Friday, June 24



don't fret or worry

instead of worrying, pray. 

let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, 
letting God know your concerns. 

before you know it, 
a sense of God's wholeness
everything coming together for good
will come and settle you down

it's wonderful what happens when
displaces worry at the
of your life.

phil 4: 6-7 (the message)


Thursday, June 23

twenty-seven and the inspiration workshop

the theme for this week's inspiration workshop with gussy sews is spend the day playing! which is perfect because i can share with you what i did on my birthday last week! it was a day of play for me and my stud as we took a little road trip to erie, pennsylvania.

the day started with a good cup of coffee and a delicious funfetti cupcake from some lovely friends.

the weather was perfect, and we had a gorgeous drive down. our first stop of the day? chick-fil-a! i had been dreaming of chicken nuggets, waffle fries and sweet tea for days! it's so yummy!

after we had our fill, we headed to presque isle to enjoy some sunshine and some beach! it was wonderful to just spend a couple hours relaxing and reading with each other.

after that we went to wegmans for some sushi. we had some shrimp tempura and frosty frothy beverages that were absolutely delish.

next up was going to the movies to see super 8. it lived up to everything i had heard about it. i got completely wrapped up in the plot and the characters. two thumbs up from me!


the sun was just starting to set when we got out of the movie, and we decided to begin heading back home. but not before getting more chick-fil-a. (: 

the sky was amazing during our evening drive. the sunset was filled with bright pink and orange hues and when the full moon came up, it was huge and had an orange glow to it. i like to think the skies that day were God's birthday gift to me (besides my life and all). (:

 a pretty perfect day of play i'd say!

and the best part was getting to spend it with the man i love. it was just one of those days where things are great from beginning to end. we laughed, we talked, we dreamed, we smiled a lot, and we played.

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

Saturday, June 11

ten on ten

time for another ten on ten with rebekah!

1. my last day of work before vacation and my birthday, and i found an early morning surprise! 2. chocolate chip brownie yumminess for breakfast. 3. my mix for the workday. 4. decorations on your desk make work feel like a party! 5. leftover honey bbq wings from a-bees for lunch. 6. reading francis chan's forgotten god. 7. birthday cake and ice cream. [for me!] 8. home from work and earning my keep at my apartment. 9. after months of mocking my stud for his flip phone, my phone went missing this afternoon and i'm finding myself thankful he has a back up for me to use! aren't our matching phones cute? (: 10. my stud. "hun, i need a picture for #10!" this is what i get. what can i say? he makes me laugh every day.

Thursday, June 9

a little green inspiration

today i'm linking up with gussy sews for week 2 of her inspiration workshop. this week is all about kitchens and oh-my-word do i wish i had more restraint! the kitchens i'm finding are gorgeous and inspiring and neverending. there are so many pretty spaces out there! 

but first, here's my [rented] kitchen:

i don't get to do too much with it, being a renter and all, but i immediately fell in love with the cabinetry and hardwood floors when i first saw this place. [literally... it's the first room you walk in to!] i added a few pops of color to the space, which brings me to my inspiration: pears

Source; Source


i am completely smitten with pears right now! they look refreshing and classy. they're the perfect decoration for every season, in my opinion. (: seeing anything in pear green makes my heart skip a happy beat. 

my dream kitchen would be a little bit country, a little bit modern, and a little bit green. here are some of my inspirations:






there are so many great ideas in each kitchen. i love the different chairs, the shelving, the backsplashes, the hardwood, the pears! i'm feeling pretty inspired now. hopefully someday... when i'm a homeowner!

Friday, June 3

it's not you, it's me

on my heart today...

taking things personally.

a friend forgets about the plans you've made. someone doesn't write back to your comment on facebook or twitter. or, if i'm brutally honest... someone i'm talking with looks at another person in the conversation the whole time and not me.

i really struggle with this sometimes.

it almost seems silly writing about it. when i don't comment back to someone or return a text, i know it's not personal. i get distracted or busy. i accidentally forget. it has nothing to do with the other person and how i feel about them.

so why do i take these same things i've done to others so personally?

because of insecurity...
         and a lack of grace....

that's really what it comes down to.

but i can't give grace if i haven't allowed myself to receive it.

and i can't be secure until i've run to the arms and dwelled in the presence of the One who created me, who gives me my identity, to Whom i belong.

i don't want to carry around on my shoulder things that have nothing to do with me. it's hard to love people when you're weighed down by those things. i want to be a person who loves others, unconditionally, and is secure enough in who she is to not worry about the small stuff.

and it starts by accepting the unconditional love of my God.


Wednesday, June 1

hello june

hello arrival of my favorite month!


hello ice cream...
...summer weather
...movies at the drive in
sand volleyball... 
...and beaches!

hello windows down, music up long drives with my love. 

hello what i consider to be the most wonderful time of the year.


i'm sure it couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that it's my birthday month. (:
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