Early morning rushing 

I figure most of y’all can relate, but I hate mornings. 

I hate waking up earlier than 8:30. That is my sweet time. 

This chick has got to work though. I weed stencil for a living. Basically I glue stencil to monuments and take a little knife to pluck out all the letters. This morning I thought I’d do a quick post before I go to work. 

What do you do? 

How do you do in the mornings? Do you have any tips for waking up easier? 



My Etsy Friends {Whimsical Designs By C} – PLUS PROMO CODE!

JUST ADDED: Carrie has offered a very special promo code for us to her shop! Just add your favorite item to your cart and add the code “LESLIEBLOG15” for 15% discount! 

Hi everyone! So, I have a few followers on Etsy that have the most adorable shops! I thought I’d do a weekly post that features one of them on Wednesday!

“My Etsy Friends” will be a fun way that you can get connected with some products and people you will love or be able to find that perfect gift you need!!

Today we are featuring Whimsical Designs by C! It is owned by the lovely Carrie Hollon. She makes some adorable items so lets get started!

the stores header

When you open the store up you see an adorable header and scroll down to be welcomed by some cute little friends! These friends are her felt ornaments! She has quite a few but this one is my favorite!

Felt Bear ornament, photo by Whimsical Designs by C

This adorable ornament will make the perfect gift for anyone who loves bears or even as a first ornament for a new born? I love it for even a decoration in a nursery! Simply lovely!

The Green Info: 

Product Price: $12

*Shipping Cost: $2.13

Total: $14.13 not including tax

*In NC,USA prices may vary depending on location

So go check out this amazing shop! She has blankets, more ornaments, crochet gift sets and other great items! I know she’ll wanna see you over there! Don’t forget to mention A Pretty Bird sent you.

Shop till you drop on Etsy!


Are we really free?

Are we really free?

Since recent events in my country (United States of America) have happened, I have found myself wondering “Does America Really know Freedom“?

Freedom is never free…

Often we say “Freedom is never free“. Have you ever thought about true freedom? True freedom isn’t free. Freedom came at a price. Freedom in America often comes at the price of lives. According to Military Factory there was 683,000 deaths of American Soldiers by the time the first 100 years of America had came to pass. Many of these men fought for the freedom of the states and died for our freedom today.

Now, have you ever thought that one man has also died for your freedom, your true freedom.

One Man, One Cross

It took one man and one cross for you to have freedom; freedom to roam, freedom live, freedom from death, and freedom from hell. One man payed the ultimate price for you to be free.

That man is Jesus Christ.

Jesus payed it all. All to him I owe.” Some of the most beautiful hymn words ever sang. Jesus payed the price for ever sin so you could be free. His spirit lives in you, the Holy Spirit, so you can show the world the true freedom. 

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, There is Freedom” – 2 Corinthians 3:17b NIV

Freedom is found in Him. Jesus our Lord is true freedom. So, are you really free? Do you have Christ Jesus in your life? Do you want Him in your life? Find out how you can receive Christ as your Savior and find true freedom in Him here.

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