Monday, January 18, 2016

How you can help!

Good morning, friends! Hope you had a great weekend! I want to thank you so much for all of the supportive and encouraging comments in the process of my sharing about my upcoming book!

I'm excited to share the title with you: Slow Lane: The Beautiful Art of Slowing Down. I hope it is a blessing and just a deep breath in the midst of crazy and busy. Tomorrow I'm going to show you the cover!!! {some of you got a sneak peek on Instagram!}

Publishing a book is a big task! And, self-publishing just means that I get to do a lot of that work myself! Several of you have asked how you can help and I already shared that you can pray - thanks so much for those of you who have and are! Self-publishing also means that I'm in charge of all the up front costs in publishing a book.

Paying an editor, marketing ideas, funding the publishing, and more all come out of my pocket. Just when I start to feel discouraged in this, something pops up to encourage me. And, I'm reminded of times God has shown Himself faithful in the past. In fact, I had a very big lesson this past Fall in watching God provide for a friend's adoption!

Why is doubt always my first response? And how do I balance trust with a healthy dose of reality?

Anyway, as I was dreaming up my whole book vision before Christmas, t-shirts was something that kept coming to mind. I didn't really know how/where to implement this idea until just recently. If you feel so inclined, ordering a cute t-shirt is one way you can help!

It will help me raise some of the up-front money needed to invest in my book and you'll get a cute t-shirt too!

Now, I am super picky about t-shirts. I have looked and looked and looked before landing on this choice so I hope you love it!

Da-da-da-da... here it is!

Of course, you knew it would be gray!!!!! But guess what?! It comes in other colors too! And I love the shoulder detail! Ok, now here is all the sizing/material info:

50/50 ring spun combed cotton/poly
Gravel fabric infuses each garment with unique character, may be slight variation.
Super soft heathered fabric.
Slight scoop neck.
Shoulder and back seam details.

Color choices:

This row is from left to right: Green Gravel, Turquoise Gravel, Red Gravel
 This row left to right: Charcoal Gravel, Pink Gravel, Purple Gravel

There is a great sizing chart here with pictures and measurements. This shirt runs small so you may want to go up 1-2 sizes. Size 2XL is $2 more and size 3XL and 4XL are available for a quote upon request.

I'm 5'0" and wearing a size S here, this is just a sample I ordered so it is not printed as shown above yet; this color is Green Gravel. I've already washed and dried this sample shirt before the photo was taken, I did not notice any shrinking {yes, I told you I'm picky about t-shirts}

Ready to get your shirt? Each t-shirt is $20 and includes shipping or local delivery. To place your order, send $20 via Pay Pal to thehomespunheart {at} hotmail {dot} com. Please include your size and color preference in the comments. You can also leave a comment here with your email address, size and color preference and I can sen you a Pay Pal link that you can easily click to pay. Each time I order shirts, it needs to be in groups of 36 or more. So I will leave this first order open until Friday and after that I will only be able to order shirts in orders of 36 pieces or more.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Thank you so much! Please share this post and help me get the word out!


Devon said...

Beautiful! Could we bring money one day in person?

The Gundy Bunch said...

So so so excited about this!! I'd like a size medium green gravel.

*carrie* said...

Just ordered mine via Paypal. Cute!

Anonymous said...

Do you ship to Canada?

Mom said...

Yay! :) I measured a couple of T-shirts that I already know fit me and will order a size large in the turquoise gravel color.

Monica Wilkinson said...

Hi Melanie, I'd be happy to check into shipping cost! Do you have a postal code that could help me in knowing where to send? Thanks!

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

How wonderful Monica. They are super cute. :)

Anonymous said...

I like your mom's idea of measuring a current favorite tee. Once I've had a chance to do so, I'll place my order. I also want to take a look at what colors I already own and try to branch out to some that I don't have.

Anonymous said...

So very excited. I just ordered mine as well.

angie said...

I guess I'm equally picky about the fit of a tee. I measured my favorites and found they were shorter in length than small on the size chart, and just a bit narrower than the width of the small. I was surprised, because I expected to order a medium. However, the sleeve looks like a petite fit on the small you are wearing. I think I'm bigger in the shoulder area than you, so for that reason, I'm thinking a medium may be needed. Did you find the sleeves to be snug?

jen medeiros said...

Hello Monica,

These are so cute and what a great idea!
I would like to order one in Charcoal Gray size small please.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...


Do I just send you money on paypal and in the comments on paypal tell you size and color or do I do the information on this comment area?

Mrs. Chrissy T said...


If you could send me a link to your pay pal at I would love to order a shirt. I tried sending it to you but it said your email wasn't valid. I may have done something wrong. Thanks.

Monica Wilkinson said...

@Jen Medeiros thank you friend! Your comment did not show an email address when it popped up, would you please send it to me at thehomespunheart {at} hotmail {dot} com Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Yes 😊 L0G1M0

Regina said...

These are so lovely! Just ordered mine :-) so excited for you.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Hey Monica,

I need to add $2 for my size.

Anonymous said...

OK Monica, I normally wear an XL, but you're right, these run small,so I will need a 2XL.
I think I want the red gravel. I really like the turquoise or teal one too, but since your mom is getting that, I think I'll get the red. I'm not sure what I'm doing here, so if you could send me the pay-pal link or whatever, I'll try to figure it out. In case you don't know it by memory, my e-mail address is
Thanks a bunch, Honey. Love you, Grandma

Monica Wilkinson said...

Hi Melanie: I think it would be about $2 extra to ship to Canada :)

NShea said...

Green gravel
Can't wait to get a copy of the book! !

Tina Leigh said...

Could you send me a link, please. I would like a shirt, charcoal in a XL. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Can you email me a link to pay please?

Anonymous said...

I would love to have one! Could you email the link please to:
Praying for you always, Lynnebee 💜

Anonymous said...

Hi Monica!!! I would love to be added to the list of orders! I would like the red gravel and a size large. My email address is If you could please send me the paypal link? Thank you, Gretchen

Charlotte Cushman said...

XXL Charcoal Gravel please - & paypal link please:)

Heather M said...

Pay pal link please
XL charcoal gravel

Heather said...

Pay pal link please
XL charcoal gravel

Anonymous said...

I want to order one. I need to talk to my Sweetheart about the paypal thing.

Anonymous said...

I would like a charcoal gravel please in small. So excited for you and your new journey.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...


I would like a charcoal gravel please in 2xl. Thank you.

Thank you!