Knot-ems, by Make My Maxi (reposted from WAHMReviews June 2014)

HEY!! This a review I did for a great Esty shop back in June of 2014. Rachel and her head wraps (now called Knot-ems) are blowing up all over the place. Read my review (still holds true, I LOVE them and have purchased several more) and check her out!! (Be sure to read all the way to the end for a great surprise!)

Here is a re-post of my Make My Maxi review originally done for WAHMReviews

Make My Maxi

10620380_703158259782405_4750003086208142147_o

When I saw that Make My Maxi was up for a review I jumped at the chance.  I messaged Rachel and discussed options for the review and we decided on her headwraps. I chose a gray one, because I like neutrals and then asked her to surprise me with a black and white one because she had such a variety of black and white choices. The school I work for, and my kids attend, colors are black and white. She sent me an adorable chevron one. And there was a coupon for another one too!!!

10896398_703158219782409_1320374222336810786_o She was very quick with her responses even when I wasn’t so quick with mine. Rachel works out of her home so she can spend time with her two young daughters. I love being able to do business with a person or company that I know I helping directly. Rachel makes headwraps, maxi skirts, circle skirts and more for both grown up and little girls. You can send her fabric or chose from fabric she has. Her items are very reasonable considering the time she spends making these items herself. She does adjust pricing based on whether you send her the fabric or she supplies it. You can find pictures of available fabric, and instructions for order on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MakeMyMaxi , there’s a link to her etsy shop right there on the page as well.

10917211_703158383115726_2588125490852094687_o

She was very quick with sending out my headwraps. I was super excited to get the package in the mail. I love them both headwraps are stretchy enough to fit me and both of my daughters. Plus they are both made of super soft fabric. They are also very versatile. You can wear them multiple ways. You can wear them wide and over your ears, or with the ‘knot’ in front, or fold them or scrunch them up to make the narrow. They are not too loose and not to tight. Kind of reminds me of “The Three Bears”, they fit just right!

10924205_703158189782412_5328215661194700506_o

If you’d like more info on the products Rachel sells feel free to contact her at the Facebook page above or at makemymaxi@gmail.com

***********HEY!!! Check this out!! Order with this coupon code CecilyB and get 10% off on your first order!!!***********

The Life of Mary

Saturday was my 39th birthday. The first thing I did was to read from a devotional book “Pray Truth: Praying God’s Word for My Husband’s Heart” by Erika Dawson. Then I did some sewing for a friend, all before I did anything for myself and honestly, it didn’t dawn on me that it was my birthday and I was doing something for someone else until I looked back on the day. Then the next thing I did was very different for a birthday. I went to a funeral. I’ll be honest I didn’t know the lady well. She happened to be a very good friend to some very good friends of mine. I went to support them and because they asked for people to come help sing. The lady’s name was Mary.

Mary lived a long life. Unfortunately her last years were plagued by Alzheimer’s. But she was loved. She lived her life in a way that had a positive impact on those around her. It was evident by her funeral. No, it wasn’t large, filled with tons of mourners. But, that’s too be expected when a person gets a certain age. However, the amount of love felt for her in that room was immeasurable. I want that for my life. I want to be known for my love.

You know we often pray for God to show us that we are going in the right direction and doing what He wants. Saturday I think He showed me I was on the right track. My desire this years is to put my faith into action and do that by putting others first. Our society has us thinking completely differently on this. It says we should be self focused, but that’s not what God says. Philippians 2:3 says “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”, there are many more verses that echo that same comment. Nowhere have I found that it says “Yo, YOU!! yea, YOU, you are better than everyone else and YOU should put YOU first!” or anything close to that. So that’s my goal this year, put others first. I honestly hope and pray that this will make me a better wife, mother, and friend.At the end of my life no matter how many people are there at my funeral. I want the love I had for others to be evident. Rest in Peace Mary, you were loved.