A Refreshing Morning Routine: Smoothie Time!

Sometimes you need to take 20 minutes for yourself.

We get it. We are all busy. The people we love come first in the morning and then we're off to our busy schedules. We go without thought that we are running dry of nourishment.

Nourish (verb) [nur-ish] :  supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.

Nourishment of both our faith and our bodies is essential to an abundant life. With this statement in mind, we designed a bundle for the busy, stressed, anxious, tired, un-perfect woman who craves more purpose in her life.

While Staci Eldredge speaks to your heart with "Becoming Myself,"  we're giving you an exclusive look at the smoothies we're sippin' on while reminding ourselves to slow down + provide ourselves with the nourishment we deserve - His mercies are new everyday! 

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
— Proverbs 16:24

The "Becoming Myself Bundle," available on shopamavo.com, includes: 

  • "His Mercies are New Everyday!" plastic mason jar tumbler.
  • Our "365 Days is a Blessing" journal, pen, and sticky note set.
  • Staci Eldredge's life changing book, "Becoming Myself."
  • A recipe card of three healthy smoothie recipes.
  • & FREE shipping!
Becoming Myself Bundle - AMaVo
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
— 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

We've kept things simple with these three recipes.

You may have to make a trip to the health aisle but consider that a small amount of "you time" ;)

Each recipe can be tweaked a bit to your liking but will surely provide a single serving of nourishment while you dive into your morning devotional, or chapter of "Becoming Myself."

Pro tip: Using frozen fruit creates the smoothie texture without having to use ice cubes!

Pop these ingredients into your blender and get sippin' on a refreshing, new morning routine.    

Ready for a Wardrobe Refresh

If you are anything like us, as soon as Christmas is over you find yourself feeling a little drained, a little un-inspired, and just completely done with the holiday hues.

We do love burgundy, red, dark olive, and sharp combos of black and white - but as soon as January arrives we are ready for vibrant & fresh styles! We are giddy to be opening new shipments full of color + checking in pieces worthy of taking on mini vacations.

Here's a few hand picked favorites that deserve all the heart eyes during this transitional season:

This floral stunner has us feeling prepared for upcoming weddings + cruise dinners! Add a vibrant lip to set this look over the top.

Layer with a pop of color and be on trend in this fringe, faux suede jacket - perfect for days when you feel chilled! While this sleeveless tunic speaks for itself, the jacket brings out the color in the playful pattern of this pocketed tunic!

We're adding a new touch to our favorite tee - a bright bralette!! This trend is both comfy + cute, surely to be your new go to accessory. 

Stand out in this fun combo. Palazzo pants will be your new best friend! This outfit is perfect for traveling in style + combating the breeze. 

You can never go wrong with your little white tee.

Our favorite v-neck paired with blue jeans + simple jewelry has a refreshing vibe that will have you grabbing for all your floral kimonos in no time. 

Take on the day with a pop of color!

This crisp color will brighten up your day + have you feeling refreshed (and comfy.) Add a light weight layer with our favorite faux suede vest!

Ready for more color + fun combos? Shop New Arrivals online, tap here: shopamavo.com/collections/the-collection

New Eyes for the New Year

    Well, we’re entering into another new year. The anticipation is always exciting. New beginnings, fresh starts, re-do’s, new, new, new! That always seems to be the overall theme of heading into a new year. For me, that was before. This year has been so different, and I’m so thankful for that.  

    I’ve been hearing from a lot of people how bad 2016 was for them. And I don’t doubt that for some. I know it’s been a really hard year for people. However, if we look at each year as a beginning and end, I don’t know if we’ll ever be satisfied? Here’s what I mean........

    We tend to think, “This year is my year!”  Or “This is the year I will hit my goals!” Or, “This is the year I will make all of my changes!” and so much more. Then we think we only have 365 days to make those changes. Life happens, things come up, and we enter into the next new year with feelings of failure and hopelessness.  I see and hear this year after year. And that used to be me! 

    What if it didn’t have to be that way? What if we didn’t look at things through “365 days to get it all done or you are a big, fat failure!” eyes?! There is another way. At the beginning of 2016 I sat quietly and worked through my PowerSheets. (these are an incredible tool from Lara Casey to help you focus and be intentional with your new year- I highly recommend these!)   I set many goals for the new year. Filled out the beginning pages thoroughly, used colored pencils to make it all pretty, and closed it up with plans to be diligent in coming back to it over the year. Well, I’m sure you can guess what happened.  LIFE. To be honest, I’m not sure I even opened those back up the rest of the year! However, when I revisited them at the beginning of December, something incredible happened to me. 

    I looked at all of my goals I set for MYSELF. I went down the list and noticed that I didn’t accomplish one of them.....not one!  Until I got to the very last goal. As I read it, I started to choke up and realize how the Lord worked on me this past year. 

              It read, “Not believe the devil’s lies about me! Believe Jesus’s truths about me!” 

    And I can say, with 100% accuracy, that this was accomplished this past year. (I’ll blog more on that later)  The Lord was very creative in how He worked this out. You see, sometimes what we think we need to work on and change, isn’t what the Lord thinks we need to work on and change. He has different plans for us, and even when we think it’s not working out for us, He is working it out for us!  The Lord knew I needed my last goal I set for myself to be my first goal. And if that was the only goal that was accomplished, then that would be enough.  And it was. Everything happens on HIS timing....not mine.  And I can guarantee HIS timing doesn’t involve only 365 days. It is ongoing and it changes and molds THROUGH the years.  How exciting to know I’M NOT FINISHED or better yet, THE LORD’S NOT FINISHED?! 

     It is very humbling to look at a list of goals I set and to see the very last one was the only one accomplished, and that I had nothing to do with that.  It was all the work of the Lord. 

    So the point I’m trying to make is this, when we actually surrender OUR plans to the Lord’s plans, things look and feel different. There is a shift that takes place in our hearts and true change begins to happen. That’s when we REALLY feel accomplished. 

     Heading into this new year, I feel very hopeful. I feel like it’s just the beginning and that I want to keep my eyes open for the journey.  Sure, I’m setting some new goals, making plans, and dreaming big. But I am going to be more “open” I’m not going to set deadlines or place pressure on myself to accomplish these goals before December 31, 2017. I will do my best to refer back to my new PowerSheets, but it’s not the end for me. Or for you! 

    My Jesus Calling devotional today was the perfect word to end my year on. A part that stuck out the most was the following: 

        “My abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match. I designed you to have no sufficiency of your own.” 

    I, you, we can’t do this life on our own. I pray you all surrender your plans to the Lord’s plans. I pray this new year opens your eyes to all the Lord is working on in your life. I pray you leave more room for the Lord in your life. And I pray you all have a very blessed 2017! 

In Him- 




Cozy Holiday Party: Hot Chocolate Bar!

During the holiday season we want to help simplify things for you. It's so easy to get caught up in the hustle of things during the holidays, let's all slow down for a minute shall we?

You don't need to scroll pinterest for hours to find crazy party ideas, or for ways to pass the time on unavoidable snow days - we've got you covered. 

Make some time to create a new simple tradition this year, because let's be honest - close family and friends enjoy the little things!!

Here's our 5 steps to creating your very own hot chocolate bar:

1) Start by having everyone pick out their favorite mug. (Shop our Lifestyle Section)
2) Pick up a cute holiday banner and simply hang above your counter.
    (thank you Target dollar section.) 
3) Gather fun toppings, whip cream is a must!
4) Heat your cocoa and take turns building a cute + yummy combinations! 
5) Toss on a Christmas movie + enjoy the moment!