I have studied myself. I have observed those around me. There is a clear smartphone takeover underway that make me very uncomfortable and concerned. We are trading in person giggles and heart to hearts for the constant feed of content. The pressure to share, post, watch, wait, and respond is insane and quite frankly – I am overrrr it! I have been asking the Lord to make my life so enjoyable in the real world that Instagram becomes an after thought and an overflow of the abundance I am experiencing in the real physical world. The Lord has heard my prayer. My life is becoming fuller and fuller – the favor of the Lord, guiding of the Holy Spirit, and self control (a fruit of the Spirit) – has sponsored this movement in my life.
To be clear – I still have to lean on the Lord to help me overcome the desire to pick up my phone when I get stuck on something, when I get bored, or when I just want to do what I want to do – because I am grown. Despite everything I have written in this post – I repeat – I still struggle! That is why I tell those around me and look to set myself up to succeed against the struggle. Prayer, Accountability, and Boundaries – make an amazing trio!
For quite some time I have been kicking around the idea of establishing
Social Media Office Hours
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Mother celebration month is officially here! When I think of the woman balancing motherhood alongside all her other responsibilities the first word that comes to mind is:
This is probably not the word you wanted to see, but I am just being honest. There is always something that a Mother has to do! Personally, I have this underlying pressure to fit everything in, to make sure everyone under my roof is pleased, and to make sure my individual identity remains in tact. It is a lot & that is before extending to the responsibilities and expectations outside of the home!!! Over the past few weeks I have reflected on this struggle and have determined that some of this pressure may be:
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I don’t know about y’all, but I am ready for Spring! I spent last weekend cleaning out cabinets and closets to bring in the quickly approaching season. Operation streamline & be a wannabe minimalist was in full effect! The winter sweaters have officially gone – BUH BYE – and the spring attire has moved right on in! You might catch me wearing a bright floral sundress and open toed neon shoes – despite lingering snow flurries. Dear Chicago weather – don’t even try it!
It is time to Spring Forward!!!
C’mon lets jump into the flower blooming season that screams COLOR! Aint’ no half steppin over here in these corridors – plus this concept is Bible.
"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God."
1 Corinthians 10:31
Translation – if we doing the dang thang – let’s do it to the fullest – to glorify our maker!!! I set out to do that on Daylight Savings Time Sunday. To fully celebrate the losing of an hour and the gaining of more sun I rocked a color on color on color thrifted outfit!!! It was so bright that it helped me push through the hour of sleep I missed! 🙂
I hope it makes you smile & feel inspired to go all in!
Smile so hard that your teeth get dry! Spring and more sunlight is just around the corner!
This unbranded bag was thrifted for $5 and has beautiful sequin embellishments. It’s a beautiful reminder on the importance of bearing good fruit & seeking the fruits of the spirit.
Wrap me up in Gold, puhlease! This $6 thrift find could not be resisted. Not sure if it’s a shawl or a blanket – but i do know it’s mine – forevaaaaa.
These diamond shaped teal earrings were given to me by my grandmother they stand out nicely against my top. My pink top is Max Studio – $4 thrift find.
Dear ladies that wear larger shoe sizes – there is hope! I’m kicking back in a pair of DSW shoes that I snatched off the clearance rack! We’ve got ground to cover and can do it without being forced to wear granny shoes – praise the Lord!
I got 5 on it – as in – $5 paid for these pants! Michael Kors, thrifted, perfect fit, bold coral, – need I say more! ❤
I spent $20 dollars on the featured thrift finds and cannot wait to uniquely pair them with other wardrobe items! I’m pretty sure I’m going to change my name to Daylight Golden Sunshine – color is an obsession!
Don’t be afraid to be a glorious walking ray of sunshine this Spring! Are you stepping out into the light looking bright? Do tell! 🙂
Wear color confidently and don’t be afraid to stand out!
Peace & Blessings,