"What's comin' will come and we'll meet it when it does."

Hullo, all.  How fare ye this fine Thursday?  I and my family are quite well, thank you--we can't complain!  God is faithful and so, so very good.
(By the way, can anyone guess who and what the quote is from??)

So. . .
My thinking was, upon the coming of the new year, to commit to writing and posting no less than three posts every week. 

*looks at date of last post*
*laughs hysterically*

Well, as you can see, that hasn't happened.  Hopefully, however, it will change within the next couple weeks.  But I shall not make any promises!  Why?  Simply put, I am planning a wedding!  Mine!!  And it's getting ever closer and closer.  
Only 253 more days to go!!
With that said, we are getting the details ready, planning the guest lists, finding/designing invitations, confirming the venue, looking at housing options, and the list goes on.  If you have been--or are in, or are going to be--in this situation, then you know just how overwhelming it all can be.  But I do know, stress and frustration aside, it will all come together beautifully.  And I can hardly wait.

To top that off, I am also considering opening a new Etsy shop. . . This one, unlike the one I shared with my sisters, will feature framed word art.  I am really excited for this and hope something will come of it.  However, I am at a sort of draw right now in thinking of a shop name. . . Got any ideas?  Evan has been helping me toss around a few, but none have really stuck out to me. . . "Penmaiden's Word Shoppe." "Penmaiden's Lettering." "Penmaiden's Treasures." "Of Pen & Poetry." "Sarah's Cherishables."  Still thinking.  But I am definitely open to suggestions!  Got any ideas, dear creative creatures??

I wanted to take the time in this post to give such an update, but to also ask you, my faithful friends, if you have any questions regarding this whole dating/courting/upcoming marriage thing.  If so, I would be more than happy to answer to the best of my ability.  I am 23 years old now and have a wee bit o' experience under my belt, and it would be an absolute honor to talk with you.  Regarding this, if there was a certain subject you would wish to discuss, I would love to start posting a new topic once every week.  This could include subjects such as patience in God's timing, my view (and others') on dating and courtship, preparing for marriage, homemaking, etc.  I truly believe God has called me to be a wife and (Lord-willing) a mother someday, and I wish to give my utmost to live a godly example for other young ladies, such as yourself--be you, 13, 16, 26 (or older!).  

Along with a different subject post each week, I will still continue to review old books, new books, and even some upcoming releases!  If you have a recommendation, send it my way!  Books are definitely my "one weakness."  :]

Alas, I must bid you adieu for now.
Aaaaaaaannnd leave you with this adorable ball of fur:

Happy Thursday!

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  1. I want to say the quote is from a Louis L'Amour book (one of the Sackett books, perhaps?)?

    Ooh, wedding planning! It's definitely a busy thing. Both of my brothers got married in October and the whole family was involved in the prep for both, so yeah...it was a very busy year! :) (And I hope everything is going well with your planning, dearie!)

    Hmm, I don't have any ideas for shop names but it sounds like it will be a fun venture!

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. How fantastically exciting!
    (I just found your blog and am throughly enchanted)

    Ava :)

  3. Goodness girl, I can only imagine how busy your plate is right now. Don't bog this time down with feeling guilty about not posting all the time. I think we can all be patient for your lovely posts. ^_^

    Oooh, a new Etsy shop. How exciting! :D I am the worst at titling things, so I sadly have no suggestions. Although I love all those ideas you have! Sarah's Cherishables is kind of totally adorable.

    I look forward to seeing what books you'll review!

    I hope the wedding planning will be smooth and perfect. Always praying for you guys!

    (And why must you put such adorable gifs up? I can't even handle. <333)

  4. Jameson: The quote does sound like something Mr L'Amour would say, but it actually hails from the Harry Potter fandom, as quoted from Hagrid. :] Thanks for guessing! Oooh, October's a great month for weddings, then, right?? ;D And as to the shop thing, thanks! I hope so.

    Ava: Thank you for stopping by! And thanks for leaving your blog address. I love finding new friends. Hope you'll stick around!

    Christine: Awww! You are too kind, dearie! ^_^ As to a shop name, I think I'm gonna go with "Sarah's Wordshoppe." What do ya think? I really like the "cherishables," but found it might be too much of a mouthful and that it might make people think of more fragile/breakable things instead of what I'm planning on doing with my wordart... I still like it though... Thanks, again, Lauri! for everything! We definitely covet your prayers. :3

  5. Love it all, Sarah! <3

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