Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Already Chosen

The time is here, friends! We are less than one week away from my book's release. Already Chosen: Loving Your Life in the Midst of Longing will release on Tuesday, May 1 on Amazon as a Kindle and paperback book. I cannot wait until it is in your hands! Here's a little video that tells you more about my heart behind the book:

Friday, April 6, 2018

Gold and Bloom Spring Floral Workshop

"I must have flowers, always and always." - Claude Monet

A couple weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of being a part of the spring floral workshop hosted by my friend Jenna of Gold and Bloom. Jenna is a longtime blogger friend that I finally had the opportunity to meet in real life! She and I are both former teachers, and fun fact, we share the same birthday! It was a joy to meet her in person and to glean from all of her floral expertise. 

This workshop was such a gift to me. I love flowers so much and always have. They are like God's way of smiling and reminding me of the sweet things in this world. I wanted to learn about how to arrange flowers and make them look beautiful in order to place them in our home and also to give as gifts! What a wonderful day it was. If you're in the Atlanta area, or if you are in driving distance, I highly recommend taking part in one of Jenna's workshops. She is the best and you will have so much fun!

First, Jenna showed us how to forage through our everyday surroundings to find fun plants that could form the base of our arrangement. We went through her backyard to find all kinds of treasures!

Then, Jenna showed us how to begin by helping us understand how to form the shape of the arrangement. 

After that, we got to choose flowers for our own arrangements!

I confess I was nervous and had no idea where to begin, but then it all came together!

I'm so grateful for this special day, and now I feel comfortable playing with flowers and making arrangements of my own! 

All images courtesy of the wonderfully talented Abigail of Abigail Malone Photography!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Currently: April

The most beautiful sunrise on Easter Sunday.

It is April, and the showers have come! I am so very glad that winter is behind us and am enjoying this lovely weather that is spring! Anyone else?! Here's what's going on currently:

Showering: It seems like there is a baby or bridal shower on my calendar every few weeks, and I am enjoying celebrating new life and new seasons.
Cultivating: In the next couple weeks I will begin tending to my garden and will be cultivating the soil that I've allowed to lay fallow for the winter. I'm definitely going to take it easy this year and try to grow a few things well instead of kind of sort of grow a bunch of things. :)
Expecting: We are hoping to get approved as foster parents by the end of this month! It has seemed like the longest road and we are ready to be done waiting.
Making: I am making lots of things at home because we are cleaning up our diet. Cooking is a stress reliever for me, so that is fun.
Buying: Lots and lots of books! I've been reading so much lately.

What are you up to currently?

Linking up with Anne and Jessica today!


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