A Peek Into Last Week: She Speaks Intensive, a birthday banner, Cinnamon Rolls, Citibloks tower, a trip to Austin, and more!
Last week was truly a whirlwind. I had planned to finish this post on Saturday evening, but it just didn’t happen — as sleeping sounded a lot more enticing. But I figured since I already had this post mostly done, I’d go ahead and post it today for those of you who have written in to say the Peek Into Our Week posts are one of your favorite posts of the week.
Last week began with the She Speaks Intensive. I was so blessed to be there. Not only did I get to have amazing coaching from people like Michele Cushatt, but I also got to meet and become friends with hilariously funny and oh-so-inspiring women like Kathi Lipp (pictured above).
Renee Swope was our small group facilitator. She’s a wealth of wisdom, insight, and experience. Not to mention that she’s such a beautiful woman — inside and out. If you’ve not read her book, A Confident Heart, you should. I was so blessed by it!
These two women were one of the biggest highlights of the whole Intensive. We met the first day and there was instant connection between us. Honestly, I felt like I have known Ruth from Living Well, Spending Less and Angie from Finding Joy in Everyday MOMents pretty much my whole lives — even though I’d only met them on Sunday and we said goodbye on Tuesday. They are such dear, dear women.
The day after I got home, Kathrynne and I had fun working together to create a birthday banner for Erika, my assistant. I’m not very artistic by nature, but we had a blast working on it together.
Kathrynne also decided to see how high of a Citiblok tower she could build.
And the week wouldn’t be complete without a batch of Cinnamon Rolls, would it?
I spent Friday and Saturday in Austin, TX, with my agent and a brilliant app developer. Guess what we were doing? Yes, we were brain-storming and working on a prototype for the brand-new Money Saving Mom® app.
I cannot wait to unveil it later this year. You all are going to love it. I failed to get any pictures of this trip, but you can just imagine all of us hovered around laptops and iPads for two days and that gives you a pretty accurate description of what it was.
We did take a few breaks so I could experience some of the delicious Austin food (I ate my first kolache — so, so good! And I also tried my first bites of calamari, too, which was surprisingly good.), but then it was back to work again.
Sunday our church family was so sweet to have a belated little celebration for Jesse and my 10th wedding anniversary. They honored us with a cake, a special prayer time, and showered us with cards. We’re so blessed with many wonderful friends who love us and care about us.
So that was our week in a nutshell. Did anything interesting or exciting happen at your house last week?
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