Monday, July 24, 2017

Outfit & Thoughts // Encourage-mint

   Pardon the pun, dear readers. I've been in a pun-making mood today and decided to consolidate the key words of my post into a ridiculous hybrid. ;) As you may have noticed by now, nearly all shades of blue-green are my favorite colors. Thus, when I find a mint top my size it is a treasure indeed! Meanwhile, I have been in need of some encouragement(/mint) lately and thought I would share with you some scripture that I have found uplifting!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Outfit || Professional Red

   Hello there readers! After a time with no inspiration or motivation for blogging (Okay, it was like a week and half ;P) I decided it was time to do something! A free evening and plenty of daylight saving sunshine after work really makes taking photos and writing a post much easier.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Beauty || Sunday Morning Hair

   Hello all! Today's post is all about that one thing every woman struggles with - hair! One of my readers asked about ideas for Sunday morning hair. I know the feeling of rushed hair all too well (like today...), so I hope these tips help!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Outfit || Coral Summer

   Hi all, and a happy summer to you! Here in my neck of the woods, the day became bright and clear by late morning. The weather is warming up, and the yearning to be outdoors has awakened in our hearts as blue skies smile overhead.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Outfit // Retro Lace

    Hello all! Hmm, it seems that I blog on a different day every week now doesn't it? Such is the life of a hobby blogger and indeed, such is the life of everyone! Our days are full of ups and downs, free time and busy time, surprises and daily duties. Now and then the Lord gives us little gifts (material or intangible) that put a smile on our face in the midst of it all. One of recent gifts for me was this skirt!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Outfit // Think Pink

   Hello all, and happy Sunday! Hopefully you, as I, have been enjoying a relaxing day before getting back to the stresses of work, school, and household duties. Today I was talking to a friend about how truly important it is to have a day of rest. God's design for a day off from labor is the best plan; We can spend time worshiping Him and having fellowship with other believers as well as giving our bodies a break from working. Good stuff, right?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Photography & Thoughts || May Sunset // Mind Trials

   Hi, all! I hope you are all having  a lovely evening (or day). This week, I would like to share with you some recent sunset photos I took, as well as some thoughts that I pray will encourage you who are struggling.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Outfit || May Showers

   April showers bring May flowers, right? Well, this May has had its flowers and showers so far. After a sunny week, the Lord decided to give us a bit more rain. I don't know why, but I do know that it called for another impromptu umbrella photo shoot! :)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Photography // Thoughts || Springing Life

   Greetings, readers! This past weekend I had the pleasure of  sunshine and a dad ready to take me on a photography outing in our neighborhood. Spring has truly sprung, and many beautiful blooms adorn the town. Please enjoy what I captured, along with some thoughts and songs on eternity.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Outfit & Thoughts || Boho Spring // Liberty

   Hi all! Another week, another outfit - it sure is fun having new clothes! I seem to be going through a season of updating my wardrobe. Happily, my closet loses a few old clothes when new items go in. I'm not sure if the number of things going out is quite the same as those going in, but I try my best. ;)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Outfit || Resurrection Day Ruffles

   Hi there, readers! I hope that you have been enjoying this April week. For me, it has been fairly well-paced, which is helpful when trying to recover from a springtime cold. Sunday was a pleasant day of celebrating the Savior's resurrection, and it offered the perfect opportunity for a photo shoot with one of my new-to-me items. I suppose spring is an appropriate time of year to say "out with the old, in the the new" regarding one's closet!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Outfit || Spring Sweater

    Hi all! I hope your week has been one full of peace, growth, rest, or productivity -  whatever you needed, even if it wasn't what you initially wanted! My week has been less overwhelming than many preceding days, resulting in me being caught up at work and feeling accomplished at home. I did end up coming down with a cold, but am glad to be having a relaxing evening.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thoughts || Things Above

Set your mind on things above by LoveAndLaurel on Etsy:
    What I have to share with you today is nothing of astonishing depth or difficulty of  understanding. Though not a complex concept, it is one of the hardest to carry out. My encouragement for you and I today is this simple message - stay focused on the Lord.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Outfit || Rainy Day Gray

