HOLY LAND EASTER EGG TRADITION

Looking for a new, incredible (give-back) Easter tradition?

We have been SO excited to partner with Bought Beautifully to share our new Easter family tradition with you!

A little bit about Holy Land Designs:
Holy Land Designs works in Amma, Jordan to support, love, and equip deaf, disabled and/or disadvantaged individuals in their community. Currently, they provide training and fulltime employment for 20 artisans.

 They create these stunning Holy Land Eggs , which are made from Olive trees that grow in the hills of Gilead. This is less than 50 miles from the Mount of Olives where the Easter Story begins! We were asked to decorate or paint them and I had too hard of a time covering up these stunning eggs!

So Millie and I wrapped them with lace, dried blooms, a little paint and prayed over the craftsmen and women as we created and Mai hung in her Moses basket nearby.

It was a precious tradition we hope to carry on for Easter's to come!

Here is a bit more about Bought Beautifully if you'd like to partner with them and purchase these STUNNING eggs, and give back this Easter as you create beautiful memories with your family! 

Click here to order and Blessed Easter!

(Some of the beautiful aritisans who create these timeless and beautiful Easter eggs!)

FOCUS & REFOCUS in 2017

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Every year, like so many of you, a word is laid on my 💗 I used to be skeptical of this concept. And why would anyone care to know? But now, I'm simply floored at how a few letters nestled together can carry such incredible significance over the course of a calendar year & I can't help but share. {2016 here. 2015 here.}


Last year, it was "meditate." Prayer & study first before seeking earthly advice. The funny thing is, when this word was laid upon my soul, I already knew it was going to be an exciting, but extraordinarily challenging year. After being asked to speak at a conference on being brave in Him, I knew God was going to have a field day with my melancholy spirit😎 We had an unexpected best selling book. Book promotions around the country. A devastating baby loss. New careers for both my husband and myself. A new state. A new home. And now a baby due in March. But for some reason I went into it all with open arms. Living life for the experience & ridding our lives of the "stuff." I had an overwhelming peace through prayer that God already knew what was ahead and He had already equipped us to work through these trials ahead, heartbreak and all. 2016 broke me, repaired me, and blew me away through freedom in Christ.

 


2017's word was not made clear until a few nights ago. I woke at 3am, and was overwhelmed by a few words. Two of which were not only "focus" but "refocus" as well. God can be so clear with His intention when we seek Him guys. He knows How quickly I can get lost in my thoughts. With work, a toddler, a traveling husband and a new baby, not only do I need to intentionally (consistently) remind myself to stay focused on the task ahead. But to also "refocus" my attention so that my thoughts are consistently being redirected to Him, my man, my babies, others around me. And not focused on my own silly need to be relevant. I so believe focusing less on ourselves being "someone" makes us the MOST relevant. Amen?

God only knows our days ahead. Numbered, they are. So, my prayer in 2017 is to "focus" first. To make the most of these short hours, days and years. But to also constantly be "refocusing" my {at times clouded lens} & keep Him in the center of my frame.

HELLO FRESH - GIVEAWAY

Can I just share about our love for Hello Fresh for a moment?

When we heard from Hello Fresh that they wanted to team up...I was over the moon!

As a working-from-home mama...having such awesome, pre-prepped, HEALTHY and fresh meals delivered to my door was the dreaaaamiest!

Not only did it was a special treat for the new year, it also sparked within me a new found excitement for cooking with less intimidation. Items I have never cooked with before, like fresh ginger or certain vegetables...I feel more confident in the kitchen when cooking for my family than ever before!

 

We received these three beautiful meals from their VEGGIE BOX: Pesto Flatbread (pictured), Tomato Tagliatelle, & The Protein Packed Rice Bowl. It even came with the most beautiful canvas apron!

The meals were SO lovely and the service was so incredible, that we teamed up to give you $35 off your first box of meals ... just to try it!

I promise you will fall in love!

Just CLICK HERE, review their delicious options, place your order and use CODE: 

AMYK35 to take $35 off your order! 

Enjoy and happy, healthy, FRESH cooking!!!