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    One of the coolest things we both can agree on is watching a friend being able to live out their calling and spread God's word. When our dear friend Lauren Scruggs Kennedy released her second book, 'Your beautiful heart' without question this was going to be a must read. 

    “Beauty is on the inside. We know it’s true . . . yet sometimes it seems tough to fully believe it. What would your world be like if you truly felt beautiful and lived every day full of that confidence and joy?

    Lauren Scruggs knows how it feels to search for beauty. She grew up knowing of God’s love, but never fully understood what that love meant, or how it extended to the deepest parts of her soul—until a horrible accident that resulted in the loss of both her left eye and hand. In her darkest hours, everything Lauren believed was tested. Yet it was there that God showed her where real beauty comes from: the unfailing love of the Creator. God’s love is what truly makes us lovely.

    Using stories from Lauren’s accident, recovery, and experiences in the fashion world, Your Beautiful Heart explores issues that teen girls face every day: body image, self-worth, peer pressure, and much more. Whether you read the book on your own or with a group of friends, Lauren’s personal message of love, faith, and value will show you what it means to be a girl who radiates with true beauty."

    Collaborating with Lo was such a blessing. Spreading a message not just to teen girls but all women was something we wanted to be a part of.

    Our purpose of our 'heart' necklace.

    Reading her book, one word stuck out the entire time: growth. Your heart is continually changing and growing for the better. A heart that listens, a heart that chooses, a heart that believes, a heart that is loved...it all starts with your heart

    Our heart necklace has been such a great reminder to us what real beauty is. We hope you guys can take away the same message away with you too. 

    A Heart that is grateful, 
    Lauren, Desiree, & Tori 

     Your Beautiful Heart: 31 Reflections on Love, Faith, Friendship, and Becoming a Girl Who Shines

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    • Sarah says...

      Have you guys chosen a winner yet? ☺️

      On May 23, 2015

    • Elisabeth zuerker says...

      My family and my friends are always on my heart.

      On May 20, 2015

    • Lyndsey says...

      Wow. Where to begin. There is so much on my heart right now, sometimes it feels overwhelming. The biggest thing overall that is on my heart is to seek, trust and know God more than I hVe ever felt before. I’ve always been a Christian my whole life, but what does that look like really? You read the Bible, you go to church, you pray, but sometimes you just go through the motions of it all. What does it look like to really, I mean REALLY know the one who has formed my own heart. It is always so easy to say you trust God and he is wonderful when things are going exactly how you want them, but it is another to still say “Lord, I trust your plans” when things are difficult and you can’t see the bright side. That is where I want to get to. I want to firmly and truthfully say, “I believe in your ways Lord, and I will trust you no matter what comes”. I pray this for myself, for my husband, for my sweet son who is four, and for everyone. I want my life to shine for God’s glory. How amazing would it be that through the way you live your life, another has been led to Christ through you. That truly blows my mind. This is what is on my “heart”, and I pray I never stop seeking.

      On May 20, 2015

    • Caroline says...

      My whole family is in my heart

      On May 20, 2015

    • Lauren says...

      I’ve had those moments too- I’ll be 30 on May 25th, and boy, has it ever been a journey. I realized that we are beautiful, inside & out, because we reflect what Christ is- Love. God made man the bearer of his image; men are deemed to be strong, humble, and of courage; and woman are the softer, sweeter side of Him- his love, caring, and beauty that carries over into her entire being. We are so strongly attacked because beauty is what we long to hear- Are we beautiful? Are we good enough? And the answer is YES! We are! I am so thankful that through a lot of heartache and pain, that I truly have realized what it means to LOVE like the Lord loves us. It turned out to be a great blessing to see my heart for what it is— and for how God views us all.

      On May 20, 2015

    • Mahoganie says...

      What’s been on my heart…God’s children. Lost children. There are over 3,000 students enrolled in Dallas Independent School District that are homeless. Yes in this great city, where we join friends for brunch on Saturdays or sit at a Fashion Show on a Thursday night. I am blessed to have been a gift to love on people and I am so blessed that 5 days a week I get to spend early mornings at different schools loving on students who often sleep in a shelter or the floor of a hotel room. My heart is to serve them..bring more resources to them..more awareness that in this rich city we have kids who don’t know where their next meal will come from. I don’t do my job for the praise or the pay but we the remembrance that God entrusted a task to me hear on earth to serve and love His people with my whole heart and being!

