Thursday, March 5, 2015

#keepingitrealwednesday.... on a Thursday


He is the artist & you are only the picture.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Current Fave Verses

I've been participating in the Favorite Bible Verse 7 day challenge on Facebook 
and made a little printable of each of my 7 verses.  
{It's a challenge where you post one of your favorite verses each day for 7 days!}

I thought I would post them in case anyone would like to print
 them to hang up or share with someone who needs some encouragement! 

 I truly believe that surrounding ourselves with God's word is one of the best ways 
to combat the words the enemy tries to whisper in our ears and hearts each day!  

You can find all of the images below in both PDF and JPG form HERE.









Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Scripture Writing Plan

2015 is flying by so quickly! 
How can it possibly be March already? 

I've heard from so many readers and friends this month saying
how much they enjoyed the February Scripture Reading Plan and
asking if I was doing one every month, so here it is!

I love writing them each day and it is so awesome how
the verses of the day are EXACTLY what I need to read. 
Even if I am a day off {which I often am} they seem to be spot on. 
I love how God works! 


You can print your own copy HERE.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#keepingitrealwednesday


20 Things We Should All Say More Often

That kid is wise beyond his years and oh so stinkin' cute!
I love this video where he shares 20 things we should all say more often.

What else do you think we should add to the list?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Don't Limit Me

You simply must read this letter from a 15 year old girl named Emily with Down Syndrome
posted by Beth Foraker. 

These are her hopes after high school: 


Her plan: 
1. Go to college
2. Keep learning. {LOVE this so!}
3. Graduate like normal kids. 

Three jobs she would like to have: 
1. Make up artist
2. Teach toddlers in preschool
3. Make fruit smoothies

Three things she needs: 
1. Have the peer tutors put their phones away and help me. {this breaks my heart}
2. I want the teachers to treat me kind. Don't act like you are frustrated with me. I have Down Syndrome and need help. {wow}
3. I want the teachers to see how smart I am. 

On the back of her note Emily wrote: 
"Time to see what I can do to test the limits and break through. 
Don't limit me." 

Wow. 
Just wow. 
Sweet Emily is so wise. 
What an amazing reminder to us all!
#dontlimitme


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

#keepingitrealwednesday 2015

So one of my goals for last year was to be more transparent. 
To be more honest. To be more real. 

I did this because I think it's easy to look at other women
 and think they have it all together.
To think that they have a beautifully decorated house, 
perfect children, clean closets, a full bank account,
the best job ever and a dreamy marriage-
and that in comparison we are a big hot mess
and don't measure up.

I think with the increase in social media it's easier
 than ever to feel like we are a big failure in a world full of perfect ladies.
Like we are the ONLY one who doesn't have all of her ducks in a row. 

We compare our reality to others posed, cropped, filtered, and edited pictures
we see on Facebook and Instagram and become discouraged. 

But here's the thing sweet friends....NO ONE has it all together.
NO ONE. 

I NEVER want anyone to think I have it all together because
 I DEFINITELY do NOT.
If you think I do, you are sadly mistaken.
I am a big, giant, saved by grace MESS.
In order to be more transparent and to help us all remember that we are not alone,
 I started #keepingitrealwednesday

Each Wednesday on Facebook I post several things 
about myself {usually super embarrassing} 
to let others know that I am indeed FAR from having it all together. 

Now to be totally honest, the first time I posted I was immediately sick to my stomach thinking....
"Why in the world did I just share all THAT on Facebook?"

But the response I got was overwhelming
and so positive!

So many friends said things like...
ME TOO! 
and
Thank you for making us see that we're all a little messy 
or lazy and not perfect at everything we do. 
and 
Here's my confession......


Here are a few of my favorites from last year: 







All year long I looked forward to Wednesday because 
I knew that as soon as I posted my own confessions, 
others would post theirs and I just LOVE reading them! 
So if you'd like to join me, just comment below 
or come over to Facebook and join me for #keepingitrealwednesday! 


After some prompting I decided that I would continue this year
and that I'd post them here for the world to read.  

So here's the one from today! 

So, if you are like me are a mess too, will you join me? 

And remember....
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
~Psalm 139: 13-14

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Sweetie Printables Day 14: John 3:16

Happy Valentine's Day! 
I love this day because it's all about reminding those you love how much you love them.
But even more important is the reminder that GOD loves you so. 





You can find both versions HERE.

To Print: Just download the JPG, save to your computer, right click on the file 
and choose Print from the drop down menu. 

You can choose the size (I would do 3.5 x 5 and print them on white cardstock)
and then how many of the image you'd like to print. 




Super easy and a great reminder of who loves us the MOST!

You can find all my Valentine printables from this year as a PDF or JPG copy in the folder HERE

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Sweetie Printables Day 13: We go together

I heart Valentine's Day. 

I love everything about a day devoted to letting those 
around us know how much we love them.  

In honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to make a bunch 
of new printables and post one each day between now and Valentine's Day.  
You can print them at home on cardstock or even regular copy paper to 
decorate with or frame and give as a gift!  
You could even print four to a page and use them as little Valentine's!


Day 13






You can download a PDF or JPG copy in the folder HERE


You can find some of my past Valentine's Day printables HERE and HERE.  

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Sweetie Printables Day 12: I love you more than...

I heart Valentine's Day. 

I love everything about a day devoted to letting those 
around us know how much we love them.  

In honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to make a bunch 
of new printables and post one each day between now and Valentine's Day.  
You can print them at home on cardstock or even regular copy paper to 
decorate with or frame and give as a gift!  
You could even print four to a page and use them as little Valentine's!


Day 12







You can download a PDF or JPG copy in the folder HERE


You can find some of my past Valentine's Day printables HERE and HERE.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine's Sweetie Printables Day 11: Olive You Forever

I heart Valentine's Day. 

I love everything about a day devoted to letting those 
around us know how much we love them.  

In honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to make a bunch 
of new printables and post one each day between now and Valentine's Day.  
You can print them at home on cardstock or even regular copy paper to 
decorate with or frame and give as a gift!  
You could even print four to a page and use them as little Valentine's!


Day 11




You can download a PDF or JPG copy in the folder HERE


You can find some of my past Valentine's Day printables HERE and HERE.