April 29, 2013

Season of Growth::New Sponsorship Program!

April showers...bring May flowers!  May is the time where the weather is warmer and flowers are blooming...a time of GROWTH!  To celebrate this season, I'm so excited to announce my new sponsorship program starting May 1st!  My goal is to connect, share, learn, and grow with other bloggers!

Chamel's Creations :: Sponsorship Program

Chamel's Creations' sponsorship program includes three distinct levels and to add to the excitement of  this milestone I'm offering FREE ads for the month of May!  Yep....ALL ADS ARE FREE! So hurry and be one of the first to sign-up and grow with me!  (Faith ads-24, Hope ads-8, and Love ads-4....use promo code MAYFREE)   Please checkout more details HERE and I look forward to working with you!

April 26, 2013

Frugal Fashion Fridays!

I must admit that since I've been a stay at home mom (SAHM) that I haven't focus much on fashion.  I have a closet and storage containers filled with nice clothes that I wore while working!  Within the last several months I have vowed that I will take better care of myself and put a little more effort into my look because when you look good you feel good!  I can be a fashion forward mom and still have style and not compromise being comfortable while trying to run behind two little active boys! :)'  So, I'm devoting a post each month on a Friday to showcase my fashion adventures using clothing I already own and adding pieces along the way.  It wouldn't be me if I wasn't Frugal Fashion Forward!  My goal is to have fun, be cute, and budget conscience! Hope you enjoy and look forward to connecting and sharing ideas!
Outfit :: Complete outfit.. from Oldnay clearance rack! Yes...I like Oldnavy! :)'
Jewelry :: Necklace from Body Central (My faithful  good cheap jewelry...3.97 :)'
Hair :: Shingle Style using Eco-sytler and Aloe-vera Gel

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April 25, 2013

Lovely Blog Hop...Thursday!

Welcome to A Lovely Blog Hop hosted by Rekita of Her and Nicole.  I am excited to co-host where each Thursday we have the grand opportunity to meet and connect with lovely new bloggers, such as myself! Now you have something to do and somewhere to go on Thursdays!
1. Follow your host and any co-hosts (if it applies).
Rekita @ Her&Nicole the first linky and host. 
Leave a comment for each so we will know who to follow back.

Your Co-Hosts:
Shane from

Amanda from

Chamel from

2. Link it!
Link up your blog or anything else you find lovely. Share your family, fashion, food, crafts, or anything that you love this week. Please, please, please, share the love and include a link back to this blog hop.

3. Spread it!
This is a blog hop after all, so hop around! Visit other blogs and say Hi!

4. Grab it! 
Grab the button and place it somewhere in your blog. Preferably in your blog post. 
This is to help us promote this blog hop, believe me, the more the merrier! Or post the link somewhere in your blog. 

5. Tweet it!
Please help me to promote this blog hop by sharing it to others. 
So tweet it to show everyone where you link up on Thursdays!

6. The most important rule of them all, HAVE FUN BLOG HOPPING!

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April 23, 2013

Want to win $50 in a giveaway?

Hello Everyone!  Pray that you all are doing great this awesome Tuesday!  I wanted to share that I'm participating in a great giveaway with Rekita of Her & Nicole.  She has an awesome lifestyle blog so please check her out and her sponsor giveaway below!

What does $50 dollars and 4 beautiful ladies have in common?
We are giving away $50 Visa Gift Card to a lucky winner!
Warning: This giveaway is soooooo easy to enter, not a million entries to do. 
So don't miss your chance to win!
Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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April 22, 2013

Join the fun...Collective Blog Hop with Me!

Participate with me in the Collective Blog Hop hosted by Bre of Peacoats and Plaids.  It's a great way to meet and network with some awesome bloggers.  

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{THP} Week#3

Good Afternoon Ladies,

We are down to our last week of our challenge!  Thus far, it has been an awesome ride and Chantel and I are looking forward to an awesome and blessed week!  Let's all put it in high gear, and give God and our husbands our best!