      On May 19, 2015

    • Sabrina Martinez says...

      What’s on my heart is my 18 yea old niece. She is graduating from high school next Friday and I just had to break it to her I can’t come. She lives in Ohio and I live in Montana,of course I always planned on going but I recently lost my job and I am still financially recovering. After telling her I couldn’t come I cried to my boyfriend telling him how proud I am of her and I wish I could be there to tell her. She is a beautiful talented young girl but just like many young girls she has suffered with bullying and young adult issues. She has overcome them one by one and is growing into an amazing young woman. My niece Mariah is who is on my heart. #heart

      On May 19, 2015

    • Claudine Cina says...

      My brother and his children are on my heart. We tragically lost my brother 2 years ago and I never truly knew what it meant to have a broken heart until he died. He left behind now 10 year old triplets and 5 brothers and sisters. I didn’t believe my heart would ever be the same but a funny thing happened. My heart grew bigger, stronger, and capable of loving more than I have ever dreamed. I started to look at life in a completely different way. I found myself going out of my way to make personal connections with people I didn’t even know and it made me feel so good to see them smile. I gained patience I never knew existed and the level of compassion I now have for complete strangers is beyond what I ever imagined. Over the last two years my heart has felt some aches and pains but I can finally say throughout this long healing process I have gained a beautiful heart filled with many things I didn’t take the time to recognize. I’m closer to God, closer to my siblings, and closer to the little things in life. My brother may have made his way to heaven before I did, but I know he left his heart with me because I feel his kindness, generosity, and selflessness everyday. I love you Kurt, forever and always.

      On May 19, 2015

    • Lindsay Weaver says...

      My fiance and I have been together for two and a half years now. We got engaged on Christmas Day of 2014. On our 2nd date, I told him I would not have sex with him until/unless we got married. He was ecstatic. He had had a series of relationships where sexual intimacy was expected. I committed to purity when I was twelve years old, but was raped by one of my boyfriends a few years ago. While we both came with our own baggage, today I can proudly say that my fiance and I were able to keep our commitment to purity over the course of our relationship. We will be married on September 20th of this year. I have honestly never met a man who is so excited to tell people that we have not had sex. It is one of the most rewarding things I have ever chosen to do. The Lord has truly blessed our relationship as a result!

      On May 19, 2015

    • Morgan Young says...

      What’s on my heart, you ask? For me, it is not so much what, but who. Two people are always on my heart. They have always been there and always will be. These two people are my great aunts – Aunt Jean and Aunt Jo. Aunt Jean is 89 years old and Aunt Jo is 92. They’re sisters; they live together. These two ladies are, without a doubt, the most kind, caring, funny, selfless, all-around beautiful people I know. They have given so much to my family. A few examples of these ladies kind, giving, servant hearts for the Lord are : Aunt Jean paid for 4 years of college for me, my brother, and our two cousins. She has financially helped our family many times. She, without asking, came down to our house to help with chores when my dad used to work shift work. She did this for at least 11 years. I have been very blessed to live 10 houses down from my great aunts. Aunt Jo came down every day after my brother and I had school to help us with our homework. She did this for a solid decade. She taught 3rd grade for 32 years and has always been willing to help me with my homework. I’m now 16 years old, but some of my fondest memories with Aunt Jo are sitting at the kitchen table, doing homework. Aunt Jean and Aunt Jo have, obviously, entered into their old age. Aunt Jo has many health problems and I know the inevitable is coming. I dread the day these precious ladies pass away. They are devout Christians; they’ve given their hearts to the Lord and I know they’ll go to heaven. It’s comforting to know they will be in a better place when they pass; however, nothing will be able to ease the pain of not having them here with me. I spend as much time as possible with them. I walk to their house almost every day to check on them. Sometimes I’ll go down for lunch. Most times, however, I go down for their afternoon tea and chocolate chip cookies, after their nap. We sit at the kitchen table and I talk with them and help them open their mail. They tell me stories of their childhood on the farm, how they lived through the Great Depression and the World Wars, or they will just tell me what they did that day. I don’t know how I’m going to cope without them here. I love these ladies with all my heart and just thinking about them passing away makes me cry. Thankfully, it has not come to that yet. But there you go. You know what’s on my heart – who has been there every minute of every day and who will always be there: Aunt Jean and Aunt Jo.

      On May 19, 2015

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