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A little Giveaway business before we get to our amazing hostess for the day….

The winner of the You Can’t do Everything Giveaway:

Rachel DeVaughn

“You can do anything but not everything” and list one way you are going to cut yourself a little slack today and everyday:

I am not going to freak out if I can’t get caught up with my scrapbooking albums by the end of the year. I will do a little at a time instead of thinking of a huge looming project in front of me!

Winner of the Flaws are Beautiful Giveaway:

Misty O’Brien

I have had 3 boys (all 10lbs) and 3 c-sections. I will always have that leftover “shelf” no matter how small it may ever get to be. However, I pay no attention to it anymore :) Heck, the first thing I do when I get home and relax is peel off my clothes down to my skivvies and parade around the house, showing off that proud momma leftover belly. Doing this has made me comfortable in my own skin. Thank you for sharing your story and making it relatable to other mommas out there. We appreciate it!

email me at DaisyandJuneshoppe@gmail.com for your information!

Thanks for playing along everyone! Now lets get to know Amie…

Hi. I’m Amie. I blog over at {Kitty Cats and Airplanes}. Sometimes I blog about crafting (my main passion, besides cats), sometimes I blog about my life. Sometimes, I don’t even blog! My life can be a whirlwind sometimes. I also have an Esty {shop} by the same name. That’s how Kathy and I “met.”

To be honest, I had a little trouble with the concept of “Love Thyself.” I battle a fun little disease called major depression, and I can be more than a little hard on myself at times.

“I am such a bad wife.”

“I am the worst business woman in the world.”

“I can’t even take care of myself, how will I ever be a good mom someday?”

“Ack, I’ve gained weight. Just go running you lazy butt!”

And so on, and so on, and so on. It can be crippling; the self doubt, the guilt, the physical and emotional pain. Haunting my every thought, paralyzing me like a helpless child. Burrowing me into a hole I feel I can never climb out of. I would desperately claw at freedom. Buying things I thought would make me happy with money I didn’t have. Pushing the hurt onto my poor husband in attempts to relieve myself of it. Physically trying to “cut” the pain out of the very veins. Anything, anything to get me out of my head, to make the pain stop.

In a perfect world, none of these ailments would plague me. I would be free and unspotted from the world. But then again, what’s the point of a perfect world? Isn’t our whole existence based on growing and learning and discovering ourselves? To enjoy our lives and fulfill them as best we can. Our lives are a precious gift, as is every moment we are blessed with. How easy it is to forget that, to forget how blessed we are.

It is opposition that makes is strong. You’ve got to be sick to appreciate your health. You’ve got to be sad to appreciate your happiness. And you’ve got to face adversities to appreciate your bounty of blessings. Weak things CAN become strong.
If there is one thing I believe in, it is that you can handle anything that is thrown at you. Anything. Sure, in my darkest days and most painful moments, I would call you a fool for saying such things. However, deep in the very fibers of my soul, I know that I can do it. I would not have been given this life if I couldn’t handle it, I was given this life because I was strong enough to take it on. This life I have been blessed with is to make be a better person. My weaknesses can become my strengths.
Of course, that doesn’t mean I’ll always handle it in the best way. Oh no, I’ll screw up. I do screw up. I miss deadlines, I have bad days, I say things I regret, I let people down, and I don’t always seize every moment to be happy. But that, under no circumstances, makes me a failure. As long as I learn from my mistakes, I can pick myself up, dust myself off, and stand back up. (Even though sometimes it takes me a few days to do the dusting and picking up.) I truly believe that with every step you take to fight against your weaknesses, you are one step closer to making those weaknesses your strengths.
I wish to give you a flower. A sunshine yellow peony, forever in bloom, to remind you that you CAN do this. You can handle anything, and you can make your weaknesses your strengths. If you would like this little reminder, you can enter the giveaway by any of the following methods.
  • Follow my blog, {Kitty Cats and Airplanes}
  • Like my facebook page {here}
  • Heart my Etsy shop {here}
  • Tell your friends, by means of facebook, blogging, and/or tweeting. {One entry for each}
  • Like the Daisy & June FB Page here
None of them are mandatory, but you must do at least one to enter. Please leave a separate comment for each qualifying entry. You have until Saturday Night at 10pm CST to enter!
Thank you Kathy, for inviting me to share my thoughts. Have a blessed day!
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Morning everyone! hope you have enjoyed the first week of guest bloggers! They were great weren’t they? I am so proud of each of them and I hope you all have taken away something positive from this first week.

Here is a list of each article in case you missed out!

