Just like so many childhood memories, Easter was one of my favorites. Some of my favorite memories are having matching outfits with my Mom and sisters.  Many times, these matching outfits were handmade by my Mom.  I don’t know how she did it. Dresses for us, but for HER as well.  I don’t know if this is one of HER favorite memories, but they made my list.  We usually had the same handmade crocheted Easter Basket and it was always full of neat little girly gifts that we loved. (I don’t think she made them – but I always loved those baskets!)  We got to enjoy and egg hunt before church to fill our baskets, that had candy and sometimes money in them.  My mom usually made an adorable bunny cake for Easter lunch.  I thought it was adorable, but she usually covered it with coconut for the “fur effect” and dyed the coconut grass it was sitting in green.  I’m not a fan of coconut…but I am a fan of my Mom and everything she did to make every holiday special.  Dying Easter eggs was always on the agenda.  Not just dying…but when the cute little plastic sleeves with pictures came out, we got those too. I loved those.  Of course, we always went to church on Easter Sunday.  We were taught all about Easter and the reason for our celebration.  Jesus, not only died for our sins, but 3 days later…He conquered sin and death and rose again and is alive!  We serve a risen Savior.

All of these childhood traditions translated to traditions I carried on when I had a family.  I am so thankful for all of that magic she took so much time creating for us.  I never have made a handmade piece of clothing, since Home Economics class in high school. My sewing career ended when I sewed my thumb to the big pink elephant I was making in class. So, I did the next best thing and color coordinated my family for Easter.  We dyed eggs.  We had amazing Easter egg hunts with Easter baskets,that we used for years, all in the attempt to recreate the tradition of those beautiful crocheted Easter baskets that I had as a kid.  I have never made a bunny cake, but teaching my kids about Jesus and how he died for our sins has always been part of the fabric of our lives…not just Easter.  My kids are all big and grown now and I hope they have as many fond memories as I do from when they were little and believed in that silly Easter bunny.


So – what are your Easter traditions? Favorite memories?


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Patience is a virtue

This blogging site is something I have never used before, so it will take a little while for me to get used to.  I am someone who jumps into something and then figures it all out.  This blog is not any different. So, please be patient with me as I “Judyfy” it.  That will probably include a lot of changes in the layout, look and feel of it.  That being said, let’s get this thing started!

The idea behind this blog is to peel back the curtain and give you a glimpse of everyday life of this girl boss & encourage other entrepreneur and direct seller mommas out there.  You will get to know me on a personal level, not just business.

So what’s happening in the Gritty Girl Boss office today?  Today, my office needs to be put back together.  We had new floors laid at the beginning of the week and my office is being put back together today. All of it’s contents are all stacked in the other side of the house in the dining room.  I want to “play” on my new blog and Judyfy it – but, first things first!  Get this office back together so I can function.  My husband, David is off today and it’s the last day of Spring Break – HOLLA!

Have a great day everyone!



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I don’t know who this blog is going to help more…you or me. I guess we shall see.
I plan on sharing personal stories to hopefully help someone out there that might get something out of the things that I have gone through and also sharing my techy, business and direct sales tips.
The reason the blog is called Gritty Girl Boss is because you have to have GRIT in live and in order to be successful in the direct sales business.  My life’s experiences have made me the gritty girl that I am.  I plan on sharing those experiences with you in my own way and letting the Grace of God shine through in every situation.
You don’t want to miss this ride that God has taken me on. Buckle up!