Wednesday, January 28, 2015

five. {Wednesday Words - Living on Purpose}


Hi Friends!
I'm so glad you've dropped in for Wednesday's Words! 
Martha Kate & I are so excited for the monthly link-up & I hope you continue to join us. 
This month we are talking about Living on Purpose.


For me, living on purpose can look different during all seasons of life. During a busy season, living on purpose looks more intentional & structured. Others may be filled with rest & recovery. In my current season, I'm seeking to find a balance of both.

In order to share with you how I'm living on purpose, I'm sharing five words - five goals that is keeping me savoring this season.


hydrate.
play.
create.
rest.
delight.


hydrate. health, fitness & food desperately need to be priorities. my first step - 40+ ounces of water a day.
"And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful" Ecclesiastes 3:15


play. I'm reading a book that shares a story about playing for the home team. who's the home team? MY People. 
the people who support, encourage, & fill me. Those who play for me and i for them. more details to come.
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." John 15:13


create. create with my hands & my heart. I want to record details, make new things, & share it all with the ones I love the most. our creator instilled that desire in our hearts & I want to share that.
"He has made every thing beautiful" Ecclesiastes 3:11


rest. moving is exhausting. recovery is necessary.
living in a hotel the past four weeks of my life calls for some serious rest...in my own home, with my own things. rest is what i NEED.
"Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him" Psalm 37:7


delight. delight in what's most important. at this point, this season, i want to delight in the Lord and my marriage. I want to desire Jesus and soak up time with the sweet man I call my husband. 
"Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4


How about you? How are you living on purpose this season?


Frankly my dear...be purposeful, live on purpose! 


 Wednesday's Words





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Monday, January 26, 2015

Welcome to the Week {v.10}






RECAP
1  |  Embriodery Lessons are officially underway! This weekend I made a Valentine's towel & I love it! Anyone else have an embroidery machine? What tips can you share?

2  |  Calligraphy lessons also happened this weekend! Maybe I have too many hobbies! 

3  |  You know those friend that you've known forever? The ones who you just fall into a natural rhythm because you've known each other forever? Well, we may have not known each other, but THESE ladies are my people. No doubt about it. I walked into the room & instantly felt like we were high school bestie. The Internet CAN be used for good!

4  | He is doing a new thing. He is. I can feel it. My priorities are shifting, my goals adjusting, my heart is being pulled in a new direction. HE is doing a new thing.


FUN FINDS
·· Stocking the Pond
·· THIS post by my friend's husband
·· Crazy Busy
·· 15 Blogging Prompts in 15



WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
·· 2015 Word of the Year
·· Striving 
·· Wednesday's Words Update - This week's topic: Living on Purpose
·· Valentine's Day Date Do's



SOMEONE YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Linking up with Oak & Oats for Week's End.


Frankly my dear...welcome to the week!!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Oh Hey Friday! {v.17}

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Anybody else feeling this today?! Thank goodness for Friday!


Happy Five.









Calligraphy Class

TOMORROW is the day! I'll be meeting Rachel, Rachel, & Lauren for a calligraphy class! It's on my 101 in 1001 to meet bloggers AND learn calligraphy - check and check! 










Wednesday's Words

Did you see the update for 2015's Wednesday's Words? Check out this post & join us next week as we discuss Living on Purpose!












Zucchini Noodles 

Have y'all tried these?

I've been seeing recipes all over & I am super intrigued! Do they taste good? Like spaghetti?

I'm anxious to try them! Have You?




Baby Oliver

Remember when I shared Hanna's story with y'all several weeks ago? Well she had her baby boy 11 days ago at 28 weeks. Weighing in at 2 lbs and 3 oz this baby boy has some fighting to do. Last night Hanna's husband shared a not so exciting update about his lungs and his heart and a surgery...today. I am asking that you pray for them. Pray a lot for them because I can not imagine going through what their going through. I am so encouraged by their continual walk in faith and I hope you will be too!

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Louisa Wendorff

I know I'm late to the game with the T Swift Obsessed Mash-Up by Louisa Wendorff...but have y'all taken the time to check out her other songs?! I LOVE her style & voice! Here's another one of my faves!





