Random Awesomeness…Peanut Butter & Apricot Lane?

The LORD is faithful to all His promises and loving towards all He has made. Psalm 145:13

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Peanut Butter is wearing all Apricot Lane clothing!

I know what you’re thinking, what does Peanut Butter have to do with Apricot Lane! Well you can’t have Peanut Butter with out the Jelly & Apricot Lane is more of a marmalade, joking, joking 😛

A few months ago I was approached by a wonderful Liza, from Bolt PR . Which I thought was absolutely AMAZING! Seriously, that is so cool! Eh-hem. I did a brief article about an organization they were promoting, You can Check it out here: https://sewawesomeness.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/random-awesomeness-apricot-lane-3strands-agape/

Which was also suppose to go with an Interview with Peanut Butter. If you don’t know who Peanut Butter is she’s a Radio Personality and supports Apricot Lane.

So without further adieu Here is an Interview with Peanut Butter Radio Personality Host @ Bob and the Showgram, and a supporter of APRICOT LANE which is coolness!

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Natural True Beauty

Q&A with Brooke “Peanut Butter” Hoover

  1. Brooke, I’m truly amazed how successful you have been, what has been a leading factor in your life and your greatest motivation?

I’m a big dreamer and the thought of my dreams not coming true was heartbreaking. But, I am also a realist and I knew from the beginning that I’d have to work incredibly hard to accomplish my goals. My father taught me the best work ethic ever and I’m so thankful for that.

  1. Being a radio personality I’m sure you deal with so many personalities and also promotions, what drew you to Apricot Lane and what is the greatest thing you have learned since working with them?

I was drawn to Apricot Lane because it’s a great place to find new clothes and accessories that liven up your wardrobe. They have new styles arriving all the time so you can always find something new and on trend. Best of all, the store’s designer labels and styles are really affordable!  The greatest thing I’ve learned since starting to work with Apricot Lane is to be comfortable in your own skin.

  1. I’m sure you know that Apricot Lane supports 3Strands, what are your views on what 3Strands is doing for young women?

I think it’s great! 3Strands is a partner with Agape International Missions, which has training facilities in Cambodia for girls rescued from sex trafficking. These girls work in the jewelry production centers at above average salaries and receive counseling and education, helping them reintegrate in their communities and families. The 3Strands bracelets that are made by these women have so much meaning and the funds also go back to support the cause. 3Strands and Apricot Lane are doing amazing things for the fight against human trafficking and helping these young girls gain a sense of dignity again. It means a lot to me to be a part of such an awesome group.

You can learn more about 3Strands by visiting the Apricot Lane website: http://www.apricotlanetrianglenc.com/3strands.

  1. Peanut Butter, can I call you Peanut Butter? What is the greatest part about Apricot Lane and trying on their clothes and accessories, inquiring minds would love to know.

Of course you can call me Peanut Butter! I love working with Apricot Lane because the team has expanded my wardrobe and it’s been so fun getting advice and help on something I don’t always pay attention to, like fashion. The greatest part would have to be that Apricot Lane makes trying on clothes fun, and the store staff is so friendly, so it’s always a great experience to go pick out new clothes!

  1. What was your favorite Outfit? Shoes?

Jeans with anything! I’m pretty casual most days so I love great denim. I’m also really tall so I have a hard time finding jeans that work with my height, but I’ve been able to find so many great pairs from Apricot Lane. I love comfortable shoes as well, especially riding boots and flats!

 

  1. Do you have any words of advice you would like to add? Words of wisdom?

When people ask for my fashion advice I never give them much because it’s whatever you feel comfortable in or pretty in. Apricot lane lets you be yourself with so many different styles and designers. I always tell people to just have fun with fashion and wear whatever feels right to you!

Whether or not Peanut Butter is a Christian I do not know, but I love that she’s making a Difference. It’s important that each of us, as individuals be a light in the world.
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I love that SWEATER!

