Let’s Celebrate! Re-Launch & Giveaway Day 1

I’m so thrilled to welcome you to the new and improved Simply for One!

This, my friends, has been a journey. There have been forks in the road, steep climbs, the occasional meltdown, and temptations to quit. Isn’t that what your journeys look like?

I knew what I wanted—a design that would accurately reflect my heart’s purpose for this space while being “pretty” and “clean.” In my world, those two things are cause for smile—and also my sum ability to express design.

However, after scouring the inter-net [and yes, I got caught in it], I was certain that the only answer to my deep, deep want and complete lack of technical ability was to write a hefty check to an expert who could then deliver my pretty, clean space complete. Ta-da!

God had a different plan.

I am well aware that God’s ways are higher than mine, but tell that to my wants.

God threw up red flags to signal that perhaps I ought to reconsider my want and be content with my need. For a while I pressed passed those warnings, and then finally, I realized that the exhausting uphill climb was a sure sign that I was headed the wrong direction. Yeah, duh.

And the moment—seriously, no joke—the moment I let God have His way, He blessed me.


Can I introduce you to someone special? Not only is Melissa Hewitt the first-class talent responsible for designing my beautiful—pretty and clean—blog header, but she is also my sister-in-law and one of the kindest and most patient gals I know.

honey-bee-stamps

In addition to working full-time, being a mom, and wife, Melissa is also the proprietor, designer, and creative genius behind Honey Bee Stamps, a gorgeous line of high-quality, photopolymer stamps and paper crafting supplies [made in the USA!] that can be used for card making, bible journaling, illustrated faith, and any other creative thing your heart desires.

Remember that moment God blessed me? It turns out the night before, He’d been nudging Melissa to work on the blog header that she and I had been fairly unsuccessful at nailing down. And at the precise moment—like exact, people—I surrendered to God’s plan, a message popped up on my phone from Melissa saying, “Look what I finished?”

I know! Amazing, right? Thanks to Melissa’s coaching, some good ol’ fashioned hard work, and a {FREE} theme switch on WordPress, this NEW space isn’t only what I wanted, but precisely what I need. Because God is exactly that good. 

That brings us to today’s giveaway!!

Because Melissa is so fantastic, she is GIVING AWAY two of her beautiful stamp sets—Bless Your Heart and Prayers—to one lucky winner! This giveaway will be open through Friday, October 7th @ midnight and winners will be notified via email. YOU CAN ENTER HERE!

Simply for One Honey Bee Stamps Giveaway | www.honeybeestamps.com

But wait, there’s more!! Melissa is also offering a special discount exclusively for Simply for One readers. Just shop at Honey Bee Stamps using the code *SIMPLY15* for 15% off your entire purchase!

Thanks so much for being here today, friends. Please feel free to sit a spell and
browse around this pretty, little place. Then…

Come back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some of my sweetest friends and giving away some of my favorite things! so much fun! ♥


You can also find these words linked up at my favorite spots:  Purposeful Faith (#RaRaLinkup)Holly Barrett (#testimonytuesday), and Jennifer Dukes Lee (#tellhisstory).

68 thoughts on “Let’s Celebrate! Re-Launch & Giveaway Day 1

  1. What a gorgeous blog! How lovely this is and what a joy to find you in this beautiful new creative space! The story of how it all came together is truly inspiring. Well done, Tiffany and Melissa! Your new home feels very welcoming. xo <3

  2. LOVE the new look!! Melissa did amazing. What a great reminder to me that God always wants whats best for us, I just need to surrender my plans to Him. I think you both nailed, clean and pretty!

    1. Thanks so much, Alecia. Yes – I need that reminder off – especially when I’m sitting convinced I know best! ;) So glad you visited and hooray for, clean and pretty!!! Blessings, friend.

  3. Oh I love this so much! And yesterday when I left a comment about loving this new space –the two words that were swirling in my head were ‘pretty’ and ‘clean’ (because, of course! …and #nailedit!)

  4. Hi Tiffany,
    Everything looks so lovely! Love the header and your cupcake photo (!) and your sister in law is certainly one talented gal! So glad to have met you on this blogging journey and I can’t wait to read more of your updates and see more of your beautiful art! xo

    1. Melissa really has some mad skills! How blessed am I to have her in the family. Maybe someday we’ll get to sit down and share a cupcake together, Valerie – how sweet would that be?! Thanks for being here to join in the fun.

  5. Hi Tiffany,

    I’m so glad to find your blog through your sister in law – congrats on your beautiful new blog header and I am praying your blog continues to bless those who the Lord leads here.

    1. Barb! Thanks so much for visiting – and it’s extra special that you came through Honey Bee! Thank you for your kind words and prayers. You are welcome here anytime. Blessings!

  6. I love the new design of your blog, Tiffany! It is really, really lovely . . . so inviting and beautiful. <3 The Lord bless you as you faithfully serve Him here.

    Much love,
    Rebekah

  7. Congratulations on your beautiful new re-launch! Isn’t God so good to bring our wills into alignment with His? So thankful for your sweet words and your sweet site! –Blessings!

