Thursday, March 31, 2011


Ha.  This is great!
Thank you Margaret Thatcher
for this little gem.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


 I'm running low on my strength lately,
so this is such a timely & encouraging 
reminder.  (So colorful & cheerful too!)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


 25 days and counting...

Monday, March 28, 2011


What lovely style!  I 
especially like her jacket 
& pink lipstick - so pretty!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


 With every box, shelf and chair we 
move into the new apartment, 
I get that much more excited for
the day we go home together.

I've loved being a single girl, 
having roommates and being 
independent - but I'm so ready 
to be forever joined to him. 

Just another 28 days...

Thursday, March 24, 2011


 The handsome man has been so good to
me lately.  Last weekend as we were moving 
things into the new place, I had a silly bum
foot so he insisted on carrying everything
heavy.  Sweet, right?  Then last night I turned
my ankle really badly, and he immediately
scooped me up and took very good care
of me - lots of frozen veggies to ice it
down and tissues to dry my tears.  (Yes,
I am a baby and cry when I'm hurt!)
I'm so blessed to love a man who takes
such good care of me - and I love
knowing that we'll take good care
of each other for years to come!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

baby love!

 Last night we met our new little
niece, and I've got to tell you,
we're totally smitten.
After seeing her, the handsome
man and I agreed that we'll 
never read Psalm 139 the same
way again.  God is so good.

Welcome, Baby E.  
(And great job, to her
brave Momma!)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


 i wish there could have been
an invention that bottled
up a memory,
like perfume,
and it never faded,
never got stale.
then whenever i wanted to
i could uncork the bottle
and live the memory all over again. 

Monday, March 21, 2011


 Meeting with our DJ today to finalize one 
more part of the wedding!  I enjoy
checking things off the big to-do list, 
and knowing that we're one step 
closer to being married!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

are you listening?

 I love this cheerful reminder to 
be listening for God's voice.  
Sometimes we just need to be
reminded, don't we?

(Plus, something about the 
happy design and font reminds
me of this lovely lady and her
encouraging & happy notes.
And really, anything that makes 
me think of such a dear friend 
is automatically worth a smile!)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

best wishes

Today I'm very excited to attend
the wedding of a sweet couple
from my church!  I'm so blessed to
share a tiny bit of their joy, and it 
definitely makes me that much
more excited for our wedding...
only 35 more days to go!

Friday, March 18, 2011

sun & moon

What a beautiful way to put it.  One of 
the best parts about love is knowing 
that we can complement one another,
and help the other by always shining into
each other's dark spots.  So lovely!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


 I have a little extra bounce in my step today,
and am feeling much more positive in my 
approach to the day.  (These last few days
have been a little exhausting.)  I attribute much
of my cheerfulness to being able to wear a cute 
skirt and enjoy the warm sun on my face 
this morning.  It's like spring is really coming, 
and it puts such joy in my heart!  Plus, I was 
spoiled to have a blissfully quiet morning 
with just my coffee and Bible, and I am 
feeling refreshed after some much
needed time with the Father.

What's going on with you today?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

oh hello

1. It's been a busy couple of days.  I've been 
delivering & installing lots of art (and 
spending tons of time in the car) for work, 
so it's weird to be back at my desk 
and in front of my computer again.  

2.  This furry dude makes me smile.

3. The handsome man and I are officially 
packing like crazy people now.  Every spare 
few minutes we're filling boxes and 
planning our next attack.  No bookshelf, 
nick-nack, or spare dish is safe!

4.  Pinterest = craziness.  I definitely don't
have spare time to play there...and yet
I do.  A lot.  Are you there yet?

5. Not only has my lovely Sister switched
up her blog address & format, she 
posted about my most beautiful bridal 
shower!  Go take a peek!

Monday, March 14, 2011


 My little blog turns two today!

It's been two very fun years of inspiration,
pretty pictures, and a whole new way
to connect and enjoy all of you 
lovely peoples.  So thank you!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

less worries

 I've been learning this lately,
and you know what?  It's true.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

dear summertime

 Dear Summertime,
It would be awesome if you
come back soon, because I miss
swimming after work with the
handsome man.  And ice cream.
And flip flops.  And lazy naps by 
the water.  Can't wait to see 
you soon.  xoxo,

Friday, March 11, 2011

oh friday

 It's a rainy Friday here, and to be
honest, it's been a rather long week.
I'm thinking that rather than work another
busy day and opening tonight, I could 
go find this bedroom and cozy in for the
day.  A little fire in the fireplace, cat naps
in that massive bed, a chick flick and 
something tasty to munch on...I'm thinking
this is definitely the way to end the week!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

oh happy day!

You might remember me whining 
about flowers for the wedding...well
I'm sure not whining any more!  

I had breakfast yesterday morning with the 
fabulous lady who's going to be helping 
us with flowers, and now I'm feeling 
confident and excited about how great 
they're going to look.  Another 
thing off the list - yippie!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

tea yumminess

 Even though the hope of spring is growing 
every day, it's definitely not here quite 
yet. This delicious tea is tastes 
like spring but warms up my cold little
winter self.  County Peach Passion 
is my current fave. :)

snarky invoice

 Hahaha.  My bosses and I got
a very good laugh out of this
genius little invoice.  Boy does it 
hit the mark on some clients...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


First wedding dress fitting today!
Which puts us one step closer to 
being ready for the big day...


 So lovely and elegant!
I want to put a ribbon around
every coat I own now :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

cupcake fondue

Every time I think I could stop eating 
sweets, I see something amazing like this idea 
and realize that it will never happen.  Maybe 
it's just me, but this makes me want to throw 
a cupcake fondue party immediately!  
Bring on the sprinkles!

who am i?

 Isn't this good?

We've been doing an awesome series
at church lately, and a whole section was 
about "coming to grips with the real you."  
While this is definitely easier said than done, 
I am learning to practice having confidence 
that who I am in Christ is what really 
matters - no matter what the the 
world around me says. 

How about you?  
Who are you?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

tender mercies

Isn't this good?
We serve a God of
really beautiful promises!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

pretty girls

 So today I get to be a total girl...
My most lovely sister has been working 
tirelessly with the other bridesmaids to plan 
my bridal shower (yay!) and I'm so looking
forward to this afternoon of fun and celebration
with lots of our friends and family!  

Friday, March 4, 2011

good explanation

Ha.  I'm totally going to try this
one out sometime soon.

Happy almost weekend, my friends!


 Just 50 days left until
I get to call the handsome
man my husband!

I can't wait!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

new math

I've posted some of these before,
and can't seem to get enough of them.

There's something about the simplicity of
them that just makes me laugh.


Happy Thursday, my friends. Hope you 
find something that makes you smile today!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

jane eyre

 So maybe I'm totally behind, but there's a new 
Jane Eyre movie coming out this month?!

Thanks to my momma, I have been reading 
and loving this wonderful classic for years, so 
I find myself in that funny spot of being 
simultaneously thrilled for the potential of a 
fabulous new version, and terrified of a 
horrible new version.  Anyone else there too?  

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

home base

 Happy news - we signed our lease on 
Saturday, so we officially have a cozy little
spot to call home!  It's such a relief to
have another big decision made, and know
that it won't be long before we get to 
move in and make it a home together!