is it friday? it doesn’t feel like it. my days are so off. happens during the holidays…for me anyway.
hey…just a quick post to let you know we are OPEN again.
please read the policies as i am only taking 10 customs at a time
i keep thinking i am super woman
inevitably life shows me i am not
a COUPLE of THINGS
- we have an awesome t-shirt line coming in the next several weeks! we have some of my favorite word women joining in on the fun
so be sure to check back
-we do most all of our social networking on INSTAGRAM. this is where i will open and close the shop..have pop up instasales..give sneak peeks..host fun giveaways…you get the point?:) you can follow on your computer if you don’t have it on your phone too
you can search us @houseofbelonging
-my mom has two new curtains in her luxe linen line. they are in our sign images in our shop
you can find her shop Shades Up & Co. HERE
-we still have a FEW MORE SIGNS to add to this collection before it is complete
use code DEEPERSTILL10 for 10% off through tomorrow
-a BIG thank you to heather @livemadelovely who designed our new logo. you can find her HERE
( pssst. she is closed until january 15 but she is totally worth waiting for…aren’t you glad i didn’t use totes?..wink)
we still have LOTS of tweaking to do to make the blog & shop cohesive over the next month…but we’ll get there.
we adore each one of your comments and ideas. PLEASE know we love to hear them. i (tiffini) am so grateful for you lifting me up in prayer. i have another test on january 22 to see if all the parts are healed and functioning correctly. if so, they will schedule the surgery for the first part of february…so that is where we are with that. i am still on pain meds due to a constant pain that they don’t really know why is there. they say it can be normal…a big sigh. getting through it though. it can always be worse and i am so thankful for so many other things in life.
ok…off to work girls…have a beautiful friday
REMEMBER…LIVE today. start writing down little things that will move you toward your dream…xotiff
we shot the last of the signs today and are busy getting the shop ready to open which is why i have been absent from here.
how have you all been? i bet you have been thinking about this last year and the new year ahead. i know i am.
which brings me to this–no WORD of the year for me for me this go round
being present within each day..one day at a time… is enough for me. my experience has showm me..me talking about me
here .. that part way through the year the WORD of the year went out the window. long since forgotten
2013 has been one of the hardest years i have EVER experienced.
you can read about my surgeries herehere here and here
a growing business that my health seemed determined to ruin
life can change in a second and leave you never the same…grasping for air
for some sort of footing when the ground is crumbling out from underneath you
you just can’t seem to breath and you scream and
no one hears
been there? yeah..me too.
i have struggled HARD with unworthiness and the feeling of not “belonging” my whole life which is the origin of my blog title
looking back over the last year and am undone. the outpouring of grace that you all have shown me. your support of our business
i am blown away
i am grateful to God for His provision…grace..for His constant and unchangeable love for his wayward daughter
that i am the daughter of the king of the universe STILL blows my mind!
i laugh when i think we have a business. a mother daughter business. i must admit that i am OVER the moon doing what i am doing and who i am doing it with. nikki just gets me. i have always said we are like moses and aaron. she is my mouthpiece when i make no sense. she is able to capture my heart for the story i am trying to tell
she does that when she designs the signs i tell her i see
and by pulling of a photo shoot in our backyard..even after the wall fell over twice
that is what photographers are. they are soulographers. ( i first saw this word here ) they bring to life what is in the visionaries soul.
it is similar to the relationship of peanut butter & jelly. they go together
she is the one that encouraged me to blog. she see’s things in me that i don’t. she believes in me. she is my teacher in so many ways. she’s awesome that way.
this is really want i want to say to you today–
to take you by the hand and tell you that YOU ARE going to make it!!
you CAN do it
i don’t care if you have to get up 75 thousand times.GET up! wherever you are right now…do it
you really really don’t know what is around the corner.
God is able to do things you could never dream up even if you tried. trust me. i am living it
i have learned that everything can seem to be falling apart all at the same time that your dreams are being realized
my heart for house of belonging this year is to continue to take you with me on my journey. this year is going to be FULL of new adventures. some so hard you think all is lost..some so beautiful they will leave you breathless and if we are open and receptive we will be loved all the way to life by the One who loves us FULLY!
i believe – if we surround ourselves with words that they will seep into the fabric of our life and will change the course of our lives
you see–i am on a journey. an exodus in a way. i have yet to share that part of my story with you. when and if..the time is right i will but for now know that truth will set you free but you must be willing to let go of
your dreams..in the way YOU think they should come about
let go of yourself
you must surrender. not just once
but every moment of every.single.day
you will fail miserably some days. some weeks and yes…some years.
but you must must get up and keep going
i am so…( i struggle here for the words ) humbled that we get to share US with you. we are not perfect. that is not even the point is it?
i just pray with all my being that this collection cracks open your soul..
