Thursday, February 20, 2014

High Five for Friday

ITS FRIDAY and I am in LOVE... with this cute little girl. Stella says Happy Friday!

My top 5 for this week:

1. Every now and then during my work days, I take a small break to just regroup and take my eyes off of the computer screen. I should probably be taking a walk around the neighborhood or something productive like that, but instead, I decide to look at pretty things I can't afford. :) 
Plus, my Dad got this magazine at his office and saved it for me (so sweet right?!) because he knows his daughter has expensive taste! HA!

2. I am so excited to get some new products in the shop! And this is just a sneak peak of some new things to come! 

3. I got fun mail this week!! No Joke, I open the mail box and there are 5 bills (FIVE BILLS!!) and then a little gem hidden underneath! To make it even better, the note was thanking me for a note of encouragement I sent a few weeks ago. I love love love a friend who pursues me by one of my love languages! Truly special.

4. Stella has been learning so many new tricks and she is doing really well in her obedience classes at PetSmart! If you were looking into their classes for dogs, I highly recommend it! Right now, our biggest lesson we are trying to learn is not to chew on mommy's Hunter boots. 

"You are the perfect combination of fun and boring", my valentine says.
5. If you ever find your self in downtown chattanooga, stop on by the Public House. Zack and I went there for our Valentine's date and it was such a great experience with great food, great wine and incredible carrot cake!! Plus everything is white.... Heaven! 

Hope everyones week was wonderful! Mine sure was, but I am WORN OUT. So I will leave you with this sleepy image of my golden girl. 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Be Still

Photo by Brian Shakley
Lately, I have struggled with a morning routine. Which ends up making me feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to get the things I want, and the things I need, to get accomplished, done. It's a frustrating and defeating cycle. But without fail, in my rushed moments of prayer, God whispers to my heart to be still. Thats it, just be still. Be still so that I can listen, absorb his sovereignty, and focus my goals to align with the path he has set before me. One day I will sit down and write down the story of how this little dream came to be, but until then, this verse pretty much sums it up.

Naturally I am a planner, so this is hard for me to grasp at times. BUT God's timing and plan is perfect. The plans I make for myself will never be, and again, that is a hard pill to swallow when you've got plans and dreams and drive. God wants to use that fire inside of my heart, but just for the right things at the right times. So for now, I will do my best to BE STILL and know that he protects and guides me in the best direction, always. 

A song I heard on Way FM the other day really captures this concept. Listen and fall in love! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Instagram Hop // Co-Hosting

Happy Monday Friends!

I have the privilege of co-hosting the Instagram Hop today with some really lovely ladies.
I can't say enough good things about Liz and Emily, so co-hosting with them is an honor. :) I can't wait to check out some new insta-friends today! 

Some other great ladies co-hosting are: Bre,  Ericka, & Danielle

Hop on over to Emily or Liz's blogs to link up and follow these ladies! 

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