Let’s Celebrate!

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Happy 1 Year Blog Anniversary

Join me in celebrating Intentional Pieces “1 Year Blog Anniversary”. I honestly can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 1 year. The time has gone by so fast and it has been an incredible journey.

Today I’ll share some of your favorite posts, celebrate the ups and downs and what I have learned along the way. If some of these posts are new to you click on the image to read it. Better yet, subscribe to my email list and you’ll get a personal message from me delivered to your inbox every time there’s a new post. 

Celebrating Your Favorite Posts

I’m so excited that some of my favorite posts were yours. You are a group that loves the variety and I do too. I was all over the map this year with topics about changing your mindset, being creative in a bullet journal and sharing travel experiences. Those are Intentional Pieces that are helping me create the abundant life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 


September 2018 Bullet Journal Set Up | Flamingos Theme

September Bullet Journal cover page



Flamingos were everywhere this year so using it in my bullet journal was a no brainer. You really raved about this layout. I think it’s one of my favorites too.







Is your drinking getting in the way of your living?

red wine in wine glass



This was a hard post to write. I was vulnerable and transparent because I know many people struggle with drinking. Thanks for all the kind words and feedback about sharing my story. I know it helped so many of you. Today, I’m still sober!






Loss is Hard | 4 Ways to Show You Care

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Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or do you know someone who is? Loss is hard however you can help make it better. I know this post helped you because you took the time to share it on Facebook. Sharing is caring.






August 2018 Bullet Journal Set Up | Cacti & Succulents Theme

August Bullet Journal Cover Page



Was it the fun colors or the cacti that drew you to love this bullet journal theme? From Farmhouse living to mid-century modern Cacti & Succulents fit the bill.







52 Things I Love You About You! – Homemade gift

deck of playing cards on a ring



Everyone loves an inexpensive homemade gift! It’s made out of a deck of playing cards and a little thought on your part. Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving!







19 Before 2019 – A way to finish strong

19 Before 2019

Blogging about completing 19 things on my list before 2019 helped me accomplish quite a bit. There’s nothing like World Wide Web accountability to motivate a girl.




Celebrating Ups and Downs

Blogging is a lot of work! I’m not kidding. I work part-time outside the home and blog in my spare time. Funny, I thought I had spare time but not anymore. First, let me say I admire all those bloggers who really work the hustle. You inspire me and I love your work ethic. For me I know I need to grow slow and I’ve decided that’s okay. I am enjoying the process. 

Second, I haven’t made a dime. Eventually, I’d love to make money and those who say I made 107,638.00 for the month of May I am flabbergasted and amazed. Whoo Hoo! I’m celebrating with you! I’m just thrilled with my 36 faithful subscribers. You are my tribe, my peeps, my friends and of course my Mom. Thanks, Mom, for always being my biggest fan!

Third, I really want to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Whether in person or online, at a workshop I’m teaching or at the grocery store I want to represent Jesus well. I want to love you well, impart what I’m learning to encourage you, and teach you what has worked in my life to offer hope.

Life is hard and we need each other. 


Celebrating What I Learned

You don’t always feel like writing. Undoubtedly, I’m sure some of you can’t go a day without writing but I found it difficult to come up with ideas. 

You have to be consistent. As with anything if you want success and followers you have to be consistent. This was the hardest thing for me personally. If I didn’t feel like writing or have ideas I wasn’t consistent. You could say it’s a vicious cycle. I’m learning to put my feelings aside and do it anyway. Hmm…I’ve got an idea. Not allowing your feelings to rule you would be a great topic to blog about. Stay tuned.

There’s a learning curve. What should my domain name be? What host company should I use? Create a website? What theme should I pick? What about SEO? How do I create images? Should I take my own pictures or find stock photos? Sometimes I thought my head was going to explode. As a result, it has definitely stretched me and I’m not sure I could walk you through the beginning stages again however I know a lot more than I did. 


Celebrating The Best Part

This big bad world that we live in is smaller. We share the same struggles about how to think differently, balancing life and work, more self-care and a positive body image and how to love well. We want to be joyful, grateful, creative and explore. I have met and enjoyed conversations with people from all over the world. You have visited my blog from the United States, Germany, France, India, Singapore, Philippines, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Czechia, and the United Kingdom. Obviously, we’re not that different and I’m so thankful to be on this journey together.



  • Linda

    Congratulations on your first year blog anniversary!!! Look what you have accomplished in one year. I am so proud of you! I’m so looking forward to seeing where you take us in the year to come. You choose topics to which many can relate. You are helping others in ways you may never know. You are amazing! Love you.

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