I just discovered a new blog, light and lovely and upbeat with a family focus.
Amanda Kines-Phillips blogs about her family and best friend and other nice things. At the top of her page is the motto: The love of a family is life's greatest blessing. How true is that?
Amanda is also giving away a beautiful handmade beaded bracelet in what she calls the "Emily Ray" style - it's worth your hopping over to check it out. Drawing is on 8/14. For the Two Twenty Nine Designs Giveaway, go to
Here is a photo of a bracelet similar to the prize she is giving away.