Intentionally Grateful: Are You In?

Intentionally Grateful challenge

“Be grateful.” It’s a phrase that we all hear on a regular basis but sometimes it’s easier said than done.

In an effort to shut out anxiety, I have been trying to cultivate a more grateful existence this year. I have a weekly goal to write in a gratitude journal and I regularly seek out scriptures on the topic. However, I still have moments where I find myself in a slump because I have spent too much time thinking about what I don’t have.

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Six Fall Gift Ideas

fall gift ideas

Welcome to November! I recently learned that some people consider Halloween the end of fall, which makes no sense to me. I feel like I just hit my fall stride so I plan to ride this wave right into Thanksgiving.

If you are like me, then fall-themed items have made their way into other aspects of your life like gift-giving. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or simply sending a “Thinking of You” token of love, these six fall gift ideas are perfect for the season. No matter what gift you choose, the person on the other end is sure to love them.

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Grace Is the Best Birthday Gift of All

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 6:9

When I came across this passage, I knew that I wanted to set my heart on these words for the month of October. Grace is a concept that I’ve always been aware of but never really knew how to set it in motion.

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Taraji is the Queen of MAC Viva Glam

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson

It should be no secret that I have a high regard for companies and products that actively contribute to social causes and organizations. As such, I will always be a huge MAC fan because of their leadership with the MAC AIDS Fund and the Viva Glam lipstick. When you purchase a lip product in the collection, 100% of the proceeds go to the MAC AIDS Fund.

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My August Powersheets Goals

August Powersheets Goals 2017

How is it already August?! Knowing that this is the last month of summer makes me sad because I can’t believe how fast it flew by. More importantly, I feel like there are so many things that I didn’t do yet this summer.

Last month, I didn’t get around to going through my Powersheets like in previous months but I did set a couple of high level goals for myself that I did accomplish.

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Prioritizing Self-Care in the Summer

Summer Sunglasses at the Beach

With summer brings endless invitations to cookouts, festivals, weddings, happy hours, and more. That’s not to mention your own personal plans to take the kids on field trips, complete projects around the house, and whatever other plans are on your agenda. Even though summer is the perfect time to slow down, it can be so hard to actually do that because who wants to waste a beautiful sunny day?

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How to Build Your Tribe of Creative Women Who Do Good

Yellow Collective Empowerment Box
Photo: Yellow

Last year, a friend introduced me to the Yellow Conference, an event for creative women who want to do good. Both inspired and intrigued, I logged on to their site and the rest has been history. I haven’t been able to make it to the conference yet but I get to enjoy the next best thing: membership with the Yellow Collective community.

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Donating Baby Clothes in Chicago

Motherhood has taught me many lessons. Among them is the fact that kids will outgrow clothes in the blink of an eye. I count it a true blessing that Caleb has more clothes than he needs and doesn’t want for a thing (besides this shirt). When he can no longer wear something, I decide if I want to save it or donate it.

When I have adult clothes to give away, I usually take them to the Goodwill. However, I feel differently about baby clothes. If a mom needs baby items, I want to make sure that she can find them for free.

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