Monday, March 20, 2017

Meraki Box Review

Okay, first off, what is a Meraki box? I pulled this description the site:

​Meraki means to do something with soul, with creativity; to put something of yourself into your work. There could not be a better description of what writers, authors, and editors do. Every word is written with love, with passion, with hope. Our boxes are designed to encourage and inspire literary artists.

Every Meraki Box© contains several (4-5) literary items. Whether it's pens, pencils, stationery, planners, paper, desk accessories or pretties, you will receive an assortment of the goodies no writer can resist! The products you will receive will be a mystery until their arrival.

Super cool, right? Well, they've got an awesome selection of boxes, they have a coffee, chocolate, tea, no food, and a mystery box. I personally ordered the no food box because its a couple dollars cheaper. One of the coolest things about Meraki boxes, is the price you see (12-15 dollars) is the price you pay. There's no tax, shipping, or anything. Isn't that awesome? If you don't want a whole box, or want something just a tad cheaper, they also have Meraki mailers, which are a smaller about of stuff in an envelope. 

I was looking for something fun to do, so this was perfect. So I ordered it and waited impatiently for the first of the month to roll around so it would ship. It arrived in very good time, which was super awesome. I'm used to cheep shipping and long waits when it comes to this kind of thing but it came pretty fast. 

The box was decorated with a super cute gold ribbon (Not pictured because of the addresses show to much), which was just an awesome touch. Opening it up, my stuff was on that cute confetti you can see in the second picture. As you can see I got some pretty fun stuff. All of it is pretty nice quality, and I've already dived into the notebook because its so nice. The page flags have also been really useful, and they are even in my favorite color!

So, if you're looking into a Meraki box, are just looking for something to brighten your month, or are looking for a gift, I would highly recommend this. You can buy it for just one month, or get a three month subscription. 

Heres where you can buy them: Meraki Box

So, have you ever gotten one of these boxes? If not, are you thinking of getting one? 
Comment below with any questions!


Friday, March 17, 2017

Comfort Zone Love

Loving can mean giving the thing you want to give the least. Or not giving the thing you want to give the most. Long story short, love is pretty much the definition of stepping out of your comfort zone.
As a wise pinterest quote said “Comfort zones are beautiful things, but nothing ever grows there.” 
In order to love, we have to step out of our comfort zones every single day. Probably quite a few times a day. Because God didn’t call us to be comfortable. He wants us to grow. That can mean anything from sending a text, to telling someone something hard, to anything really. Only you can know what you are called to do. But I can guarantee it doesn’t always stay inside your comfort zone. 

I’m pretty sure that after St. Patrick was kidnapped, enslaved, then finally getting free from the Irish, going back to witness to them was not on his ‘inside my comfort zone list.’ That had to be one of the hardest things God called him to, yet you can see all the good it did. St. Patrick made an impact. 

Elizabeth Elliot’s husband was killed by an tribe, and God called her to go and witness to that very tribe. Probably not what she wanted to do.

Love isn’t always that hard, most of the time I think it’s much easier. But it is our decision weather to love like God called us to. Its not easy, it’s not in our comfort zone, but its worth it.

What’s a way you’ve had to step out of your comfort zone lately? 
Happy St. Patrick's day!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Recommendations From My Week

Hey guys! I thought I'd share a couple of my recommendations from the week. Its not much, but I hope you enjoy it!

Music: Live Forever by Matthew West
(My favorite song is World Changers)

Blog Post: Gold from A Purpose and a Promise
(This is awesome!!!)

Gift Idea: Meraki Box 
(These are awesome to get for yourself, or a friend)

Book: Never by Grace Pennington
(This book is AMAZING!!!)

Instagram: Books for Christian Girls
(Her feed is a book lovers dream)

Contest: Meraki Box Photo Contest

Comment below if you check out the stuff, and what you think of it!
Care to give me some recommendations? I'd love to hear them!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ink Spilling From the Heart

This is a poem I wrote about, well, writing! I hope you enjoy it!

When life seems to be 
Falling apart 
With no hope 
I write 
When I feel sadness
Tearing at my soul
Threatening to tear 
It to pieces 
I write 
When life’s irritations 
Get in the way 
I am about to scream 
I write 
When life seems perfect 
Nothing could be better 
A laugh bubbles over 
For no reason 
I write
Because when my heart 
Spills over with emotion 
It turns into ink 
And spills onto the page 
Making an impression 
No one can forget 
It sears in my brain
And then my mind 
And my soul 
Seem connected 
And God seems to fill 
The very ink spilling forth 
And it fills me 
With such hope 
And peace 
To know He lives
In my soul
And that He uses 
My deepest pain 
And my deepest joy 
Even if I don’t 
See it at the time 

Monday, March 6, 2017

February Highlights

Hello everyone!! Maybe February went by fast because its the shortest month of the year, or because of all that happened, but regardless of the reason, it went fast! And here we are already six days into March. Well, here are my highlights from last month!

Toured capitol. Read about that here.

Stargazed. That was an important part of my month. It was awesome. 

I started running again. This is not as cool, but it does give me some nice time in the morning to talk to God alone. 

Went to nature place trail. (See pictures from the last trip here) Which pretty much consisted of nearly dying from trying to keep up with my amazingly physically fit brother and sister. They practically dragged me up the last hill. But it was good! I was only sore for three days and it was amazingly fun. And I saw that same o

Got camera thumb drive. This thing is the coolest. Also its a lot bigger then my last thumb drive so there's lots more room for my photos! Score!

I managed to delete 400 photos off of my thumb drive that I didn't have backed up anywhere else. Thankfully a friend was able to restore all of them for me. I love having techy friends when I am so.... not techy.

Me, Grace Pennington, and my sister Sarah.
I went to Grace Pennington's wedding. This was AMAZING!! Grace is one of my favorite authors ever and her wedding was beautiful.

Finished Flight from Kelar!! My beautiful mess is done. Read the celebratory post here.

Annabeth's War and Wren were both rereads and old favorites. But my favorite book that I read for the first time in February was From the Dark to the Dawn by Alicia A. Willis. That book was SO amazing. 

Full Heart Totally Graced

Dear Walls Jessica Greyson 

Created To Love Burning Youth

A Still Small Voice Sarah Holman

Snow Photography Every Bit of Lovely

What We Can't See A Purpose and a Promise

Let Them See Your Flaws Whimsical Writings

Change Your Words || Change the World Burning Youth

How was your February?