  Hello there readers! I seem to have taken a brief blogging hiatus without telling you, but you see, I hadn't given myself any advance notice either. ;) Sometimes life gets busy, and bloggers are uninspired (or just lazy). What matters is that I am back this evening, and even have new clothes to tell you about! I hope that in the time since we last "met", you have had many good days and plenty of accomplishments.  :)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Outfit & Thoughts || "No Lace, Mrs. Bennett!" // Beauty in Dress

   Last Sunday I had the rare opportunity of combining two new things together in an outfit, having a free afternoon, and enjoying a sunshiny day! Everything combined at the right time for my first real blog shoot don't remember how long! This one features my new boots and a lovely feminine top. If Mrs. Bennett lived in modern times and had taken it upon herself to describe this outfit to her husband, he probably would have begged her to stop once she started in on the lace. ;)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Outfit || Walk Between the Raindrops

   Hullo all! How has your week been? As usual, I have been keeping busy, but enjoy the satisfaction of getting projects done at work and home. The weather has been dreary out West, and has taken toll on the morale of we who live beneath the storms. However, I am grateful for plenty of water after a long drought. For the past two weeks, there have been breaks in the rain when Mom meets me for lunch on my full days at work. There is a nature trail near my place of work, so we have had the pleasure of taking short walks together. While we were out today, Mom took a few outfit photos on her phone.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thoughts || Living With Parents

   Okay folks, here we have the results from my "Living With Parents" polls! I have weighed in with a few of my own thoughts on this controversial topic and shared some tid-bits of what readers said. I hope you enjoy and learn from this post!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Outfit || Valentine's Fashion

  Well readers, Valentine's Day has come and gone, but do not think it passed without this blogger putting together an apropos outfit! You may also be sure that I did not to pass up the opportunity to eat chocolate, especially that which was gifted to me by my sweet parents. I may not have had a "Valentine" in the modern sense of the word, but was thankful to have a mom and dad who love me very much, and a little dog who always wants my attention. ;)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Poll || Living With Parents

  Hello all! I would like to draw your attention to the polls on the right ------> . Young adults living at home is a topic that interests me because that is exactly the state I'm in! Never having moved out, I can't imagine life any other way. However, I'm learning that being a family of three adults is different than being a family of two adults and one child. This has me curious about the experience of others in the same situation and wondering in what ways the transition from child to adult at home can be a joyful time.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Photography || January Afternoon

  Hi all! It's been a couple of weeks since I've blazed the Sunday Best trail; I have instead been finding a path through lack of sleep, busyness, and sheer forgetfulness. Happily, I remembered to blog this evening and also had some material to share!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Outfit & Thoughts || What's With Being a Woman?

   Greetings, readers! I have a double feature blog post today, with a fun new outfit and some thoughts on a current, yet age-old issue. To save on time, I will explain about the outfit here. It features four darling new items - the skirt is gifted from a co-worker, tights from Mom for my birthday, and boot cuffs and booties purchased using a Target birthday gift-card from my co-workers. P.S, these shoes are a new favorite pair. :)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Outfit || Winter Cool

   Hello all, I am back from whatever rock I was hiding under! What really happened was a week with plenty of rain, an odd schedule, more than usual hours at work, and no daylight in the evening, all of which spelled trouble for getting in an outfit shoot. Yesterday afternoon I had some free time, sunshine, and an available photographer, which spelled success for an outfit shoot. Not everything was just right, as my photos ended up including shoes more conducive to marshland wandering than the ankle boots I had worn to church. However, this is the real life of a non-career blogger. Please enjoy and look forward to the cute new shoes I will show you at a later date...;)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Music || O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

   Hi all! I hope that those of you up here with me in the northern hemisphere are staying safe and warm this week. Though it's difficult to imagine as I type with icy fingers, I also hope that you who hail from the south are enjoying some warm, mild summer days. A new year has come upon us, and just like that 2016 is history! More on that later...meanwhile, I have a long overdue Christmas song to offer.