Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Anything Can Happen ~ Book Sneak Peek { Everyday Adventures }

On a scale of one to ten, how much adventure would you say you've you had lately? Would you say you are adventurous all day? Half the day? Or would it be more like 1 hour per day? Or maybe not even be that much? Well, I've been working on my book "Anything Can Happen" quite a bit lately and yesterday I was writing all about adventure. Ah, I love this pic below, doesn't it make you want to go and climb a mountain?
What is this desire in us for adventure? Even if we don't realise it's in us, it's there. We have been given "life in abundance" (John 10:10) Abundance = a very large quantity, more than adequate, over-sufficient. So for me, abundance is simple, I need to have a lot more fun and adventure. So, here's a sneak peek of a snippet from Chapter 4 of the book ~ "Expect Surprises Everyday:) xx

A N Y T H I N G   C A N   H A P P E N 

{ e v e r y d a y  |  a d v e n t u r e s }

"If I say to you “expect adventure today”, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? You might have a list of great things that just roll off the tongue, which is great, but if you don’t, then it’s time to dream. 
I’m challenged even as I write this. What am I expecting today? It’s 3:48pm on Tuesday 25th February. There are still just over 8 hours left in this day. So, what am I expecting? It would be easy for me to think, “well it’s almost 5pm, that’s the end of the day, then I’ll go home and just relax and have an early night”. Sensible, yes. Adventure, not really. What time is it now, as you read these words? Look at your watch, then work out how many hours are left in this day. Even if it’s only 30 minutes, that’s plenty of time to encourage someone, write in your journal, send that email, look up that course, or take one tiny step toward that dream you’ve been putting off for six months. 
An adventure is “an unusual and exciting or daring experience”. It’s “participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises” (Oxford Dictionary) and really, "life in abundance" means we should be participating in and experiencing these all the time right?! So let's stir it up. Let's stir up a sense of daily adventure and expectation. Adventure and fun are not just for ‘every now and then’, they are for everyday. 

Even if you don't know quite what you'd love to do... just ask God, and he will show you. :) Life is too short not to have fun and do what you love all the time. So what is it for you? Take a few minutes, take the limits off, let your mind go wild and just ask, “What’s the adventure awaiting me right now?” Because guess what he says to you...
As we start thinking like this, adventure actually becomes our normal. God has put so many seeds of adventure inside us, and it’s up to us to dig them up. When we have a vision for what we are expecting, we go after it with greater tenacity, and we actually SEE it happen. So write down some things on your heart right away, then get ready because... Anything Can Happen."

Have an amazing day expecting adventure.

Love Nat x

Images - Pinterest

Friday, 21 February 2014

Friday Fashionista :: { Comfy Casual }

Hey guys, how was your week? Are you soooo glad it's the weekend?! I am. I've got birthday celebrations both tomorrow and Sunday so that will be fun... What have you got on? Ah, I really want this weather to warm up again, don't you? I mean, I'm not talking 45 degrees or anything... just anything above 28 would be fab by me. Anywayyyyyyy... today we are going ultra "casjjjj" (how funny, how do you even say that word? As in, 'short' for casual...?) Well, here are some fab comfy inspiration for  your weekend! xx

The end! So that was just a bit of fun inspiration for today. I hope you enjoyed it! Comfy = fun. And if you have any requests for cute outfits, or crazy new fashions, just let me know :)

Hooray! TGIF everyone!

Love Nat xo

Photos - Pinterest

Monday, 17 February 2014

Transition :: Just Keep Going.

Transition is a funny thing isn't it. When you're in transition, you never feel like you are. I mean, you never think, "Well, I'd better make the most of this uncomfortable season, because it will be over soon!" No, usually, when you're in the middle of a season, you feel stuck, because you can't imagine it actually will ever end. The definition of transition is = the process or period of changing from one state or condition to another. So what does that mean for you? Are you in a period of transition at the moment? Are you're waiting for something?
When we're IN transition, we can often feel frustrated and discouraged. Especially in the final moments before we move into that new thing. However, let me encourage you. This is a what a butterfly looks like, flitting around in all it's beauty... Stunning hey.
But now look at the "not so glamorous" transition it had to go through to get into this world... Ouch.
Transition is rarely smooth sailing and glamorous. But the moment we come through it and move into the new season, it always, always makes sense. When you're in it however, it can be so hard to see. And this, my friends, is where the leap of faith steps in.
Many times all we can do is trust. We just have to believe that what we are doing IS leading us somewhere, and there IS great purpose in it all, even though most of the time it actually doesn't even make sense. But... let me encourage us all today... :)
Your harvest is certain. The reward is already part of your future. I am standing with you in this race and cheering you on. Whatever season you are in, just remember, that's exactly what it is -- a "season".  And if we think about our four seasons, sometimes they feel like they go on forever (hello... winter!?) but the thing that gives us hope is that we know they each have an end date. The season is not going to last forever. And so it is with us. Just when things seem like they're never going to change, they always do. So, in the words of our wonderful friend Dory, whatever season you are in my friends.............
Because, guess what...........
And you know what else?
That's right. ANYthing. Are you ready for that? Have you pictured it in your mind? Have your written it out and stuck it on your mirror as a reminder? Because, as we declare and expect things to happen and change, they will. 

Have the best day! 

Love Nat xx

Images - Pinterest

Friday, 14 February 2014

Brand New Day.

I just felt to encourage you today... You are doing an amazing job. You really are! And guess what? Today is a brand new day. It's a fresh start for you. A second chance. Yesterday is over and gone. And today is here. New things are going to happen for you today. Are you ready? What are you expecting? So just take as much as you need today...
And just at the right time, when we're about to give up, 
God extends his faithful hand to us yet again, and provides our every need.
I am praying for you today... that every discouragement would go, that doors would open and everything in your heart would just flourish. It's a new day today and NOW is the time to fly my lovely friends!!

Love Nat xx

Images - Pinterest

Friday, 7 February 2014

Friday Fashionista :: { White and Gold }

A week as flown by hasn't it? Oh my goodness! This week has been 'birthday week'... with soooo many of my dear friends' having birthdays, including one very special girl today! Anddddd thennnnn only 3 little sleeps til MY birthday! I'm a bit excited :) Well, as promised, we featured 'Stripes' last week... and this weekend, in honour of our 'cray cray hot weather', this weekend we are styling ourselves in summery 'White and Gold!'


Well I have most definitely been inspired by these beautiful pics... What are your Top Five out of the whole list? Hooray to an endless summer hey! Have a happy weekend everyone :)

Love Nat x

Images =  Pinterest

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