Friday, September 27, 2013

Worship for today {Ask}

This song!!!! Such a blessing right now.
Let is bless you today.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall fun!

The prettiest beginning to fall ever!
This past weekend I went apple picking with some great people. My daughter loved it too. She was pulling at the apples, licking them, eating them and we all enjoyed her amusement! Nothing like good company & fun discoveries.
That's enough for are the pretty pics.

What's your favorite way to bring in the fall season?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Birchbox {September 2013}

Oh Birchbox, you are my favorite!
I think this month's samples were my favorite ever! here's my samples & my thoughts.....
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45+
my first time trying BB cream.
I think that it was easy to apply &
It felt good on, no thick feeling.

amika blow up heat protecting spray
Not bad.
This smells good and I feel like it helped
my hair to not get oily so quickly.
I wasn't crazy about the hairspray sort
of feel but, it does the job.

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
Like but hate.
This is a wonderful product in theory,
it moisturizes well & stays on long
but I can't get passed the bad smell
& taste (smells like nipple cream
& tastes like dirt, YUCK). 

Eyeko black magic mascara
Great curling/lengthening power.
Just wonderful.
{ps... i love all Eyeko products}

Ruffian nail lacquer
I sampled an army green color called Hedge fund.
Loved the color and it's long lasting.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Worship for today {It's not over!}

I love when I find a song that touches my soul literally. This song lately is ringing in my head. A couple months back our Pastor did a sermon series entitled "It's not over" so we sang this song all month long and every time we sang it, I just cried as we worshipped because I felt that God was speaking to me about some things. He is mighty & strong and surely able to handle ANYTHING that you are carrying today. Let this song bless you today. It's not over by Israel Houghton

If you are interested in reading the sermon notes, you can do so, here! Let him work on your inside today.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Handmade Onesies!

.......thought I had posted this a while back but I guess not since it was sitting in my draft folder.....

I love dressing my baby in trendy clothing but my pocket just can't afford it all the time (insert sad pouty face HERE). The next best thing is to do as much of it yourself as possible. It's fun to be able to say that I made something that she is wearing. I love that. Last year, at my gender reveal baby shower a friend of mine gave me a basket full of wonderful DIY project goodies & being a DIY explorer I was ecstatic. I thought it was such a meaningful gift. So I finally got around to using some of the goodies!

"H" is for handmade.

She bought me all of these onesies + a great mustache stamp.
I was in love. Making this onesie for my baby was fun. 
I love precious moments too & these iron ons were just too simple.
In minutes I had some cute things made. Also I ironed the 
mustache onesie afterwards to set in the ink and done! Easy!

Ladies.....get creative with the stamp & you can make a shirt for you or even a mustache print scarf! 
The possibilities are endless.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Whac-a-mole for the SOUL

I've been thinking a lot lately of the things that make up my character, temperament and who I am as a whole. What are the things that influence me the most? Who are the people that influence me and what makes me fly off the handle without a moments notice? hmmmmm....ouch!
Although it's easier said than done, I'm trying to learn how to control my tongue before it controls me. 
They say there are a few things that can't be taken back, like time after it is spent, or words after they are spoken. 
I'm trying to live this and be more intentional. But lately I can't escape the feeling that I'm playing whac-a-mole for my soul! Seriously, there are moments that I feel those ugly character traits (...anger, envy, bitterness...) trying to creep up and fill my heart with ugly things (& lies!) and I'm fighting with everything that I've got just trying to beat those little things down and not let them come back up again. Thanking God for every victory and the fact that I can at least recognize the things that are after my heart. I've been reading a book about the 7 deadly sins....pride, envy, lust, sloth, greed, gluttony & anger. Can I just tell you that I have never been so aware of what I DO NOT WANT TO BE?! I find myself praying so hard to shield myself from the sins that so easily entangle us! Thank God that we can pray His word and it becomes a shield around us. 

Has anyone else felt like this lately??

Hold on. Keep fighting. It's not over. There's hope still. 
These are the scriptures that God has been putting in my heart lately to fight this good fight and keep moving forward:

Romans 12:21 "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good"

Hebrews 12: 1 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us..."

2 Timothy 2:13 "if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself."

The thing is, that, if we really reflect on the 7 deadly sins we can easily see that we all struggle with them, even in the most minute scares me to stare the truth in the face because, of course, I'd like to say "No way, I'm stronger than that" but if we are I am really being honest those stinky little sins are always fighting to rise up and take root within me.! I will fight to get these stomped down and I'll continue to play WHAC-A-MOLE within my soul in order to fight those little things until there isn't a trace left. Know what I mean? 

Be encouraged because Christ overcame the world and all this. So that means WE CAN do ALL things through Christ who gives us strength. (Phil 4:13)

Here's a little something I wrote a while back in reflection of these things:
What causes some to be so unkind, oblivious to the messes they leave behind?
Years of living as if they were blind, unaware of  the strife they easily find. 
Excuse me while I cleanse my mind with God's Word. 
I'm losing myself in the messages of old, being freed of the weight of this world. 
Truth be told we never stop fighting,
not until the moment that we are with the King in all His glory,
and this existence is but a story.
A tale of a life once lived and the past is left to remind.
Thanking God for His patience with us and His grace that surrounds us.

Thanks for letting me share.....Let Him work on your inside today.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

5 minute wall decor!

If you're like me then you love quick & easy DIY projects that add some 'lovely' to your place. For this project I used 3 things: a loaded glue gun, some postcards and some string (the string I used actually came from some hoodie that I had & just pulled out the cord from the top part, for some reason, ha!) funny but true. Anyway, you can literally use any string, I just happened to like the gray color so I used it. The postcards I had from a recent Birchbox sample. 

Gather your project elements, turn on the glue gun. Figure out how you want to spread them out and how much room you want to leave between each postcard, then glue. Let it dry. Hang. Done. I think the hardest part for me was figuring out where to hang it in the house.


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