Friday, June 9, 2017

June Goals

Wow. I am so glad that we are done with May. It was a crazy month, friends. So many birthdays and celebrations and graduations and such. I am so ready for the lazy days of summer. It is so wonderful to know that we don't have a ton going on in the next couple months, and I am really looking forward to a slower pace!

Here's what I was working on in May:


expand/revise Already Chosen
read 31 Women of the Bible
host 2 oils events
wardrobe challenge
meal plan
blog plan
gluten/dairy/soy/sugar free


plan Instagram posts
blog plan
work out 3x a week
listen to James
write someone a note


pray through Armor of God prayer strategy cards
read the Word
encourage Ror
encourage someone else

The Nitty Gritty

Whew! Looking back at that it kind of seems like a lot! And while it was a lot, it was good. May was jam-packed with celebration after celebration. Because of this, I wasn't able to finish reading 31 Women of the Bible, but there were lots of other great things that happened! This month I was able to meet a rank I've been working toward in Young Living for several months now, and that was super exciting and satisfying. Slowly but surely the Lord is providing people who are invested in the business, and our team is growing! You can see the Young Living income disclosure statement here. One sweet friend hosted a class at her apartment, and we had so much fun learning together!

I've also been working toward a gluten/dairy/sugar/soy free diet. Boy is it rough stuff sometimes. Most of the time, foods laden with these ingredients make me feel icky, but there are moments when I just want to scarf a cupcake. Just saying. The That Sounds Fun! podcast episode where Annie F. Downs interviewed Danielle Walker of Against All Grain was incredibly encouraging and convicting to me. I almost want to listen to it again to get all the goodness again. They discussed how the Lord can use food to heal our bodies, and it was such a paradigm shift for me. There might be more on that later. :)

What I Was Grateful for in May

May was so fun and so fast. I enjoyed so much of this special month. It is really sweet to me that Rory and I both were born in May, so that has taken on another level of fun. Now, I almost enjoy his birthday more than mine, which, if you know me personally, you know that's saying something. In May, I was grateful for a really special birthday. We went to Gibbs Gardens, had a fancy dinner, and enjoyed watching movies at our house. We also got to enjoy a visit from Rory's grandfather, with whom I may or may not be obsessed. During the week in between our birthdays, we traveled to Charleston, SC on a mini-birthday vacation, which was a blast. It was a tad nerdy because we did lots of touristy things, but it was honestly just really nice to be in another city, eat some great food, and explore. In May I also got a big dose of encouragement and momentum in my Young Living business, so that was exciting as well.

June Goals


continue expanding and revising Already Chosen 
read three books 
-Healing Fibroids
-The Turquoise Table
paint/project day at the house!


work out 3x a week
call a friend
write someone a note
work on my book manuscript


pray through my prayer cards
read the word
encourage Ror
encourage someone else
preach to my own heart

What are you working toward this month, friends?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Currently: June

Friends, I am so glad to say that we made it through May! With birthday celebrations, vacations, and graduations, it was a whirlwind month. I am so excited and ready to embrace a slower pace in June. The past two summers we have been busy, with our first summer being 2015 when we got married, and last summer we had a few fun trips. This summer, we are trying to keep it simple (read: we are trying not to blow our budget) and just have one trip and hope to just enjoy a beautiful, slow summer in Athens. Here's what's going on currently:

planning:  We bought some paint at the Sherwin Williams paint sale a couple months ago and are planning a painting day in a few weeks! I am so excited to change up our living area and kitchen. I'll be sure to take pictures for before and after!
wishing: I am wishing and hoping for a summer that isn't excruciatingly hot! 
learning: A few months ago I shared about a diagnosis of uterine fibroids that I received from the doctor last year. I've been reading a new book and also trying a new diet and supplements and have been learning a ton about this condition that affects so many women. 
browsing: A couple weeks ago I treated myself to buying the latest issue of The Magnolia Journal, the magazine that Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper publish quarterly. It is an incredibly uplifting publication, and I love it. Hoping to become a subscriber!
going: This month, we aren't going anywhere! I'm pretty pumped about that fact. :)

What are you up to these days, friends?

Linking up with Anne and Erin today!


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