Wednesday, December 30, 2015


When I was a little girl all I ever wanted to be was a wife, a mom and a teacher. I wasn't entirely sure how I'd gain all those amazing titles but I {TRUSTED} that the Lord would make my dreams come true. December 14, 2004 I graduated from UCF with my Elementary Education degree, December 18, 2004 I became Mrs. Wetherington and September 30, 2005 I became a mommy to an amazing blue eyed girl and again to a sweet baby boy on September 16, 2007. Because I dreamed and {TRUSTED}, my dreams came true. Now this road hasn't exactly been golden but looking back it's been pretty sweet.

With being a wife came responsibilities and even sacrifices to allow Jason to follow his dreams. It wasn't always me folding my hands and nodding my head and saying, "whatever you think is best honey." There were times I nagged {could you even imagine} and questioned decisions Jason was making for our little family. I never once thought how that made him feel that I didn't {TRUST} his plan. After all, I was living my dream of being a stay at home mom. The Marine Corps turned out to be one of THE BEST decisions he has made and I quickly {TRUSTED} that it was a part of God's plan for our lives.

I'm a small town girl and living in South Florida was NEVER a part of my plan. I hadn't really ever actually been to Miami before we decided to moved here but I've seen all the pastel suits, machine guns and drug busts on Miami Vice {great representation right?!?!}. Miami WAS to me such a scary place and there was "no way I would want to raise my kids there." God saw things different. I learned to {TRUST} this was our city. When I changed my outlook,  the Lord began to soften my heart and I realized that we could truly make this city home and leave our footprint on this amazing place. I didn't only see the bad, I saw the good. Heck I saw the GREAT things about this city. The Lord really took me out of my comfort zone but then He placed amazing friends in our lives who became our family. He brought me to a city I absolutely fell in love with. A city who loves and gives generously. A city who supports.  A city we call "home." If only I knew then what I know now...I would have moved here sooner! I can't believe I didn't {TRUST} in His plan to move us here.

Unsure of exactly what the future holds for us, I will {TRUST} in His plan for us and stand on His word that says, "{TRUST} in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways submit to him and He will guide your path." Proverbs 3:5-6

Lord help me to {TRUST} Your plan.

So that's it! 2016...{TRUST}

Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 here I come...

As 2014 approaches, the lingering question echo's. "What will your New Years Resolution be?" I set one every year but almost NEVER follow through. But this last was going to be different. My resolution last year was to stop drinking soda. Now if you know me you know this was a huge task. My waist line wouldn't stop expanding so I thought I needed to do something drastic...crazy even! So I made the resolution and I was going to stick to it. At first the cravings were insane but as the weeks and even months past, I realized how much better I felt (waist line did not shrink by the way) . I'd pick up a cup that I thought was mine and I'd take a sip and almost had to spit it out because it did not taste good at all. {I'm sure that wouldn't happen if I accidently sipped on some good ol' Dr. Pepper.}

So as the clock ticks, I ask myself...."What will your resolution be this year?" I was sent a friends, sisters (hope you can follow that) blog and I became so inspired...moved even. She decided to have her resolution be one word. word?!?! One word could change and mean so much. I've thought and thought and have come up with a word that just makes perfect sense with the season in life I am in.

TIME...that's it, TIME! TIME to pray and thank God for ALL He has blessed me with. TIME to read my Bible. Growing up a church kid you'd think I'd be well trained to read my Bible more. Do I serve? Absolutely! And I LOVE IT! But is it enough? In the stillness of the morning, I will spend TIME praying and seeking Him. TIME spent with the one who paid it all. TIME...He certainly deserves it! "Many people say, “Who will show us better times?”
Let your face smile on us, Lord." ~Psalms 4:6

I want to spend more alone TIME with my amazing husband. Since Iraq deployments have been over, I have not thought about the chances of loosing him. Life changed in June when a neurosurgeon told us he needed to operate "last week" to remove a growing tumor on his spine. TIME and memories flashed before my very eyes as I watched and listened to the DR talk to him about what needed to happen. I was in a daze but I needed to be strong...come on Joy turn on the auto pilot. I couldn't let on just how incredibly scared I was. One thing remained. God was and is bigger than any scary situation we are in. The week we spent together in the hospital was a life changing week for sure. I saw my strong Marine become a weak patient. As hard as that was, it was amazing to see how God restored him. TIME passed and it's funny how quickly we young parents {hey...I'm still a young 33 years} forget about our spouses. We pour so much into our kids that there isn't much left for the one we started it all with. TIME...Jason deserves it. TIME talking about his hopes and dreams. TIME watching his fishing shows {yawn}! TIME on dates...dates? We remember how to go out on dates don't we?! TIME...He deserves it! "I have found the one whom my soul loves." ~Song of Soloman 3:4
My bits are no longer babies  anymore {6 and 8}. TIME...I hear my mom say all the TIME how much she would give to go back in TIME when my brothers and I were little. Darius Rucker sings a song called, "It won't be like this for long." I cry each time I hear the darn song. I cry because I think of my kids and even myself as a kid. {I'm a big cry baby!} I think we as moms get into such a routine that TIME just slips by without even knowing it. I mean it seems that just last week my Chloe was born until I wake up from my mommy dream and hear her singing "Trouble" by Taylor Swift, brushing her hair and dancing around the room. My kids are growing before my very eyes and as much as I want to freeze TIME, I can't. I want to give them my TIME. Most people who know me already think I already give so much of my TIME but there's always room for more. It's when they are trying to talk to me and I'm checking email or Facebook for goodness sake. TIME...they deserve it! "Children are like arrows in the hands of warriors." ~Psalms 127:4

