Monday, June 8, 2015

Time Flies

I needed to post this a few weeks ago - time flies when you're trying to start up a new business! Have y'all checked out the new Unexpected Daisies online store??

Time flies when you're raising kids too. Can I get an amen?

This little Emma Bean...turned 14!!! 

Last month. 

Eh hem. 

Like I said I needed to post this a few weeks ago. 

My bad.


My babies are getting all grown up! Where is that darn pause button??

Since my baby turned 14 years old - and therefore says she is too old for me to call her Emma Bean anymore -sniff sniff- it was time to hold up our end of the bargain. 

We, the Husband and I, told our girls that if they would wait until the age of 14 to wear makeup, we would take them for a makeup application lesson. Well, it was time, and my girl was chomping at the bit to have her makeup done!

Early one Saturday morning, she, Miss Emma Bean, and I grabbed some coffee - my girls have decided they like some coffee shop...which I shall not name...more than Starbucks my friends! I just cannot believe it. I love them both dearly, but this, this just leaves me wondering where I went wrong. 
-sigh I'm trying to not be bitter about it.


We grabbed our coffees, from different coffee shops (snort), and headed for a makeup lesson.

Taking our girls for these makeup lessons has been so much fun. They were both so excited. It felt like a passage into womanhood for each of them. I'm so glad the Husband and I chose to encourage them to hold off on the make up so we could make this a special day.

This is my lovely girl without makeup.

A little concealer to start because my girl thought she had dark circles under her eyes. WHAT??

 I suggested an earlier bedtime. She prefers concealer. Go figure. 

A little mineral powder foundation. I just need to say that I love that she still has all of those baby hairs at her hairline. So cute!

A little blush on those cheekbones.

Now for the eyes. 

This girl has got some of the most beautiful baby browns!

And to complete the look...sparkly lipgloss!

This is when I said, "You're gorgeous! Now look at me and smile."

"Okay, not a selfie, fierce pose. Just a nice smile."

"Stop it! Just smile nice!"

"No more selfies for a week if you don't just smile nice!"

"And whoop! There it is!" Bout time! 

Oh how I love this precious girl!!

My baby is getting all grown up!!

Time flies indeed.

I'd still like to find that pause button!!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Here it is! The winner of our 100 followers giveaway...

Pam Helfrich 

Congratulations Pam!! We're so excited to send you our "Seize the Daisy" mug!

Thank you to everyone for following Unexpected Daisies on Facebook and sharing our giveaway post! We look forward to the next giveaway. 

Continue to keep an eye on the shop. We'll be adding new items often. 


Monday, June 1, 2015

We're Open

That's right! Unexpected Daisies online shop is O.P.E.N!! WOOHOO!!!
I cannot believe it!

It's been a lot of hard work. Which I could not have done alone. The Husband has been awesome! He's done all of the heavy lifting - by heavy lifting I mean computery things that I don't know how to do. The crafty thing I've got down. The computery not so much. 

So have I lost you yet? 

Have you run to look at the online shop??

I hope you come back because I still have that give away to announce! 

But first I just want to share that I feel like God has truly blessed me with this opportunity. He has gone before me and made a way. I am very humbled and grateful! I pray He will be glorified in all I do, through this blog and through this new business venture! Soli Deo Gloria!! 

As an expression of my gratitude, 10% of all of June's earnings will be donated to The American Cancer Society in honor of my dear friend Amy who passed away two years ago today after her own year long battle with cancer.

While I am full of joy because of this new and exciting adventure, I keenly feel the loss of my friend today. I am ever amazed at how joy and sorrow live side by side. I love the thought that she would be cheering me on today in this venture as have so many other friends. 

Are you chomping at the bit yet?

Have you already gone to look??

Well, without much further ado...

I am giving away this super cute, Unexpected Daisies, "Seize The Daisy" mug. I love it!

All you have to do to enter is...

1) Follow Unexpected Daisies on Facebook.

2) Visit the new Unexpected Daisies online shop

3) Leave a comment on this blog post telling me which section in the online store is your favorite.

Then, as soon as we reach 100 followers on Facebook, a lucky person will be selected to win this sweet Unexpected Daisies mug! Whoop Whoop!!

I'm so excited!

Now, what are you waiting for?? Go check out the shop!!

Good luck and I can't wait to read your comments.