Tuesday, November 06, 2012

4 things to share

Today, I need a list. There's stuff I need to tell ya. Ready, go.

1. My sister-in-law (the lucky girl who married by cute brother) started a design blog. That's what she does for a living...interior design. Guys, she is so incredibly talented. She's about to get her graduate degree from UCLA's design program and I'm so amazed by her. So check out her new blog, Trovare Design. She would be so happy for some follower momentum since she literally just stepped onto the blogging scene last month. Please help me welcome her to the blog world.

(BTW this pic is when we both were trying the no-heat-curls thing last fall. And Bridge, you may not like that I'm posting this photo. But it was either this, or you shooting a handgun.)

2. Aly, my sweet friend in real life and blogging, is hosting a salvage517 giveaway today for me. Woo hoo! If you enter, you can win your choice of a Vintage Thanksgiving postcard display, which would make a great hostess gift for whomever you'll be dining with on turkey day.  And guess what? If you're a follower of mine, you already qualify for an entry. Check out Aly's blog here.

There are a few new things in the shop too. I'm posting a pic of this new vintage turkey guy simply because it's election day, friends!! (But there are plenty of others you can win, like the frames double the size with two postcards...)

3. Speaking of voting. Yes, I'm voting, and no, I haven't gone yet. I have an absentee ballot and didn't mail it in. So I have to go surrender it and hope they let me vote. They better! My daughter who is 10 learned all about the process in school and is excited to come with me to see how it all works :) I'm a little nervous for the election results. Are you? Thank the Lord He is sovereign and anything that happens in our country has to pass by his throne for approval. Right?? 

I've loved the posts and Instagrams of people voting today. Hey, let's not be negative about one another's political views, kay? Some of my blog friends are voicing their beliefs and getting some serious criticism for doing so. Really? Both sides are flawed. We are all just doing our best to make good judgements based on our passions and views. None is perfect, none is exactly aligned with what God's word says. Both political platforms align with different aspects of a Biblical worldview, and things I feel very strongly about. So let's just respect one another. Enough said.

4. Did you hear that my BFF is moving far, far away? Yeah. God didn't consult with me about this. He has the Reed family on a path of adventure right now, and for mine and Shauna's friendship to be altered by a several thousand mile distance between us is not my favorite idea. Sometimes that sovereignty thing doesn't seem to work in my favor. Or, at least, according to my preference. I guess it DOES always work out in my favor. That's a promise. But I can't always see how. Not at the start of a change, anyway. It's a big deal, and it's not about me. But I'm still allowing myself to be a little sad. It's okay. Change is all around us this season, is it not?

Well, pals.
I could add ten more things to that list...so much on my mind and heart. So much I have yet still to share. But for now, I have kids and messes and running water and blasting Taylor Swift and plans to fight the hordes tonight at the local Lego store so that we can build a free tiny little turkey which will take 2 hours to wait in line for and 2 minutes to actually construct. That math does not compute, and yet we're going. 

Have a great night.



  1. My heart is heavy FOR you tonight(concerning Shauna's move).Its been a long time since I've had a "bosom friend" like the two of you are and its something I've loved seeing in both of you.
    On the other hand, I LOVE that picture of the two of you together. And know that I'm praying for you in this season of life.

  2. Aww, I'm sorry that you're sad about your friend moving. I have been in a similar position but I was the one who moved. Trust me, you will miss each other physically soooo bad but when you talk, it will be like the old days :)

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

  3. LNP - thanks for big upp'in my cute wife's new blog. But let's be real, I'm the lucky one.

  4. Thanks so for the mention! And you're right, not a fan of myself in that photo, but the no heat curls are still the best beauty secret ever. So glad you introduced me. I discovered a new texturizing product I use beforehand, it gives a sea spray/beachy look and smells great: Awapuhi Wild Ginger by Paul Mitchell.

    1. definitely trying that awapuhi idea!

  5. I'm so sorry about your friend moving....that's always such a hard thing to go through. But I love this post...clearly it's all the things God put on your heart right at that moment...thanks for sharing!!

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  7. ok, that last comment was me :/ I logged in under my daughters account by accident. I meant to comment that I think I completed the "following" process correctly. Let's hope so :)

  8. he takes hold of your ( and my) right hand and says, "do NOT be afraid! I will help you."