Friday, September 14, 2012


Welcome to The Homemade Calling! This is my new blog and I'm so excited to start sharing my life here!

Many of you have followed me on The Blue Ladybug Children's Boutique and Blue Ladybug Mamas blog for the past couple years, as I did business with my friend, Laura. As our families are growing, and schedules becoming more and more demanding, we agreed that we needed to branch out on our own and see what the Lord would have us do next. Laura has been a wonderful business partner and friend the past 2+ years and will still be maintaining The Blue Ladybug. I will now blog here, as well as craft and run a new shop: Oak Street Studio.

So this blog will be my outlet for this continuation of my journey, as I share what God's teaching me, the passions God is stirring in my heart, my motherhood journey, my craft projects, my shop news, etc...

The Oak Street Studio is my *new* online shop that features Bags, Wristlets, accessories, gifts, etc... But it will also be a way for me to be make a difference in the world! I have a growing burden for Human Trafficking/sex slavery and for the Worldwide Orphan Crisis. As God has developed this passion in my heart in recent months, I've been praying for ways to be involved. It's difficult as a young, stay-at-home mom to have the time, money and abilities to give and to feel that I'm playing an important part in these horrific needs in the world. But I'm going to do what I can. First and foremost, I will become a more faithful prayer warrior for the suffering in the world. And I'm excited to use this blog and my new shop to raise awareness and funds for these great needs! 50% of all my sales will be contributed to Human Trafficking organizations (like Women At Risk, Int'l) and to my friends' adoptions (like the Phillips family).

I pray the Lord will bless me and give success in these endeavors! Please follow this blog and visit my shop in the coming days and months! And please share with others! I want the word to get out about what I'm doing and why!

Send some love and prayers my way (You can comment below!), and I'd love to hear how you act upon your burdens and passions!


  1. I'm so excited, Mary Beth!! What an awesome way to continue doing what you love and are so good at! I'm definitely following along and look forward to how the Lord is going to use you in this way, both for your family and for those in need.

  2. I know you'll be so blessed through your obedience to Him! Best wishes in this new venture/blog!!


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