So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed and I’m very thankful to GOD to shedding light on not only individuals doing what they can to promote great causes but also organizations in the middle of the battlefield.

Hallelujah Praise GOD! Thank you JESUS!

I’m Honored & Humbled, to have the opportunity to have been contacted, which is AMAZING! That’s God’s amazing Provision and Confirmation that the right people are definitely looking at my lil Corner of the web.

Be Fabulously Blessed!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,

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Super Natural Inspirations ♥

Kim Walker – Fill me up @JESUSCULTURE

To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ–their Lord and ours:Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:2-3

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,

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AT THE SHOP! SKOOL DAYZ Collection!

The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33

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God is so Good, So Gracious. I’m honored and thankful!

During the construction of these wallets I have thought to myself…What will I write? So many things have happen.

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When I first thought of the idea of having these wallets as my next collection it was because I wanted to re-encourage not only Teachers but Students of the task yet ahead. To Finish what they have started in their school work.

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Then it came to me like a flash flood. Being tossed about to and fro. And last Sunday really put things to perspective, through this verse:

Others went out on the sea in ships;

they were merchants on the mighty waters.

24They saw the works of the Lord,

his wonderful deeds in the deep.

25For he spoke and stirred up a tempest

that lifted high the waves.

26They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths;

in their peril their courage melted away.

27They reeled and staggered like drunken men;

they were at their wits’ end.

28Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,

and he brought them out of their distress.

29He stilled the storm to a whisper;

the waves of the sea were hushed.

30They were glad when it grew calm,

and he guided them to their desired haven.

31Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love

and his wonderful deeds for men. Psalm 107:23-31

The Lessons you learn and what GOD puts you through. You have to be all in. You just have to. You can’t be Luke warm, Because you will be spewed out;

o, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:16

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These last couple of weeks I have GONE THROUGH IT! PHEW! I mean Seriously! But I’m at a calm now! WOW.

HALLELUJAH! THANK YOU JESUS!

You know GOD didn’t promise us a life without adversity. I’ve learned that when you are OUT at Sea…With the waves crashing and the thought of “OH, I AM not GOING To MAKE it!” Hits you! GOD shows you WHO HE IS!

AMEN!

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Let me clarify… If it wasn’t for the LOVE of CHRIST, I would not be here. IF it wasn’t for JESUS, FOR WHO HE IS, I’d given up a while back.

We must humble ourselves…In distress, call out to the LORD, humble yourself. Pride prevents us from seeing who JESUS is.

What GOD Calls you to do, HE surely Supplies!

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

I remember having a lunch date with a fellow Sister in Christ who is also a Business Owner, She had said,

“The Trails mean that you’re going to the next level, I just tell GOD, BRING ON THE NEXT ONE!”

All I could think of …wow, what faith. Does she know what she’s asking? I’m not in any hurry. lol…

Aren’t we all like that? Just let me chill here at the shore…one day I’ll sail the seas.

Sometimes GOD just Pulls a Jonah.. (Read: Jonah 1:17 – 2:10)

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GOD shakes us, racks us so we wouldn’t be comfortable with our circumstances, So that we may be comfortable with HIM, with GOD, no matter what the circumstances.

We shouldn’t be Happy with what we GOT, we should be ecstatic about who HE IS!

Mighty, ALL POWERFUL, Creator of the UNIVERSE! Who Humbled Himself that we may live with HIM. That we may know GOD. How beautiful!

So if you’re going through a STORM, just know, You’re Getting Schooled by GOD and if you pass, You’ll go to the next Level.

I pray that you may pass with FLYING COLORS in the Name Of JESUS!

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

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So let these wallets be a Reminder…Of the AWESOME Teachings of GOD, of JESUS CHRIST!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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Awareness … Martin Luther King Jr

 Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King Jr.


When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8

Martin Luther King Jr. What can I say about a man Grounded in Faith to establish GOD’s purpose in His life? It’s hard to believe that Racism still exists. That Hate still roams around the halls of injustice.

