Colors and Unicorns

Hey friends! I know it has been a while since I have posted. I just wanted to give you a little bit of love and happiness this week! Here are some fun links I have found about little things that bring a little happiness. Enjoy!

Sweet and Saucy Shop

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-8-51-54-pm
Photo: Sweet and Saucy Shop

I mean, how cute is this unicorn cake?! I am loving this unicorn fad and I am totally unashamed to admit it. If you love cakes and pretty designs, be sure to check out the Sweet and Saucy Shop!

Animal Cracker Pillows

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-8-58-44-pm
Photo: Brit+Co

These animal cracker pillows are so cute! This article is part of Brit+Co’s list of 17 DIY Pillows That Are Too Cool To Be A SquareΒ and each pillow is cuter than the last. These pillows just make me want to take up sewing… or at least try it out. πŸ˜‰

Rifle Paper Co.

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-9-04-53-pm
Photo: Rifle Paper Co.

I mean… this is the cutest thing ever. And the best part is that you can buy one custom for you and your Love! Rifle Paper Co. has the sweetest selection of pretty paper things and I really admire their artwork. Be sure to check them out!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week and I hope to have more content on the blog soon! Have a lovely day!

Much grace. Much love.

wpid-2015-10-30-20.27.24.png.png

 

 

 

Give A Little: Self-Help

I know there are a lot of people out there struggling with a variety of issues. Β School is starting back up again, and for many students school isn’t a happy place. Bullying is real and a major problem in our schools. If you are being bullied or just want someone to talk to, here are some truly wonderful organizations that want nothing more than to help you out and some ways to better help yourself. This week is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day, and I just want you to know that your time isn’t up yet. You have so many gifts, words, and memories to make and share with others. You are wanted and desired and there is hope, my loves.


Personality Tests

I know I have shared this before but be sure to find out what your personality type is. This will help you realize what your stress triggers are and how to prevent or work through them more easily. Be sure to take the test about once a year, because believe it or not, personalities can change based on life situations. I love the 16 Personalities Test because it is free and not as time consuming as the real Myers-Briggs test (which took me around 2 hours to complete! Crazy!) . This test is much shorter but still offers up a good starting point for making better sense of the self.

To Write Love On Her Arms

I love TWLOHA. They are such a wonderful organization and have such a wonderful desire to give immediate and long-lasting help to those who feel alone and like life is too hard to keep living. If you are struggling and don’t know where to turn, TWLOHA has a 24 Hotline for immediate calls. Or if you would like to help spread their vision, there are many donation and fundraising opportunities available. Also be sure to follow them on TwitterΒ because they have a great campaign for Suicide Awareness Day using the #IKeptLiving and it is truly inspirational.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is genius. Instead of a phone call, this hotline uses texting. This way there is more anonymity in the conversation. The texting hotline connects the texter to a trained counselor who is trained to help with relationship, friendship, and family issues. People can text if he or she is feeling overwhelmed by schoolwork or career related issues and isn’t sure where to turn.

Β Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Suicide Prevention LifelineΒ is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you ever need someone to talk to please call this number. There are trained professionals on the other end who will listen to your concerns and give wise counsel.


Be sure to take a moment out of today to just take a breath and feel thankful for what you have in life today. It may be one thing or five things, but know that there is always something worth living for. There is always someone who is on your team rooting for you to do well in life, even if you don’tΒ think it’s true. You are so loved and you have so much more of your life to live!

You are so loved.

Much love. Much grace.

wpid-2015-10-30-20.27.24.png.png

 

Give A Little: Happy Things

I hope you have been enjoying the rains, flowers, and Spring weather this past month! Spring is such a happy time full of life, warmth, and a little extra sunshine. Today I wanted to share some happy things I have come across in the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!


Choosing Our Words Carefully

Here are some FREE Printables and Downloads from Marriage Roots are too cute and so encouraging! I love how sweet these are!

Bird On A Line Designs

This cute Etsy shop sells some of the cutest signs for gifts or your home!

Paperglaze CalligraphyΒ 

This shop sells custom and specific handmade calligraphy. Each piece is so lovely and carefully written!

boygirlparty

I know, I know…. these are pins and don’t really fall in line with the other things;Β I just couldn’t help it! I love how cute these enamel pins are! I want to collect them all!


I hope you have a happy Spring and lovely day!

