Tuesday, November 30, 2010


The last week has been a crazy whirwind and I don't even know where to begin.
Engagements, thanksgiving, families, harry potter, dinosaurs, cupcakes, love, black friday sheet shopping, packing, moving, new house...

Where does one even start? I have no idea. I think I will have to write several blogs to fully encompass this last week. I think I will first start with my thankful list.

Thankful List:
- grace and sovereignty
- church on the way
- strong friends that are willing to help me move
- netflix instant watch
- new job opportunities
- a new roommate that understands I dont like to talk in the mornings

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

it's thanksgiving time...

I'm thankful for this boy. And I love him.

Monday, November 22, 2010


This weekend included:
Love, sleep (also, non-sleep), not seeing Harry Potter yet (sad day), John Piper, iced white chocolate mocha with hazelnut, packing all the things I own (or at least starting to), new jewelry, arrested development, churchy-church, Throw Down with Bobby Flay featuring Pioneer Woman, glorious naps.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

moving on up

Guess what... I'm moving!! Ok, I'm seriously only moving about half a mile away and will actually still be living in my current neighborhood... but I'm still really excited. The house has a ton of space which is perfect for small group meetings, friend group dinners, parties, etc. Woo-hoo!

Also, I will be living with my wonderful friend Joy!

Also, one of my current roommates, Leanne, will also be moving in around the begining of January! They are two of my favorites.

Anyway, as some of you may know I'm really REALLY bad at packing. Like maybe the worst. I even had to call in reinforcements last night. Or rather the reinforcements were nice enough to show up on their own. I'll try to keep you updated on the packing process.

Some things I need from you:
decorating blog links
packing advice
love and support in my time of stress... because I hate to pack. haha.

Monday, November 15, 2010

I feel your judgement...

...but this just made me laugh out loud out loud. or lolol, if you will.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

what's a goal?

Well, yet again I have neglected this sweet little blog. This time it wasn't on purpose... I've just had a lot of things going on recently (that I can't talk about at the moment, but will fill you in soon). Anyway, here's a small goal list:

- find a new job. while I love the job I have now, I really need something that makes more money... especially if I ever want to have savings. or an emergency fund. or buy a new car.

- go back to being organized. since I moved last winter, I've kind of just thrown all organization out the window. I haven't become a slob or anything... but there are definitely socks in my tshirt drawer. and I'm not sure where all my sheets are. and my craft supplies are a hot mess.

- get better about cooking. It's not that I'm completely incapable, I just never do it. one day I will get married... and even if I'm lucky enough to have a husband that likes to cook, I will still feel like a domestic fail if I can't cook at least a few good dishes.

- buy a really good pair of cowboy(girl) boots. I've been looking for a long time and no luck. I've seen a couple of cool pairs... they're just never my size (which is a 7 1/2... in case you find some).

- go on lots of evening walks to take advantage of this cool weather... because I live in Florida and the weather is only cool and nice like this for about 2 months.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I will never marry a millionaire

I really love the movie How to Marry a Millionaire. It's just so sweet and silly and wonderful. I love Marilyn Monroe and I love that she wears glasses in the film. You should watch it.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

be thou my vision

I think most of the time my default is just to be a jerk. And I hate it.

Sometimes this is my life:

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
Romans 7:15

So, I'm just trying to be real and honest on this blog. This is something I struggle with on a daily basis. This is something I have to pray about constantly. Sometimes it seems like the more I try to be like Christ the farther away I seem to be. I'm not sitting around being a sad girl... I'm just frustrated with myself. You know what I mean?

That being said, I know that this is normal. I know this is how we become refined in Christ. It's just not always a super awesome process. I'm looking forward to what God wants me to do and who He wants me to become.

Listen to this.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

25. staying alive.

I turned 25 on Friday. So far, 25 has been a great year. Great friends, family, festivals (even though it kind of sucked), fun, costumes, good talks, good naps, vintage earrings, olive cheese bread. I have a feeling that this year is going to be a good one.

Also, elections are over so I don't have to hear about politics for another year. PTL.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

swan princess

Here is a kind of terrible cell phone picture of my Bjork costume from this weekend. I think it turned out pretty well, considering I finished sewing the swan head about 12 minutes before the party started.

Mid-party I decided to be batman.