Monday, July 2, 2012

If I Could Pack Myself In A Suitcase

Ok, excuse me if I am making major assumptions in this post
But I'm gonna go ahead and put this out there, in public, anyways...

Not too long ago, I dont even know when, I 'm pretty sure less than 2 months ago, 
Christina from TicoandTina found me in the land of blog... (I think) ?
and I made my way to their blog... and I immediately felt connected to them.
And I am pretty sure the connection was mutual (hence the assumption)???
First of all they make THESE videos. Sounds crazy, but it's totally my thing.
For those of you that know me: I have close to 70 videos on my Youtube channel.
2 of My FAVES are HERE and HERE
Some crazy silly, some made out of boredom, some vlogging, some dancing, some singing..
whatever, they are up there for the humiliation of myself
and the judgement of all.

But it's simple, if you love doing "that kinda thing"...playing with all that creativity
rolling around on the inside of you."
It's probably there because God placed it there.
Anyways, on top of that, one of my husbands main jobs is Video Editing.
So I can appreciate anyone who has that sorta artistic blood running through their veins
or of course anyone who can just be crazy and sing and dance in their car videos...
You know like I did HERE.. .
or Like Christina does HERE..
So then after a little bit of stalking investigating,
I find out that they are...What???.. doing a tour?  
A tour for what? Are they musicians? 
Touring the Country singing in Coffeehouses?
How do I put this in my own words?
They are using what God has obviously instilled in them, 
to inspire others. To dare people to dream, chase those dreams.
Their Organization: The Beauty of One
First of All, how amazing is that? One person, having so much beauty inside of them!!!
And their tag line is : Life is a Blank Canvas, Paint an Adventure!
  They are traveling from city to city with their 2 kids this summer, and 2 interns...
and encouraging people to live bigger! Because God is bigger!
I love the quote they have on their BLOG header!
"You can't dream bigger than God. You should be more concerned with holding God
back with your small dreams!" 

They are taking a camera to  the people that have DREAMS but are too scared to follow them,
or people that have been working hard to chase their DREAMS,
Or people that are currently living out their dreams in their own ADVENTURE!
and they are interviewing people, loving people, taking lots of pics and video...
and blogging their way through this journey.
And in the end of it all, will make an online documentary of sorts,
and are hoping to spark adventure in the lives of many more people!
Because that adventure, that dream, that gift, that creativity..
lies within them, and within YOU for a reason!
And I believe as David and Christina pursue THEIR adventure,
 this will only the very beginning of many other 
adventures to be pursued by so many others.
(By the way, check out their planned tour HERE...
and if you know ANYONE that would fit one of these categories...
You can NOMINATE them for an interview of THEIR adventure!!!)

Can I tell you this in all honesty? When I read their purpose and saw their videos... 
Their plan, their hearts... knowing this is something I can say I really really believe in,
(MAINLY because I really believe in people, no matter who you are)
I was really moved...Truly.
Because if there is only one thing that has been poured out of my heart
since starting this little blog, it has been that YOU have purpose,
YOU are beautiful, YOU can something AMAZING with YOUR life!
This tour they are doing, "The Blank Canvas Tour"
is EVERYTHING that is inside of me that has been dying to come out
for years, but has just made it's way out recently through this blog...
(not to mention some opportunities at our church in the creative department.)
I hope that if you are reading this and your niche is not necessarily creative,
you can still appreciate the desire to follow your dreams, 
to reach after what is in your heart... 
because that is what David & Christina are doing.
Obviously, if I could pack myself in a suitcase  
and tag along with them, I would.
But then I'd have to pack my 3 kids and husband in too...
and 11 people in one car... hmmmm, I dont know..
Plus I don't know them well enough to know if they have B.O or not would actually
like me in real life.
Seriously, I am so jealous of this opportunity they are taking.
HOWEVER, they have asked me to join their team, virtually.
Which basically means, I get to tell them where to go, what to do...
who to interview, what to eat, and what to wear.. 
No, this means.. I get to support them, and I get to use my own
creativity to do it. And I'm excited too..
Does my agreeing to this have anything to do with the fact that being a
means they get to come visit ME here in WI first? Uhhh... maybe?

But, first things first. I pray as you are reading this,
 you understand their heart. 
If not take a closer look HERE at what they are doing!!
And Believe it or not, they are about to embark on this nationwide tour, in ONE week!
 `with 6 people...and currently have $1125 of support.... 
Their goal is $3750. 
Please, ask yourself, ask God...if this is something YOU can support...
Help them pursue their adventure, as they inspire others to pursue theirs...

If you would like to help this AMAZING family do something BIG,
then please contact ME asap...(they are on a time crunch)
You can also help by donating the items listed on the above page.
OR uou can also help by making a purchase at  

Thanks for taking a few minutes to read through this,
and consider this something amazing you can do for the "beauty of one."

The Winner of the "It's Not Even Funny Giveaway" is"
Amy M. from okayeAmy !
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TicoTina said...

awwwwwww Julie, one again, you are too, TOO sweet and awesome! NO assumptions were abused in the making of this post - they were ALL true =) and yes, you do get to tell us what to do, LOL


Lucy McCracken said...

Hi Julie :)
wow "The beaut of One" tour sounds incredible! i will talk it over with hubby and see if we can donate to their amazing cause. Things like this get me excited. Specially when it's to help advance God's kingdom through incredible people like Tico and Tina! It's so awesome that you will help promote them via your blog. you're such an amazing friend to them. :)
Would you be interested in co-hosting the Smile You've been Tagged with Acts of Kindness monthly link up. Take a look here and let me know what you think. :)

Christen said...

Oh my goodness, that is wonderful! I love what they're doing and think that is just amazing.

Christen :>

Christen said...

I couldn't find your e-mail address! I would love to help. Please e-mail me!

Christen :>

Erin said...

This is amazing! Wow, incredible thing they have going!!

Girl, you are so cute and I love the suitcase at the beginning - ha! You never fail to make me smile and think. your blog is (seriously) one of my top 5 favorite reads.

Love u!

Janna Renee said...

Wow! That seems like such a "dream come true" type of thing to be a part of! I love people like that, that can feel the inspiration and run with it!

LWLH said...

How have I not heard of this blog, going over to check them out ASAP!!

Jelli said...

I love Tico Tina blog. It's so much fun. I secretly like to watch their goofy videos and the fact that I'm also married to a Tico make me feel somewhat like I "get" their family. Thanks for sharing, Julie.

Lindsay said...

This is wonderful!

themosbysinchina said...

Wow. I love this.

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