ON HUMILITY: Something that’s been pressing on my heart and mind a ton lately is the subject of humility.  And, to be more specific, humility in my craft.  It’s so amazing to get compliments, encouraging words on my blog posts and confirming statements that this is what I’m supposed to be doing.  But, i’m really scared to let pride and a big head get the best of me.  I think there are so many people and organizations that just take those experiences and words to help themselves fuel their “greatness” my compiling those things in their head and plowing ahead, pushing for greatness at any expense.  But, in the end, what it really comes down to, is my character and my hearts intentions.  Personally, my reasons for running my business is this: to bless others.  It’s really great that i get to make money as i stay home with my children and have a creative, artistic outlet and all.  But these things would be empty and void if there was not a bigger reason behind it all.  I have no idea if anyone will get anything out of this, but it’s just been on my heart.  So, to end my bad writing skills, here’s a quote that i found today on this subject:

“Humility is the only certain defense against humiliation” -unknown.

Now, onto some frivolous fun stuff :)

  1. I ♥ Levi’s 524 Skinny Jeans! I’m in love with these inexpensive jeans that fit me perfect.  I got them for $32 at macy’s…that is a steal considering they’re the pioneer in jean-making.
  2. I ♥ Clean sheets.  I know it seems like an obvious love, BUT really, it’s SUCH a relaxing smell and feeling… *sigh*
  3. I ♥ Oxiclean Baby.  This love is fresh in my mind since Emery’s cute skinny blue jeans that i got on sale at Gap Kids for $10(What?!!!) got grass stains in them :(  So, i was reminded that i need more of this amazing concoction(Billy Mays, rest in peace) in my cupboards.  Off to Target i go!
  4. I ♥ Capri Blue Candle: Volcano.  It’s the anthro smell and it’s divine: )
  5. I ♥ This design from Posh Paperie!  It’s a little sneak peek of “all new things Jackie Wonders to-come”.  I’m amping out and can’t wait to share everything soon!!!

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The Neo-Traditionalist

Loving your new logo sneak peek! How exciting! Your little piece on humility is really sweet—clearly you aren’t one that lets things go to your head, admirable indeed! XO

Bethany Murphy

:) I had to smile and laugh and agree all at the same time. To this post I give you a big AMEN! I think you know my views and I love the outlook you have :) I don’t see it going to your head, you already know you want to stay humble and I think it is a big enough deal to you, that you will always keep it on your heart.

Tara Wheaton

What a great post! I started my business almost 20 years ago and my favorite weddings or events are the ones where I am given the opportunity to bless my clients! My favorite verse is “And what does the Lord require of you but to Do Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with Your God” Micah 6:8 LOVE 1 thru 5 especially 2 and 5, #1 I love but makes me look like a marshmallow on sticks =) Be Blessed!

brooke bowland

clean sheets kick serious butt. i wish i could sleep on fresh sheets every night, something about the way they feel is just amazing. and baby oxi…i am with you…it gets EVERYTHING out. i have used it on the oddest things, including removing things from tables etc. voila!


Well…keep doing what you are doing because i absolutely love it!. God gave you a great gift and you have become a blessing to many!!.. (at least to us and my family and friends :) )

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