“If you ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it... But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.

~Frank Lloyd Wright

Friday, March 27, 2015

I've moved!

If you'd like to keep up with me, come visit my new blog, Follow the Light.  I would absolutely love it.  God bless!

Friday, March 20, 2015


the squish, squish of mud under my boots.... the little green shoots poking up through the ground... the warm wind on my face... that alive smell in the air... it's things like this that tell me my favorite season of the year is finally arriving.

Spring is just so full of hope.  The long, cold winter is finally over and new life is coming forth. It's beautiful.

It seems like spring often makes me ready for change. It's gives me energy to try something new, and get on top of things I've let slide. Such as this blog.

I know, I've been so bad about blogging these past months.  It seems like all I do is occasionally dump some pictures and tell you a little bit about some happenings in my life.  No profound thoughts or inspirational wisdom or anything.

It's not the way I want my blog to be.  Not at all.  But to be fair, I did go through a huge stretch of writer's block, where the inspiration was literally zero and I couldn't even start a post.  Plus my life was so busy, I just put the blog in the background.  (yes, #procastinationprobs)

But I'd like to get back into things now. I would like to be more present in the blogosphere and more open to sharing my thoughts and musings. :)

First though, I've got some big design plans ready to unfold.  I've wanted a new url for a while, and when I couldn't find one available to correspond with my current title, I decided it was time for a drastic change. New url, new title - completely new blog.  I'm really excited about it. :)

So, that's been another things that makes it hard for me to post here.  I don't really want to create a lovely blog post that then won't even be viewable in a few weeks, you know?  So it's like that steady procrastination thing. --> Put off the post until new blog is ready. Put off making new blog because of stuff called school. Put off everything and go read a book. ---  Gosh this is not working.

But anyway, now things are coming together and the new blog has finally taken shape. I'm really excited.  So I think I can promise much better posts in the near future. :)

God bless, lovelies. <333  You're all so wonderful. Enjoy the spring.


"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."  ~Anne Bradstreet

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Up North

When you live in Michigan, and you have over a foot of snow, there's one very logical thing you should do. Go skiiing. 

We stayed at this place called Moose Lodge. And kept dying as we discovered more and more moose artifacts. They. were. everywhere. 

see what i mean??

And trust me, I have way more pictures of moose things. These are just a few. But when we discovered this salt and pepper holder, that really sealed everything. I mean... WHAT. <3

I hope that at least made you smile.  We got such a big kick out of it. :)

It's the little things like that that just cheer me up.  The laughter with family.  The cozy, comfortable evenings around a dancing fire. The rowdy games of cards.  Relaxing in a comfy chair.  Just taking the time to enjoy each other.  It doesn't seem like that happens as often as it should.  Those moments are precious, and I'm trying to make sure to treasure them more. 

Monday, February 23, 2015


Many people will walk in and out of your life, 
but only true friends 
will leave footprints on your heart.
- Eleanor Roosevelt