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This and That. Have Courage and Be Kind.

Happy Friday everyone! This week has been surreal and difficult and busy. Work has been nuts and my hubby is out of town… plus I have some close family dealing with tragedy. It is all just overwhelming a bit sometimes- trying to wrap my head around life.

But Holy Week is starting and Easter is coming so quickly- bringing family and the ultimate celebration of hope. Life is crazy- but life is beautifully full of hope that cannot be defeated.

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one  |  subtle, beautiful easter eggs  //  via a coastal bride

two  |  muted crossbody bag  //  via anthropologie

three  |  have courage and be kind  //  via my so called glam life

four  | morroccan backsplash tile  //  via the lettered cottage | new ravenna

five  |  bright and fresh cocktail  //  via tara hurst

six  |  organic pattern  //  via rebecca wilson

wisdom & happiness

You Are Enough, Okay?

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Sometimes you just have to look in the mirror and tell yourself that.

You are enough, okay?

We hear so many stories that we are not enough the way we are- we are not skinny enough, tall enough, fashionable enough, perfect enough. It is not true. You are enough right now. Right at this very moment- you are beautiful and unique and you.

I’ve started to try to tell myself this everyday as a new years resolution and for Christmas my hubby bought me the Brené Brown Gifts of Imperfection class online that has been helping me through that resolution. There is nothing more empowering then pulling away from painful thoughts of “What will people think?” or “I’m not good enough” to “I am imperfect and I am enough.”

I am imperfect and I am enough.

I thought I would surround myself with the truth that I am enough right now. So… of course I made some phone backgrounds that I will see every time I turn on my phone and I thought I would share them all with you.

wisdom & happiness

End Modern Slavery Initiative. 2015.

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So there is something really, really exciting in the works right now. If you remember during the month December, I participated in Dressember which raises money for the awesome human’s rights organization IJM. A couple of days ago, I received an email IJM informing me about a new Act that is coming to the attention of our political leaders (all over the world). It is the End Modern Slavery Initiative (EMSI) Act.

The EMSI Act will unite leaders from the government, religious, nonprofit and business spheres to enact proven anti-slavery models on a worldwide scale—freeing millions of families and fixing whole systems so that everyone is protected. World leaders have chipped away at the crime of slavery for years, but now we have a history-making opportunity to end it. This is a huge step forward, and we cannot let the U.S. miss out.

IJM is gathering  signatures to take to the U.S. government in an effort to make sure we don’t let this incredible opportunity pass by unnoticed. Sign IJM’s petition and ask your elected officials to support the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015.

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personal & quick

Hellooooo Spring!!

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Hello spring! We have had a beautiful week this week- temperatures in the seventies for most of it and lots of sun. Everyone is excited and ready for it. Bring on the sunshine!