in gear

March 4, 2016

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Chasing your dream is scary. Sometimes you don’t even know what your dream is. It can be hard to define, almost elusive. I’ve learned recently that’s ok. It’s ok to not know details, it’s ok to test ideas out. However, it’s not ok to give into fear and suppress those dreams. Holley Gerth, the author of You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream, has put so much into perspective for me. First off we have to face fear head on and give it a run for its money. She wisely states, “You will face fear. Fear is a response to a threat. It means there’s risk and something you value is on the line. If you don’t feel that way about your dream, then it’s not close enough to God’s calling for you.” God-Sized dreams are big and can be scary at times. We tend to think it’s selfish to strive for our big dream. It’s not. It’s God’s calling, His will for us, our purpose.

There is so much joy in the journey to achieving dreams. In reality, we think the end goal and finishing is the most important thing. The journey is how we grow and develop closer relationships. Our God has so much in store for us and we need to put our feet firmly on the ground and starting running towards Him.

“Have you ever tried to steer a parked car? It’s a tough proposition. Just get in gear and start heading down the road. The rest will work itself out as you go.” -Holley Gerth

|photo taken at flowershop|

here’s to now

March 2, 2016

Moving into a new apartment is exciting + a little scary. Change can be an intimidating thing if you let it. Throughout the past four years I have tried to embrace change as much as possible. In four years, I moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Charleston, South Carolina for college, lived in three different apartments (plus the dorm) downtown, two jobs, three internships, graduated college, moved into an apartment by myself and have started a new season in life. There has been a lot of change happening around me lately. Sometimes change is scary, sometimes it is exciting. You determine which of those it is. I have always loved change, I love the excitement, I love new. However, recently I realized that I was so excited about the next thing that I wasn’t embracing and taking advantage of the season I was in. I was so ready for what was coming that I was overlooking what was right in front of me. This is something I need to work on. It will be a challenge and I may forget from time to time but I trust that the Lord has me exactly where he wants me and will get me to the place he wants me when the time is right. I trust in The Lord. I trust in His timing. I am where I need to be so I must live in this moment in this place.

” As humans, we’re all tempted to just ‘move on to the next thing.’ But it’s important to stop and reflect on how far we’ve come and how much God has done on our behalf. ”
– Holley Gerth, You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream

Here’s to now!

john 15

February 29, 2016


“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
I am the vine; you are the branches, If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such brances are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
J o h n 1 5 : 1 – 8

french girl organics

December 22, 2015

Excited to try out some of these beautiful products. Starting with the Neroli Cleansing Wash from the Neroli Collection. I love any cleansing wash with charcoal.

All of the French Girl products are 100% organic and are never tested on animals. They strive to support organic farmers around the world from their base in Seattle, Washington. This is my starting point for all organic skin products in 2016! It is not going to be the easiest journey but so worth it in the end.

rainy days

December 17, 2015

The perfect rainy day cure is a hot cup of coffee from Hominy Grill. A few steps away from the shop makes it dangerously convenient.

reunions

December 10, 2015

pictured : veggie burger with fries + the taco salad + hemp latte @ the Gnome Cafe

Met up with one of my favorite ladies in charleston today at the gnome cafe. Lauren Mendenhall, founder of amen inspired design is an incredibly talented interior designer. Check out her design work or her chic online store, amen domestics. You can’t go wrong.