Much love. Much grace.

wpid-2015-10-30-20.27.24.png.png

Give A Little: Marriage

TheseΒ are some of my favorite blog posts, videos, or books about marriage from the past couple of weeks:


 

Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 4.48.02 PM

Simple Ideas for Each of the 5 Love Languages

I love this post! Learning each other’s “Love Languages” is fun and so helpful in understanding the other person in your relationship. Be sure to take the quiz and see what your’s Β are.


 

Establishing Healthy Boundaries With Your In-Laws

This post is full of helpful information regarding not just in-laws but other extended family as well.


 

5 Things

I love this book. It is fairly short and is for both men and women, single and married, and is so encouraging!

 


 

Your Dream Home Might Take Time

A fun video encouraging you that your “dream home” doesn’t have to happen RIGHT NOW. You can wait and that is totally NORMAL.


 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Much love. Much grace.

wpid-2015-10-30-20.27.24.png.png

My Favorite Insta’s

A while back I took a week off from InstagramΒ to free up some of my time and really just to see if I could do it. Β I talked about how I wanted to be more selective in who I follow and what I post, so today I am sharing my absolute favorite accounts on Instagram! Yay! (Obviously, I follow more than six people… but these are my top favorites)


Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 2.13.59 PM.png
Photo cred: @whitehouse

The White House

I know, I know… you don’t like politics. One thing I love about The White House’s Instagram account is that it is mildly about politics and more about day to day life and activities in The White House itself. I mean… who doesn’t like pictures of our National Leader playing football?

To Follow: Β @whitehouse

 


 

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 2.18.49 PM.png
Photo cred: @pnwonderland

 

Pacific Northwest Wonderland

Ever since Mr. Yell and I went to Seattle, WA for our Honeymoon, I have been obsessed with the Pacific Northwest. This account shows pictures of nature and some urban pictures, which make it a fun feed to follow. If you love travel, the PNW, or just pretty pictures be sure to give this account your attention.

To Follow: Β @pnwonderland

 

 


 

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 2.43.53 PM.png
Photo cred: @elsielarson

Elsie Larson

I love colors, crafts, food, and cute things so obviously I follow the blog A Beautiful Mess. Elsie is one of the writers and founders of the site and her feed is so lovely! Always full of color, she shares her blog posts and just pieces of her everyday life making it a fun feed to follow.

To Follow:Β @elsielarson

 

 

 


 

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 8.57.52 AM
Photo from: @emmaredvelvet

Emma Chapman

I LOVE Emma’s feed. LOVE IT. She is Elsie Larson’s sister and works as a co-writer/c0-creator of ABM. Emma’s style is more like my own, with more dark colors and a little edgy, which is why I love her Insta. She also posts pictures about blog happenings and her personal life, but I love how she has a different perspective than Elsie when it comes to her picture-taking.

To Follow:Β @emmaredvelvet

 

 


 

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 2.46.41 PM.png
Photo cred: @yoga_girl

Rachel Brathen

Rachel was one of the first accounts I followed when I was getting into Instagram and yoga more. Her posts are full of island pictures (she lives in Aruba so…) and of course, YOGA. If you are interested in yoga, travel, or just love beaches, I recommend following this awesome yogi. (Also, she just got a baby goat, which is amazing.)

To Follow:Β @yoga_girl

 

 


 

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 2.49.42 PM.png
Photo cred: @pudgethecat

Pudge the Cat

I’m going to be honest… I follow A LOT of cat Instagram’s (post to follow!). Pudge is one of the first ones I found and is still my favorite, because I mean, look her face! Too cute. If you are in need of some cuteness or giggles in your life follow Pudge for your daily dose of adorable.

To Follow: @pudgethecat

 

 

 


 

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 8.24.26 AM.png
Photo cred: @rachelynn_ak

Rachel Willyerd

Ya’ll, I love Rachel’s feed. She lives in Alaska and takes the most amazing photos. I don’t know why more people don’t know about her, because her photos are dreamy! If you love mountain photos with great colors, Rachel’s feed is the best for you.

To Follow: Β @rachelynn_ak


So I guess this is more than just SOME of my favorites, but there is too much diversity on Instagram to just have one favorite, or even two. I love how Instagram is more than just a social media site… it can create and encourage community if you allow it to. You can meet people who struggle/enjoy/travel/live like you do. It’s a whole new dimension to friendship and relationships.

What are some of your favorite Insta accounts?

Much love. Much grace.

wpid-2015-10-30-20.27.24.png.png