Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words may be encouragement to them. Ephesians 4:29b

Monday, March 28, 2011

And We're OFF!

Welcome to Clearly Candace!
It's about time, right? I had no clue it would be so hard finding the "right look" for this blog. And HTML? Geesh! Yep it looks naked, but it's a work in progress and you can be assured that I'll be adding and changing as I go (and learn). Suggestions are always welcome!

I would like to start by thanking everyone who give input on the blog name! Clearly Candace won by a large margin, which was awesome given my lack of big decision making. Candoozy was the runner-up, so I also took that Blogspot name (just in case). ;) This adorable font for the logo also sold me, in addition to the ribbon background since I kind of have a thing for ribbon. (You'll see why soon enough.)

About Me...
My name is Candace Baker. I'm a native Texan in love with Jesus, my family and friends, the Fightin' Texas Aggies and "my little passions." I am...
  • the wife of a wonderful, amazing husband dedicated to his family,
  • a busy and proud SAHM of two precious preschoolers,
  • a part-time Program Manager for a local non-profit org,
  • a resident and citizen of Cedar Park, TX (NW of Austin) in the best neighborhood ever,
  • and the all-around "Baker Family Coordinator," for lack of a better term.

Simply Compelled...
This was yet another blog name idea and with good reason! I have found that sharing my "little passions" with others is a rewarding thing for me. Blessing and helping bring me joy - that joy comes from my Lord and Savior and the provider of the things I give. Without Him, I am nothing, so I was compelled to help and encourage others by using my "little passions" in hopes of glorifying Him along the way. So, here I am. We'll just have to see where He takes me. A few tips and ideas may not seem like much, but sometimes a little love and help can truly bless others. My prayer is that a little help and encouragement be the purpose (see also the Scripture in my blog title) that provide a little joy and simplicity as a result. :)

My "little passions" currently include simple, affordable party ideas (kid parties, baby showers, and other small celebrations), home organization (one of my nerdy loves) and expectant mommy and baby gifts! I imagine new interesting thoughts and topics will be added to the mix as we go.

Since I didn't choose Candoozy as the blog name, I'll make it a Clearly Candace term. My first Candoozy will be my simple celebration for some special kiddos this month. :) It was less detail than usual for me because of the party venue, but it sure was nice to sit back and enjoy more time with family and friends this year!
In the meantime, it'd be great if you could Follow Me (Google/Twitter-to-be), Like Me (FB) and help spread the word by recommending Clearly Candace to others out there who might enjoy it (email, blog, website, etc). Without an audience, I don't really have a mission! :) With that, I thank each of you for reading and caring and I appreciate your interest, love, friendship and support!

With Him in mind,


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