Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Fall!

Just browsed through the new Martha Stewart Living magazine and am excited for fall! It's my favorite season. Although it's the end of the year I always feel like it's the ramping up to the coming year, of something new just waiting to be experienced.

image from martha stewart

Monday, September 15, 2008

How about this

Saw this logo on Kelly Moore's blog and had to check it out. This idea is so right there with the way I've been thinking lately. {And apparently lots of others} Every year I'm resentful that my Christmas is overtaken with the stress of gift buying, it's not that I don't love giving gifts -it's my favorite way to tell people I love them, it's my love language. Just ask my husband! It's that these gifts aren't often meaningful and that's sad and wasteful. I e-mailed this link to my pastor and was excited Sunday when he told me he's very interested and going to look into it more. Would love to see this happen!

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Shake it!

I thought for a long time I didn't enjoy music, but it turned out I just wasn't listening to what I liked. Last fall I sat down and made a file of all my favorite music from iTunes

Turns out I'm a big fan of the "Guitar Rock 1978-1979" Album, the 80's, alternative and folk music. Who knew?

Current Workout Playlist...

Just What I Needed- The Cars
Heat of the Moment- Asia
I Don't Wanna Be In Love- Good Charlotte
Top Gun Anthem- don't knock it, you can fly on the treadmill with this!
Heartbreaker- Pat Benatar
Wake me Up Before you Go-Go- Wham!
One Way Or Another- Blondie
Mickey- Toni Basil
Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
Extreme Ways- Moby
Shake It- Metro Station
Fields of Gold- Sting
Can't Take It In- Imogen Heap

Here's to finding your muse! What's inspiring you to run/create/go!?

Monday, September 8, 2008

The right kind of wisdom

Saturday afternoon I spent some time in our back yard enjoying the *amazing* fall weather {we hang out in short sleeves here until late October or November, this was a treat} I pulled out my Bible and journal and let the Lord talk and I just listened. That's a hard thing to do. Over the past two months I have asked the Lord to shake out the yuck and replace it with his glory. Because when we ask, we receive. It's hard facing your downfalls and pride, like- really confess it to yourself. But as I have, it's weight has been lifted from me and God has replaced it with his fruit. His good fruit. The verse above really stuck with me because it's the opposite of what we often see around us. Our "wise" government officials, business leaders, even professors- not usually described as impartial, sincere or submissive. What a great gift that we can receive wisdom that makes you and the people near you happy and peaceful!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

You stay classy San Diego

So the "Anchorman" was not classy but I think she is. Love this sweet picture of Jackie Kennedy with Caroline. I just learned she was a dedicated painter in the style of Grandma Moses, I admire her even more.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Little bit o sunshine

Now, there are no babies on the horizon for Dan and I but if we have a little girl one day- I want this wardrobe. Oh it's so beautiful, like confection. Martha Stewart always knows how to set a happy stage. From what I've learned, the wardrobe will only look like this before the sweet one arrives. But it's nice to have an ideal. Have been looking into the price of clothing and baby necessities lately and was surprised how expensive little things cost! I know, I know this shouldn't be a shocker but what the heck? So I'm determined to have a cute, fashionable family at a great price. $8 for a bow? Or $30 to take a hair bow class? Or... search the internet and find a free step by step lesson! I made two bows out of white organza ribbon and attached them to Riley's pink growth chart in my shop. Check out the link, hope your bows are super fabulous!

Friday, September 5, 2008

My favorite reason to protect the environment

Saw this commercial at the gym this morning and had the best laugh, completely forgot about the horrible treadmill for a moment!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Just hanging out at the house and watching Gustav drop by. We've only had rain up here in Shreveport and thankful it didn't flood. So here I am at home on the 5th day of my Labor Day weekend! Hope everyone is well and enjoyed their Labor Day. Dan and I planted a new Crepe Myrtle in the backyard and rearranged a bit of our landscaping. We went out on the Red River Sunday afternoon with some friends from church and it was beautiful {the weather- not so much the river, it still kind of grosses me out with all the slimy mud on the bottom!}

Think I will take care of a couple decorating projects around the house today or maybe just have a bit more laziness this weekend!