Giving Tuesday // Jewelry that Gives Back

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, November 27, 2018
Today I'm sharing a combination that I love: jewelry and giving back. In honor of Giving Tuesday, I'm sharing 15 companies that do more than just sell fashionable jewelry - they help the world. Below are places that you can purchase beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and more, as well as leave an impact on those in need.

My Thankful List + Bible Verses

by Lavender Elizabeth, November 22, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving, all! I hope you're able to spend the day surrounded by those you love. Just as I did last year, I wanted to make sure I set time aside to share what I'm thankful for. 

I'm thankful for my faith. While it can be challenging at times to connect with God in a real and authentic way, I'm continuing to develop my relationship with Him. Knowing that I have the unconditional and overwhelming love of my Savior is something I can never be thankful enough for.

I'm thankful for my family. I am so blessed to have the relationship I have with them. I love spending time with family, whether it's meals, playing games, or just relaxing together. I can tell them anything and I know they'll listen and love me.

I'm thankful for my roommates. Moving to the city was a whole new experience for me, but it was made that much easier thanks to my two roomies. We've been exploring our new city, watching Netflix series, and decorating our new place. I couldn't ask for better ladies to live with.

I'm thankful for my job. I've been in my new role for eight months now and I'm still loving it. I love finding new talent and giving people the chance to join our company. Plus, I have great coworkers and have had so many different opportunities given to me over the past few months. I'm constantly growing and learning, and I couldn't ask for more.

I'm thankful for the little things in my life, too. Puppy snuggles; tv shows; hot tea; soft blankets; trips to new places; nail polish; a good night's sleep; and so much more!

I'm reminded this year that giving thanks should be a year round occurrence. I used to spend time each night talking to God, sharing at least three things I was thankful for that day. Today, I'm sharing 12 Bible verses to remind us to always give thanks to God.

1 Chronicles 29:12-13 "Riches and honor come from you, and you are the ruler of everything. Power and might are in your hand, and it is in your hand to make great and to give strength to all. Now therefore, our God, we give you thanks and praise your glorious name."

Psalm 9:1 "I will thank the Lord with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous works."

Psalm 69:30 "I will praise God's name with song and exalt with thanksgiving."

Psalm 95:2-3 "Let us enter his presence with thanksgiving; let us shout triumphantly to him in song. For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods."

Psalm 100:4 "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name."

Daniel 2:23 "I offer thanks and praise to you, God of my fathers, because you have given me wisdom and power."

2 Corinthians 4:15 "Indeed, everything is for your benefit so that, as grace extends through more and more people, it may cause thanksgiving to increase to the glory of God."

Colossians 3:17 "And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

1 Timothy 4:4-5 "For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, since it is sanctified by the word of God and by prayer."

Hebrews 12:28-29 "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire."

Revelation 11:17 "We give you thanks, Lord God, the Almighty, who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign."

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Trip Recap // Weekend in Montreal

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, November 20, 2018
The past two weeks I've been traveling for work for recruitment events. Because of this, I had to opportunity to spend the weekend in Montreal in between meetings. I hadn't explored the city before, so it was really exciting to venture through the different areas. I don't typically travel by myself, so this was a new adventure for me. Everything I did over the weekend is below!

Currently // October to November

by Lavender Elizabeth, November 10, 2018

Most of my October was spent working. Things really picked up this month with both hiring for new roles and planning our rotational program recruitment. Regardless of many late nights at the office, I still managed to have a fun and festive October. Between visiting a Pumpkin Pop-up and attending a Halloween bar crawl, I made sure to celebrate the 31st in style. I also took a trip to Kentucky, had a girls' weekend in Michigan, and enjoyed all the changing leaves in Bucktown.

  1. Currently // September to October A recap of last month and a look into the next
  2. Weekend Getaway // Grand Rapids Our fun girls' weekend away
  3. Chicago Hotspot // Jack's Pumpkin Pop-Up A pumpkin-filled escape in Chicago
  4. Fashion // Fall Essentials My top 12 fashion needs for the season
  5. Halloween Weekend & DIY Group Costume A halloween bar crawl with Winnie and friends
  6. Recipe // Festive Candy Corn Cupcakes Three-tiered cupcakes for fall

November 4 Hot Chocolate 5K
November 6 Visit NYC
November 7-9 Work trip to Norwalk
November 9-11 Explore Montreal
November 11-15 Work trip to Montreal
November 15 Adler After Dark
November 18 Friendsgiving
November 22 Thanksgiving

Have a wonderful November, everyone!