Friday, July 27, 2012


When you think of Legacy what instantly comes to mind?
Do you think of the handing down of things such as property, money, jewelry?

A synonym for the word LEGACY is INHERATENCE!

When I think of those two words I think of royalty, a kingship, priesthood handed down to survived sons and daughters. I don't only think of earthly possessions being handed down to the next generation but I think of the character, heart and mindset of a person being gifted to someone. The responsibility of that person being gifted is immense!! Will they choose to carry that LEGACY with care and purpose or will they choose to forfeit it?

What have you been handed down? In my family I have been handed down; FIGHT or a tenacious hope, a strong will, a NOT GONNA QUIT type of spirit, rich family values, a sharp tongue, opinionated mind, hands that can harm and judgment and on the other side I have been handed down; a quieted mind, a soft tone, a love for alcohol, strong hope for a better tomorrow, hope in family and a love that loves no matter what! All that greatness intertwined with dark patches. Which will I choose to carry and which parts will I choose to forfeit? In the end what will I choose to hand down to my family? Will I hand them all my bad habits and negative defaults? Inevitable yes, they will get a degree of that!! YET I will CHOOSE to leave a LEGACY of LOVE and HOPE! I will gift my family with an inheritance of PRAISE, ENCOURAGEMENT, BLESSINGS, MAKING WRONGS RIGHT, FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION! My family WILL BE RICH IN LOVE, PURPOSE AND FAVOR!

So what will you leave as a LAGACY?

Stephanie Lainez
Children's Author

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hephzi's Vintage Bowling Bag Purses

When going to Texas in March I was really inspired by my hometown!  I currently live in San Dimas where the Sunkist name originated, first spelled "Sunkissed." San Dimas is named in Spanish after Saint Dismas, the repentant and crucified thief. My city has a western look along with cool wooden sidewalks.  We also have vintage shops and our community is very family oriented.  I LOVE THAT part! There you go, some history for you :0)  I live in a house that was built in 1887, it's 125 years old and is part of the historic portion of my city.  Believe me I love every part of my home along with my big backyard with my lovely 5 chicken hens, vegetable garden and my cute bulldog named Bruno.  I can't help it, my Texas roots are barried deep in me, which is why I always wanted to live in my city.  I feel very blessed :0)  My inspiration manifested these beauties!  

Presenting.....Hephzi Creations Bowling Bag Collection, hope you LOVE them. What is so cool about these is that you can use it for your everyday look, for school books, an overnight bag, or shoot even a cool diaper bag!!! 

AND to even add to the awesomeness here is video that my lovely Sister/Girl Laurie with New Life Productions put together, I just LOVE IT! 

Hephzi's Bowling Bag Video

I just love you all and thankful that I get to create for you!!!  Also, do know that I am your personal accessory designer!  Send me your special one offs, shoot all of Hephzi's Creations are one off's!  I love that part and hope all of you beauties do too!

Hugs & Kisses,