Thursday, October 29, 2009

the importance of people

I saw this video here by one of my super fave bloggers, Miss Cottage Girl. I know these folks seem a little kooky with the whole communal shower and everything, but I think these people may be on to something. I believe this is how God intended us to live. In community, living open and honestly, as a family, sharing, giving, eating, and loving each other. We weren't meant to go through life alone. I mean it's a struggle, but maybe a good one. Sometimes God mean about a struggle. Job anyone? And most of the time, struggles just bring us closer to God (not to mention the people around us). Just a few things to ponder...
What do you think? How do you feel about this video?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Halloween/ Scary things I've seen this season:
The Omen (original)
Silence of the Lambs
Halloween (duh)
Children of the Corn (only the first one)
Edward Scissorhands (which isn't really scary, it just makes me cry)
Hocus Pocus

Halloween/ Scary things I still need to see this season:
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
Sleepy Hallow (Tim Burton)
Halloween episode of Boy Meets World
Halloween episode of Dawson's Creek
Halloween episodes of The Office
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (because I still like those Olsen twins)
The Worst Witch
Rocky Horror Picture Show (because I've never seen it)

Go shorty, it's your birfday!

Tomorrow I will be 24. Pretty gross huh? I think I will celebrate by buying a banjo, watching The Omen and listening to "in da club" by 50 cent. Happy day.

Also, can I please have this Nancy Drew birthday cake?

Found here.

Monday, October 26, 2009


I only like boys who write songs.

Be your own hero.

This weekend I saw Whip It and loved it so much.
- Drew Barrymore's directorial debut. High five.
- Andrew Wilson. You know I love a Wilson brother.
- Daniel Johnston tshirts/references.
- Killer soundtrack including Dolly Parton.
- Hot mess Juliette Lewis acting like a crazy.
- Roller derby names like Smashley and Babe Ruthless.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Do you love him, my dear?

I love a good wedding. I also love a good wedding invitation. Get inspired.


I have several friends that will be getting married in the next few months. I'm excited about this.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Negative Nancy

Today has not been so fun. I've been feeling sick since yesterday morning due to breakfast sushi. I didn't get to sleep until around 4am and got up at 6:30am. Work has been difficult today. And to top it off, I just found out my high school journalism teacher passed away this morning.

I'm having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. However, I'm trying very hard to not be a negative nancy. So in an attempt to be positive, here are some good things.

Pirate Radio! Ahhh! This is going to be so good.

JolieJolie design

Cutie Donald Miller. I stole this picture from his twitter.

My new Florida playlist. Here's what I have so far:
old folks at home - gary karr (of course this is going on the list... also, i just think it's so beautiful)
california - copeland (i really feel like this song should be called florida instead of california)
the sunshine state - mike dunn and the kings of new england
orange blossom special - johnny cash
american girl - tom petty and the heart breakers

What else should I add to the list? No Jimmy Buffet please.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

the sun isn't going to die

Where the Wild Things Are was visually stunning, but oh so sad. I hate leaving the theater feeling sad. In the book, Max is just kind of a bad kid. In the movie, Max needs attention and understanding. He has a single parent. He's worried about the sun dying.

The wild things pretty much embodied his emotions and destructive behavior. I liked that they had humanistic features... but that also made it a little more sad. I mean, how am I supposed to feel about these creatures who are hurting, jealous, self conscious, doubting? I think it was even worse because it didn't seem to fully resolve. Am I just being too analytical? Basically, I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster and wanted to cry during about 90% of the movie.

I think the art director should win multiple Oscars. In fact, I think it's one of the most visually beautiful movies I've ever seen. However, I don't think it'll go on any of my favorite movie lists. All in all, it wasn't as good as I was expecting.

On a lighter note, I'm thinking of starting a second blog entitled "The ridiculous things I see people posting on facebook." How do you feel about that?

awkward scripture of the day

From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you baldhead!" 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. 25 And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.
2 Kings 2:32-25

So what can we take from this? If some kid is making fun of you and being RUDE, just call upon the Lord. Maybe bears will come out of the woods and maul them. Awesome.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

5 good things not by Martha Stewart

1. the lilies and sparrows! Their music is honest and hopeful. I like it. Thanks to Daniel I am now listening to them via my itunes.

2. Olivia Bee Photography. She's awesome... and she's only 15.

3. I blogged about this in July... but now we only have a few more days!

4. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. It may sound cliche, but reading Blue Like Jazz changed my life. I'm not finished with A Million Miles yet, but I think it might be even better than Blue Like Jazz. We'll see. I highly encourage you to read them both.
5. tiramisu - soon to be made by me! Why? Because I'm a domestic goddess.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Cliff- You may know him by his impeccable taste in music, angelic voice, or inappropriate dance moves. I spent a pretty incredible summer in West Palm Beach working alongside Cliff. He is one of my favorite people.

