Bold Turquoise

Feb 20 2017

It’s Never too Late to Start Your New Year AND New Things for BT!

(For specific links from today’s show, jump to the bottom!)

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Ladies!  If you have been following me at all on social media the last couple of days then you already have had a glimpse of some of the fun things that we have revamped and have in store for Bold Turquoise in 2017.  The team and I have been brainstorming, planning and really just skimming the surface for all we want to bring to the table for you all this year.

Why the sudden surge?  Well, first…

A little backstory

If you follow me on social media then you will also know that things have been quiet… really quiet… for many moons.  Occasional scopes, an instastory here or there, or a very random Facebook post- I just wasn’t feeling it.  I was discouraged. Directionless. Torn. Unmotivated. Uninspired.

And quite frankly, depressed.

It has been a long, hard winter.  I had prayed and wondered about next steps to take but answers just didn’t seem to come.  So, I just kept chugging along with the Podcast and hoping something would click.

I also knew that going into 2017 my over-arching theme for my year was to get on top of my life.  It had started to feel like life was living me, instead of the other way around. I wanted to feel organized and prepared again, rather than getting snowballed by all my responsibilities every. single. day.  Basically, I had stopped cultivating any lovely and was just trying to survive, and you know what they say about when mama ain’t happy.  I desperately needed to get on my feet again.

Well, wouldn’t ya know it, my favorite beloved holiday rolled around (New Years, that is) and I was dog sick!!  There wasn’t any getting on top of anything going on, other than getting on top of my bed!  The only vision I had was that of the backs of my eyelids as I waited through sickness that seemed to never end. Yes, New Years came and went with nary a life change in sight.

So, New Year Starts Now

Recently, though, I have finally been feeling like I could get my feet back under me.  God was showing me how much I still have to share from the middle of my mess and that my hard places could even help other mamas.  He has also reminded me just how important it is to try to cultivate this lovely life that I dream of, even if it isn’t pretty every step of the way.  It is worthy.  My family is worthy.  And, ultimately, it is worth doing to glorify Jesus!

So, I’m back and determined as ever to share right from where I am.  And that is exactly what we talked about on this morning’s Periscope show– that it’s not too late to start your new year.  You can start over RIGHT NOW!  Don’t get caught up with getting “caught up.”  Just start from here- right where you are and move one step forward.  And then another step.  Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Try to be realistic (which is an honest struggle for me) but don’t let motivation get squelched by just not being willing to make that first step.  Grab that bull by the horns while its still standing right in front of you!

What to expect

As I went over on Facebook Live this morning, this is what you can be expecting from Bold Turquoise in the coming months-

Monday Mom Life (on Periscope)

Tuesday Faith Talk (on Facebook Live)

Wednesday Homeschool Chat (on Periscope)

Thursday Homemaking Honesty and Inspiration (on Facebook Live)

Crunchy Fridays (on Periscope)

…and (of course) planner talk sprinkled throughout!

The Podcast will continue to roll out during the Second and Fourth weeks of each month and we have some really fun, BIG projects that will be releasing in the summer and fall (more on those soon, but I think you’re going to LOVE them!).

We also plan on offering some subscriber freebies in the months to come, including one with THIS WEEK’S Podcast episode. Plus we are planning on bringing back the weekly newsletter. So, yeah, if you aren’t subscribed yet, you should probably get it on it fast!


(Affiliate links included)

We talked about a couple of links in the show- here they are!

Versions of this shirt have been a major theme throughout the life of CTL, so it was only appropriate that someone would ask again today where I got it from!  Here you are!

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We also mentioned our #HeartinHandChallenge through 2 Peter.  To find out more about it just click here.

Thank you!

I appreciate each of my readers and followers so very much! Your encouragement and prayers have meant the world to me in this dark season and I’m so glad you’re still with me on the other side!  All my love ladies!

And as always,

Go Be Bold and Gracious!

2 thoughts on “It’s Never too Late to Start Your New Year AND New Things for BT!

  1. Mrs U

    Looooooove “…it’s not too late to start your new year.”. I needed that!!!!

    I’ve watched many of your scopes but never get to catch you live so I don’t get to comment. I really want to thank you for your encouragement to so many of us!


    1. MacKenzie Post author

      Awww! Thank you so much for taking the time to come over and comment! Hoping you are able to start your new year now too!


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