I’m really excited about the downloads for the month of March. They are unique and instead of taking a literal approach for the portrayal of Spring, I went a little abstract.
It’s simple: Spring is filled with beautiful lighting, new beginnings, and color. It seems as if God’s light shines a little brighter and sweeter in this season.
And in this season of my life, I want to remember that God has called me to be the light. But also, as I wait for some of His promises to become a reality, I want to remember that He is my Light. Whatever is ahead, whatever situation I’m in, whatever new path I must take, He is the Light that leads the way.
I hope this resonates with you and that these colorful, fun, and God inspired wallpapers, remind you to be the light and that He leads the way before you.
[To download, click on the wallpaper. Then right click if you’re on a desktop or long press if you’re on a mobile device.]
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. I love gathering with my family and friends to celebrate life and remember all the good God has done throughout the year. Enjoying yummy food is an awesome plus!
I wish I could share a meal with each and every one of you. And hear what you’re thankful for this year. As I reflect on all that I’m thankful for, I can say that year and year again, I am thankful for the people in my life. The last few months have been challenging and my faith has been tested and continues to be tested. Having the right people by my side has made all the difference.
As we move forward, and press on to finish strong in 2016, I want to share something that I was reflecting on today. Counting our blessings can be difficult, even when things are going well. It may seem like everything is all jumbled up. It’s hard to count our blessings when life is busy or when it’s a season of waiting. But, we should really take the time to do it anyway. Write them down and actually, number all the good God has done.
And let’s not stop there. Looking back is great but moving forward is even greater. Use your recorded blessings to remind you that if God did it before, if He was faithful before, if He did the impossible before, He surely will do it again. And then, take the steps of faith, take the risks needed to reach the dreams God has put on the inside of you.
See, it’s not enough to look back one day out of the year and be thankful for a moment. When we are truly grateful, it spills into our future. Causing us to do things with courage and expectation because gratefulness reminds us of just how good God has been and will CONTINUE to be.
I pray you have an amazing Thanksgiving and that we take the time to count our blessings. May our Lord Jesus, continue to take us from glory to glory as we honor him and give Him thanks.
I’m amazed at how quickly the month of October has gone by. I feel like I was just getting excited over Pumpkin Spice Lattes and everything fall. Now we are prepping and working hard for our CHRISTMAS COLLECTION! (Yes, all caps, because… CHRISTMAS!).
I wanted to share some of my inspiration for the collection and my creative process. I love everything rustic but I love minimalistic and modern design just as much. How can you combine the two when they seem like total opposites? Well, that was my challenge.
And so the idea of using an organic, yet very elegant color, came to mind. This year’s Christmas Collection is going to have mint green as its star. Rustic elements, along with golds and whites will bring this theme together. I enjoy the classic red and white Christmas theme but a little twist never hurt nobody, right? Red, you’ve been hogging the spotlight way tooo long. Give way for minty green goodness!
Be ready to see prints, stationary, chalkboard art, and other SURPRISES, in our very chic yet rustic, minty green theme! Here’s some of my inspiration…
Ever wonder how people can look so good on Instagram? How their life, their home, their business, their church, their kids, can look so perfect?
Yeah, I catch myself swooning over and over with all the beautiful and perfect lives I see pictured throughout the week. And then I catch myself comparing my life to their lives. And sometimes that ugly green monster called Envy wants to settle in my heart. No bueno!
Well, I have to admit that as a business owner and creative, I try very, very hard to make my appearance seem perfect, too. We all want people to think we have it all together. The reality is none of us do. We are all struggling with something. We are all secretly thinking why we weren’t invited to that get-together. Or why she always has a good hair day and we don’t.
Behind every perfect picture I post, is all the MESS I made to try to make it look perfect. We only see what’s in front of the lens in a 1:1 frame.
Next time you catch yourself wishing to have a better life, better kids, better whatever, remember you only see part of the story, not the full picture. Cut yourself some slack! (Geez, I need to say this to myself every day!) And as I like to say, chose grace over perfection.
Just for fun, here are some NOT-SO-GLAMOROUS pictures of my work space / home because we are all a work-in-progress and so are our lives:
P.S. Yes that’s me with no make-up and crazy hair. And nope, I’m not sorry. 😉
I’m so excited to share the first product of our Fall Collection. Every piece is based around the concept of Grace (you can read more about our design process here). Grace can mean so many things to people. Grace can be a prayer. Grace can mean kindness. Or grace can be considered to be elegance. For us, here at Styld by Grace, Grace is what we stand for.
Grace is open, visible, available, palpable, and unlimited. It’s “larger than life”, while still being simple enough to embrace. Grace is a gift, a treasure that adorns our hearts and lives. Grace is meant to be shared, it’s meant to be savored each and every day. We believe Grace is acceptance. Acceptance from God to be exactly who He called us to be.
And with that, I present to you our‘Grace’ Glass Mug.