Tuesday Giveaway.

September 29, 2014

How gorgeous are these prints? I love the uniqueness and the way that the prints have design colliding with art. As an artist I was instantly drawn to these beautiful images, I want them all over my house!

^^^ a few of my favorites^^^

"BW Prints was born out of the desire to ignite God’s Word in people’s hearts through design. Bobbi Welzel, the founder of and sole designer for BWP, has loved art, typography, and paper goods for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until she became a mother that she had the confidence and clarity to pursue what she's truly passionate about. The hope that we have for people who buy from our shop is that they would encounter The Gospel. We are always seeking to design modern prints that stand out, because we want His Word to stand out in people's homes."

Use coupon code CASEY35 for 35% off.

Giveaway: Winner's choice of 2 prints.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

what we wear.

September 28, 2014

Casey Boots c/o: Joules 
Casey Dress c/o: Shop Love Threads 
Apple headband c/o: Ellis Rose

Wendy's & Adoption.

September 26, 2014

We are big on taking our babies for one on one dates so that they getting a little extra TLC and mama/daddy time. This week, I grabbed my sunshine girl and we headed over to my friends at Wendy's ( you might remember this post). We went on a little frosty date and bought some of these amazing coupon books. Let me tell you why they are amazing, they support adoption.

Adoption rocked my world this past year when one of my best friends on the planet brought home the sweetest baby boy and changed his life forever. He changed their life and he even changed mine. I had no idea the emotional impact his story would have on my life, the tears just never stop when it comes to my sweet Abe. 

(Apple & Abe)

"The hearing was short as we had all of our paper work done and the judge was just confirming it all. It was even more emotional than I imagined. It was a surreal moment, having my family and friends behind us and supporting us, Abe's precious birth mom's attorney was there, speaking on her behalf and said how happy she was with this decision. Our agency said how they had been waiting for this day for so long and how thrilled they were. Everyone was coming together for our boy and it made my heart burst.

After reviewing everything that we basically shouted YES! at on our legal paperwork, she asked us questions much like a wedding ceremony. If we would love Abram as our own child, protecting him, cherishing him, nurturing him forever. Tears rolled down my face as I nodded over and over again, yes. We do, we do, we do. We already do." - Danielle Burkleo

Hundreds of thousands of children are living without permanent families in the United States today, and hundreds of thousands of these sweet souls are eligible for adoption. Every family can stand behind adoption, everyone can be supportive. So often, whether pursuing adoption for their own family or not, people wonder where to begin, or how to help when it comes to adoption and foster care. Today I am so excited to share with you one way that you can help! 

Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, was adopted as a child and it changed his life forever.  So in 1992, he established the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® (DTFA), a national nonprofit charity, to continue to change the lives of children waiting in foster care by helping them find permanent, forever families. Every single child is adoptable and they are on a mission to help. 
"The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes it has an urgent responsibility to be the voice of foster care adoption, so that every child has a chance to find a family.  It exists to raise awareness about the issue and to develop and promote results-driven programs to find homes for children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care in North America.  In the process, the DTFA works to properly inform adults who may have misperceptions about foster care adoption that keep them from getting involved.  Through the money it raises, the DTFA provides free educational resources, promotes awareness initiatives, awards innovative grants, assists policymakers and employers, and supports adoption professionals and agencies throughout the United States and Canada in an effort to find every child a forever home."

Every year, Wendy’s sells Halloween Frosty™ Coupon Books and gives $3 million of the profit to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The coupon book is only $1 (one dollar!) and includes coupons for 10 free Jr. Frostys. 

It actually makes me want to cry that they do this. I love it so much. 

I have had a special place in my heart for Wendys ever since I went to their headquarters and got to meet with them, hear their hearts, hear their missions.

So go show your support for adoption today! Spread the word, this is something that we can all stand behind. 

Learn more about how Wendy’s supports foster care adoption! 

 photo _MG_0145edit.jpg

Full Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Wendy's, though all opinions expressed are my own.


September 25, 2014

I got back late last night from speaking at Pursuit31 conference and my heart and soul are completely filled. The scenery was breathtaking, the speakers I heard were amazing and the hearts that were there  refreshed me. God was doing beautiful things at Pursuit31 and I was honored to be a part of it. 

When I arrived in my room there was soft, beautiful worship music playing and for 3 days I never turned it off...I sat in the stillness of my room with a small buzz of music and listened to what God wanted to speak into my heart.

I went knowing I was going to give...what I didn't realize is how much I would get back. 

I said this recently in an instagram post but wherever you are today...know this, God loves you. He wants you, He adores you and I promise you He is faithful. 

"Jesus wants you to know that when you are broken, shivering, alone or afraid, with nothing left and nowhere to go, then you can turn in His direction and lay yourself at the foot of His love. Lay your broken offering on His alter. He will come and carry you into His presence. He will hold you with the warmth of His embrace and cover you with the blanket of His kingdom inheritance. God wants you to know that when everything else is gone, that makes more room for Him, and everytime there is more room for Him, you are blessed." - A Beautiful Offering

If you have a few minutes, turn up your volume and let this song sink into your heart and into your soul.

It's beautiful.


{DIY} Natural Whipped Body Butter

September 24, 2014

I am excited to share with you today another way a friend of mine is using essential oils! Abbey made this AMAZING DIY body butter with "Peace and Calming" oil. 

Check out her full post here! I neeeed to make this!!!

And if natural beauty products are something that interest you...she also has an amazing DIY Lavender Facial Cleanser that looks incredible :)! 

Post by Abbey of Along Abbey Road

Tuesday Giveaway.

September 22, 2014

I fell in love with Sisters of Nature awhile back and am completely thrilled to be working with them again! They not only have gorgeous clothes like this kimono but also home decor, paper goods and accessories. I adore their style and what they stand for.... very honored to get the chance to share them today! 

"Sisters of Nature is a lifestyle brand for the modern, bohemian woman. It’s for the beautifully adventurous, the dreamer, the traveller, and the woman who has a unique sense of style. We travel around Nashville in our mobile boutique sharing our goods with our wonderful customers and just recently launched our online shop! We believe the aesthetic value of our products are only as good as the stories they tell. Where they came from, who made them, how they were made, and how they impact our global community all matter in our sourcing process. Be sure to read more about us on our newly launched website and shop and share in the Sisters of Nature lifestyle. We'll be sharing fun DIYs, natural skincare recipes, style tips, and stories on our blog! "

Giveaway: Sundara Kimono ($115 value)

weekend in pictures.

September 21, 2014

A few photos from our fun weekend!!! My parents gave us a little weekend trip to Lost Pines last Christmas and we finally got to use it! We had the time of our life! 
Now off to Georgia...