Sunday, November 25, 2012

{Meeting Miss Mustard Seed}

Saturday I had the amazing opportunity of meeting Miss Mustard Seed.  
She was doing a book signing at SuzAnna's Antiques in Raleigh, NC & I wasn't missing it no matter what!
My awesome husband accompanied me on the 2.5 hour drive & even chatted Marian up about farming cotton! 

MMS is the reason I started my business.  I have followed her blog for years & even tried a few of her DIYs like her German glass glitter letters & ornaments.  She is a constant inspiration & her words of wisdom & truth gave me the push I needed to open Raised In Cotton Interiors.  

Marian is a real genuine person.
Her accent is adorable!
And that new short haircut is totally her!
My husband actually asked me when I was going to cut mine like that.  What? 
He was as smitten with her as I was.  

She wasn't in a rush as she signed our books.
She talked with us.  Asked us questions. 
It's what I love most about her.
She is a real person.  Just like you & I.

I could sit & talk to her for hours.  
I am so thankful she shared her talents with so many of us through her blog, paint & book!

If you get the chance to attend a book signing please do!
You won't be disappointed!

I look horrible in this picture mainly because I was so nervous.
I mean I'm standing next to Miss Mustard Seed!

She said to me, "Anything is possible." 
She is so right!

What a great day it was!
I am seriously still pinching myself & re-reading what she wrote to me in my copy of her book. 

What an honor to meet someone like her....

Thursday, November 22, 2012

{Happy Thanksgiving}

We have so much to be thankful for this year!
Our Savior, our health, our home, our jobs but most importantly this beautiful little girl who is so full of life, a big smile & the best laugh ever!

We are so blessed & so thankful!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

{World Prematurity Day}

Today is World Prematurity Day!
We have two preemies in our family.
Parker, born at 33 weeks weighing 3 pounds & 12 ounces & 
Landry, born at 32 weeks weighing 3 pounds 9 ounces.

Parker spent 20 hours in the NICU before she passed away.
Landry spent 32 days in the NICU before she came home.

Did you know that 500,000 babies are born premature every year?
Did you know that every 30 seconds a premature baby dies?

As the mother of two preemies I encourage you to please find your local March of Dimes & get involved by donating financially or by volunteering your time.
No parent should ever know the feeling of delivering a baby too soon. 

To all the NICU doctors & nurses THANK YOU for doing what you do!