Do you make New Years resolutions or have a Word of the Year? I don't, but what I do is hone-in on a few things I want to focus on, things I really feel Christ is asking me to pay extra attention to.

This year mine are: becoming Organized, remembering Sabbath, and living with Intentionality.

With those concepts in mind, I curated this New Years giveaway so you could remember those things, too!

Anchored Press Devotional Planner

I contributed Week Two's devotionals to the Anchored Press Devotional Planner and am actually doing a takeover of their Instagram page today, and their blog on Wednesday! I'm not saying this because I contributed to it, but's a fantastic must-have planner.

It's definitely different than others you'll find. I mean being fed in your life with Christ while getting your life organized? So much wisdom, so many prompts for further growth. Even if you don't win this one, I highly encourage you to order your own.

Lindsay Letters Print

Do you adore Lindsay as much as I do? This uber talented and inspiring woman's reminder to love and worship through Sabbath spoke loudly into my heart. Even if it's not on Sunday every week, we need to remember to rest and take one day of the week as The Lord's Day. I feel the deep need to remember to stop scurrying around all the time, but sit and rest. Be with my family, play games, go on bike rides, cuddle together reading a book, and just be together.

I need to do the same thing with my Lord. I need to rest in Him and be silent, allowing Him to speak into my life. Worship though rest is biblical. I need to stop thinking I'm too busy for it.

Want your own? It's on sale! Head here to put the reminder in your own home!

Bought Beautifully Necklace

After working with Bought Beautifully to build our Thanksgiving Table, I knew I wanted to stay close with them because their hearts are so in line with mine. These are difference makers striving to make an impact in the lives of others. They are living a life outside the ordinary and changing lives because of what they do in their every day, focusing on helping others while living beautifully (home + fashion).

I have a feeling you'll want to live out love just like they do.

Love the statement of life that goes along with this necklace? Purchase it here!



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You're entered! Yay!


for 1 extra entry - Simply tag a friend on the Instagram post (tag as many friends as you like! 1 tag = 1 extra entry)

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GIVEAWAY CLOSES 11:59PM PACIFIC TIME ON Sunday, January 15 2017.

The winner will be chosen at random (by looking at Mail Chimp's list of those subscribed to the blog) and will be announced on Instagram and Facebook on Monday, January 16.

If the winner does not provide their mailing address by Wednesday, January 18, an alternate winner will be chosen.

Good luck, sweet friends!!

Take Joy,


most popular posts of 2012

Happy New Year!



I thought I'd do a quick recap of my 10 most popular posts of 2012 according to Google Analytics.

1. How Can I? | adoption vs. {more} bio kids


2. Our New House! {& construction}


3. a lot of color…and a bit of organization


4. taking the scary out of dyeing {tutorial}


4. perfection & joy


5. yarn wrapped letters & easy kids room art


6. a busy mom’s guide to: meal planning


9. prayer sticks {tutorial}


10. my {early morning} quiet time


Ok, I'm adding one of my favorites because Imani is just so darn cute...

11. little miss makeup {tutorial}


There you have it! The ten eleven most popular posts from this year...what post was your favorite???

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