Allison Ramsing

My Story is Beautiful, Cassie

By February 26, 2015 My Story is Beautiful

My Story is Beautiful, Cassie

My name is Cassie. I’m a graduate student by day and blogger by night, but my full-time job is really being a follower of Christ and a new wife. These seasons are teaching me a lot about myself and my relationship with Jesus. When Allison approached me to write about my story, I was flattered. I was also incredibly shocked. Shocked that she would think I have a story worth sharing.

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Etsy Shop Updates

By February 23, 2015 Shop

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Hello, beautiful! A couple quick Etsy shop updates all orders now ship free and there are now bundles of 5 cards. To celebrate free shipping being here to stay use the coupon code FEB20LOVE on any purchase valid until Feb 28th at 11:59 PM.

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Life-Flighted into Second Chances

By February 20, 2015 General Posts

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Over the course of my life I’ve experienced many doctors visits, emergency room trips, hospital stays and one trip in a helicopter being life-flighted. I am not writing today’s story for sympathy, but a reminder on how God gives second chances (or third, fourth, fifth…)  and to be grateful for every day that we are given. On a recent phone call with my brother he reminded me how strong and how much of a fighter I was. He reminded me of that February night in 8th grade where he didn’t know if his sister was going to make it through the night. That night my perspective on life drastically changed. It was that night that God gave me a second chance and every February I’m especially reminded how blessed I am to still be alive.

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My Story is Beautiful, Lara + Make It Happen Giveaway

By February 19, 2015 My Story is Beautiful

My Story is Beautiful, Lara Casey Isaacson

I’m Lara Casey Isaacson. After almost eight years of marriage, I finally took my husband’s last name a few months ago and I am so grateful. You see, it’s been a long road trying to let go of control. Control of my time, desires, and identity. But, God has far better plans than anything I could dream up. I know this for sure.

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TriStyle & Co: Scarf Challenge

By February 18, 2015 Fashion

Tri Style & Co: Scarf Challenge on AllisonRamsing.com

When Elizabeth, Meg, and Samantha announced this month’s TriStyle & Co. challenge I was excited because I love scarves. No really, I love scarves. They have been my favorite accessory since I was in undergrad. I even interned at Nordstrom in the Accessories department helping customers pick out sunglasses and scarves. Scarves are one of my favorite gifts to give and this scarf was one of my favorites to receive.

It’s my favorite because it’s an Ethiopian scarf (The ABLE Ethiopian scarf by fashionABLE). The ABLE scarf is hand-woven, made in Ethiopia, and 100% Ethiopian cotton. Anything Ethiopian excites me for the future due to the way Peter and I have felt that God keeps placing it on our hearts for adoption one day.

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Scary Close

By February 16, 2015 Books

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Scary Close. Those words define love so well. Love can be scary because to truly love your friends, family, spouse, etc. you have to get scary close.

“We will never feel loved until we drop the act, until we’re willing to show our true selves to the people around us.” -Scary Close

I’ve read Donald Miller’s first book Blue Like Jazz and enjoyed it a lot. Naturally when he came out with a new one I gave it a go. Here’s my thoughts on Scary Close dropping the act and finding true intimacy that I received c/o BookLook Bloggers.

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Inside to Outside: barre3 clothing for workout and hiking

By February 13, 2015 Fitness

inside to outside from barre3 to hiking

This year I want to be more intentional about working out as well as exploring more of the outdoors. Since moving to Oregon from Iowa I continually am marveled by the beauty that surrounds us in this Pacific Wonderland. Two weekends ago I attended a conference in Bend, Oregon and my hubby and I took advantage of the beauty that Bend had to offer. I took my friend who lives in Bend with me that Saturday morning to barre3 then it was off to find some trails. What’s the perfect barre3 clothing choice for working out followed by a hike?

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My Story is Beautiful, Taryn

By February 12, 2015 My Story is Beautiful

Taryn

My name is Taryn and I am a new mom. I don’t sleep, eat hot meals, or shower every day. My polish is chipping, I’m wearing leggings as pants (because my jeans still do not fit), and it’s 2pm and I have yet to wash my face. I’ve been trying to write this for several days but my 5 month old is constantly in need of my attention. She wet her diaper, she’s hungry, she’s too tired, she’s gassy, she spit up, she’s bored, she’s overstimulated, she’s frustrated because she can’t complete her rollover, or she just plain needs mom.

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Catching Up Over Makeup

By February 11, 2015 Fashion

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What does one do when they have a lot of makeup to review and also have not seen their friends in a while? “Combine and conquer.” Something about friends, ice cream, cake, and makeup is too much fun. So, I sent my husband to his office and two of my dear friends and I got back to the basics. My partners in crime on this particular night were Ann from SchniederLife and Hilary from The Ready Writer. They both are awesome friends and bloggers, so check them out for sure.

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Comparing Yourself to Others – Our Social Comparisons

By February 10, 2015 General Posts
Comparing Yourself to Others.

Comparing Yourself to Others

In 2014, I have begun to see a trend in my lifestyle that I’m not overly proud of. Social media has become my measuring stick for life. Comparing myself to others is a really bad habit but one that I have cultivated for a long time.

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I’m going to say it. “Social media, as it is today, is suffocating our culture, friendships, and our own souls.” Big statement, I’m aware, but let’s face it–you know that it has merit.

“Social media as it is today is suffocating our culture, friendships, and our own creativity.”

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