Hello Friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and the time change hasn’t messed you (or your kids!) up too much. Thankfully our kids sleep a little late anyway, so yesterday wasn’t so bad. But ask me again how it’s going by the end of this week, when the madness always seems to kick in, haha!
I got back into town on Saturday evening from a life-changing weekend. My Magnolia Marketing Group colleague, Michele, and I hit the road early Thursday morning to head to Nashville for the Business Boutique conference. It’s spearheaded by Christy Wright, of Dave Ramsey’s team Ramsey Solutions, and she has written a book and created this amazing event, speaking to and influencing women who are stepping into their God-given gifts to find work that matters and make money doing what they love. It’s faith-based, and focuses on building confidence and equipping women with all the business tools to turn their dreams into businesses to make money and create a legacy for their families. And it was amazing!
We arrived on Thursday afternoon and listened to Christy and the other amazing speakers. We headed to our hotel and ate dinner at the hotel because we were so exhausted and just didn’t have enough energy to go out! Friday morning, we were up and ready to go, and were back at it. We attended the main discussion groups, and had smaller break-out sessions on more specific topics. We had a fun food truck lunch, and then were back at it! We listened to the afternoon sessions (including Rory Feek to close out the evening- OMG), and then we were off again. We had a bit more energy for dinner, and headed to out to the highly recommended Adele’s. Dinner was amazing and we headed back to the hotel again for more rest! We were up Saturday morning for the last morning of the conference and got some of the best content the last day of the conference.
The content was incredible and the speakers were amazing. Yes, we learned a LOT of great information about business and what we can do to continue to grow and scale MMG, but the renewed confidence and inspiration was transformational. If you ever have the chance to go or have any interest in attending Business Boutique, I would highly recommend it!! And OH YEAH, there will DEFINITELY be some big, new changes coming to MMG in 2018!!
This week won’t be quite as crazy as the last few weeks have been. So I have a pretty good menu planned out, and I’m excited to try a few different recipes. Here’s what well be eating:
Monday- Stuffed Acorn Squash with Creamy Mushroom Quinoa and Roasted Broccoli
Tuesday– Veggie Fajita Black Bean Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice
Wednesday– Black Bean Burgers and French Fries
Thursday- Pumpkin Chipotle Rotini with Caesar Salad and French Bread
Friday– Vegan Gumbo with Beans and Okra with Brown Rice
I hope you have a wonderful day and a great start to your week!