Sunday, February 28, 2010
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
To make up for a wet, snowy day (boo for freezing cold puddles and wet feet) here's a list of things that make me a happy girl:
* Tasty new recipes. Last night, it was this baby from the PW. Easy and yummy - a perfect combination. (thanks to twin for suggesting we try it!)
* Silly spoofs. This blog spoof cracks me up. Try to read it with a straight face, I dare you.
* Sweet friends. Yesterday, my darling girl Ab emailed me this photo, saying that it made her think of me. (Isn't it just the best when a stylish girl compliments you like this?!)
* Long girlfriend breakfasts. I got to have an amazingly good chat with a friend this week over breakfast - such a good way to start the day. (Plus she sent me this hysterical map, which makes me giggle.)
* Haircuts. I adore the way a trip to the salon can make you feel like a goddess.
* Movie nights on the couch. Last night, twin and I watched this again - pure bliss. (And Monday night the bf joined us to watch this one - confusing and weird but still pretty fun. It might have been more about good company & yummy food than the movie, but still great fun.)
* Art. I work with it and live with it, and still want more. Recently found these great paintings (via a blog, where else) and am loving the fresh colors and gorgeous brushstrokes.
* Long mid-week lunches. There's nothing like being stolen from the office for a yummy lunch and relaxing walk around downtown. Totally makes a girl's day.
Okay, your turn. What's making you smile this week?
*image via tumblr
Monday, February 22, 2010
I love these photos! They grab me every time I glance through my stash of saved images, so today I'm sharing.
See more of this couple's charming engagement shoot (won as a giveaway on a blog!!) for a few more adorable moments and gorgeous photos!
*images via snippet & ink
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Last night we had a relaxing girls night in, which consisted of the most amazing breakfast-for-dinner spread and some quality girl time watching the Olympics. (I still can't watch the crazy skiers fall - it makes me hurt just watching them tumble down the slope...)
The triumph of our night was definitely this new recipe - Cinnamon Bun Pancakes - which tastes just as good as is sounds, if that's possible. Paired with bacon and some incredible scrambled eggs, we had ourselves one heck of a breakfast feast.
Thanks, girlies, for a fun night!
(And thanks for making the emergency cinnamon run, without which we would have had some issues!)
*recipe and photo via the pioneer woman
Friday, February 19, 2010
Doesn't this picture look peaceful?
Another crazy day on it's way - I feel like I can't catch up at work this week. So many things to get off my desk and not enough hours in the day! I'm so grateful for my amazing job though, and am determined to do my best and just trust that the rest will come together. The good news is it's Friday, and that definitely helps!
On another note, I'm currently loving Hebrews 6:19, which says, "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." In a world where security is anything but certain, I find so much joy and peace in knowing that our hope in Jesus can anchor us - keep us firm and steady no matter what's coming at us.
Where are you finding peace and joy these days?
*image via tumblr
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I love this guy. His solemn little face and solid stance are so darn cute - plus he has great taste in furniture.
(Don't you want to put glasses on him and just wait for some lecture about philosophy to come out of his mouth? Or is that just me?)
Hope you find something to make you smile on this Thursday!
*cuteness via desire to inspire
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This morning is amazingly bright and sunny!
After the snow yesterday, the world is perfectly crisp and white, and I definitely wish I was a kid again so that I could skip out on work to go play outside. Do you remember how exciting it was to step outside and find a perfectly undisturbed yard full of fresh snow?
But alas, the real world calls, and I have to clean the snow off my car so I can go to work. I'm going to have to choose to be grateful for my fabulous job, rather than think about how much I'd rather be seven years old again today...
*image via shutter sisters
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A few of my favorite ladies put together a most lovely birthday bash this past weekend for one of our dear friends, and I think this picture captures the feeling of our entire night together...
Thanks, lovies, for being my girlfriends. I treasure each of you!
*image via tumblr
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Wouldn't life be cooler if people really stopped randomly to sing and dance in the street? Or if it was appropriate to just sing your way through a conversation?
Yesterday at our fabulous small group, we were talking about the idea of life as a musical, and I think I'd be a fan.
(I also think that I would have to consider taking some dance lessons, since I am a terrible white girl dancer...)
Hope your Monday is filled with something happy!
*image via rockstar diaries
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
More craziness today, but I'm going to work on loving every second of it.
(and look this amazing as I dash through the day!)
I'm so grateful that I got to start my day with a few giant cups of coffee, just loving on God and some of my favorite doggies. I feel like I can take on pretty much all the madness of today and this weekend with such a good start.
*image via coco & kelley
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I spent about four hours yesterday in my very practical, cute little SUV, and at about hour three I started thinking how much more fun it would be to do all that driving if I had something fast and shiny to drive.
(Yes, I understand that it would severely limit my ability to do my job, since I could fit pretty much no art in a fun car, but since we're being all theoretical here, please don't bring it up, ok? Thanks.)
I blame you, Daddy, for teaching your girls to love fast cars. You've ruined us for life :)
*image via tumblr
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Today is a busy travel day for a client, and I'm kind of dreading the hours of driving, various meetings, and a full day of hauling & hanging of art. But, I'm grateful that I have a wonderful job that I love, and am grateful that when I'm tired and stressed, I have a God who loves me!
This morning I couldn't help but think of the familiar verses from Psalm 23:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside still waters,
He restores my soul.
*image via Her name was Lola
Monday, February 1, 2010
Even though we just started February, and Christmas is already a distant memory for most of us, I want to share a few of these fabulous pictures that Sister sent to me.
We have this dorky (but lovely) little tradition every year where we pose in front of the tree and take every variation of family photo possible...
And then a few other pictures that make me happy - silly imitations, adorable ornaments and Christmas cookies!
Hope you find something that makes you happy on this Tuesday!
*images via sister