Friday, June 17, 2016

Fancy Friday: Week 1

Hey, hey, hey! Happy Fri-YAY! Summer is in full swing, and I thought it was high time to implement a fun series for the season. Welcome to the first edition of Fancy Friday! Every Friday this summer will bring you a roundup of my favorite finds from the week prior. They could be fun articles, thrifty deals, or simply things that made me say "Fancy that!" throughout the week. Enjoy!


Yes & Amen by Illustrated Faith

It's here, it's here! The newest monthly devotional kit by Illustrated Faith releases today! This month's devotional "How He Loves" was written and designed by Junelle Jacobsen, and I'm already swooning over the color scheme and the message. It makes me think of the David Crowder song we'd sing at church by the same name; the lyrics would get stuck in my head all the time.

He is jealous for me
Love's like a hurricane, I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
And I realized just how beautiful you are and how
great your affections are for me
He loves us, oh how He loves us
Oh how he loves us oh

I love what Junelle says: "There are times in our lives when we need this sweet reminder of who we are (in Jesus) and how much passion God has in His heart for each of us. Do you know how loved you are? Do you need a reminder of that love?" I know I do! Grab your devotional HERE today before the disappear!



A Fancy Facelift for Brave Love Blog

Did you notice the new look? One of these days I'll pick a layout and stick with it for more than six months... maybe it will be this time. I fell in love with the set up a while ago and have been waiting for just the right time to implement it. After six years on blogger, I've finally mastered the template transfer, and I finagled with it late into the night.

I've also added a new headshot, taken by the lovely Emma of Rose Wheat Photography. More are soon to come. Emma and I explored downtown Topeka earlier this week when I was visiting Rachel. She was so fun to work with and had me laughing and grinning the entire time. I'm usually very self conscious when I get my picture taken, but I felt beautiful and relaxed during it all. I can't wait to show you the rest!


Hymnal Girls + Glamping On the Horizon

Have you seen Beth's Hymnal Girls? I picked one up at the start of the new year, stamped with BELIEVE, my word for 2016, on the pretty gal's floral shirt, and I now have a plan to purchase one at the start of each year to come (for as long as she makes them, of course)! I had the JOY of spending a few days in Texas hill country with Beth earlier this month, and she is such a gem. 

I'm also excited to give you a hint about what is to come oh-so-soon. You TOO can get a chance to spend a few days relaxing in the gorgeous hill country, glamping with friends and getting crafty with your faith. Mark your calendars for August 5-7 and start saving your pennies. You are NOT going to want to miss this! ;) Follow @lovebaileyjean and @freespiritfarmhouse to get the details as soon as they are released!




73 Questions with Amy Adams

I re-discovered the 73 Questions video series yesterday, and it made me fall all the more in love with some of my favorite celebrities. Blake Lively is adorable, Anna Wintour is fabulous, and Amy Adams (video above) is simply stunning. I want to be their best friends.

Rachel and Kristin both did their own versions of the 73 questions in blog post form, so don't be surprised if you find a similar version here soon. I'm thinking it could be fun to do it right before my twenty-fifth birthday next month (NEXT MONTH?!). Stay tuned.

There you go for the first Fancy Friday! 
What about you? What made you smile this week? 

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