Happy Weekend friends!!! I hope your Saturday has been great so far. I spent the day running errands with my brother and mom. We stopped by Bath & Body Works to stock up on hand soaps, they’re only $2.50 each today and did some grocery shopping for our annual “Turkey Drop” (collection of goods for Thanksgiving meals for those in need within our community) at church tomorrow. Pre-Black Friday sales have begun and I’m doing my best to restrain myself. So many good deals already! I’m linking a few of the best sales of the moment below as well as my Instagram outfits this week!
Friday night I was frantically typing at race-car speed trying to finish a school project as we drove to spend the weekend with my grandparents in Wisconsin. I finally finished, not on the drive there, not even before dinner, but at 9:30 that night. As I sat there, relieved that my project was finally done stress immediately began creeping back.
I still had Friday’s post to finish, Saturday’s Instagram round-up and I hadn’t posted on my social media. I started scrolling through my feed snagging the photos for my Instagram round-up when I read my own words in a caption from just last week: “I do not have to be an overachiever.” I closed my laptop. I joined my family playing cards in the other room. And I stayed off of social media for the rest of the weekend.
That night was spent making memories I wouldn’t get back if I had spent the night alone with my computer. It can be really easy to give advice to others, to preach about God’s plan, His timing, and how life is about more than material things or status. But it’s not always easy to practice what you preach. I still struggle to rest. I still struggle to accept that I cannot do it all. I still struggle to surrender to His plan.
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”- Thessalonians 5:18
With Thanksgiving just next week I’ve been thinking a lot about the word gratitude, and what it means to me. This past year has been a year of growth. I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting, working on my relationship with God, and finding my reason for being here on this earth. And as the holidays are nearing, I’ve been thinking more and more about how I got where I am today.
So here’s the thing. I am not where I believed I would be, not even close. I never thought I’d be living with my parents all through college, or managing a small town ice cream shop. And I definitely never thought I’d be happy with that. But God has a funny way of throwing you curve balls, and I’m so grateful He threw a few my way.
Today on the blog I’m sharing a few of the people and things I am so thankful for this holiday season. I’m also sharing the deets on my Thanksgiving outfit, fearing this UNDER $20 jumpsuit that feels like PJS! Link is in the bio!
The second snow of the year fell today! I sat at my desk for most of the day, working on holiday posts for the next month, watching the snow fall, Christmas music on repeat. Then I went outside and played like a kid with my dog in the snow. It was a great day. I hope you all had a great day too, that’s all for now. ❄️❤️
These slippers (my fav EVER) are back in stock for the season! So cute and cozy, under $40.! And this simple beanie is $3 at Walmart (linking it below, but it isn’t stocked online! They had all the colors in both Walmarts near my house though, so I would check in store!)
Old Navy | 40% off EVERYTHING + 50% off Jeans today
Forever 21 | 30% off sweaters + 20% off orders $100+ with code SAVE20
Aerie | 30% off ALL apperal + 50% off bras/bralettes + FREE shipping on every order
American Eagle | Up to $50 off with code YESPLEASE + FREE ship!
Charming Charlie | 30% off handbags/wallets + 40% off home gifts
Are you a pre-black Friday sale shopper? Or are you waiting for next Friday to shop!?