A faithful group
of women have come together to share a Week of Grace with their fellow sisters.
Their goal is to grow and strengthen their faith alongside their Christian
social media communities while sharing personal stories of His love.
“For it is by
grace you have been saved, through faith. This not from yourselves, it is the
gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8
We welcome you to join us on a prayerful
journey, exploring the unending grace He unconditionally blesses us with. Each day will offer you a new way to connect,
pray, and praise. May a week of devotion help lead you to a new and amazing
relationship with our Savior, Lord Jesus Christ!
to get the most of the week…
•Receive the entire week’s devotional by making a $5 donation
(to Courage House) via koco & viking or download and/or print each day’s devotional
at kocoandviking.blogspot.com for free.
•Follow Instagram.com/kocoandviking and participate in every
•Use your devotional to connect and guide you in prayer.
•Follow each host
•Enter each day’s
giveaway at Instagram.com/kocoandviking
5 amazing women have come together to strengthen our Instagram community through stories of grace. Each day, one of the ladies will share a personal story, answer questions and comments, and we will also be giving away some amazing goodies!
Join us September 8-12, 2014 on Instagram! Visit this page each day to download and print out the companion devotional/workbook. Want to have the entire devotional emailed to you? We are accepting a donation of $5 for Courage Worldwide and you'll receive the entire devotional!
We love Whole Foods a lot and were so sad when we moved from Southern California, where we lived less than 1/10 mile from Whole Foods to San Luis Obispo where we didn't have one. Luckily, the county is getting a Whole Foods and we can rejoice again! ha ha. The new Whole Foods is about 15 miles away and will be a special treat for us.
Do you love Whole Foods too? Enter this awesome contest!!! Good luck!
As artisans, we understand the value of handmade and handcrafted goods. We know how many hours, days, weeks, months... that go into each piece and we don't just mean "making" it. When we see that something is handmade or handcrafted, we stop to appreciate it. Even if a piece "isn't our style", we respect all that has gone into the process of creation.
This is the mind of an artist/maker...
-Being inspired by something, someone, an emotion, a color, a song, anything
-A piece of art is instantly present in our mind and it's completely tangible, no matter the medium
-The urge to create is instantaneous
-Our first strokes, first notes, or first twists of wire are completed
-We take a step back and think some more, analyzing... EVERYTHING...
-The piece has a long way to go so we keep tinkering
-Doubt sets in- What in the heck? Who will want this? What was I thinking?
-OH! Why didn't I think of that sooner? That's what it needed!
-Okay, that didn't work out how we thought but it may be better.
-Nope, definitely not better. Rip it all apart or toss it.
-This time, I'm not going to do that but this. Yes! That's better!
-Finished the piece.
-Well, I finished the first version. You know, the rough rough draft.
-We make a few more and finally find what works for us.
-We finish the first FINAL PIECE!
-Our heart is soooo happy! We do a happy dance, sing, or shout a little.
-Now... will everyone else love it? Oh, goodness.
-We take photos at every angle, edit them, sit for hours thinking of witty copy, post it and wait. And wait. Just waiting for a bite. OR we're creating a booth set up that tells our story. We drive before the sun comes up, setting up our booth while the morning dew mists us, and wait for people to critique us.
-They love it! We love it! This is why we do it!!! Happy dance, again :)
-Oooooohhhh... look at that cloud... and the process begins again...
6 amazing shops, 5 of which are hand crafted, have come together to spoil 1 lucky winner! The Beautiful You giveaway is being held on Instagram and is hosted by us at @kocoandviking. The giveaway ends on 5/27/14 so get your entry in now!
Follow all 6 shops, repost this photo, and tag it with #winbeautifulyou!
@aloetteofC3 put together a wonderful gift basket of Aloette products and a cute bag.
@burlapblondie created a new phrase on burlap, ready for you to frame and remind you to be your own kind of beautiful!