Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bright Fall Floral Skirt Outfit

Good morning! My dad got in late last night from Texas. I've missed him a ton, but I still can't believe he has been to the Alamo twice in two weeks. Without me! I've wanted to go for years. Oh well, maybe we can go next year. 
Today I'm trying out a new hairstyle so hopefully I will have a tutorial up soon! Keep your fingers crossed. Anyway on to the outfit!
If you haven't noticed my grandma is showing off some of her fall fashion. Everyone say hi to grandma (the beauty of living in the south, everyone calls her grandma). Doesn't she look pretty? She got quite a big response the last time if you want to check it out click Here.  Today she's wearing a floral brown & orange skirt, a brown mock turtleneck sleeveless sweater, and a brown sweater.
Skirt: Ross 
Shirt: Ross 
Sweater: Ross 
The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dream Big

We all have dreams. We all have at one point or another dreamed of changing the world. I remember one time when I was about seven or eight turning these huge cardboard boxes into a spaceship for my sister and me to go to space in.

 The only problem - well the only problem besides the fact I wanted to go to space in a cardboard box- was that my sister HATES (I mean End-Of-The-World-Freak-Out-I-Can't-Even-Stand-The-Sound-Of-Someone-Else-Holding-Cardboard. Hates cardboard.)

Luckily I had a cousin who didn't mind it and was as big an "adventurer" as I was. Who knew Sharpies, tape and cardboard could be so much fun! We sat in there for hours playing and drawing what we thought we would need for the trip on the walls. We even drew plants. (Before that we made the Mayflower out of a cardboard box when we were putting more cabinets in the kitchen. Surprisingly we actually have a picture of my sister and I in it)

We've envisioned great adventures for ourselves (come on admit it). We've planned something important to our hearts, and we go tell all of our friends trying to get them on board and then suddenly someone opens there mouth and dashes your dreams across the rocks.

You see you're not a threat when your just sitting on the bench trying to be "normal". But the moment you step up to the plate and become more than average, as soon as you get out of your comfort zone and begin to raise the standard of what is expected you become a threat. And he will do everything he can to punch out your lights. After all what good is a light house with out a light? The ships will run aground anyway because they can't see. The light house has no purpose with out the light.

Satan will try to tell you that you are too fat, too skinny, too young, too unpopular, too awkward, too much of an outcast, that you have too much to lose, to try. He will try to tell you that you are the only one who cares about that dream God has given you. That it's impossible. That you are not good enough for God to use. That you can't save the world, you know on the last one he's right. You can't but you serve the one who can.

If those don't work then he will try to distract you with electronics or school or anything else that will get you to hold still or back peddle. Keep chasing after Jesus and the dreams he gave you. Never let someone else chase you away from Him. They may have missed out on their dreams but don't let them make you make the same mistake. You are where you are for a reason. You are there to make a difference... Trust Him with your whole heart.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Brown Linen Skirt and Military Inspired Vest

Good morning! How are you all doing? Good, I hope. It's been another rough week for our family. We lost our last bunny the other day. :( Patches was so sweet. She was actually born here. I'm going to miss her cute little face in the morning as I head out to feed the chickens. Its been a long year. Hopefully, the next one will be better. 

If you would keep my Grandma in your prayers. It would mean so much. It's been a hard year for her. She has been having "mini strokes" since June. 

OK enough bad news. My dad is getting ready for his trip to Texas on Friday. He was down there last week and went to the Alamo. Needless to say being the history lover that I am I was NOT happy he went without me. But at least I got a postcard! I've been collecting them for a couple years. They are just so fun. I love getting mail from different states and countries. I know it's kind of weird but- normal is so overrated!

Ahh! Fall is in the air. :) It got down in the 40's last night. Mhhmm. I think I am finally ready for fall. I have a shaky relationship with fall. Part of me hates it because though people at church call me Elsa (you know from the Disney cartoon Frozen) the cold really does bother me. Usually, by the end of December beginning of January, I can't wait for it to get warm. But on the other hand, I love the cool weather, cozy sweaters, stunning leaves, crisp mornings, bonfires, s'mores (oh and chocolate don't forget the chocolate!) and boots. LOL! Yeah, definitely a weirdo, (even before you add in the fact I love school. Though that may be due to the fact I'm home schooled).

