November 16, 2012

And, so we meet again...

Well, considering my last post was about, OH...7 months ago, I guess I have a lot to catch you up on!  First, I guess I'll try and explain/justify my disappearance from this lovely spot.  As my last post (in April) stated, I was making my big move to the city for the summer and I planned to move my rants to another blog I created specifically for New York.  However, just like everything in my life, things don't always go as planned, and unfortunately Hello, Soho only lasted about 2 weeks!  Now, I know I am quite a disgrace to the blogger world for jumping ship so early, but let. me. just. tell. you. I barely had time to think about all that I was doing this summer, much less blog about it!  You can thank Sprint, though, for finally hopping on board the iphone train, and allowing me to share bits and pieces of my adventure through instagram.  I think it's safe to say (and, my followers please back me up here) I put Insta to pretty good use.  Yes, I'm sure my influx of pictures, at times, was quite annoying, but I hope you were able to get a TINY glimpse into my life this summer!  There is so much I could say about those three months spent in the most wonderful city on earth, but it would simply be TOO much for one little post to handle--So, if you are just dyyyinng to know, come find me and I will be more than happy to share all of my stories with you! 

So, I guess that only really covers a few months of my absence, huh... What about those other 3 months, you may ask?  WELL, I really have no excuse for that-- BUT, I guess we can blame it on senioritis?  Which, I was diagnosed with, OH, the first day of school... it's fine.  Yep, that's about the only thing I can come up with, so that's what we're going to go with! 

I plan (again, BIG emphasis on that word) or let's just say I have the best intentions of keeping up with this page this go-around...hey, 3rd (ok, 5th) times a charm, right?  But, who knows, life as a senior, with 12 hours of classes and current unemployment can be pretty tough to handle...I know, I know--it's a hard knock life!

Let's plan on meeting back here soon?  Until next time...


Happy Friday!

April 11, 2012

Start spreading the news...

I'm leaving today (or more like June)...

I want to be a part of it.  NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

That's right y'all, in 53 days (but who's counting, really...) I will be going back to my favorite place on earth, and staying for more than a week this time!  I am so blessed to be given such a wonderful opportunity and I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for me this summer.  I know that this will be no walk in central park (sorry, I couldn't resist that one), but I am confident the lessons I will learn will be fully worth all the trials I may face.

Get ready to take this journey with me, as I will be updating you the entire way... 

Now, I need to channel my inner Carrie (Bradshaw) and make sure I am prepared, in the outfit department, for the streets of NYC.  I hope to look like this going to work everyday:

she is too fabulous
Ok, I'm done with my ranting for today.  There is definitely more to come on this adventure!  

 Have a good week, lovelies.

April 4, 2012

White Out

Call me old-fashioned, but I still follow the rule that white should only be worn after Easter and before Labor day.  After that short period of time, my whites are folded and neatly put away until that glorious day after Easter when I can show them off again.  Now, I know it has been said that this rule is outdated and no longer needs to be followed, but I have been persistent in upholding to this fashion law.  Maybe one day I will hop aboard the bandwagon that carries the yearly white wearers....oh who are we kidding, that day will never come!  However, thanks to my little friend pinterest I have come dangerously close to giving in.  It's like giving up dessert for Lent, and the next day having your favorite dessert (aka. apple crisp, DG house style) flaunted in front of your face.  It is just plain cruel.  But, unlike my Lent this year, I haven't cheated yet and I don't plan to now since I only have 3 more days of staying strong and shielding my eyes from the adorable white ensembles that have taken over pinterest!  I should probably be given some sort of award for my unbelievable willpower?  Too much?  Ok, well you take a look at what has been teasing me, and then tell me you don't want to give me a pat on the back...

 Need I say more...

March 29, 2012

Skipped Season

Where is spring?  It may be April, but this weather has summer written all over it!  While I should be grateful that it is already warm enough outside to layout, I am a bit disappointed that my favorite season has been skipped.  So, I think I will take my precious time transitioning into this premature summer... I have too many spring-inspired outfits that haven't even seen the light of day!  Here's what you can expect to see me wearing, even in this 90+ degree weather...

