Featured #ForgetMeKnotsFamily member: Alexis Atarian

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Family, meet my friend Alexis Atarian.

When I relaunched Forget Me Knots, I wanted to be even more intentional on creating a space for real community to grow. My hope is that through sharing something as simple as grown up friendship jewelry or an encouraging word, women could find a safe place and be reminded that they are seen and belong.

So, what better way to do that then by doing a few introductions? Each month, I’ll be introducing you to a lady who’s inspired me so you can meet her too. You’ll get to hear some of her story, and my hope is that you too can begin to share your story with the women around you. While these women may be featured, you’re just as much a part of the #ForgetMeKnotsFamily as they are. So come, grab your seat at the table, and make a new friend.

I met Alexis at a women’s brunch back in 2016 while we both lived in Southern California. I had just launched Forget Me Knots (the first time) and Alexis was a guest speaker. I was instantly struck by her vulnerability, her incredible faith and generous heart. Not only is she one of the kindest human beings I’ve met, she’s one of my style inspirations!

She’s a freelance stylist (check her out at @alexisatarian), momma of three, and I know you’re going to love her! Here’s a little bit more about our friend.

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Who doesn’t love some good old fill in the blank questions?

Someday I want to ____go rock climbing in Spain _____.


When I grow up, I want to be _____I already get the awesome job of staying home and educating our children, but being a jazz vocalist would be pretty rad____.


The most encouraging words I ever received were:

What a Friend we have in Jesus,

 All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

 Everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit,

 O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

 Everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?

 Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged,

 Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful

 Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness,

 Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy-laden,

 Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Saviour, still our refuge—

 Take it to the Lord in prayer;

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

 Take it to the Lord in prayer;

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,

 Thou wilt find a solace there.”


______”The hole in our holiness” by Kevin Deyoung_____ is on my bookshelf, and I’m dying to read it.

This year, if I could pick one intention, it would be ________be more present with my children mentally. I often have lots of thoughts swirling around in my head at any given moment_______.


If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be ______bacon______.


If I could tell my younger self one thing, it would be _______fear God not man______.


My go-to outfit is _______usually a flowy Dress, a comfy oversized sweater, and a hat (always a hat)________.


My love language is ______bacon_______.


My greatest strength is _______probably my silliness_______and my biggest weakness is ______my selfishness________, and I have grace for myself in both!

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What does being a part of the #ForgetMeKnotsFamily mean to you?

Being part of the #ForgetMeKnotsFamily means spreading the word about the importance of true identity to the women around me. Encouraging them to see their intrinsic worth lies solely in being made in the image of God, and is not defined by circumstance or fleeting emotion. That the greatest joy in life is to live fully unto Him and growing in the knowledge of who He is. Through Him we are able to overcome, no past circumstance or current trial can change that.

Introduce me to your BFF who you gave your friendship ring to. What’s your friendship like? What word did you give her on your card and why?

Amanda is the one I call “Sissy”. The one that can come over and we can be perfectly content in silence...or cracking up over some weirdness (usually I’m the weird one, but she has her moments too). We’ve been friends for close to a decade and recently she was proposed to, which means so was I! (well...to be the MOH). What an honour it is indeed! This woman encourages me in the Lord and keeps it real like you wouldn’t believe.

We are as opposite as it gets, but somehow the Lord knew that would work just fine. So when I was thinking about who to give my other Forget Me Knots ring to, it was simple. There are so many lies the two of us have believed over the years that the Lord used our friendship to bring to the surface and see for what they really were. Tough words were spoken in love, but scripture says “better a wound from a friend than a kiss from an enemy.” (paraphrased).

This is what the #ForgetMeKnotsFamily is all about! Women supporting women and lifting each other up.

What word of truth did you write on your I AM card? Why?

We chose the word “Worthy” for our cards, because of Christ we are made worthy of salvation. This is not a work of our own, but His righteousness covers us and makes us perfected in Him! We decided to write “worthy” on both cards for the same reason, because we both rest in that same truth.

A gift to you

To celebrate Alexis and each and every one of you who make up the #ForgetMeKnots family—women who are committed to community, truth, lifting one another up and enduring the ugliest parts of life together—please use the code ALEXIS10 at checkout to get 10% your order of any Forget Me Knots product. It’s a small way of thanking you all for doing life together.

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Tayllor Lemphers