Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. Psalm 84:5

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I'd like to introduce you to my 14 year old son's brand new business venture!!!!

He has been working hard making some wonderful creations out of 550 paracord! His shop is up and running-he sold his first item within minutes and is busy listing more as I type!!!

He will be donating some of his income to Missionaries with To Every Tribe and the rest will be saved towards his first car!! Gotta love his enthusiasm and planning ahead!

I'm so very proud of him and hope you will check out his new etsy shop and share it with as many friends as you can!!!

Here are a few samples of his work!!
Adult sized paracord bracelet with safety whistle

Child/small adult size desert camo bracelet
He has a few cool key chains listed with lots more items to come!

Friday, December 16, 2011

And the Winner Is!!!!!

#11 Pam Graham

Using #11 was chosen as this week's Thankful Thursday winner!
Please email or message me with your mailing address and your free bar of soap will be mailed to you!
Thanks to all who entered and shared this contest!
Thankful Thursdays will resume after Christmas..when I have more time to get on the computer! :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

What can I say?????

Well- I am thankful even though it's not Thursday....:) Because one reader sent a message asking who won last week's Thankful Thursday.

I am sorry that I somehow did not post the winner here. I did remember to use and get a winner-and I posted it on It's A Blessing's Facebook (see copy of post below)

Have not forgotten about last week's Thankful Thursday! Using, just found out the winner is comment

#3!!! Holly!!

Congrats Holly-you just won a free flexi clip of your choice up to $15!!! Please email or message me with your address so I can mail you your certificate for a FREE FLEXI CLIP!!!! Hooray!!!
· · · Thursday at 12:42pm ·
and I even contacted the winner and have already mailed her prize...but...what can I say? No good excuses, but I did forget to post it here.

I'll do better next week and be sure to post the winner at the same time that I announce the new contest for the week!

If you haven't already...lots of time to enter for a free bar of wonderful soap from Vintage Homemade soaps!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday!!!!

How did Thursday get back here so quickly????
Well...never mind...time to take a minute and be thankful. 

I am very thankful for the Christian sisters who encourage one another via blogs...facebook...emails....
and even by supporting one another's home businesses.

Since I discovered the world of "blogging" I have been very blessed by reading amazing stories of God's mercy, grace and love!  

I have enjoyed making new "friends" as we share a little bit of each other's lives and even though having never met can pray for one another and speak truth to one another. 

This season of my life has me in a place where I don't have friends "in person" so that makes me even more thankful for communication and contact in this way.

One such friend is Heather over at 

She has allowed me to advertize my businesses on her blog and has done a wonderful job at supporting me in my home businesses.

I am thankful for that and her and in return would like to introduce you to her new business venture!! Heather has started making her own-vintage-handmade soaps!!!
Please visit her website here:
Where you will find beautiful-lovely smelling-great feeling-handmade soaps in very creative and unique combinations!
and....this week you can enter to win one for free!!!!
Heater has graciously offered to give one of her wonderful bars away to the winning
It's A Blessing reader!
Follow the easy steps by Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway!!

Just scroll down under this post to see the giveaway details.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I am SO excited!!!

I am SO excited to soon be revealing a whole new line of FERRABY crafts!!! And...they are not from me!!!

My two oldest children have been taking turns joining me each weekend at the craft fairs and what can I say....the crafty bug is either genetic or contagious!!!

My 14 year old will soon be introducing a whole line of products made with parachute cord-known as "paracord". Boy and girl bracelets, keychains, pocket knife fobs, compasses, necklaces and more!!!!

My talented 11 year old will be showing off her line of recycled paper necklaces and bracelets. Wait until you see them!!! You won't believe they are made with recycled paper and paperclips!!!! 

I hope to have some photos tonight and to show off their goodies very soon!!!! We may even be adding a new Etsy shop to our family business!!!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday!!!!

Each Thursday...
(until I forget and a few Thursdays go by and I'm like, 
"Oh, man! I forgot to post about Thankful Thursdays!)

I'm going to tell you something I am really thankful for and to celebrate
I'll be giving something away for free!!!!!!

You'll have 6 days to enter to win the freebie-as the name will be chosen the
following Thursday when we start all over again!!!

I signed up to be a consultant about a year and 1/2 ago. What started out as a hobby has grown into a successful business that is now able to provide the full monthly tuition costs for my two oldest children to attend a Christian school. 

This week's Thankful Thursday giveaway is a gift certificate for a 
free flexi clip of winner's choice up to $15.00 value!!!!

1.1 Entry For liking my Lilla Rose Facebook page:
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2. 1 Entry for sharing Thankful Thursday on your face book page.
3. 1 Entry for sharing Thankful Thursday on your blog (leave link please).
2.  1 Entry for leaving a message on my Lilla Rose Facebook page
telling me why you'd like to win a free clip
2.  2 Entries for signing up as a customer on my Lilla Rose Website
Lilla Rose
3.  3 Entries for any purchase from my Lilla Rose Website
Lilla Rose
(if you click on this link and it is NOT Shannon Ferraby's page-than you have already visited another Lilla Rose Consultant's page. If you are her customer...sorry-but you can't get extra entries for this one. If you are not yet a customer, use a different browser to pull up my site and I would be happy to welcome you as a customer.)
4.  Sign up as a Lilla Rose Consultant-(it only takes about 5 minutes!) by clicking become a consultant on my Lilla Rose Site and I will send you a free clip whether you win the contest or not...just as a welcome to my team!!! You must make sure you are on my site-Shannon Ferraby- and come back here to tell me you've decided to give consulting for  Lilla Rose a try too!