How are you? It’s been like, a REALLY long time since I’ve posted any new content.
I don’t know if it’s the cool autumn breeze or the fact that I’ve been creating art in new and exciting ways this summer, but I’m feeling energized to breathe some life back into this space.
If you are actually reading this… I hope you’ll stick around.
I thought I’d start a new weekly series as a way to ease back into posting regularly that features some of my favorite things I use and love, and stuff, I am plain crushing on; but either can’t afford, or can’t pull the trigger and hit “confirm purchase” on. I guess it’s my way of window shopping. I’ll also share things I’ve come across that I’ve read, found inspirational, or just plain cool.
Things will be kept pretty positive. If they’re not, I’ll be sure to let you know in advance.
So here goes…
Quote: I’ve been mediating on this quote for the last month. I ran into some challenges with my work as a Youth Minister and it’s helping me to keep moving forward, despite, what feels like one thousand obstacles.
“Nothing great is ever achieved without enduring much.”
-St. Catherine of Siena
Check out these hair ties. They are so chic.
Need some inspiration? Watch this quick video on changing a behavior.
How to Decorate with Roses, by Nell Whitaker at The English Home
I am currently reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. More to come on that end.
We are big fans of ice cream cake over here. This is a Turkey Shaped Ice Cream Cake, you didn’t know you needed. Apparently Baskin & Robbins has been serving up this turkey shaped cake since the 70’s. Why am I only learning about it now? By Tim Nelson at Food and Wine.
I am a huge fan of sparkling water. I can’t get enough of the stuff. Between you and me, I prefer it unflavored, but I won’t turn down a fruit flavor fizzy sip. I just added a bunch of new brands to try because of this article. Proceed with caution if you like bubbly water too. We Tasted 75 Drinks from 25 Brands to Find the Best Sparkling Water, Period, by Naomi Tomky at Saveur.
I love a ribbed beanie. I really want this one in this color.
My husband bought Ellena and I a pair of these classics home last week. I’m not gonna lie. I love twinning with my daughter for stuff like this.
How cute are these flocked Christmas trees in galvanized tins?
I’ve got this fleece jacket in my cart for Ellena. It’s cute right?
That’s it for now.
Be well friend.
I’m praying for you.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!