Sunday, October 31, 2010

What Inspires You?


 For me, it is the unthinkable goodness that seems to pop into my life. It's the idea that someone, me, you, anyone can make those moments of goodness happen. It is the belief in miracles. The belief in goodness. Sometimes, all we need is a friendly smile to remind us of the good in life, sometimes it takes the moving of mountains. And, every once in awhile, when we are really blessed and all the stars line up perfectly, we meet a miracle.


Meet Joy Grainger, working mom, adoring wife, loving sister, amazing friend, giving volunteer, and SO much more. For me, Joy has moved mountains and helped bring about miracles. Following her everyday life has me in happy tears constantly for all the good she does. She told me once herself, "I'm a believer that you get from this world what you send out into this world. " I believe this too, and Joy surely has a lifetime times a million of goodness coming her way.
To learn more about Joy and her beautiful family, visit Kamee June's blog post about her HERE.  Kamee is an amazing writer, photographer and person, this post has so much beauty in it visually and intellectually it left a permanent happy mark on my heart. And, once again, my cheeks moist with tears of joy.


This is Joy with her adorable family, Trevor, Madison and Rebecca.


Meet Rebecca, and the new necklace inspired by her "The Rebecca"  - A sterling silver Alice in Wonderland inspired teapot with a creamy freshwater pearl and an "R" in my new whimsical font.


Meet, Rebecca's little larger than life sister Madison.


And the necklace inspired by her "The Madison" - A sterling silver tiara with a floating Swarovski crystal and an "M" in my new whimsical font.


Thank you Joy, for your goodness and inspiration.  

(Beautiful Grainger family photos courtesy of the amazingly talented Kamee of kamee june photography.)


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7 comments:

  1. Awww My Joy... I love that others love her so much. I knew her long ago and have missed her so much. Her family is so beautiful. Beautiful necklaces too. I love you Joy and I love your stuff Kristen. BTW I have had so many comments on my necklace. Thank you

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  2. Hi Robyn,
    So happy to find you on my blog!! I just sent you a personal facebook message. I am SO glad Joy introduced us and giddy that people compliment you on your necklace. I just love those footprint charms, they are precious! Have a great Halloween and week!
    xoxo,
    Kristen

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  3. Hello sweet friend, what a lovely way to honor your friendship with Joy. I smiled as I read it . Hugs!
    P.S. every time I use my amazing grace cologne I think of you and your kindness

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  4. Hi Katherine,
    Thank you SO much for this sweet message, it made my morning extra bright! I am SO happy to hear you use your grace, I loooove taking baths with the body wash. Theraputic! Lots of love!!
    xoxo,
    Kristen

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  5. I'm speechless, Kristen. Back in my days as a struggling college kid in Boulder, CO, when I lived off spaghetti noodles & worked 2-3 jobs at a time to just make rent & pay tuition, I was a tour guide at Celestial Seasonings (loved it!). Every day when I walked into the lobby, I'd see this quote "To love for the sake of being loved is human. To love for the sake of loving is angelic". You are an angel, sweet girl. May you feel the warmth of the hearts you have brought love to in your life.

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  6. Ok, you girls are seriously going to make me cry!! You both are such a breath of fresh air! Such, positive and sweet ladies, you are!! I'm so glad I've had the pleasure of working with/for both of you!! Kristen, The Rebecca and The Madison are both stunning creations!! I know Joy must be beaming with pride to know her girls were an inspiration for something so LOVELY!! :-)

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  7. Joy,
    Speechless, again...and teary eyed. Love beyond words.
    xoxo,
    Kristen

    Mia,
    You are SO sweet! Thank you bunches for the compliment, it means a whole lot coming from you!!!
    xoxo,
    Kristen

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