Fun Friday Favorites: My book, a lot of prayers, and of course…some fashion

You guys. I cannot wait. Tomorrow at this time, I’ll be speaking at the Women’s Brunch at Stonebridge Church in Cedar Rapids and I’m OUT OF MY MIND EXCITED! God has laid some wonderful things on my heart and I can’t wait to share them with you. You are coming, right? Good. I’ll see you there!

And guess what else I’m excited about? My book. God is continuing to open miraculous doors. Can I get an AMEN?! Now listen. I need a few things from you, my dear friends.

  1. I need your prayers. Start raisin’ them up because God is moving here, folks. You know, miracles don’t “just happen”. God is in control and He is continuing to do some awesome work that I’m seeing play out right before my eyes. #whoopwhoop
  2. I need to you spread this blog. Spread the news. Comment below in this blog. I want you to be so excited to read my book, “Just a Small Town Girl”. This book about my life. About growing up in the ’80s, and how through it all. I mean all…the good, the bad, the funny, and the ugly…God and His grace has lavishly blessed me. And how that same grace is available for you. (Trust me, it’s a great book you will not be able to put down.) Will you help me tell the world about my book when it gets published?! It takes an army and I need you. And it all starts here. See, agents and publishers need to know that an author has a platform with many people who are willing to read her book. So, who’s in?!

Now that I’ve pulled myself down from that happy cloud, it’s time for Fun Friday Favorites. You just might see some things on here today that I’ll be sporting tomorrow at the Women’s Brunch. You know me…when I find something I love, I gotta share it.

  1. KanCan jeans –
I'm loving this brand!

I’m loving this brand!

I wavered back and forth about my outfit for the brunch on Saturday. I love my maxi dresses, but I am really loving these white jeans. The Buckle carries them and look how reasonably priced they are! #smartshopper  Anyway. These jeans are comfortable and with a nice blouse and jewelry, I’ll feel comfortable and springy wearing them tomorrow.

 

2.  Lush Blouse –

The perfect color for spring!

The perfect color for spring!

You know how much I love the Lush blouses. This would look great with a pop of turquoise…perhaps a necklace or some big earrings? Also, I usually wear a cami underneath these blouses. Von Maur or Nordstrom has a great selection of them.

 

3. BP “Summers” Wedge Sandal –

#wedgesarethebest

#wedgesarethebest

I have a strong attachment to wedge sandals. (It’s kind of how I feel about soft chocolate chip cookies, too. But that’s beside the point.) Nordstrom has these wedges and I cannot stop thinking about them. I love the cork look! I just might have to pull the trigger and purchase them, especially since they are on sale right now.

 

4. Kendra Scott “Sophee” earrings –

These gold earrings are a must.

These gold earrings are a must.

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I bought these earrings last week at Von Maur (Nordstrom carries them, too) and I absolutely love them. You know how much I am loving gold accessories these days…the “Sophee” earrings are perfect! Not too heavy and my favorite aspect of them…slightly big. For that fashionable look, of course.

 

5. Lush knit maxi dress –

This is a great spring/summer maxi

This is a great spring/summer maxi

I believe I highlighted this awhile back, but Nordstrom has this dress on sale right now. I’m all about the flowy, comfortable maxi dress. It’s like wearing lounge wear, but without the shame of still being in your clothes you woke up in. Yes. Maxi dresses are that just that comfortable.

 

6.  Nate and his football team –

Nate and his buddy discussing a play :)

Nate and his buddy discussing a play :)

Touchdown!!

Touchdown!!

One of my favorites is seeing our oldest son, Nate, THRIVE at football. He has great friends on his team, amazing coaches and this spring season has been so much fun to watch! #proudmom

 

7. Maxim playing baseball –

Our favorite baseball player :)

Our favorite baseball player :)

Another one of my favorites is watching our six-year old (soon to be seven next week!) play baseball. Maxim is so excited to be playing baseball this year. He enjoyed T-ball, but he has been ready to step up his game for the past few years. #hewantstobelikethebigguys  His buddy is on his team and he just can’t wait to go to the practices.

Today’s edition of Fun Friday Favorites has been a smattering of this ‘n that, I know. But. I want to thank you for your support as I continue following this dream of becoming a published author. Your support and prayers mean the world to me! #youarethebest

So, whether you go shopping for some springtime fashion or you happen to be sitting at a ball park, football field, or perhaps at the Women’s Brunch…take time this weekend to enjoy the spring season with your friends and family. Enjoy the moment. 🙂 xo ~ Angela Banae

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30 Comments
  • Chris Hutchins
    April 22, 2016

    Love your blogs Angela, your an awesome writer. I really enjoy all your tips . Congratulations on the book , I look forward to reading it! 💕

  • Lisa Hackman
    April 22, 2016

    I look forward to reading your book!! I wonder if I could get I autographed when I come down to see Mandi!?!

  • Julia
    April 22, 2016

    Love all the updates!!! Your boys are precious!!

  • Jennie Benke
    April 22, 2016

    I sure wish that I lived closer so that I could come hear you speak! Praying for the Lord to lead you! Hugs!

  • Ashley
    April 22, 2016

    Love reading your blogs Ang! They crack me up some days because I can picture you saying these things out loud too! Need to get together soon! I heard the boys, okay I guess they are men now, catching up the other night! Blessings to you and all the direction God is leading you.