and for the first time…in maybe a really really long time–at this time next year– you will be seeing new growth..new healing
new LIFE..a stronger BRAVER deeper woman
these words are for YOU
COMING thursday january 2 the DEEPER STILL collection. the shop re-opens with the first round of soul-crafted words
from our hearts to yours
be sure to check our instagram @houseofbelonging for a contest to win a 60.00 gift certificate towards the
Deeper Still collection…tuesday around 10am cst…xo
wow! that was crazy hard! i narrowed it down to 4 but this one just felt..well..perfect in every right way. I loved reading your ideas and why you chose them. how you heard my heart. that was the best!:) you all are the best friends i’ve ever had! NONE of them were silly ( rachel..wink) i mean it!
miss mindy YOU are the winner so come january YOU get to choose any sign from the deeper still collection! here is what she said…
Do you mind if I throw out a name and an idea for a new sign? Oh, good, cause I was going to do it anyway! Haha! I would love to see a sign based on the lyrics of the song, Oceans. Maybe “Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger. ” I think “Deeper Still would be a great name for the collection
we are working…and praying hard through these signs. the time it takes to design is mentally exhausting. some of you know what i mean. i have been looking back over this last year and despite the surgeries..the setbacks..the shop closings God’s grace kept me longing for deeper still. i couldn’t make it without Him
the STILL GOD sign just sums up the deeper still collection and my last year
i am so excited to share this collection with you all. i am praying it blesses, encourages, sustains and moves your forward–devouring your days by living in the NOW & not the NEXT..to be brave even when your afraid and be able to see the good..the sacred in all the hard places. to get up each morning and choose to be grateful..choose to love..and not just love but do LOVE does #bobgoff
we have a COLLECTION of another kind so stay tuned:)
i have had you ask if i am doing any more pre-orders on the STILL GOD sign. i am opening it back up for a bit more since we are wrapping up the end of the orders.
here is what you do to order one:
just leave your paypal address in the comments and i will invoice you. they will be shipping out the week of january 2. the STILL GOD sign comes in two color choices.
2 color choices:
leave your choice with your paypal address
chalkboard ( shown above)
gold lettering on a white background ( seen below)
24″ x 24″ framed 100.00
each sign is individually distressed. no two are alike:)
well…off to watch the aca awards. the rest of the week is busy busy. getting the last 15 or so orders out the door over the weekend…doing a happy dance…hugs hugs to each of you. your prayers are the wind beneath my wings. i have had so many of you ask how i am doing so i will be giving you an update very soon…xo
it is simple. book pages. WORDS. it just kinda fell into place.
” i wanted to peel off my hat and mask and the name that wasn’t mine, and sit in the middle while the misfits fell and piled up like pick-up sticks around me. then we’d crack open a worn cover and i’d read, and the words would do what medicine can’t won’t and never will. –charles martin’s book unwritten
” STORY is the bandage of the broken. sutures of the shattered. the tapestry upon which we write our lives”
–charles martin’s book unwritten
each morning when i sit under the twinkling lights as the days as the dawn is breaking words give me hope. i am reminded that while the world is throwing parties ..i want to be so engaged to the One who knows my pain…who offered to cut out my gangrene..to take my bruised, bloodied and broken heart and
bandaged it with love
be willing to walk the battlefield…rescuing the wounded
letting the WORD do what medicine can’t, won’t or ever will
while it is just a silly mantle in light of eternity
if practiced–LOVE..offering our story to others can & will help others to take
all the million broken pieces of their hearts and let the healing begin
i will be back wednesday with the heart behind our christmas decor…the ALABASTER BOX sign and PRE-ORDERS oh…and the WINNER of the our new collection contest coming out january 2 when we re-open our new store!!
i am laying in bed drinking hot apple cider .. i swear 5 lbs heavier .. watching the kardashian christmas. don’t judge. we dvr all things kardashian around here
i am trying to get out of my head and into my heart to share about our thanksgiving and it just.isn’t.happening
(gold strength & dignity sign)
we wait until after thanksgiving to put anything christmas up. i am glad we did. it helped me to focus and stay in the now. we did get down the tree and decorations yesterday and began morphing the house into a simple christmas. we will share it with you next monday. do you remember last years mantle…it was colorful wasn’t it?
but real quick i wanted to update you on the SHOP opening.
we shared a sneak peek of one of our signs in our first collection on instagram on black friday. in case you don’t follow us on instagram i wanted to have this sign up for our family thanksgiving. this year has been one of the hardest of my life. these words have been my lifeline and i wanted to share it with you in the way of a sign for your walls. we took pre-orders for shipping when we open on january 2.
it comes in white background with gold lettering – black background with white lettering & black background with gold lettering ( not shown yet)
we will have a new way of doing things so turnaround will not be so long.
we will only have so many custom spots open at one time. when one goes out another spot will open up. i think that will help..worth a try anyway:)
we will have several new lines of ___________ ( tBa) we are soooo excited to share them with you. we KNOW you are going to love them as much as we do!