Saturday, March 5, 2011

~ Brave Girls Club Soul Restoration and a Giveaway! ~

Have you ever had someone
share information with you, and
you found that information to be

extremely sacred and valuable?
The information was so genuine and splendid
that you were giddy to share it with everyone you love.
The information was compiled so very beautifully...

 From beginning.
To end.
You pictured the person that was sharing the information with you -
thinking through the curriculum,
mulling it over and over.

You know that they must of slaved over

Meditating over it.
Praying over it.

Fine-tuning each and every tool
so that it may speak so perfectly to your heart,
your sisters' hearts,
(my sisters Jodi (left) and Casi (right))

and their sisters' hearts.

You got a sense of peace and trust from the person
that was
teaching and sharing with you

You knew they had been where you are.


You collected the information in the
deepest part of your being.
Your heart soaked it up.

You're so very grateful to this person
because you know,
that you've just been given

a precious gift...
valuable knowledge...
divine empowerment...

There was a rush of emotions ranging from:


Change was inevitable


Healing DID take place.

The precious information, combined with your faith, your beliefs, your goals, your dreams,

 a little bit of sunshine, mod podge, glitter and paint -

all of these ingredients melded together and you found, your precious soul opened up and
was able to receive sweet messages of truths.

For me,
I found all of this and more in the
Brave Girls Club
Soul Restoration.
 Melody Ross - Artist, Product Designer and Writer.
Together with her sister,
Kathy Wilkins,
they founded the Brave Girls Club.


This is me being giddy about the valuable information I learned
I'm sharing it with someone I love...

psssst! ... that's you.

Soul Restoration Part 1 - Finding Your Truth (6 weeks)
April 5, 2011
 Session: $99 - Register HERE.
Soul Restoration Part 2 - Living Your Truth (6 weeks)
For graduates of Soul Restoration 1 - June 7, 2011
Session: $99 - Register HERE.

And if you are one of my Brave Girl sisters visiting through the
Brave Girls Club/ Soul Restoration Blog Hop -

I love you, too!

I've been also so immensely blessed by the Brave Girls Club Online Community.
I have adored getting to know a lot of you
and if we haven't been introduced  -
Hi! I'm Sami Jo!

Wife to Ben, Stay-at-home mama to Paul and William,
Daughter, Sister, Mother Blogger (as my husband calls me), and
I praise God everyday for my life and his many blessings.

So Brave Girls go find me on the Brave Girls site and let's be friends!!!

All of you please take a moment to enjoy my little blog.
You can go HERE to see how God led me to even know about Brave Girls/Soul Restoration and
then HERE to read the poem I wrote while going through the Soul Restoration healing process.

Now, for those who stuck around through this extremely long but fabulous post -
a surprise giveaway!

 I will be giving away this cheerful pennant bunting for you to hang up maybe in your crafting corner, kitchen, laundry room - wherever your heart's desires.
Any place where you'll look at it and it's playful colors and shapes will put a smile on that
Brave Girl face of yours.


my ultimate favorite, I will also be including in this giveaway, one large pencil starfish.

Simply leave me a comment at the end of this post.
Please, in your comment share with me where you will hang this colorful bunting if you're the winner
and also leave me one of your favorite Truths, Quotes or Verses.
Lastly, make sure that I have a way to contact you if you're the giveaway winner.

You can sign up for the giveaway until Sunday night at 11:59pm MT -
I will announce the winner on Monday, March 7th!
Only one entry per person, please.

If you are following the Soul Restoration Blog hop you came from
Stephanie - My Creative Wish
Awesome title, huh!

and now, you're headed to
Rebecca - Flyover Pilgrim 
As the title says, it is truly - Art. Life. Beauty.

if you just joined us and want to start from the beginning -
start with this lovely gal who organized it all
Judy - Be Present - Be Real

I am so happy you stopped by and please know,
 the door is always open
for you 
here at

By wisdom a house is built,
by knowledge it's rooms are filled with
rare and beautiful treasures.
Proverbs 24:3-4


Angie... by the said...

Sami Jo! I {{{love}}} your blog. I'm so glad we were able to go thru this creative journey. It is amazing, isn't it? The love you have for your family and life just radiates here. If I was fortunate enough to have that beautiful banner I would hang it in my little boy's nursery as it's my favorite room in the house. We'd have to hang it wherever we were creating, too, or having a party. ;) Wonderful job here. Hugs!

Kathy said...

I loved your post! Here is a verse I'd like to share: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8

If I were the lucky winner of the sweet bunting, I would hang it in the room I will be preparing this summer for my first grandbaby.

Have a happy day!

emily said...

Sami Jo, you have such a beautiful way with words, thank you so much for sharing.
best wishes

Whispers and Wishes said...

beautiful post Sami...
I'd hang that little banner over the potty chair to help encourage my little one to use the bathroom! He would love all the bright colours and patterns.

fairyrocks said...

So lovely to meet you I am just about to embark on the 'Soul Restoration Journey.'
Thanks so much for sharing, your sisters are gorgeous and you all look so much alike. Thanks for the heartfelt introduction.
Keep smiling and creating

scrapwordsmom said...

Simply a BEAUTIFUL post!! I LOVE your style:) I am off to read your poem now then on to the rest of the HOP.

That pennant would look darling in my craft space;)

Love from a fellow SR Sister,

Viji Siddharth said...

