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Start Now: The Endless Possibilities of Dreaming

I am excited to announce that I am a new member of the God Sized Dreams writing team! Not familiar with God Sized Dreams? It is an incredible blog shared twice a week dedicated to encouraging anyone who has a dream on their heart, and is looking for a supportive community! No dream is to too big or too small. Needless to say, I am honored to be one of the newest writers for this community that has encouraged me for so long.

Today on the blog I am sharing about starting your dream. For the past few months life has definitely taught me about new beginnings. While in Ghana, I even learned that Ashesi, the name of the university I visited, means beginning. So cool! Beginnings  can be so challenging, yet so freeing at the same time. When we see the door opening for our dream, we have to prayerfully walk through it.

Except we allow things to hold us back. Our thoughts are filled with doubts, we listen to others who try to hold us back, or we feel that we want to wait for a better time – the perfect time.

I learned that there is no better time than today. So we must start now. Where we are. Which is why I love the above quote so much!

Join me at God Sized Dreams for the full post.

To New Beginnings,



Summertime and the Living Is Easy

WARMEST ALOHA! (anyone else see the Aloha movie with Bradley Cooper?)

I can’t believe how quickly time flies by. It has been eight months since my last adventure in blogging – YIKES! My plan was to blog for days on end this summer…so much for the best laid plans! I have been feeling the tug to write for weeks now, but with several conferences, travel, hosting family/friends, and the ins and outs of day-to-day living, I have been going non-stop. If you haven’t had a chance to read my last post about my word of the year, you can read that post here.

Now that I can breathe a little, I would love to share my “highlight reel” from the past several months.


I officially launched Cherished By Stacy on Etsy where I sell all natural sugar scrubs and more! 


Family vacation time was great on an 8 day Caribbean cruise! We left from the port in NOLA so we made a pit stop at Mother’s Restaurant (dude the biscuits!) and Cafe Du Mode (dude the beignets!). 


 This picture was taken in Cozumel – I’ve never seen more beautiful water! Fun in the sun and I still have the sun-kissed glow. 🙂


Funning with my nephew before the Dr. Seuss breakfast on the ship.


I led my second annual outdoor movie group under the stars! My favorite was the Lego Movie (Everything is awesome!)


I co-led and AMAZING team to Ocho Rios, Jamaica to serve at Teen Challenge Jamaica. I can’t wait to share more with you about this adventure, so stay tuned!

paint nite

I brought out my inner artist and painted with friends 🙂 Had a little trouble with the elephants, but…


I liked it so much I tried it twice 🙂 …and my hummingbird needs to go on a diet plan! 

It has definitely been an amazing summer, and I look forward to enjoying the last few days before we transition to my favorite season – Fall! Pumpkin Chai here I come!

What were some of your highlights from the summer? Share them in the comments section!