Friday, September 30, 2011

fall fashion. last day. :(

This is the last day....saaaaaaad.
I pretty much bought this shirt for this week.
It has birds on it.

Earrings and shirt- Target
Jeans- Old Navy
Boots- Thrifted :)

It was so fun to participate in this, now here's hoping to win! Check out the rest of the fall fashion here!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

fall fashion. day six.

I'm a little sad that all week has been so nutso that I don't get to post until 9pm.
It means less time for me to go and check out the awesome outfits...
(and for selfish reasons, I'm sad because less people end up visiting me here.)
There. I said it.

Today's outfit is more professional.  The skirt I am wearing is the very skirt that showed me that I could indeed pull off wearing a high-waisted skirt.
ONLY ONE MORE DAY....that too is sad.

This is me sad that it's almost over...

This is me being a sassy pants.

Cardigan- Target
T-shirt- Walmart
Necklace- Mervyns 
Skirt and shoes- TJ Maxx

There is a possibility of a prize AND you get new fashion ideas?! What, you say?
Then check it out here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

fall fashion. day five.

The dress I wore today was one of my favorites...
and after yesterday's "scorcher", I thought it'd be perfect.
Turns out that my logic continued to be faulty.
I love the outfit I chose...
I just wish it didn't turn out to be a 60 degree day!
Well, here you go!

Extra accessory: kittah.

Dress and cardigan- Target
Necklace- Forever 21
Boots- etsy

Two days left of awesome fall's not too late to JOIN!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

fall fashion. day four.

This day of fashion felt like somewhat of a fail.
As you will see, I went for less color (though not totally...)
but I also completely leaned on terrible logic.
You see, if it's hot where I live, it's usually cool where I work.
Today broke all those rules and busted into the mid-80s and I paid for my logic.
So, I present you the least fun fashion of the week (except that pop of color).

Yup. Barbie shoes.

P.S. I stole the hairstyle from a fellow fashion blogger...see? Ideas already being used!

Earrings- gifted from roommate
Shirt (which is technically a dress)- Styles for Less
Pants- Target
Shoes- TJ Maxx (mine, but bought in mind for roommate too)

A lot more fashion ideas can be stolen HERE!

Monday, September 26, 2011

fall fashion. day three.

I haven't said this yet...
but I LOVE this week!
I love getting ideas, encouraging other women, getting wonderful compliments...
It's wonderful.

I am kind of overwhelmed by HOW MANY are joining in this time.
I seriously spent about 2 hours looking and complimenting...
and I didn't even get to all of them.

SO. If I haven't left you a little note, I am sorry.  I truly am.
I will try and do another round later in the week.
And for those faithful in your comments, 

I didn't stray far from the color scheme of yesterday, which I think is my favorite for this season. 
Here is what I am wearing today:
Headband- made by a friend for a wedding I was in last year
Necklace- bought at a boutique at a music festival
Cardigan- same as yesterday (Target)
Shirt- Kohl's clearance
Jeans- TJ Maxx (Calvin Klein)
Shoes- also stolen from roommate's closet. We share our shoes.  These lovely wedges were purchased at Nine West Outlet, which I highly encouraged. :)

Can't wait to see more fashion...join up HERE.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

fall fashion. day two.

This is what I wore to church today. I love all the colors...browns, teal, yellow. Very fall-ish to me. :)

I'm sitting on the counter so you can see it all!

Almost everything has been acquired from Target in this outfit.
The only exceptions: the necklace and boots. Both given to me by my roommate.
For more fall fashion fun for today, go here!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ten days. one picture.

Well, I think I'll give you a flashback picture for this one...

It just seems that we are our cutest when we are oh-so-young.
I think I look a lot like my older self in this picture. :)

fall fashion 2011: day 1

This picture is of me picking apples.

Aren't these flowers gorgeous?!

As seen on (and stolen from) Katie's can see my whole outfit here though!    

So, if you stopped by Katie's blog before this one, you'll see similar shots...but you see I wore a tank top and jeans all day today, so nothing fall-ish to show.

Dress and belt- Target
Boots- roommate's closet :)
Vest/sweater- Forever 21

Happy Fall Fashion week! For lots of other great fashion today, go here. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

ten days. two songs.

Really, I have to choose TWO? This should have been at the top...ten songs. I could do ten songs. Haha....okay, so here it goes?

2. Something Beautiful by NEEDTOBREATHE. Arguably my favorite song of theirs...until this new album. I chose this one because I got to be in the music video they made for it...twice! I have loved this song for two years now, and this version below added accordion...which made it even better than I ever thought it could be. I love its message, it all. 1. To Whom It May Concern by the Civil Wars. I chose this song not only because this duo is one of my top faves, but also because this song of theirs really sums up how I feel right now about being single, and my desire to meet the “one”. Enough said. (That and I mentioned them earlier when I revealed my secrets about singing.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ten days. three films.

You know you are asking the girl who has no real favorites to choose favorites, right?  Sheesh, this is getting harder...

3. Cinderella Man.  I don’t own this movie yet, but I think about buying it quite often.  It tells such a beautiful story about the importance of family and love, and a man’s willingness to do what it takes to fight for that.  It’s humble, and leaves you cheering him on and weeping with his heartache.  Such a great film.

2. Despicable Me.  I’ve told you there is a small child living inside of me, right?  I love Disney Pixar films.  I think this one is my far.  It makes me giggle, a lot.  I want a minion.  Just saying.