Cliff is leaving today to spend a year (or more) in Australia. He will be working with a ministry leading worship and loving people. I believe his life is going to tell a good story. I believe he will do big and amazing things.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

weekend update

This weekend was good. It included old friends, new friends, sleep, webb's antique mall, the new chuck ragan album, the new mike dunn album, a fur coat, Halloween party planning committee, new jeans, good conversations, good attitudes, a million miles in a thousand years, a good cotw sermon, a good sunday lunch, ridiculous facebook status updates, crotch gun? (thank you Jonny Peace), 2 finished paintings, 5 finished handmade flower hair clips, clean sheets, iced white chocolate mocha with hazelnut, snapped.

How was your weekend? Tell me something good.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Who cries during an episode of the office? Me, that's who. I've waited years for this wedding. The office is one of the only shows I've been consistently watching since the beginning. And by "beginning" I mean somewhere around the middle of the first season.

A few things I would like to discuss:
- The episode began with chain vomiting. Worst ever. I can't handle that.
- "What happens in Niagara stays in Niagara"
- Kevin deciding to jazz up his style for the wedding.
- Some of you may already know this, but Kelly is my favorite character. I REALLY love that Erin is going to be her new bff4e.
- Dwight brushes his teeth with butter and clay. Of course.
- Wolf shirt.
- Most awkward wedding toast clean up. Thanks Michael.
- Bernard hotel room dance party... and the unfortunate accident...
- "Listen, I'm not the one who asked you to do a split when you've never done one before."
- Turtle boiling pots.
- Wedding dance. I think I laughed out loud the entire time.
- New office couple. Will it be Andy and Erin or Oscar and Kevin?
- I want a Jim.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

it was just like the sun, but more like the moon

I would like to:
- visit the smokey mountains
- go on a hike
- bake an apple pie from scratch
- go canoeing
- see the welcome wagon in concert
- see a shooting star (good things seem to come with shooting stars)
- finish reading A Million Miles in a Thousand Years (shout out to Donald Miller)
- go on a photo adventure
- visit the Grand Canyon
- finish 2 very important paintings
- go on tour with a band (not be in a band, just ride around with them and work the merch table and wash their clothes for them)
- have a craft booth at the Olustee Festival
- visit all my far away friends

Monday, October 5, 2009

happy blogday?

Today is my blogs birthday! I have officially been blogging on One Glad Morning for one year. Awesome? I don't know, but thanks for reading this trash. You're sweet.

To celebrate, I'm going to share with you my favorite video. I thought Murder in the City was beautiful, but this is just out of control.

I'm also going to share with you this ridiculous picture of myself. You can't see it, but I am dressed as the liberty bell while holding presidential flash cards.
Tell me something good.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

dress me up

Hey sweet friends, I'm going to need your help. I need some amazing ideas for Halloween costumes. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I ALWAYS dress up. I will be helping out with the Halloweenival at my church and attending a pretty sweet party (yay for Lauren & Ashley).

Some outfits I've worn in the past:
-indian, complete with a hand painted paper bag vest. Seen here.
-little red riding hood (not the slutty version)
-ninja (I'm not sure why though)
-boy scout

A few options for this year:
-Margot Tenenbaum (I'm working on the fur coat part)
-silly scene kid (complete with horizontal headband, lots of eyeliner and iphone)
-Tippy Hedren from the birds
-something dead (but not super scary)
-awesome cowgirl
-I thought about being Max from where the wild things are... but apparently everyone is going to be that. So, no thank you.

What should I be for halloween? What are you going to be? Please give me some more suggestions. Thanks friends.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I and Love and You

This blog is the result of recent conversations I've had with a few good friends... So, it may not make much sense.

Sometimes I see the things people post on facebook or twitter and it breaks my heart. It's hard to see people hurting, alone and with no hope. And I guess maybe this pain is just evidence of living in a broken world. A world where we use the word love but find it hard to show it. A world full of selfishness. A world that fell.

So, for you out there hurting and alone, I believe this pain you're in is real. I believe it breaks God's heart. I believe He loves you. I believe that people need other people and that we're not meant to go through this life alone. I believe that we're all part of something bigger. A bigger story about love and redemption and grace. I believe that most Christians (myself included) don't do a good job of sharing the love and grace we have, and for this I am sorry. Loving people is difficult and messy and tiring. But worth it.

I think you should listen to the Avett brothers and read Blue Like Jazz. It'll make you feel better.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

the day when everything changes

Today is the first day of my favorite month of the year. October is just so magical to me. Today I wore a scarf and tonight I will be sleeping with open windows.

A few things I would like to do this October:
-carve another amazing pumpkin. You may remember last years...
-send out birthday gifts on time (this is so hard for me, I'm sorry)
-come up with an amazing Halloween costume
-spend quality time outside
-listen to my fall playlist
-appreciate the beauty of this season and be thankful for it

Brie and I documented the first day of October for you. Enjoy.