Friday Favorites: FREE GIVEAWAY!

IT’S DECEMBER!!! *cue mountains of snow falling from the sky and twinkly lights everywhere and lots and lots of caramel brûlée lattes*

It’s time for another monthly giveaway download!!! Last month I had a lot of people download my phone screensaver, so I thought I’d do another one for December!

Iphone screensaver– If you are on your phone, you can hold your finger down on the image and save it. Then go to your settings and make it your wallpaper from there. Change your wallpaper setting to “Still.” It looks better, I promise!

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Computer wallpaper– If you’re on a Mac, you can drag the picture onto your desktop and make it your background that way. If you’re on a PC, you can right click and save it to make it your desktop image. Depending on your personal settings (like fit to screen, stretch, etc), you may have to adjust the dimensions to get it just the way you like it!

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I hope you like the December wallpaper/screensaver! Let me know in the comments below and I’ll be back January 1st with the next FREE download!

Hope you have a fabulous Friday and a very snowy December!


Music Monday: Living Water by Cody Carnes & Gateway Worship


I’ve been jamming to this song the past two weeks! I recently got the chance to see it LIVE and worship with all of Gateway Church and pastors and worship pastors from all around the world! If you want to see that experience go HERE to check out my VLOG.


This is Cody Carnes (who I met and told you all about it in my VLOG. Just a minor freakout moment, no biggie……) He’s been a worship leader at Gateway Church for years, and he’s married to Kari Jobe who was featured on last week’s Music Monday. Give this song a listen!

If you’re interested in a Music Monday playlist head over to my spotify and every Music Monday song is there! And check out my VLOG on my youtube channel!

Let me know what you think down below!



My partnership with beyondBeanie!



So excited to finally be making this post!!!

A few months ago I got approached by the company beyondBeanie and we’ve emailed back and forth, but it just never worked out that we could get in contact! BUT FINALLY after almost 5 months, we are connected!

beyondBeanie is a company out of Switzerland that works to help provide living wages for artisans in Bolivia PLUS in addition to supporting artisans, beyondBeanie also works with the Amanecer Salomon Klein Center in Cochabamba to provide meals, school supplies, and uniforms to 38 orphaned children in Bolivia. The Salomon Klein is a center that offers care for orphaned and abandoned children from ages 0 to 6. These children are often abandoned as babies on the streets or are recovered from areas such as under bridges or isolated districts in the outskirts of the city.  Learn about the artisans and projects that help children supported by beyondBeanie.


I’m so excited to be repping this brand! They have a pure heart and are so genuine in their desire to help kids and artisans live healthy and happy lives!


My shipment from them as a brand ambassador should be coming in the mail soon! I’m hoping to do a shoot when I get my products here :’-) (we’ll see…)

PLEASE check out beyondBeanie!!! GO NOW GO. At least go see what they have to offer. ANDDDDDDD I have a code that will get you 15% OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Use code MML15 and you can get 15% of your purchase and you’ll help out homeless kiddos and the sweet ladies who make the products to ensure they lead happy lives to provide for their family! What can be better than that?!

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What’s ALSO super cool about beyondBeanie is that you can find your exact artist on the website and send them a personal message! You send your message to the company and they pass it along to the woman who made it! Such a cool way to connect with people in a different country to show your thanks for them. AND encourage them with the love of Christ!!!

I hope you get the chance to check out this company! Their hats will be perfect for the upcoming fall and winter time to stay warm! They also have scarves and gloves to bundle up in! Needing ideas for the upcoming gift giving holidays?! I gotcha covered with that discount!

Remember to use code MML15 to save you 15% on your purchase, then let me know what you purchased! I would love to know if we have the same stuff!

Click HERE to check out beyondBeanie!



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3 Things I Ask God Every Night Before I Fall Asleep

If any of you have known me personally for very long, you know I don’t sleep well. I know sleep paralysis and nightmares all too well. I’ve always had terrible dreams and fears in the night since I was a child. I am often awake for the terrors and hallucinations that are caused by sleep paralysis, but paralyzed and unable to move. Even if I know they are irrational, the fear I feel is so real.

I know I’m not the only one.

I have a terrible sleeping schedule. I always feel like I need a nap. I sleep much better in the daytime when the sunlight is coming in from the window. As a child, I had so many night lights, my parents joked that you could land a plane in my room. There were very few friends that I slept over at their houses. It was worse as a kid, but it never fully stopped as I grew into a young adult.

Maybe you suffer from insomnia, or stress, or anxiety, or a brain that just won’t stop. Whatever it may be, if you’re losing sleep, life can be tiring. People don’t get it. They turn into a doctor and start prescribing medications, or oils, or tell you to get off of technology, or tell you to stop taking naps, or (my favorite) that you need to spend more time with Jesus. (??????) And while I believe that some of these things do surely work for lots and lots of people, I have a few remarks myself:

  • medicine can often do the exact opposite. Melatonin, Tylenol PM, things of the sort, can make some nightmares WORSE than actually fix them.
  • sometimes technology is the only thing that can keep me distracted from feeling like a person is going to burst through my window and murder me.
  • sometimes naps are my only form of rest during the week. Plz let me nap.
  • Jesus and I spend lots of time together during my daily devotional and prayer time. We chat and I worship and read His Word constantly. THANKS THOUGH!!!!!!!!

About 10 months ago I was having a particularly rough time. I was moving states, leaving my college town, leaving my dog (+family), a boy had just done the cha-cha on my heart, moving 6 hours away from my two best friends, and lots and lots of emotions and feelings were happening. I was praying one night and I couldn’t form many sentences. Words just weren’t coming out the way they needed to.

Then these three statements just started flowing.

  1. Heal my head.
  2. Hold my heart.
  3. Soothe my soul.

I don’t know where they came from. I don’t know how they got to my brain. (Let’s be real, yes I do. Jesus, duh.) But they made sense for me. They were obviously the things I needed in the moment. Jesus was telling me I needed to ask these things from him. I needed to admit I needed help. I needed to admit I needed to lean on him. He gave me the words I needed to request from him. Man, Jesus is so cool.

My head needed to be healed from the negative thoughts, comparisons, judgements, and overthinking.
My heart needed to be held because it was overwhelmed, hurt, beat up, restless, and needed to be reminded that the lover of my soul was always close.
My soul needed to be soothed because it felt like it wouldn’t sit still. It kept dancing around and not in the pretty way. It was moving like a maniac at a punk rock concert, but dancing to polka music. Way off and out of time. It was so tired, and it wouldn’t just take a a bubble bath and calm down.

Isn’t it awesome that when we don’t know how to form our sentences, God hears our heart?

Maybe you sleep great, maybe you never fear, maybe you never overthink, maybe you just live in bliss and everything is rainbows and unicorns all the time.

But if you ever have doubts or the enemy is in your brain and robbing you off your sleep, then maybe these few requests of Jesus will help you out too.

(Next week we’ll talk about when it may be Jesus waking you up at night, but that’s a whole different post.)

Do you struggle at night? What are some things that help you sleep?