We made it. It’s the weekend, you guys!
So, how are you? Like really…how are you?
I have to throw a big shout out to my awesome husband who gave me some uninterrupted mom time this so I could tune into the Thrive Moms retreat. The speakers (my favorites this time were Lara Casey, Rebecca Smith, and Heidi Weimer) were truth-telling and encouraging and Christ-centered — all the things women should be to each other. The theme was focused on being a warrior mama and it was so timely for my weary heart. Thrive Moms will be posting the sessions on Monday, so you can catch up and then we can chat about them. Fair enough?
I realized that I’m a disorganized blogger and never announced some winners for some of the awesome giveaways we had over here.
SO. Let’s give away some stuff, shall we?
- Congratulations, Stephanie Ross Lane! You won the $50 to make your own (in)Courage and Dayspring Letterpress Blocks! Yay! Congrats, you lucky lady. You will love them! I can’t wait to see how you adorn your home with them. Check your inbox!
- Hey, Ashley Hale! Hey, Mandi Kay! You both won a wonderful book by Elizabeth Hagen that will encourage you and motivate you. E-mailing you both!
Now that that’s out of the way, What’s on the docket for Many Sparrows this month? There are some really cool guest posts in the works for National Adoption Month. From foster care to international adoption to adoption professionals to adult adoptees, I’m grateful to share my network of amazing friends who have been touched by adoption. Their words are going to bless you and encourage you and definitely make you think.
I’m also reading two really amazing adoption-related books (Forever Mom by Mary Ostyn and Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty) and one incredible socially-locally-globally-empowering-women-minded book (The Way of Tea and Justice) by Becca Stevens. And bonus? I get to give copies away of all of them! It’s gonna be great.)
Oh, and I have to tell you something. I colored my hair. By myself.
That’s my I-can’t-believe-I’m-about-to-do-this face. And guess what? My new hair isn’t purple or orange or any other colors that are good for toys but maybe not so lovely for my tresses. WIN! It’s a big difference than what I’ve had for the past couple years (adios, ombre!). I’m totally digging it. I used Madison Reed’s new at-home, no-nasty-chemicals, professional-grade coloring set. This week, I’ll be sharing my reveal and review, as well as a really sweet deal for you ladies, so stay tuned!
Before I sign off from this super random Saturday evening post, I’m sharing something silly that has totally revolutionized my laundry routine. I now sort loads of laundry in this way:
- My clothes
- Jonny’s clothes
- Kids clothes
Maybe I’m super late to the game, but I used to sort based on color and there’d be a hot mess of everything. And then it’d be a big pain to put away.
This is totally simplifying the chore. Mt. Washmore, you ain’t got nothin’ on me.
Happy weekend friends — you are loved! xo
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