I didn’t get a video out this week because we have had major head colds here at the Lozano house. Anyone else out there?! I’ve heard its been a bad flu season, but this is the first we have had! Funny thing is, I can honestly say we needed to get sick. Getting sick can be super beneficial for my relationship with my kids, and it helps me get in touch with my crazy life that can easily get out of balance. It just keeps me grounded.
But yay for Friday! I’m having too much fun with these Friday Favorites posts. I love a good suggestion from a friend, and I feel like this is making us closer friends. Please join the conversation in the comments. I would love to hear your favorites too!
How encouraging was Tammy Courson’s devotion this week?! So good, right?! I love the thought that God creates specifically for me to enjoy. The other day as I was laying in bed feeling bad, a gentle breeze blew threw my window and I remembered Tammy’s words. I thanked the Lord for sending that breeze as a comfort to me! As a reminder, she not only is a talented writer, but also a creative artist. You can visit her site here. Since Tammy is totally one of my favorite influencers in the faith, I thought I would share a few of my favorite online influencers as well. These people are not necessarily believers, but I find them either inspirational in the area of home, fashion or Jesus. I gain so much of what I do here on the blog from them, so I thought it would be fun to share as I think they will inspire you too!
Son of Tammy and Jon Courson, Ben has a passion for sharing HOPE with our generation. We talk about him a lot because he is a rad dude, with a Spirit lead message. Anytime I’m having a down day, or feeling a little discouraged, I open his app for some super charged encouragement. You can find his app, here. He’s also on the Hillsong Channel. Did you know that even existed? I just discovered it! There are other great preachers featured there as well, so check out your cable provider for channel info. I set my DVR to record Sundays at 6am for Ben’s messages. It’s nice to have some positive vibes in my TV cue ;). Also, Addi listens to his app every night while she falls asleep. So, he’s totally G-rated.
I’ve talked about Emily P Freeman on our instagram, but you guys have got to subscribe to this podcast. What I love about it is it’s only a 20 minute session (yes I called it a “session” because it’s basically free therapy), and I always feel like I take a relaxing exhale after listening to her. She’s like having a personal life mentor and her voice is so soothing the kids even let me listen to her in the car.
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I’ve been a faithful reader for several years now and I absolutely adore Emily. She is crafty, down to earth, and has a cute house with a knack for decorating. She also offers online classes in floral design, handwriting, decorating, and more. Check her out here.
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I might be slightly biased on this one, but check her out you guys! She is a treasured friend of mine from college and is so creative. She lives in an adorable beach house in San Diego and her kids are always dressed cute. Check out her channel here for some serious inspiration.
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Brooke is a relatively new favorite of mine. Her house is basically exactly my style and she is positive, super engaging (always responds to my insta messages), and just good fun. She has a cute little house in Cape Cod and is always inspiring me to make the most of my little space. Check her blog out here.
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Rick is a popular pastor in SoCal, and I love his practical teaching. It is both challenging and inspiring. Download the Kwve app here and listen to him weekdays at 10am Pacific Time. I enjoy this so much I even set a reminder on my phone to open my app at that time.
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Check out this blog for some serious fashion that is AFFORDABLE. Brittany has style, is a believer, and can we talk about her adorable bob? Its ridiculously cute. She reminds me of a blonde version of Britton. Check out this budget friendly fashion blogger here.
What about you? Who do you love gaining inspiration and encouragement from online? Please share! I would love to hear to check them out too.