Saturday, September 5, 2015

life lately & a very fun girls night.

i have spent most of my days helping my mom with her house in which she makes me really good meals & she always has my coffee ready when i get to her house. #bestmomever

i started a photo challenge on instagram & you can follow along here

it is a really cool one & its all about celebrating life, beauty & YOU. i never do these, but i decided to do one for the month of september- my birthday month- i have found it is a really cool way to "meet" new people & find some really cool feeds to follow. 

who doesn't want to see artsy pictures of my hair on a pillow?

i have been slumming it in these shoes almost everyday. i have so many shoes but i always wear these. i scored them at target for $7!!!

i went to goodwill the other day & seriously scored a pair of donald pliner shoes for $3.99
go check out his stuff. #ifihadamilliondollars

a brand new pair of sandals that are from tj maxx for $3.99

did i ever tell you i love thrifting?

 you can find my cold brew coffee post here- i made another batch this month for cory & it has been saving us some money!!

cory's sister, jenny, came over last saturday & held her first trunk show for noonday collection

let. me. just. tell. you. looking at their catalog is dangerous! everything they have i love & i cannot wait to get the bracelet i ordered. i love buying things that serve a double purpose. this company is amazing & what they do really pulls on my heart strings. please go look- you will fall in love & i promise you will find something perfect for you or someone you love!

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                                                             i ordered THIS bracelet. 

so. stinkin. pretty. 

this sweet man of mine has been working so hard, working so many jobs to provide for us & i got him to myself for 5 days! that is like a record unless we are on vacation. i love him so much & i am so very thankful for everything he does & everything that he is. 

last night my friend jessica & her friend lillie went out for a night on the town. that is the saying right?

we went to dinner at the irish pub & then went to get a tattoo at skinwerks

you guys. i had so much fun. my cheeks were hurting from laughing & it so nice to be around people where you don't have to "try" you can just be you & everything is like magic. 

these pretty girls. 

jessica asked me to look sexy & this is what she got. 

however, i hate side profile pictures of me & jessica actually took one i like! i think this means we are meant to be best friends. 

                                                          Psalm 18:33

                                   he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
                                     he causes me to stand on the heights. 

up close. 

i love this girl. jessica is one of a kind. it is so freakin funny how things happen. i don't think its by chance, i think the lord sets things into motion from the very beginning. 

funny story: she was my husbands first kiss. he was in 5th grade & she was a little older & during a pretty intense game of spin the bottle his lips landing either on her nose or chin. so we were probably destined to be friends. the devil really did try to keep us apart- i listened to whispers in my ear about this girl & because i trusted that someone i believed them- wrong move-- side note: make up your own minds about people, don't let someone else opinion of someone keep you from something great. 

every time i would see her at a birthday party or a baby shower (she throws the best) (i have already told my mom for my baby shower its up to her & jessica) we would laugh & have the best time. i would always think to myself hmm.. she isn't at all what i have heard of her, she is so down to earth & so caring & one of the funniest people i know. when someone has character they are the same around every person- those are the good ones you guys, & how they live speaks for itself.  you ever meet those people & you think THIS person is good. THIS person is genuine. THIS person is an overcomer. then you have this moment where you say to yourself wow, i have the opportunity to have a person like this in my life that i can learn so much from but what can i give to them? well, i can give her my time, time to laugh. time to pray, time to get tattoos, time to bring her a donut from lamars,  time to be an encourager. so thats what this little part of the blog is for. so jessica if you are reading, which you probably are because i told you too, be encouraged. YOU are an overcomer & every. single. thing that the devil has stolen from you. every. single moment will be giving back above & beyond what you could expect & when you feel like you are at the end of your rope always remember. 


lord sometimes life throws us curve balls & we are left standing wondering what in the world happened. why is this happening to me? what is the point? why are you doing this? we blame you. we need someone to blame to take some of the burden off of our hearts. help us to come to you open arms & just surrender. help us to lay all of the pain & questions at your feet & say lord, whatever the devil has planned your plan is greater. give us strength to face every day. give us strength to forgive those who have wronged us. give us peace to not care what others are thinking. help us remember your word when thoughts come in our minds that are not of you. give us joy in sadness. give us peace when we worry about finances or how things are going to work out. we know that when we are at the end of our rope you are always there to pick us up & give us the strength to trust you & know YOU are always on our side. 

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[a] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

i love you girl & i am always a phone call away. know you are surrounded by people who love you & are praying for you.