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High Five for Friday!

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1. So excited that the Prestonwood Student Choir CD is officially finished! Arranged and produced by my amazing husband! 
2. We had our end-of-the-year choir party this week and they created these adorable (but actually, kind of creepy) pictures of our husbands on sticks for the photo booth area!
3. Since reading The Circle Maker, Carson and I created these prayer stones to help remind us to pray for specific things. It's been a great help to see them in this little mason jar in the bathroom and remember to talk to the Lord. 
4. I have rediscovered My Utmost for His Highest, it has been amazing to see how applicable and full of truth each day has been. Love this devo!
5. I have recently become a Brand Partner with Nerium International! I not only love the product, but I love the business, I'm so excited to be a part of this great company! 
Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth today for my H54F post! 

Thanks for stopping by! God bless!

The "Better Bun"

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So if you know me, you know that I'm a big fan of the sock bun. 
I used to have much longer hair and the sock bun took me literally 5 seconds in the morning. So naturally, I wore that thing allll the time. I had my hair cut about shoulder length and could not pull off my beloved sock bun. 
Now that my hair has grown a little, I can not only pull off the sock bun but I can also pull off my new favorite bun....the BETTER bun :) 
I love it so much, I wanted to share with you the source of the "better bun", found on Pinterest (of course). Click HERE to see the blog post about how to achieve the "better bun". 




Below is the youtube tutorial (by the blogger mentioned above) that gives step-by-step instructions! 
Hope you enjoy this easy go-to hairstyle as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by! God bless! 

Oh How Pinteresting!

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It's been awhile since I've done an OHP post, but they are my favorite kind, so here it goes! Hope you enjoy some of my favorite pins from this week! Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day! 

















































































Jewelry for a Good Cause

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Stella & Dot has some of my favorite jewelry, ever! I might even be guilty of sending links to my favorite pieces to my hubby during Christmas-time :)

Today I wanted to share with you not just an opportunity to purchase Stella & Dot, but also the opportunity to help a family adopt a child in the DR of Congo! What a great cause! 
If you've had your eye on a specific piece from S&D, now is the best time to purchase so we can help the Vogt family during their adoption process!

Click here to shop online and help the Vogt family!
Here are some of my favorites!
juniper statement necklace
fiona bib necklace
cameron pendant
capri chandelier earrings
renegade cluster bracelet
Go check out the Stella & Dot online trunk show for the Vogt family and get your favorites and help the family with their adoption process!
Thanks for stopping by!

Making Cirlces

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Some friends and I decided to start reading through The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson and follow along with the online videos. If you've never heard of this book, I encourage you to check out his website (and even watch the introduction video below for more background).

I started reading this book last year and never finished it but I started defining success for my life, as prompted by the book. 



Right now we're focusing on circling our "Jerichos"; those impossible things in your life that you're praying about. I have some very personal Jerichos, but I am also praying for things like a second car, the ability to save more money, and a legacy of faith (to name a few). 
No one knows your "Jerichos" except for you. Mark encourages us to define them, write them down and pray boldly and expectantly to God. 
Mark also goes on to say that "the goal isn't getting an answer, it's establishing a prayer habit". That's huge. 
Admittedly, I…

A Treat for the Tea Tree Obsessed Father

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Father's Day is literally right around the corner (Sunday, June 16 for those of you who have been hiding under a rock somewhere)! So I thought I'd share some gift ideas that my husband (although not a father!) has been loving!

My husband is a little bit obsessed with tea tree scented products. It's probably all my fault. He never went to the salon until we got married and my hair stylist used this tea tree shampoo on him, and we've been sponsoring his habit ever since! 
We recently made some great tea tree discoveries at the Body Shop (new fav!) and I wanted to share them with you! So if you have a man in your life who enjoys a little pampering now and then, keep reading!

This is the shampoo that started it all! Pretty masculine packaging, so that's always a win! My hubby loves this stuff! He also used the conditioner, but Ulta was all out! This Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo smells aaaamazing. Whenever he showers with it, the bathroom smells invigorating and fresh…

Direction + Hair

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I realize I have been kind of MIA in the blog world lately, it truly makes me sad! I wish I could chalk my absence up to insane busyness, unfortunately part of it is that I just don't know where I'm going with my blog.

I've read some amazing blogs since I've joined this little world. And I so desperately wanted my blog to take on this life of its own and just have all this direction and personality. I stopped blogging for awhile because I wasn't sure if I wanted my little place here to be about cooking, fashion, make up, personal or spiritual things.

After a conversation with another fellow blogger and real-life friend, I have come to terms with my hodge-podge blog and look forward to posting new make up finds, outfits, recipes and whatever the heck I want ;-)

For today I will share with you my summer hair must-have hair products! 
The first product is really the biggest staple for me, Suave's keratin dry shampoo (available at practically any store), it's r…