I’m super excited for today’s giveaway from Kathy Davis… I absolutely love their products and the amazing message they are spreading!!! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post:) I’m also really excited to share our engagement pics because they make me happy.
What we are chatting about today——> Creating a Life YOU Love.
When I first heard about the Kathy Davis Brand I was instantly drawn to their beautiful bedding (I am a sucker for making my room my personal sanctuary:) but then as I learned about their mission and beliefs, I fell even more in love with them.
The Kathy Davis Brand strongly believes that EVERYONE has the right to ‘Create a Life They Love.’ Their mission has been to create meaningful products, to foster connections (I can’t think of anything more important than our relationships) and to help others to create ‘Create a Life They Love.’ In the process Kathy Davis has created everything from greeting cards to gifts, and from home (GIVEAWAY for their amazing bedding at the end) to fashion. Kathy Davis products are sold in over 60,000 doors nationwide.
I could not agree more with the Kathy Davis mission and their message is something that I want to help spread. After I got divorced a few years ago I was in an incredibly low place (as you remember). I was living in my parents’ basement, I was BEYOND lonely, I was worried sick about our future and how I was going to do the mom thing on my own. I can remember a specific night alone in my bedroom just a few months after I left California. I was writing in my journal (I LOVE journals) and this thought hit me strongly—> I could stay in the dark place I was in at the time forever (healing and grieving is real and it takes a lot time too) or work every day towards loving my new normal. To choose to live the life I wanted. I got instant goosebumps just thinking about the truth that I could put all of my efforts into building a life with my Brookers that we loved, and that is exactly what we did. I focused on our amazing blessings, I worked hard on the relationships that I had in my life and we celebrated every little thing on the planet. We created so many traditions just the two of us and we spent pretty much every minute together. We moved forward in life, left the past in the past and started fresh with so many possibilities ahead of us—> that felt beyond amazing.
Creating a life that you love is so unique to YOU… finding what you love whether that is running daily, spending time with your favorites, working at a job that fulfills you, spending time each day on a new hobby, playing an instrument, going to school for your dream career, being a stay at home mom, traveling as much as possible, celebrating the things that make you happy… do it!
I will ALWAYS treasure the years that I had with just the two of us. I’ll look back on these years of just me and my little sidekick and smile because we have some pretty incredible memories together.
PS Andrew loves our new Kathy Davis bedding too and we will use it when I move in with him after the wedding (AHHHH IT IS GETTING CLOSER).
Brooke and I sure have loved this life that we have had together over the years and we cannot wait for the new life that we will have with Andrew and Knox (Brooke’s new step-brother that is also 3 years-old).
One of the Kathy Davis brand pillars that I love (along with celebrating life, sharing joy and appreciating yourself:)——> nurturing our relationships. I love that Kathy Davis helps to offer comfort and make heartfelt connections because that’s the kind of stuff that matters. I truly think that a big chunk of our happiness comes from the relationships that we have. I don’t think that a PERSON can make us happy (because expecting somebody else to give us our happiness is unrealistic) but that our relationships and the things that we do to nurture these relationships can create a life that we love very much.
This is something that Andrew and I have talked about a lot leading up to our wedding. How are we going to nurture/protect/strengthen/grow this relationship of ours for the rest of our lives? We will do whatever we can to create a home full of love and a family unit that is unbreakable.
Something that I truly believe is the best thing we can do to nurture our relationships is service. My mom has always been the best example to me of this. She has so many strong connections with the people in her life and it is because she is always trying to find ways to serve her people. I’ve come to find the more I am trying to forget my problems and help other people with theirs, the happier I am. The more we work towards helping our people, the closer we grow together. I think that relationships take constant maintenance and Andrew and I are so committed to always working together and putting our relationship first. We’ve decided that courting will always be a part of our life. Whether that is a once a week date that is a huge priority or continuing to do things to surprise and show love to each other.
My Love Language screams—> QUALITY time together and Andrew’s is the same (hallelujah). He’s my best friend and continuing to nurture our relationship by spending time together and as a family is my favorite way to connect. My favorite runs ever have been with Andrew already and I’m stoked for the thousands of miles we will share together over the years.
I also cannot wait to create a home where we all feel safe, loved, inspired with a whole lot of laughter.
We are coming up on the wedding and starting together a life full of amazing times, hard stuff (because no one is exempt from trials) and medium times, all while we work together to create a life that WE love together as a family of 5 (plus more later;).
And just a few more pics because I couldn’t decide which ones to post.
I’d love to hear how YOU create a life that you love. I’d also love any marriage advice that you have learned over the years. Keep on celebrating life’s moments (the big ones and the little ones) and nurturing those relationships of yours!
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TIME TO WIN——> One lucky winner will win a set of KATHY DAVIS BEDDING NOW!!! I love starting off each day on the right foot by creating a beautiful space in my room… it sets the tone for the rest of the day when I have peace and beauty in my surroundings when I first wake up:)
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