(I must warn you, the following content is pretty heavy…I hope & pray that GOD grants you Revelation in JESUS name)

A fact seemingly unattended. I see how people rather listen to Curse words than the Name of JESUS. People rather see Violence than the loving tenderness of individuals helping each other for a cause.

Still I see There Is POWER in the NAME OF JESUS!

I feel blessed not only to BELIEVE, but to KNOW that JESUS Christ is truly the way. If you believe freedom is having the freedom to Hurt someone and be free from the consequences than obviously you don’t understand the laws of Physics.

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. John 3:19

I like what I read one time on the net.

“Church is a Hospital for Sinners”

This is true.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8

Years ago, during my first admission in the psych ward I spoke with a few individuals. One soldier in particular, comes to mind. I will never forget this soldier, the pain & confusion in his eyes. He was suffering from schizophrenia.

The scariest thing is there are many people in there, suffering from schizophrenia. JESUS is the Cure.

This Soldier was combating within Himself on what he had done in Afghanistan. He was literally suffering. There are just some things that I know JESUS can save and I know JESUS can save people like this soldier who suffer from past sins & demonic attacks.

I don’t believe we are meant to live with Guilt. Or to allow Negativity to engulf us. Jesus Christ Leads you to a life of TRUE freedom.

I Knew of Jesus, but at this point I still hadn’t called OUT to JESUS. I called out to the name “GOD”. But let me tell you, there’s a Difference when you call out to…JESUS.

So when “Normal” People try to bash Christians, or the name of JESUS. I can only ask…have you been to prison? Have you been to the psych-ward? Have you gone to Africa, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, South America. Have you SEEN Poverty!? Have you Seen people SUFFERING!? I mean not on T.V. but personally You can Touch, feel, Smell. No, you’re more concerned about who’s liked your facebook pic you just uploaded.

You don’t know the Evil that’s in this WORLD and how JESUS is the Light of the World. How can you when you criticize your own world and believe only what you see.

The only ONE who SAVED ME! ME! Was JESUS. When I was in the Darkest Moments of my LIFE. There comes a point…that it may be to late…Don’t let that be you because you let your heart turn cold towards people…towards love.

Wake up!

For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm. Ephesians 6:12

Why don’t you look for the Truth, instead of thinking you know it all?

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Luke 11:9

I ask that you Search for the Truth & may The Creator of the Universe Grant you wisdom and the TRUTH, in JESUS name!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,

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God & the City… Redress Raleigh

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. Proverbs 31:17

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So I’m sure if you like my page Natural True Beauty by Linda Mendible you have seen Clothes! Yes Clothing done by moi! I gave it a shot! It was in my heart and I’m so thankful to GOD to Jesus Christ For the opportunity to face challenges and actually do things that excite me!

My Eco-Friendly Fashion Adventure & Interview with Redress Raleigh!

God is so Gracious, He is so good! I actually had in stock Eco Friendly Materials and Also had help from a Model! Meet Marissa, She works with a fantastic Group Called Models for Charity. I was also amazed that she was also A believer which I didn’t know until we talked more! GOD is SOOOO GOOD!

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I Called the Collection: ‘Modern Toile’ The Stripe fabric is Made From Linen and this Toil is also a Linen!

You see God Blessed me with a person who happen to have heaps of Toil and gave it to me before I applied for Redress Raleigh ECO Friendly Fashion show! Toile is mostly used in upholstery. GOD GUIDES ARE STEPS!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, Colossians 3:23

It was my First time Making Garments! For me I felt Like she Looked beautiful!

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The earrings & necklace also made by me. Made with 100% wool by Needle felting, wood & Leather.

And I had a week (5days) to knock it out! 1 night (3hours) with out my equipment 😦  with my model to have her fitted into the garment which I would have loved more time!

