May 24, 2014

view from the topWeekend is here and that means more working in the garden.

This week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…

I’m so thankful for all the support regarding my book, Let’s Sew Together, so far! You guys are so awesome!!! I’d love it if you shared a review over on Amazon (I’ve got one so far!). I know it’ll happen, so I’m bracing myself for the negative stuff too because that’s part of putting yourself out there.

I’d love a wall of kid art like this.

Um, nutella hazelnut cake?! Yes! Now, I need that recipe translated.

Michael Jackson’s new album Xscape is so awesome! It really just makes you want to dance!

I had a gift card and ordered this romper. Not sure what I feel about it yet.

Excited about the book launch party in exactly a week. Okay, and I’m nervous too! I’d love to know if you’re coming! Grab a ticket here to let us know you’re coming, or just say you’re coming in this post!

I love how Sarah Joy already made recipes from my book. Yes, I shared 4 recipes inside too!

Don’t forget to check out the book trailer and the song by Hope Leigh.

Rachel’s collection of weavings are just so awesome!

The biggest thing I learned this week, that no matter how great it feels to have written a book with my dream publisher, no accomplishment can ever satisfy completely, there’s still an emptiness in it. The only thing that will satisfy me fully is what Jesus accomplished on the cross. I know it won’t make sense to some of you, but it’s what stood out the most in my heart about finally having the book released and being able to say, “I’m an author.” (That’s still so weird to me.) Don’t get me wrong, I am superly duperly excited about it, and it’s not that I’m not thankful because I really truly am, nor is it because I’m discontent with my life (I’m not), but it’s more about how my source of joy should always come from Christ. End heart rant.

Happy weekend friends!

10 comments on “huzzah!”

  • hilary says:

    Amen. Its so neat to see Him blessing you like this, and to see your heart remain genuine <3

  • nikki says:

    congrats on all of the book success! good luck with the launch party!


  • Wiep says:

    Congratulations on your new book!
    I translated the recipe for you; it sounds a-ma-zing!
    I am Dutch so my English isn’t perfect, but I hope it makes sense to you 😉

    Happy baking!
    200 gr. butter
    150 gr. refined sugar
    3 eggs (split)
    1 teaspoon vanilla paste
    100 gr. hazelnut paste
    150 gr flour
    150 gr. crunched hazelnuts
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    5 tablespoons milk
    250 gr. Nutella
    handful of chopped hazelnuts

    Set the oven for 160 degrees (Celsius). Cover the caketin with bakingpaper.
    Stir butter, sugar and egg yolk (together).
    Mix the vanilla – and hazelnut paste through it.
    Followed by the flour, crunched hazelnuts, baking powder and milk.
    Mix in another bowl the egg whites and stir it through the batter.
    Put everything in the caketin and bake the cake for 45 minutes.
    Let the cake cool off and spread the Nutella and chopped hazelnuts on top of it.

  • Cait says:

    Amen! So excited that He has blessed you in this way, and shown you that so beautifully too.

  • Mojca says:

    Rubyellen, you’re such a sweet sweet person, full of light! I know that this time will be fuel for what will be coming next and it doesn’t even have to be anything as big as writing a book to be super special for all of us who love to read stories from your open heart. GOOD LUCK!

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