Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cute break

In honor of Wednesday,
here's some cuteness in the
form of kissing calves.

You're welcome. :)


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

just wanted to say...

How are you on this
foggy Tuesday?


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

life lately (according to instagram)

(L: lots of driving, C: gala night, R: fancy date with the hubs)
(L: hubs helped out, C: more driving, R: tired gallery girls)
Our gallery snagged a last minute booth at BIFAS,
so we had a whirlwind weekend in Boston...

(L: madlibs with grammy, R: thanksgiving family feast)
(L: hometown memories, R: where momma grew up)
(driving pictures...Maine is beautiful!)
We went to Maine to celebrate 
Thanksgiving with my family...

(house hunting pictures)
(L: recent work project, R: my first chicken pot pie!)
And house hunting, work, and life continue!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


As we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow,
don't forget to stop and count your blessings!

I am so grateful that our loving Father
richly blesses us with so much more than 
we deserve.  Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

think positive

Never give up.  :)


Friday, November 16, 2012

a month of thanks

My pinterest feed is full of enticing
holiday ideas these days: recipes, decorations,
crafty DIY gifts...the ideas are never ending. 

But my current favorite is this simple
thankful banner - a way to celebrate all the little
things that you are grateful for.   Just add one leaf 
every day in November, and by Thanksgiving,
you have a whole banner of thanks!

What are you feeling thankful for today?


Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Cute.  :)


Friday, November 9, 2012


I've been working lots of weekends lately,
so am very excited to have some downtime
with my sweetie this weekend!  

Is it pathetic that I'm looking 
forward to little stuff like doing laundry
 and snuggling on the couch??


Thursday, November 8, 2012

lead me.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

(Psalm 139:23-24)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

smile break

Ah, Dwight.  :)


Saturday, November 3, 2012


The hubs & I have recently started
house shopping...which means I'm spending
way too much time on Pinterest thinking
about how to decorate a new home. 

Any tips or advice?


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

fun pumpkin

I'm loving this little pumpkin cutie...
and kind of wishing I could go home
to carve a few for our stairs!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

life lately (according to instagram)

(L: at the Celtics game,  R: playing disc golf)

(pretty fall days)

(L: crazy tree, R: chaperoning with the hubs)

(L: bonfire building, R: recent work installation)

(L: frosty fall morning, R: my work buddy)

I recently got an iPhone, 
and have been loving Instagram.
Anyone else hooked?

Monday, October 15, 2012

maine love :)

Wouldn't it be fun to show
a little love for your home state
with one of these sweet necklaces?

Friday, October 12, 2012



Thursday, October 11, 2012


There's something very appealing
about a pretty laundry spot...

...and all of these have me dreaming
about what I want to do someday when
we have a spot of our own!

Which one's your favorite?


Wednesday, October 10, 2012


 This guy is the greatest.

And I am one happy, 
blessed girl.  :)


Friday, October 5, 2012


I'm struggling to have 
joy & peace right now.

But thankfully, I don't have
to come up with them on my own.

So today, I choose to trust.
Despite how I feel, I choose trust.

And I'm going to cling to this promise,
and believe that hope will follow.


Friday, September 28, 2012

a good reminder

Are you treading water or joyfully 
splashing through the waves?


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

dear pinterest

Dear Pinterest,
We need to talk about all
of these enticing animal photos...

These whiskers make me want 
to fill my pockets with carrots and
 go love on a horse.  I can almost
 feel the warm breath and velvety
 nose snuffling my palm.

And this smile.  Ah, dog joy!
It makes me so tempted to break
all the rules and go adopt a pup.
But I'm not ready for a dog, ok? 

Then there's this sheep.
Just look at him...leaning against
that post with his soulful eyes.

I don't even remotely want a sheep, 
but this fuzzy face has me daydreaming 
about idyllic pastures and fuzzy faces.

Oh no.  A snugly pooch that perfectly
matches the bed.  Now that's just stooping
to a new level.  A cuddle buddy that will 
look adorable next to all my stuff!

And finally, this baby giraffe.

The combo of those eyelashes
and that chin fuzz slays me.  But I
think it's his serious (skeptical?)
expression that really melts me.

Not fair.  How's a girl
supposed to fight cuteness
like that?  Not fair.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

dear handsome hubs

A little love note for my sweetie...

Thanks for being the best partner this girl
could ever ask for.  God sure knew what
He was doing when He gave me you!

It's amazing how you can make the little stuff
so fun.  I love that you give silly names to
 our new furniture and hold my hand when
we're wandering around Home Depot.  

And on days when I'm overwhelmed,
I'm grateful that you help make the big
stuff less scary.  I appreciate how you ask
the hard questions, listen to my endless
over-thinking, and encourage me
to pray with diligence. 

Thanks for being awesome..and so
gosh darn cute.  Love you, babes.


Friday, September 21, 2012

All Sons & Daughters

Will your grace run out
If I let you down
‘Cause all I know
Is how to run

‘Cause I am a sinner
If its not one thing its another
Caught up in words
Tangled in lies
You are the Savior
And you take brokenness aside
And make it beautiful

Will you call me child
When I tell you lies
Cause all I know
Is how to cry

I am a sinner
If its not one thing its another
Caught up in words
Tangled in lies
You are the Savior
And you take brokenness aside
And make it beautiful

You make it beautiful
You make it beautiful

I'm enjoying pretty much every
lovely tune by these guys lately...

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Pinterest allows me to dream up 
the most ridiculous amazing parties.

For instance, this over-the-top
ladies night with plenty of pretty.

It makes me want to go home
to find a party dress immediately!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

dear blank

These cards from Sapling Press
are totally cracking me up...

Wouldn't you love
 to be surprised with one 
of these in the mail?

Hope your day is 
happy, my friends!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

rainy day wishes

Today is one of those cloudy, 
cool fall days that makes me want 
to putter around the kitchen.

I'd like to put on a comfy sweater,
turn on some mellow worship music, 
and try my hand at these recipes:

And as long as you don't mind 
my crappy looking sweater,
you're invited to come help me
eat this imaginary feast.  :)