"The kind of marriage I want is one in which we're both doing all we can to honor and love each other." Kathi Lipp

This week projects include:

  • Project#15::What Not to Wear
  • Project#16::It's Getting Hot in Here
  • Project#17::Playing Hooky
  • Project#18::Dinner's on Me
  • Project#19::The Service Here is Excellent
  • Project#20::Post-it Notes, Man's Greatest Invention
  • Project#21::Car Chases and Karate Chops
  • Bonus Project 3
Don't forget about the extra challenges to receive entries for the giveaway drawing.  Below you will find challenge #3, and we look forward to everyone's participation.

Challenge #3: (Complete task and receive 3rd entry for drawing)
To another married woman (family, friend, co-worker, etc.) share:

  • A word of encouragement
  • A project from this challenge
  • Link to this blog to receive weekly encouragements and upcoming studies/challenges (www.blog.chamelscreations.com)

**To receive entry, please complete this task via facebook and tag either or both Chantel Jones or Chamel Evans to the post/message or via email and cc/bcc chantelmjones@yahoo.com.

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April 18, 2013

Spring Crushes!

I'm excited about the Spring Crush Link-up I'm participating in with Maria-Isabel over at Agape Love Designs.  Hope you enjoy reading my spring crushes and join in on the fun!

Crush-Crush (Real life Crush.. Probably your husband or boyfriend):
So of course this is My AWESOME AND LOVING HUSBAND Marcus!  We were high-school sweet hearts and now lifetime crushers with one another :)' ......going on seven years strong!  Love you sweetie!

Girl Crush (We all have them, girls we just adore!):
I like the characteristics of these women combined to include their strength, fierceness, fit bodies, and kick butt attitudes! Mary J Blige, Beyonce, and Angelina Jolie....You ladies rock!

Voice Crush (We can listen to them all day long!):
So I am a fan of gospel and contemporary christian music and I MUST listen to it daily to keep me going and spiritually fed.  I love Israel Houghton, Mary Mary, and Chris Tomlin!  I also enjoy soulful R&B and I really love the style and music of India Arie!  She has a great voice that can lift your spirits any day!

Bloggy Crush (Celeb Status Bloggers!):
I'm new to the blogging world, so I have learned a lot about running an handmade business and great life/inspirational posts from Maggie of Gussy Sews.  She has an awesome blog and shop!  Please check her out!

Due to my love for natural hair, I love Nikki of Curly Nikki!  This is a great one stop place for everything about natural hair!

Childhood Celeb Crush(s) (This should be a funny one!):
I was totally in love with Will from "The Fresh Prince"...well I guess I still have a crush... :)'

Product / Hair Crush (Major Hair Envy):
I put these two together because I love NATURAL hair!  I've been natural for over three years and the journey has been fun!  My favorite and must have product is Kinky Curly Knot Today leave-in conditioner!  I don't have a particular person in mind as my hair crusher, but I love big and curly natural hair and I'm striving to get there! 

Sports Crush (could be a person or an actual sport):
Not a real sports girl, but I don't mind having some Cam Newton eye candy...LOL

Shame Crush (Someone it might be embarrassing to admit you have/had a crush on):
Currently, I don't have a shame crush... 

Fictional Character Crush (Book/Movie/Tv):
I am a Grey's Anatomy fan and must say that I tune in every Thursday to see Dr. Avery (Jesse Williams) and of course to stay current on this awesome show! :)'

(***Disclaimer:  images are not mine and all images were found on google...)

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I'd love for YOU to participate in this fun link up! Below you will find some Crush ideas to share, as well as a button to include in your post! Then come link up your own crush post and visit/comment a few others who have linked up. Im sure they will return the favor!

