Author Archives: Danielle Stickel

About Danielle Stickel

Mom, Wife, Designer, Former Programmer (aka Major Geek), Seamstress, Foodie, Wine Lover, Blogger from Southern California!

Chocolate Cake Marriage

Cake and Marriage

A few years ago, I got to listen to this amazing speaker at my MOPS group one morning, who likened marriage to cake. Now, if you know me well, you KNOW I have a sweet tooth, so any mention of cake and I’m all ears…

The short version of the talk: How well you follow the recipe for a cake determines how your cake is going to turn out, and your marriage is the same! It’s only going to be as good as what you put in to it. I loved the visual impact of this, because she even brought two cakes — one gorgeous, yummy chocolate cake, and one that looked like a pile of lumpy goo. Everyone could relate to this concept (hello, we’ve all messed up a recipe before… oh, and it’s CAKE), and she blessed us with many tips and ideas from a Biblical perspective that we could use to improve our marriages.

Chocolate Cake by @Stickelberry
Did someone say cake?

Fast-forward to early this year, when a great friend of mine called and put me and that same speaker in touch to format and publish a book for that very same talk! I can’t tell you how thrilled and just honored I was to be given the opportunity to help get this amazing message from Michelle Sullivan out into the world.

As I started to dive in to formatting, of course I read the book as I worked. My eyes were opened and my heart melted at Michelle’s story, how she was inspired and CALLED to write the book, and even more, I could see how I have failed to follow the recipe for my own marriage.

The Angel Made Me Do It - Chapter 1 from Chocolate Cake Marriage by Michelle Sullivan.
Called to Write

What a blessing this book is — it has spoken directly to me and my marriage, and I know it will speak to yours, too. It is full of so much wisdom, references to scripture, insights on how men THINK, ways to rekindle what brought you together with your husband in the first place… we are talking some REAL content here, topics that you might blush about, but that we ALL need to read.

As real as it gets, ladies.

And as a bonus, you’ll see some of my photos of chocolate cake and even a recipe for Michelle’s famous Mud Pie at the end! (did I mention CAKE?)

Back Cover

Don’t hesitate, get yours today and start reading the recipe every woman needs to get their hands on. God is doing some amazing work through this gifted soul, and is going to bless so many women and their husbands through her work.

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#godstop

When you witness the work of the Lord right in front of you… When you’re eyes see and your ears hear and your heart feels His presence.. that’s a #godstop and the closer I get to Him, the more often they happen. I’ve been mulling over something the Lord put on my heart recently, but ignoring it because of my selfish ways.. and today the Lord called me on the phone (via a friend he has used in the past to speak to me) and just made it crystal clear what I was supposed to do. He’s good like that. Any reservations or fears I was having, POOF! Gone. Thank you, Jesus.

It’s a busy season for me – wife, mom of two little guys, two dogs, MOPS-ing and Womens-ing at church. That’s a full heart and plate for me and it’s keeping me plenty busy, so for now I’m just going to push the pause button ⏸ on Stickelberry.

I have so many ideas for what it could be and where I could take it, and I look forward to making that a reality, but for right now it will be shelved so I can let the Lord guide me and focus on what is right in front of me. I won’t be taking on any new graphic or web design projects at this time. The online shops will remain open but custom designs will not be available.

Thank you for your support and love! I’ll still be here, posting art and things when I’m inspired to create and share. God Bless ❤️

XOXO – D

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How about a SALE?

Get 50% off Mugs, Totes and Hats for a limited time using the code ZTREATS4YOUZ at checkout in my Zazzle Shop

Happy Shopping!

Some current Favs..

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Light Shines Bright

New Valentines!

Let your littles shine their light bright and share it with others with these fun, school-friendly valentines!

I used the square cards on Zazzle to design these valentines. They come in packs of 100, so it’s perfect if you have multiple kiddos to supply valentines for… or you could always go halfsies with a friend!

Valentine, Your Light Shines Bright!

What kid doesn’t love punching holes in paper?! Yours will be excited to help put their own valentines together – they get to write their name on the cards, punch the holes, and slide in the glow sticks!

I found a large tube of LumiStick glowing bracelets (many colors to choose from!) from Amazon – you can find them here.

Valentines by Stickelberry

The back side of the cards are solid black. You can use this space to write on with a gel pen or decorate with some fun washi tape.

Hope you can your kiddos enjoy sharing your light with others!

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Why, Thank You!

Anyone else out there still a fan of snail mail and thank you cards? I am. So much – there’s nothing better than getting a heartfelt note in the mail that gives you all the warm fuzzies!

I wanted to come up with something super simple that still made the point to say “thank you, you’re freaking awesome” but with a little flare for a special touch.

New Thank You Cards!

So, gold, right? A big fat kiss in gold foil with a simple “you’re the best!” on the inside.

You’re the Best!

Love it!

Now available in my Zazzle shop – order as few or as many as you like!

Not a fan of gold? You can switch it to silver when you purchase!

PS: Pick up an extra 25% off your order from today until 2/1/19 at midnight using the code ZJUSTBECAUSE at checkout


SMOOCH!
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