Keep Calm and Get Comfy in the Kitchen Ts GIVEAWAY!

 

 

 

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Hi Ladies! I have exciting news!

I’ve teamed up with the wonderful people over at “I am a Woman of God” to create a very meaningful and official “Comfy in the Kitchen” T-shirt! I hope you’ll like it as much as I do as I also have a story to tell…

I  pray that those who purchase these Ts will be able to encourage those around them to “Get Comfy” in their kitchens for their families and for others. Perhaps they may even spur a conversation about God :)  

These Ts come in 2 colors and can be ordered on the right side bar labeled “SHOP“. 

 

 

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In Hot Pink

 

 

 

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and in Light Pink

in sizes S, M, L and XL 

Orders are shipped via United States Mail.
Standard delivery is available to customers located in the continental United States only. Orders will be shipped pending availability and credit card approval.
Orders are processed and shipped within 2-7 business days.
 
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Oh friends, I have had quite a year. I won’t go into detail, but I did write a bit about my inner thoughts a little while ago. Though this difficult season of my life, God has revealed how deep some of my friendships are…I cannot express enough how many amazing people God has surrounding me and showing me love. This was the first card I got during this trying season. My sweet friend Cheryl actually made it. Beautiful, isn’t it? I refuse to take it down from my mantle.
 
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So, then my dear aunt { who knows I love coffee } gives me this mug…
 
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And then, I’m reading “You’ll Get Through This” by Max Lucado and this phrase stands out to me…along with a story. 
 
Would you mind if I share it?
 
“In the days leading up to the war with Germany, the British government commissioned a series of posters. The idea was to capture encouraging slogans on paper and distribute them about the country. Capital letters in a distinct typeface were used, and a simple two color format was selected. The only graphic was the crown of King George VI. The first poster was distributed in September of 1939:
 
YOUR COURAGE
YOUR CHEERFULNESS
YOUR RESOLUTION
WILL BRING
US VICTORY
 
soon a second poster was produced
 
FREEDOM IS
IN PERIL
DEFEND IT
WILL ALL
YOUR MIGHT
 
These two posters appeared up and down the British countryside. A third poster was made yet never distributed. More than 2.5 million copies were printed yet never seen until nearly 60 years later when a bookstore owner in northeast England discovered one in a box of old books he purchased at an auction. it read:
 
KEEP 
CALM
AND
CARRY
ON
 
The poster bore the same crown and style of the first two posters. 
It was never released to the public for it was held in reserve for an extreme crisis, such as invasion by Germany. The bookstore owner framed it and hung it on the wall. It became so popular that the bookstore began producing identical images of the original on coffee mugs, postcards, and posters. Everyone, it seems, appreciated the reminder from another generation to keep calm and carry on… “
 
~Max Lucado “You’ll Get Through This” p. 148-149
 
EVEN BETTER news! I am GIVING AWAY 2 FREE Comfy in the Kitchen T-Shirts THIS weekend!!! 
 
All you have to do is SHARE this link on your FB page (or tweet) and write a comment below. I want to know what has helped YOU get comfy in your kitchen or what helps you “keep calm and carry on”… ;) 
 
God Bless you, Friends!
~Janelle 
 

 

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  1. Misty Raley says:

    I have enjoyed your blog so much. I discovered it after following Women Living Well. I am 21yr old college student and one of my biggest ministries is using my apartment to bring warm food and encouragement to others. You were one of the sparks that helped me get confident in the kitchen. I have always found a safe haven in my kitchen and so it’s nice to be able to share it with others. I now love opening my apartment for new guests and old friends alike. You helped me to find the great joy in it. Now each time I cook I think of how it’s my best offerings to Jesus. Thank you for showing me that joy that can be found in loving others through my kitchen and opening up my little home.

  2. Linda Hoover says:

    Shared on my Facebook page! :-)

  3. Having verses near and dear memorized is how I usually manage to keep calm, and sometimes little sound bites from my boys remind me to keep calm, unless they are trying to go face first down the stairs or something :) But in the kitchen, my 3.5 year olds non-celiac gluten intolerance and intestinal issues have required me to get comfy again in the kitchen, and it’s now part of my daily quiet conversations with God. I even almost look forward to the clean up!

