22 October 2013

hello hope spoken ladies!

Just a few months from now I will be on my way to Hope Spoken, a women's conference in Dallas.
I'll get to see friends who have become my dearest, 
and I'll get to fellowship with women from all over the country that I haven't even met yet.
Today all over blog land, you can meet the other ladies who are going to be there.
More than 200 women have already purchased tickets - I can't wait to be a part of this special time in its inaugural year!

For those of you who are stopping by for the first time today to say hello,
I'm Carina and I'll be one of the small group leaders at the conference.
I am mother to five - the newest one just a month old. 
Our family has been blessed to have both biological and adopted kids - and every day is a crazy adventure!
I have an etsy shop that keeps me creative in the midst of the day to day,
I do hair in my cute little studio whenever I can,
I firmly believe October through December are the best months of the year,
and I spend way too much time baking with a whole lot of butter.

I am most looking forward to a time of rest and refreshment at the conference next March -
a time to grow in my faith, to share in each other's stories, to encourage and be encouraged.
What I'm nervous about? Finding the balance between being present there and hanging with my baby, who'll be there with me. Hoping I can let go of schedules and just be.

Just months away - and I can't wait!
If you haven't purchased a ticket, but you're feeling a pull to go, word is they're going to open up more spots in the coming months, so stay tuned! I'd love to meet you!

Go see who else is going right here and
come say hello on instagram if you haven't already!


  1. Girl! You. Are Beautiful! I love your photos and your heart and I am so thrilled to meet you here and hope to at the conference!! Oh and girl, I so hope to see you there with your sweet baby!! Precious that you will have your little one there...and dont worry...if this is anything like other faith based women's conferences...your baby will be so loved on and taken care of by other women as well, you will likely be able to sit back and enjoy and "just be." I will be praying this for you. Have a blessed day! Love, Amy K www.TheBloomPrintProject.com

  2. well you look GORGEOUS!!! YAY! can wait to hug you soon girl. :)

  3. I'm so excited to meet you Carina. You are just such a sweet soul and I have a feeling we'll be fast friends.

  4. Well I can't imagine that it will be difficult to balance your time since I very well may snuggle that babe all weekend. xoxo

  5. Excited about the conference and to meet new people! You seem beautiful inside and out!

  6. Soo excited for this conference! Really loving the small group aspect. Can't wait to see how that works out :)

  7. it's great to "meet" you Carina!! Can't wait to meet you and connect with you:)

  8. I can't wait to meet you. It's going to be amazing.

  9. So happy for you to have this opportunity, Carina! What a blessing your sweet spirit and self will be to the women coming. May you and little Miss Ivah have a blast and may the grace you need to JUST BE be abundant! Enjoy! Hugs...

  10. seriously can't wait to hug you carina!!!
    Also I will gladly kidnap the baby for the weekend ;)

  11. so excited to check out your blog, i follow you on IG and will be at the conference too :)

  12. Looking so forward to meeting you & seeing your precious baby, girl! =)