Monday, July 22, 2013

Mary & Martha...the new Blessings Unlimited

Hi there! If you're a frequent visitor of MomSimplified, you may recall my excitement several months back after joining Blessings Unlimited as a consultant. As the months have rolled on, the excitement has continued and over the weekend, it has reached a new height.

The company name (Blessings Unlimited) really grabbed my attention several years back and made me want to dig in more to find out what this company (that obviously placed God in the center) stood for. Although I thought before signing up, I truly wouldn't find out exactly what the name truly meant before becoming a consultant. The company truly has been a blessing. Ask anyone that knows me, I'm far off from any type of a "saleswoman" and the thought of sales alone terrifies me. I quickly discovered that the products really sold themselves and that there were many women looking to fill their homes and lives with pieces that would reflect their love for the Lord.

Each year, Blessings Unlimited holds an annual conference, which I was unable to attend (insert sad face). As much of a bummer it was that I was unable to attend, the company did a GREAT job at making me feel a part as I received some exciting news on Saturday...Blessings Unlimited will continue to bless so many of the consultants, hostesses, customers, and people, but just with a new name...
Mary & Martha truly exemplifies what so many of us struggle to reach in life...BALANCE, the balance of putting Christ first in our life, but assuring that we put our family next. The daily struggles in life can pull us so many different directions and take our focus off of where we need to be. I truly believe that Mary & Martha will be a blessing (no pun intended) to all and I'm excited to begin this journey.

Here's several of the exciting new items that will be released and available for purchase on August 1st:

 With all of the excitement, I would LOVE to tell you more about this amazing opportunity (or just answer any questions you may have). Check out the update to the awesome package new consultants receive when signing up:

The Gathering Essentials Kit is your business in a box. For $99 (plus tax & shipping) you get everything you need to start your business. Amazing products (shown above), business supplies, marketing materials, social media plans, and Home office support.
For now, you can continue to visit my site at or you can visit the site to Mary & Martha at  I'll keep this post updated with any future changes to my personal website. Looking forward to "Meaning Entertaining...Made Simple".

Friday, July 19, 2013

Train Table Update

A couple of years ago all that my oldest son wanted for Christmas was a train table. We searched and searched until we found one that we knew he'd absolutely love. That Christmas morning and many more days to follow, those train tracks and trains were heard chugging from all around the house.  The boys would love to set up the track into different routes and have fun playing for hours.

As this summer began, I started to notice that the train table had been abandoned for quite some time. I couldn't help but wonder if it was out of boredom or if it was just the fact that maybe my oldest had outgrown the fun of a train table (which I was hoping was not the case...watching your kids outgrow things is always a little bittersweet).

After giving them some hints about the trains really missing them and there still being a lack of play on it, I decided that I would flip the top over and have the kids use it as a table for whatever they'd like. I let them know that I'd be happy to turn it back over when they were ready to play with the trains again. After turning it over, I noticed that they would run their play cars back and forth on that table over and over. Why they wouldn't do it when it was on the train side, I have NO idea.

The boys had some fun with their cars on the table and it got me to thinking that it wouldn't be too hard to make them their own "city". We got out the paint and got right to work. The boys helped by letting me know what they wanted in their city and what they wanted to name it. They've definitely already worn some tracks on the back side now too as they've been loving driving their cars around their own city! Here's how it turned out:

Now I'm enjoying the sounds of cars racing around the track and still hoping that they'll be ready to go back and play with the trains soon too.