Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Girl Crush

I want to be Joan Holloway from Mad Men. Minus sleeping with married men and minus anything crazy she does in season 3 & 4, which I have yet to see. Look how fabulous she is. Beautiful, stylish, smart, poised, sassy and confident. She is absolutely my favorite.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

love list

I love:
fall, small group, mission trips, videos of my friends getting engaged (what up sista Kathryn!), phone dates with Jenna, Gainesville outings with adult 5 (haha), canoe trips, 1st John and James, page cxvi, mad men (especially Joan, Peter and Peggy), coffee dates, Fuge, pictures of me and my friends when we were 15, hymns, snail mail, mix cds and mountains.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

God loves Lake City?

I live in Lake City, Florida. It's pretty much just your typical southern small town. Recently I've been bombarded with people talking about how much they hate Lake City and all the residents. They hate the lack of things to do, the weather, their job, lack of money, rednecks, country music, girls with blonde hair, people that are too weird, people that are too normal, pop music, cowboy hats, racists, small minded people, people that work at walmart, people that haven't gone to college, etc.

This may sound elementary, but here's the thing... where ever you're at God has put you there for a reason. It's not by accident and it's not a coincidence. God gives us the opportunity to minister and love specific people in specific places. How arrogant is it for us to decided that isn't good enough? God's plan and direction for our lives will always be better than our own. So, stop complaining. Start loving and investing in the people around you and maybe you wont hate it so much.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

more of my dream home

Obviously, I'm slightly obsessed with mid century modern design. I'm not obsessed with nasty shaggy rugs. The 1960's can keep those.

Oh look, me and the hubs just chillin. Check out that sweet collar.

I found all of these pictures on my fave photostream. Go look at it.

dream home

Recently, my friends Trish and Jessica blogged about their dream homes. I decided to follow suit.
It will probably look something like this...
Or maybe a mountain home. Or a cool mid-century modern pad. Or a hut in some far off land. I can't even make up my mind.

I will probably need this kitchen...

and this living area.

I also need a good porch and some awesome bedrooms. And bathrooms with those tiny fun colored tiles. And old door knobs... or new ones that looks old from anthropologie.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


My sister Brie just came back from a mission trip to Guatemala with some people from my church. She really loved it. Also, she turned 20 yesterday.
Here she is with a babe in Guatemala.
Here is the whole group that went on the trip.

Friday, September 17, 2010


A few weeks ago I went thrifting at the House of Bargains and found this cutie-cute vintage dress. It's hand made and super adorable. I also bought vintage paperback copies of The Scarlett Letter, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Iliad, The Odyssey and several Nancy Drew books. Score!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What's in Jason's pockets?

- chapstick
- wallet
- phone
- keys

Exciting huh?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Super important question...

What should I be for Halloween? I need ideas. I know you guys have the answers. Help a sister out.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

sick day

Dear Blog world,
I'm sick and it sucks. My nose is super stuffy and I'm really bad at breathing through my mouth. And I can't sleep. And my throat hurts. And my head feels weird. And I went to Troy Springs on Sunday believing in the healing powers of water coming straight from the middle of the earth... and the srings failed me. Ok, enough complaining. Someone make me soup, please. The end.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

fancy phone case

This weekend I got a fancy phone and now I need a fancy case/pouch/small bag to but it in. Here are some good ones I found on etsy:
1. Poptart pouch

2. Tetris pouch

3. Elephant case

4. Elephant case #2

5. Envelope pouch

What do you think?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

celebrity boyfriend: Han Solo

Space hottie. I mean how can you resist that good vest, cocky attitude, sweet smile and feathered hair? You know you love it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I'm just so wild

This weekend I:

-joined the smart phone nation! Hello droid!
-watched 3 episodes of Heroes
-got tricked into a fake double date
-broke my computer
-had my computer fixed
-watched 2 star wars movies
-stayed up all Saturday night and completed the Eb and Barb's donut challenge
-ate at a 50's diner
-bought my sister one of her birthday gifts


Thursday, September 2, 2010

What's in Ray's bag? I mean pockets...

1. wallet + chain
2. fancy iphone
3. pocket knife
4. lighter
5. chapstick
6. toothpick
7. keys
8. cash
9. straw wrapper

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

top 10 favorite movies list

1. Meet Me in St. Louis
2. Royal Tenenbaums
3. Yours, Mine and Ours (the original starring Lucile Ball, of course)
4. The Parent Trap (the original starring Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills)
5. Almost Famous
6. Little Women
7. 16 candles
8. Darjeeling Limited
9. Trouble with Angels
10. Family Stone

Also, Steel Magnolias, Virgin Suicides, Peter Pan the Musical, Clueless, Where Angels Go Trouble Follows, Life Aquatic, Harriet the Spy, Can't Hardly Wait, Mary Poppins, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Now, I'm not saying these are all the best films ever made or anything. They're just my favorites. What are yours?