Thursday, November 4, 2010

How #Relevant10 Met #GoodbyeJunk & #HelloMornings Today...

So, I FINALLY got to talk to my sweet friend about her experiences at the Relevant Conference this morning.  We met for coffee and talked for hours, it was so wonderful.  She knew that I had wanted to attend with her, and was sweet enough to bring back her goodies and share them with me!  Isn't she the sweetest friend? 

Look at all the cute, fabulous stuff I got from Relevant, through her:
I promise, I left some for her too! :)

I am so glad that she is NOT a  reader.  A blogger who hates to read.  Funny, huh?  But, lucky for me!  I got some really cool books that are going to be perfect for HelloMornings.  Just a short, easy to read page a day.  I can't wait to start tomorrow.  AND, a version I can share with the boys....Even better!  I've been wanting to find something like that, but haven't gone looking, and here it just 'falls' in my lap.  I love how that works!  Plus, an e-book copy of Ann Voskamp's 1000 Gifts, which I've also been dying to read, and a cute little journal to write...something tiny in!

Plus, a super cute paperweight for my office (maybe it will encourage me to keep my desk neater).  That little cute 'PEACE' necklace has something on the back..... "BE STILL".  Now, tell me that wasn't meant for me?

So, I've mentioned how this all connects with the #HelloMornings group that I love, but how does bringing all this STUFF into my house fit with #GoodbyeJunk?  Well, for the first time, probably ever, I was INTENTIONAL about what I was choosing to bring into my home.  There were some other really cute things to choose from.  Things that I wanted, but I put them back, because I knew deep down that they were just future GoodbyeJunk.   I only chose things that I knew I had a purpose for, and would really, truly use.  Progress!

Oh, and FYI, more GoodbyeJunk stuff coming soon, so bear with me!  I'm working on a big, new announcement.... More good stuff to come!  Look for details closer to Thanksgiving. 

In the meantime, 
may you be blessed with friends as wonderful as mine, 
and may you remember that as fun as it is to receive, 
it is even better to GIVE.


Michelle said...

Great job of restraint! The stuff was very cute. I love how that paperweight looks on my desk. You won't be able to put Ann's book down- it's fantastic.

Glad you got some blessings from Relevant, too! :)

Stacy @ Delighting in the Days said...

Yay for you! It sure is hard to say no sometimes :)

Anonymous said...

Oh that is soo awesome!! How nice of your friend! :)

I would love to hear more about GoodbyeJunk because I know I need it! I am not a pack rat - in fact, just the opposite. But I still find I need to consistently go through my home to be sure I'm not hanging on to things I haven't used in a year or more!

Kat @ Inspired To Action said...

Yay for conference swag! That's so fun that you got all that stuff. What a sweet friend you have.

Ironically, I'm not much of a reader either. Although, I was GLUED to Ann's book and read it all the way home from the conference.

Kaira said...

What a great friend! I hope you can make it to Relevant 2011~ :)

SomeGirl said...

I'll say it again for everyone to read... Thank you! If it wasn't for you introducing me to the concept of blogging I wouldn't have been able to go, so YOU deserve the swag! :) LOVE you bunches! Excited for your announcement! xoxo ♥ Michelle