Friday, November 9

a handmade holiday: seek first

My shop is an experiment of trust.
I never thought it would happen. I had ideas, dreams, and goals.
But I knew that I could never really do it on my own. I was a scientist--and the opposite of a creator.
I held myself back with the lies I believed.


So I prayed to the God of the universe about opening a little shop.
Talked with my husband, and sought council of good friends.
And opened my doors.

The early days were filled with so much energy. Learning new techinques, constantly researching ways to make products better. The joy of the first sale was so much that I thought my heart could burst.


And somewhere along the way a bit ago I began to get prideful. I had created the shop. I was successful.

And my heart got ugly. A few months of rough sales, one unhappy customer and I was right back clinging to the God I had trusted to open this shop.

And the funny thing is--it's been His shop the whole time. I just get to work in it.  And for a period of time I forgot. So now, as I start to venture into new items, that's my prayer.  This is HIS shop, I just get to play a part.



I want to give one of you a gift certificate for $30 in my shop--go wild! Have fun! Get yourself a little something--or two!


To enter:

-Visit Seek First and leave a comment with your favorite item

For additional entries:

-Pin a picture from the shop on pinterest and leave a comment with the link

-Tweet about this giveaway

If you can't wait to see if you've won, use code HEART for 25% off the entire shop!

43 comments:

  1. I love the Mustard Yellow turban headband. SO cute!

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  2. Oh I love the yellow/white/gray....and the pi k combo...and the teal combo....love love love!!!

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  3. I love the saturated floral turban headband!

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  4. Just pinned an item from the shop!!!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/189714203024578498/

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  5. I am loving that navy polka dot turban headband!

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  6. I pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/119697302567781804/

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  7. I love, love, love the headbands! I also love the teal necklace. :)

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  8. I also pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/228346643577988526/

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  9. I can't pick. I did eenie meanie minie mo.

    Cream, green and brown won.

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  10. I love the navy polka dot headband-navy is my color right now!

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  11. The rosette necklaces are just lovely, but something about those headbands are calling my name, ya know?

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  12. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/RenoSparksMom/status/266945221345026048

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  13. And I pinned it, which works out really well since I've been wondering what to wear with my black dress to an xmas party. Thank you for the inspiration! https://pinterest.com/pin/217509856974693907/

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  14. I LOVE the yellow polka dot turban headband and I also love the red or yellow rose necklace! So cute!

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  15. I love the blush pink rolled rosette necklace! :)

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  16. Love the mint triple rose necklace!

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  17. the teal, gray and mustard triple rose neckalce! ohhhh love!

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  18. I really love the teal, grey and mustard necklace! And ANY of the turbans! What a clever idea! I LOVE this look on shirts, but never have seen it done this way.

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  19. I pinned this! www.pinterest.com/babykisses

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  20. Love the saturated floral headband!

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  21. I love the teal and red fabric necklace! Super cute!

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  22. the yellow and grey flowery necklace thing is cute!

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  23. The necklaces!!! Love that rich burgundy colored one!

    jessicaikiehn at gmail dot com

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  24. Those headbands are super cute! I think the teal rosette necklace is one of my favorite items!

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  25. Pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/261068109620687279/

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  26. Tweet! https://twitter.com/katherinevw/status/267112630794199040

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  27. seriously. any of your turban headbands are a win in my book. totally adorable.

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  28. http://pinterest.com/pin/226165212508469356/ Pinned!

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  29. OOO!! I love the cream, green and brown rosette necklace. Gorgeous products!

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  30. Love the grey fabric rosette necklace!
    rebatink at gmail dot com

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  31. I like the Navy Polka Dots Turban Headband

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  32. Love the Teal, Grey, and Mustard Yellow Rolled rosette necklace

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  33. http://pinterest.com/pin/199213983488582029/ <<i pinned it

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  34. http://pinterest.com/pin/183451384792834422/

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  35. The yellow and the yellow and gray rosette necklaces are very pretty!
    tiff(dot)r(dot)brand(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. those rosette necklaces are completely darling!

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  37. my favorite is this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78313559/teal-and-red-fabric-rolled-rosette

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  38. love the gray, yellow and white rosette necklace! Very pretty!!

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  39. I love the polka dot turban headbands.

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  40. oh the necklaces...such beautiful rosettes!! teal/grey/mustard necklaces = stunning!!

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  41. http://pinterest.com/pin/116178865358875854/
    pinned :)

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  42. really lovin the mustard yellow turban headband :)

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