  8. Tiffany,

    It’s all fabulous – just like you!

    Seriously. I am so glad you didn’t quit! Since I first met you, you’ve been a tremendous blessing to me! I love watching God lead you! You are faithful, my friend, and it always shows!

    Sweetest blessings to you!

    1. Aww, Leigh – you are just the sweetest. I seriously want to grab you and hug you! Someday, friend!! Thank YOU for your faithful encouragement and kind words. You are a writing/blogging friend that I treasure and I’m so blessed to have made this connection with you. BIG hugs!!

    1. Thank you, Jess – I’m so blessed to have met you through this space. I still remember reading your post on God-sized dreams and getting to exchange emails. You are a gift and your heart for Jesus, to dig deep into His word, and encourage others with His truth is truly such a blessing. Keep on shining your light – it is beautiful. Thank you for your love, sweet friend. xoxo

  9. Such a sweet, simple, elegant header! I just love Honey Bee stamps, they’re wonderful! I was told about your site from her Instagram. :)

  10. Ahhh, Tiffany, I love, LOVE your new space! :) It’s gorgeous and soothing. How fun that God 1) gave you exactly what your heart wanted just when you surrendered, and 2) did it soooo quickly. I can just imagine the smile on His face through that process. :)

    And yes, the want and the need. Sometimes God gives both. But when He chooses to “only” meet my need, I do much better when I choose trust and contentment. :)

    1. Thank you so much, Jeanne. I’m so blessed by the way that God moved. I think He was waiting for me to finally catch on to His plan so He could send me that blessing with my name on it. Blessed by your encouragement and friendship. So glad that our paths crossed on this blogging adventure. xoxo

  11. I LOVE those God moments!! I love when He shows us He’s been working behind the scenes all along. He is so faithful, isn’t He? Congrats on your new launch! Your logo is beautiful!! I look forward to visiting again!

    1. Yes, Alisa! I stand in awe of the way God works. He is ever faithful to work on our behalf in the most incredible ways – it truly renders me speechless when I think of all His behind the scenes awesomeness! Thank you so much for visiting today – you are always welcome here!

  12. Your blog looks beautiful, Tiffany! Congratulations on the relaunch of it. I am so excited for you! Isn’t it amazing how something can seem like such a big issue or need right in front of us, and God in a moment can use that and show us how it was such a small thing in His hands used to show us the beauty of His love? Thank you for sharing your encouraging story!

    1. Yes – 100% Shaylynn. I was sweating and fretting and God was all, “I got this, sweetie!” I’m convinced He rolls His eyes at me all the time and gets a good chuckle out of my plans. I’m also convinced He loves me to pieces. So, so grateful for our good Father. Thank you for joining in the fun today! So great to meet you here!

    1. Awww…I’m so grateful for you and so proud of you. You were a faithful instrument in God’s plan and I’m glad that you listened to His voice and that nudge. His timing amazes me and I KNOW He has amazing plans for your life and this incredible gift He’s given you. You have mad skills sister, and God is just beginning to unfold the goodness in store for you and Honey Bee! Keep on keeping on! xoxo

  13. I love it Tiffany! I can’t even begin to tell you how many times God’s used that method with me… just waiting for me to lay it down (whatever I’m fretting over!) so He can pick it up and make it what He wants. ♥ You gals did a fabulous job!

    1. He’s so patient with us, isn’t He? Makes me think of all the goodness I miss out on running around charting my own course. Thanks so much for visiting today and cheering on Melissa and me. xoxo

  14. Love, Love, LOVE your simply beautiful new place, friend! :D Your header design and words are perfectly perfect and this space is even MORE welcoming and grace-ful than it was (if that’s possible.) So thankful for your heart and how you allow God to use you. <3 And this giveaway is AWESOME! Your SIL is so talented! I love how God works. :) xoxo

    1. Thank you, thank you, friend. I’m so grateful for you and your faithful encouragement. I give BIG THANKS to God for placing you in my life to make me smile, bless me with your AMAZING gifts, and of course…teach me how to make biscuits! ;) Love you!

  15. Tiffany, you got both clean and beautiful in your new design. I love it! It reflects you and I’m so excited to continue reading the words from your heart in this new space. Same Tiffany, beautiful new home. :) And you’ve encouraged my heart sharing how God ordered every step. <3

    1. Thank you, friend. You had a front row seat on this journey so you know what a relief it was to let Jesus take over!! So blessed by your kindness, encouragement, and beautiful example of pursuing God. xoxo

  16. Your new header is absolutely beautiful! I love it.

    Still really strikes home with me: “Perhaps I ought to reconsider my want and be content with my need.” Good food for thought here, Tiffany!

  17. Tiffany, the new design is just beautiful! But then, I always thought your place was beautiful because of your words! Isn’t it funny that we think people will remember appearance and truly it is the words that are remembered. May God continue to bless you and use your words to bless!

    1. Well, you are just so sweet – that means the world to me, Joanne. It was time the outside got a bit more in line with the words. I’m excited to lay down some new ones in this fresh space. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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