Five Finds Friday // Dec. 11

Five Finds Friday is a fun link-up hosted by two of my favorite people (Holly and Taylor) -- enjoy another round of five things today!


Work is always fun, but sometimes it's extra fun, like when we throwdown on camera about Christmas stuff. This is part one, so expect the rest of these to come over the following weeks, because they're just hilarious! I love my coworkers and this company.

Crosswalk Christmas Throwdown: Angel or Star?

Apparently our staff can't make up our minds, so what do YOU think belongs on top of the Christmas tree?

Posted by on Thursday, December 10, 2015


I only made ONE purchase the whole Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday/Whytheheckdoweshopsomuch Day... and it was THIS. And I'm in love. Be proud of me that this was all I got, because my cart was FULL of all the bags and totes and pouches and duffels. And I only got one. I consider this a major accomplishment.

Market Tote | XL from Herschel Supply Company


I would like to be eating these right now, please and thank you. Minimalist Baker, you always make me DROOL.

1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies



My sweet friend Emilee Clemons just officially joined The Rising team as a monthly member, and this was her first post. She knocked it out of the park. This post is powerful and bold and beautiful and so encouraging. If you're a churchgoer of any kind, give this a read!

Dear Church: These 10 Calls Are For You


What to Remember When You're Feeling Overwhelmed

This post by Allison Vesterfelt was one I randomly clicked on (mostly to get through the top posts on my Feedly so I could refresh the content) but I ended up deeply resonating with it. It's worth a read whether you currently feel overwhelmed or not, especially if you're a highly sensitive person (uh, yes, hi, hello, that's me) and feel ALL THE FEELS.

Bonus finds: