Pay The Blessings Forward

Today was a special day for me. I received a message from the woman who purchased a jewelry set from me this weekend. It was the first set I had sold on Etsy before and she asked me to get it to her before Christmas. I got it ready on Saturday and shipped it out. Before mailing it, I added an extra little pair of earrings with it because I believe in doing a little something nice with every order. It’s my way of saying, “Thank you!” to each person who has supported my business. I adore my customers and I love them for seeing the value in what we make! ❤

This sweet customer wrote me today, telling me that the extra earrings I sent had more meaning than I knew. She had lost a dear friend a few years back and the earrings were the same symbol as she had for the person she lost. I cried when I read her message! I had no idea when I picked them out for her package, they just seemed to be the right fit. And I ended up blessing her by that gesture and doing something special for her.

Folks this is a reminder to pay things forward. Little bits of kindness no matter how small can change someone’s whole day. They can bless their lives in a way you can’t imagine. You may think it’s not much, but to someone else it could mean the whole world. ❤

Life is hard and ugly. Anything that we can do to make it a little less so is so vital. Hold doors open for people. Help elderly folks take out their groceries. Pay for the person’s food behind you at the fast food place. Send an extra gift to someone for no reason. Smile at cashiers and tell them thank you for their hard work. Anything you can do to put more good in the world for others!

I got nothing out of this experience today other than a blessed heart and happiness. I don’t do any of these things expecting gains in return. I do it because life is hard and ugly. And so many times I didn’t have any kindness in my world when I could have used it. So I do it for others because I want to be the person I needed through my hard times. I want to be the good I didn’t have around me when things were dark.

The quote, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” from Mahatma Gandhi is monumental. All the times you look back on your life with sadness or bitterness, because you needed something that you didn’t get, those are the things to do now for others. You know how it feels to desperately need some show of kindness or love. Do that for others. Be that person who lights up someone’s day by a simple gesture. Do it because it builds who you are up as a person and it blesses you because you blessed someone else.

My first sale on Etsy will be something I always remember because of this special moment! I did something to bless another person and I didn’t even know I was doing it! It changed everything about this sale and made it all the more special to me. I couldn’t have asked for anything better! ❤

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Review – American Girl Doll Pink Star Pants

Super Girl Pilllow BuddyI am one of those people who start shopping for gifts as early as I can. I like to be prepared and it’s easier on my wallet if I buy little bits here and there. No huge chunk to choke on the week of a birthday party. Little Divine is having a birthday in July so of course I started planning as soon as May hit. And I’ve already been shopping. One such amazing gift I have already picked up is the Justice League Pillow Buddy. This is the name given on Walmart’s website – I guess calling her Super Girl was too difficult?? Anywho, our Super Girl pillow buddy is adorable. I rarely see many female superhero items marketed for girls so I get excited when I do. Promoting female superheroes seems to have been lost on society until just recently.

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The only down side to Super Girl is that her skirt is VERY short. To some that many not matter, but Little Divine feels strongly that ladies should dress like ladies. Short skirts flashing panties will not do with her. I needed to add some pants or legging to our doll before gifting her to make her look more appropriate.

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I trolled Ebay to find doll pants because that’s the place to look other than Etsy and I tend to like Ebay’s prices better. I found the lovely pair of star leggings shown above from a seller with a Facebook page called Neat N Cheap Doll Outlet where they show off the fun doll fashions they make. I specifically looked for American Girl size doll clothes because our Super Girl is 24 inches tall with legs about as wide as an American Girl doll. I loved the color and design of these pants to match her pink Super Girl outfit and I kept coming back to them while looking through the many doll leggings available.

The leggings arrived quickly and are super high quality. Sometimes you get stuff that looks super handmade or cheaply made. These do not. They had white elastic loops inside the waist of the pants, I’m assuming to use to tighten the waist with on the doll if needed. I used them to help give them a tight fit on Super Girl because she has a smaller waist than American Girl dolls.

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They look fabulous! (^.^) They coordinate with her outfit perfectly and give her a much more less hoochy look. They are stretchy which is nice, so they fit on her easily. And they are a soft polyester material so Super Girl will still be super cuddle-able even in her cute leggings. I am EXTREMELY happy with the results! I don’t feel I paid more than they were worth and I am pleased with the quality. Check out Neat N Cheap Doll Outlet if you have a kiddo who is into dolls! I am very pleased with my experience with them. ❤

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