i have over a million reasons why i am so thankful that i met my husband. one of them though, is that because i know him i also know her. my husband introduced me to a really beautiful woman, a woman who is important to him, and to a lot of other people as well. last night on our way to dinner at a friends house i asked nick who he thought i should write about, and he didnt even skip a beat when saying, "linda". 

day three
Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?

there is this house that looks like your average american family lives there. you know, with cars in the driveway and beautiful plants in the yard. when you walk into the home you see a home that was built with love, and beauty. the woman who manages that household is ever so lovely. her name is linda.
linda loves so intensely that the thought of it makes me smile. she will welcome you like an old friend the second you walk into her home. she has many children, but has only given birth to two. she is an inspiration. her home is exactly what her heart is. its beautiful, a little crazy, full of creativity, and totally unique to her. she spends so much of her heart getting to know who you really are, and asking questions about life, and love, and the LORD. she is honest about where she is struggling, and what she is learning and doesnt let the fact that she is the "adult" stop her from sharing her heart. 

linda dancing with her husband, george, at our wedding in 2009

she is a "tell it like it is" woman who loves her husband deeply and shows it effortlessly. she is  a woman who is sure of her beauty in Christ. linda has encouraged my husband in ten thousand ways. she has loved on him in ways that he needed, and been stern with him in times where it was necessary. she has loved on me and encouraged me to be a better wife and friend. she treats everyone as her equal and desires to share Jesus with everyone around her. linda is beauty. she is an amazing reflection of our creator. she is a wonderful example of proverbs 31. 

xoxo, a 


Day 1.  What does beauty mean to you?
Day 2.  What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3.  Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?
Day 4.  Style 31.  Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5.  Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6.  Jaded beauty.  Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
Day 7.  Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
Day 8.  Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)?  Share, please!
Day 9.  What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10.  What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)
Day 11.  Post a recipe.  Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12.  Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13.  Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 14.  Style 31.  Post an outfit pic!
Day 15.  Write to encourage a friend.  Inspire her beauty.
Day 16.  Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life.  Tell her what beauty means.
Day 17.  Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18.  Describe your personality.
Day 19.  Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)
Day 20.  Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.  
Day 21.  Write a letter to your husband to encourage him (or if you are single- your future husband.)
Day 22.  What are some needs that need to be met in your community?  Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.
Day 23.  What are your strengths?  What are your weaknesses?
Day 24.  What is Jesus teaching you presently?
Day 25.  Style 31.  Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26.  What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27.  Write a blog to encourage someone and build their confidence!
Day 28.  Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29.  Write about "a day in the life of me."  (Pics are great!)
Day 30.  Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31.  Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman!

(i could have written this post about so many women, that i might consider when this thirtyone day challenge is over writing a post frequently on all the women i know who inspire beauty.)


  1. i love this. and i love you. i would love to meet this amazing linda someday!

  2. I'm so glad you'll be writing a blog everyday. I love reading your thoughts and am thinking of doing this list as well.


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