I wish I really was at a ranch. Particularly Ree’s ranch. Her show on Food Network makes me want to hang out on her ranch and eat her snacks and ride a horse and brand a cattle.

Okay, but really. Here on the ranch known as Annie’s life…

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Well. This was a major thing. Marie Claire Magazine listed Let’s All Be Brave as a life-changing read. It was one of those crazy moments where you realize that sometimes people hold your book and you couldn’t imagine what they will say about it. It’s pretty fun to be on this list- I’m really grateful.


 

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Tonight I’m teaching an online class about hospitality and I would love for you to join us. It’ll just be an hour or so, and it’s only $10. I think it will be a pretty fun time- join us if you can! We sold out the original “seating,” but the sweet girls at Influence Network opened up a few more seats in case anyone wanted to sign up today. So sign up and get in your cozies with your hot tea/coffee/whatever, and let’s hang out tonight!


 

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This week I got to issue a challenge to everyone using the MyKLove app. I’ve recorded a couple of different videos that they will share randomly over the next few weeks, so go ahead and download the app. Not only will you see my crazy face on the “challenges” page, but there’s tons more great content in the app. AND it is free. Duh. AND I actually really love it. So download it today!


 

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We are on the last week of the (in)courage Bloom Book Club. It has been so awesome to read the comments as hundreds of women have read Let’s All Be Brave together and I’m super sad it is over. Even if you haven’t participated so far, you can watch all the videos here!


 

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Speaking of (in)courage, I think I may have forgotten to tell you about this- but I wrote a little piece over there about how we all act on Facebook in November… and I made an Ann Voskamp joke, which I just don’t feel like I get to do enough. 🙂


 

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I’m getting ready to send out my November newsletter- if you don’t already get my monthly newsletters with some thoughts and favorites and things I love to share with you guys first, sign up here!


 

And finally, Saturday November 8th was my blog’s 8th birthday….HAPPY GOLDEN BIRTHDAY, ANNIEBLOGS! It’s so bizarro to think that we’ve been hanging out here for eight.whole.years. I cannot thank you enough for your friendship and for showing up here through the thick and thin and some definite highs and definite lows. I am deeply deeply grateful for how you each have played a part in the fact I have my dream job.

So thanks x a million. <3

Tomorrow, I’m going to blog alllll about the CMA Awards that I attended last Wednesday night– do y’all have any particular questions you want me to answer?