So this week I'm wearing a "new" brown skirt that comes to just below my knee. A white short sleeved shirt under a brown vest type shirt and black boots -which I absolutely adore! *Sigh* I love boots!

Shirt: Vintage Store
Vest: Vintage Store
Skirt: Vintage Store
Boots: Ross Store

Have a great week!

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gorgeous Tropical Print Skirt and Knit Top With Ebony Beads

Hey guys! Mom and I went out to pick up some photos we ordered and decided to go do a little shopping at a local thrift store tonight. Ended up coming back three new pairs of pairs of shoes including a really cute pair of boots for all around $15. I love thrift shopping, especially with my mom. The lady at the register actually asked if my mom and I were twins. LOL! She was really surprised when I told her that my real twin was at home.

My cousin Brandy came out for the weekend. It was so good to see her, I haven't seen her since I was two. We took her sight seeing the Sunday, we went to Belle Meade. It was so much fun! Belle Meade  Plantation is beautiful. I love the stories and paintings of the horses on the walls in the hallway as soon as you step through the front door. I miss my cousin already. I can't wait to see her again, She is supposed to come back out before Christmas.

Tonight I'm wearing and white with green, yellow, and brown floral pattern, brown top, brown embellished heels, ebony necklace and brown earrings. I decided to just throw my hair up in a pony-tail.

Skirt: Vintage Store
Shirt: Vintage Store
Purse: Vintage Store
Necklace: A Gift from Africa
Earrings: I Made
Shoes: Thrift Store (one of the pairs I got tonight)

Thank you Luna for photo bombing.
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. ... 1 Corinthians 13

Friday, September 12, 2014

I'm Not Enough

I'm. Not. Enough.

I'm not enough. I can't get the yard to look the way I pictured it. There are weeds in the flower beds. The thistles in the tomato patch are waist high. The gardens are dead. I'm a failure. My room is a mess. My clothes from yesterday are on the floor where I dropped them at one in the morning when I went to bed because I can't sleep at night. 

I'm a wreck.

The rabbit is out- again. I need to go catch her. I have science and math I still need to work on because for the life of me I can't get my brain to understand it. I need to work on a recipe for the blog. I need to make cinnamon rolls to serve for breakfast tomorrow. I still have to help dad finish mowing before it starts raining. The fall garden needs to be put in.

I'm a failure.

                                                                                        For Me. 

But then a quiet voice whispers as I finally drift off to sleep "with me you are enough".

No matter who you are. No matter what you've done. No matter where you've been. No matter how far you run. He loves you. He didn't make a mistake. He put you where you are for a reason, let him take care of the rest. With him, I am enough. Despite the clothes on the floor and the weeds in the flower beds or the thistles in the tomatoes. Despite everything, I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am his masterpiece. 

Yes, I'm still a mess- but I'm a beautiful mess. Like a bright flower in an overgrown garden. Just that bit of color that gives the whole garden a feeling that it's not hopeless. With some time and effort in will be stunning. You are his masterpiece. We. Are. Enough.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Beautiful White Linen and Taupe Outfit

Good morning! I hope all of you that live in America had a great Labor day weekend. Dad made some delicious steak on the grill and we made baked potatoes, plus I got a nice nap in! Who knew shopping for a new van could be so tiring? And since when did they start making the trunks square? LOL! Its gray today with the occasional rumble of thunder. Life is moving along like nothing has changed... funny how that works. School is crazy but I guess that's just school. I can't believe its almost the end of summer! Where has the time gone? It seems like it was freezing just a few days ago! :( I'm going to miss swimming but bonfires do sound really nice, especially if they include marshmallows and chocolate! Anyway I'm wearing a teal beaded top, tan button up sleeveless blouse and white knee length skirt with a blue necklace and blue earrings.

Shirt: A Gift
Button up: A Gift
Skirt:  Second Hand Store
Necklace: Walmart
Earrings: Burke's 
Headband: Ross
Sparkly Sunglasses: Ross

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34