1. While You Were Sleeping.  This has been a consistent favorite for about 15 years now.  It never fails to make me laugh, and hope in real love.  I relate to the awkwardness of the main character and her desire to find love.  The supporting cast is a delight and it’s a movie you find me quoting on a regular basis.

(Honorable mentions...The Blind Side, The Help, Soul Surfer, To Save a Life, Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, Remember the Titans, Radio, Facing the Giants, Ever After, Penelope)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ten days. four books.

4. I know this is the generic answer that a lot of people give...but the BIBLE.  Seriously, it is the one book I can read over and over and get new and fresh insight into my life.  It is a comfort to me, a place of wisdom and advice, and an encouragement.  It keeps me grounded and connected to my Savior.  Even when I am not good at reading it all the time, I always want to.

3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Yeah, I am a nerd like that.  I love this story! It is epic and points to the heart of Jesus even though it doesn’t outright say it.

2. Redeeming Love.  This book makes me cry in a good way and evaluate my heart.  I never walked even a minute in the main character’s shoes, but I know her heart.  It’s the kind of book that anyone can relate to.

1. The Ragamuffin Gospel.  I love the grace and the heart of the Father that this book unveils.  I am also reading a book called Destined to Reign that has some similar points.  I am only a few chapters into that one, so I couldn’t add it quite yet.

(This one is hard, because I love books...there are so many good ones! The Help, The Mark of the Lion Series, Pride and Prejudice....I could go on and on!)

Monday, September 19, 2011

ten days. five foods.

5. Macaroni and cheese.  I’m not talking your Kraft mac n cheese...although on some days, that stuff is pretty good.  I am talking melt-in-your-mouth cheesy goodness...either found at Panera, Nucci’s or any great restaurant in the South.  All three of these types differ greatly, but all do a dance on my taste buds that takes me to a happy place.

4. Tri-tip sandwiches. The South has BBQ, we have the tri-tip.  And we do it well.  There are days where I literally crave these sandwiches.  Fave places to get them: Firestone and F. McLintock’s.

3. Chocolate. While this qualifies as dessert food, it is well worth mentioning! Give it to me in cake form, ice cream form, liquid form, solid form, brownie form (yes, that’s its own category), dark or light...chocolate is the best!

2. Shrimp n’ grits. Another southern favorite food.  I have had it two different ways, but as a friend once told me, you really can’t go wrong with shrimp n’ grits in the South.

1. Anything homemade. Casseroles, crock pot meals, homemade mashed potatoes...I know this is cheating, sort of.  But nothing beats a home cooked meal!  My dad’s chicken noodle soup and enchiladas also fit in this category.  (the truth is that I love food.)

Are you hungry yet? ;)

ten days. six places.

6. Hawaii. It reminds me of my mom, because the one time I’ve traveled there was with her.  I love the warm water, the beautiful weather, the lush surroundings, the laid back life.  

5. Seattle, WA. That place is where hipsters are made.  Unique coffee shops, incredible food, delightful panoramic views...Seattle is just plain cool.

4. Most places in Colorado.  I have fond memories of trips to Colorado.  There are lots of trees, which make me happy, and one of my best friends lives there.

3. San Luis Obispo, CA. The place I call home.  And the place I could call home for the rest of my life if God allows.  I love small towns and this place epitomizes that. I see people I know everywhere I go.  It’s quaint and lovely, and I am SO blessed to live here.

2. Charleston, SC. If there was a second choice of where to live, it’d be here. The food, the people, the history, the has it all, and I love this place dearly.

1. Heaven. One day, I’ll dance with Jesus and be filled with laughter and worship all day long.  I know the moments when I realize I don’t quite feel at home here on earth are when I am longing for this place. The best place.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1

I love reading through Proverbs.  No matter what I am reading through on my plan, God often prompts me to read the "Proverb of the day" as an addition to it.  And a few days ago, this verse jumped off the page.  When I read it, God was speaking to me about not tearing myself down.  He instead wanted me to build.

Maybe your house right now is a life with roommates and a job, or maybe you have a husband and family.  It doesn't matter where you are, you are called to build.  If you read in Proverbs 31, it talks about being a wife and a mom, that she isn't idle with her hands, that she is encouraging and fruitful with all she does.  I know lots of women who read that chapter and feel intimidated by that, feeling as though they cannot live up to that calling.  Instead of tearing down the possibility before you even try, build.  Take one step at a time.  The Proverbs 31 woman didn't simply get up one day and become the example she was in a moment.  She built, constantly and consistently.  She saw what was in front of her and did it.  

So remember this verse when you start picking yourself apart and choose to do or say something positive instead.  Build your house.  Eventually, you will be able to look back and see what all of that building has accomplished.

ten days. seven wants.

7. A nifty fifty lens for my SLR camera. I wants it.
6. A pair of flat(ish) grey boots.  That go to my calf.  I saw pretty much what I wanted but they were too small...sad.
5. A new coffee maker. Mine has seen better days. Oh and a waffle maker too!
4. To be debt free! I have some student loans and car payments left to make...
3. More trips to Ireland, Florida, the rest of the South, Maine, England, Australia, Italy...
2. To win the dinner with NEEDTOBREATHE. Because that would be sweet.
1. The ability to wake up early and be nice about it. Haha, oh how that would come in handy.