Let's keep the inspirational convos going, shall we?! We are thrilled to share the love & light of Amanda's really good friend, bae, boo, wittle deer, sister for another mister, bestie from Texie, Erica Canant, with ya'll today! (...who just had a birthday this past weekend! Happy Birthday!)
She is a mom of three, wife to Phil, writer, creative, #plannerbabe, Happy Planner® Design Team member, child of God, group leader, Crafty Ass Female to the MAX, super-force + modern woman in the world today, who loves lettering, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, face filters, lip-synching in the car with the kiddos, etc. She's all around awesome, with so much grace + wisdom to share!
In this episode, Erica talks about choosing her 'YES's more wisely, making it a priority to be a good friend, the small group she + her husband lead in their home, & how God has revealed Himself to her through suffering.
The ladies also chat about the BOOK (!!!) Erica's in the process of writing, how she overcame the anxiety & was able to start, her break into the planning community, and quality over quantity on her personal social media channels!
FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE EP //
Erica's modern take on Church teachings:
"...when I'm unpacking the Bible, one thing that I want it to speak to is to women who DON'T know the Bible, is to women who DON'T believe in God, and they can be like, 'Whoa, THAT'S IN THERE?! Whoa, it talks about THAT?! Whoa, I totally relate to that! ...and I just had no idea because growing up I never heard the Bible taught in that way..." ...so I'm very passionate about...telling stories in the scripture about women because women are a vital, crucial, heart of the Bible..."
Erica on comparison in the planner community:
"Man, I don't have, you know, 10,000 followers or 24,000 followers...when y'all chose me to be on the Design Team, I was like, 'WHY?!'...I do that comparison game...just getting over myself, getting over those things that I put in my head, or what others think about me. I think it's really easy in this community to care a little bit too much about what other people are thinking or saying..."
SHOW NOTES //
• The Happy Planner® @ Pinners, TX
• A + E's (infamous) deer-filter video
• GO WILD Planner Conference
• Voodoo Doughnut
• Shauna Neiquist
• Present Before Perfect
• Erica's small group counseling married couples
• Erica's HOPE story
• "Before the Greatest Gift Was Born"
• Jesus + the woman at the well
• The Happy Planner®
• Franklin Covey
• Erin Condren
• Tupac/Proverbs MEME
• ARC system
• Mariel (a.k.a. @amomandagirlwhoplans)
• Amanda's like The Nanny
• Fixer Upper, Season 4
• The Walking Dead
• Knowing God, by J.I. Packer
• Cardi B on her catchphrases
• Bodak Yellow
• Bartier Cardi
• Cardi B on SNL
• Hillsong music
• Erica's birthday at Magnolia Table + her new tattoo
Awesome Ladies Live //
If you love this episode, and would love to be present at a LIVE taping of Crafty Ass Female, come join us at AWESOME LADIES LIVE! This event is a crafty weekend retreat hosted by Kristin and will be happening this year from August 17-19th in East Lansing, MI. Tickets are now available! A + K hope to see you there!
AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //
You don't want to miss out on the AFTER-CHATTER SHOW for this episode! // Head to our Patreon page to sign up and hang out backstage with the girls + Erica getting real about tackling anxiety.
PARTNERING w/ SUDIO //
We've partnered with Sudio - a company who creates headphones that function as both a quality tech device and stylish accessory! // Amanda chose the Tre Pink design, Kristin chose the Regent Black style, + are LOVING them so far!
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