Weekend Reading & Blog Update!

Blood.  Sweat.  Tears.  Okay, maybe not blood, but sweat and tears have definitely gone into this blog.  I am working soooo hard to get things ready for the *official* launch date: Monday, October 4th.  Mark your calendars!  Sound the alarm!  In the meantime, a new design will be going up possibly as early as this weekend.  So please bear with me as we work any glitches out.

What do I mean by official blog launch?  There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes on a blog.  This blog in particular is intended not only to pursue other women toward holiness, but also to be a means for me to bless my husband by being a financial asset to our family.  So I’ve been working on things for my new store (exciting!) that you’ll see go up by the 4th.    I’ll also be working between now and then to promote the site,  hopefully drumming readership.  I’ll be asking for your help as the time gets closer!

I’ve been laboring over blog posts, in prayer, how to best articulate my vision for this blog …I’m excited and nervous.  What if people are offended?  What if I can’t build my readership?  Oh, the fear of man strikes again!!!

There will be several giveaways which will include (but won’t be limited to) some ebooks I’ve been working on.  In the words of Tony Horton (P90x), “Get ready… ’cause it’s comin’!!!”

On to this weekend’s reading for you.    Grab a nice warm cup of whatever you like to drink a warm cup of and get comfy! Have fun reading and have a restful weekend!


Mommy, Am I Beautiful - Tara and I have been watching (and re-watching) the video featured here and have been working to memorize the song.  What an important concept.  Moms, what are you teaching through your modeling about what beauty really is?

The Secret to Your Child’s Success – LOVE this.  I can’t tell you how many tears I’ve cried this week grieving over the current status of Tara’s heart.  I am crying out for wisdom to be gleaned by my daughter (and son and others, for that matter).


Don’t Buy Stuff - If you haven’t visited Laura at Heavenly Homemakers yet, you are missing out!  She has so real and has such a great sense of humor!

27 Quick & Crunchy Home Remedies for Pimples – This falls under frugality, right?!  I’ve been having “issues” with my face breaking out a lot over the past few months (my hubby blames it on hormones), so this was timely for me.  I like her wit!

Biblical Womanhood

Oh Foolish Woman, Stop Throwing a Tantrum – Piercing.  Enough said.


Mothering “Under The Influence” of Hormones – This is a must read!  The author shares from her own hormonal imbalance, reminding us that our hormones are *supposed* to be balanced.   AND that there are things we can do to correct them if out of whack.  If you struggle with ongoing depression, this is a must-read.

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2 Responses to Weekend Reading & Blog Update!

  1. Leah says:

    Hi Kelly! I am excited to come across your lovely new blog! I am a FB follower and look forward to reading your upcoming posts! It is a lot of work to get things up and running, but if God is backin’ ya, you’ll do just fine! It’s such a humbling experience when even one person is moved by what you’ve shared..though I agree that some financial gain would definitely be graciously received! Blessings to you on your journey. Maybe we can swap blog posts sometime :)

  2. Kelly @ Domestic by Design says:

    Leah, thanks for stopping by! I agree, I’m honored whenever I hear of someone reading my posts. It’s so encouraging! I’d love to work with ya and swap posts sometime!