Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Favorite {No. 27} Something's coming, something good...

  After a discouraging, snowy weekend, it has started to warm up here in Indiana.  Snow is melting into mud... which means it is definitely springtime!  :-)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

because we all need to read more anyway...

The blogging world can be scary.  It means putting your heart out for complete strangers (or worse, people you know!) to see.  It means comments to can hurt or confuse or conflict.  It means taking risks.  It means the fear of never having more than 2 followers.

That's why I admire those who take the chance and start a blog.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Favorites {No. 26} Step we gaily, on we go!

So, last weekend was such an amazing time of laughter, games, yummy cake, wearing green, eating Irish food, and speaking in Irish accents!  Hope you enjoy these pics from my parents' St. Patrick's Day party!  I had such fun taking these pics... oh, except for the last three, which my Mum took!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My thoughts on Politics...

Okay... so this is a frightening picture of me... but it is pretty accurately shows how I feel when different people I know bring up their many opinions on the subject of politics.  The post below is something I wrote recently on Facebook.  Many blessings!
Maybe it’s because there was an election recently. Maybe it’s because most of the people I know (including myself) don’t like the direction this country has gone and is going… but, as I’ve been reading through the four Gospels this year, one thing has really stood out to me: How Jesus handled political authority. Being under the rule of Caesar and the local Roman soldiers was something far more difficult than anything we as Americans have ever seen. Yet, even when given the opportunity, Jesus never made a big speech criticizing the politicians of His day… in fact, it was the self-righteous religious leaders that He was constantly reproving.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fun Organizing Ideas...

Our apartment when Andrew and I were first moving in last June...  :-P
I am a pack-rat.  Did any of you know this?
I keep clothes that I haven't worn in a long time on the off-chance that I will need them again someday.  I keep scraps of fabric, bits of lace, random beads, bags of craft supplies... just in case.
So, keeping the house clean (especially in a confined amount of space) can be a challenge.  My parents have a poll barn that we store quite a bit of our stuff in (along with seasonal clothes and some furniture), but what do I do with my craft supplies or my makeup that I need in my house???

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Favorites {No. 24} Winter Wonderland!

This post has a couple of pictures taken in the same shoto-shoot as the ones featured in my Wednesday post, Beautiful, and also quite a few outdoor pictures from the recent dumping of snow we've had in northern Indiana!  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013



    A girl gets up in the morning.  She rubs the sleep from her eyes and heads for the bathroom.  One of the first things in her morning routine: the scale.  She stands on it, watching as the numbers sort themselves.  A result is reached.  She grimaces and feels herself flush red even in the privacy of this little room.  After weeks of eating only salad and jogging for an hour, she is nowhere near the ideal weight.  In fact, she feels farther away than ever.  She tries.  She doesn’t want to be this way.  As she looks down at her own body she starts to cry.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Favorite {No. 23} The Random and Awesome Life

There is no theme to this post.  That is probably because life doesn't follow a pattern very often (even the seasons are unreliable!).  It is pretty awesome though, even for a checklist-type-person like me, when there is no routine and life can just be... life.