“When you don’t have all the answers, well, that’s when there’s room for wonderful things to happen.” -Frosty the Snowman Good ol’ Frosty has quite a bit of wisdom here if I do say so myself! We’re stepping out in faith in our business this week/month and as we head into 2018. It’s not comfortable and definitely not without a bit of fear. And you know what? We don’t have all the answers. But, we’re trying to give space to allow those answers to fill themselves in, rather than us trying to force it. Thankful for @jasminestar who’s brave enough o encourage us toward our dreams too ❤️ What are you stepping out in faith on as we head into 2018?
This year, we’re spreading out our holiday baking into easy, bite-sized bits. (Pun intended 😉🍪) Usually I try to accomplish all my baking goals in one marathon weekend of insanity. Not this year. A recipe here, a cookie there, and no stress anywhere to be found. It’s been awesome. One of Dan’s favorite treats are the easiest ones to make, so I’m sharing it here with you now. Ready? It’s so easy. Lay a bunch of small pretzels out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Tiny twists or those grid-shaped ones work great, but this year I found holiday shaped pretzels, so bonus! Place one (unwrapped) Rolo candy on each pretzel and pop them in the oven for 1-2 minuts. Top each pretzel with another pretzel and genly smash it down to make a sandwich. A sweet, salty, chocolately, caramelly sanwhich. Cool in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy. They’re amazing. You’re. Welcome. 🥨🍫🎄
We love it when brides think about the details. These sweet vow books were perfect! But you know what we love even more? That these books were filled with words that brought all who heard them (us included) to immediate tears. We’re so thankful to have witnessed the beginning of this marriage, because we know it’s going to be awesome! We can’t wait to watch these two walk through their adventure together! Jenn & Travis’ absolutely beautiful wedding day is on the blog this morning and it is full of so many lovely details! Link in profile. @secretgardeneventcenter @fredsflowerstempe
EEEP!!! Jenn & Travis’ wedding gallery is this 👌 close to being delivered and I can’t wait to show off all the pretty! Here they are sitting in the back of her dad’s 1914 Ford, and we can’t wait to show you all the rest! Their day was such a perfect one to end our fall season! Blog post coming tomorrow morning @jtru22 ! @secretgardeneventcenter @fredsflowerstempe
One of our boys is almost exactly like me. And it’s quite frightening at times. One morning last week, he stood in the shower for an extra 25 minutes, just standing there, because the bath mat wasn’t on the floor and he didn’t know where to step. I had taken it out to the laundry, and hadn’t returned it yet. I don’t say this to embarrass him by any means. I say this to remind myself that I, too, do this exact thing. Except I’m not stepping out of the shower. I’m stepping into the next step of a project or trying something new altogether. I’m often paralyzed because I don’t know the exact place to put my feet, or because something is slightly different than I expected it would be. So here I am reminding myself, and you, that sometimes we just need to step out onto something and trust that the details will work out.
I’m taking a holiday shopping poll: Mall or Internet? I’ve gotta say, for me, it’s internet all the way. I just love getting everything done in my pjs with a giant mug of a homemade eggnog latte and Bing Crosby singin’ the hits. And plus, Amazon Prime. So, which is it for you? Ribbon: @burrogoods Scissors: @anthropologie
This quote is one of my favorites in this season of our life right now. Sometimes it is so easy to see what others are doing in their businesses, in ministry, in their adventurous lives, and feel like whatever it is we’re doing is just never enough. Because regardless of what we see others showing off, our piles of dishes and laundry, the seemingly endless whining, and constant needs of our kids is always less glamorous. Every time. And it often feels like a hamster wheel that we can’t ever get off of. But, I just keep reminding myself that the work we’re doing within the walls of our home, with our sweet family each day, is the greatest work that we could be doing right now. These days, this life, this IS the good life that so many are searching for. ❤️