Sweet February Wallpapers To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! I don’t know about you but my favorite part about this holiday is the yummy sweets. GIVE ME ALL THE SWEETS! I’d skip dinner for dessert ANY DAY and Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to do just that 😉

So I made a few sweet and fun wallpapers for you to celebrate. To download, just click on any of the images or click here. (If you’re already subscribed to the SBG Newsletter, these freebies should be waiting for you in your inbox;)

Every Valentine’s day I’m reminded that we can make this holiday WHATEVER WE WANT IT TO BE. It can be romantic with your significant other. It can be fun and girly with your best friends. It can be a day of self-care. It can be a day to give cute gifts to your kiddos. MAKE IT YOUR OWN!

And don’t let the expectations or what culture says it ought to be dictate how you share love this weekend.

Whether you’re single, married, or missing someone today, know that it is far greater to give than to receive.

The most beautiful gift we can give is sharing the love of God for our loved ones. So let’s give the gift of love to someone this weekend. We all need it a little extra now-a-days.

How will you make Valentine’s Day your own this year? How will you share God’s love?

Eleven Months of Baby Phoenix And Encouragement For All Us Weary Mamas

At 11 months Phoenix loves stealing my green smoothie, crawling and standing EVERYWHERE, enjoys being outside and exploring new textures like grass, and officially owns his first pair of Nike Airs.

I can hardly believe we are a few weeks away from Phoenix’s 1st birthday. ::mind blown:: This past year the days felt like forever but in reality it went by quicker than I thought. Time is moving faster and I’m trying to hold on to every moment and memory as much as I can.

I take pictures daily of Phoenix and special milestone moments are recorded too. I don’t want to miss a single things.

What a rollercoaster of a year. Of a journey, I should say. Motherhood brings so many changes. Your body changes. Your dream changes. Your career changes. Your marriage changes. Your mind changes.

And for women like me who have gone through infertility and fertility treatments, the journey can feel longer and more complicated. The emotional baggage (anxiety, fear, loss, grief) you carry going into pregnancy and then postpartum takes time to unpack and heal from. Add a global pandemic and… my goodness, it’s a lot.

I have tried with all my strength to remain hopeful, positive, and full of faith. Somedays are easier than others. Thankfully, my mind and body feel like they’re getting back to being me. And that feels great!

Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out how I will manage to work full-time, run a small biz/ blog, stay at home with Phoenix, and be a wife, and clean, and make time for me. It all feels incredibly overwhelming. And frankly, it’s hard not to feel like I’m failing when I’ve dropped the ball in more than one area.

What’s been my solution to all the changes, ups and downs, failures? Pouring it all out before God. Just laying it all out there for Him to hear and see. For a while I just felt like a broken record. And so I stopped the sacred and holy practice of pouring my heart out before the Lord.

But I was reminded recently, that like the woman who anointed Jesus with her tears and perfume, I too can pour out all of me before Him. I can become undone before Him. He can handle it.

Mama, you can unravel before your God. He is not like us who become awkward, distant, or embarrassed by vulnerability. He can see it and hear it all without a flinch.

Being a mom has taught me that just like Phoenix can cry loud or quiet tears, so can I cry loud or quiet tears before my Heavenly Father.

Leading up to Phoenix’s 1st birthday, I look back and remember all that had to come into place to get here. There has been sorrow and joy.

I think of the present. How beautiful it is to witness the smile and milestones of a new life.

And as I look ahead, I stop. I give the future to God. As much as I’d like to dwell in the “what ifs” of the future, I decide to pour it all out to God and let him carry that burden for me. It makes me a better mom, a better wife, and a more faithful follower of Christ.

Mamas, tias, abuelas, sisters–Let him heal the wounds of the past. Let his hands hold your future. And live in the present where His mercies are new and His grace is more than enough.

Christmas “Home For The Holidays” Mobile Wallpapers

May we enjoy the magic and joy of Christmas even if it’s a bit different this year. These wallpapers are inspired by the comfort and blessing of “home”.

I hope these small pieces of artwork remind you to embrace the people, the memories, and the peace you can always find when you’re where you call home.

