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"This was and is a beautiful reminder of the children I have lost. I was so happy to find it in a print. I have had coffee mugs and tiles over the years, but they all seemed to get broke. This gave me the ability to put a photo of the ones I lost with children The Lord has let me hold. Thank you for such a beautiful reminder of the Angel that looked after my babies on earth. Shipping is fast, Product is great. I will purchase again, as I have bought for others who have lost, and this image has brought great comfort. Thank you and God Bless you!"

​"The quality of the print is professional. It superseded my expectations. I am so happy with the prints I purchased for my sister and mother, I will be shopping for myself next! Client care was superb and shipping was fast. Very happy with my order."


"This digital print is absolutely beautiful. I’ve become slightly obsessed with it and it has quickly been my favorite thing to share with guests that come to my home."


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Perfection Not Required:

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They look perfect don't they?

Beautiful, handsome, grounded and a whole lot of fun.


Some women can just do it all! Right?


Nope- raising a family grounded in faith and character in this culture is work. Women are under unrealistic pressure to be perfect and lets face it- it's exhausting.  


Perfection is unattainable for anyone--it's an illusion. Excellence comes through union with God and simplicity. The secret is contentment and discovering real joy is knowing that regardless of your circumstances, you are beloved.


Trusting God and leaving room for him to work through the imperfection, the challenges, and the times when we admit defeat creates the real beauty in our lives.

True contentment and joy-full joy--come from the grace and beauty God sends through the brokenness. 

The cracks are where the light gets in. 


We have lived through deep heartache and growing pains. Life does not always take the turns we expect.


Humility and perseverance are born from struggles in our life. This is where we are stretched and God shows us his mercy. We learn to trust him and to clear away the obstacles we placed in his way. 


God is good even life is hard--especially when life is hard.  God allows us to see unspeakable beauty when we allow him to be our lens.


The joy of a marriage, an ordination, a child finding their way after being lost, a grandchild. Restoration of marriage and a family.


My heart, my life, my passion is my family.


Intentional, deliberate, faith teaching, boundary building, self-esteem growing, discipline chasing, tear creating, joy producing parenting. There is no greater job, no greater responsibility and no greater reward....sometimes no greater heartache.


  • Choose to be a woman of faith

  • Gives life to those God puts in your life

  • Prayer in solitude

  • Surround yourself with a faith-filled authentic tribe


Join me in discovering ways to:


Restore yourself. Restore your family. Live with joy


"Mother's are divided. We are under the impression that our greatest impact should be happening outside the home. There is no one that I have spoken to, taught, or worked with that has been impacted by my education, experience, and stories more than my children. It will be them that spreads my heart best to others for the rest of their lives. 
That is my legacy" -Melissa Dayton 

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Melissa Dayton is the founder of You Can NOT Be Replaced, speaker, author, artist, wife, and mother of 8 children. Through honest storytelling and reflection, she shares her parenting failures and successes as well as nuggets of wisdom from her background in youth and family programs. 


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