My most treasured family and friends...they deserve my TIME. TIME to call and chat...TIME to visit...TIME to help out...TIME to pray with and for them. I have some pretty amazing people in my life who love my FAB 4 and I am incredibly thankful for them. TIME...they deserve it!

So there it is...TIME! TIME to love, appreciate, devote, snuggle, pray and listen. 4 letters, it is!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Our 1st Craft Show {Miccosukee Festival}

Well we had our first craft show is past weekend. What an amazing experience! We were at the Miccosukee Music and Arts Festival.

We were one of about 25 vendors. It was a beautiful day with lost of things to see and do. Along with all the other great vendors, there was alligator wrestling, beautiful music, gorgeous skirts and amazing food. I had fried pumpkin bread for the first time and it was delicious. If you have the chance...get yourself good!!

Thanks so much to those of you who came out. It was so great meeting you!!

The awesome girls over at Suna Photography came out to show their support. Thanks Susan and Natalie! Your support means a lot to me.

***Last but certainly not least, a GIANT thanks to my bestie of 18 years, Holly Robyn!!! I could not have done it without you!!!***

Stay tuned Little Bits of Joy fans!! We are hoping to do more craft shows in the near future...maybe in a town near you!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010


I am so excited to finally have some pretty prints of all the hair bows and clips I have. I have been in business for about 5 months now and had the perfect opportunity to have my great friends from Suna Photography and the beautiful princess' from our play group team up for an awesome photo shoot. A GREAT big thanks to all my beautiful and talented models. I hope you girls love your new bows!
We are just going to keep growing and growing and I hope that you all will hang with me. The best is yet to come!
Here are just a few of my favorites!

Support Our Troops BowAdorable Flower Bow with Pearl
Ribbon Flip Flop and Hair Bow SET Blue with pink and white polka dots
Check out Suna Photography's blog for more awwwwwsome pics of our photo shoot and much much more. If you have a special event...these are your chicks! Suna is fun, creative and just such a JOY to work with! LOL! (You know I had to..but it's soooo true!)

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Little Bits of Joy is IN LOVE WITH POLKA DOTS!!! I was inspired to make these HUGE and adorable bows by a birthday party we will be going to in a few weeks. One of Chloe's best friends from church is have a POLKA DOT themed birthday party for her 5Th birthday!! Polka Dots are so much fun aren't they?!?! Little Bits of Joy is just in time for the summer with these XLARGE bows!!

The colors we currently have are.....drum roll please.....


We just know that we have the color for your little diva!

**These bows are perfect for birthday gifts too!!**

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ICE CREAM!!!

It's summer and IT IS HOT!! I have been asked by several friends if I make ice cream cone clips. I had not but so wanted to start. So here it is! Finally! YAY!! Sorry for the long wait friends...but I think it was well worth it. These are just so so so super cute!! I'm very proud of them!

I was inspired to make these adorable ice cream cone clippies today because we have a new ice cream shop in our town called Scoops, that just opened up this week. It's an adorable little place that has ice cream that is just YUM-O! Not to mention a candy bar that any little kid (or adult for that matter) could get lost in! So when the kids and I got home, I used my inspiration and got to work! I hope you all love it as much as we do!!


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Let's BUG out!!

We are so excited it's summer. But you know what happens when it's summer time...all the BUGS come out! AHHHHH!!! I have to admit I am not a bug lover but these bug clips and bows are just way too cute!

It all started with the pink butterfly bow. There was such a great response that I just had to make them in different colors. I'm sure soon enough we'll come up with some more color choices. Feel free to comment if there is a color scheme you'd like to see!
We also started making the
four year old daughter
just LOVES these!!

Little Bits of Joy also has ladybugs in MANY different colors. Currently we have them in red, light pink, dark pink, blue AND orange. When I was a kid, I just LOVED ladybugs. I think it's because my dad always told me that ladybugs were lucky and since I was a daddy's girl I pretty much believed everything he said. :) A great friend and fellow SAHM who is about to have a little girl of her own, is IN LOVE with ladybugs right now and wants these in EVERY color. I think she just about has them all.
Last but certainly not least Little Bits of Joy also has a Add Imagepurple dragonfly
(more colors to come). These dragonflies are simple but certainly make a statement.
These adorable bugs are just PERFECT for the summer. They also would make such a cute gift for any birthday girl too!! Don't worry...we promise these bugs won't bite!!