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The Best Office Supplies
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If you’re a 3 on the Enneagram then I think you get me when I say “productivity is key.” There’s nothing that lights a fire under my booty to get stuff done like some new office supplies and a good snack (or coffee, let’s be honest). ☕️ ✏️ 📓💕
If you’re obsessed with office supplies as well, then let me introduce you to this new line from @lifewaywomen! 😍😍 It’s a line that encourages me with scripture, hymns and other quotes that keep me going throughout the day!
Nothing like combining Jesus, my favorite colors and office supplies! 😂 

Keepin' It Real
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Life’s fun, ya know?
Im thankful to share a piece of mine with you over here on Instagram and for all of the friends, new and old!
But, you need to know one thing: I like to keep 👏🏼 it 👏🏼 real 👏🏼
After all, we all need to be met in our moments. Whether it’s the soiled laundry because you forgot to switch it to the dryer in time (guilty), the fight on the way to date night, the playlists with the perfect combo of rap and worship, the frozen meals put in pretty bowls so you can take credit for supper (thank you Trader Joe’s) and everything in between,
I gotchyou, girl!
Here’s to making pretty out of our mess, letting people in to see “behind the bliss” and doing all of the fun crazy moments together. 🤘🏼

Cheering On My Husband
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Thomas’s dream was (and is) to fly. I didn’t know how I felt about it, all of the fears arose, I had too many questions to ask at once. But, I just knew that he lit up when he saw airplane pass by, it often occupied our supper conversation and I didn’t want to be the one to hold him back.
Lots of flights, miles and God stories later, Thomas is a pilot, accomplishing dreams and doing his thang and dang, I’m so proud and excited to be a part of it all. ✈️
Pray for your dreams!
Ask God the hard questions!
Cheer on your husband!

Remi + The Squirrel
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This dog...
In case you missed it: Remi horrified me yesterday by bringing a dead squirrel into our home all while Thomas was gone. Yes, friends, you read that right. 🐶🐿
Just the other night I was squealing over a dead roach and here we are with a dead rodent (the size of a cat, I must add).
Me, a dustpan and a bucket came to the rescue all while a dear friend stayed with me on FaceTime (and documented the whole thing via screen recording). Blessed assurance.
Y’all, I can’t make this stuff up.
Cheers to real life, conquering fears, and all of the paid off hunting training. 😅
Catch the whole showdown in the newly added story highlight. 😂🙈

Behind the Bliss Podcast Pals

“God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called”

Honored to share something super special with this girl. Every week, we release a podcast episode on @behindtheblisspodcast where we talk all things funny + address the topics others may steer away from. If you listen you might say “oh dang”, “that’s good” or “me too!” all in one episode. 🖤🎧
Now we have thousands of listeners, new friends, opportunities like I would have never believed and a friendship I cherish all because this gal called me one day a few years ago and asked “do you want to start a podcast?”
Just say “yes.” Take that step, start the blog, pick up that camera, call that friend, ask that question, do that thing that you’ve always wondered about. Our God smiles and blesses our obedience even when we don’t know what the heckie we’re doing I promise.

2019 Goals!

Either you’ve moved passed your goals or you’re still in it to win it. Regardless of wherever you are, I want to remind you we don’t need firsts of the years for fresh starts. We need grace. Grace for ourselves and for others.
In efforts to get ya back to it and on the road for a healthy (spiritually, mentally, physically) “you,” I’m sharing my 2019 goals with @maryscottmercer on @behindtheblisspodcast!
We’re sharing all of the “goal” things + a little encouragement for you to get closer to yours! 🖤🎧☕️

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Hi friends! We have a few new faces around here so I wanted to pop in and say I’m so glad you’re here! 


You can expect me to share things about my day/life that I think you’d find helpful! Whether it’s what’s cookin’ in the kitchen, what I just added to my wardrobe, or what’s going on in my heart, you’re invited! 

A few fun things about me:

  1. I’m a 3 on the enneagram which means I like to get shenanigans done! And other 3s around here? What’s your enneagram number? (Or are you like, “enneagram what?”)

  2. My husband and I are high school sweethearts that love to travel and snuggle our pup, Remi. 

  3. We bought our first home and are making it “ours” slowly but surely and I can’t wait to share little pieces of it with you! 

I hope you find laughter and have many “aha moments” on my little corner of the internet. If you ever have any questions, want to chat or grab coffee, just holler at me! 

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You can’t expect to see if you don’t ask for vision. ✨

I’ve been reflecting (and not posting) for 2 weeks of where I’d love to see God move. It came at the perfect timing. A new year, clean slate, fresh vision.

This is the year of “immeasurably more” for the Awtreys. Hold me to it. Don’t let me forget it.

P.S. thank you, Lord, that we don’t need a holiday to ask for a new start. 🙌🏻 amen?

Cozied Up

My Christmas tree fell down and some ornaments broke. Remi ate my favorite pair of rain boots and I held his ears while he disposed of the pieces. He also brought mud in the house and dirtied our freshly cleaned linen duvet cover. Oh and also my sunroof drain is clogged so it was raining in my car this week and the floors of my car are soaked.

I’m not complaining, I’m inviting. Inviting you into the chaos to remind you on the days when you just can’t keep it together that you actually don’t have to 🙌🏻 so that maybe someone else has a “me too” moment.

I’m here for the real life moments and movements, for inviting you behind my bliss, and hoping it causes you to do the same. Because hey, it’s hard to fit all of that into the 6 little squares you first see up in here.