  • Brett McGriff
    April 22, 2016

    Would you please autograph my copy in “yearbook” style? Start in a corner and pyramid down preferably. Good luck!!

  • Terra
    April 22, 2016

    Can’t wait to hear you tomorrow morning!

  • Allison
    April 22, 2016

    I can’t wait until your book comes out! You’re smile and energy make me happy whenever I see you and read your blogs!

  • Marilyn Glaus
    April 22, 2016

    I am so excited to hear you speak tomorrow at the brunch. God is working mightily through you dear lady, I believe He has big plans for you!

  • Karrie
    April 22, 2016

    Love ya girl! Can’t wait to get that memoir in my hands <3

  • Rhonda Henderson
    April 22, 2016

    Angela, we are lifting you and your book in our prayers for God to use your book to give each reader encouragement and a heart for growing closer to our Lord. Can’t wait to read your book. See you tomorrow at the Women’s Brunch… you always inspire us! Can’t wait to hear what you have under your hat for us!
    Blessings!

  • Sharon Rickertsen
    April 22, 2016

    Always entertaining to read your blog as it hits home for me and many other women and moms! Keep it coming.

  • Linda Dawley
    April 22, 2016

    Love reading your blogs, they always make me smile or give me something to think about or both! You are always so positive and have such a heart for the Lord. Truly an inspiration
    So excited for you as you step out in faith! I know I will be first in line to buy your book. I have every confidence that it will be a best seller. You have such a God given talent with words and I know He gave you this story to tell to help others. That’s what it is all about. Praying for you for Saturday and your new book!

  • Jamie Cruise
    April 22, 2016

    Can’t wait for your book to be published! Looking forward to hearing you tomorrow at the Ladies Brunch as well. You have been blessed and have many gifts Angela! You inspire and see the best in everyone. My prayers are with you to succeed in all you do.

  • Jennifer Smith
    April 23, 2016

    I really wanted to go this morning, but Jordyn and I are house/dog sitting and I forgot. 🙁 I’m sure it went well though. I’m sure I’ll catch you speaking sometime. Keep living your dream!

  • Glenda Simmons
    April 23, 2016

    I am so proud of you my friend! I am beyond excited about your book! Please let me know of your upcoming speaking engagements. I would love to make a trip to be blessed by you words!

  • Sandy Hartgers
    April 23, 2016

    I was a long time neighbor to Angela, Ben (to us know as Benji) and Melanie. Eventually I become one of the kids babysitters. When Angela was very little she had an emergency that lead to some medical complications which lead to a trach in her throat. Us girls never really thought anything of her medical issue…we loved those kids!! Had many great moments with them. I am so glad that I have a reconnection with then through Social Media. Good Luck Angela…you are a great writer!! Cant wait to read your book!!

  • Pam Smith
    April 23, 2016

    Angela, would love to come here you speak at your local church. I am going to suggest some of us from Union Mills come sometime, so let us know some of the dates. Would not miss your book, hope you have a book signing soon!! You have such a gift in your speaking and writing. Keeping you in my prayers girlfriend!! God Bless!!!

  • Cindy Voss
    April 23, 2016

    Love your blog look forward to it every week.

  • Jane
    April 23, 2016

    Hi Angela!
    Just read your blog for the first time 🙂
    I really enjoyed it and will be reading it each week! Good luck with your book! I’ll be waiting to read it!

  • Jennifer Grove
    April 24, 2016

    Proud, I am!

  • Melanie Blunk
    April 24, 2016

    Love, love, love reading your blog and can’t wait for your book to come out! You have a god-given talent for writing and speaking! God bless you!

  • Tara Conover
    April 24, 2016

    Best of luck Angela…follow your dreams!

  • Marshall
    April 24, 2016

    Best wishes for one of my favorite people! Thanks for the Maxi dress tip, too!

  • Rhonda Pool
    April 25, 2016

    Angela’s blogs are so uplifting and relevant for Today’s Women…its so apparent she has the heartbeat of women and all ladies no matter what their ages!! I have had the joy of watching this little girl grow up. As her youth pastor’s wife my husband and I knew early on there was something special on her life from her unique entry. She was always leader in our youth program. She is strong voice for today’s woman…Blessings as you minister for HIM…

  • Jolee Jansen
    April 27, 2016

    How exciting! Can’t wait to get my hands on your book! I hope it all goes as planned. Still loving your blog, as usual!

    Keep it up!

  • Angie kuehner
    April 27, 2016

    Good luck Ang!

  • Shelley Ask
    April 28, 2016

    Thankyou, Angela for sharing your life and your family with all of us!!! And, Yay’!!, for fashion advice-at my ‘medium’ age (not too young, not too old!) I need all the help I can get on that front! Can NOT wait to get a (signed, pretty please) copy of your book in my hands!!! I’ve been into some pretty heavy reading-and need some uplifting words!

  • Angela Banae
    April 29, 2016

    Oh you all!!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for commenting! I love you all dearly and your words and support and prayers mean the WORLD to me!!!!! So excited to watch God as He brings my dreams to fruition!! He is just soooo good!
    Keep praying for “Just a Small Town Girl” and thank you again for all of your support!!
    xo Angela Banae

  • Shirley Morris
    April 29, 2016

    Girl, I can’t wait for your book to come out! I’m so proud of you for following your heart & believing in yourself! Love you!!

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