Thursday, October 18, 2012

Breathe. Relax. Reflect.

Necklace: c/o Bama+Ry (coupon code: AunieSauce for 20% off) // Jacket: Runway Fashion Exchange // Photos: Taylor Love Studios

Once in a while,
I have a lot to say.

Those posts usually end up nestling in the "On My Heart" category.
They're usually real, raw, and me unfiltered.
And sure—they're filed under "On My Heart,"
but they're more like little glimpses into my deepest thoughts...
a place where I like to breathe, relax and reflect.
That's where I came up with that little tagline for my posts like that—
—like this.

Actually, the tagline was born at the end of this post back in August.
One of my favorite's of all time.
In fact, during that time—not yet engaged, unsure about Daniel's new job, just waiting for things—
it was all I could do to write that post and say a little prayer to calm myself.
And you know what?
It helped.

It wasn't long after that when I was approached by Jasmine,
the owner, founder and mastermind behind Bama+Ry,
to see if I would wear one of her custom copper pieces.
I knew immediately which one was the most "me," and what I wanted mine to say.
Breathe. Relax. Reflect.

A custom piece. Just for me.
So special.

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately (nothing new there),
and boy... right now, little things like this,
prayers from others and for others, the thoughtful comments you guys leave,
the hugs, the "likes," the Skype-screen kisses with Daniel,
all of it—it is keeping my little battery full.  

So thank you.
It means so much.

Aunie Sauce

PS> Use code AunieSauce for 20% off (by 10/25) so you can match me, or create something custom of your own ♥


Elisha said...

Breathe... That's what I need to do now right now. I feel like my world is SO busy that I don't have time to reflect, and think. You inspire me, to try and become something better and new. THANK YOU.
xo said...

wow, isn't it amazing how the little things in life just begin to add up and, like you said, keep battery lives full? what a great reminder and a lovely reminder to wear/remember around your neck! :)

Bev said...

well said friend!!! love how relationships totally make us, whether it's held on Skype or in person :)

and I LOVEEE your ring!!! Super gorg and unique!

Lisa @ MMT said...

Oh I just love your heart!

The little things, yup, those are what matter most.

Thanks for reminding me. Now I just need to breathe, relax, and reflect.

Unknown said...

That B&W photo of you is absolutely stunning! And I really do love your saying. Taking time to breathe, relax and reflect is necessary in this life but too often we forget to do so.

Vicki said...

I love this post! Actually ... I tend to really love all of your 'on my heart' posts. They are always so beautifully written!

I am often in dire need to just 'breath, relax, reflect'

Thanks for the reminder!!! :)

The Maxell's said...

I needed this post about two days ago ;)

This is beautiful, and I thank you for the reminder :) Hope you have a fabulous day! ~Karen

dela belle k said...

Great post! love it!

Unknown said...

I Like the details on your jacket. :: Win a Lace Denim Shirt!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

You and me both lady... I'm been really wound up lately and today at work I finally stopped myself and told myself out loud to chill out. Maybe I sounded crazy but it felt good.

Alesha said...

I love it! The necklace is so beautiful! And you are too! =) Praying for you! Before you know, you'll be a Mrs. And I am praying that God will bless your marraige like crazy and that through His blessing, you both will continue to bless others.
Alesha <3

Chloe Innvaer said...

That necklace is just gorgeous! It is sooo perfect for you! Your pictures are just gorgeous as well! It is sooo important to take the time to breathe, relax, and reflect! It just helps put everything into perspective and remember what is truly important!

Lily said...

You look so beautiful!