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Hi friend! I’m always looking for ways to make these posts better for you (and more enjoyable for me to write), so that means change! Instead of my monthly “favorite things” post, welcome to the round up! Giving you a bigger glimpse into my month — feel free to share about your March in the comments below.
3 things I’m excited about
- Vida Dulce opening up in Cary, North Carolina: This little ice cream shop has been in the works for almost a year and it’s finally coming to fruition. My husband and his family have been working so hard on getting everything prepared — so proud of them and beyond excited to have access to all the sweet treats! If you don’t mind, please say a prayer for a smooth opening and success in this new business venture <3
- Becoming a Simplified by Emily Ley affiliate: It’s such an honor to partner with brands I love and that’s exactly what’s happening here. I saw a post about the Simplified team taking applications for affiliates and I hopped right on it! I believe in their vision and adore their products, so this is a blessing! As an affiliate I will continue to genuinely share about the products I love and in return I earn 15% on Emily Ley products from my affiliate link. Win win, right??
- Our finances: I plan on sharing about this more in depth in a post coming up, but yall! Amazing things happen when you’re intentionally working a plan. Eric and I have been working Dave Ramsey’s baby steps (all the praise hands here). We’re focused and working together as a team which is doing wonders for our finances and our communication. I’ve never felt this at peace with my finances. Ever! It’s a good feeling.
Quote I’ve been meditating on
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” — Exodus 14:14
Being still is actually one of my goals for the month. It may seem silly, but it’s a struggle for me to slow down. I feel a need to be constantly busy and productive. Where did this come from!? Why can’t I just stop? There is a time for productivity and a time for rest. I’m practicing resting in Jesus. I want to be still so I can hear His voice instead of getting wrapped up in the chaos of the world. Slowly, but surely breaking the chains on the glorified busyness.
Who or what I’m adoring
Pure Barre! I truly cannot say enough good things about PB. I don’t even know what to call it. It’s more than a workout class (although it is a killer workout)! It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s supportive. It’s also a community. It’s a place I can go to take my mind off the day and just focus on me — focus on how I can become stronger – mentally and physically. I can tell in my body I’m getting stronger and more flexible. I’m all around healthier because I’ve been intentional about getting to the studio. If you’re local and want to try out a class I’d love for you to be my guest! But be careful… you may become addicted too 😉
Favorite memory from March
Our trip to Los Angeles (you can read all about it here)! Since it was at the very beginning of the month it seems like it was forever ago. It was such a fun and memorable experience, but there’s so much more we still want to do in California! We’re already itching to go back!
A good lesson I learned
Things don’t always go according to plan, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. There can still be joy in the moment.
I am a planner. I find comfort in planning out my days, writing a to do list, and having a game plan. But as you can imagine, many days and moments don’t go according to plan. This can be frustrating to me when my perfectly calculated plans are unraveled, but often times it’s for something better. I don’t always see that in the moment, but God works in mysterious ways. He is always working things together for my good. Although it drives me crazy, I’m grateful that my plans don’t always work out! I’m finding joy in the journey and gratitude for His better plans.
So what do we think about the new round up!?