What I Wore {and a Winner!}

Last week,I said that I was going to start linking up on Wednesdays with Lindsay at The Pleated Poppy and her What I Wore Wednesday series as one of my practices of intention in the art of self-care. Well, I should have known better than to commit myself to a regular weekly posting because, as you can see from my 31 Days series, I am not the most disciplined blogger. I spent all day Tuesday and Wednesday working at the church with Phillip, and the blog had to take a backseat to ministry, which … [Read more...]

What I Wore {Latte}

I have been a big fan of Lindsay of The Pleated Poppy and her What I Wore Wednesday series for several years now. She started the series long ago as a way to motivate herself to get out of her sweats and start putting together outfits that made her look and feel better in her everyday life. The series has grown to be a great encouragement and inspiration to the many women who link up and read her blog each week. One of my practices of intention is the art of self-care, and this includes how I … [Read more...]

Infinity Scarf Giveaway and More!

In addition to an amazing swag bag full of goodies and a fat little notebook scribbled with wisdom, one of my greatest takeaways from the Allume Conference was the wonderful friendships made with fellow bloggers. Through one of those friendships, a door of opportunity was opened to me to join a group of like-minded bloggers called the Ladder Bloggers, which is an amazing group of women who support and encourage one another in their various writing, business and ministry goals as they relate to … [Read more...]

Always, Amanda {The Shop}

On Monday, I shared that I would be opening up a small online shop to sell my hand knit infinity scarves. With our commute to and from our new church, I have plenty of down time in the car. I've never been one for sitting still, so these pretty scarves keep my hands busy and are a way for me to share my love for creating beautiful things. So today I would like to welcome you to my new shop! www.alwaysamanda.bigcartel.com I will be selling hand knit infinity scarves in a wool/acrylic … [Read more...]

Hello Monday!

Life was busier than usual last week, so things were a little bit quiet here on the blog. I thought I would join Lisa Leonard today with a Hello Monday post to give you a peek at a few things that have been going on around here. Hello newly staged playroom! We met with a realtor on Friday to show him our house and get an idea of the market and what price we should list our house at. He is pretty confident that he can sell it quickly and for a good price, so we are happy about that. We … [Read more...]