Happy 29th anniversary to the most amazing parents a girl could ever ask for!
The fact that it’s December and I am able to wear a skirt and a short sleeve shirt without being cold is unreal! 67 degrees is so unheard of. Although I know it won’t be long till it gets to -10 degrees and little white specks called snow hit the ground. So for now I’m going to enjoy every last moment of this unusual weather because I know it won’t last forever.
“Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?”
Outfit: Shirt: thrift store Skirt: (hi-low) Derek Heart Shoes: Rue 21 Necklace: H&M
The little moments are what I live for. The moments of spontaneity, the unplanned moments. Like yesterday when myself, my parents, and my little sister had a little jam session to Britney Spears in the basement. I love those kind of moments, but of course I realize not every moment should be filled with pure spontaneity I believe that life should be a mix. Times of spontaneity but also times of meaningful planning. It’s always a great thing to have goals, something to strive for. Back in February I created a list of 101 in 1001. Things I wanted to accomplish by November 2014. To be honest I haven’t paid to much attention to the list. I guess I’ve enjoyed having more unplanned moments than planned moments. But I actually love that because when I look back at the list, I see that I have been actually been doing a lot of things on the list. So here is just my update on my 101 in 1001 list!
101 in 1001 list ( Update)
I always thought that Thanksgiving was an interesting holiday. It’s the one day of the year where your almost required to be grateful. Your not allowed to complain( well a least out loud), your not allowed to be jealous or envious. It’s the one time of the year where your supposed to look at your life and find the things your grateful for. It’s the one time that facebook is actually an amazing place for the day or even the week.
But now as Thanksgiving has come to an end, it’s almost as if it didn’t happen. Because I find myself back to the old not as grateful me. The me that decides to focus on others blessings and not my own. The me that is no longer as appreciative as the me during Thanksgiving. As I came across this quote it really convicted me that out of the 365 days, probably about 364 of them that is what I do. After that one day of thanks I quickly revert back. Today I am challenged to live Thanksgiving like it’s everyday. Of course minus the huge buffet of food.
I am hoping that every time I find myself getting jealous or ungrateful it will immediately remind me to change my thoughts and to think of something I am grateful for. A couple months ago my dad preached a sermon and the words he said have stuck with me since.
” The secret to contentment is gratitude” Today I chose to be grateful.
Outfit: Blazer : Rue 21, Dress: Papaya Clothing Scarf:DIY Tights: Carsons Necklace: H&M Shoes:Target
Happy Thanksgiving!! There is sooo much I am beyond blessed and thankful for. This Thanksgiving my heart is so full and I can’t wait for my stomach to feel the same . Hoping your spending the holidays with the people you love and enjoy every minute of it!
*P.s I will be out of the office until Monday to enjoy time with family and friends
This season of my life has definitely not been perfect. It’s been filled with a lot of amazing ups and a lot of really hard downs. And as Thanksgiving approaches, one thing I am thankful for are those moments. I am thankful for those moments that have brought me to my knee’s. Those moments humbled me and stretched me. Those moments that made me realize how powerful God’s grace is in my life.
In those weak moments, I’ve grown. I’ve learned to not lean on myself. I’ve learned how much I selfishly focus on myself and my strength. I’ve learned that when I focus my attention on God, my soul is at peace. And when I focus my attention on myself and my problems, that peace goes away.
Like Phillipians 4:6-7 states Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
It is because of God’s transcending peace in my life, as I now look to him in all circumstances that today I can at least say “ It is well with my Soul” Words that sometimes seem the hardest to say.
“Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.”
So about two days ago, I decided I wanted to make homemade pizza. I kind of have really random impulses like that. I’m kind of on this whole I want to learn how to cook mode. My dad used to make homemade pizza for us all the time and I kind of missed that. There is just something different about homemade food. It just tastes different, maybe because it’s cooked with love or maybe it’s because you can control exactly what you want to put in it. But none the less I was determined to make this pizza! So I ran to the store, got some ingredients,
forced asked my little sister to help me make it and voila! We had a pizza. Which I might add was simply amazing!
If your interested here is the recipe I used to make this amazing Pizza.
-RECIPE that we used.
*For the recipe for the crust we just followed the recipe for the Jiffy crust mix, but found out that one box wouldn’t be enough so we used 2.
*We also found a garlic bread recipe and put that on the crust
*Total cost because we already had most of the spices was about $9.00
It’s certainly a sad day when you go outside and see barely a spot of green. But thankfully, it’s still sweater weather. Or at least that is what I am convincing myself.
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
Anthony J. D’Angelo
Outfit: Shirt: Rue21 Sweater: Gap Jeans: Armani Exchange Shoes:Franco Sarto Necklace: F21
Completely insane, the last few weeks have been. From traveling to shooting to celebrating to creating. The past couple months have truly been amazing and refreshing. They say a pictures worth a thousand words. So instead of writing about it all, I’m hoping this pictures will do my past couple months some justice.
“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”