Sunday, January 1, 2017

Farewell to you, 2016.

In 2014, my word of the year was hope. My word for 2015 was purpose. 2016 was marked by the word unafraid. 

My word for 2017 came to me earlier than normal, but I was glad. My word for 2017 is home. There are a few reasons behind this. 


  • I want to remember that this world is not my home.
  • I want to do some work around the house to make it a calmer, more peaceful haven.
  • I want to spend time learning how to rest intentionally, and this means saying no to some of the good things that have previously filled up my calendar in order to learn how to be still with the Lord.
Here we are friends - in a brand new year we've all been waiting on. Just remember that our hope isn't in the date on a calendar.

Happy New Year to you! Hope it's the best yet!

Love,
Jessica
@jesstinybird

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Soft Surroundings

I've had this little space on the internet for just over four years. As with most things in Mississippi, the blogosphere is slower. For the first time ever, I got invited to attend an event as a blogger. Needless to say, my heart was filled to the brim!

Friday, I went to Renaissance to the opening of Soft Surroundings. Until I was invited to the opening, I hadn't heard of the store. However, the crowd inside let me know that I was one of the only ones who wasn't already familiar!



The store offers clothing, accessories, beauty, skincare, gift books, home decor, and so much more!



There were fresh flowers all around, and I loved that touch! It made it less like a store and more like the home of a friend.














my time. my place. my self.

Love,
Jessica
@jesstinybird

**Many thanks to Soft Surroundings for the invite to the store opening and the gift bag from the event. All opinions are my own!**

Friday, September 30, 2016

Blog-tember Day 30 // Humans of New York

Friday, Sept. 30: Picture this, you've been stopped on the street by the photographer of Humans of New York, and he asks, "What advice would you give to a large group of people?" Share a picture of yourself along with the advice.





Love yourself and love others. Accept grace and share grace with others. Everyone is going through life doing the best they can. If they aren't doing good things, maybe they are still doing what they think they need to do to get by. Let's be gentle with each other. Let's listen and empathize and love each other.

Love,
Jessica
@jesstinybird

P.S. Thanks for reading this month! Still sad I missed a couple of days/prompts. Definitely trying not to fret over missed posts...or spilled milk. ;)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Blog-tember Day 29 // My Fab Five...er...Three!

Thursday, Sept. 29: Your Fab Five. Share your favorite bloggers/besties and tell us what you love about them! Share a link and give a shout out.

Happy Thursday, friends! I'm sharing three women who totally inspire me! Many of my in-person friends don't blog and/or are super private on social media, so I'm sharing three who do!



My IRL friend Jess blogs at To My Own Beat about Jesus, her family, adoption, and lots of grace. You won't be sorry that you've found her blog, I can promise. Pour yourself a mug of cocoa and read her witty and honest posts.


My spectacular friend Hannah uses Instagram as a mini-blog to share about her family! She is SO busy with work and family and life and yet still manages to love her people well. 


My friend Kasia blogs at Kasia's Kitchen! She's getting married VERY soon! She loves fall and Harry Potter and Starbucks and pretty nails. She's amazing.


Love,
Jessica
@jesstinybird


Blog-tember Day 28 // Top 5 pictures of my year so far!

Wednesday, Sept. 28: The top five pictures that illustrate your year so far.

So far, 2016 has been busy, beautiful, and FULL!


Also, it's actually day 29, but I forgot to post yesterday!!!



Several of my favorite ladies at IF:Pinelake in February!

I celebrated turning 30 in May! 

Jordan and I went to New Orleans in June and got to go to WWE Raw! SUCH a fun night!

In July, we went to Amarillo to surprise my dad for his birthday! It was wonderful!

I made this new bestie in August/September! So thankful for the amazing friends my job has afforded me!

Love,
Jessica
@jesstinybird

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Blog-tember Day 27 // ALL THE FEELS

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Something that made you laugh or cry recently. It could be a video, a picture, a post, a memory. Anything that moved you.

First, I'm still sad about the two days I didn't follow the prompt and the one day I missed posting altogether. Geez. #LetItGo

Today, I can share along the lines of the prompt because I always have lots to laugh and/or cry about. Hahahaha!  :)

Wanna know what moved me? Last week and tonight?

This Is Us.


Y'all. This is the most brilliant show I have seen in quite some time. It has made me laugh, and it certainly could make me sob, but by some miracle, I haven't yet.

Anyone else watching?

Love,
Jessica
@jesstinybird



Monday, September 26, 2016

Blog-tember Day 26

Today's supposed to be a guest post. I suppose I should have planned this out better. Whoops.

Here's hoping you have a lovely week!

Love,
Jessica
@jesstinybird