hello organized bag {hello monday!}

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Lily Jade sent me a new bag and wow–I love it! It’s got pockets and more pockets and it’s roomy! It’s technically a diaper bag {it even comes with a matching changing pad!} but can be used for camera equipment and everyday things I’ve got a lot of stuff to carry so need a big, sturdy bag. How about some hellos?

Hello red! I thought a bright color would be FUN!

Hello pockets. What’s not to love?

Hello contents of my bag, excluding gum wrappers, toy cars, and my computer {which I also can fit in the bag!}

Hello prepping to go to UCLA this week. David is having a gastric emptying study and seeing the craniofacial team. These are big, important appointments and we would love your thoughts and prayers!

Hello planning the dinner menu for the week, which includes veggie lasagna, stuffed sweet potatoes and tri-tip with roasted cauliflower.

Hello car that needs a tune up and no time to get it to the shop!

Hello busy busy in the workshop filling mother’s day orders. Have you picked out something for your mom yet? It’s not too late! Check out these gorgeous pieces! Last week’s best sellers included this necklace and this ring.

Hello FREE charm on the wildflowers necklace. Two tags for the price of one. Buy today!

Hello practicing piano and drawing star wars characters. That’s what Matthias is busy doing!

Hello eating pudding, taking walks and playing keyboard, that’s what David is busy doing!

Hello grandma visiting this weekend {and friends and cousins!} It will be a full house and we can’t wait!

Hello thrifting and searching for hidden treasures!

Hello date night. We’ve been trying to squeeze in one every week and it’s been wonderful for us. We need to connect!

Hello brand new, beautiful week. There is joy waiting to be found. Are you ready?

What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or link up your own hello monday post there!


  1. You look, as my mother used to say, like a million dollars. Coming across your blog yesterday was a gift that I believe I will cherish forever. I hope to return to order some of your beautiful jewellery but in the mean time, know that you and your family are firmly entrenched in my heart. Thank you!

  2. Hello to a beautiful day here in Hershey, PA… and hello to my first piece of your jewlery… the mama necklace <3 Bought it for myself as a mother's day gift 😉 I love your family's story and your Instagram feed! You are all a blessing to me! Praying for your family today, especially David! XO

  3. I love your jewelry and saw that you mentioned there is still time to order before mother’s day. Yet at check-out, shipping time for standard shipping is 1-3 weeks, so maybe not before mother’s day? I’m afraid to order if it won’t get here in time?

  4. Hello and good luck this week, Lisa! I’d say that bag is a great start to your new week!
    Hello to a fresh start after a weekend on the Oregon coast with just my little family. Hello to great memories of reconnecting that will carry us onward. Hello to articles to write, students with bad senioritis to encourage, and hello to the beach again this weekend, but with just my college BFF.

  5. Hello to a rainy week in Minnesota – hoping to get lots done inside and at work:). Prayers for your family as you venture to UCLA!

  6. Awesome bag! Love the red! Prayers for David. We learned about Young King David at church this past Sunday and I couldn’t help but think of you and your sweet boy. xo

  7. Sending you hugs, Lisa. The past few months have seemed pretty eventful for you all and David…I know that must be hard in a lot of ways. Prayers for all of you. And I’m swooning over that cute bag!

    I’m saying hello to patio sitting, flash selling, making necklaces for celebrities and general insanity. 🙂 http://happylittlelovelies.com/2014/04/28/hello-monday-patio-sitting-flash-selling-making-necklaces-celebrities-general-insanity/

    1. It has been nuts around here. I feel like there is healing happening. And I feel hopeful! Sending you a big hug! xx

  8. …coffee in hand you have started my week of with your story and style…sending love your way and good thoughts and blessings for a good week. Busy here as ever, and savoring the small moments…xxoo Jen

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