Friday, June 20, 2014

5 on Friday!

This week flew by!  I love when it does work-wise, but I need to slow down and smell the roses.  It's been a busy week!



Call me a nerd...but I am SUPER excited about finding natural ways of doing life lately!  I'm learning more and more about essential oils and have started experimenting with making my own beauty/home products so that I know exactly what I'm using which is not a crazy long list of unknown chemicals.  I am looking forward to sharing recipes with you and how I like them so far!  This week, I made makeup removing cleanser, deodorant and lip balm.

I'll be posting more about these soon!  I'm obsessed!


I had a really random lucky winning streak a few weeks ago!  After winning THIS Stella & Dot clutch from Allie's blog, I won a really freaking adorable print from Ele's blog at INSPIRATIONELE.  Ele is becoming my great friend...I just love her heart and her style!  Do me a favor and check her blog out now!

So the giveaway was from Kensie's Etsy shop where she sells adorable printables, cards, etc. 
Seriously, this girl has talent!  Check her store out!  I was able to choose the print I wanted so I went with this one:

It goes perfectly in our back living room!  Here are some other prints that I adore:

1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Tell me someone else knows what book #4 is from!  Seriously...I cry when I think about it!


Cassie and Lauren have been doing the study No Other Gods by Kelly Minter and they keep talking about how much the Lord is talking to them through it.  How awesome?!  Kendra from Kenji Is Here and I have decided to do it together and I'm so looking forward to it.  Like I said HERE, I'm feeling a little spiritually dry so I think this study will get me into the Word more often.  I'm pumped!


Last weekend was my nephew's 2nd birthday party!  We had a blast...he is growing up so fast and I wish he would slow down.  Maybe I'm biased, but I think he's the cutest little guy in the world!


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  1. Love that print! Congrats on the win! Woohoo :) ... Happy 2nd birthday to your adorable nephew!! What sweet pics of you two! Have a lovely weekend, sweet friend! xo

  2. Aw I'm so glad that you felt encouraged to do the study. You'll really love it. I'm not going to lie it's hard to look at your life and recognize your functional gods but it's so rewarding. Love those prints, I'm sorta obsessed with prints. Ah!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

  3. Girl of course I know what book that print is from!!! I mightn't surprise my momma with it. Getting me tearing up on the train! Lol

  4. I think all natural is great- best if you can DIY!!! Love the print that you got!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  5. Congrats on all the wins!! And can't wait to hear more about the DIY natural products.. I would be all over the makeup remover one! Happy Friday :)

  6. Love love love this post! Can't wait to hear about your DIY things, and I am going to click over and learn more about this study. I want in!

  7. Love that print, and have not a clue what book #4 is from, but it's an adorable quote. P.S. So super excited to start this book, I've been telling everyone. It's been too long that I've done a bible study and that is just not okay in my book!

  8. You know I'm so curious about the natural products your making. I think I could be down for the makeup remover and lip balm. But girlfriend, I sweat like a man so I need me some antiperspirant for sure. I've even thought about getting those injections to stop my sweat glands. Yes, it's that bad.
    So funny that we both posted about an Etsy shop today! Love finding fun new shops!
    Your nephew is adorable and once again, your skin does look amazing.
    Happy Friday!

  9. Still crossing my fingers for your giveaway! Look at you on your winning streak ;) Your nephew is adorable! I can't wait to hear about the things you're making. No Other Gods was the first study our LifeGroup did a couple years ago, LOVED it! I really enjoy Kelly Minter's studies, we've done a few :)

  10. Look at you luck girl!! Those prints are adorable! Congrats!
    xo Liz
    Baby Got B.A.

    1. Haha I know, right?! It was a very short winning streak :-p

  11. It's crazy how fast the babies grow up, huh? I have 2 (and a half!) nieces and 2 nephews. My oldest is about to be 14 (?!?), where did the time go?

    1. I know!! I can't even imagine when I have my own. Aww so fun that you have so many nieces and nephews!! Wow, 14?! :) Hope you're having a great weekend, Jaelan!

  12. Wonderful stuff here!

    I love making homemade everything! I make my own laundry soap and cleaners but I have been meaning to make deodorant. I can't wait to see what you share.

    I love those prints... super cute!

    Awww, you and your nephew are adorable. Happy belated birthday to him!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend! I can't believe it;s almost July!

  13. you are for sure on a giveaway winning roll!! love those prints. have a great weekend! did you use the YL's lip balm recipe? p.s. those bottles are doTerra in the photo ;-)

  14. Lip Blam?!! Too bad we don't live closer to have craft dates!

    How are you liking No Other Gods? That is the only Kelly Minter study that I haven't done yet (I have done her Ruth and Nehemiah and liked them both)... but I have heard that No Other Gods has the best recipes ;)

  15. Thanks so much for the super sweet shout out Kelli, you're the best! By the way, totally looking forward to the essential oil product posts! Lip balm is my jam, so I def need to jump on this bandwagon :-) Have a great weekend !!!

  16. Natural makeup removing cleanser? Sign me up! My skin LOVES all natural products. Seriously, its on its best behavior when I cut out all the gunk...

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix


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