Currently (Vol.9)

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Thankful for:

Places of respite where we can go and refuel.  We got to go away for a few days to the beach at the end of September and it was perfection.  Exactly what we needed, family time to just be together.  No agenda, no schedule, no obligations, just white space.  I’m talking about the white open space on our calendar, it makes me excited just thinking about it.  I am a firm believer that everyone needs white space every now and then– even if it has to be scheduled!!

Reading:

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Never have I been so excited to read a book, than this one!  “Empowered” is my husband’s new book that he wrote about embracing God’s commission and how to live in a way that exudes Christ.  My husband has been working so hard the past couple of months, writing this!  It has been a privilege to have a front row seat and watch God work through His words.   Proud of him for sticking with it and really bringing to life an important message!  Also its so fun to type his name in on Amazon and find his book!

Watching:

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Can’t wait to go see Gone Girl at the movies.  It’s always fun to go see a movie when you have already read the book.  I read the book last year so I am sure I won’t pick up on all the details that don’t align anyway!

Cooking:

 

Soup and bread making started last night at our house, which is always exciting for me.  Not only is it super easy but leftover soup is always the best!   If you looking for a super easy fool proof bread recipe, this is your ticket.  Last night I mixed some Italian seasonings into it and it went perfectly with the pesto tortellini soup.

Encouraged:

The other week when I signed into my Etsy shop, I realized that it’s been a whole year since I took the leap and opened the shop.  Looking back I am glad I did because not only has it given me a creative outlet the past year, but its really helped me grow in so many areas of my life.  Its taken me totally out of my comfort zone, and pushed me to a place thats a little uncomfortable.  To celebrate we are offering 20% from now till Wednesday on all existing pieces in the shop.  We even made a Facebook page this week and an Instagram account, @thelovelymosaic  — finally right!

It’s amazing the places God will take you when you release control about knowing where it will end up!  Humbled to be in the place that I am, and excited to see where He leads me in the future!

Have a great week everyone!

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Comments

  1. First of all, your pictures are gorgeous. Even your food pictures look lovely! So glad you had time to unwind and just be with your family. I agree, that time is so needed from time to time! Also, I’m glad to hear you are thankful for opening up an Etsy shop. I’m just on the cusp of opening one my own self, and I’ve been wondering if I really should or shouldn’t. I’m glad to hear that looking back after a year, you’re glad to have taken the leap!

  2. I certainly need more ‘white space’ in my life – I think we all do! It’s so important to have time to refuel and find rest in order to be our best selves! Thanks for the reminder today :-)

  3. That bread and soup look delicious! In Alabama it’s still too hot for soup, so I haven’t made any yet. I’m ready for the cooler weather.

  4. I agree! white space is very important on the calendar. I also look forward to it!
    Love your GORGEOUS PICs!!
    I want to see Gone Girl as well…not sure my hubby will want to go!
    Your food pics look sooo good. I want to eat now! haha

    Stopping by from the Currently link up
    ~Becky with Choose Happy

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