Lilla Rose Black Friday Sale!

It’s the biggest sale of the year for Lilla Rose, so you don’t want to miss out!

Everything is up to 60% off, (yes, I know the graphic says 50% off but I spotted a few 60% off Flexi Clips!!) and if you have not tried a Flexi Clip before, this is the perfect time!

The December Flexi Clip was just released today and it is so beautiful! I can’t wait to get mine in the mail! It’s 30% off during the sale, which is fantastic for a Flexi of the Month clip!

Plus, they also brought back all of the previous Flexi of the month clips that you might have missed from 2017!

Look at all of the new releases!!!!

Free shipping on orders of $75.00 or more, which includes international orders! Don’t miss out!

 

 

Maternity Tanks, Winter Maxi Skirts and More!

There are some really cute deals on Jane today that I wanted to share!

What a lovely gift for babies and toddlers! These classic sleeping cloth dolls are $14.99, normally $24.99 and I love how sweet they are!

Get these slouchy beanie hats for $9.99, normally $39.99. They would make great stocking stuffers!

Here is a great deal on maternity tanks! Get this extra long maternity tank for just $8.99, normally $19.99.

Are you pregnant and needing to stay warm this winter? Here is a fantastic deal on fleece lined maternity leggings that you can wear under skirts and dresses! Just $6.99 a pair, normally $29.99 each! There are several different colors to pick from!

I love these name signs! I’ve thought about getting some for my girls. They come unpainted, but then you can pint them whatever color you want. I would hang these above a child’s bed. You can get a personalized wood sign for $15.99, normally $54.99.

You can get this maxi skirt in winter colors for $12.99, normally $29.99. They have some pretty colors to choose from!

 

Introducing The Well Ordered Kitchen!

I’m beyond excited to finally show you all the huge project we have been working on.

Ecstatic might be a better word!

Sean and I have been working on creating a kitchen planner since January. Sean in particular has been at his computer designing page after page and coming up with new ideas of what to include. I’ve been the person he bounces ideas off of and asks for practical tips since I’m the one actually in the kitchen!

Months later…we are ever so pleased to introduce to you The Well Ordered Kitchen, the only kitchen menu planner that you will ever need!

But wait. It’s so much more than just a few menu planning pages!

The Deluxe and Premium version has over 95 pages included; that’s right – over 95 pages! There are monthly and weekly menu planning sheets, grocery shopping lists, over 130 labels to print off and use in the kitchen, quick reference sheets (in mason jar graphics!), recipe sheets and cards, recipe dividers, some of our family favorite recipes, and much more!

The theme of the planner is mason jars, but you won’t find cutesy little mason jar graphics scattered everywhere. Instead, Sean kept the planner clean and fresh, with custom graphics he personally designed. He made sure to leave plenty of room for you to write your menu plans and recipes down.

There are 3 different versions of the Well Ordered Kitchen!

The Basic Version 

The basic version includes 12 thoughtfully designed kitchen planner pages and is a great place to start if you’re just looking for the bare necessities. It includes weekly and monthly meal planning pages, a master grocery list, a full-letter recipe sheet along with a custom recipe divider sheet, a mason jar shaped quick reference chart, and more!

The Deluxe Version

The deluxe version is truly the ultimate kitchen planner. With over 95 pages, this version includes everything in the basic version and adds a whole lot more! The deluxe version includes multiple meal planning page versions, pantry and freezer inventory sheets, 8 additional mason jar shaped quick-reference guides, 3 recipe card designs along with 36 recipe card dividers, 5 custom kitchen helper sheets, over 130 pantry organization labels, and much more!

The Premium Version

Finally, there’s the premium version. As if the deluxe version wasn’t enough already, the premium version includes the 95+ page Well Ordered Kitchen planner and adds a detailed video tutorial which walks you through every page of your planner. There’s also an video tour of a kitchen that has been extremely well organized to provide you with some inspiration to create your own “well ordered kitchen”. Also included is a custom hand drawn art print of the Well Ordered Kitchen Mason jar for you to print out and display in your home! Finally, you’ll be given exclusive access to the Well Ordered Kitchen private Facebook group where you’ll find tips and inspiration for meal planning, recipes, kitchen organization and more!

Sean and I are so pleased to be able to offer this resource to you all. We’ve put a lot of thought and hard work into making it a truly useful tool in the kitchen. We can’t wait to see what you do with it as you continue on your homemaking journey!

Happy Birthday to my Queen!

(This is Sean writing. 🙂 Caroline doesn’t know it, but I’m posting this in honor of her birthday today. Surprise honey!!)

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Today is my wife’s 33rd birthday. She’s amazing. So amazing that she deserves (at the very least) the blog post that follows. Really she needs her own book. Maybe someday . . .

I met Caroline when she looked decidedly different than she does today. She, along with her dear mother and sister, wore a lot of calico jumpers back then and as the saying goes, she stuck out like a sore thumb. That’s no insult, it’s just that when I first saw her at a college scripture study I began attending in the early 2000’s, my first thoughts of her could be summed up with the word ‘weird’.

And that was just about the only thoughts I had of her. For an entire semester I don’t believe we ever spoke to each other. The only time I saw her was in the midst of a class when a quick scan of the room would find her sitting well composed beside her sister, the two of them the very model of meekness and, uh, weirdness (or so I thought at the time). “Who are they and why do they dress that way? Why are they so quiet, so “shamefaced” all of the time? They seem so up tight. I’m not sure I’ll have enough time tonight to finish my history paper…” and my mind was quickly off to other things. I had no interest in pursuing such questions further.

That is, until the following semester when I had an experience that would change my life forever. I arrived at a study in a bit of a rush to direct a guest I had invited to the group they were assigned to. As I entered the room, I noticed Caroline out of the corner of my eye (though I don’t believe I even knew her name at the time) sitting quietly to herself. I briefly turned my head to look at her as I continued crossing the room and I had this thought impressed upon me so clearly – “That is the sort of woman you should marry.” It was so strong that the words might as well have been spoken aloud.

It’s difficult to describe the feelings I had at this point. Our scripture study took place in a humble little repurposed store front that I believe was the only building on the street that wasn’t a bar. The front room was large and open and along all the walls were a myriad of mismatched couches and chairs that belonged in (or probably came from, many of them) a thrift store; but the chair that Caroline sat in on this occasion might as well had been a throne and the room her palace.

As I look back on this, I would not be surprised if the thought that was intended for my mind was, “She is the woman you should marry.” What I heard, however, was, “(That) is the (sort of) woman you should marry.” Why? Because in that moment I felt terribly unworthy of her. She was an unreachable goal and an unattainable prize. In that moment I somehow knew that she was far and away better than my best hopes and desires of what my wife should be. Frankly, I didn’t really know what I should be looking for in a companion. In a fleeting moment – in a twinkling – God showed me that everything I should be looking for was wrapped up in her.

If I am completely honest here, and I mean this with all my heart, I still feel very unworthy of her. After this experience I set myself to the long, sometimes humorous, task of winning her heart. It was a clumsy effort, but I was quite determined and I consider it one of the greatest honors of my life that she eventually came to accept mine as the hand that she would clasp in marriage. There was not another, to my heart, so pure, so faithful, and so lovely as she and nearly 14 years later, absolutely nothing has changed. She still sits, beautifully arrayed, as the queen in the throne room of my heart.

Happy birthday my love.