Showing posts from September, 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. ;)

Blog-tember Day 29 // My Fab!

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.  A photo posted by Hannah Wallace (@inmystationwagon) on Jul 8, 2015 at 7:34am PDT My friend Kasia blogs at Kasia's Kitchen ! She's getting married VERY soon! She loves fall and Harry Potter and Starbucks and

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

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

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

Blog-tember Day 25 // A Review

First, I'm so sad I missed posting something yesterday. Even if I didn't do the prompt, I had planned to post something. I missed it and remembered this morning when I woke up. BOO. Moving on... Sunday, Sept. 25:  Review something! A place, a book, a service, a product. Anything at all! I'm pretty opinionated, so I could probably give you a review on a variety of things. However, when I saw this prompt, Wild and Free was the first thing to pop into my mind! To be honest, I feel like this book really opened up and shifted my heart. Remembering that now, I should probably crack the cover again. Pretty sure I underlined something on every single page. Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan have been touching my heart for YEARS. I found their blogs around the time they started the Influence Conference. I joined the Influence Network as soon as it opened. I just trust them and their leading. The book, as the cover shows, is for women who feel like too much and

Blog-tember Day 23 // A Family Recipe

One of my favorite things that my mom makes that I also love to make is plum cake! I don't know who originally gave her the recipe. The handwriting on the stained recipe card could be from my Granny or my aunt. It's a warm, spicy cake that's great with coffee or for breakfast. It tastes like fall! Do tell me if you make it! Love, Jessica  @jesstinybird

Blog-tember Day 22 // Fall Favorites!

Prompt :  Fall favorites. Share your must-haves for this season. Have I mentioned before how much I love favorites? Because I DO! Changing leaves. Pumpkin spice everything. Scarves. Boots. Flannel. Hoodies. Blankets (although that's actually a year-round fave). Fall tv - it's extraordinary this year! Autumn inspired candle scents! What are your favorite things about FALL? Let me know! Love, Jessica  @jesstinybird

Blog-tember Day 21 // I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ICE CREAM!

Prompt: If you were a flavor of ice cream, which flavor would you be? Why? My current and really long time favorite (from the grocery store) is chocolate chip ice cream! It looks a bit plain, but there are tiny bites of drama and sass, so I'm definitely sure that's what I'd be! What about you?! Love, Jessica @jesstinybird P.S. My favorite from Baskin-Robbins is World Class Chocolate.

Blog-tember Day 20 // Something I wish more people knew or believed...

Today's prompt is to blog about "something you wish more people knew or believed" I have to decide where to start and where to take this!  ;) I guess if this is my one chance, I have to say that I wish more people knew and/or believed how insanely much they are loved and valued. Y-O-U. Reading this. Right now. 8 months from now. YOU. ARE. LOVED. Priceless. Precious. Unique.  Brave. Beautiful. Tender. Edgy. Brilliant. Quiet. Loud. Wherever you are. Whatever you're doing. You are so loved. Love, Jessica @jesstinybird

Blog-tember Day 19 // My Favorite Posts I've Written

Y'all already know I love favorites! I'm excited today to link back to some of my favorite posts I've ever written! I've done a series called Favorites With My Favorites, and I've been meaning to link back to them for a while. Today is the perfect day to do so! Here we go! Sara Lucero Paper Fashion Neill Skylar Laura Gummerman Gretchen Rossi Lara Casey Anna James Alyssa Hertzig Christy Nockels A Lace Perspective Casey Wiegand Kelly Packer I haven't posted a FWMF in so long! It must be time to find someone new to feature!  Love, Jessica @jesstinybird

Blog-tember Day 18 // A Product That Simplifies My Life

Today's topic is to share a product that simplifies my life. Without a doubt, it's my planner from ! I've ordered my third planner, so obviously I'm a fan. I like the price, the quality, the options, and the stickers! In 2015, I used the I Am Very Busy version. For 2016, I'm using a floral pattern. I selected the abstract version for 2017 and added a monogram for only $5 more! If I don't write it in my agenda, it doesn't get done. This planner helps me keep my life in order, and it fits in my purse! #favorite Love, Jessica @jesstinybird

Blog-tember Day 17 // Vlog

I've wanted to start a YouTube channel, but I've never taken then plunge. I guess one, tiny vlog will be a fun way to start! (Or I'll post a string of Snapchats if I can't figure it out otherwise!) Update: Didn't even Snapchat today. Super chill, low-key, much needed Saturday. I'll get back on my game tomorrow and link-up. :) Love, Jessica @jesstinybird

Blog-tember Day 16 // Self-Care

Today's Blog-tember prompt is, "How do you de-stress/take care of yourself?" Self-care is super important.  SUPER important, y'all. I like lighting candles and drinking coffee. Getting lost in a good teen fiction novel. Naps. Netflix. Real Housewives. Writing. Spending time with friends. Eating. Painting my nails. What do you do to recharge? Love, Jessica @jesstinybird

Blog-tember Day 15 // Adventure Time

What is the craziest adventure you've ever been on? Let's be real. Your girl is not the adventure seeking type. I don't have a need for speed or crave a thrill. There isn't a spontaneous bone in my body. This prompt was hard for me - hahaha. Sad, right? I know. The first thing that came to mind was my bachelorette weekend! We went to Memphis. After dinner, knowing wrestling was in town, my best girls and I set out (in heels) to see if we could see my favorite wrestler! (Thanks, girls!) We ended up in the fence of an apartment building, with strangers offering us champagne, trying to catch a glimpse of the outdoor wrestling action. We missed Jeff Hardy. (I met him on my 26th birthday a couple of months earlier and thought it would be great to also get a photo together on my bachelorette weekend!) BUT. We met Devon Dudley. No big deal, right? WRONG. I'd watched the Hardyz/Dudleys feud for years! And I was meeting one of my favorite wrestlers IN REAL LIFE

Blog-tember Day 14 // Make a mood board!

