friday favorites- february 24

February 24, 2023


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Happy Friday friends! I hope that you have had the most wonderful week! It has been a busy week over here for me and I am looking forward to a long weekend! Here are some of my favorite things from this past week! First of all.... 
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I was so honored when Lauren asked me to come on her podcast and share part of my health journey and story with her community and yesterday it went live! If you would like to listen to it you can do so HERE!

This was probably one of my most vulnerable interviews that I have ever done and it was truly an honor. Thank you again Lauren for having me! 

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2. New Junk Journals Available in the Shop!

I am so excited y'all to say that there are more mini junk journals and key chain junk journals now available in the shop! You can check out the shop HERE! Thank you so much for your purchases and your support of this shop and these journals!

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I am still recapping our trip to Lancaster from December and this week I shared all about this precious historical covered bridge. If you know me at all you know I love covered bridges so it was fun to go and visit a couple and learn more about their historical significance while we were in Pennsylvania! You can read more about our trip to Lancaster HERE!
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I was so excited to announce on the blog this week that The Lyme Boutique is officially open!!
This is a new Etsy shop that I have been dreaming about and planning for a couple of years that is now live: The Lyme BoutiqueThe Lyme Boutique is a shop with products specifically for Lyme Disease patients and those who love them! Cozy, practical, and encouraging, each of these items are curated to inspire joy and hope in every part of your life as you courageously fight Lyme Disease or walk alongside a loved one who is battling Lyme.

As I have healed from the Lyme Disease journey I prayed about how to best encourage those still in the battle. I have found that sharing my story, advocating for better medical treatment and testing and living a life honoring all of those who helped me heal is one of the greatest gifts. At the same time my heart resonates with those deeply discouraged in the battle which is where the Lyme Boutique dream started.

There are currently no other shops that are dedicated solely to help those with Lyme Disease or the caregivers who love them. I am so excited to open this new shop!
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I hope that you will stop by the shop, which is truly an extension of my heart. Every single purchase is truly a gift and a blessing and I am so grateful for your sweet support of this shop. I have written this in my books and on this blog, but I was correctly and accurately diagnosed with Lyme Disease after seeing over 273 different doctors. The battle for my life and health (after several well known medical facilities and hospitals told me I had only months to live) was some of the most painful and difficult years I have ever walked through. Like many Lyme patients it was one of the most isolating experiences and my desire to encourage other Lyme patients started with my first book, "Praying through Lyme Disease" published in 2014. Since then that little book has been translated into ten different languages and other encouraging Lyme books followed.

This shop will also be helping other Lyme patients! Each purchase gives a percentage to helping other Lyme patients financially in the future with providing scholarships to help cover the cost of the treatment for this disease.
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This book. Y'all. I shared this last week, but I have to share about it again today. I can't say enough. I have described it to so many people as "deceptively simple with such incredible depth it will leave you speechless". I started using it as a devotional a few weeks ago and have been taking just a chapter or part of a chapter during my devotion time. Amazing. 
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With Caravan Sonnet turning ten years old I thought it would be fun on Fridays to share some older posts from the blog! One of the things that Caravan Sonnet developed into was a travel blog from its earliest days. First, writing about traveling with a chronic illness and then developing into cozy luxury travel it has been beautiful to think and plan for the upcoming adventures of this year and to look back on all of the adventures in the past. You can read more HERE!

Next week we head to Florida and it has been so exciting to think of this trip! I have a work trip and I am excited that my mom will be coming along too and also we will get to see my sister! It will be so fun to explore a bit more of Orlando! I can't wait to share more! This has me remembering some fun trips of the past, including THIS trip to Epcot and Magic Kingdom trip I took with my sister back in 2017! You can read all about it HERE!

Thank you for making this such an incredible space to come to and connect with every single day. I am so blessed!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you for stopping by today friends! I hope you have a wonderful Friday and long weekend!

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