Johnson Family Reunion

The People
The Fun

The Place

My mother's side of the family had the annual Johnson family reunion this weekend and boy was it a treat! From gag gifts to stuffing our faces with food it was fabulous to spend the weekend with people that you absolutely love. I have such a wonderful family and I treasure the time I get to spend with each and every one of them. We even had T-shirts made for the occasion, because why not :)


Belle and Books

This face, I love it and I miss her so much when I am traveling!

I have been road tripping it for work at the start of this week and now I am three states away for a family reunion! I am going to be giving out my grandmothers FINISHED recipe book tomorrow! To read more about that journey read part one here and part two here. I can't wait to see my families faces when they see the book! I heart family time!


Chained Elephant

When we are trying to find a solution to a problem we often seek advice from others or comb over past solutions seeking the correct way to get things done. We sort through the thoughts and often dismiss those that we have tried before and failed. Or we call out others advice saying that just won’t work for me.

Consider this story about an elephant that is tied to a wall by a heavy chain when it is a baby. It is just too small to break the big chain. As the elephant grows up, its handlers replace the heavy chain with a lighter chain. Still, when the elephant tries to break free, it feels the chain tugging at the wall and gives up. Eventually, its handlers replace the chain with a wire. Finally, by the time the elephant is fully-grown, all it needs is a thin rope to tie it to the wall. Yes, the elephant could easily break the rope, but it no longer had the belief that breaking the rope would lead to freedom.

By challenging a solution that may not have worked in the past, you might find that it is in fact the perfect solution that leads you to freedom.


Weekend: Mustaches and Birds

Mustaches and Birds

1-3/// Mr. Mustache McLucus had a birthday celebration that wasn't complete without finger staches.
4-8/// Amelia and I had adventures, drinking coffee, antiquing, shopping and finding bird things.
9/// The people I work with are fabulous so they made me an ice cream sandwich for making a sale.

If you don't get the finding bird things extremely hilarious, please oh please watch this video. 

It will make your day.