La La Loving
February 22, 2017

La La Loving . . .

flowers

Gorgeous flowers. I love flowers every day of the week. However, this grouping and these colors together are rather stunning. Aren’t they? I feel like they look like a painting that came back to life.

Gluten Free Oat Brownies

Brownies! I’m always trying new brownie recipes (when I’m not falling back on my trusty Ghiradelli box mix), especially the gluten free variety so that I can partake. I am a fan of raw brownies (this recipe is a fave), but let’s face it baked is best. I tried this oatmeal flour recipe the other week and they were divine. Gooey, rich, no one guessed they were gluten free and my whole family has been requesting them ever since.

gallery-wall

monochromatic gallery walls. Simple and sophisticated does it every time.

fashion

speaking of simple and sophisticated.. this outfit, I wish I was wearing it (regrettably I’m i’m currently in yoga pants, an old t-shirt, and a target sweater at the moment). Ps- check out the rest of Sandra’s outfits. I honestly couldn’t decide which I like best.

say-yes

Saying yes! Saying yes to things that scare you. Saying yes to risk. Saying yes to new adventures. I have a very big adventure that I can’t wait to share with you in the next few weeks. Here’s to exciting and scary! (Ps- this is a cute print you can buy here).

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You Are Free book! My dear friend Rebekah Lyons just came out with her second book. If you’ve been here for awhile you may remember Rebekah from when I styled her New York City apartment with the Land of Nod.

I read an early copy this summer and although I already knew, first hand, a good portion of this story it still met me right were I was and God did some untangling in me.

You know how you read a book and there are always a few things that stay with you forever? In this book, for me it was two chapters that I’m carrying with . . “Free to Ask” unbound this layer of self preservation I had been wrapped up in for years… not asking God, not allowing myself to dream, and rationing my hope in an effort to avoid disappointment. I had never been that girl… I was a dreamer and and asker, but there I was, after disappointment after disappointment twirled up in it like a coat. “Free to Grieve” was also a beautiful reminder to me to not feel guilty about grieving—it is a process—and this chapter shares that we have permission to grieve past disappointments and find strength in our journey towards healing.

It’s one thing to read a book and be changed by it. It’s another thing to be changed by watching someone live out a story and then write about it. I’ve watched my friend, Rebekah, journey through living this book. I’ve known Rebekah for almost twenty years and she is a different person, today, because she has learned to walk in the freedom that Christ offers each and every one of us. I’ve seen, first hand, many of these chapters being written and lived out, and, always, it has brought more freedom to my story, and life.

I’m looking forward to reading this book, all over, again, as I’m on my own journey of healing and freedom-and being who I already am-FREE!

You can get a copy here or wherever books are sold!

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What are you loving this week?