Crush-Crush (Real life Crush.. Probably your husband or boyfriend):
Girl Crush (We all have them, girls we just adore!):
Voice Crush (We can listen to them all day long!):
Bloggy Crush (Celeb Status Bloggers!):
Childhood Celeb Crush(s) (This should be a funny one!):
Product Crush:
Sports Crush (could be a person or an actual sport):
Shame Crush (Someone it might be embarrassing to admit you have/had a crush on):
Hair Crush (Major Hair Envy):
Fictional Character Crush (Book/Movie/Tv):

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April 15, 2013


Ladies....we have successfully completed Week#2!  Way to Go!  It's such a blessing to see everyone's feedback and sense God moving in our marriages!  Let's continue to stay focus and excited for this week!  I pray that you all continue to open your hearts and watch God move!  Also, we will have another challenge for you this week....another entry in the giveaway!  Kathi stated:

"..there's no reason to postpone being the best you can be, right now."

Remember, let's aim to be the best wives we can be and bless our husbands!  Week #2 projects include:

  • Project#8::Location, Location, Location
  • Project#9::Hi-ho, Hi-ho
  • Project#10::Dress to Impress
  • Project#11::Stress-Be-Gone
  • Project#12::Gotcha
  • Project#13::On My Mind
  • Project#14::Move Over Rachael Ray
  • Bonus Project 2

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April 14, 2013

Checkout Giveaway at Agape Love Designs

Agape Love Designs

Hello everyone!  I pray that all is well this wonderful Sunday!  I wanted to mention that I'm participating in April's Group Giveaway over at Agape Love Designs.  It's a great giveaway, so please checkout Maria-Isabel's blog.  She has a great blog about faith, makeup, fitness, and so much more! Thanks for the love and support!

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April 12, 2013

Happy Friday & TAX DAY SALE - Enjoy 15% off

With tax day right around the corner, enjoy the gift of 15% off at Chamel's Creations Shop!  Sale ends 11:59 p.m. (CST) on 4/15/13.  Sale is just in time for Mother's day, graduations, and much more!  
Happy Friday & Shopping!

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April 11, 2013

Magnify GOD and not your problem!

Chamel's Creations::Magnify God
Life can take you through many "ups and downs" and when you've had more "downs", sometimes you get so overwhelm that you take your mind off God and focus more on your problems or circumstances.  I'm completely guilty of it, but I thank God for his forgiveness and the Holy Spirit's guidance!

Maybe today you are dealing with marital, family, financial, or even problems on the job.  However, have you ever given it the thought that stress and worrying about the situation doesn't change it!  It makes it worst!
I've heard the statement, "instead of talking to God about how big your problems are.....talk to your problems about how big God is!"  Amen to that!  We have to realize that only God can change things and it's when we put our trust and faith in him and his will that everything works out for our good.

"Let all those that seek you rejoice and be glad in you: let such as love your salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified." - Psalm 40:16

Turn your focus off of your problem and magnify God through praise, worship, and prayer.  Chris Tomlin song states that "..if our God is with us, then what could stand against us." Allow his song below to minister to your heart.  Know that God is there and that he won't put more on you than you can bare.  I like to think of it in this perspective....God's word says that we will go THROUGH trials and tribulations.  You see the word states THROUGH!  Meaning that we won't stay in our wilderness or circumstances.  God takes us through various storms of life to grow our faith and teach us!  Magnify God and enjoy the ride!

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April 8, 2013

{THP}::Week #1

It's our first week for The Husband Project challenge!  Week #1 includes:
  • Project#1::30 Minutes is All it Takes
  • Project#2::Back in the Day
  • Project#3::You da' Man
  • Project#4::Heart vs. Stomach
  • Project#5::E-flirt.com
  • Project#6::A Little Hands-on Attention
  • Project#7::Trophy Wife
We pray that you allow God to move and be obedient to his direction.  Remember, it's all about changing attitudes and blessing our husbands.  We look forward to hearing praise news, feedback, etc.  You can leave feedback for each project under this post or a summary!  Have fun and let's watch God move!

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April 7, 2013

{THP} Planning Session/Feeback


How are you doing this wonderful Sunday evening?  Are you excited about our start date tomorrow?  Well...let's get excited for God's blessings for our marriages!  When you have time, we've added a prayer for you all, read The Power of a Praying Wife.

We want to devote this post strictly for planning for our project sessions.  We are suggesting that you review all the projects for one week, this way you can plan better, rotate projects around if needed, and ask questions, inquire about project ideas, leave feedback,etc.  Please don't forget to download the planner here.