  4. Janelle! First off let me say you are amazing… I got married at 19 yrs of age and didn’t know how to cook at all.. I struggled a lot. Before I knew it I got up enough nerve to at least try the simple things.I had too or I would have a starving husband ! LOL As the years went by I experimenting more and begin to love cooking and serving my family. It brings me joy to serve my family. It also makes me very calm and relaxed when I cook =)

  5. Tweeted it! God is what keeps me calm. Without Jesus, I’d be a big mess and probably on a lot of anti-anxiety meds.

  6. I appreciate recipes for dinners that are quick and easy yet delicious and nutritious.

  7. When I have time, I keep calm by reading. One of my favorites… Cookbooks! I enjoy cooking and being in the kitchen, because there are so many ways to bring a smile to someone’s face by what we make in the kitchen. But most of all, leaning on the Lord for strength and grace helps to keep me calm. Thank you for your blog and your ministry!

  8. To keep calm: daily and nightly devotions. I pray during my daily walk.
    Comfy has been a wonderful resource in my life. I love your “keep it simple” philosophy…easy recipes and neat tricks to offer hospitality.

  9. I get comfy in the kitchen by doing things my way- I rarely make a recipe exactly as it says- I love making my own changes and substitutions. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s all fun.

  10. Baking definitely helps me “Keep Calm and Carry On”! I feel so blessed because often even my teenager son will help me bake when the younger ones are making crafts. Thank you for the chance!

  11. Traci Robertson says:

    I’m trying to get comfy inthe kitchen. But planning is the best way to keep calm :-)

  12. Christina says:

    I love this shirt! I love to cook, even so far that it is part of my job.

  13. Mellany Matthews says:

    I know when when I walk into my kitchen I don’t walk in there alone! I’d be proud to wear one of your t-shirts thank you and God bless you and yours.

  14. Christin Harrison says:

    I love being in the kitchen and it usually calms me. When I find myself not being calm, though, I usually need to go spend time with the Lord. That always does it. :)

    And yes, I put this on twitter. :)

  15. My grandma Naomi taught me how to be comfy in the kitchen while I lived with her nearly twenty yes ago. To this day, I am at peace in my kitchen preparing meals
    and treats for my family and friends.

  16. laura detrixhe says:

    Cooking tasty food for my husband keeps me smiling! Shared via facebook. :)

  17. I enjoy cooking and baking so that is comfy for me.

  18. I recently found The Legacy of Home website, which is so encouraging to me, just to keep being a homemaker and being in the home. :)
    Shared on FB.

  19. I just discovered your blog and am so excited! I spent quite a lot of time in the hospital this summer with my 3 yr old daughter and loved the nurses ts…keep calm …I’m a nurse. :) I missed my kitchen and family so much!God bless your ministery! Keep it up! Anita

  20. Barb Gant says:

    Shared on my fb page!!! LOVE cooking…and yes, it does calm me!!!

  21. Helena Schaden says:

    I keep calm by having cooking and baking for my family. It helps me know that they are happy and fed, then I can relax more.

  22. Rebecca Smith says:

    I have fond memories of learning to cook with my godmother when I was young. Memories that last a lifetime. I remember making divinity with her, she made is look so easy! Those thoughts are comforting to me even now 30 years or so later! I am so thrilled that you teamed up with “I am a Woman of God.” What a great partner! I love Christ so much and he is the ultimate Comforter, in all times, and I glorify Him always!

  23. I don’t like to cook nor did I know how. Subscribing to Taste of Home magazine has been a lifesaver. To keep calm and carry on: Young Living Essential Oils. They have been a Godsend.

    • Taste of Home is awesome… I have found so many “keepers” in that magazine – because basically it’s written by real people like us!

