Thursday, August 30, 2012

Is it only Thursday?

This has been one heck long of a week! Seriously, by the end of Monday I felt like it had been a long week & I was ready for the weekend!
This is not good people!

The countdown is on! It is Thursday and I am making my weekend checklist (although I would much rather be on the west coast with my family).
It looks a little something like this:

Since it is in fact a holiday weekend do any of you have special plans? What are they?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Daydream believer...

Happy Sunny Sunday everyone!
This would be my happy place...Enjoy the pics!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Belt buckles, studded shoes & peasant tops OH MY!

So I turned older on Sunday.
I feel it. Cranky, tired, lines appearing on the face that were not there last week...I swear. ;)

Here are a few of the awesome things that I was gifted. One or two of them may have been a gift to myself; I am just saying...
I have always loved these belts that you can change out the buckle by Princess & Butch (Thank you Mom, Anna and Chaz)!! 
I have heard of the Alex & Ani bracelets line and one of my good friends gave me one. I can not wait to add some more charms on this little lady!
Now...I have been on the hunt for affordable peasant tops for like EVER! Done! Siren on Etsy has fulfilled my dreams. She creates the most beautiful hand crafted tops. I got two and am in love. 
My dear dear friend took me out for some shopping & a pedi on Saturday. All followed by a yummy sushi dinner. Heaven!

That is that. Now, onward to the day. Love you all and wishing you a sunny day! oxox

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

On retreat in my soul..

Well, my Soul Restoration class is entering its second week today.
This class is amazing and I have already had one huge breakthrough!
Can you tell I am super duper excited about this class!!??
ITOTALLYAM!!! Whooooooohooooo!!

That said, it is really  emotionally challenging but in a good way.

In the mean time...this is where I am in my head while I take this journey:

Isn't this little nook just amaze? So darn cute and cheery. This is where I my head...I love it.
Now, you all have a great Tuesday.

Friday, August 10, 2012

I am super excited!

I have wanted to take this online course since I found the Brave Girls Club.
While catching up on some emails yesterday I realized that their last online "Soul Restoration" class started like 2-days ago. I am on it. Registered and headed to Michaels last night.
How crazy is it that this video totally ties into my post from 2-days ago!? Thank you Lord!
Its time for some rebuilding. :)

For more information on the Brave Girls and this class click here!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

You know this feeling?

Source: via Amy on Pinterest

I needed a little HAHA to my day and I think this did the trick.
I am so thankful for animals. Funny stuff!
Have a great Thursday everyone!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


This verse is my screen saver.
I am under serious construction.
You know they say that it is who you are when no one is looking that matters.
I do not like the woman that stares me back in the mirror, the woman that follows me around all day, the mother to my daughter, the wife to my husband.
We are not getting along right now. (me, myself and I that is.)

Thankfully, I have a God that is not done with me yet.
I am permanently under construction. This I know but there gets to be times in life when you look around and you seem to be surrounded by pot holes that need filling, pealing paint, leaky roofs & you get sick of it.
I am tired all the time, I am bummed out most days, I beat myself up for the little things, I yell at my girl for things that are not necessary.

It is scary to be in a season of change. I know what God is calling me to do and for some reason I am too scared to take the leap. I am too scared to be who He has created me to be. I am too scared that people will not like me. I am too scared that people will look at me like I am crazy.
Why do I care??
This is why I recently finally picked us the Welsh book When people are big and God is small.
I am sick of letting people get too big throughout my day, throughout my thoughts.

I am thankful He follows me around.
I am thankful he has my back & I am thankful that I am a work in progress.
Now, if only I could get out of His way and let Him do His work in me.
This is the only way I can achieve true peace.
I am my happiest, my calmest, my most content when I let God be God, do His thing in my life and be on the throne.
Who or what is on your throne today?
I am telling you, I am promising you...If you surrender your life to your creator you will be complete.
Dig in the word, talk to someone, talk to me!

Love you all. Have a good day! oxox

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

So this is three...

To keep up with some of the pictures we took last week I thought I would throw in some birthday shots!
Lilly had a great birthday week. There are still hot pink balloons throughout our house as I type this!

Birthday morning and some mickey mouse pancakes = Happy little mama!

A party wouldn't be complete without the Birthday girl wearing a crown and some fairy wings! Right?

Since it was like a million degrees and totally sticky out the day of her party we broke out the pool almost immediately!

CAKE!! Four layers and lots of pink sprinkles!

This is how we roll.

A few of the party hooligans!
Lulu, Sophia, Jack and cousin Isaac!

 Once the party was over, cake crumbs & wrapping paper was scattered throughout the house we were all one hot mess. She makes a prettier hot mess than I. :)
I love you SO MUCH my Lilly Grace!!! Mommy is beyond proud of you my sweet girl!

Holy Moly!

I know it has been wayyy too long since my last post. 
Where is this summer going?!
While I try to get back into the blog routine I thought I would catch you up on a few things that I am up to:

What I am reading:

Source: via Sheri on Pinterest

Emily Giffin is one of my favorite authors. She just released her latest goodie and I am almost finished with it. Good, light, reading. :)
Edward Welch's "When People are BIG and God is small" has been on my self for quite some time. My mom gave it to me ages ago and I finally picked it up two-weeks ago.
Boy, did I need this.
If you are anything like me and are a serious people pleaser and it is exhausting you pick this one up. (More about his later...)

What I am watching:

SO GOOD! I am all about the swimming! Go team USA!!

Where I am jet setting off to:

I followed Ryan on a work travel to Seattle last week.
Every time I had been there in the past was for work with little time for exploration.
We made a point of exploring this time. Beautiful!
The weather was amazing, the people were friendly, the food was yummy & the neighborhoods were charming. Oh! The shopping was awesome!
My favorite neighborhoods were: Aki, Green Lake & Sunset Hill.


My baby turned 3 on August 1st!!!