Sep 9, 2012

Multiple Blessings and Designing for the Soul have moved!

Dear friends and faithful readers...
Multiple Blessings and Designing for the Soul
have officially moved!
We're closing this blog and the old website and have moved for good
to a colorful and gorgeous new spot.
Please know that we're trying to get all of our daily subscribers 
transferred seamlessly so you won't miss a post.
 You can find my blog, Designing for the Soul here!
and you can find 
the new Multiple Blessings website here!

Come on over now and join us for the 
VIRTUAL GRAND OPENING
of
multipleblessings.net

So many incredible giveaways for this special event 
and you just won't want to miss it!
Be sure to leave comments 
for chances to win these fabulous prizes!
See you there!
Blessings,
Caroline

Sep 6, 2012

Living your passion out loud & purpose-filled work

Do you love your job or are you stuck in an unfulfilling career?
Have you discovered your passion and are you
living your passion out loud?
*paper weight I designed for Creative Co-Op...a great reminder for me each day:)

I am one of the fortunate ones (don't believe in the word lucky)
who knew at an early age
what I wanted to be when I grew up.
teacher*mother*artist*more
 I've made so many mistakes along the way and learned from all of them.
Stumbling blocks seem to steer us toward growth spurts, don't you think?
It crushes my heart when I hear comments & questions like these:
I have no idea what I am good at doing...
I wish I had a talent like you...
No idea what I will do when the kids grow up and leave for college...
I can't figure out what my talents and gifts are...how do I figure that out?
How should I know what I should be doing?

I bet you've heard some of them too.
I actually have spoken on this topic before
and feel compelled to teach our own children at an early age
that they are each born with specific gifts and talents-all from God.
And they are called, like I am and you are, to use them and use them wisely.
Figuring out those talents may not always be an easy road
but the good news, I believe, is that it's never too late to figure it out.
While we may think we're trying to figure out what to do with our lives,
we are in fact trying to find our purposes in life.

Our boys are reading this before school each day (
and I highly recommend it for middle school and high school boys.
it's sports related...& you can find it here
I think it's so hard to find cool devotions for males and especially this age group.
Today's was on job satisfaction...
LOVED this last part and had to share it with you...

Being passionate about whatever you do is important.
So find out what you're passionate about...
what lights your candle?
what would you do if you had a week with no kids, no husband, no interruptions?
what would you do with all that time?
I betcha' that gives insight into what you enjoy, what lights your candle,
and what your God-given talents may be.
If we are able to marry our talents and gifts with our career
it's an extra blessing.

Here's to discerning our God-given talents, our gifts,
 and what we are truly passionate about...
and even more than that
here's to using them to bless others.
Go get 'em!
xoxo,
Caroline

Sep 4, 2012

over the moon grateful!

Seriously feeling over the moon grateful 
to all the new Multiple Blessings' sponsors and donors 
for next Monday's virtual grand opening of the NEW website and blog.
I am overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity 
and I think my sweet readers will feel the same way.
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that we'd have 20 amazing giveaways 
including over 35 products or discounts. 
Get ready...
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th
it's going to be oh so fun!
I am beyond thrilled to brag about some amazing women-owned businesses
who are using their talents and gifts for good.
Would you be so kind to send this post to friends who may want to join us for the celebration?
Thanks for sharing about our fun day on your

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why, thank you!
xoxo,
Caroline

Sep 3, 2012

beautiful...

Wanted to share a little "behind the scenes" reason why I designed this mirror for Creative Co-Op.
I think it's a great morning reminder for all of us, 
but especially for little girls as they grow.
Do you know this song? 
MORE BEAUTIFUL
Listen to the lyrics....
(if you can't see it, click here)
Magazine covers, Hollywood, and society in general
stress the importance of being beautiful on the outside.
I'm pretty sure God wants us to be more concerned about being beautiful on the inside...
our heart, our actions, our decisions, our words.
And so I'm pretty grateful that this now hangs in our twin girl's bedroom
where they see it each day...and we do too,
and know the reason behind it.

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I wish I could tell you all the stores carrying it but I really don't know. (so sorry!)
If you are a retailer and would like to carry it in your store...yay!
Contact CCO here and peek here.
And if you are a consumer and want to own one,
find a store near you who may be willing to order and carry them in their shop.
Remember, only a few more days until the big website/blog launch
and we'll have a special new section where you'll be able to locate products I design.
It's so much easier to navigate and we think you'll be pleased as punch:)
Blessings on your day beautiful one...
xoxo,

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