current crush: present over perfect & a giveaway

01present over perfect

i love that it’s totally the trend right now to just BE. do you see it?Β  i feel like whether it’s seen in the written word or heard in the melody of a song, we as women are learning how to give grace. how to be present & lighten up on the perfect. how to embrace & encourage each other in just the regular rhythm of life and especially around the table.

i saw earlier this week that shauna niequist is writing a new book, present over perfect. since bread & wine has seemingly led the charge and so i’m truly looking forward to this next project release!

one of my favorite friends hosted a noonday party for me this summer. she’s truly the epitome of this concept. while her home & food and wardrobe seem perfect, she’s all about the present. she’s all about the laughter & intentionality in our time together. thank you rachel for modeling not only this fantastic bracelet for me, but even more so for modeling how to love well!

you can purchase this special collaboration between shauna & lenny and eva here. ( note there are two color options-brass & silver). cuffs can be found here.

but for you my friends, carol & company is giving away a cuff to one of you! you’ll be able to choose brass or silver and you’ll be able to choose your cuff color. ( my current fave is platinum!) leave me a comment this weekend & i’ll announce the winner early next week.

and they are also offering you 10% off any lenny & eva orders now through september 12th ( next friday). use code PAIGE10.Β 

thank you carol & company!


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September 5, 2014 - 11:49 am
Tasha Burgoyne -
September 5, 2014 - 11:58 am

Laura Hazlip - Your pics truly captured Rachel’s sweet and fun personality!

September 5, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Anna T - Present over perfect…love it!!

September 5, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Amanda Cobb - The best yes… Presence. I look back over many things in my life and the people who chose to be present absolutly shaped me the most. It’s also the thing that I treasure about my friends here. We make a constant choice to be imperfectly present in eachother lives. Love it! Love you!

September 5, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Kelly Miller - Love Shauna! So excited for a new book from her!

September 5, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Rose Richardson - I love this sentiment! Can’t wait to check out the book as well!

September 5, 2014 - 12:24 pm

sheri - That’s awesome! I wanna win πŸ™‚

September 5, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Joleen - Love the saying and the bracelet is perfection!

September 5, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Alyssa McCoy - i am obsessed with lenny and eva and LOVE this sentiment!

September 5, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Kimberly Falls - This is a sentiment I really need to practice!

September 5, 2014 - 1:05 pm

chrissi - great cuff. a long time ago, a wise woman told me to just be.
i was young and dumb and giggled my way out of the conversation. i think of her often. each day really as i try to just be in the moment and be still. maybe one day i will learn to hear with my heartβ™₯

September 5, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Bebe - I enjoy your blog so very much and Bread & Wine is a favorite of mine!

September 5, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Deborah - I am obsessed with Lenny and Eva. This new collection is awesome!

September 5, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Stacy - Love Shauna! Bread and Wine was one of my favorite books last year.

September 5, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Kathleen Haun - Oh!! Love this! This is my new mantra!!

September 5, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Nina - I would love to win! πŸ™‚

September 5, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Dina - I love the cuff and the book!! Thankful that you had good news πŸ™‚

September 5, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Nancy - Love that cuff!

September 5, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Jen Pighini - I loved reading Bread & Wine (and trying all the recipes) so was so excited to read earlier this week that she’s working on a new book. Can’t wait to read it. LOVE the cuff!

September 5, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Alecia - Sooo cute! Love the bracelet….thanks for always sharing your fun finds!

September 5, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Michelle Faile - Love it! excited about the book as well!!

September 5, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Robin - Present over perfect, what a great daily reminder.

September 5, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Michele M Fry - Love this…so much better to be present in life than perfect, I mean what is perfect anyway??

September 5, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Ginny - Love Lenny & Eva. I always enjoy seeing your favorite finds.

September 5, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Yolanda McLean - Present is way better than perfect! I love it!!

September 5, 2014 - 3:10 pm

libby - What a perfect giveaway and oh so perfect bracelet for right now! Thank you Paige!

September 5, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Brooke - Wow, what a great reminder right in vision! These are beautiful!
Thank you for sharing:)

September 5, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Amy C. - This is very beautiful and unique! Thanks for the chance to win!

September 5, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Tori - Always need to remember to be in the present!!!

September 5, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Michelle Wright - Wow ~ she can wear that good. Love the look also.

September 5, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Christie - Oh how I need a reminder–present over perfect!! Gorgeous pictures & so happy to hear about your hubby’s CT scan results!!

September 5, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Susie McKenzie - Lobe, love, love the bracelet! Keeping your family in my prayers.

September 5, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Brooke J - Love this message and rejoicing in your husband’s test results!

September 5, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Claire Blackburn - I love all of Lenny and Eva!s jewelry! So many wonderful reminders! Beautiful pictures!

