New Every Morning

Ya’ll know when I stumble across a small shop and fall in love, I have to share! There’s something so unique and dainty about New Every Morning necklaces. With 14 options available, it is hard to choose a favorite! Austin, the owner, makes her mission clear, “as we go about our day to day life, may these items within the Etsy shop serve as a tangible reminder to pray over our stories of what Jesus has done and is doing in our lives.” I just love that! Jewelry is so much more special when it’s rich in meaning!

You can also find beautiful scripture prints and bracelets available in the New Every Morning Etsy shop. Out of all of them, this is my favorite bracelet and this is my favorite print. But like the necklaces, it’s really hard to choose just one! My favorite thing about this shop is that each necklace has a specific meaning and scripture associated with it. It would be so fun to give them as gifts – the pretty turquoise “world” necklace (Matthew 28:19-20) for a missionary friend – the “waves” necklace (Mark 4:39) for a friend undergoing a trial as a reminder that our Savior can calm the storm – or the lovely “arrow” necklace (Psalm 127:4-5) for any Mama friend. The possibilities are endless!

Austin, the owner of New Every Morning, is super sweet and a Mama of five through birth, adoption, and foster care. She’s passionate about sharing the love of Jesus and encouraging women to walk with intentionality in their prayer lives. If you’re wondering how her shop got it’s name, she explains in one of her posts, “If you were to come over for coffee and ask me about my IG, here’s what I would tell you. Every morning that we wake up to a new day we have a Savior beckoning us to come to Him. He is our God of hope, our continuous love, the mercy of Him never ceases to exist. Every morning we are made new by His mercies and are made new by the sanctification our life demands. In seasons of good and in seasons of hard, He makes us new. In day to day minutes that seem like hours, He makes us new. Each morning He is the same Father and each morning His faithfulness remains. We are made new because of what he did on the cross. We are made in His image and are new creatures because of Jesus himself. We are new every morning.”

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I chose the pearl necklace because the pearl is my birthstone and Pearl also happens to be my great-grandmother’s name. I also love the scripture associated with it, Proverbs 31:30, which says, “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

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This necklace was graciously gifted to me by New Every Morning but as always, all opinions are my own.

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Monday Musings – A little life update

Happy Monday, friends! Just thought I’d share a little about life lately! Summer is in full swing and we’ve been so busy.

Harper is growing like a weed and is seriously the most smiley baby I’ve ever known. I know it could change at any moment, so I don’t want to jinx myself, but for now she rarely ever cries and smiles all the time. It’s just the best thing ever!

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Gray and I have been watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix and we both love it! It’s right up there with Parenthood (which is hands down the best series ever) and This Is Us. And, Gray likes that it’s about football, so it’s a win-win!

In the summer, we make a weekly trip down to a little produce and ice cream stand in Filbert, S.C. and the freestone peaches just came in. We came home with a big basket yesterday and I can hardly wait to slice them up and make smoothies, peach turnovers (you might remember this easy recipe from last year), and peaches and cream with butter toast and coffee for breakfast. All the praise hands!

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A few weeks ago, we took a little day trip to Lake Lure and it was so much fun! Landon loved playing in the water and of course, we ended the day at Moe’s BBQ in Hendersonville (our fave). Going on little road trips in the summer is one of our favorite things to do. Last year, we went to Lake Norman State Park, Greenville, S.C., Hendersonville and Asheville, N.C. and a few other easy-to-go-enjoy-in-one-day places. All the memories! And the kiddos make it even more fun!

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The fourth of July was a little different for us this year because Gray is usually off work all week and we usually spend the week in the mountains, go to the parade in Boone, and spend some time on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This year, Gray only had the 4th off work and it fell on Wednesday, so we stayed home. We found local fireworks several nights that week (which Landon loved), went to a fun little neighborhood parade that our church has a float in, and grilled out.

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I’m starting a new Bible Study with some girlfriends tonight and I am so excited about it. We’re reading The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst. Her book, Uninvited changed my life, so I am really looking forward to digging into this one as well. It’s so important to intentionally set aside to do things with your friends, especially after having a baby!

Speaking of intentionally setting aside time, Gray and I are trying to have more date nights and last night we went to the drive in! We saw the new Jurassic World movie (hey, Chris Pratt) and ate corn dogs and fried pickles in the bed of his truck. So fun!

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Gray is in full swing of summer football practices and I’m looking so forward to cheering on his team this fall. He has such a passion for the game, but even more so for the kids, and I love seeing him get to do something he loves. I can hardly wait for pumpkin spice lattes, boots and scarves, pretty leaves, and Appalachian football (and tailgating with our friends!). Until then, we have pool parties, more road trips, a beach trip, and lots of backyard grilling to look forward to. Can you tell it’s always been hard for me to choose a favorite season?!

Hope ya’ll have a great week!