Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Spirit lead me...

Have you guys heard this song yet?

Ever since I heard part of it at church, 
I've been enjoying listening to it and
really meditating on these words:

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.
Let me walk upon the waters, 
wherever you would call me.

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander.
And my faith will be made stronger
in the presence of my Savior.

How different could our lives look if we 
really prayed this?  Exciting...and maybe 
a little out of our comfort zones?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

better late than never :)

We celebrated our second anniversary
back in April, and I totally neglected
 to post this picture when I should have.
It's been a wonderful two years together,
and I thank God every day for my wonderful, 
handsome hubs.  Doing life with my best
friend is an amazing blessing!

I'm looking forward to many more.  
Love you, babe!  :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

doggie dreaming

The hubs and I have entered
dangerous territory...

...we've decided that we want a dog!

It used to be that we idly chatted
about it every once in a while.  
These days, Petfinder is one 
of our favorite apps.  :)

We can't make the leap until we 
get a house, but I think it's just 
a matter of time once we get
into a house of our own!

Until then, plenty of cuteness
to tide us over!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

to my amazing momma

I don't tell you this often enough:
Momma, you are my hero.
You are the strongest woman I know, 
and I am continually wowed by 
your loyalty, bravery & kind heart.

I'm so grateful for your love,
and for all you have done to make
me the woman I am today.

Happy Mother's Day.
I love you!


Friday, May 10, 2013

friday :)

mmmm...Friday is here!

Anyone have any fun plans
for the weekend?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

ah, coffee

How scarily true :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

be encouraged

This is one of my favorite promises.
There are times in this life when I need 
to be carried, sustained, and rescued...
when I just can't handle it all on my own.
Have you felt that recently?
Do you need rescue?
I believe that the God who made you 
also cares about you. He knows exactly 
what you need, and promises to help. 
And how do I know this?
Because He's carrying me too.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday, is that you?

Ok good...just checking!

Hope your Friday has 
some cuteness in it.  :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

life lately (according to instagram)

Spring is here, and it feels like life is picking up...
like we're coming out of hibernation!

We've had lots of chances to hang out
with the hubs' family lately, which is a treat.

We've had some silly fun...playtime with our little niece
and a very relaxed night with our small group.

The longer we look for a house, the more I want 
to get a dog...which is a little dangerous.  :)

Lots of little joys lately pretty fresh flowers 
& frivolous magazines about princesses.  (thanks, babe!)

Life's not perfect, but we certainly have 
plenty to be thankful for!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

finding fun


 Sometimes life as a grown up isn't fun.

I know there are lots of good things
to be thankful for, and certainly plenty
of little joys and delights...but sometimes 
I find myself not having much fun.

 This week I was reminded that there's
 a simple solution to that problem:
go to a playground with a toddler.

 Swinging is like flying - so exciting!

Going down the slide is so cool that 
it's worth doing at least 20 times!
(bonus: we always giggle!) 

Climbing rope ladders is dangerous
and on the edge!

And when all is said and done,
we're a little tired, and totally ready
to go home for a cookie.  :)

Friday, March 29, 2013


Weird confession: I have been thinking 
about going camping all week...

I can't wait for summer weather,
time outside in the beauty of creation,
and little escapes with the hubs!

What are you daydreaming 
about these days?  
PS - camping adventures from 
last year here and here

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

a good reminder

Just wanted to share a little from my quiet time
 this morning.  It's basic, but a good reminder:

"Be still in My Presence, even though countless 
tasks clamor for your attention.  Nothing is as important
 as spending time with Me.  While you wait in My Presence, 
I do my best work within you: transforming you by 
the renewing of your mind.  If you skimp on this time
 with Me, you may plunge headlong into the wrong activities,
missing the richness of what I have planned for you..."

Do not conform any longer to the pattern
of this world, but be transformed by the renewing 
of your mind.  Then you will be able to test & 
approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing 
and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)

Friday, March 8, 2013

slanted spaces

In our quest to find a house,
we've looked at tons of cute little 
capes with slanted upstairs spaces.

While the diagonal lines are cool,
they typically make it kinda tricky
to use the space well.