1. Pastels Pants

 These ladies get it...

2. Nude & Blush tones

HELLO Carrie Bradshaw

3. Spring Sweaters
I'm fully prepared for the stares I will get wearing these...



Gah, I love SPRING!

March 8, 2012






It couldn't have taken longer to get here, but it is now officially Spring Break!
Goodbye Starkville, HELLO to da beach!

February 29, 2012


I know I am a little late, since NYFW was weeks ago, but I just saw this and it was simply TOO good not to share...

"she said she was wearing Jason Wu...It was Jason Wu for Target"
Gosh I love this guy!

Happy Wednesday, Lovelies

February 23, 2012

Daily Mercies

Mercy List

1. cozzzy socks ALL morning long

2. clean tennies!! (which would not be a mercy, today, had I not stepped straight into a puddle mud on yesterday's walk)
3. this week's "chaco-wearing" weather
4. A hair appointment that holds such potential for change (but, who am I kidding, the outcome will most likely be far from daring...)
5. I get to go HOME today!

February 22, 2012

The clear, pure light of the morning made me long for the truth in my heart, which alone could make me pure and clear as the morning, tune me up to the concert-pitch of the nature around me. 
And the wind that blew from the sunrise made me hope in the God who had first breathed into my nostrils the breath of life; that He would at length so fill me with His breath, His mind, His Spirit, that I should think only His thoughts, and live His life, finding therein my own life, only glorified infinitely. 
What should we poor humans do without our God's nights and mornings? 

--George MacDonald

February 21, 2012

Gift List

After the candles are blown out and the cake is cut...

The birthday king or queen, who reigns over this day, is directed towards a mountain of presents.  One by one, each gift is given an allotted 5 second display time before it is on to the next one!  This is the drill every birthday and Christmas... 

Then the party comes to a close, and the remnants of the day lie in the wrapping paper and shiny bows that cover the floor.  The last person is barely able to make it out of the door before the grueling task of writing Thank You notes begins.  As a child, this "chore" was the last thing I wanted to do on my special day!  Was I not a ball of gratitude in my 5 second acknowledgment of each gift?  Was a little piece of paper really going to say more than that?  

I know that I was not the only one who felt this way about Thank You notes... But, as I get older I have been a given a greater appreciation for this simple gesture.  Making a list of gifts received has taken on a new meaning, and I have found that it shouldn't be saved only for special occasions.  This could (and should) be a part of my daily routine.  

This summer, I was challenged by a book.  One Thousand Gifts transformed the way I saw my relationship with the Lord.  Before, I was the child who was quick to take and receive, but slow to give thanks.  Afterward, I was closer to becoming a woman with thanks abiding on her lips.  My cup overflows everyday with mercies that I do not deserve.  And everyday, my list of gifts (or gift list as I will be referring to it as) runs off of the page.  I was not aware of how truly blessed I am, until I began seeing even the littlest things as a gift given to me by the Lord.  You only need to be still and the gifts will appear literally out of nowhere!  Everyday your eyes will become used to looking upward in thanks.  When gratitude makes a home in the center of your heart, a new sense of joy and fulfillment is given to your life.  Just give it a try!  

Today's Gift List 
1. my morning cup of jo
2.  Kari Jobe pandora station
3. an encouraging e-mail from a teacher
4. great reminders sent in the form of a Bible verse (check out Colossians 2:6-7) 
5. the fact that today isn't a MONDAY

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:18

February 14, 2012

Will you be my valentine?

Happy Valentines Day! 

May your day be covered in glitter and paper hearts... and may your cup overflow with CANDY!


February 13, 2012

It's the week of LOVE!!!
Who all is excited??

Happy Monday

February 9, 2012

Jar of Clay

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay 
to show that this all-surpassing power
 is from God and not from us.  
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed."