To download the wallpapers, long press or right click on the images below.

Hand Lettered And Illustrated Fall Wallpapers

I’m doing a happy dance because NEW Styld by Grace wallpapers are here! It’s been a while… getting into a rhythm with the new baby has been a process but little by little I’m learning to make better use of our time.

Well, I thought fall season would be the best time to bring back SBG wallpapers. And they are my favorite I’ve ever made! (I say that every time haha).

I created three fall inspired wallpapers. The olive and mauve wallpapers have a classic look. Lots of flourishes and calligraphic lettering. My favorite part about them is that they are completely original writings.

The third wallpaper is an ode to my favorite fall drink: The Pumpkin Spice Latte. This year, I thought it was appropriate to feature a recipe since we’ve all been stuck at home learning to make new things. Why not learn to make a classic PSL?!

These wallpapers inspire me to cozy up and enjoy the simple things in life. Like the fall breeze, a creamy cup of coffee, and God’s presence. All simple but so powerful in their own way.

I hope you love them as much as I do and use them throughout this fall season. I invite you to share them with fellow fall lovers 🙂

To download the wallpapers, long press or right click on the images below.

Seven Months Of Phoenix And 12 Bible Verses To Pray Over Your Kids

I never understood what it meant to pray without ceasing until I became a mom. I never understood why my mom prayed over me one night I got home at 4 AM after being out and up to no good. But now I do.

She literally came into the room, turned on the light, and said, “I have to tell you something I felt God put in my heart and pray over you”. And I was like, “Mom. Please not now”.

She told me anyway and prayed over me anyway. Even though I was half asleep and didn’t want anything to do with God.

She just knew she had to. She knew the power of prayer and she had not lost hope that I’d return to Jesus.

Well, I truly believe God heard the cries of my mom. And that memory will never be erased from my mind.

Now that I’m a mom, especially during these uneasy and uncertain times, I too have not stopped praying for my son. And I hope one day he holds a lasting memory of his mama praying for him fervently, like I do of my mom.

There is one prayer I pray every night over him. It goes like this: “Lord, may your goodness, mercy, love, and favor always be with Phoenix. I declare that even at a young age, Phoenix will receive you as his Lord and Savior and never turn from your ways. And I pray that he’ll grow up to be a mighty man of God who will do great works for your Kingdom and glory”.

Isn’t that the cry of every parent for their child(ren)?

I really wanted to gather scripture that could backup this prayer. So I compiled a list and I thought I should share it with you.

Here’s a list of 12 bible verses to speak over your kid(s):

Pray For Their Heart

“Create a new, clean heart within me. Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51:10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“We have proved ourselves by our lifestyles of purity, by our spiritual insights, by our patience, and by showing kindness, by the Spirit of holiness and by our uncritical love for you.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Pray For Their Walk

“Teach me more about you, how you work and how you move, so that I can walk onward in your truth until everything within me brings honor to your name.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭86:11‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Lord, when you said to me, “Seek my face,” my inner being responded, “I’m seeking your face with all my heart.””
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:8‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Seek more of his strength! Seek more of him! Let’s always be seeking the light of his face.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭105:4‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Pray For Their Soul

“Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God. Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers.”
Ephesians 6:17 TPT

“You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you. For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!”
Psalms 91:16 TPT

The Lord is my revelation-light to guide me along the way; he’s the source of my salvation to defend me every day. I fear no one! I’ll never turn back and run from you, Lord; surround and protect me”.
Psalms 27:1 TPT

Pray For Their Works

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
James 1:22 ESV

“Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord himself and not merely for others. For we know that we will receive a reward, an inheritance from the Lord, as we serve the Lord Yahweh, the Anointed One!”
Colossians 3:23-24 TPT

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”.
Matthew 5:16 ESV

Leaving A Legacy Of Faith And Grace

My hope is that I’d be able to leave a legacy of faith in Phoenix like my mother has for me. That I’d pray bold prayers and stand in the gap when my kid needs it. And that I’d extend the same grace to Phoenix that I was given by my mother and by God, as he finds himself in Him.