Well we started the week singing about Monday-Monday, and now here were are at Friday Favorites already. That went by pretty darn quick. Sooooo how was your week?? It was a good one for me, I’ve actually been a busy little bee working on a big project that I can’t wait to share with you guys soon! It’s coming up in a few weeks. Other than that things were pretty status quo around here. I have been doing a quite a bit of reflecting lately–just about life in general, my blog, and other random things. I told you guys my brain never stops, right? It’s mostly a good thing, but holy cow sometimes I just need to chill out. I’m sure there are a few of you here that can relate. Anyway, I think a lot of my reflecting was brought on by the fact that it’s already April. APRIL. Just stop and really think about that for a hot minute. This year is already a third of the way over. That seriously blows my mind. And it got me looking back on some of the goals I made in January, which leads me to my first favorite this week!
Favorite Quote: Creating the Life You Want
I came across this image on Pinterest this week. It really hit home for me and I knew I had to share it with you guys.
This got me thinking about what I’ve done so far this year and what goals/dreams I’m still working on. And I just love how simple this quote is: if you want something in your life, go after it. Chase it down, work hard, and don’t look back. That’s a pretty powerful concept. It reminded me of the goals I set for 2017 in this post: 1) improve my time management skills. 2) memorize more scripture 3) keep pushing myself past fear and self-doubt. I think I’ve made some pretty good strides in all of those areas so far. I completed a time management class online, you can see read about that in this post, and I learned a ton about being more productive and efficient. I’ve memorized a few verses, but I still need more focus in that area. And lastly, I’ve definitely been pushing myself to do things that scare me. I’ve been pretty open about overcoming my own self-doubt with you guys in the past. I shared some of my struggles in this post about starting a blog and I’ve mentioned it a few other times as well. And the thing I’m realizing is that self-doubt never completely goes away. I think even the most confident person has moments of self-doubt, even if they are teeny tiny. But the key is how you push past that fear and how you move forward even when the road is unclear, even when you’re scared. And the more you do that, the easier it gets. That’s what I’m learning anyway. I’m rambling now, but the point of this is to say that April is a good time to check in on your goals for the year and take an honest look at how you’re doing. Are you kicking butt and takin’ names? I sure as heck hope so.
A Favorite Necklace from The Adopt Shoppe
I told you guys before that I’m pretty picky about my jewelry. I prefer things that aren’t too flashy and have more of a vintage vibe. Well I was going through my tiny collection of jewelry the other day and I found one of my all-time favorite necklaces from The Adopt Shoppe and I thought it would be perfect to share with you all today. I’ve had this necklace for about two years now.
I learned about The Adopt Shoppe a few years back–they’re a faith based shop on Etsy that sells the most inspirational necklaces, totes, and lots of other fun things. Their necklaces are my absolute favorite. Mine has one of my most beloved Bible verses on it–Jeremiah 29:11. Don’t you love this verse? It brings so much comfort to my worry-prone mind. (I added the old key myself, just because I love old vintage keys.) The only tricky part is their necklaces sell out super, super fast and you have to keep your eye on their Instagram account to find out when the next restock will be. I believe they just opened up a new batch of necklaces last night, so a few might still be available in their Etsy shop if you hurry. These would make a great Mother’s Day gift!
Easter Oreo Bark
Can we just talk about how delicious this Easter Oreo Bark looks right now? Goodness gracious. I need this in my life pronto. PRONTO. I found the recipe on the Suburban Simplicity blog and it looks to be super duper easy. I know my kids will go crazy for this. Pretty sure I am adding this to my weekend to-do list.
Vintage Find: Grain Sacks
I found these vintage grain sacks a few weeks ago while out junkin’ and I’ve been so anxious to share them with you guys! I got a great deal on these, I think they were only $12.50 each. Score!
I can’t decide what I want to do with these. At first I planned to frame them and hang them in our breakfast nook, but then I started thinking they might also make great pillows too. Decisions, decisions! I’ll be sure to share whatever I ended up doing, but if you have an awesome idea let me know.
Vintage Find: Antique Chair
You guys! I’m freaking out over this antique porcelain chair. I just found this yesterday and I’m already obsessed with it. I put it in our dining room for now, but I have lots of ideas for this chair. And the coolest part is that the two lower shelves pull out, so it will be perfect for displaying lots of pretty goodies. I can’t wait to play around with this beauty!
Well that’s it for my Friday Favorites today my friends–a few vintage finds, a sweet necklace, and Oreo Bark. All good things. I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I hope it got you thinking about the goals you made back in January. Take a few minutes today to think about what you’ve done so far this year and what you’re still working towards–what areas you need to improve and what you’re already doing really well. It’s always a good thing to take time to check-in with ourselves and evaluate how things are going. Plus it helps if you’re doing said goal-checking with a cup of coffee and a warm brownie. Or two. Just a suggestion.
Have a great weekend peeps!
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