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Life Lately no. 2

It's been a hot minute since I've updated y'all with what I've been up to, so I thought today would be the perfect time for a little life lately post. If you're new around here, don't worry! This is only the second time I post one. My Life Lately posts are like a coffee date with friends, just chit-chatting about the latest happenings of life. And since we're all friends here, not much is off limits ;) So let's get started... I took a bit of a sabbatical from social media in March and I enjoyed nearly every second of it. Not constantly having a phone in my face trying to take the perfect picture to post made everyday things so much better. I felt much more present. There's a big part of me…

Goals

March Goals

February went by fast and furiously. So many fun and good things happened this past month, though honestly I can't help but get a little emotional when I think back to how difficult February was last year. After a sudden death in my family, my struggle with anxiety reached an all time high and it was hard to imagine life ever feeling "normal" again. So for that reason, I don't take for granted the good days, because I can remember all too well the rawness of the super tough days. If you're in a difficult season, remember that it's just that, a season, and it won't go on forever. :) I hope y'all are okay with me getting so real with you. I don't write this blog to appear to be anything other than…

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Wholehearted

Natalie is honestly one of the sweetest, most genuine people I've ever met! She is the author of Wholeheartedly a devotional for single women - which has become one of my absolute favorite devos (tbh I've read it over three times).  Not only does Natalie write devotionals, but she also blogs over on her self-titled site Natalie Met Lewis.  She's writes about all seasons of relationships - from singleness to marriage - and is a huge encouragement to women everywhere.  Needless to say, I was truly overjoyed when she asked to interview me for her blog. I'm sharing all about my life as a single gal and much, much more! Hop over to her site to read the full interview :)

Faith, Featured

Prayer Journaling

Faith is a huge part of my life, it's the "saint" behind Saint + Cypress in case you were curious! :) So I want it to be something I talk about here regularly on the blog. It wouldn't feel right to not include such a big part of my life. So without further adieu, let's talk about prayer... Prayer is a crucial part of my faith walk, yet it's one of the things I tend to struggle with the most while following Jesus. I have studying the bible and going to church on lock, but prayer... it's just doesn't come that easy to me. Growing up, I was taught to recite pretty formal prayers and for many years I thought that was the only way prayer worked. As an adult, I've learned that prayer is…

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5 Tips for a More Organized Week

The faster life moves and the busier our schedules get, the more difficult it can be to stay on top of our chores. Even when my weeks seems to be on the less busy side, I still find that it can be tough to keep up with everything that needs to be done. So I've come up with 5 tips that I find make for a more organized week. (more…)

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February Goals

I honestly feel like the month of January went by nice and slowly. I enjoyed easing into the new year and getting a nice grip on making the most out of my new schedule. The first two weeks of the month weren't the most productive outside of work, but I definitely got my act together for the latter half of the month and am content with the progress I made towards my yearly and monthly goals. Getting to put a check mark next to each goal you set out to achieve can be gratifying, but I find it even more satisfying to think about how the month went on a deeper level. The underlying themes of my January were 1) to say yes to more fruitful uses of my time and say no to distractions…

Goals

Well

A tradition I adopted a couple of years ago is to select a "word of the year" during my goal setting process. I typically start thinking and praying about where the Lord will guide my goals and usually a word or two will pop out. Some years it takes a little time to find my word. But this year it was abundantly clear what my word would be. Yep, my word for 2017 is WELL.  After spending most of 2016 in survival mode, I just feel like the Lord is calling me to put a strong focus on wellness this year. Living well. Loving well. Being well. Accepting that it is well. The word is just perfect for the new season of life I'm finding myself in, the calm after the storm if you will.…

Goals

2017 + January Goals

I've given myself a little longer than I normally do to dream up and pray over my goals for the year. And I'm finding that I'm feeling great about the things I'm setting out to accomplish this year. The best part about goal setting, in my opinion, is that there aren't any rules. There's no particular date that you have to start or finish. The goals themselves aren't written in stone. You can tweak and adjust or, heck, all together change them, as you see fit. (more…)

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hello 2017

Oh how happy I am to see you, 2017. I'm usually not one who gets too excited about a new year. That's a reflection of my sometimes practical side (haha!). There's nothing magical about January 1st, am I right? BUT this new year is a big deal to me. If you're interested in finding out why, keep reading. (more…)

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Why I Broke Up With Social Media

Instead of the normal Weekend Edit post, today I'm going to share something that's been on my heart all week. Last Saturday, I finally had enough and deleted Instagram and Snapchat from my phone. I vowed to myself to only download them when I was ready. And this is the story of how I ended up here... (more…)