  24. I have been trying so hard to be consistent in the kitchen, because I love food!!!. Lately I have had the opportunity to provide a dish for some teacher luncheons, and a potluck. It was so rewarding. A while back, I provided a meal for a family, because the husband had brain surgery. His wife thanked me days later,but told me he didn’t like it! I was so horrified it took a long time to get over my insecurity in the kitchen. Fast forward many years,and I come across Women Living Well and Comfy in the Kitchen. It has made me wonder why I let something affect me so much, when I can clearly see how much you bless your family and others. Time to jump back in with both feet. I have set a date to deliver a meal to a friend, and plan to make many of your recipes. Thanks for making it look easy. :)

  25. Thank you for such a great blog!

  26. The work you put into this site is amazing! It is such an encouragement to me when I read it. :)

  27. I have struggled with self esteem and anxiety issues since childhood. Coming from a broken family and witnessing abuse and alcoholism and being the oldest of 3 children… I have carried many burdens and made many mistakes. So here I am 3 husbands and 3 children later – and I have finally found happiness and I found it within myself and through God. Bonus: Pink and Black are my favorite colors. Cooking brings me so much peace. It is like a blank canvas when I toss some olive oil in the pan – I’m never sure what’s going to be the master piece in the end – but I always start with garlic or onion or something to fill the air with aroma and get my senses going! When I close my eyes – I see a Food Network Star in an apron in my kitchen – and it is me! :) Keep Calm & Carry On has carried me through my life – even before reading this blog… just in different words!

  28. Melody Condrey says:

    The cool fall days, get me to feeling cozy in the kitchen. Love your blog.

  29. I enjoy using my kitchen to cook for my family. Knowing what I serve up is a lot healthier than eating out these days.

  30. I love having my favorite music playing while I cook……and always have to be wearing something comfortable. :) Love your t-shirts!!

  31. Prayer and daily Bible study keep me calm. Hope things get better for you Janelle!

  32. I’ll try and post again..so if this a repeat I apologize! :/
    I love playing my favorite music and wearing comfy clothes while cooking in my kitchen!! :)

  33. Even after 39 years of marriage, I still feel uncomfortable in some areas of the kitchen! There are recipes I wouldn’t consider trying. But I’m “comfy” with knowing that I really don’t have to be an expert in the complicated stuff in order to put together a decent meal! What has helped me in recent years is to get all of my favorite recipes – and those that I want to try – saved on my computer. I am trying to do better at planning meals ahead. One new area where I am more “comfy” with is using organic products. I also love my bread machine! Oh – and thanks for sharing the story about the signs. I have always wondered about the crowns and simple sayings! Now I know!

  34. Christy Spurlock says:

    I shared on facebook.

  35. Christy Spurlock says:

    I try to “Keep Calm and Keep It Simple”……why complicate life! I’m a simple girl and plan on keeping it that way!! I love your blog.

  36. I love being in my kitchen, but what helps me stay calm is my scripture chalkboards. I have words to meditate on as I prepare to serve my family.

  37. Janelle,
    As I read this, I am glad that the Lord was able to use your friends to lift you up in hard times. We will all go through valleys, some are just so much harder to journey through than others. I pray that things are looking up for you and that God is using it to do a work in your life for His glory. You helped me out about a year and half ago when I was in need of some good recipes to help my now widowed neighbor with two kids. I thought it was a stretch but decided to contact you anyhow. You were so sweet and gracious to respond with SO MANY ideas. For that I thank you. I only know of you through your blog, but what I know is that you love God, family, and people. You are a servant with a huge heart! Satan will do his best to ruin those who love and serve God whole-heartedly. Just keep looking up! May God just bless you tremendously through the end of this year and may next year be amazing!! ~Crystal

  38. I would say what makes me able to keep calm and carry on is the fact that the Lords mercies are indeed new every morning. Also I repeat to myself when needed, “This too shall pass”. Eventually it will. Or maybe become a little more bearable.