 As usual, pinterest to the rescue.
In the last few days, I've seen lots of
cool uses of slanted spaces.  

Currently, my favorites are the closets;
 such practical and helpful solutions.

This bright cheery bathroom is pretty
cool too, though.  I like the idea of turning 
wasted space into something so nice.

 Any brilliant solutions to share?
Who knows what kind of a house 
we'll end up with, but I'm always 
open to suggestions! 

Monday, March 4, 2013

oh boy.

Anyone else feel super convicted by this?
I think I have some praying to do...


Thursday, February 21, 2013


I could use a nap today...
maybe this guy would let me
join him?  :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

dear spring

Dear Spring,

I think you should come early this year.
My winter wardrobe is a little tired,
and I'm officially ready for cute dresses
and impractical shoes.  These snowbanks
& cold windy days are killing me.


Friday, February 15, 2013

weekend getaway

Tonight we're heading north 
for a weekend with my family.
I'm looking forward to spoiling my 
Momma on her birthday, catching up 
with sister, and lots of Daddy hugs.   
Happy weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

for my valentine

So true!
Love you, babe.



Monday, February 11, 2013

our snow day (according to instagram)

To put it mildly, it was a snowy weekend.

This is how our yard & street looked 
when we woke up on Saturday...
and it was still snowing!

Before venturing out, we fortified ourselves
with plenty of coffee, bacon & baked
french toast.  Amaaazing!

We spent a long time outside just digging
the cars out...once we located them!

 Then because we're crazy, we went 
for a walk around our neighborhood.  
It was fun to see everyone outside,
but oh man - it was so windy.
(exhibit a: my hat!)

Since our hilly little street was still covered, 
we tried to buy sleds, but sadly Walgreens 
didn't have any.  Their snowbanks were 
impressive though - taller than me!

And then the perfect end to a snowy day:
whoopie pies!  Since we did all that shoveling,
it seemed like we had earned it.  :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

mantra for today

"Be cheerful no matter what;
pray all the time; 
thank God no matter what happens.  
 This is the way God wants you 
who belong to Christ Jesus to live."
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Today, I will choose a cheerful spirit,
despite my feelings & circumstances.   
(Pray for me, please?)


Tuesday, February 5, 2013


I'm dying over this new print
that arrived at the gallery today.

It wants to live at my house.
End of story.  :)

*Steven Ford

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I might have a problem.

I can't stop finding recipes on Pinterest 
to fuel my buffalo chicken obsession.
And yes, it is an obsession.  :) 

Seriously.  Take something delicious and 
squeeze it between bread.  Great idea!

Or how about this: Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Perhaps even better than a sandwhich,
and with more cheese!  Yes, please.

 I know - the title had me drooling too.
Yummy food plus beer...genius!

Anyone else feeling hungry now?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

how about your glasses?

I am lazily thinking about getting
new glasses, and this cracks me up.

 I'd love to know...did it peg you?


Thursday, January 17, 2013

kitchen love

Looking at houses has made me realize
that I actually care about kitchens.

I know that sounds weird, but 
I had never really thought about
 what I would like in a kitchen!

This one is looking pretty ideal...

I'm digging the crisp, white cabinets
 with those warm butcher block counters.
And those little wooden shelves - swoon!
 Very sleek, but in an inviting way.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Every time I look outside today,
I keep thinking that it looks exactly
like we're living in a snow globe...
The snow is dense & steady,
the normal noises are a bit muted,
 and the sky feels low enough to touch.
It's exactly the cozy sort of day
that makes me long for a soft blanket,
comfy couch, and a good book!

Friday, January 11, 2013


What a good reminder.

It's been a tiring week,
so today I'm very thankful
that it's finally Friday!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013


I'm loving this big, bold letter -
so funky and unexpected!

Perhaps some day when we find
the perfect little house for us, I'll just
have to search out a giant L...


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Comfort Mug

Isn't this the sweetest idea
for a sick friend?


Monday, January 7, 2013


I'm not sure what this year holds,
but I'm confident that the Father does.

I trust that the Holy Spirit will be
my guide & teacher, no matter what.

So, let's do this!