Tuesday, August 11, 2009

So Glad You Stopped By!

Good friends are like fine cookie dough to us three simple girls. We all officially met in college, cemented our friendships over a life changing retreat, and have since seen each other through the trials and joys of this life. Oh, how there have been so many of both!

Along the way we've discovered a great many things we have in common. We love crafting, photographing, sharing, and all around creating.

The eating of that cookie dough isn't half bad either.

You know how they say that the best things in life are free? Well, we just couldn't agree more. Free or next to free and very often hot glued. And so the inspiration for just such a blog as this is born!

Each of us now live in our different corners of the South, but we make it a point to stay connected. So you can start to feel better connected to us too, here's a quick peek at just who in the world we are:
Hi, everyone! That's me, Katrina. These days, in my completely unbiased opinion of course, I'm better known as wife to my dashing, hardworking husband and mother to my two beautiful, precious girls. (Ages one and two just in case you think my dark circles are for nothing!) :) I'm an elementary classroom teacher and reading specialist turned stay at home mama not too long ago. I'm pretty passionate about encouragement and community, literacy and young people, laundry denial, and the fulfilment of my calling to make a difference. I enjoy a good party or project, creative and meaningful ways to spend our time, and whatever else I can cook up in that kitchen of ours. I'm also full of do overs and big fat flops. All of which makes me so glad to be living this life by grace!

Hello!! I'm Sarai...yes, with an i on the end (pronounced Sara), and I'm probably just as unique as the spelling of my name! That's me with my cutie pie husband. We reside in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. I received a degree in Music Industry in college and have been heavily involved in music my entire life. However, in the past few years I've begun to realize that I've been blessed with many more talents than those of the musical variety. I love a good organization project and any excuse to use my label maker or put things in alphabetical order puts me in a good mood! I enjoy sewing, bargain shopping, event planning and am even trying my hand at a little graphic design these days. But whatever the project, my goal is to be a good steward of the blessings I've been given.

And now for Simple Girl #3...so this is me, Brooke. I grew up in the beautiful mountains of NC and after college ventured a little east to the foothills. My days are filled with crazy adventures with 25 super cute kids...that is right, I am a teacher by trade. I try to take my creativity to my classroom as well as to other areas of my life. I love the little things in life...you know a hand-written note, flowers from the garden, homemade cookies and I especially like to share those things with the people around me, hopefully making them feel a little special. I enjoy party planning, crafting, and looking for new ways to put my talents to use. My life is full of joy and hopefully I can share a little of that with you here.

Now comes the chance, we hope, to meet many of you other simple girls out there. By simple we don't mean you aren't ever complicated. That would disqualify the very authors of this here blog. Instead, we mean this...

If you enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend who tries to understand... the joy that an unexpected card in your mailbox brings... the beauty of a sunrise, a handful of daisies, spools of ribbon, or some kind of meal served from the heart; we believe you've come to the right place.

So, welcome! For how much He has blessed us, we hope to honor Him with our talents by sharing with each of you. Our hope for this journey we begin together is already well put by the best writer we know:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
(Colossians 3:23)

Let us know you've stopped by and check back for some projects, ideas, and even a giveaway coming real soon!

Us Simple Girls

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