Saturday, January 14, 2012

a little saturday special.

let's start the new year off right...with some great products, blog headers, and our little getaway.

Pip & Bean 
love them and they are back this month with some great capes.

We’ve always been struck by the importance of creative development and imaginative play for children. The quest to keep pace with our own children’s imagination led to a number of costumes and creative projects.  Whatever it took to unplug our kids from the TV and help them build a world of their own.   Eventually a birthday present for a daughter’s friend turned into a booth at a craft fair, and then an online shop.  Almost two years (and thousands of capes) later Pip & Bean sells custom superhero capes, costumes, masks…etc. all over the world.  Pip & Bean is an active supporter of “Inspiration Through Art” ( an awesome NPO that supports children with illnesses by helping them see their own inner super hero. 
Check out Pip & Bean at

Give Jewelry
thank you for those of you that have already begun supporting this amazing business
& even better cause.

 Give Jewelry is a sustainable movement to provide food for children of The Bali Orphanage. The vision is simple: “1 piece-1 child-1 week of food.” With every piece of jewelry purchased, Give Jewelry provides one week of nutritious food (that's 21 meals!) for a child in need. So whether you choose feather earrings, a necklace, or bracelet you're really choosing to make a difference.
Give Jewelry: The most affordable and effective way to make a difference in the life of a child.
Put “Libby” in the comment box at checkout and receive 5 free leather bracelets!
check out the site HERE
Shabby Apple.
love love love it all.
Dresses from Shabby Apple
Dresses from Shabby Apple

 i love shabby apple.
they help dress us all no matter what age or season of life. jewelry. babies, toddlers and maternity. check it out HERE. they are kicking off the New Year at Shabby Apple with a SALE!  how does 20% off site wide sound? the sale lasts through the entire month of January.  use code NEWYEAR at checkout for 20% off!

keeping our house safe and clean.

I have begun using these products in our home over the past couple months and they are great. 
pure. clean. safe. i am loving it.

I’m Missy. I blog over at The Domesticated Diva. I’m here to share Shaklee with you! Shaklee has been around for over 50 years and is the number one natural nutrition company in the US. You may have heard about Shaklee’s awesome non-toxic cleaning products from the blogosphere, but we offer so much more! Here are a few things you can expect from Shaklee: Our products are always safe, always effective, and always green. We have products to help you maintain a healthy home, healthy body, and healthy weight. All of our supplements are truly top of the line and we have a great weight loss program (perfect for your New Year’s Resolution!) It’s been great meeting you all. Visit my Shaklee site to begin your journey to wellness! 

kirsten over at PomLove is currently making some custom designed tissue poms for ava's nursery. 
i. can. not. wait. will post pictures when they arrive and are hung up.

PomLove sprouted in early 2008 by a crafty mom who was experimenting with handmade decorations for her 6 year-old's birthday party. It evolved into a business that same year - partially due to countless requests for poms from family and friends. PomLove is the original (that's right, the very first!) pom shop on Etsy, providing the biggest, fullest and most vibrant tissue paper poms, made from 100% recycled paper. With over 80 colors to choose from, and dozens of color combinations available, they are sure to brighten up any space - whether it's for your next party, or just to brighten up a room. Take a look at all of the eye-candy: - then use coupon code BLOG15 to get 15% off of your order with us. 

every blog could use a little update. maybe a button. a new header. a custom signature or an entirely new look that represents you. angie is your girl.
check out these amazing blogs she did. HERE & HERE & HERE.

Here at thirsty hearts we believe that life is meant to be lived in transparency and authenticity.  Therefore let your blog be a reflection of you.  Each design is created with the finest detail in mind.  We're now offering design services for baby announcements and wedding!  please email for more info.

now a little treat. 
our headers.

there was a lot of fear and heartache in that very first blog picture. sara took that of us just days after my diagnosis. but our joy has remained throughout. i love looking back. 
i love remembering where we have been and where we are going.

what picture is your favorite?

justin surprised me last night with a little getaway to celebrate life, each other, and our marriage. the inn is gorgeous. here is a sneak peek. more to come next week.


  1. i remember that i first started reading.. you had the header with your super long hair! thanks for sharing. i love reading your journey. :)

  2. I love picture #2 but honestly they are all nice.

  3. I love the 1st. and 6th photo!

  4. loooove the 7th one, but really you can't go wrong with any of them. love your sweet family :)

  5. I think #1 and #7 are my favourite. The rawness and richness of the first one makes my heart melt, and the 7th shows pure joy of family in a home- a home that offered so much during that time. This blog has continued to be an inspiration and I cant thank you enough for openly sharing your heart and your life.

  6. I totally TOTALLY love all the photos here! :) So beautiful! And your journey was so moving! I was almost in tears! :)

    May the bestest things happen to you! :)And I'm following your blog.

    Do visit my blog sometime! :) Would your feedback!


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