Who's got exciting weekend plans?! 


Frankly my dear...Happy Weekending!!!!


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

An Update on Wednesday's Words


Happy Wednesday, Friends!

A little update on the Wednesday's Words Link-Up with Martha Kate: It's still on - it'll just look a bit different for 2015.

About a year ago The Lord put it on my heart to share His Message on my blog. Since then, I made a goal and have been pretty consistent with sharing a scripture or encouraging words ever since. It's important to both Martha Kate & I to continue sharing The Good News with you so we will keep doing that each Wednesday - just without the weekly link-up.

In an effort to better manage our busy schedules & to take a little stress off of a weekly link-up, we will only hold it once a month. On the last Wednesday of each month we will share on a general topic & host a link-up for everyone to join. The topics will vary about different subjects on our hearts and will be announced before the last Wednesday so you have time to prepare. A disclaimer - you certainly can share something else that's on your heart that doesn't pertain to the topic and you're also MORE than welcome to link-up an encouraging post you've already written. We love it all here!

There's a verse that's been on my heart as we approach this new set-up of Wednesday's Words & it's found in Hebrews 10:25
"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Let's not be those people - let's be the ones who meet to encourage one another!
Will YOU join us?



What is your word for the year? What is God revealing to you about your priorities, your relationships, & your time? How are you getting intentional this month?


One last thing- if you're interested in receiving information on Wednesday's Words & each month's topic right in your inbox - let us know!! 

Thanks for being apart of our encouraging community & I can't wait to hear what God is doing in each of your lives!


Frankly my dear...see you next week!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Welcome to the Week {v.9}






RECAP
1  |  This weekend wasn't quite the most relaxing but it sure made me happy! Friday I made the 8 hour drive north & arrived just in time for a show on the couch with my two favorite boys. Saturday was spent celebrating our friends bday & Sunday was church (and driving). I'll take it!

2  |  This guy. I miss him. If I'm being brutally honest, these days of living alone make me question this whole moving thing. He's finally got a timeline for his new job but nothing could come soon enough!

3  |  It seems like I'm always sharing food on my Welcome to Week...And I am totally fine with that! Sharing life with others around a table is a good way to spend it in my opinion! I have been slacking in diet area & it's time to turn that around. Any Weight Watchers tips out there...for living out of a hotel?! Ha!

4  | Friends please check out my friend Breena's beautiful vision of fashion + ministry! Her story is one that could be so devastating - BUT GOD! God is using a huge loss in her life to touch the lives of others through her passion. Please consider supporting Garment Collective & Breena's vision of Redemption For ALL!


FUN FINDS
·· More Time
·· Fabulous Foodie Swap
·· Power of Ten: Blogging



WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
·· 2015 Word of the Year
·· Striving 
·· Wednesday's Words Link-Up




Linking up with Oak & Oats for Week's End.


Frankly my dear...welcome to the week!!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Oh Hey Friday! {v.16}





It's my favorite day! And tonight I get to sleep in my own bed. THAT's a reason to celebrate Friday!

Five on Friday - Enjoy.








Make It Happen Book

Have you heard the latest Influence news?! 500 FREE copies of Lara Casey's Make It Happy book are going out to Influence members across the country! Sign up for yours today!









A detox from the www and the dot com

This week has seriously made me reevaluate my online purpose. 
I found this on Pinterest & feel like it may be a sign.




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Dress Your Tech

Design Love Fest puts out new ways to dress your tech each week & yesterday's was a good one! Update your tech!










#mybestfriendsbaby 

Scratch my best friends wedding & insert baby! Baby Reid will be here in a month & we celebrated last weekend with the CUTEST shower I've ever seen! His nursery is decorated in lambs so this all neutral shower was to die for!








Valentines DIY

We may be a couple weeks out from Valentine's day, but it's never to early to start a fun DIY project! These sweet handmade cards will be perfect for your man - or bestie!






Who's got exciting weekend plans?! 


Frankly my dear...Happy Weekending!!!!


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Linking up with  Kali & Amy for Oh Hey, Friday! and AprilDarciChristina, and Natasha!






     


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