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Day of Rest

You hear it all the time. Sunday is a day of rest. We should intentionally put our work aside and remind ourselves that this day was made for us to take a much needed break from the chaotic lives we lead. But as moms how do we do that? We still have laundry, meals to cook, battles to break up, spills to clean. It is frustrating to put it aside because all you see is the piling up of more work. In my mind it feels like procrastination not relaxation. Why put off tomorrow what you can do today. Well, what I am realizing is the more I let my anxious-clean-up-the-mess personality step aside the more I find myself enjoying this day of rest. I don’t think we will ever find a perfect balance but if you can clear your mind and schedule to be present with the ones you love who can argue with that!
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This Home.

In this house we are real.  We make mistakes and messes. We say I’m sorry. We give second chances. We give hugs. We are patient. We Love.
You see these words posted all over Pinterest, on wooden signs, free printables, they are everywhere.  It’s a bit cliche but each word represents what I want our house to be.  That’s what we are all about.  Always trying to keep it real. The only words missing are calm and storm.  Which is why I took this photo. Only a few short minutes later when my boys walked through the door did it all change. Mistakes, messes, backpacks, legos, empty glasses, crumbs, papers, pen marks, and slime took over.
Yes, in this house we are real and we love everything about it especially the very brief moments of calm before the storm.
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Re:new is more than just a cute shop!

Walk down the streets of Glen Ellyn and you will find a shop that is more than the beautifully handmade bags and clutches that are displayed.

A shop that is giving back in more ways than one. 

Re:new is more than a business.  It is a way of life for refugee women in Glen Ellyn. 

Women from different backgrounds. Women who have struggled in ways we can’t even image. Women who are determined to make the best of what they have been given. 

When you walk into Re:new it becomes clear that you are stepping into a shop that is filled with hope, inspiration, joy, and most of all faith.


Since their founding in 2009, Re:new has served over 120 refugee women from all over the world.

These are strong women. Like minded women. Women who are blessing our Glen Ellyn community.

They create beautifully crafted products from these fabric filled baskets 

that line the walls.  

 Each product is made onsite in the Studio by these remarkable women.

 Re:new accepts donations and has partnered with local retailers to accept fabric remnants.

 One thing is clear when walking through this space organization is key and there is no lack of creativity.

 Plaids, stripes, and florals become the back drop to this unique shop. 

And with help from volunteers Re:new can focus on what they do best. 

Creating a space for refugee women to thrive.

And when they do. The results are amazing! 

Re:new believes all people are made in the image of God and are therefore valuable and worthy of the highest honor and respect.

They believe in the value of coming alongside those in our community who are in need, regardless of religion, race, or nationality.

They believe that the act of creating things of value is a powerful exercise in restoring hope to broken lives.

They believe that loving and serving one another transforms lives.

They believe that we are stronger when we are joined together in our common humanity.

It has been an honor to partner with Re:new and learn about their exciting campaign with  

100 Extraordinary Women.  

to learn more! 

Hours: 

MONDAY – FRIDAY, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SATURDAY, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLOSED SUNDAY

PHONE: 630.547.2176

Store + Studio Location:

 

483 N. MAIN STREET

GLEN ELLYN, IL 60137

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Suburban Living

All you need to know about 

Glen Ellyn is in this months 

Shopping, Dining, Things to Do, 

Great Outdoors, Community! 

AND lots more are featured! 

Makes us proud of the town we live in.


Also a nice article on Maize+Mash !

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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