Thank you to Elly & Grace for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.
What does a tired mom need in order to get through the holiday season? I could certainly use a lot of things- sleep being number one! With two kids, a busy schedule, and a hubby who is always working, working, working, mommy gets worn out pretty easily, and the holidays can be a bit taxing. I want to enjoy the holidays with my family more than anything in the world, so there are a couple of things I fully rely on to make it through the stressful days of life.
More than anything, I rely on the grace of God to see me through. I am not perfect, and am so thankful that God's mercies are new every morning. I need His constant grace and love in my life. I was recently doing a little holiday shopping on Etsy, and I found Elly & Grace, a wonderful shop which offers beautiful Christian apparel. I connected with Brenna, designer and shop owner. We go to chatting, and I was so excited for the opportunity to feature Elly & Grace in our Holiday Gift Guide this year, I love to find gifts that are uplifting and meaningful, and Elly & Grace surely has them!
Brenna was so sweet to send me a beautiful package, with a hand-written note!
I always love receiving personal notes from the folks I work with. It just goes to show that they really do go the extra mile for their customers. Brenna is just as sweet as can be, and she truly loves her business, and knows how to take care of her customers and friends!
I had so much fun pouring over the cute designs available from Elly & Grace. I love Christian apparel that's cute... nothing that's too in your face. If you don't know this about me, I am deeply rooted in my faith, and am very involved in ministry at my church. I love God so much, and to serve Him is one of the greatest joys of my heart. When I saw the 'I Need Coffee and Jesus' shirt at Elly & Grace, I thought what a wonderful gift it would make! I thought of my sister, my mom, and even of myself. I did choose to keep this design for myself, because I fell in love with it... selfish, perhaps, but every now and then moms deserve a little something to make them smile.
I Need Coffee and Jesus Shirt from Elly & Grace
Is this shirt not adorable? I love the beautiful plum color. The shirt is available in different colors, and I almost went with a green or blue, but I hardly had any purple, and really loved the way this color popped. It's such a nice color for this time of year. The 'I Need Coffee and Jesus' print is in nice, wide, white letters, and a really cute font.
Loving this shirt so much- I want to wear it every day!
I chose this shirt, mainly because of the message. Sometimes I feel like 'oh, I shouldn't be so casual when I talk about Jesus,' but why not? Jesus was a man, sent to Earth to show us how to live... the Messiah who came to save the world. If you're like me, and you believe that Jesus walks with you every day, feeling the need for Jesus is a very real thing. I do need Jesus- I need Him every hour of my life... every moment. I feel His presence with me all the time, and there's no way I could ever deny my need and true desire for Him in my life. I also need coffee. I cannot equate my need for coffee to my need for Jesus, but honestly- I run on both. I drink decaf since I am nursing, so my need for coffee is a mental thing... seriously, though- don't approach me before I have had those first few sips of coffee in the morning. I cannot promise that I will willingly exchange pleasantries with a smile on my sleepy face.
This shirt is so soft and cozy. Baby S loves to cuddle up against it while she naps.
I love the way the shirt wears. It's my new favorite shirt- so cute and comfy. I can style it lots of different ways, too. I love to wear it with boot cut jeans and tennis shoes, or style it up with skinnies and booties. It looks great worn just about any way. It's a boat neck design up top, so it's a bit more open, which I love- means S can't drool all over the shoulders!
Features of the I Need Coffee and Jesus Shirt
50% combed ringspun cotton, 50% polyester lightweight French terry
This 3/4 cozy shirt comes in several colors (shown in the photos) and several font colors: white, gold glitter, and silver glitter. Please message me with your font color choice.
Please check the size chart, as we are unable to accept returns due to sizing.
Sizing (in inches):
S - Length 25" Chest 19"
M - Length 25 1/2" Chest 20"
L - Length 26" Chest 21"
XL - Length 26 1/2" Chest 22 1/2"
For best results, please wash inside out on delicate and hang dry.
These shirts are handmade with love in St. Louis, Missouri. Typical processing is 5-10 business days and ships standard USPS, and shipping upgrades are available.
Check out some of the other designs I have my eye on from Elly & Grace...
She is Clothed in Strength & Dignity
Joy to the World
Christmas Carol Shirt
Spirit Lead Me
All of the deisngs by Elly & Grace are beautiful, and definitely worth taking a look at. There are so many cute designs to choose from, and they make great gifts! There are tees, long sleeved designs, tanks, and more to choose from! These are perfect for Christmas, for baptismal gifts, confirmation, and other occasions, too! You can even add your own custom message to a shirt. Brenna would love to work with you on a custom design!
Want it? Get it!
Head on over to Elly & Grace to browse all of the adorable designs this holiday season! Check out the Elly & Grace Etsy Shop, too! Order deadlines are December 8th for Elly & Grace website orders, and December 14th for Etsy shop orders. Connect with Elly & Grace on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
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One lucky reader will win their own I Need Coffee and Jesus Shirt from Elly & Grace. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. No PO Boxes. Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win! MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. See our policies page for details.
Special thanks to Brenna at Elly & Grace for partnering with me for the holidays and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers. Look for Elly & Grace in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!