Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Today Thursday May 5, 2011 I would like to say that Im thankful for all of the wonderful people I have met here in Blogland as well as on Facebook.

In the past 2 weeks there was a friendly little contest running on Circle Of Moms.Com they were looking for the TOP 25 Mom-Shops.  

I received my confirmation email today that I made the TOP 25.   Now we are all just waiting until the list is released.

A huge thank you to everyone who voted for me....friends, family, family of friends, facebook fans.   I am truly thankful for all of the support and love the comments that I get from you all regarding the way you feel about my blogs, my shops and me!

I wear my heart on my sleeve and blog about my fabulous kids,disabilities & disorders, Big Daddy, my addiction to Craigslist, obsession with moving to South Carolina and most importantly my dreams of one day opening a real shop where I can sell all of the things that are in my Mom-Shops now!

Im not your average girl, lady, mama but the one thing I am is genuine....anyone who knows me will tell you that Im not fake, cant do it, dont like it.   Downside is that if I dont like something or someone......you will know it too.  I'm me...take it or leave it!   Im really surprised by all the takers...lol  just kidding!

I received an overwhelming amount of support from my fellow bloggers and shop owners (who happened to also be nominated as well)  Tricia @ I Heart Rock n Roll (and my crafty things too), Kelsey @ Family Fashion and Facts (aka Smitten by a Promise), Suze @ Time Well Spent (aka Crown of Bows), Brittany @ House of Sorensens (aka 41 West Designs).

Just in case you didn't know I am Melanie of  Lucky 7 Design (aka Mama J Jewels)...im a joker!

You will find these ladies on my sidebar where I have created my blogging BFF list.  I dont like clicks /clubs but these ladies have shown that blogland is big enough for all of us and that we can support one another in our shops and on our blogs and Facebook pages.  Therefore I putting their buttons on my page because we support one another and want to share each others talents.  I have 2 little mottos that I go by and teach to my children..."God don't like ugly" and  "What happens in the dark God shall bring to light" and so far it's done me well.

Theres a little thing in life and business called Networking...the fun part is when you make great friends out of it!    


And to a lady who doesn't know how much she inspires me everyday Marian of Miss Mustard Seed she did a post and asked her readers to do the same and finish this sentence (the posts fits perfectly...funny how things happen)

When I first started blogging, I had no idea.....


  1. Thanks so much for the mention! Congrats on your Nate appearance as well! Now, that is something I have not done. Good for you!! :)

  2. Congratulations!!! I am reaching something akin to stalker status on your blog. Don't be scared! I am fa-a-a-ar away!!! (maybe!) Thansk for posting the link to YOUR Nate episode! You are adorable with your expression @ the reveal! watch it again- It's CUTE!!! Thanks for doing what you love, and for sharing it with all of us!
    LOVE that Lisa ( Junkin4Jewels) is following now too! We are from the same hometown, but didn't really know each other. I am headed her way this weekend to check out her booth and see how she operates...
    I think I am finally hearing my calling....baby steps... Thanks 4 the inspiration... ♥ Angela

  3. You are so sweet...I don't even know what to say! I am so glad to have the opportunity to get to know you and learned from you...
    Thank you for showing me so much "blogging LOVE", you are really an AMAZING person :)

  4. You are so sweet. I too am so thankful for the circle of mom's contest. JUSt because I have met so many wonderful people! Ladies that are willing to support eachother without expecting something in return...or thinking "what can I get out of it?" We are JUSt here to help and I LOVE it! anyone who want's in...You are welcome. No clicks here :) XOXO you are so sweet Melanie! I am so happy and blessed I have gotten to know you! xoxo

  5. I am sooo with you, I had no idea when I started either! Amazing how we connect with people on blogs!



God don't like ugly! Neither do I...so if you dont have something nice to say.....keep it to yourself!