Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday Musings: Family Vision Statement

About a year ago I was sitting in a conference, and heard the speaker say that every family should have a vision or mission statement that is unique to them.

At first it seemed like a busy work exercise, but as I have thought more and more about it I realized that knowing this is huge.

Let me explain:
First, a family vision/mission statement helps you determine what your family is about, why you exist, and what your purpose is.

Second, it helps with prioritizing the many activities and opportunities, so you can know what is truly important for you.

Third, it helps to keep everyone in your family on the same page when making decisions.

Our family vision/mission statement is:
We exist to develop meaningful relationships with those around us and to honor God in what we say and do.

This picture by VickieWadeFineArt reminds me of our mission statement and how we're called to walk through life with other people by our side.

What is your vision/mission statement? Please post your thoughts in the comments.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Finds: Wedding Edition

In thinking of the month of June coming up, I decided to feature wedding items for this weeks Friday finds. Enjoy some of my favorite items on Etsy.

Check out these beautiful wedding invitations, and they're plantable too! What a great idea from anaviink!

A classic wedding dress by bridalblissdesigns

And matching veil from bytheway

And a gorgeous card from luvncrafts to give to the newlyweds at the wedding!

Please give these shops some love, and say that cksilver sent you!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Welcome to the new cksilver blog. I'm so glad you came by! Please comment and join the dialogue. This will be fun!

Here's the beginning of a tentative weekly posting schedule:
-Monday Musings
-Wednesday What's New
-Friday Finds