Good Things Up Ahead!

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Friends, I am so excited for so many new things happening here in this space.  First, I want to thank each of you for following along with me in this journey.  I count each and every one of you as a treasure and rich blessing from the Lord.  I seriously did not know there was this much love to be offered and freely given in cyberspace.  I want you to always feel welcomed here.  I strive to interact with you through comments.  It’s not as easy as it use to be, but I try to respond to every comment.  I count you as friends, and interaction with you is important to me.  Thank you for reading and for being such a huge part of my daily life.

I hope that you enjoyed my 31 Days of Art & Inspiration series.  I was completely overwhelmed by your comments.  Thank you for helping me to see that I truly am an artist and worthy of the title.  I hope to open up a little store around the first of the year, so keep your eyes open for that.  I know many of you have asked about prints or cards, so I hope to have those available for purchase right here in 2014.

Now, on to the new!

Monthly Newsletter

On Tuesday, November 5th, my first Coffee Talk Tuesday newsletter will be delivered to your in box. Are you subscribed yet?


I am working hard to build this newsletter with you in mind!  Each first Tuesday of the month, you will receive fresh, new content, including:

  • A short devotional or scripture reflection.
  • Highlights of encouraging posts from around the web (I LOVE to promote others).
  • Free printables of my photos/art (maybe not every month, but frequently!)
  • More personal information from the home front.
  • Perhaps a recipe
  • And more!

This newsletter is for YOU!  So tell me, what would you like to see included each month?

If you aren’t already subscribed, you can do so by visiting the sign up form in my sidebar.

31 Days of Coffee Talk With Jesus

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It’s almost done!  Can I just tell you it’s been a hard couple of weeks as I’ve been stretched to the limit with putting the final touches on this book.  I am overwhelmed at your excitement.  I have 26 bloggers ready to read and review!  Launch date for the book is December 1st.  It will be available on both Kindle and as a hard copy (soft cover) through a link on my website.  Stay tuned for more info!

New Website

I was browsing the StudioPress website a few weeks ago and stumbled upon a beautiful theme (it’s name is actually “Beautiful“) and couldn’t resist.  So, I got some help from a blogger in one of my Facebook groups to get set up with a test site.  Another blogger so graciously agreed to help me with a few things, and has been helping me ever since.  She’s pretty amazing!  In just a day or two I will be unveiling a new space.  It is clean and as StuidoPress states, “is a canvas on which to paint whatever online masterpiece you choose …”  That phrase is what prompted me to buy this theme.  Here is a little sampling of what we’ve been working on behind the scenes:


I’ve always wanted a theme with a background that I could change.  I can switch out the photos for each season, or make them anything I want.  Oh and I just love my new tag line! We are praying that everything transfers over nicely and there are no glitches.  The site may go down for a day or so beginning on Tuesday, but if that happens, you can connect with me on Facebook.  I can’t wait to share the full site with you!

Follow Along

Lastly, I am moving away from Feedburner as I move all of my subscribers over to MailChimp.  If you are already subscribed to posts by email, I will send you an “opt in” form soon.  But, you can save me a step and simply resubscribe using the “email sign up form” on my side bar.  You can also follow me via Bloglovin and/or on Facebook.

I am so excited for what the Lord is doing.  I’ve been leaning in to Him and know that He has good things in store for My Freshly Brewed Life up ahead.

Thank you again for all of your love and support. I write to glorify the Lord, first and foremost.  But I love to write to encourage your hearts and offer you glimpses of His love and sprinkles of His grace.  I truly thank God for you and pray for you often.

Love you all!


Seeking beauty in the ordinary and embracing life to the fullest. Thank you for stopping by and come again soon!

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27 Responses

  1. Rosann says:

    So excited about all The Lord is doing here and for you! You inspire me! 🙂 love you, my friend.
    Rosann recently posted..How to Have a Frugal and Joyful Christmas When Money is Tight

  2. Janet says:

    Hi Barbie,
    God is using you, girl! Amen.
    So many good things happening. I am glad I am signed up to receive the posts and newsletter or else I would have trouble keeping up with all these new things 🙂 Love it all!
    Have a beautiful day!!

  3. Veronica says:

    Just signed up for the coffee talk news letter 🙂 Isn’t change exciting!! God is so good!
    Veronica recently posted..Adventures in Fall: Link Party Reminder!

  4. Wanda says:

    Barbie, it looks like we’ve fallen in love with the same theme from StudioPress. I have been toying around with it and the new Magazine theme. I look forward to seeing all your new changes.
    Wanda recently posted..Thinking of Moving from Blogger to WordPress?

    • Barbie says:

      Wanda, that’s so funny. It really is a lovely theme. Haven’t looked at the new magazine one yet. Have a blessed week!

  5. ~Karrilee~ says:

    So excited for you, sweet friend! Can’t wait to read and see all the lovely changes!
    ~Karrilee~ recently posted..That Thing I Do Now – Vol 16

  6. Melissa says:

    You are such an inspiration and it is so exciting to see what God is doing in your life. Once upon a time I was somewhat of an artist but it an aspect of myself I hadn’t thought about in a long time. You have inspired me to explore that long lost talent. Thanks for the reminder it’s never too late!

  7. Ashley says:

    I’m so proud of you and excited for you! You are moving mountains!!! Bless you sweet friend!
    Ashley recently posted..Drip, Drip, Drip

  8. child of God says:

    So many exciting changes! Looks great Barbie. 🙂
    child of God recently posted..Trick or Treat? Yes? No?

  9. Debbie says:

    Oh I am so excited for you. I believe I’m already signed up but I’ll check. I’ve been shopping some of the Studio Press sites too. I can’t wait to see your finished product.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie recently posted..Give Thanks

    • Barbie says:

      Yay Debbie! The newsletter is a stretch for me, but I’ve been mulling it over for 2 years. I figured now is a good of time as any. StudioPress has so many beautiful themes. I am hoping this one will last me more than a year!

  10. Kindel says:

    Love the new site!!! It’s “beautiful!” 🙂
    Kindel recently posted..31 Days of Free Printables: Reflection and Follow-Up

  11. Mary says:

    Everything is so exciting! Looking forward to all the ‘new’ that’s coming. God Bless…
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  12. Dayna Camp says:

    Hi Barbie,
    I’m loving your new theme and look forward to your weekly newsletter! Many blessings! Dayna
    Dayna Camp recently posted..How To Find a Good Caregiver

  13. Maria says:

    barbie, I am so happy for you! You have been through so much my friend, and it is great to see the wonderful things God is working for you. Aaah! I’m so excited I wish I could hug you! 🙂
    Maria recently posted..Serving Grace

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