Day  1 – Love Every Bit of Thyself

Day 2 – Project Love Thyself – Identity Crisis

Day 3 – Love Thyself – Perfectionism

Day 4 – Love Thyself – Love Self Esteem

Stay tuned for next week when I bring you a new batch of amazing guests and a few really great giveaways!

Now I have something fun for you this weekend! Its another Daisy & June Giveaway!

My shop is pretty small right now but here are a few more pics of items I have had at daily deal sites and here on my blog

Do you all have a favorite accessory? A ring you love to sport, a pair of earrings that make you feel diva-ish? A necklace that makes you think you can conquer the world?

I do! I just bought it a few weeks ago and it is my new favorite take on the world accessory.

I bought this cute little number a few weeks ago from Groopdealz(by Love Stitched) and I can’t stop wearing it. When I started up Daisy & June it was just a hobby but now its my passion. This necklace is the perfect tribute to my new passion and makes me feel really fun and happy when I wear it.

So whats your favorite accessory? Why does it light up your face when you put it on? Why do you think a small accessory can have that effect on us?

*CONTEST*

To win 50 bucks to my shop comment with the answer to the questions. – 1 entry

Share on FB – 1 entry

Share on Twitter – 1 entry

Like the Daisy & June FB Fan Page – 1 entry

Link up your blog and post a picture of your accessory – 2 entry’s

Your 50bucks can be used towards a custom made item of your choice or items in my shop!

You have until Sunday night at 9pm CST to enter! Good Luck!

xoxo ModernJune

 

 

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Morning morning everyone!

The winner form this past weekends contest is all the end of this post but pause for the cause and hang with me a bit today.

You know me as ModernJune, digital designer, sewing married mamma of 3. Here’s the thing when I look at my life from the outside its pretty freaking awesome. I am an entrepreneur. a mother, an active member of my community. My kids are pretty kick butt and my husband rocks my socks off.   I consider myself to be decent looking, especially for my age and with three kids. I’m completely crazy at times, I have a completely loud and contagious laugh, I am a lover of anything vintage, I am outspoken and strong willed and I usually don’t back down. I love all things crafty and pretty. I easy get distracted by sparkly things. I can hold a grudge with the best of them and I am a giver.   I am usually extremely confidant and don’t let things bog me down too much. *usually*

When I sat down to really think about this blog post I felt a rush of fear. Sharing what I consider to be a flaw within myself is terrifying. When I finally decided on my “flaw” I almost chickened out completely. There is really only one thing I really beat myself up over. Its a stupid thing, a physical thing a thing most women especially mother deal with. I haven’t been the first to frown at myself in the mirror when I see them and I know I wont be the last.

These things I speak of?? My stretch marks, battle wounds, baby tracks, my tiger stripes, you know what I’m talking about. These faded pink lines that completely cover my stomach, inner thighs hips and even my breasts are the sour note of my morning routine. I can wake up feeling awesome and then I hop out a shower spy them in the mirror and completely deflate myself.

I just recently started wearing shorts again, it had been 6 years since I had worn them. My hubs says I’m crazy and I’m sure he’s right – that there aren’t people on the corner whispering about them but I can’t help myself. I think what has bothered me the most about them is my inability to change them. They aren’t weight you can lose, a zit you can cover…they are these forever things. My body has never been a huge issue for me. When I was 12 and all my friends got boobs, I got wide hips and a booty. I have always been a thick girl with curves and I’m good with that. that I can work – these I can’t. And can we all agree we think its crap that the more baby weight you lose the worse they look over time??? That was quite the kick in the head for me when I shed my 70 pounds of baby only to find with each inch of loss they looked worse and worse.

Well no more for me. I have decided to let go of my memories of my gorgeous flat tummy and pierced belly button. Hell my belly button has been long gone LOL.

So today I pledge to myself and my tiger stripes to

I hope I can encourage some of you to also own your stripes and pledge to love thyself.

Thank you to everyone who played along this weekend! Reading what makes you all happy really made me smile! I am so excited to get know so many of you all this month! The random winner of the 50$ Gift Certificate to my shop – Daisy & June is…

Leah

My 2 year old won’t stay in his toddler bed so we had to put a child lock on the door knob on the inside of his door. Whenever he wakes up in the morning or from nap he walks to the door and knocks. He doesn’t cry he just waits and sometimes knocks again if I don’t get there quick enough. It makes me smile every time I hear that sweet little knock. He always has the sweetest smile when I open the door. Love my kids and all the smiles they bring to my day.

Congrats hun! Message me at daisyandjuneshoppe@gmail.com so we can discuss what you are going to treat yourself to!

xoxo ModernJune

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