Today's prompt: Make a mood board! Are you brainstorming a room re-do, a capsule wardrobe, or already planning for the holidays? Show us your ideas! I'm ready for FALL! Also, I don't know how to make a mood board, but I really want to know! I used pictures from Photofy (background) and Pinterest (all others) and pieced them together in two of the Rhonna Designs apps! I want ALL the mums, all the pumpkin spice everything, cooler temps, and crisp leaves! Love, Jessica @jesstinybird

Blog-tember Day 13 // Freaky Friday

Today's prompt is, "If you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be? Why?" Ellen because I think she's the funniest, she hosts the best talk show, and she dances even when everyone is watching! Plus, she does amazing things for people with her resources. Oh, and she's friends with Justin Bieber. Kristen Bell because VERONICA MARS. Sloths. And to be honest, I feel like we're a lot alike anyway! She's gorgeous and witty and kind, so I'd love to trade spaces for  day! Khloe Kardashian because maybe I'd learn to like exercise; so I could see how she organizes her kitchen (which I'm sure I could do if I paid for her app); to see what it's like to have my photo taken all day (HAH!); just to get an inside glimpse of her world! #shawfollowellthornton because my pup is spoiled and sleepy - so basically me, without a job. HAHAHA.  What about you?! Love, Jessica @jesstinybird

Blog-tember Day 12 // Three Books!

Today's Blog-tember prompt is to share three books - one I've read, one I'm currently reading, and one I want to read! Previously read: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (and it's two follow-ups) has become the book I constantly recommend to any and everyone who asks! I bought it as a bargain book, on a whim, and it became one of my favorites ever.  P.S. Now you can get the trilogy in one volume ! Run, don't walk! Currently reading: I've been taking my dear, sweet time getting through Harry Potter. I'm finally to the 6th book. Things are starting to pick up. The pace is quickening. Determined to be done by the next time I'm at Hogwarts. ;) Want to read: I have SO many books I want to read. Make It Happen is (finally) next on my list. You can read my post about it here ! I love Lara so much, and I'm excited that our tiny book club is starting it in October! Seriously though, I own so many books I haven't re

Blog-tember Day 11 // My Favorite Instagrammers

Let's chat about social media and how I'm a people-hoarder. I follow ALL the people. Why? Because I want friends and to be well-rounded and inspired. So this prompt is hard for me. Let me tell you about SOME of my favorite Instagrammers! ;) @jamesandleigh James & Leigh is a store owned and operated in Clinton by my friends, Anna and Jonathan. Be sure to follow their account for deals and incredible options! You can Social Shop via their Instagram, and they'll ship it to you! @jessfollowell Jess is one of my real life friends, and her account is so much fun to follow! You can see the antics of her girls, Meg and Eden. She has a baby boy due in November! She's a mama, wife to robby, studio manager for followell fotography, blogger, and strong soul. You'll be so happy you followed her! @jessaconnolly  Jess is a wife, mama, truth-sharer, word crafter, and amazing heart. She's 1/2 of the founding members of the Influence Network and

Blog-tember Day 10 // A Day in My Life

Today won't look like my usual day, but it's going to be a fun one to follow! Be sure to follow me on @Instagram and Snapchat to see glimpses from the day! Today, we're headed to Oxford to see Ole Miss play! I really don't know much about football, but I enjoy time with Jordan and seeing him have a super fun, fired up time. #hearteyes #SECfootballthough 8:45 a.m. I've been awake for an hour and have gotten ready. First stop? Starbucks! 9:45 a.m. We're in the car on the road. This will be the update for the next couple of hours, but I can assure you if this was an average workday, there would be less excitement to post! Hahaha! I am super glad it's a gorgeous morning.  10:45 a.m. Still cruising. Listening to My Brother My Brother and Me with Jor.  11:45 a.m. Made it to Oxford and trying a new-to-us eatery! I'm a real fan of southern, home-cooking, so this is a stretch for me, but my husband is adventurous and prefers exciting cuisine! (Update: I like T

Blog-tember Day Nine // Wanderlust

First, I don't know if anyone is out there reading, but I am LOVING Blog-tember so much! Even though it's 10:35 p.m., and I'm just now doing today's post, I'm really enjoying the accountability and the prompts! (Kudos to Love Bailey Jean for setting this all in motion! It makes me sad I only found out about it this year!) Today's prompt is, "If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?" If you follow me in real life, you know Disney is the only destination that starts on my mind and heart. If you follow me on Pinterest , you know I have dreams of many sunny, sandy places and big cities! As a child/pre-teen, I was sure Australia was my ideal vacation spot. Then, after seeing the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies, I knew I had to go to Greece. I really want to visit New York City. I REALLY REALLY want to visit California.  I'm such a homebody, that I don't feel like I have wanderlust in my heart. UNTIL I consid

Blog-tember Day Eight // Home Tour

Let's just get down to the truth, y'all. The house is a mess, and I don't have time to clean it all for this post. So, I'm going to show you some of my favorite spots, AND I'm going to make it a goal to show you the whole thing later on! Jordan and I rent a duplex. Jordan moved in during June of 2012, and I moved in on our wedding day in August of 2012! It has been our cozy space ever since, and curating our space has become one of my favorite projects! We have several bookshelves, and this is the newest addition! We spend our awake hours in the living room on this fluffy couch! We use ALL the blankets and stay as snug as can be!  We're usually reading or watching Netflix or something on our computers.  We've worked to collect things for our gallery wall, but we're planning to redo it! #excited One of our favorite features is the screened-in back porch! Our sleepin