Hi y’all! As you probably know Holy Week begins on Sunday which means my plate is OVERFLOWING with good stuff and church stuff and work stuff. Every church and every stream of faith celebrates Palm Sunday, Easter and the days in between a little differently. For our church, an Episcopal church, it means 13 different services over the course of 8 days. Which I (confessed church nerd that I am) find thrilling, but which also is a bit of a marathon. So next week I will be running some oldies but goodies from Easters of the past 9 years (9!) of this blog, and linking to some guest post.
Until there, here is a little bit of what is making me smile on the interwebs this week:
I have to keep telling myself that THIS year is about the house and NEXT year I can have chickens and a garden. But boy it is hard to wait. But this post from Ashleyann made me feel better about how slow progress is STILL progress. I am holding to that today.
This is me and my parents, Johnny and Tanya Jackson with me around 1976… About the time Sweet Man was born. (Yes, I am the older woman…)
Today I read this wonderful post by Rachel about her parents and I just had to share. Because this could also be a post about my parents. And I am so grateful for them and their support and love. Even when we do not exactly agree. It also gives me hope as a mother – that even if my boys faith looks different from mine I know I have a great example of how to navigate those waters.
My Parents by Rachel Held Evans
We have two sets of stairs in this house. One big set that lead down to what will be my craft studio. and another small set that leads from our entryway into our main living space. I want to do this Painted stairs treatment on at least one set… Maybe even both…
encouraging sisterhood + spring craft party recap from Natalie Creates
“it’s an opportunity for women to come together & just be who they are – messy & creative.”
Yep! That’s me!
I was so fortunate to get to attend this great event hosted by Natalie. Check out her adorable pics of the whole afternoon on her post.
Art of Simple Podcast from Tsh Oxenrider
For a couple of years Sweet Man has been trying to get me to listen to podcast but I never knew where to look for my sort of podcast. That was until I realized that if anyone had a podcast it would be Tsh. So I got on my Stitcher app and voila! There she was and with so many of my favorite people as guest! Wylie recently listened to an episode with me and afterwards he said “Momma! These are your people!” Ha! Listening to Tsh and her guest is like having my best girlfriends over to talk to me while I clean the bathroom or run errands or drive to my parents house. Just perfect.
Making Me Smile Over and Over
This Video. And I am now addicted to this song.
So that is what is making me smile this week!
What about you?