Happy weekend, y’all! Have you enjoyed the short week? I could not keep track of what day it was to save my life this week! 😂 Did you have that problem too? It’s been a challenge to keep days straight during these stay-at-home months, and this short week just complicated matters for me!
Where We’re Headed
It’s been a busy week of posting, prepping, and packing for this girl! (And making copious lists for the house sitter, of course!) As you read this, Bob and I are on our way to our beach condo in Sanibel Island, Florida! It’s our favorite place in the world! I’m going to try to slow down on blog posts a little bit while we’re there, but rest assured, I’ll be all over Instagram and Instastories with cute outfits, a behind-the-scenes peek at our condo, and all the beach footage you could ever want! (To check out the view from our condo, click HERE.)
Speaking of Instagram, if you’ve never signed up, this would be a good time to do it! Feeling a little intimidated? Never fear, I wrote a blog post that will walk you right through it! You can read it HERE. (I recommend reading it on a tablet, laptop, or desktop so you can go through all of the signup steps on your phone while you read.📲) If you pretty much “get” Instagram, but you’re confused about Instastories, I wrote a post about that too! You can read that one HERE.
More Tech Posts Coming!
The funniest thing happened the other day, y’all! I got an email from an Empty Nest Blessed follower thanking me for all of my tech-related posts (like the ones I referenced above). She said, “Those posts are the reason I follow you!” 🤣 Ohhhh, dear! No pressure! I’m not a tech expert, by any means, but I won’t roll my eyes at your questions the way your kids will! 🙄😂 Truthfully, though, it reminded me that I hadn’t done a tech post in a pretty long time!
I get lots of tech questions in DMs and emails, and I’m going to answer them in a post next week (anonymously, of course). So please send me yours! You can leave them in the comments below, or email me at [email protected]
Other Upcoming Posts
I have another post coming up next week that I am more excited about than I have been about any post so far this year! We’re talking a potential game-changer for many of us! Seriously, y’all. I honestly believe that the Lord gave me the idea for this post. I pray about what I post more than you can probably imagine. Although it may seem like the Lord doesn’t care too much about posts like The Cutest Summer Handbags You Ever Did See 👜🤣, I believe He guides me as I plan my posts.
I digress! As I was saying, I believe the Lord gave me the idea for this upcoming post. I don’t want to give too much away, but it falls under the “parenting adult children” category. So much so that I couldn’t even ask my own children to weigh in on the subject matter, for fear they wouldn’t feel they could be completely honest! So I took it to my much-adored 23-year-old assistant, Natalie. She loved the idea, and we decided that she should take the lead in writing it. But we’ve both been working on it, texting and emailing lots of 20-somethings we know to ask them to give us quotes and thoughts. It is powerful, y’all. And it’s coming next week.
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It’s no secret that I love a graphic tee! A good one does the talking for you! My favorite source? Etsy! When I spotted this one, it just spoke to me! Fearlessly Authentic describes what I try to be as I live my life before you all, letting you into some of my most private and personal areas. (Like my weight, diet, size, and body image or like my, er, complicated, relationship with the sun and sun protection.)
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and flexibility as I’ve navigated this challenging season we’ve been living through together. In a livelihood maintained in large part by online sale commissions, I’ve grappled with how to carry on in the midst of everything. While I certainly don’t think I’ve gotten it right 100% of the time, I hope I’ve walked the delicate line of creating uplifting and appropriate content while adding some encouragement and even a few pretty things to your days!💟
If you like graphic tees as much as I do (They make great gifts! 🎁), you might be interested in some of the Etsy Shops where I source mine!
- FoxlyClothingCo – The tee I’m wearing in this post is from this shop! I also own this HAPPY tee.
- Mel and Mae – I love their simple, clean designs. I’m eyeing this SUMMER tee right now, and I just bought this WEEKEND tee.
- Atlas & Arrow – I own this GRACE tee, which you’ll see on me soon. (Clearly, I’ve got a thing for multicolored tees!)
- DaddyMommyMe – This is one of my favorite tees. The quote on it is one of my favorite movie quotes:
Ella’s Mother: I have to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage and be kind. When there is kindness, there is goodness.Disney’s Cinderella, 2015
Happy, happy weekend, sweet friends! Be sure to tune into my Instastories for our adventures this weekend! I’ll let you know what it’s like in the airports, on the plane, and especially on our island!