{SQT} Throwing Up Butterflies Or Something

seven quick takes friday 2

1. One week until Edel! I’m 50 percent excited, and 50 percent on the verge of throwing up! So yes, I’m just a bit nervous to be speaking, but in a good way. I don’t think I’ve ever managed to not have some nerves before a talk or performance. The few times I was overly confident were the times I walked on stage and completely forgot my lines, therefore, I feel it’s safer for me to have some butterflies puking in my stomach than to assume everything will be fine. At approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 10th, with my Edel talk under my belt, I will be 100 percent excited, giddy and too liberal with the hugs so, heads up Charleston.

2. While in the sunny south, I’ll be selling my planner and ‘Rosaries Aren’t Just for Teething’ at reduced prices and forcing a smile so. big. for all the selfies. Get ‘The Best Laid Plans’ and RAJFT at Edel prices, through next Sunday, right here at the blog too.

3.To finish preparing for Edel (a.k.a. heavily breathing into a brown paper bag) I’m going to take a blogging break for the week, and next Friday Bonnie from A Knotted Life will host Seven Quick Takes! Be sure to stop by and give her all the love. (She makes the best cookies, so it’s really in your best interests to be nice and link up.)

4. Edel organizer Hallie Lord is expecting baby Lord #7 and is due Edel weekend. Some of us attendees are preparing by watching all the episodes of ‘Call the Midwife’, and that movie by Ricki Lake. All I know for sure is that we need boiling water on hand. I’ve also taken it upon myself to create the perfect L&D playlist using suggestions from other Edel attendees and my own great taste. I dare you to listen and not break into Lamaze breathing.

5. In more self-centered news, I hit 1,000 likes on Facebook this week! With only five to go, I put out a desperate plea and people generously stepped up and pushed me over. I might have mentioned something about a lip synch video….. forthcoming, forthcoming I promise. I’m open to suggestions but brushing up my best Eminem in the mean time.

You know who else is close to 1,000 Facebook fans, the awesome Bonnie. Can we get her a little closer by next week?

6. I do get quite a bit of traffic from Facebook, which is amazing since the social media giant does everything in it’s power to not show my fans or friends anything I publish. If you want to make sure you can easily follow your favorite blogs, businesses, celebrities or friends, EPBOT has a great tutorial for how to set up your Facebook feed so you don’t hate it. H/T Kendra for sharing.

7.In a radical departure: who’s looking for a stylish t-shirt for their teen daughter that manages to cover her midriff and isn’t covered with garish sequins and loud explosions of glitter?  Blessed is She to the rescue!

Blessed Is She t-shirt
Her first blog photo shoot! She actually said to me, “I should be holding a bottle of Pepsi.”

You can even get a matching shirt for yourself! Enter the Rafflecopter below to win $20 of store credit to put towards the item of your choosing! Unfortunately my conscience won’t let me enter or select myself as winner. To learn more about Blessed is She, or subscribe to their daily devotional, clickety click! 

Then don’t forget to link up! Remember to include a link back to this post so your readers can find the rest of the Quick Takes! I look forward to reading your posts!


    1. Can’t wait to bust a move with you and the rest of the Edel crew 😉 We could be the best delivery team EVAR armed with a sweet playlist like that!
      Btw- if I won the $20, I’d get the classic BiS tank!

    1. Oh, and I looked at the Blessed is She page, the t-shirt is great, I love the saying, but I really like the journal too. I’m a sucker for blank journals. Hard choice!

  1. Hi Kelly! Soooo excited for you for next week and so wish I could come. Maybe next year:). I love the slogan surrounded by roses, but since she doesn’t have it on any products, the shirt Edie is wearing is a close second:)

  2. Journal all the way. Have a great time in Charleston and no mike dropping this time! I was wondering if you guys could do something for the church there. Like offer a rosary or something for their healing?

  3. I think you are smart to be nervous. Someone once told me nerves show you know how important something is….and that people who aren’t nervous before public speaking are either lying, or not paying attention. 🙂

  4. I laughed and laughed at your birth play list. I think our baby would go right back inside with those tunes. My play list has things like Brahms and the sound track from “emma”. And I would love a cute shirt, once I can wear regular clothes again.

  5. Good luck with your presentation! And yes, Facebook is the worst about showing your page’s followers what you’ve posted. I had small business before with over 5,000 FB fans and it was disheartening to see how few people my posts reached.

    Thank you for hosting! I haven’t done a 7QT in a very, very long time (since before you were the host, that’s for sure).

  6. Love this! I really thought I was over the graphic tee thing, but theny friend started a tshirt business (prayhustlerepeat.com) and I thought–no wait–graphics are awesome. I just don’t have to wear serving pithy or sarcastic anymore…I can like…spread messages of love and hope and truth, what what?! So pretty pumped about the blessed is she shirts also!

  7. Would love the journal! It looks like a perfect addition to my morning quiet times 🙂 Thank you for offering the giveaway, and I’ll be holding you in prayer Saturday for your talk at Edel!

  8. Wish I could meet you IRL! If you ever come to Wisconsin…
    Have a GREAT Edel Gathering and remember to post on YouTube for us ol’ grouches without FB.

  9. I love the teen grey t-shirt – can a mom just get that in a very large size? Otherwise I’d get it for my 2nd daughter who looks awesome in grey.

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