January 23, 2016 | Escape | Friends | Home Town

January is a month of beginnings and new, fresh starts. I love that about it. It's also unpredictable weather where in Alabama it can be in the 60's most of the time and every once in awhile we get snow. I planned to go to Nashville for the weekend because my birthday is next week. Birthdays are fun. It started snowing in Nashville last night and it snowed All. Day. Long. So, I'm sitting in my bed with my cute escape bag full of my sewing for the weekend.

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I'm watching Woodlawn. This movie is incredible. Absolutely incredible. Watching it, I realized why I'm at home tonight. I needed to see this. You need to see this. It's a beautiful, Jesus centered movie. 

"If you only love those that love you back, what kind of love is that?"

I had a great day with two incredible women. Layla Palmer and Jenny Walker   They live in Pike Road and we met at Peyton's Place for lunch and shopping at Amy's Antiques after. It's so inspiring and fulfilling to be around women who stand for each other and you can feel their kindness. We all found treasures. We discovered that Layla loves a certain color of green and can spot it a mile away! Jenny just built an amazing house and they talked about it the whole time which made me NEED to see it! Lunching again soon, ladies! This picture makes me laugh out loud. The flag attacking Layla and it was so cold I was holding onto Jenny's coat for dear life! 

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I found this amazing picture of the graduating Chaplain class of Harvard 1943. It's not in great shape, but it was $10. I can make it work! Layla just knew there was a specific name for pictures like this.....long, skinny and panoramic-ish. She asked on Instagram and her dedicated followers came through! A yard long portrait! I'm now on the hunt for more. 

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I want to introduce you to a couple I was introduced to just over a year ago. This is Erin and Ben Napier. They are from Laurel, Mississippi, a small town they love and believe in. They are getting their debut on HGTV this Sunday. I want you to watch. I want you to see what I saw, a genuine love for what they do. It's not for tv or you and me, it's for their family and their community. They are creative spirits and it shines out of them. What you need to know is that your tv needs to be tuned in and turned on. Only live viewers are counted for ratings. Watching it recorded doesn't count. You're going to have to go to early church, people! Leave your tv on while your gone and get home ASAP! I'm telling you, you don't want to miss it! How cute are they?!? Adorable. Home Town on HGTV. 

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Seven Weeks Away From Everything

Be brave enough to travel the unknown path, learn what you are capable of. -Rachel Wolkin

I fell off the face of the earth. On February 5, I left Birmingham on an airplane and landed in an unknown place to work on a huge project for the next 7 weeks. I got home last Saturday and all I can say is, I'M BACK! Seriously, I can't give you any details! The big reveal will happen sometime in June and you are going to DIE! It was an incredible experience and I can't wait to share the good, the bad and the ugly. There were a lot of all three!

While I was gone, I had two lovely assistants keeping up my Instagram and Facebook accounts. They created a seamless exit and entry for me. You didn't even realize I was gone, did ya? Laura and Amy made sure that the world was still aware of Lucy's Lockets jewelry line and Lucy's Inspired house building, family loving, and good times. I can't thank them enough. It's amazing what you think you have to have complete control of and then walk away and drop everything into someone else's lap. They surprise you with their skills and you surprise yourself that, hey, someone else can love what you do and take care of your baby! 

I'm back and trying to recuperate. There was a lot of hard labor and mind blowing thinking on the fly. I did come home to MoonglowLake almost finished! It's been such a blessing to create this house with all the things I love. A friend came by yesterday and said it looked just like me. Funny how a house can look like a person. I'm so glad. I want it to have all the personal touches from the old things that I've saved to new things that are made to look old.

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I love all the light that is coming into this house. We have one huge living/dining/kitchen area and I love the fact that we will always be in one place. I can't wait to share the entire house with you. 

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Lucy's Lockets continued to grow while I was gone. We are in a new store in Tuscaloosa called, Gypsy Spur and soon to be in Wrapsody in Hoover and Auburn! We've been working with Southern Living, yes the giant, amazing magazine you've been looking through your entire life! You will see the jewelry on the pages of Southern Living in July.  I've been so blessed with support from family and friends. I know that plans have been laid out and I'm here to execute. I thank God for everything that has been delivered in my favor. We try to make things happen on our timeline and when they don't, we worry. God's timing is all that we need. 

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