Sunday, August 4, 2013

the move is here!

hi sweet friends!

tomorrow is the big move to my new blog! I can't tell you how excited I am! this is a new season in my life and I'm so ready for what God has for me.

I am praying you all follow me over there, because without you all, I'd be writing well me. your words of encouragement mean so much more than you'll ever know! 

the last few months of this year {holy crap how did that happen!?}, are so filled with wonderful and I can't wait to share it all with you! 

I love this first little blog of mine, but love so much more the friendships that have been created. and I'm so ready for more! 

so. beautiful moments, you've been lovely. but there are bigger things for me, including a new blog. thanks for being so wonderful. 

please go to my new blog to keep up with me! blessings friends. love you all bunches.

Friday, August 2, 2013

friday is for sharing.

i believe in supporting each other on this {and soon to be the new space}. i don't think that you can really get anywhere in life without just looking at others and realizing how inspiring they are.

because, well at least for me, i don't have it all together. i don't have all the answers, and so when i read or see something that i love.
i want to share it.

this amazing post. there isn't really anything for me to say, other than go read it now.

i love when people take their skills and use it for the good of others. check out what this sweet girl is doing to help others.

it's nice to know that i'm not the only "non-perfect" person out there. this post makes sense.

then there's this girl. she's a huge encouragement in my life and she's just as sweet in real life.

and now for all the wonderful things i found on pinterest.  excellent
The Land of SunshineDonatello, Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo

happy friday my loves. 

and make sure you follow my new blog on bloglovin! the switch comes monday!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


remember when i said i'd be switching my blogs today?

well you're just going to have to wait a couple more days.

starting things on a thursday feels weird to me.
so it will be monday that everything goes over here.
mostly because i've had my niece the last three days and felt like i've been shut off from the world.
also, if i haven't said it enough. moms, you rock.

i wanted to make sure this little blog got a better send-off, and that everyone knew exactly what was happening.

so if you don't know.
starting monday, i will be doing all of my blogging over at my photography blog. i'm so excited about it, and so praying that all you beautiful readers of mine will hop over there and follow me!

and so august is here. summer is winding down, and fall is coming up quicker than we know. 
i'm excited for august. because i think it starts my five months of craziness. vacations, weddings to photograph, the influence conference, mumford and sons concert, and so many other things. 
at first, i was panicking that june and july flew bye. that i didn't (honestly) have much to show for my summer. but now, i'm ok with it all. i had a wonderfully lazy summer. 

and now it's time for life to keep going. 

i'm excited for august. and excited for it to turn into september, and then to october, and then before we all know it, i'll be twenty five and santa will be making his way down our chimneys. 

adios july. you were fun. but i'd be telling lies if i said i wasn't happy to see august. 

do you have any big plans for the fall?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


happy monday!

i was so excited friday when i got home and saw my first stitchfix box sitting on my front porch, (i also received two postcards from my best friend who's traveling europe this summer, so it was pretty much the best day of mail. minus the bills).

if you haven't heard of stitchfix yet, you have to go check it out.
you pay $20, describe your personal style, and then they send you a box of clothes. to either a) play dress up in or b) play dress up in and keep something.

when you fill out your style online they go into a lot of detail, which i really loved.
however, and i guess i could count this as a good thing, but everything in my box was too big. except the t-shirt. i guess i'm smaller than i think (which i'm working out regularly so i can't be mad at all). so make sure to get the sizes right.

and so here's what i got on my first fix!

zandra chevron print dress
too big. loved, loved it though. 
the belt is mine. 
i do weird things with my hands. i can pose others, but not myself apparently. 

bryce pin-tuck short sleeve blouse. 
too big. see the arm pits? it's like i could fit a whole other me in there. 
loved the green on me though, which was surprising. 
also. i din't crop this picture. 