September 5, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Michelle - Thanks, Paige, for the chance to win! Bread & Wine was one of my favorite reads — I loved it so much that I gifted it to several friends last Christmas.
Praying for you… xoxo

September 5, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Kristie Webster - Prayed for you Dan and your family this morning. Thank you for your willingness to be so open and transparent.

September 5, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Paige H - Love that saying!! Great pics too! πŸ™‚

September 5, 2014 - 5:23 pm

JuliaW - I also love her book “Cold Tangerines.” Can’t wait to get her new one — she is truly a gifted writer.

September 5, 2014 - 5:33 pm

jennifer jones - I know of Rachel’s story. She went to college with my daughter-in-law and also spoke at a ladies’ retreat I attended. She is such an inspiration, as are you

Thanks for the chance to win!

September 5, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Debs - Such a wonderful way of looking at things, present over perfect, I love it!

September 5, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Pam - LOVE the cuff! LOVE Shauna!! Continuing to pray for you and your family! <3

September 5, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Christy - hi Paige, I went to the Isabella Bleu open house last night. it was a lot of fun! 4 of my girlfriends joined me. I told them I heard about it on your blog. I also told my friends about Dan, and we are all praying! I love the cuff bracelet, I have one and wear it all the time!

September 5, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Brenda - Still praying for your husband. Love the cuff.

September 5, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Callie - So, so fun! I love hearing that Shauna is writing a new book, can’t wait! Thanks for the chance to win the cuff!

September 5, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Theresa Grace - LOve the cuff! I think everyone needs to embrace this sentiment. Praying for you and your family.

September 5, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Elle Rivers - Love Lenny & Eva, Paige and Ruth with Carol & Co! And the bracelet stack is fabulous too!

September 5, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Kayla - Love Carol and Company and that cuff!!! Super fabulous!!!

September 5, 2014 - 7:10 pm

Lynda - Fabulous look!!

September 5, 2014 - 8:17 pm

kim - With your heart so heavy, it is so kind of you to do a giveaway. Praying Blessings for your family.

September 5, 2014 - 8:33 pm

marcia - Love Carol & Co. The combination of bracelets make for a stunning statement.

September 5, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Andrea - Present over perfect….I think I am getting better at this, but wish I would have realized this earlier.. I will just keep practicing!

September 5, 2014 - 10:05 pm

robin - I am a cuff girl..this on is amazing. Hoping all is well at home!

September 5, 2014 - 10:06 pm

Ashley - I was just looking at these in a boutique today! I would love to win one πŸ™‚

September 5, 2014 - 10:11 pm

Marissa - I would LOVE to have one! Absolutely gorgeous!!

September 5, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Michelle - Love Shauna, the cuff is great & good things are ahead!!!!

September 5, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Valerie - I love this sentiment!!

September 6, 2014 - 12:09 am

Terry - Beautiful….your words and the cuff…thanks for the chance to win

September 6, 2014 - 1:09 am

Pam Ballard - What a lovely giveaway. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance. Love them. Thanks for inspiring me!

September 6, 2014 - 6:46 am

Ashley U. - I love this cuff! It’d be a great daily reminder with two little ones at my feet each day!

September 6, 2014 - 7:02 am

Rhonda Fabbro - Gorgeous images! Love Lenny and Eva!!!

September 6, 2014 - 7:37 am

Carrie Beth - I LOVE this collaboration! Awesome cuff! I’d love this to be my first Lenny and Eva piece!

September 6, 2014 - 9:06 am

peggy - ah how poignant! somewhere over the years i’ve felt myself slipping.. not always present. this past two years have brought that into focus. do i always succeed? nope but its the trying, the desire to be imperfectly present in the lives of those i love whether it be my family, a close personal friend, or those i’ve met through the blog world who have had a great impact then they could ever imagine. thank you! thank you for the reminder and being you!

September 6, 2014 - 9:13 am

Dawn - Love this! I’m trying to live that way. Its so easy to get involved in work and stress of everyday life and neglect those(elderly parents, kids, spouse, and friends) around you. This would be a great reminder.

September 6, 2014 - 9:30 am

Kelly - Love the words! Such a beautiful piece.

September 6, 2014 - 9:53 am

Heather - I love love love those words!!

September 6, 2014 - 10:53 am

Sandy - Beautiful smile! I would love to win this for the reminder.

September 6, 2014 - 11:06 am

Hilary A - Love the quote!

September 6, 2014 - 11:43 am

Marta - Dear Paige,
Thank you for the chance to win this lovely cuff!
I’ve been a quiet follower of yours for a while now, first by way of your inspiring video on “minimalizing” your home. I’ve enjoyed “knowing” you and your life and being inspired over and over. I’m so sorry to hear of Dan’s diagnosis but so glad it’s early and all signs are very hopeful.
Thinking of you & your beautiful family xx

September 6, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Hannah Avery - I love the concept of being Present! This bracelet is beautiful! I’m loving your Saturday Crush posts!

September 6, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Lisa - Found you via Shauna’s site and so glad I did. Your pictures alone are an inspiration.

