Friday, April 11, 2014

Bat Zion Apparel: Review & Giveaway

Hello Everyone!

We're finally back for another review and giveaway for you all.... but more on that later.  :)  Let's start out with the review!!

Today we are reviewing "Bat Zion Apparel".  Bat Zion was born out of a love for the Word of God and all things Israel.  Countless hours are spent on working on each detail of their store of apparel-- from a vision within the creator's head, to a local artist, then to a graphic designer, and finally in your closet. :)  Here's a little bit about the journey from Kristalena Sauls, the owner of "Bat Zion":

The journey of Bat Zion has brought untold frustration and an overwhelming sense of joy. I have met many new people who I now consider friends.
I hope you enjoy the visual beauty of Hebrew and notice the symbolic elements. My desire is that you see the passion poured into each design.

So onward with this review....  well this is going to be quite an easy review because Kristalena sent us several different shirts from "Bat Zion Apparel" and we love them!!  Not only are they comfortable and cotton Ts, but they also have great designs.  Here's some pictures of me demonstrating my inability to take what people call a "selfie"~ however this is a selfie within a mirror and is also probably my eighth try.  Yes, for observant people- that's a tall in the background and hair products-- big sisters don't have a lot of time so they take selfies within mirrors at the same time as washing sibling's hair!  But I'm getting off topic...  :)

This particular shirt has a Metallic Silver print of a Menorah on it and in Hebrew it reads "במשך כימיו של עץ, כך שיהיו הימים עמי". Which in English is Isaiah 65:22 "For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people."  

Alright moving along... here's a size for little children!  Isn't it adorable?? It's also such a pretty sky blue!  There's also another child's shirt that comes in pink.  I just love the sky blue with the silver printing on this one.

Ok, here's another shirt....  this one I took an unclose picture so you could see the Holy City printed on it.  This is a men's shirt, but there also female versions and different colors to choose from!

This shirt obviously has a graphic of Jerusalem on it....  and it says: "בשערים של בתו של ציון, אני אשמח בישועתך".   Now for those of you who are having a slight trouble reading the Hebrew script above. :)  I'll translate for you: "In the gates of the Daughter of Zion, I will rejoice in Your Salvation." (Psalm 9:14).  

Lastly, Kristalena sent me a few versions of this shirt below.  It's says Tikvah on it which means Hope in Hebrew.  I went ahead and snatched a picture of this shirt off her Etsy page since my iPhone photography skills went out the window on this....  :(  Plus my picture was sideways and I couldn't figure out how to fix that on blogger...  oh well!  At least you can see the Hebrew Script really well on this photo!  

This is also a men's shirt, but there are some options for children's shirts with this same design and lots of different colors to choose from.

All in all I would give this company a A++!  One of my favorites about "Bat Zion Apparel": The proceeds of "Bat Zion" products are donated to organizations that Love and Support Israel and His Chosen People.  Isn't so neat?  This is certainly a ministry/store to support!  So go and check out their store: and maybe buy yourself or a friend a T-shirt to show your love and support for Israel. 

And now drum rolls!!  The giveaway that you've all been waiting for! :)  Win a free T-shirt of your choice between Tikvah Navy T and Tikvah Grey T.  Both shirts are mens and both are size L.  This giveaway runs for one week!

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Lastly, I wanted to share the picture of the Holy City of some cards that Kristalena sent along with her review samples.  They say to pray for the peace of Jerusalem on them.  Thank you, Kristalena for doing this review with us and for making it possible!  Thanks to our blog followers for reading....  and everyone~ pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Using up extra yarn: Afghan

I had several balls of brown and green yarns left over from previous project so I crocheted up this Afghan with them.  A little different from the Granny Square, Afghan, I started this one in a circle (see picture below) and then changed it into a square at the fourth row.  I really like how the colors blended together.  At first this was just going to be a small baby sized afghan, but I decided to make it larger for one of my little brothers.

Here I put it in with my cowboy boots to make the picture look more rustic for the listing...  yep they are Tony Lama boots for sale, so drop me a line if you want them! :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


I recently learned how to knit with Sashay yarn...  yep it's tedious, but the concept is easy to figure out and it takes awhile to get used to... :)  But after a few instructional videos on YouTube I finally got it (or at least I had it for awhile).

Here's what Sashay yarn looks like:

 Here's what the basic scarf looks like when it's done (I've made one, but haven't taken any pictures yet):

One of the hardest things I've found about using the yarn is the way it's rolled up on the ball.  It's tedious to flatten it out and find the next spaces to use.  The other day I made a flat object out of foil, tape, and parchment paper.  Then I tapped (masking tape) the yarn flat on the paper and wound the yarn around it-- as you can see in the picture-- making sure it's flat.  I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like it's going to work better then the normal ball of yarn,

Here's some more pattern ideas for Sashaying-- beyond the basic scarf. :) 

What are some of your Fall projects?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Blog Review!

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another review...  today I'm going to review a lovely little shop called "Sweet Emily's Vintage".  Miss Nansea (the shop owner) has many unique items that lovely, quaint, and vintage!  Here are a few favorites:

First Lady of the Confederacy Cameo~

Victorian Jewels~

Pocked Watch~

Many different Southern Inspired Cameos (I *love* these!!) and other Cameos~ 

Miss Nansea sent me this one to review!  Thank you, Nansea!  It is lovely and very well made!  I added a ribbon to mine (even though it is possible to wear as a pin) and someone *always* asks me about it whenever I wear it! :)  The Latin words have been great conversation starters and I've even had a few people talk about Latin signs they have. :)

Here's a picture of myself wearing it:

My sis over at Eden's Evaluations always rates things in "number" out of 5 stars...  So I would totally rate this item 5 out of 5 stars!!  

Head over here and check out Miss Nansea's shop and all of her lovely items!  Remember to add it to your favorites on Etsy. :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lilla Rose Sale!

Hey Everyone! :)

Here's a great sale with Lilla Rose!!

10%-20% OFF Sale!

All day August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th - Thursday through Saturday - Here is some great information on this upcoming sale!

10% off the re-release of two prior Flexi of the Months (June and July)
20% off many soon to be retired styles (no restocking).
Over 100 items will be on sale!  All the photos used in this email are a few of the items that will be on sale starting the 22nd!


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A special back to school Lilla Rose party for the busy homeschooling mom. :) Buy an item for yourself and you could possibly be the hostess for this mystery hostess party!!! 

Do you need a quick, beautiful hair-do for a busy school day? This party is for *you*!

Mystery Hostess means that the hostess is currently a mystery..... but it could be you! ;)

Order through this link (all sales apply):


What is your favorite Lilla Rose product?