Monday, May 3, 2010

Featured Blog: Snapshots from my Heart & Home

I haven't done a Monday feature in a while, but I decided to dust it off this week when I met Mary Joy.  She was a new reader who left a comment, and when I visited her blog, she just seemed so encouraging and welcoming that I thought I'd "share" her with you!

Mary Joy has just recently begun her blog, Snapshots from my Heart & Home.  (However, she also has another site that she shares with her husband, called Life Interrupted.)  She's had some big events in her life in the past month, like eloping (how romantic!), and moving with her blended family into a new home.

 The Bride and Groom

The happy new family

.The new abode

She shares her "before" pictures and promises to show the "afters" as they become available.  Her new hubby has given her free rein in the decorating department.  I know we all love a good transformation, so it should be fun to see how Mary Joy makes her new house a home for her new family!

Mary Joy's faith really shines I said, I found her very encouraging.  I particularly liked her post about being a Proverbs 31 woman, and not allowing perfectionism or comparing ourselves to others to keep us from being the woman God wants us to be with His help.

From that same post, I just had to share with you the words of her then soon-to-be husband: 
“Mary Joy…you have done a great job of finding a home for our family and dealing with the negotiating of the details.  I completely trusted you to do it.  I knew you were the best one to take care of it because you are a true Proverbs 31 woman.”
What beautiful and loving words of praise!  He's a keeper, Mary Joy!

Please go visit Mary Joy, leave her a comment, maybe even sign up as a follower.  I know you will want to encourage her in her journey!


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Her Man sounds like a keeper!! :) I'm going to have to go check out her Proverbs 31 post. :)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh, that's so sweet! I can't wait to see her afters. What a sweet Hubby and family.

Eloping? How precious and romantic!!

Thanks for sharing your new friend with us Holly!

Andrea Latterell said...

Mary, I'm so excited for you! This is amazing. You have come so far in the 2 to 3 years. You finally have what you have ALWAYS deserved! You really have been blessed!

Christina said...

Thanks for introducing us to a new blogger. I'm off to check out her blog as soon as I get caught up on yours.

Christina said...

I also wanted to say that your hair color post was very interesting to me. I usually either have my regular color or highlights--which of course are expensive. I am also getting more gray hairs and am scared of the many boxes staring at me when I stand in the hair color aisle. This may be just the ticket for summer. If nothing else my gray will be covered.