latest & greatest vol. 90

Welcome to Friday, friends. I know this week has been a weird one, and I’m praying you are feeling at peace right now in the midst of lots of unknowns. Big (virtual) hugs from over here!

I’ve been doing a fair share of reading on the current state of things, and between that and the constant (and, let me emphasize, justifiable) coverage of things going on, have found myself feeling a bit overwhelmed. You?

That’s why I’ve decided to keep things rolling on as usual here on Lonestar Southern. When you reach for your phone, I want you to know you can find a bit of positivity, color and, well, normalcy here. It’s not to downplay the severity of what’s going on, but rather, to hopefully provide a teeny bit of distance from it all when you’re needing a mental break.

So, that being said, here are a few cute new arrivals on the web this week!

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One item I’m especially excited to point out is this beautiful, customized Papier journal! Earlier this week, I shared a bit about my habit of prayer journaling and my search for an affordable, beautiful, personalized option. (I’ve had the hardest time finding a brand that provides all three!)

Y’all came through in a big way with the brand Papier! I haven’t had the chance to order one for myself yet, but between the $20ish price tag, the extensive (and adorable!) color/pattern options and the ability to customize them, I think I may have found my new favorite journal! Thank y’all so much for the amazing recommendation.

As I sign off for the week, I wanted to take another second to wish you well from over here in Gainesville, Florida. And leaving you with a verse that has encouraged me this week! I’m reciting it to myself over and over again, and am so so thankful that there is One who is ultimately in control.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-8

Love from the Sunshine State,


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  1. Liz said:

    Thanks Lonestar! For the continued sunshine in my inbox and the words of Holy Scripture. The peace of Jesus Christ be with you also. I reluctantly had to cancel a monthly day of rest and prayer up in the mountains. Hope, Faith and Love.

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  2. Kate said:

    Love all of your picks! I am so excited about the new GMG collection and that Tory Burch clutch is beautiful!


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  3. Maria said:

    I love that verse, Kate! Thank you for always being a ray of sunshine!

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  4. Dana said:

    I had to treat myself with those gingham plates! I got 2 blue and 2 pink. Thanks for the recommendation!

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