What's Up Wednesday (May Edition)

May 31, 2017

Happy Wednesday friends! I am excited to link up with MelShaeffer, and Shay for the "What's Up Wednesday" Link up! I have so enjoyed reading these ladies posts and am excited to join in! It has been so fun to connect with so many other ladies who are doing this each month over last year and I am looking forward to connecting more in 2017. Here are all of the "What's up Wednesday" posts from 2017:

And here are all of my "What's up Wednesday" posts from 2016: 

 If you would like to join in and have a blog, just answer the questions above!

What We're Eating this Week... 
Blackberries. And more blackberries. 

I have shared before how I work to get tons of greens into me every single day but I also work to get 4-6 cups of fruit into me every single day. A huge amount of this fruit right now and for the past month has been comprised of blackberries. I seriously can not get enough of them. I eat about 1/2 cup in my morning smoothie each day and then every afternoon I eat about 2 more cups of fresh blackberries. 

Next week I am sharing the incredible health benefits of blackberries and seriously y'all it is amazing. Anyone else love blackberries?

What I'm Reminiscing About... 
 So last week on the blog I shared some of my best and worst travel stories. It was so fun to recap so many different trips over the years! I received a few emails from people asking why I didn't talk more about cruises specifically and I definitely plan to write a post specifically to cruising! 

It is so fun to reminisce about trips of the past while dreaming about future trips that are coming up. In the next 18 months I have so many exciting adventures coming up, including a trip to Prince Edward Island, Alaska, and Europe! I can't wait to share more with y'all! At the moment I am continuing to research like crazy for my upcoming Prince Edward Island trip. If you missed last month's post I am still looking for lots of great recommendations for the upcoming trip to Prince Edward Island (from Boston) and would love to hear of any tips or places to see that y'all would recommend. You can read more about what I am looking for HERE

What I'm Loving... 
My ESV Journaling Bible, the Interleaved Edition. I shared this last month, but I still absolutely LOVE it. For such a long time I have always loved making notes in my Bible and bringing artistry to what I am studying. At the same time though I haven't wanted to cover other scriptures that I may want to really delve more into at a future date. Enter the ESV Journaling Bible, the Interleaved Edition. Every other page is a FULL blank page. It allows for tons of creativity and lots of note writing and I am loving every single moment of using it. It is a bit big and heavy so I still use my smaller Bible (THIS beautiful flower one from the Bloom Collection) for travel, but I can't say enough about the ESV Journaling Bible, the Interleaved Edition for my home Bible Study. If you have any questions I am happy to answer- it is wonderful!

What I've Been Up To...
Last week we moved down to camp from my grandmother's house which is about an hour away. We have been working on cleaning, unpacking, and getting settled in. I have been also working on getting the craft room set up to re-open my Etsy shop which has been closed for this past week! (You can find the shop by clicking HERE!)

What I'm Dreading... 
I can't say anything different than more treatment. But we take one day at a time, sometimes with a lot of tears and other times trying to laugh more than cry and remember the precious promise of Psalm 125:6:

"Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy."

What I'm Working on... 
Lots of marketing items, interviews, and things related to the release of the 2nd Edition of Praying through Lyme Disease which releases TOMORROW!! I can't wait for the release tomorrow and pray it will be a huge blessing to each person who reads it. Praying through Lyme Disease (the 2nd edition) will be available where books are sold and on Amazon. 
 I am also working on some final edits for September Caravan that will be released on September 1st! And also... 
When Lyme Invades that will be released November 1st! 

It is a busy writing year and yet, so exciting. I am so grateful for all of the support! I was SO honored to share that When Truth Refreshes has stayed in the top 500 books on Amazon in several categories since its release. I am truly so humbled and honored. You can purchase When Truth Refreshes HERE

What I'm Excited About... 
Lots and lots of things. Do you remember when I shared my word for this year? There are so many ways that I see this coming to fruition. Small, big, and beautiful ways. Even in the midst of pain I see so many lovely things that are happening.

What I'm Watching/Reading... 
I haven't been watching a ton of TV, but I am loving the new season of Amazing Race. Y'all know how much I love the show in general, but I love the twist this season and it reminds me of some of the first seasons of the series which are my favorite. Have y'all seen this season? 

What I'm Listening To... 
I am looking for some new podcasts to listen to. Anyone have some suggestions? 

What I'm Wearing... 
Transitional clothing to Spring. Even though the weather remains cooler, there are signs of Spring and Summer that keep appearing and this week we are supposed to get a few days in the 70s! I love this chambray shirt and black skirt combo with a fun necklace for these transitional weather days! 

You can find the skirt (similar HERE)//Chambray shirt (similar HERE)// Necklace HERE (find similar ones in my Chloe & Isabel Boutique HERE)// Shoes (similar HERE - LOVE these!)

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month... 
Summer Days and Nights. 

Bonus question this month: What is your favorite vacation spot?
I was thinking a LOT about this question and I realized that it is anywhere that I travel to with my tribe of family and friends. Honestly- that makes the ENTIRE vacation. *smiles* 

I would love to know your answers to these questions friends! Share your thoughts below in the comments!!

 Happy Wednesday!


  1. I watched The Amazing Race for a while because a girl who went to my college (not the same year) was on it! I thought that was pretty neat, so I had to support her of course!

    1. That is SO cool!! Okay- what year/season was she on?? I seriously have watched almost every season!! :)

      Blessings, Rebecca :)

    2. It was Becca from...this last one I believe! :)

  2. I love your cruise posts Rebecca. Glad to see others do too. Enjoyed getting an inside look at you for May. What's up!!

    1. Sheena-Kay,

      You are SO sweet!! Thanks so much for your sweet and kind words!! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and that you have a wonderful week!

      Blessings, Rebecca :)

  3. I loved reading this post! I really like how that journaling bible has blank pages - that's a great idea! I always get a little confused/annoyed at the journal art that covers up the words, but it seems like it might be hard not to with some of them if the spaces are too small! Let's see, podcasts...I really like Chasing Creative (they're on a brekaright now, but you could get caught up on past episodes) and the Uniquely Woman podcast is always thought-provoking. If you don't mind buying an audiobook, I'm also listening to 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You - it's really good, and only 7.50 right now on Christian Audio!

    1. Thanks so much Callie!! I haven't heard of these podcasts so I can't wait to check them out!!! :) I hope that you are doing well friend!! PS- Did you ever receive the package that you won from the giveaway??!?

      Blessings, Rebecca :)