September 6, 2014 - 2:20 pm

Christine - I love the cuff! Carol & Company has such beautiful pieces.

September 6, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Robyn A. - Beautiful bracelet!!

September 6, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Ari - Would love to win this amazing bracelet for my wife!

September 6, 2014 - 2:34 pm

mackenzie - L O V E!!!

September 6, 2014 - 2:35 pm

noah - Amazing bracelet….. Thank you for the opportunity!

September 6, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Michele - Paige, I recognize this is a difficult time for you (you are in my thoughts and prayers)and am just amazed that you are able to continue preach such humbling words of grace and gratitude. Thank you – you inspire me. Love Carol and Co. The bracelet is perfect – will be visiting to purchase one for myself and daughter. And, look forward to the new release. Blessings.

September 6, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Julie b - What a perfect saying!!! Reminds me to enjoy the moment!

September 6, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Shelby Fullerton - love it

September 6, 2014 - 11:59 pm

Theresa in Nebraska - Present over Perfect….just perfect.

September 7, 2014 - 4:02 am

Stephanie cademartori - Even if I do not win this sweet cuff, I’m taking to heart presence over perfect!

September 7, 2014 - 10:02 am

Angela Nelson Thurman - Thank you for the reminder to just “be”. I used to do well with that motto, but find myself getting too wrapped up in things sometimes. Please know my heart and thoughts are with your entire family right now.

September 7, 2014 - 8:08 pm

Aileen Winstead - Love it! I think it’s important to encourage each other too πŸ™‚

September 7, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Meg - I love the message and the delivery! I’ve been drooling over these cuffs for a long time!

September 7, 2014 - 9:40 pm

Bobbi - Love the bracelet!

September 7, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Anna Berenyi - Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist is an amazing book! It’s a must read!!

September 7, 2014 - 10:18 pm

Louise - Oooh would love to win one of those!

September 7, 2014 - 10:44 pm

Cheryl B - The wide cuffs are gorgeous! Present over perfect is a wonderful reminder to me. Thanks for your timely post.

September 7, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Laura - Loveeeeee this!

September 7, 2014 - 11:39 pm

Tricia carter - Beautiful…everything!

September 8, 2014 - 8:55 am

Kristina Hutcherson - Love it!!

September 8, 2014 - 9:07 am

Cara - So pretty! Would love to win! πŸ™‚

September 8, 2014 - 9:12 am

Jill Tidwell - I love your blog…and that cuff!!!

September 8, 2014 - 9:19 am

Christy - Beautiful! What a great reminder to live in the present — to be here with your loved ones and letting grace work. Knowing it’s okay that things don’t always have to be perfect. It’s easy to get caught up with things that SHOULD have been done instead of taking a time out. So needed this today! Thank you!

September 8, 2014 - 9:59 am

Angie H - Need to remember this daily…. Love the cuff πŸ™‚

September 8, 2014 - 10:06 am

Claire Rathbun - I LOVE that bracelet!! I’m embracing my un-perfectness!!

September 8, 2014 - 10:33 am

Dawn Parsons - I love everything about this cuff and all it stands for!! Xoxo

September 8, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Jen - Would love a cuff!

September 8, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Tiffany Day - love it!! and Shauna and you. πŸ˜‰


September 8, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Kate - Thanks for the chance to win! And thank you for sharing your life with us!

September 8, 2014 - 2:18 pm

peach - oh i love giveaways! πŸ™‚

September 8, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Lemonade Makin Mama - I LOVED Bread and Wine. In my top 5 favorite books of all time.

September 8, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Cristy Morton - Super hopeful that I may win this:)

September 8, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Michelle - Goodness gracious! Love that bracelet.

September 8, 2014 - 8:11 pm

Kristin - Paige… I LOVE this! “Present over perfect…” What a gift of freedom! First, let me just whole-heartedly agree that Rachel is a treasure and her wisdom and intentional generosity of spirit are such a blessing and inspiration! Secondly, let me just thank YOU for giving us this place to land, and think through such beautiful sentiments together. You always set the tone for us, as creators, mothers, wives, students, caretakers and disciples to be real as we walk together, and purpose to honor God and those we love with the way we spend our lives. Thanks for giving us this encouragement, and inspiring us to take a deep breath. Present over perfect. Lord, may it be so!
(*Love that darling cuff too! Looking down and seeing that actually ON my person may be the only way I’d ever remember that!)

September 8, 2014 - 8:53 pm

April Upjohn - love the bracelet!

September 8, 2014 - 9:30 pm

Lori - Loving the cuff ~ sending love and prayers your way as you meet with the surgeon tomorrow.

September 9, 2014 - 2:19 am

Ambeross - Love the saying and title of the book! Looking forward to reading it too!

September 12, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Jeanne Manning - What a great reminder from a great author!

September 12, 2014 - 11:15 pm

Jan - Present over perfect…wise words to keep in our hearts!

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