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{Serve} it Forward!

Have you heard of the concept "pay it forward"?  Where you do a good deed out of an act of kindness for someone with the hope that he or she will do the same for someone else.  Well, I have always love the concept and was taught by my Christian parents that it is better to give than to receive and that God wants us to be cheerful givers.  Through my study of  God's word, I have found that I'm drawn to the concept of servanthood and how our life mission should be to love and serve others.
Chamel's Creations::Servanthood
The "{SERVE} it Forward" series will include acts of kindness by serving someone or others on a monthly basis.  How humbling this experience can be to walk like Christ... serve others and spread the gospel.  You truly don't know how much you are blessed until you serve or help others.  I invite you all on this journey and look forward to reading all the future comments in regards to how you've been a blessing to someone!

April 4, 2013

{THP} :: Initial Follow-up

So we are nearing the end of our prep week....learning and planning for this challenge!  I'm not sure about you all, but Chantel and I are super excited!  We've had one fellow member to jump the gun (Maegan) but we are that she had great feedback.  :)

If you haven't done so, please comment to the initial post (here) confirming your acceptance of challenge and first entry for the giveaway.  Since we are embarking on this challenge together and we are connecting online, we thought it would be great to have an ice breaker.  Please comment below with the following information so we all can know a little about one another! (Have fun with it)

Challenge #2: (Complete task and receive 2nd entry for drawing)
  • Brief description about you
  • Name one expectation you have for the challenge
  • List what you think will be your biggest challenge with the project.  
Please grab the project planner file here.  Great tool to track your plans and results!  Please feel free to post your results...remember we want to engage and keep one another accountable!

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April 1, 2013

The Husband Project Challenge

Ladies, thank you for joining in on The Husband Project Challenge!  Chantel and I are super excited about this study and beginning the ministry that God has placed in our hearts. We are passionate about marriages and helping others experience all the blessings that God has called for marriages.

So what is this project? Do you feel like your marriage has gone from "I do" to "What did I do?" Recapture the romance that made you and your husband fall in love in the first place. The Husband Project provides 21 days of fun activities to show love and honor to your husband.  Kathi Lipp will help you discover:

*Proven ways to return fun and flirting to your marriage.
*Inner assurance to meet your husband’s unspoken emotional needs.
*Increased confidence when it comes to meeting your husbands sexual needs.
*New levels of warmth and tenderness in your relationship.
*A deeper sense of security with your husband.
*A greater ability to boost your husband’s belief in himself.

As part of the challenge, we would like to make this experience fun and exciting!  Throughout the challenge, we will tasks you all to complete various tasks.  For each completed task, you will get your name added to the giveaway drawing.  That's right...the more you complete...the more chances you have!  Chamel's Creations and Chantel Jones Photography are sponsoring a giveaway that includes a Sequoia Large Clutch from Chamel's Creations, $25 gift card, "The Respect Dare" by Nina Roesner , and a surprise gift!

So here are the rules and guidelines:
*This is a group challenge, so we all will hold each other accountable during this experience!
*Strive to be transparent...the best way to learn and grow in Christ!
*We will use this blog for challenge interaction. (Posts will be filed under Empowering through God's Word --> Marriage - God's Way!)
*Strive to check and leave comments at least 1 - 2x weekly. (Participation is key to success!)
(Encourage you to use email account, but use Name/URL feature to post your name with each contact)
*You can also utilize "Subscribe by email" feature on each post to receive updates on follow-up comments

1)Email Chantel Jones at chantelmjones@yahoo.com to confirm participation. (Email used as backup communication)
2)Week 1 (April 1 - 7): Read at least to page 57 and review covenant (page 33).  Once completed, leave a comment to this post acknowledging completion and acceptance of covenant. (ex. "Let's expect greater for our marriages!  Challenge #1 completed!")
**Complete all tasks and name will be added to drawing!**

Remember, "The Husband Project is as much about changing our attitudes as it is about blessing our husbands."

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