Random Thoughts

by Heather on October 23, 2014

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Currently I’m at the Allume Conference with Great Day Farms and am having a blast. Y’all, did you know that Greenville, South Carolina is absolutely ADORABLE and probably the most charming place I’ve been in a while? Seriously, such a gorgeous downtown, the cutest shops, and super kind people. A couple of my favorite places I visited yesterday: Coffee Underground, Falls Park, Chocolate Moose Bakery (cookies & cream cupcake – YES), Charleston Cooks! (I got a marble salt dish & a marble mortar and pestle for $11!), and Blue Ridge Brewing Company (no beer for me, but the Low Country Shrimp & Grits were life-changing). I can’t wait to explore more today!

 

I was super nervous about coming because guess what? I don’t actually know anyone here (although I’ve since made some sweet friends). I didn’t travel with anyone; I just showed up on the doorstep of the Hyatt Regency like a lost puppy. If you know me at all, you know that this is one of my biggest fears but I’m convinced that God is going to do something huge this weekend. I don’t know what, I don’t know how, and I don’t know exactly what ‘huge’ means…but He’s here, and that’s big enough for me.

 

Random: last week when I was traveling back from Cleveland (recap coming soon!) I had a pocket knife confiscated at security. I didn’t even know I had one in my bag…I think Arkansas is changing me :) Admittedly I like it, though, and I put a new one in my purse when I got home. You never know when you’ll need it!

 

When I was pregnant with Wes I refused to drink anything caffeinated the entire 41-1/2 weeks he was living in me. This time around I’ve found that a teeny cup (think 4-5 ounces) of coffee is the only thing that’s really helping me feel OK in the morning. I feel kind of guilty, but if a little coffee helps me eat better and drink more water throughout the rest of the day, I’ll take it.

 

I need a haircut in a bad way.

 

One of my sweet friends is 2 days behind me in her pregnancy, but was lucky enough to find out what she’s having yesterday. I couldn’t be more excited for her but I’m jealous/anxious/excited to find out what we’re having now too!

 

Another friend loaned me a book of poems by William Wordsworth. I’ve never been a huge poetry person, but I was the crazy pregnant lady in tears on all my flights yesterday just devouring that book! Thanks Mandi :)

 

Another book I’m loving right now (I Instagrammed it a couple weeks ago) is Thrive by Arianna Huffington. I fully believe in what it’s about, but I pray every time I open it that God’s truth will be shown in it more than what I want to hear or read. And you know what? He’s faithful in that.

 

OK, I think that brain dump is complete, although I’m sure I’ll think of something later. Much love y’all!

 

 

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The Old Mill in North Little Rock

by Heather on October 20, 2014

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One of my first memories of spending time in Little Rock was over 9 years ago, before we were even engaged to be married. It was my first time meeting Nate’s extended family AND my first time being in Arkansas at all. I had no idea what to expect, but found myself loving every moment of that trip.

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Back then we took a trip to the Old Mill to see the historic spot, but also to have some pictures taken outside of it. Having never seen Gone with the Wind (I KNOW, I’m practically un-American) I didn’t realize that it was such a historic piece of cinematic memorabilia. Sometimes you just see something pretty and that’s as deep as the appreciation goes, amen?

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However it’s turned into more than just a pretty spot for me, but rather is a place that houses a ton of memories. We’ve had photos taken there, but it’s also just been a place to go and explore and take in the beauty of the area. It’s a little oasis in the middle of the city, and I’ve never been when it hasn’t been absolutely stunning.

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If you’re ever in the Little Rock area, you have to take some time out to go to North Little Rock and visit. It’s free and fun, scenic and at the very least a great place to get some family photos!

 

But for me it will always be a reminder of the time I started to fall in love with this state, even unawares, almost a decade ago!

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Inspired Week

October 17, 2014

Honest talk y’all: I’m a little overwhelmed. I just got back from a truly amazing trip, have my incredible parents in town, and will shortly be leaving on another trip next week. I am ending one job and taking on another (much better) one. Oh, and I’m pregnant with wavering nausea and major cravings. It’s […]

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16 Weeks

October 15, 2014

HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?  16 weeks and 1 day!   GENERALLY FEELING: Just in the past 3 days I’ve started to feel normalish. When my blood sugar gets low it gets ugly, but it’s been so nice to enjoy real food again!   SHOWING?  You bet! Although admittedly if I’m slouching (which is a […]

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A (short) Monday To-Do List

October 13, 2014

(SOURCE) Today I’m traveling to Cleveland (woohoo! First time in Ohio!) for a really fun trip with the American Dairy Association. I’ll be honest, this weekend I hardly touched the internet and I didn’t kill myself to get posts in line for the week. BUT I do have some fun pictures to share with y’all […]

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DIY Fall Burlap Wreath

October 10, 2014

WHOA. I did a DIY. I actually kind of made one up – WHO AM I?! But do y’all want to know a secret? I actually tried to do several other different “easy” versions of a burlap wreath I found on Pinterest before I gave up and called my mom.   Yes, I called my […]

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Inspired Week

October 9, 2014

This quote from Clementine Daily. Amen.   My sweet friend Stephanie wrote an amazing post about embracing her amazing. Love this girl more than words!   Earlier this week I posted this on Instagram – something I’ve felt for a long time and was really scared to share. And then my sweet friend Amanda sent […]

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15 Weeks

October 7, 2014

HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?  15 weeks and 1 day! The baby is roughly the size of an apple   GENERALLY FEELING: Definitely more energy and I’m starting to find some relief occasionally from the nausea, but nights are still hard. The nausea sets in right after dinner, right before we put Wes down, and lasts […]

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Sunday Slow Cooker Chili

October 6, 2014

This recipe was originally created for the Arkansas Farm Bureau. Fall is by far my favorite season for many reasons. It always reminds me of back-to-school time with new backpacks, pens and fresh reams of paper just waiting with possibility. But then it’s also a time when cooler weather, crisp mornings, steaming mugs of coffee […]

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Inspired Week

October 3, 2014

My sweet friend Beth has a SUPER amazing series on her blog about Evernote. I have yet to become an Evernote ninja, but I love the idea of something that can house all the things! Here’s the series: An Evernote Primer, Adopting the Ways of the Cult and Enabling Super Ninja Powers.   I thought […]

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