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The Knitted work you see in the back is made from 100% wool. I loved this detail! It’s supposed to be folded like a collar 🙂

The event which I had tried out for was Redress Raleigh March 2013 Eco-Friendly Fashion Show & Conference! Have you heard of them!!? They are actually ALL about Eco-Friendly and minimizing your carbon footprint! I couldn’t believe they actually called me in for an interview and I was so STOKED! (Very Excited!)

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This was a two in one Design, The pencil skirt was taken off to reveal the second look. 🙂 The Tunic.

Although I forgot to fix her collar it’s suppose to look like this;

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Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Ephesians 6:6-7

Although I wasn’t picked as one of their featured Designers, did I cry? No, yes, but that’s not the point. I truly Put my Heart into it and I tried to stay true to my designs aesthetics!

One of my favorite things to do, is to mix patterns, materials & textures! I know This is a Gift from Almighty GOD! From JESUS! This opportunity just made me hungry for God, & hungry to hone my skills! I can’t do it without JESUS.

Redress Raleigh’s goal is to reorient mainstream fashion to become environmentally and socially aware, becoming a catalyst for major change in the fashion and textiles industry.

I just want to thank everyone for encouraging me and also believing in me, Thank You! I know it can only be described as the Love of GOD in your hearts. I still have much work to do but I’m thankful that GOD doesn’t Call the Qualified He Qualifies the Called!
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  I also tried to give a clean design not only from the outside, but from the inside as well. ♥

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 1 Corinthians 1:27

God has given me, weak me, unworthy me, gifts & talents that I myself am so amazed over! Each time I create I know it’s GOD, I know it’s JESUS! I never went to school for Art or Fashion Design, except for regular art classes in High School, I only took one class on How to make a shirt and I was already Making bags way before that 1 single Class. And I’m truly nothing, no one. When you Look at me, anything GOOD that you see, that I do, it is truly the Grace of GOD! Truly its all from GOD from Jesus Christ!
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When I was interviewed they had asked me how long I have been sewing, it hit me, I started sewing in 2010. I can’t believe it’s only been 3 years of sewing! GOD YOU ARE MIGHTY!!!! I’m excited to See what GOD is doing inside of me & around me! THIS IS MY YEAR! I DECLARE IT IN JESUS NAME!
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Although there is a Journey ahead of me I want to let you know that it takes GUTS! Seriously, although there are nights that my hands hurt, Tired to the point I can’t explain and on the verge of feeling like giving Up, GOD truly knows How to lift us up!

Even if it’s just a simple WORD. I’m thankful to the Angels GOD has placed around me, the people that come in and out my life to give me a word of encouragement, I’m even thankful to the mean people because if I didn’t receive any ridicule than I must be doing something wrong! So the fact that I receive criticism means I must be doing something right!

So thank GOD for The GOOD and the Bad! For the Hurt, Shame & the Pain. Because I know I’m governing from a position of AUTHORITY! Because I know who I am in Christ! I know I’m Glorifying the one true KING, JESUS CHRIST! HALLELUJAH!

I’m reminded of When Jesus, before he went through one of the biggest battles of His life, He was given confirmation from His Father, From GOD on WHO HE WAS.

And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

And if you’re Reading This, I don’t care who you are, what you have done, GOD is saying to YOU, yes YOU….

I LOVE YOU.

YOU ARE MY CHILD.

And let me tell you, I’m A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD! I know who I am In Christ! I will continue to work with all my Heart, with all diligence in the Name of JESUS to GLORIFY HIM! GOD Deserves all the GLORY, All the PRAISE! ALL the GLORY IS HIS!

Know TODAY! If you have Given your Life to CHRIST! Know,

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

 Because you are HIS!

But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13

What ever GOD has placed in your heart, HE has given you everything YOU need to Accomplish what you were BORN to accomplish!

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21

It’s about YOU & GOD! No one Else. So forget about Who will think what, & who will say what. Do what you know is right in your Heart.
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I also brought this unfinished piece to give more insight to the collection. Made from Remnants and material that I was going to use as a bag lining (the gold).

Thank you ♥

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,

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