We have finally reached the finish line of the 31 Days of Waiting….can I tell you how gloriously happy that makes me? (Of course, I also feel a tinge of embarrassment that it’s now Nov. 13th…ummmm, better late than never, right?) Though I may have spent a little bit of this blog series adventure lamenting my lack of creative words, I have absolutely loved this journey of 31 days of blog posts. It has been a challenge to write on a subject that doesn’t come naturally to me, and though there were moments I wanted to throw the computer out the window in writer’s block frustration, (or agonizing over learning the latest technical process of sprucing up a post) this process has helped me realize how much I enjoy the blogging journey. I am so excited to learn more and grow this little piece of blog-estate as God continues to see fit!
I thought it fitting on this final day of the series to tell you about my celebration at the end of last month. (translation: the party I threw when my 31 days series should have been wrapping up – can I ask for grace for my procrastinating ways once more?) I was elated to host a Fall Open House/Gathering in part to introduce my nearest and dearest pals to the beautious home decor products I am happy to offer asa Blessings Unlimited Consultant.
I must preface this narrative by saying that I’m not a natural ‘party thrower’…I love attending them, and helping other give them, but as much as I wish I had the consumate hostess gene, its definitely something I am learning slowly but surely. I was a bit nervous, as this was my first gathering personally thrown by yours truly. Our first guest to arrive was our amazing friend Pam who indeed does have the most amazing gift of hospitality. She helped me get things organized along with my best friend Janie. As soon as the guests began ringing the doorbell and entering with hugs and hellos, my nerves melted away into joy as the soup simmered on the stove, and the laughter and joy began ringing through the house!
Blessings Unlimited is a part of the Christian company Dayspring, and they specialize in home and kitchen decor, as well as cards, journals, and other awesome gifts with an eternal message. Their product have beautiful Scriptures and/or messages displayed prominently in their design.
Blessings Unlimited is a relatively new company, with about 1900 consultants nationwide. While that may sound like a lot, consider that a direct sales company like Mary Kay has at least a million consultants. As they are a division of Dayspring, who is in turn owned by Hallmark, they have a solid and established reputation of excellence and service. This is a wonderful time to get involved on the ground floor and build a personal business at your own pace. If you’re looking for a flexible job that you could do part time on the side, or full time from home on your own schedule, it’s a fabulous company to check out! I didn’t know if I was cut out for a consultant job – the last thing I want to be is a pushy salesperson. But I’ve happily found being involved with Blessings isn’t anything like that. I’ve truly enjoyed offering products with a deeper message that always points to eternal truth. Having their products in my own home has blessed me as well…when I’m frazzled or worried, I take a calming breath, and remember messages like these…
But back to our particular gathering party! I so enjoyed sharing the Blessings products and message with friends old and new… Though it technically was an open house, I decided to go all out a little bit more than usual with my vittles, and we feasted on a lovely autumn menu that included Winter Lentil Soup, crusty bread, homemade hummus and pita chips,hot apple cider, sparkling blood orange soda and a smattering of delish dessert snacks including red velvet cookies and trail mix.