Favorite Signs

Today I would like to share some of my new favorite signs.  Matt thinks I am crazy because it seems like every time we or I go out shopping I come home with a new sign.  I believe we have officially run out of space on our walls to hang anything else.  Here are a few of my favorites.

I got this sign for Christmas and love it.  Each arrow is also a different color.

If you have been around my page for any amount of time you know that Matt and I love softball.  We have both played from a young age and love the game. We took a trip to Columbus to visit the zoo and my cousin, between the two we stopped at Target and found this gem.  It is a picture in the background and the stitches and handles  have nails and yarn adding dimension to the picture too.

I have a lot of saying that I love to live by.  Be Brave is becoming one of those phrases that seem to stand out and I feel I continue to tell my girls. I want them to know that no matter what happens in this world they need to be brave.  They need to stand tall and not be afraid to try.

My parents also got me this sign for Christmas and I fell in love with it as soon as I opened it.  Our kids are only little for so long (my girls will be 8 in May and Trevor will be 1 in June).  I want to hold them tight and tuck them in for as long as they let me.

What are some of your favorites signs or sayings you have displayed in your home.


Be Brave (Giveaway)

Hello lovely readers.  Today I am bringing you the Be Brave (Giveaway).  I have been so excited about this giveaway for about a month and so happy that I can finally bring this giveaway to you!!

After the girls were born, I vowed that I would live my life to the fullest and cherish each and every moment because well …. we are never guaranteed tomorrow.   I started to live by the motto of Be Brave!  It is something I have tried to think about when making decisions or turning things down.  I have started to say, “Melissa, Be Brave.”  No matter what there are things in life that are going to come up and to be honest, some things I would probably say no to without thinking about, however, now I think be brave and at least make an attempt to try it.

The Be Brave bracelet was exactly what I was looking for.  It is light-weight and easy to get on and off.  The letters really stand out and I love the little embellishment of the arrow as well.  It is also easily adjustable which I had to share with the girls of course.

Kim is great and her bracelets are amazing!!  I was so excited when I got my bracelet and can’t wait to share this giveaway with you!  One lucky reader will win a bracelet!!

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Today I wanted to share with you about Bravelets.  I have been obsessed with Bravelets for a while, however, never went and actually bought one.  The time finally came where I decided it was time to purchase one and see how well they held up and do a review for you.

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Here is a little information directly from Bravelets.

I will never forget the day my mom told me she had breast cancer. When I heard the news I held back tears, and tried to sound calm. I knew that I needed to be brave for my Mom. She was trying to be brave for me and my sister, as she didn’t want us to worry. We were trying to be brave for her. Out of this process, Bravelets™ was born.

I wanted to make something that my sister, my mom, my dad and I could all wear in the weeks leading up to her Mastectomy – a symbol that we could all look at and remember to be brave.

There are times in all of our lives where we need to be brave – whether for ourselves, for our family, for our friends, or even for a complete stranger. Bravelets™ bracelets are more than just something to wear on your wrist. They are a symbol of hope, strength and courage. They are designed to help you be brave in the toughest of times.


The triangle is the strongest geometric shape. Bravelets™ bracelets are worn to help you be strong and brave in tough situations. Therefore, Bravelets™ and triangles are a perfect pair. The triangle is incorporated not only in the Bravelets logo, but also in every item’s single design. Plain and simple, the triangle represents strength, just like Bravelets™.


Bravelets™ is not a non-profit organization. We are a for-profit company with giving at our core. We believe in transparency. We believe in making a difference. We don’t believe in the phrase “a portion of proceeds will be donated….” What does that mean? Is a portion $.01? Is a portion 1%? That kind of giving is confusing and un-fulfilling to the purchaser. We want you to feel good about your purchase. We want you to know, when you look down at your wrist, that $10 was donated to your cause. We want you to know that you helped make a difference.

I absolutely love Bravelets and the message they are portraying.  I would say the bracelets are a little more on the expensive side but when you are purchasing please remember that $10 of that sale goes towards a cause of your choice.  You can pick a certain charity by their site or a category that is similar to what you are looking for.

One thing I love about Bravelets as well is that you can set up a fundraising page for what you would like.  It could be for a person, a charity, or just simply someone in need.  We have set up a page to raise money for Kendall’s March of Dime team.  If you are interested in purchasing and helping Kendall out you can order here.

I love that Bravelets has many different options of bracelets to choose from as well.  SO many sites are similar, however, you only have one choice.  With Bravelets you are given many different options.  Check them out, I promise you wont be disappointed.

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What charity would you purchase for?  and remember …. ALWAYS be brave 🙂


Be Brave necklace giveaway

I love the motto BE BRAVE.  It is something that I believe everyone should live by.  There are so many people in this world who are afraid to try things or don’t want to commit because they are afraid of failing or that something wont work.

At least by being brave you are getting to try new things, some things that people in other parts of the world may never be even given a chance to  experience.  We have so many things that we take for granted and if we just continue to be brave and take those chances then things are going to come our way and people will feed off of how we are.

The necklace came in a small little bag with drawstrings on each side.  It also had redeemed jewelry stamped on the outside of the bag.  The necklace was inside and is very well put together.  It has a good clasp and looks like it would be pretty heavy, however, it isn’t at all.  It is perfect size and weight and is a really nice necklace.


Redeemed Jewelry makes amazing jewelry and when I contacted them, they were gracious enough to participate in a giveaway with Two Miracles.  They have graciously offered to give one lucky reader a Be Brave necklace. Enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win!

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