What a fun night learning to make an adorable wreath with @shopiveylane! We are old friends and I’ve admired her whimsical creations for a long time! When I had the opportunity to attend a workshop with @t2kuhle it was not just a “yes” but a “heck yes!” Didn’t they turn out great? And look at all these beautiful women! What you don’t see in this picture is my anxiety hiding behind my creation! Sometimes being the new girl is hard- we literally moved here 1 week ago from dallas! I was excited to attend until it was time to attend! Ever feel that way? I thought of a million reasons to stay home…there were so many boxes to unpack still, I couldn’t find my cute clothes (still in a box) and I won’t know anyone…just to name a few! Are you as good at creating excuses as I am? My sprained brain can get very creative! But…I put on my big girl pants, added a cute top and long vest to hide the stress eating from the past year, threw on a long necklace (to elongate the look from the stress eating) and walked in the door! There was my precious friend Tonya who I haven’t seen in real life (irl for the cool kids) in about 20 years! She was so friendly and adorable and hasn’t aged a bit- in fact- she is cuter than ever! I confessed my temptation to stay home and she totally understood but was glad I showed up anyway! I found a seat at the end of the table and was soon joined by a beautiful woman and her daughter-in-law who had come together! (That made my heart smile). Then out came the mesh, ribbons, bows and laughter- everyone working away to create the cutest wreath ever!
But perhaps the most important thing I learned last night was the importance of showing up even when you don’t feel like it! Of meeting new friends and being the first to say hello when others don’t. I think maybe everyone feels a little insecure? When we sat down- another sweet gal next to me said-“I don’t think I can do this!” By the end of the night she had figured out all the things and was ready to make another for fall! Do you ever go into something thinking “I can’t do new things?” I sure do! What is something you have done lately to step out of your comfort zone?
I’m dreaming of white painted brick! And a new home! Ok- I’m dreaming of many things! I’ve wanted a painted brick house for decades! Our last new construction HOA didn’t give us the option. So now- anything is possible. We are in a huge moment of transition- which means- the possibilities are endless!!! The house is sold, everything still in storage and nothing holding us back. To catch you up, if you are new here- Jeff was transferred over an hour away from our new home. After making the commute for a year- we sold the house and moved closer to his new territory! Just as that home search began- he was laid off. I know….. Right???
But……The job search is strong and God is in control! We can’t wait to see where He places us. We know this- He has covered us and protected us in this crazy phase of life we were not anticipating and even put a temporary roof over our head when we didn’t realize how we would need it. So grateful we hadn’t purchased another house. So everyday- we dream and work with intention -asking God to open the right doors and give us wisdom as to which to walk through. I can’t wait for the day to tell you all that God did during this time in our lives. He doesn’t waste a single thing- especially the hard stuff! We know He has gone ahead of us and has worked out all the details. Life is hard but God is good! Everything is going to be ok!!
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It’s fall, ya’ll! At least, that’s what the menu tells us! Pumpkin spice everything! Starbucks is my def go to but you can find pumpkin infused into just about everything these days, not just candles! The “PSL” (pumpkin spice latte) actually has its own social channel on Twitter. That is serious devotion y’all! Check it out today to find out when our fav fall beverage makes it debut. Check it out on starbucks.com as well!
Looking for your pumpkin spice fix in other forms? How about cereal? For realz, y’all!!!
So why do we looooove Pumpkin Spice Latte season? Is it the pumpkin? Is it the espresso? Is it the promise of a crisp breeze or fall leaves? Now that I live in Texas- it feels more like summertime- except for one thing. That one flavor that appears this time every year. Pumpkin spice! For me-That fragrance and taste reminds me of happy days of my past! It brings me sweet memories of old friends, laughter, flannel blankets, football games, comfort, my babies in footie pjs, snuggling with them on the couch, school days, Halloween costumes, the pumpkin patch, bonfires and hayrides.
Welcome Pumpkin spice!!! So glad you and all your memories are back! PSL- I’ll be looking for you to make your debut next week! Can’t wait!!!!! I’ll be the one standing in line at Starbucks! See you there? Kelly ☕️