  39. One thing that keeps me calm is music. My sister sent me a picture recently of something that said:

    Keep Calm

    and Carry on

    It’s just a brain tumor

    (I recently had a cancerous brain tumor removed)

  40. Bobbie Jo says:

    I shared on fb and twitter!!Keep calm and carry on,hmmm….Besides God leading me and helping to keep me calm every minute of my life!!!I would have to say that my husband is my rock.He is so calm!!! I look to him for so many things!…I love your blog!..I have followed all you ladies that do the webcast!Thanks for standing apart from the crowd and giving us inspiration and yummy meals!!

  41. Becky Bowman says:

    These are so cute!

  42. Brittany Vail says:

    I shared it on my facebook page and my husband’s twitter account :). Who needs their own twitter when you can ninja-style share on your hubby’s :p.

    Most of my day revolves around my kitchen, especially since my laundry room is attached to it. It’s so hard some days. This is the first time in most of my life that I’ve been well enough to actually enjoy being in my kitchen. On those days where its hard, I just remember all those little girl giggles I get from my little ones when I do something just for them. It never fails to warm my heart. There’s nothing more calming that little girl laughter :). And it never fails to stop my heart when my husband comes home with a huge grin on his face and thankfulness in his heart for what I’ve done in the kitchen that day!

  43. Hi Janelle,
    Is there any possibility of overseas shipping (Australia)?
    I love the tees :)
    Thank you & God bless.

  44. Love the tees!! Shared on my FB page. I love to get comfy in my kitchen with some swing music while I’m cooking. Dancing and cooking… Love it!!
    ~aleta

  45. Never really liked to cook much but, alas, the family likes to eat! :) A “plan” keeps me calm in the kitchen. Lol. I breathe easier if I know what and how I am to prepare the meal before I start! I’ve enjoyed trying several of your recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  46. Tweeted! Baking makes me comfy in the kitchen and God keeps me calm and allows me to carry on. :0)

  47. Love the shirts and I love being comfy in the kitchen but in order for me to comfy in one of those awesome t-shirts (and modest) . . .some plus size options would be needed :-) Thanks for all you do encouraging all of us to use our kitchens for something wonderful – even if it is just planning meals for our families :-)

  48. Tweeted. Thanks.

  49. Knowing that God is in control and with His help nothing is too big for me to handle KEEPS ME CALM.

  50. Jessica N, says:

    Love your recipes and your ministry. I love cooking and baking for my family. It brings me joy. But really dislike cleaning up–that is when I need to remember a keep calm.

  51. Well what has helped me to keep calm and carry on is prayer. I can’t get through anything without being with Him. Also I am not the best cook….but I do love to bake and sweets is my forte. So a prayer, a good cup of coffee or tea and something yummy!!

    Be still and know that I am God reminds me of the keep calm phrase. Keep Calm and Be still!!!

    Blessings,
    Adrienne

  52. Deborah CooK says:

    Shared on FB and tweeted it….love you site

  53. Love your blog. Love the saying Keep Calm and Carry On-in fact have it framed at home and in my office. My favorite is a find that reads”Keep Calm and Talk to God”. Works every time. Thank you for all you do! Praying Heaven’s blessings continual flow in your home and ministry!

  54. I must admit, I am not “comfy in the kitchen” yet… I am trying to be a good wife and mother in the home by taking care of my family (especially in the kitchen). I think just knowing I am not alone and have God by my side and wonderful resources (wink, wink), help me tremendously.

    I have never heard the story of the “KEEP CALM” saying… That is really powerful. That is something that I am going to take to heart. Thank you for sharing.

  55. Dawn Kaser says:

    I play worship music as soon as I go into the kitchen each morning. I don’t get much time to have “quiet” time w/ God..but singing to him throughout my day just sets my tone, which in turn sets the tone for the entire house! There is a marked difference in my behavior when that radio doesn’t get turned on first thing!

  56. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

    Being a 1 year breast cancer survivor you learn keeping calm with God is the best medicine and pink is my favorite color!!
    Keep calm and carry on :)

    Be blessed and be a blessing <3

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