Friday, August 31, 2012


The hubs woke me up this morning
with a birthday muffin - and singing!
I think it's going to be a good day.  :) 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

completely frivolous

I found this iphone case online
the other day, and even though
 I don't have an iphone, I still
think it's pretty awesome.

The artist has a whole site of
charming prints - go check
them out for a smile.  :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

work, work, work

Yesterday I was on the road 
for work, delivering & installing
art for some clients up in VT.
 Thankfully I had great company
for the long drive, plus the chance
to explore some of downtown
Middlebury - which is adorable!
Someone recommended that we 
and I'm so glad they did.  It was
the best lasagna I've ever had, 
plus the lady running the shop 
was sweet and friendly.  If
 you're ever in Middlebury, 
go eat Italian!

What are you up to this week?

Monday, August 27, 2012

cuteness alert

I just couldn't help myself...
these photos are just too
stinkin' cute not to be shared! 


Sunday, August 26, 2012

sunday thoughts

One of our pastors always says: 
"What you feed will grow; 
what you starve will die."

So what do you want to feed? 

What areas of your life do you 
want to become greener?


Saturday, August 25, 2012

don't hate...

Ha.  :)

The perfect pun:
hysterical & terrible...
all at the same time.

Happy weekend!


Friday, August 24, 2012

true beauty

I know some women
like this, and have always 
admired how attractive they
are as they brightly reflect the
 Father.  But I've never been able 
to articulate it quite this well.

 Feeling challenged?
(I sure am.)


Thursday, August 23, 2012

wedding day fun

This happy photo popped into
 my inbox this morning, reminding 
me again of how much fun we had
getting Miss Katie ready for her
big wedding day. :)

Hope you find something equally
happy for your Thursday!

Monday, August 20, 2012


 My handsome guy is going for
another surgery on his nose today,
so we would appreciate your
prayers that things go smoothly
and his recovery is quick!
Thanks, friends.  :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

sunday psalm

I'm so grateful to serve
a God who loves to be found,
and who invites me to bring my
burdens to him in exchange

Pretty amazing stuff...

Saturday, August 18, 2012

oh hey

Hope you find some time 
this weekend to get 
as relaxed as this guy!
I'm working part of
Saturday, helping with
a giant waffle brunch
at church, and planning
to sneak in some beach
time somewhere along
the way.  :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

dear handsome hubs

Just a little love note
for my most handsome guy...

Thanks for taking such good
care of me and being the
best hubs a girl could ask for.

Your yummy dinners rock
my world, your ability to make
me laugh is incredible, and
the way you flirt with me at
the gym is super fun.

 I'm so grateful for you,
and love you lots!



Thursday, August 16, 2012


As much as I hate to admit it,
when life gets crazy or something
rediculous happens, my first
 reaction is often to panic.

Today I'm especially grateful for 
this reminder from Psalm 116:

Be at rest once more,
O my soul, for the Lord 
has been good to you.

Because under the initial panic,
I actually do trust that my 
compassionate Creator will 
take care of me - just as
 He always has.  

I just need to remember
who my God is, and
ask for a little help.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


One of my favorite Julia quotes
in celebration of her birthday!
And even more importantly,
today we celebrate two
 very special birthdays...
my Daddy & the hub's
lovely Momma!

If you see either of them,
make sure to pass along 
wishes for a happy day!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

happy wedding!

Today is the big 
best friend is getting married!

I am so excited to celebrate
with you, and wish you a day 
filled to the brim with joy 
and all good things!


Friday, August 10, 2012


Doesn't this recipe for 
look incredibly yummy?  
It only has four ingredients!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

good stuff

{ Work, Work, Work! }
Since returning from vacation,
I've been positively overwhelmed 
with new projects - which is 
just beyond incredible.

{ Music }
Check out my current favorite 
worship tune.  Yesterday I cried
through the entire song, just
thinking about the truth in
each word.  Beautiful.

{ House Guests }
In preparation for the big wedding
 this weekend, we get to host the
bride plus an out of town favorite
for the next few nights!

{ Family Time }
Thanks to lots of events,
we have been seeing my
 family way more than 
normal - and I love it! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Since we had so much fun
together on our last camping trip,
we decided to do it again!
We snatched up the last 
available site next to the lake, 
set up our giant tent (thanks, 
parentals!), and settled in 
for a couple of nights.

It was nice to relax by the fire
 and enjoy just being together.
We listened to baseball on 
the radio, ate plenty of yummy
food, and chatted about life.
Oh, and nearly got to know a
skunk - which was quite exciting.

We even got crazy and went hiking.
It was a bit muggy for a hike,
and I was wearing flip flops (totally
not appropriate for climbing rocks), 
but it was a fun adventure with 
gorgeous views at the top. 
Totally worth it!

 The hubs gets all the credit 
for getting me to go camping and
making it all so much fun. 
Thanks, sweetie.  You're such
 a good sport, and I'm already 
looking forward to our next trip!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Hello, friends!  We're back 
to normal life this week after
 a really nice week away,
so I thought I'd use this 
week to share pictures
of our fun adventures.
First up:  Coldplay at the Garden!

  This was our big birthday 
splurge for this year - a major
concert that fell perfectly
between our birthdays -
and it was incredible!   

Chris Martin is crazy good,
the light show was rediculous,
and it was fun to see one of our
favorite bands together. 

Now we'll just have to 
keep from spending all our
money on more fun concerts :)