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.  :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

dear pinterest


Thanks to you, Pinterest
my closet is demanding a pretty, 
feminine skirt like these ones...

Please be awesome and drop 
one of these onto the nearest 
clearance rack so that I can
stick with my clothing budget. 


Friday, September 7, 2012


Hey, you made it to Friday!

Don't you think that 
deserves a high five?


Thursday, September 6, 2012

pumpkin cuteness

Check out these tasty little
cuties...Pumpkin Pie Bites!

The recipe looks pretty easy,
and I'm thinking they could be a
yummy addition to any fun fall parties...
or my appetizer party that I
still haven't forgotten about.  :)

Let me know if you try them!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

evidence free

Labor day weekend was pretty perfect:
full of friends & family, plenty of fun little
 adventures, and so long and luxurious!

But here's the deal...since our trusty
camera is a little sick, we have no pictures
to show for our fun.  Total bummer.  :( 

So instead, here's a recap in words...
just so we have some evidence: 

{ Birthday }
I felt so loved all day on Friday -
calls, texts, dinner & ice cream
 with the hubs - and it was great! 

{ Mini-Mountain }
We took on a local "peak"
on Saturday morning, and enjoyed
pushing ourselves up as quickly
as possible.  (yay cardio!) 

{ Campus & Coffee } 
Our cousin just started at my
alma mater, so we hung out there
on Saturday afternoon.  We also got
delish coffee & wandered through
a random car show that we
happened upon.  Fun!

{ Fair }
We continued our annual tradition
and went to the Hopkington Fair,
which was as good as ever...plenty
of yummy food & lots to see!

{ BBQ }
Sunday afternoon we hung
out with friends and acted like
it's still summer...yard games, lots
of food on the grill, and a bonfire!

{ Hike #2 }
Monday morning we went to
check out another local spot,
and enjoyed a lazy little hike.
No cardio, but still pretty!

{ Apple Picking }
Hubs was craving fresh apples,
so we stopped and picked some
crisp macs and jonamacs on
Monday afternoon.  Very fall!

{ Family }
We wrapped up the weekend
with a relaxed family dinner.  It was
fun visiting with the hubs' parents!