all i did was listen books have arrived!

By Rachel Awes on November 12, 2012

all i did was listen books have arrived!
i have begun packaging up the dear orders that have come in so far…
including these fun girlfriend packs!
shelves have been hung, in white, green, yellow, orange, pink + blue, 
for the other books to rest
+ await their new homes.
as delightful as it is to finally receive these into my hands,
i am finding that my deepest joy is in the sending them back out.
in the letting go. in the giving my heart away.

here’s a lil’ rough video of my first opening of the book ~
you can see both my practical/checking it out + simply delighted sides:

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  1. Tammie Lee says:

    Oh! I am so happy for you
    and me
    and every one who gets to experience beautiful you through your art and insightful wisdom!

  2. How exciting and beautiful in every way. Written with love, received with love and shared with love!

  3. aimee says:

    squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeallll!!!! so thrilled for you, and I can’t wait to read mine! xo

  4. Lisa says:

    Congratulations, Rachel!!! We do the same with most books–we take a sniff and smell the printed word : )

    Hope your books make it to some libraries, too–where many people can check out and enjoy your beautiful wisdom. I nominate our local library for a copy, if you decide to have a contest!!

    Enjoy re-packing your artful books, sending them off into the world again for another journey.

  5. wanda miller says:

    FIRST of all when i started watching your Utube happening, a tear drop fell on my key board.
    SECOND, last night i went to amazon and they were sold out of your book
    THIRD i am so glad amazon was a zero, so that i could order for some other loves in my life.
    FOURTH/FIRST: i could not be more ELATED for YOU than i am! xoxoxo

  6. Tears are welling in my eyes…reminds me of the final scene in the Julie and Julia movie, where Julia’s standing in the kitchen and her sweet-as-pie husband hands her a package from the day’s mail and it’s her just-published, long-awaited, fabulous cookbook…I cried with joy for her, and now for YOU, Rachel! Yay, yay, YAY!!!!

  7. happy tears:)
    this is like looking at the sweeter
    than air
    newborn baby pics
    of a dear friend
    ….you’ve longed and prayed
    and cheered for the wee babe
    as it grew safe inside her
    until that day
    when she could hold (and sniff:))
    the love she held so long inside!
    Whoooooo-hoooooo-ing loud and long
    with you, friend:)

  8. WOOOOHOOOOOOOOO here TOOOOOOOO!!! Oh yayayayayayayyyyy, how absolutely, heart-pumping, feet-stomping exciting! Wow! And the shelves! They look incredible. What an excellent and colorful display. Love it ALL! Can’t wait!!! xoxoxox

  9. Carissa says:

    Huuuuuuuge love!!! I cannot wait to hold your heart in my hands!!!!! Squeeee!

  10. Lynn Fisher says:

    That’s awesome…congrats!!!!

  11. denthe says:

    Congrats! Must be a wonderful feeling!

  12. Cathy Bueti says:

    CONGRATS Rachel!!!! Your sweet book is sure to inspire many!!


  13. chrissy says:

    dearest deer…..happiest of happy book birthdays. i have been watching this pregnancy for a long time and am beyond excited for this day for you! Can’t wait to hold one in my hands!
    hand over heart.

  14. Yael says:

    MAZAL TOV Rachel! Thumbs up! 🙂

  15. ~Kristina says:

    Congratulations! That pile of boxes looks so exciting.

  16. Laura says:

    wow Rachel!!! Ok I have to order mine soon!!!

    I hope that you will join me in creating the gratitude quilt this year, our 4th one!! Information about the quilt and how to participate are at the top of my blog.

  17. pauline says:

    eeeeeeeeeeeeek!!! I cannot WAIT to hold this one in my hands… i am above thrilled for you. and for me. 🙂 xox

  18. Seeing you open that first box gave me chills, Rachel. I can just imagine the sense of accomplishment that must impart. Way to go girl!! You inspire, you give and give and give, basically you just rock!!!

  19. happytrees says:

    YAY!!! I can’t wait to get a copy…I’m so proud of you!

  20. Relyn Lawson says:


    SO EXCITED for you!

  21. Roban says:

    I can imagine the excitement you felt when the books arrived! Congratulations! Plus, I think your shelves and the festive lights are such a nice place for them to rest. Although I’m guessing they’re flying off the shelves!

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