Sunday, April 26, 2015

Making Monday 86

Welcome to Making Monday

Another yucky week with a few splashes of sunshine. These April showers better bring some good May flowers!! 

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This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:

Well, it looks like Lori and I have both been up to a lot not on the blogs lately. So this week we are jut gonna focus on you lovelies with all your goodies shared last week! Check out the features below and on Pinterest! :) 
 

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Gracie (and you can tell I was hungry when I picked them!):






2. How bout a side of Pimento Cheese (5 Minute Recipe)


3. And to go with that we can do this Pretzel Fooler Salad



4. Then to finish it off a Pomegranate Vodka Press Cocktail!! 


5. Or Angry Balls- Fireball and Angry Orchard!! Mmmm what a good cookout this would be :) 


There are such lovely projects every week and we're so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week!
Y'all are the bomb!
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
And don't forget, if you didn't make it as a feature this week, check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 
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Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Making Monday 85

Welcome to Making Monday

I don't know about y'all but this past week has been nothing but rainy. It has been stinky, I'm ready for the sun to come back!! 

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This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:



I've been a little crazy with my new job, so check out this fun Cloud Light from the files! 


Toffee Shortbread Cookies - Lori always has the perfect recipe for the week. These cookies look fabulous! 
 

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Gracie:




1. Flat Iron Curls are my go to, this is a great little tutorial on how to get the look!



2. What a great revamp to a small piece of your wardrobe! DIY Scarf Vest



3. Spring brings around lots of yard work and pretty plants. Here is a great idea for an unconventional DIY Bird Bath!



4. YUM! This summer Sweet & Sticky Roasted Tomato Bake is going on our recipe list!


5. ROOTBEER FLOAT MARTINI! Um yes. 
 
There are such lovely projects every week and we're so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week!
Y'all are the bomb!
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
And don't forget, if you didn't make it as a feature this week, check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 
MakingMondayGuidelines

Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Making Monday 83

Welcome to Making Monday

MakingMondayLogo
This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:

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God is Good ~just remember that God hears your prayers and He has a plan that you could never imagine. He has a reason for whatever you're going through.
 
Picture Frame Tray ~ Corral Loose Items on a Picture Frame Tray

Pull loose items together by putting them on a Picture Frame Tray that you can make in about 5 minutes using craft paint and a picture frame.
 

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Lori:

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There are such lovely projects every week and we're so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week!
Y'all are the bomb!
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
And don't forget, if you didn't make it as a feature this week, check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 
MakingMondayGuidelines

Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!

Friday, April 10, 2015

GOD IS GOOD

Guys, what is going on?! I feel like I haven't chatted with y'all in a long while and so much has happened! 1. It's officially spring and I need to change out my wardrobe to fit the 80 degree weather we are having, yay! 2. I GOT A JOB! If you have been a part of my life, blog or any social media you know that for the past 2 years I've been struggling to find and accept my place. I knew the entire time that God was working and that He had a plan but it took me 2 years to really believe it.

GOD IS GOOD! He didn't lie to us when He said He has a plan for us, and He really does want us to have our hearts desires. This is my story on how I was shown Gods goodness and provision more than I could have imagined.


Like I said up there, if you know me at all you know I've struggled with the job search. I tried and tried. I prayed and prayed. But I never let go. I never allowed myself to "let go and let God". I have heard that for as long as I can remember, but I don't think I really understood what that mean. I thought because I prayed and "knew" He had a plan that I was trusting in Him and that I had given Him the control. However, 2 weeks ago I was proven wrong.

I had not totally trusted God, I hadn't accepted that He would provide what I needed when I needed it.  3 months ago I was still on the emotional roller coaster of job searching. I was so upset that I finally decided to just throw it totally in the air. I asked God for a week straight that He would show me if I was to continue the job search or focus on my ETSY shop. I put a number on sales that I would reach to know I would pursue ETSY and I said if I was to continue searching that I would hear from 1 job (good or bad). Well, I didn't reach either goal. I was close to reaching the number I set for sales on ETSY and business increased so I took that as meaning I would go in the direction of being my own boss and owning my own business.

That was the middle of February, and I didn't really think much about it after that.
I finally had a peace that I was were I was supposed to be and it was all going to be ok, even if I didn't know my future.

Then I received an email (2 weeks ago) that there was a position opening and they wanted me to come in for an interview. I was AMAZED that I would even be thought of since I hadn't applied for anything or even been in contact with the gallery since January. I went in for an interview and was blown away by how perfect this job would be. But I was constantly reminding myself that God was doing this. That no matter the outcome He had a reason for bringing this opportunity in my life. I was an anxious mess for the 4 days I waited to hear back. I couldn't eat, didn't really wanna hang out with anyone, all I could think about was what God was going to bless me with. Was I finally going to get a job or was I going to know (finally) that ETSY is where I was supposed to be?

Long story (a little) short. I got the job! I nearly cried when I was offered the possibility to grow with this new position. Once I got off the phone all I could say was GOD IS GOOD! 


God did all of that. He got me a job that I didn't even know I could find. I didn't know that I would ever be lucky enough to find an art gallery that features contemporary art, is run by an amazing lady that isn't scared to speak about her faith, and that uses her business to better the community through outreach. WHAT?! GOD IS GOOD :)

God knew I needed to learn what it really meant to trust Him. I needed my heart to be totally able to let go and let God. Let God do what He does best, love His children. He knows the best steps to take, He knows when the position I need will open. HE KNOWS.


So, to give you some fun details... I am now the gallery coordinator for a beautiful, new gallery in Uptown Charlotte, NC. Please go check out Sozo Gallery, and if you are in the area come visit please!!

To end all this, just remember that God hears your prayers and He has a plan that you could never imagine. He has a reason for whatever your going through.
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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Making Monday #83

Happy Easter!

I hope your Easter was lovely and that you were able to spend it with people you love.
 

Welcome to Making Monday

MakingMondayLogo
This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:

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West Elm Inspired Industrial Hanging Planter ~ an easy, inexpensive, and creative planter
 
Chicken Pot Pie in a Bread Bowl

Chicken Pot Pie in a Bread Bowl ~ our new favorite way to eat chicken pot pie.
 

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Lori:

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There are such lovely projects every week and we're so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week!
Y'all are the bomb!
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
And don't forget, if you didn't make it as a feature this week, check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 

MakingMondayGuidelines


Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!
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