back of pendent reads, Isaiah 62:3. Lead & Nickel Free. Pewter. 35″ chain. Mary & Martha Jewelry

2. Beaded Hammered Cross.
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3. Walk In Love Necklace.
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4. Be Still Necklace.
Message on back of the pendent reads, Be Still. Plated rose gold. Lead & nickel free. 30″ chain. screen-shot-2016-08-29-at-12-20-41-pm

5. By Grace Alone Necklace.
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6. For The Joy Necklace.
Let this necklace be a reminder that Christ endured the cross because of the joy set before Him—a restored relationship with us! Message reads, (front) Joy, (back) Hebrews 12:2. Chain measures 18″.

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7. Hammered Cross Necklace.
This sterling silver hammered cross necklace is a beautiful, yet simple addition to your jewelry collection. Let it be a silent witness of your love for Christ. Chain measures 18″.screen-shot-2016-08-29-at-12-21-04-pm

8. Mary & Martha Signature Bangle.
Adjustable Bracelet with 3 charms included. Lead & Nickel Free. Message on charms read: Welcome. Serve. Connect // Mary & Marthabracelet

 

9. Adventure On Bracelet.
Message on bar reads, Live Courageously & Adventure on. Bar measures 1 1/4″ W × ¾”H. Message on back of circle charm reads, Psalm 16:11. 7″ chain.

10. Adventure On Necklace.
Message on bar reads, Adventure on. Bar measures 1 1/4″ Wide. Message on back of circle charm reads, Psalm 16:11. 18″ chain.
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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!

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!

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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!

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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?

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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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!

 

Easter Basket Gifts For Kids

with a great Christian message!

Easter will soon be here! Easter egg hunts, new dress clothes, church services, and… Easter Baskets! As we share with children the story of Easter and God’s deep love for us. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could hear that message each day? Well, I want to share with you a collection that does just that! Each of them are based off a book titled “God Made Just One.” It talks of how unique, special, and loved you are in God’s eyes. How He made you for a place and purpose in life. Want to hear it? Let me read it to you!

Isn’t this God Made Just One Book a message we want every child (and adult 🙂 ) to hear?!
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From this book there are 6 other items derived from it.

    1. The God Made Just One Placemat is a food safe, washable and reusable coloring placemat. It comes with the washable markers and is a huge it with the kiddo’s! They color it over and over. Throw it in the “to go” bag and use when waiting at a restaurant or appt. Rinse under water when you get home and it’s ready to be colored again!
      Look how easily it cleans up, ready to be reused again!

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2. If your child would rather color in a color book, there is one of those too! The God Made Just One Coloring Book has large paper placemat sized pages, with die-cut inserts so you can frame and hang to enjoy their artwork too!
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3. The God Made Just One Floor Puzzle is a 100 piece puzzle that is so much fun to put together. It has big pieces so works for ages 3 and up.God Made Just One Floor Puzzle

4. Then there is a God Made Just One Magnetic Puzzle too! This has 9 large pieces that are magnetic on the back.
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5. The God Made Just One Plates is a set of 4 melamine plates, so they are shatter resistant. They are great for snacks and each one has it’s own message, so fun to rotated each day!
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6. And lastly is the God Made Just One Growth Chart. This come in 3 large puzzle pieces. Put together and hang when ready to record your child height, and tuck away until needed again! Or hang and use a dry erase marker to record the heights in a Sunday school classroom for a fun idea, and simply erase when done!
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So many options to show your child how unique and special they are in God’s eyes, and yours!

Put one in an Easter Basket this year and let that message live on each and every day!

I have to ask… which one is your favorite?

 

Christmas Cards A Coming!

be ready to display!

It’s that time of year! Soon our mailboxes will be holding Christmas cards, letters, and photos! It is so much fun to see how our friend and families have grown, and catch up on their lives. But don’t you just hate to put their lovely pictures and meaningful cards in a box, or on a pile? It is so much better to show them, be able to see them, and display them in a cute way!

Well… here are 2 options!

1. The Blessings Cardholder is a long and narrow wire holder that works great in small spaces. It has 31 rings to holds cards or photos. Great for Christmas, or year round, as Grandparents love using this to display their Grandchildren’s pictures! Know someone who live in an assisting living center? This is a great gift for them!

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2. The Celebrate Cardholder is a metal and horizontal, so works great in an office or above your desk. It has 32 rings to hold whatever you desire! Use at Christmas for cards, or year round for photos, artwork, notes you need to remember, or things you want to celebrate!

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Each of these are great options for your home or work. Be ready this year when the holidays and mailman arrives! Show off your cards and pictures with one of these great card holders!

Which is your favorite? 1 or 2?