one // Ripe for the Pickin’
Y’all, living in a small town isn’t always easy. I’m sure that many of you can relate to the challenge of trying to find something to do when the closest mall is an hour away and the human population is less than the horse population. Small towns can definitely be tricky, but sometimes the fun is right there in front of you. Recently, a family friend offered to open up his farm so that my parents and I could explore a little and take home some goodies. Surprisingly enough, this turned into one of my favorite memories from this summer! We took our shoes off, ran around, and ate peaches straight off the trees. It was a blast! Small towns aren’t always easy, but sometimes it’s the simplest things that bring the greatest pleasure.
two // A Lone Star State of Southern
I am so excited to share with y’all, A Lonestar State of Southern! I am always on the lookout for new blogs to obsess over and I can honestly say that Kate’s blog has stolen my heart. Kate is a southern belle with impeccable style and a charming personality. I found her blog and devoured page after page, loving not only her style picks but her take on life. Coincidentally, we happen to be Kappa sisters! (And if you think I didn’t squeal when I found out, you’re wrong) Definitely check out her blog, her youtube channel, and her other social media pages. You will not be disappointed!
three // Pinterest Picks
Well, it’s finally happening. I’m moving into an apartment! Is this what adulthood feels like? Leases, electric bills, and shopping for appliances… not exactly what I was imagining but I can make it work. There are quite a few issues with my apartment (all of which I will share once I am finally in my new home) but I have been distracting myself with beautiful spaces on pinterest. I have been collecting inspiration in everything from pineapple lamps to pristine white desks. It’s the little things… and sometimes the big things that get me excited for adulthood.
four // She Reads Truth
She Reads Truth has changed the way I connect to my faith. Yes, that’s a big statement but an accurate one. My faith has always been important to me but finding the time on a daily basis to feel inspired and connected is hard. Recently I stumbled across She Reads Truth. This incredible website is written for women by women of all different ages and backgrounds. Every single day there are new postings to encourage us to sit, usually for ten minutes or less, to read God’s word and reflect on small bits of scripture. The messages are beautiful and as a young woman I relate to the reflections and therefore better understand the passage. If you are just discovering your faith life or are far along in your walk with God, She Reads Truth is a great way to feel inspired every single day.
five // inspirational women
Y’all, this is Elizabeth Fechtel, Miss University of Florida and one of the most inspiring women I have ever met. This beautiful woman is someone I both admire and respect for countless reasons. Elizabeth competed in the 2014 Miss Florida pageant and won, only to find out a week later that there had been a miscount and her crown was passed to the runner up, Victoria Cowen. For most, this devastation would seem like the end. For Elizabeth, this is just the beginning. Soon after learning that she would no longer be competing in the Miss America Pageant, Elizabeth posted a heartfelt response on her blog. I strongly encourage you to read her response, as it encourages all of us to trust in God’s plan and to trust in our own capabilities, no matter what titles we may hold. The humility, strength, and grace that she has shown, inspires and encourages me. I’m sure it will do the same for you. I cannot wait to see what she accomplishes; I know it will be amazing.
“I recognize that the mistake in the balloting is less important than my choice on how to handle the recovery process. My choice is to charge forward and make a lasting impact on my community and country, as Elizabeth Fechtel.”
I sincerely hope y’all enjoyed this new segment on Creating She! I really enjoyed pulling together this week’s favorites and I would love to hear some of yours! What’s got you inspired this week?