Lakeside has a new Crafty Lady in it's pews (stick around for more lame jokes!) who is using her gifts to bring women together in our place of worship...
and her name is Karyss Bollen.
(Speaking of worship, her hubby is our new Worship Leader!)
She came to Moms at Lakeside as a speaker and shared her story with the rest of us, Mamas.
Her willingness to be open and vulnerable (to a brand new room of ladies she barely knew, if never met!) was humbling, encouraging, inspiring, and heartfelt.
She had almost every girl in tears!
Part of her story includes her giftedness for crafts... she's a real deal seller on ETSY!
Her shop is called Love Stitched Boutique and you should check her out!
(Love is her maiden name... told 'ya she was crafty!)
After she spoke, we got her to do a jewelry making class!
Child care + Crafts + Girl Time + Coffee + Amity's Chocolate Banana Bread = Heaven on Earth!
"Thy Kingdom Come on Earth As it is in Heaven"
Girlfriend is a Kingdom Worker!
Heaven sent for sure!!
(At the very least, a breath of fresh air for us Stay @ Home Mamas! - especially on a rainy day)
Here are some pictures of our First (*hint*hint*) Jewelry Making Lesson with Karyss...
Words of Jewelry Wisdom from Super-Cute-Preggo, Karyss
You are about to see some very happy ladies...
A blessing for sure :)
These were the samples of projects we got to choose from to make
Our bead selection...
Here's my ribbon bracelet after lots of guidance ;)
(the feeling of accomplishment is HUGE)
We're looking forward to Lesson #2!
Thanks for sharing your gifts, K!
I really felt the love... and appreciated your patience!! :)
And now for some pictures of 2 Cute Kiddos... who also happen to be 2.
Ollie (Karyss' boy) and Ethan (my guy) after the Jewelry Sesh.
They're going on a road trip...
"Let's get outta here!" - Ollie
"I know where the goods are..." - Ethan
Translation to Moms...
"We're up to no good!"
(This whole conversation was Mommy narrated based on cute, toddler actions)
... and wouldn't ya know it!
See... we all had fun! :)
It really was a win-win for all!