Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Proverbs 31, gas cards, and new sizes in my store...1X and 2X

Someone on Etsy read my blog, and reminded me that I should put scripture in my sewing station to remind me of why I am doing my shop, and the scripture that came back to me, again was Proverbs 31...She is a great model of what a Godly woman should look like. I am going to use some upcoming posts discussing the proverbs 31 woman and applying it to my life

Today I will start with... proverbs 10:11-12
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
   and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
   all the days of her life

So A proverbs 31 woman's husband has full confidence in her, and she adds to his life and blesses it.
I would have to say that I struggle with selfishness and pride, so when I first married my husband 8 years ago

I could not wait for ME to be taken care of, protected and loved.
I know, we were babies...
I have realized over these last eight years that it is my responsibility to do my best, and contribute the most, not only for my husband, but to honor the Lord.

Here is a practical way that I bring my husband good and not harm. We are a family of six, and I have found that searching around town and couponing can bless my husband, and take some burden off of his shoulders of being the sole provider.
A Sunoco rewards card, my husband commutes an hour a day and even though he drives a
hooptie, beater that makes funny noises but we could get it without getting into debt
car that is not bad on gas mileage, it all adds up
here's the scenario, you bring your card and swipe it when you buy one of their participating products, and get X cents off your gas per gallon. Here I got my children an treat for feeling guilty about sewing again
icee, with this $4 purchase I got 20 cents off per gallon added to my rewards card

if you squint your eyes really hard you will see circled the amount I have accumulated from buying coffees and other things from Sunoco 1.99 off per gallon...that would make my gas 1.20 a gallon the next time our cars need to be filled up

So. The moral of the story is that I have brought my husband good. When he gets home I can share the news of our lower gas cost, he can be happy because he married such a wise spender, the children can be happy because their tummies are filled up with icees, and we all live happily ever after. That is an example of a proverbs 31 woman.

On the Etsy Shop home front Sweet Home Boutique...I have listed a new top for my store.

I know, I look like a bug here, but I was taking the picture myself...I guess if I was more patient I could wait until my husband got home to photograph for me...

I have also lowered the prices on most of the items from my shop, not because I have lowered the quality, I still use all of the best materials, but I wanted to make my clothing a price that is competitive. I am also going to start offering XL (16-18), and XXL (20-22) for my lovely customers. I dont' want anyone not to be able to wear my clothing. I will charge 5.00 more for a 1X, and 10.00 more for a 2X...

Happy Wednesday!!


  1. your blog is great! followed you from etsy. our blogs look a lot alike!

  2. Very cute dresses and tops! Do you do most of your sewing while the kids are up or after they go to bed? I would like to do more with my sewing, but seem to just want to veg out by the time the kids are in bed.

    My husband and I were pretty young when we got married too. It's been fun to grow up together. : )