Monday, February 29, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 18


If the header photo for this post doesn't clue you in on how I feel about this Monday being here already...

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Monthly Reflections | February


I don't know about you, but February has flown by.  I feel like we only just started the month and here we are at the end already.  It's been a month of self-reflection for me, as I've done a lot of evaluating where I am and where I want to be.  In February, I put some steps into play to make my life a little more efficient.  I've also prepared for a lot of new creative endeavors in the month of March, so there are a lot of exciting things to come this spring.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Legend of the Easter Robin | A Review + Giveaway

Thank you Propeller Consulting, LLC/FlyBy Promotions for providing an advance reading copy of the featured book for my review and for sponsoring today's giveaway.  #EasterRobin #FlyBy
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One of my favorite gifts to give children for any holiday is a book, and I always prefer a book with a purpose and message.  This is why I was so excited to get the chance to preview The Legend of the Easter Robin, which is written by Dandi Daley Mackall.  This book is thirty-two pages long and features the beautiful, color illustrations of Richard Cowdrey.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Blaming God for Tragedies

"Pain is the soil where the deepest kind of faith in God grows."  - Sarah Sumner 
via 'Where is God in Tragedy', Relevant Magazine.

Throughout the seasons in your life, you are bound to endure some form of tragedy, in one way or another.  These events could be anything from being involved in a serious accident to losing someone close to you.  No one ever wants to think about these things happening for fear of jinxing themselves, but they happen every day and to everyone.  I am no stranger to tragedy.  Today I'm here to share a story of pain, anger, revenge and understanding.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A Closet Purge | 101 in 1001


If you follow my 101 in 1001 project, you'll know that #4 on my list is to curate a capsule wardrobe and #17 is to donate 101 things I no longer need.  I've wanted to put together a capsule wardrobe for so long, but I knew that I really needed a good closet purge to simplify what I owned before I could do that.  So, this weekend, I opened my closet doors and got started.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 17


Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day weekend.  Mine was quiet, but that's exactly how I like it.  :)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Galentine's Day | A Little Inspiration for the Single Gals


Valentine's Day can be one of the most depressing holidays if you are a single woman,  Social media is full of photos of the flowers, candy and gifts your coupled female friends and colleagues received from their significant others and by the end of the day, you can feel quite down and out about yourself.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Links to Love | 49


TGIF, friends!  It's been quiet around here this week because I've had some family things going on that have kept me occupied and away from the laptop.  I have a lot of posts scheduled for the next few weeks, so stay tuned for some fun things!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 16

This post is part of the Grateful Heart Monday linkup with Emily at Ember Grey.

Hello and happy Monday!  Today I'm feeling super motivated to get things done after a tough last week and a long weekend.  I love waking up with a really long to-do list and actually having the gumption to tackle it!  Don't you?  

Friday, February 05, 2016

Links to Love | 48

A recap post of my favorite reads from the week!

Hi, friends!  It's been several weeks since I've done one of these posts, so I'm jumping back into the swing of things and sharing again.  It's been a crazy couple of weeks filled with lots of new things here on the blog and in my personal life. We had a blizzard that resulted in about four feet of snow and there have been some trials over this time, but there are always good things on the internet!

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

New Favorite Product Finds | An Influenster #JingleVoxBox Review


Hi friends!  I recently received the #JingleVoxBox from Influenster full of fun products for me to test and review here on the blog and on my social media outlets.  Today, I just wanted to give you a roundup of all the products I received and link to the reviews I shared for each.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Date Night Smokey Eye Look | A Review of Kiss True Volume Lashes

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You guys!  I have to brag a little bit about my new favorite beauty product.  Never before have I tried false lashes, but I bit the bullet and gave them a shot and I was amazed.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 15

A weekly recap of my gratitude and linking up for #gratefulheart Monday with Ember Grey!
This post is part of the Grateful Heart Monday linkup with Emily at Ember Grey.

It's been a tough week. My nephew has been sick and has been running a fever and my sister had to take him to the ER early Saturday morning.  We also suffered a loss when we found out that one of my brothers had lost his unborn child as a result of a miscarriage.