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Happy birthday, Holly! πŸ₯³

Your news about Van's first anniversary has made me realise that it must be a teeny smidgen over a year since I started to read 'Release and Gather'! Really pleased that the news is positive. Brilliant too to hear how great Jonah's doing.

The Historic Planters Building - your website - your sheer creativity and the joy it shows - are absolutely awesome. I'm thrilled that it's all going so great - all that hard work really, really shows, and it's lovely that it's doing so well!

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Huge wins for your brother, Jonah, and you! There is something very gratifying about learning a skill, and then building on it. It's also awesome that Jonah's landed at what sounds like a great place to work. That's not always the case in the trades.

As for me? I took my boys down to the Gulf for a quick getaway recently. Lots of time w/them, and not a lot of time on our phones was a win all it's own (I fully intended to take a sunroof pic, but our rental didn't have one). The second win was surviving the Mississippi humidity. Whew!

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Great post! So glad that things are going your way. A lot of hard work is paying off. Woodville should elect you as Mayor!

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There is joy upon joy to discover in this piece, Holly. This line, I think, is my favorite: "But here I am doing it..." 😌

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You have been creatively busy, Holly! So happy to learn that designing spaces took off!! And that it has boosted revenue for The Historic Planters Building. Wow, amazing. You started small and look how God has multiplied it. Thank you for the updates on Van Jonah. Happy to know they are well. Ahh, you are inspiring!

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Wonderful news about van and your thriving business. It’s a gorgeous venue and your site is fab.

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Holly, your website looks great. What a beautiful building, and I love the mural idea. Such happy updates on your family! Love the questions at the end of your post. We are in the mid-wear this week, and today we got to go to the Chicago aquarium this morning with our nephew. It was a special low sensory event and it was really cool. It has been really nice spending time with family.

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Yay, yay and triple YAY for all the ups in your life. I love that you have added design packages to your venue and that so enjoyed reading about the different people/organizations who are utilizing your historic space. The photos are stunning. So cool that Jonah has found a wonderful, creative, supportive community within his job. Yes! Your brother doing well, another fabulous update. A new business opening in your community (and the nature of the business) sounds like a real bonus. You know I adore your writing and was so, so glad to see you name and site in my Inbox. Keep it coming!

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If I lived anywhere near you, I would rent your space for my husband’s 80th birthday. I love the concept of the place, and I think it is a bonus that you offer decorating packages. I would for sure buy that bonus!

Your website looks great. Kudos to you for designing it!

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What a year Holly and I'm so happy and honored to celebrate virtually with you! You are such a bright light to your community. My prayers will continue for Van and Jonah.

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Aug 5Liked by Holly Rabalais

Holly, making money doing what you love is THE sweet spot. Congratulations! All this community-building news is inspiring.

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Hey! All such wonderful news!! The Gloster Arts Project = how cool!!! The new grocery in town looks a bit like Rose Pharmacy (? David's business on Schitts Creek) - so cute! And you definitely are knocking it out of the park with your decorating! Congratulations! The website looks perfect. Clean, elegant, and with all the info necessary. Yay!!! Happy Summer!

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Holly, congrats on all the good news! So glad to see you back writing again.

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I’m so glad to read these updates, Holly. I’m so glad to hear about all of the positive things happening in and around you.

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Where have you been?

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Happy Birthday!! Thanks for sharing the updates. Wonderful news on all fronts!

The decorating... beautiful! I just hosted my daughter's bridal shower and I had such fun putting together the decorations. And I bought that same color balloon, gorgeous. The photos of your space look amazing. πŸ’œ

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