wisdom of friends

Posted by Sarah

If you have not read the comments under our last post, I urge you to grab a cup of coffee and head somewhere quiet for a little while. I have spent several hours soaking up every single story and tidbit of wisdom. Every comment has truly blessed me and I hope the advice speaks to other mothers who may be struggling-- or simply in need of an encouraging word today.

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if not me...

Posted by Sarah

If not us, then who If not me and you Right now, it’s time for us to do something If not now, then when Will we see an end To all this pain It’s not enough to do nothing It’s time for us to do something ~ Matthew West

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Aunt Heart

Posted by Sarah

I can't say exactly WHAT made Heartcease Higgin's house my favorite place in the world... It could have been her bathroom: pearly pink bathtub, frilly curtains with eyelet trim, magical oil-filled melting balls in translucent shades of red and blue, soaps in happy shapes of birds and seashells; the scent of lilac... Maybe it was her kitchen: sun streaming through lace curtains; caramel cooking on the stove; dining table squeezed next to a mirrored folding door that concealed a washer, dryer and countless art supplies; the scent of slightly burned pie crust in the oven...

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who is your hometown hero?

Posted by Sarah

Who is your hero? I met mine in May of 1998. He was fresh from Basic Training and I was coming out of my freshman year at LSU. A series of odd events brought him to my dorm room on the very day I was packing up for the summer. It took one afternoon to convince me that I'd found "the one". I have really great instincts. We were married in September of 2003, had our first baby in September of 2004 during flight school in Fort Rucker, AL.

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2014: party time!

Posted by Aeolidia

Long time, no see! Let's start the new year with a new party dress--perfect for any celebration your imagination can concoct! joyceform And of course we have so many other exciting things in the works this year! We are getting ORGANIZED the old-fashioned way (pen & ink) thanks to this blog post by Val Marie Paper... We bought the Emily Ley Life Binders  (below): 2013 Shay Cochrane And the 2014 Power Sheets by Lara Casey. Shannon and I are so excited about the future of this company- we have been so blessed (we have to pinch ourselves daily) by our AMAZING customers and the crazy growth spurt we had in 2013. Please follow us on facebook to keep tabs on our secret sales & giveaways- you all know how quickly the dresses go once they're loaded! Right now we have a share-to-win featuring our Joyce Party Dress, 25 custom thank-you cards, and a darling cowl by Well Dressed Toddlers! JOYCEpromo Promise to blog more this year! XO~ Sarah