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An Excerpt from “Here, Now” by Kate Merrick

By Kate MerrickIt seems more and more, as we live in the digital age, there is a counterfeit for every real thing. We stare at screens instead of looking out windows at meadows and mountains. We envy other people’s pictures, though they’re often filtered and angled so they portray something…
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May 9, 2019
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Unexpected Beauty

By Aimee Piersma Photography by Allie Marie Smith All this rain is worth it when I see a rainbow. This morning I made sure my girls saw it. Birdie glimpsed it before she ran off to class. Jellybean had more time. She said with awe, “That’s the first real rainbow…
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August 22, 2018
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Spring Essentials

Featured Image by Jones Design Company By Angelina Rozhko I love Spring! Everything is budding, blooming, or in full bloom, letting out a fragrant aroma of the earth coming to life after a cold Winter. With the wintery frost melting away, the sun shining a little brighter and the temperatures…
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April 9, 2017
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What Christmas Means to Me

By: Rachel Brown Merry Christmas, faithful readers! From all of us at Wonderfully Made, thank you for your support this year. We are so grateful for your readership, your comments, and, ultimately, for the special online community you’ve created here in this space. As we reflect upon 2016, we took…
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December 24, 2016
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Inspired Shopping

By: Juliandra Durkin Looking for a cute gift for your mom, sister, girlfriend, or really anyone special in your life? What if you could give a gift and know that where you buy it from is ethical and gives back to the world around us? Wonderfully Made has pulled together…
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December 7, 2016
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Be Brave, Little One

By: Erin Weidemann Whether you’re a mom or not, you know this struggle: the struggle of “Am I Beautiful?” and “Am I Enough?” Chances are you that during your early years you spent a little time crying alone in your room, wondering whether or not you mattered. It’s not much…
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November 18, 2016
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Flying Beyond the Hardship

By: Tekoa Manning Gratitude. Thankfulness. Usually, neither of those exist without first experiencing heartache, loss, and hard times. You have to go through one, to embrace the other in a manner worthy of noticing. Sometimes we miss the gratitude and turn bitter like lemons. This is the month of thankfulness.…
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November 14, 2016
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Fall Fun!

By: Rachel Brown There are things to adore about every season, especially autumn. We have been reveling in pumpkin spice treats, Sunday night football, and, even though the weather isn’t cooperating in most of the country quite yet, dreams of scarves and sweaters and boots. There are so many fun…
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November 2, 2016
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Changed by an Unchanging God

By: Bri Deutsch It’s 2 a.m. The silence of night allows my tormenting thoughts to appear more daunting than they would in the vibrancy of day. Thoughts about a future that looks murky – a future no longer filled with the people I once knew to be my confident, where…
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October 4, 2016
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For the Love of Shoes

This piece is written by Tekoa Manning and edited for Wonderfully Made. Ladies, if you're like us, you loveeee shoe shopping!! Maybe you have a closet full of high heels, tennis shoes for the gym, sandals for hot days, flats for work, and boots for the cool fall months... May…
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September 7, 2016
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{NEW PODCAST EPISODES} Arielle Estoria and Lauren Cone

{EPISODE 3} Arielle Estoria: The Life of a Creative Allie Marie Smith interviews Arielle Estoria, a spoken word artist, blogger and motivational speaker. Arielle is diligent in instilling “worthy” back into an insecure generation. They talk about turning your daydream into a day job, what it means to live a life of…
WonderfullyMade
August 23, 2016
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Introducing our New Podcast!

We have been hard at work on this exciting passion project these last several months and are thrilled to finally be able to share the first two episodes of our brand new podcast! Self-titled "Wonderfully Made," our podcast is co-hosted by Allie Marie Smith, Wonderfully Made's Founder and Rachel Brown,…
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August 10, 2016
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To Save or Spend

By Christie Pierce To save or to spend? We’re faced with that question in a hundred different ways each day. I used to be an obsessive spender. At twenty-four years old, my grandparents gave me ten thousand dollars. I went out and bought Gucci shoes and silk dresses and I…
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June 28, 2016
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Father’s Day Gift Guide

By: Rachel Brown Father’s Day is right around the corner, so we’ve rounded up a list of last-minute treats that dads and father figures everywhere will enjoy. Take a peek at this list and let us know if you have any fun ideas to add! Something Edible Tasty treats make…
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June 15, 2016