2 Corinthians 4:7-9

Treasure that is found in a jar of clay?  I don't know about you, but this goes against everything I learned growing up.  Where the idea of the game treasure hunt was to go on a quest to find a glorified treasure BOX.  I don't remember ever finding a cracked, fragile jar at the place where X marks the spot.  

But, in this verse the vessel that holds the precious treasure of the Lord, is not found in anything more than an ordinary and common piece of pottery.  It has chips and a rough surface, and it can easily be broken.  It isn't especially pleasing to the eye, yet our eyes yearn for what is held within. So what is so symbolic about the jar of clay?

I am flawed.  
I have a few chips here and there.  
And I am most definitely fragile.  
I was not made to withstand the test of time, but the Lord has chosen me, an ordinary clay pot, to be the keeper of His treasure.
I could not think of a greater blessing than that... 

Without Him, I am simply an empty jar of clay.  But, filled with the treasure of the Lord, the flaws and cracks of my earthly vessel allow the beauty of God to seep out into the world.  

I challenge you to take hold of your imperfections and to start living each day as the valuable jar of clay that you are!

Have a lovely Thursday!

February 6, 2012

Here's to the beginning of very busy week...
I'm going to need a WHOLE lot of what she is drinking to make it through alive.
Prayers are appreciated.

Until Next week

February 1, 2012

What Would You Do?

What if the Lord told you to leave all of your things and just go.
Would you follow?

If He asked you to set aside the plans you had envisioned for yourself, and pick up a new set that required whole lot of faith and a heart full of trust.
Would you follow?

If He asked you to leave a life of security, for a life in which each day was unknown.
Would you follow?

What if the life you once knew would soon be going on without you, would you respond with shouts of praise or would tears of sadness overcome you?

I lay in bed last night thinking about these very questions.  What would I do?  What would I say if I was asked to leave my family, my friends, and this comfortable, safe bubble that I live in, to follow wherever the Lord asked me to go?  Would I trade in my excessive wardrobe for just the clothes on my back?  Would I give up my generous allowance for just what is necessary to get by? And would I exchange the countless hours I spend on pinterest and online shopping for time spent spreading the gospel to those who desperately need to hear it?

My best friend, Allison, is reading a book about a girl who's answer to this hard question was "Yes, I'll go".  In the book Kisses from Katie, Katie Davis traded her life of abundance and security, for a new life in Uganda, where she had nothing but the 14 children of whom she adopted.  She is 22 years old and her life already depicts an image of what selfless devotion to the Lord looks like.  I am inspired by this girl, who is not much older than myself. 

D.L. Moody once wrote, "Use me then, my Savior, for whatever purposes and in whatever way you may require.  Here is my poor heart, an empty vessel; fill it with your grace." 

So, would you follow?  
Something to ponder to my friends.

January 31, 2012

Tuesday Tude

I apologize for anyone who sees me on campus today.  
You may run into the unfortunate mess on my head.
Happy Tuesday, folks!

January 30, 2012

OH my...Prada.

I'm not sure if anyone saw my husband at the SAG's last night, but he was looking F-I-N-E in none other than Prada.  I sure am a lucky girl...

But really, who can deny a Prada clad man?

January 28, 2012

January 27, 2012

It's raining men

Lately, I have become a little obsessed with...


You heard me.  Bow Ties, collared shirts, sweater vests, flannel, and don't even get me started on those dapperly tapered pants.  For those of you who don't believe that my obsession is far more about the clothes than the person in them, feast your eyes on the best of the best in men's fashion...

But bring your umbrellas, it's about to rain men, ladies!!!

Perfect pattern combination and that BELT... oh my. 
Ties, Ties, and more Ties 

Plaid and a cardigan, marry me?
I die.
It's all in the details
Wait, but I will take one as well
Can you say, Ralph Lauren? Perfection.
This is my kind of duck hunting
Speechless, but really.
Alright, and where do I find you? In the wilderness, perhaps
And this is why...I love college.

Who believes me now?
Happy Friday!