Very beautiful post indeed.thanks for sharing:-)

TrishaTrixie said...

Hopped on By~ Great Work!

Following you now too!

Love this blog and this is Trisha Princess Patricia Ann Hunter on FB!(Jumping up and down waving hi!)

sandi said...

what a beautiful blog SJ!! I especially love that door shot at the end - just my style!!!

Juel said...

If I was chosen for the bunting it would hand in one of two places, my scrapbook corner or in teenage daughter's bedroom.(I would also add to it her daily truths she reads everyday)

My favorite Truth for me right now is, Remember how good it feels to be home and protect it fiercely.

Love you Sami Jo!!

Donna said...

Your blog is Beautiful and your words are inspiring!
thanks for taking the journey with me, it's been a pleasure!

Pippa (pjbear) said...

What cute bunting, I can see it in my craft room now LOL!

Lynda Gail said...

You have a beautiful way with words! Thank you for your encouragement and inspiration.

I might hang that banner in my cube at work and think about Brave Girls everywhere who are Doing It Anyway.

Sandra said...

Hi Sami Jo
Your blog is soo friendly and you look adorable!
Your banner is so fresh and sunny - I would hang it over my kitchen window so every day I can remember how lucky I am to have met my Soul Sisters!
My favorite quote is: It's never to late to be what you might have been.
by an amazing anonymous person
So so true as we all found out!!!

Lisa said...

Wonderful....I love the starfish story, and wonder if that's where yours came from. It made a difference to that one...

Lacey said...

Hi Sami Jo - your writing is beautiful - I am so glad I stopped by and am now a follower! Hope you have a chance to stop my blog and that we can connect in the BGC online forums!

Dawn @ Seeking Sense said...

Hello Sami Jo! You my dear, have said it beautifully. I love your blog and you're stunning! <3

CK Photo said...

Love your words of wisdom. I just found a new quote when making my 'word' of the hear tag booklet

"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;... and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man." James H West

I think this applies to restoring one's soul,.

Flyover Pilgrim said...

SamiJo, your writing deeply moves me. Sweetie, our Lord has given you a precious, wonderful gift!

Your poem to your Little Man ... I was right there with you.

Your's is a gentle soul. And I know Who is making you that way!

BG hugs to you, my dear.

CraftyRia said...

I love the pennant! I will hang it in my craft room to remind me of all the wonderful online crafters I have met. I think I will fashion the starfish to hang from it, too.

One of my favorite sayings is that I carry my sunshine on the inside. Dan Miller says that all the time and you will have a great day if you just believe that.

You can contact me at

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Christine said...

The world breaks every one, and aftertward many are strong in the broken places.”
~Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

I am so glad I stumbled onto the blog hop. Sending you love and hugs.

PS... I would hand it in my hall way, the one I pass through a hundred times a I can get a drop of happiness a hundred times.

JennL said...

Sami Jo - your blog is so lovely. Your journal pages are beautiful, just like you.

Kristy said...

Sammy Jo... I am so happy to find another BG Sister... I love you too !! I Am thrilled to say I am signed up for the April session of SR. I can't wait for it to begin.. even more so now that I have been hopping down the blog trail of so many beautiful BG's !! I am better for finding you and will be following you. Hugs... Krissi57 at BGC

Mel said...

Sammy Jo, just saying your name puts joy in my heart. It has been an honor to share this journey with you. May God continue to richly bless you and yours.
xoxo Mel

Anonymous said...

Sami - I LOVED it when you introduced yourself toward the end!!! Your blog is so friendly and inviting anyway...but when you popped up with your beautiful Brave Girl smile - LOVE IT!!!

I don't want to add my name to the drawing...but if you get a chance to stop by my (basically new) blog I'd be honored!

stephanie said...

WOW! Now THAT was an awesome post! You have a special gift Sami...There was so much love and kindness and creativity in EVERYTHING. I'm speechless (and that is RARE indeed!)
Best Regards to you and in your quest to restore...
You are most certainly one Brave Girl!

Nancy Wolf said...

Your blog is beautiful, Sami Jo! You take great photos! If I would win the banner of flags I would hang it in my new up-coming art studio. I am dismantling my formal (unused) living room and making it into a space for me. :)

Lynn said...

Hi Sami!,
Mother Blogger, that was funny! I get so excited with every blog I hop to. I am signed up for the April SR classes. Can't wait!
You and your sisters are adorable!

Deb said...

Gorgeous all around!

Kai said...

Hi Sami Jo, nice to "meet" you... what a great post! No need to enter me in your giveaway, I'm just belatedly hopping along the path of the SR blog hop and wanted to stop by and say hi! :)

Rana Wilson said...

I love your blog! Such a great way to write the post. Your pages are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Whitney said...

Beautiful blog, Sami Jo. I will be back here again and again. I have you bookmarked now.

If I were to win I would hang them both in my scrap corner in my family room where others can see them too but to me they will remind me of you and of the precious gift you gave me, strength, courage, and a common bond, us women.

Lynn, Chelsea & Ruby said...

Hi, Sami Jo:
I really enjoyed your post and will continue to follow your blog.

Heather said...

Right here, right now...this very moment my only TRUTH is...

I {HEART} ALL my wonderful Brave GIRLfriends...ALL of you!

Sami-Jo, you continue to inspire and uplift me...thank you!


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