A Few Fun Goodies + Plans for November
Happy Friday guys! Gosh, it’s been a crazy busy week around here. If you’ve been watching my stories over on Instagram you know that our entire week has been consumed with getting our new countertops installed in the kitchen. The original plan was for them to come Tuesday, but then it got pushed back to Wednesday. Then again to Thursday. Well they finally came late yesterday afternoon and it actually didn’t get done until 8:30 last night, which was a bit ridiculous. And since we took our old countertops out on Sunday, it was pretty challenging to have a kitchen with no countertops for almost an entire week. Oy. But the tops are finally in and they look awesome. They’ve completely transformed our kitchen, even with the wonky backsplash. I cannot wait to share it with you guys, but today is all about my favorites from the week. I have a few fun things to share with you today and something that I’m really excited about starting in November, so lets jump on into it.
A Fun New Mug
Ok, you guys know how much I love my coffee and that love for caffeine trickles over into my love of cute coffee mugs. Well I recently had one made by this really cool Etsy shop called Sweet Mint Handmade. They’ll basically put anything you want on a mug, plus they also do fun things like customizable flatware. Here’s the mug I had made:
“Always caffeinated and usually sarcastic”. How darn perfect is that?! My husband and I always joke about how much caffeine I consume. And I pretty much drive him crazy with how sarcastic I am, so I thought it would be fun to put this little saying on a coffee mug just for a good laugh. I mean, who doesn’t love a their own personalized coffee mug?
Farmhouse Creamery Sign
You guys know by now that I have a huge sweet tooth, so having a sign that says “butter ice cream” in my kitchen seems really fitting. And we decided to name the cow Bessie. She looks like a Bessie, right?
Farmhouse Style Calligraphy Scrolls
So I have recently developed an obsession with the large farmhouse style scrolls that you hang up on the wall. I’ve seen them all over Pinterest and Instagram lately and I loooooove them. I found a few from this really cute shop on Etsy and I’m trying to decide if I should snag one. Or two. Here are a few of my favorites:
This one has one of my favorite sayings EVER. And I love the cursive writing. So gorgeous!
You guys know I’m a homebody to my core and this one definitely caught my eye. Home is my happy place, so this is absolutely perfect for me.
I also really love this one with the Silent Night hymn. I think this would look awesome hanging in our front room for Christmas. I just love the vintage feel of these scrolls. They are so beautiful and timeless.
Dolls for a Cause
I was recently contacted by the company Cuddle + Kind about the amazing work they do to provide meals to kids in need around the world. They sell these adorable hand-knit dolls and for every doll sold, they provide 10 meals to a child in need. Pretty awesome, right? I love their mission, but I also love the fact that each doll is handcrafted by women artisans in Peru, providing them with a sustainable, fair trade income. Overall the work they’re doing is amazing. This week we received Charlotte the Dog and my girls absolutely LOVE it.
This smiley girl is getting hard to photograph, she never stops moving! But she sure is a happy little thing and she seems to love this cute doll. I can’t wait to watch her play with it when she gets bigger–that is if her older sister decides to share! Sidenote: look at those sweet, chubby thighs. Gah!
I love the work Cuddle + Kind is doing and I think the dolls they sell are absolutely adorable. Perfect for any little girl. And it’s never too soon to start thinking about Christmas gifts, right?!
New Book & Online Study
I just ordered this book, Anxious for Nothing, and I’m really looking forward to reading it. I even signed up for a 4-week online Bible study using this book. It’s a free study through Proverbs 31 Ministries and it starts in November. Have you done any of their studies? This will be my first one and I’m really excited about it. I’ve always been an anxious person by nature, but it seems like after having kids my anxiety can sometimes get the best of me. I watch the news and hear about all the awful things happening in the world–tragic accidents, natural disasters, etc–and then I let fear occupy my thoughts more than I’d like to admit. I fear that something terrible will happen to my precious kids, my husband (who works in a very dangerous job), my parents, on and on. I’m just a sensitive, emotional person and a worry-wart through and through. I can work myself up into a tizzy worrying about the what-if’s and things that will likely never happen. Do you ever do that? It’s not good. But I’ve learned that giving my worries and fears over to God is the only thing that really brings me true peace. And it’s the best kind of peace. I’m getting better at it, but I still need a lot of work. I think this book and study in November will be really good for me.
Well that’s it for me today guys. I have some exciting things to share with you all soon (like my new countertops!!) so I’ll see you back here next week. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and thank you SO much for stopping in everyday and following along. I really do appreciate it! xoxo
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