jesley striped short sleeve knit shirt.
ding ding! we have a winner. this is my style to a t. 
super relaxed but put together? or maybe i just think so. 
and duke made his first modeling appearance on this one too.
{ralph lauren you can hire us whenever you want ;)}

sparrow charm necklace.
super cute. may keep it too.

capitola fit & flare tank dress. 
by far the most fun to put on! i channeled my inner jackie o! 
sadly though it did not fit. i was holding it in on my sides for the picture. 
shoes are mine

it really is worth it. 
mega cute stuff. and how i actually had so much fun trying on all the clothes and having the hubs snap some pictures. 

and here's where i tell you to sign up and put my name as the referral. shameless plug.

ok go sign up and we can all have fun. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

the girl behind the blog is bizack.


if you don't link up with it. you need to.

i also say "so" a lot.

and duke makes a cameo.



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

i love. love love LOVE. this commercial.

it's hump day. whoot whoot!

so today i'm guest posting over at overcome the lie. i use a taylor swift song and talk about Jesus.
yep. sure did.

and then i'm ova here with some pictures of kristyn's jewelry.

happy wednesday.

Friday, July 19, 2013

go forward

i took an amazing influence network class by susie davis on hearing from God in every day life. something, before the class, i really struggled with.
i've always been the kind of girl who needs things to be very black and white. there's no grey area. and so when i heard people saying they "heard God speak" i figured it was His voice. clear as day. speaking like you can hear a friend on the telephone.


the thing is, that God sometimes speaks in the most unconventional ways. through music, maybe not even christian music, through nature, or people around us, blogs, facebook status updates...if i believe that He is every where, and in every thing, why didn't i believe He could speak through them.

at the end of the class susie told us to wake up in the morning with wonder, and tell God to speak to us.

and i didn't.
yep. no wake up and "speak to me Lord" conversation took place.

He just did it.

i just started reading the pursuit of God by a.w.tozer and the second chapter is titled, "the blessedness of possessing nothing". it's the sermon we've all heard before, have nothing and Jesus will give you every thing. but something clicked for me.
"the way to deeper knowledge of God is through the lonely valleys of soul poverty and abnegation of all things."

soul poverty.
he writes about abraham and isaac. and the love abraham had for his son, and how much he held up his son. he references genesis 22:2 when God tells abraham to give his son up, the son he loves so much, as a burnt offering. abraham of course follows God's command, and in doing so, God does not take his son from him.
"now he was a man wholly surrendered, a man utterly obedient, a man who possessed nothing."
i wondered what i possessed. what lies in my heart that i just can't let God have.

i prayed. asking God to show me where i needed to let this all sink in. what was in my life that i need to let go.

this morning i prayed the quote above. longing for my soul to be deprived of anything that isn't God. asking Him to speak to me about what i need to let go of.

i was writing in my journal and then just started writing about the past. how i want to be free from it all. i want the things that have happened to me melt away with His grace. i need to let the people who used to be in my life go. let go of the bad feelings. the what if's or what could have's.

{thank you disney}

God was showing me that i needed to keep looking forward. that the past is done. i can't ever change it, nor will He ever change it. everything happened for a reason. the friends lost, the sins made, the arguments that were had. the yucky stuff no one likes to talk about. it's all in the past for a reason.

and so then i started on my she reads truth plan for the day and it was about lot's wife.
who God had saved from the burning city of sodom and gomorrah.
and all He instructed them to do was run from the city.
and don't look back.
"but lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt." genesis 19:26

in that moment i realized that God had been talking all morning to me. through the book, and His word, to she reads truth. all of it was Him.

telling me to not look back.

i'm thankful that God hasn't turned me into a pillar of salt for always looking back.
who knows what lot's wife turned back to see, but it doesn't matter because she disobeyed God.


every time i dwell on the past, i'm disobeying God.
not looking forward, not trusting in His path He's made for me.

and so.
i stop.

i won't be looking back again like lot's wife.
because really, there isn't anything to change.

i am thankful for a God who speaks to me through ten different ways, and has me put it all together.

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