Pink or Blue December We are Due

Happy Sunday Friends!

If you haven’t heard we are expected our little blessing this December, and we couldn’t be more thankful! You can catch our story of infertility and more importantly God’s plan HERE.

As promised I wanted to fill you in on how we told our family, and the moment their jaws hit the floor!

Kyle and I found out very early, approximately four weeks, due to a doctors visit for a sinus infection. Then two short weeks (more like an eternity) later we closed on our home, and we realized that we needed to tell our family early too! We closed on the house on a Friday afternoon and all our close family and friends were coming over that night to start moving and painting. One of the biggest rules in our house and life is to tell it like it is, so we knew our family and friends wouldn’t hesitate to call me out on being lazy if I wasn’t moving and painting along with everyone else. We had to tell them our surprise! (Thank God, cause we probably couldn’t have held it in anyway!)

Of course, some very important people in our life had to cancel last minute and weren’t able to make it, but we decided to stick to our plan and tell as many people at once as possible. We closed on the house and headed to our new home for a couple hours before everyone arrived. We couldn’t believe that we pulled it off, we had kept our struggles a secret and literally no one knew, it was worth it! We got to surprise them!

All of family and friends were so excited as we got to show them through the new house, and we just kept thinking “you don’t even know!” Finally everyone arrived and we talked them into sitting down to eat pizza before getting started. (I may or may not have literally been yelling at people “Go sit down! Eat first!”)

Finally, it was time! Everyone was eating and talking in our living room, and Kyle gave me the nod! He started recording, and…

I said “Guys! I want to show you our paint colors!” Literally no one cared. (Like at all! Caleb even got up to go get more pizza!)

I said, “GUYS! I’ve waited to decorate a house for years, pay attention! This is important to me!” As they all gave me an eye roll as they turned to look at me. (Can you tell we are a sassy bunch?)

With paint colors in hand I started showing them “Agreeable Grey for living, dining, kitchen, and hallway. Sea Salt and Alabaster for bathroom and bedroom. BUT we need you guys to help decide on a color for the other bedroom, PINK OR BLUE DECEMBER WE ARE DUE!!!”

I stood there with a pink and a blue paint sample, and literally everyone in the room stared at me. (I was feeling a little awkward!) Finally, it started to hit everyone at once, and their jaws hit the floor! There was pure joy, tears of joy, & pure shock! It was one of the best moments of our lives! 

This photo pretty much sums up how we felt, and still do 🙂

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Now we are one week away from finding out the gender of our little blessing and we want to know your vote! Pink? or Blue? What will baby Rumsey be?

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Comment on Facebook or Instagram with your guess!

This Live Simple Life may be full of surprises, but sometimes they are the best surprises ever! 

Macey 

 

 

Priceless

Months ago as I scrolled though Facebook I came across a video Candace Cameron Bure shared on her timeline. Her daughter, Natasha Bure, surprised her on her birthday by joining the stage with Candace’s favorite band For King and Country as they sang her favorite song “Priceless”.

The moment I heard “Priceless” I fell in love, and God immediately put it on my heart to create a Priceless design. I knew I wanted the front to be a big white cross with PRICELESS down the side of it, but that was about it.

Months later, October 2016, Kyle and I attended our first For King and Country concert in Paducah, KY. It was honestly the best concert I’ve ever been too. I had already decided months before that I would release the Priceless design for Easter 2017, however, I still didn’t know what else I wanted in the design. We worshiped through the concert with thousands of other people, but near the end God got a hold of me.

I was standing there worshiping and began thanking God for our baby. (I know it sounds crazy, but you gotta ask for what you want right?) By this time we knew it wasn’t going to be an easy road, but we knew God would provide in His time. I held my stomach and prayed, Kyle did the same. After those moments I knew what the whole Priceless design was to encompass, and I was on a high. The minute we stepped out of the doors I began to tell Kyle, but I was so excited (or maybe nervous) that I couldn’t even get it out. (I’m one of those people that doesn’t explain things very well)

Like I said I knew the front of the t-shirt was to be a big white cross with the word PRICELESS running down it. I finally had the back, and it was what I would have never expected.

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

To be completely honest John 3:16 had always kind of got on my nerves. Not that it isn’t an important scripture, but because it is always used for everything. However, now I see a whole different side of it. (Clearly, I am in no way shape or form a bible scholar, more like the farthest thing from it!)

Now I understand that because GOD LOVES THE WORLD (US) THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON. As I was praying for our baby I realized how much I already loved it, and it didn’t even truly exist. I got to thinking about what is truly priceless to us here on Earth…all material things fade away, but what are we willing to fight to the death for? Children. Our Children. On this Earth a woman’s and a man’s greatest love is their child. Their child is their most priceless possession.

Think about how much you love your children, or if you don’t have them how much you are going to love them someday. Can you image sacrificing your child for someone else? No! It is unfathomable. God did it though. He see’s each of us as being so priceless that He gave His one and only son for us! How amazing is that?

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After the design was completed I hoped that I would still be able to release it on Easter, and thankfully we did know that we were pregnant on Easter. However, seven weeks was simply too early to announce to the world, but the perfect time came!

This Live Simple Life may make you feel worthless sometimes, but remember you are priceless!

Macey

P.S. You can view our announcement video on our Live Simple Shop Facebook page!

P.S.S. Interested in a tee? Click Priceless T-Shirt to order!

 

Fourth of July Ready

Hey Hey! Guess what? NEW t-shirt designs are ready for Fourth of July! (I can’t contain my excitement!!!)

I plan months ahead for every single design, and work hours perfecting the font, wording, and overall design. When release day finally comes it’s a party! (Well at least for me it is!)

Who wants to join in on the little dance party I’m throwing right now? I have a first look just for you…

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Our “Freedom isn’t Free so I’m thankful as can be” tee is actually a remake from last year. To me this t-shirt simply says it all. It’s great to wear as a reminder that our Freedom has never been free, men and women have fought for it and continue to do so!

Click HERE to grab it up!

 

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She loves Jesus, her mama, and her beautiful country! She’s an American Girl! Rock this comfy and cute tee to show your pride in the USA!

Order or check it out HERE

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Sometimes we forget how fortunate we are. This tee acts as a reminder to love this land and continually pray that God would bless the USA!

Snatch it up HERE

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This life, this day, this moment was brought to you courtesy of the RED, WHITE, & BLUE! Let’s remember today that those colors run deep, and our pride and love for this country should run deeper!

Grab your reminder tee HERE

WARNING!!! Cuteness ahead…

Our first ever Mommy and Me matching tee’s perfect for Fourth of July! Rock your “American Mama” tee with your matching “Made in America” monkey(s)!

You can find the Mama tee HERE and the kiddo tee HERE

Have questions? We can help!

Where do I wear it?

They are a cool and comfy cotton/polyester blend so they are perfect for an outdoor BBQ, Fourth of July fireworks, or Sunday Funday!

What do I wear it with?

Our favorite outfit is paring any of these comfy t-shirts with white denim. Whether it be shorts, capris, or jeans. You could also do regular denim, fun leggings, or a maxi skirt! Don’t forget your favorite sandals or chucks. Want to jazz it up? Add some bling with stud earrings!

How does it fit?

Each adult shirt is a womens fit and we provide a size chart within the product listing.

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Before we go, JoJo says you’ll have fun in one of our t-shirts while showing your support for the beautiful USA!

This Live Simple Life may get crazy sometimes, but let’s remember to be thankful for our freedom!

Macey

P.S. Use coupon code: 4THOFJULY10 for 10% our new designs at http://www.livesimpleshop.com