Monday, October 29, 2012

new space!

Hey guys! I have some exciting news. I have  f i n a l l y  gotten a new page for my blog completely set up! I'm still tweaking a few things over there, so things may be changing as I go. My friend, Chris, is a super talented dude when it comes to web design. He designed and set up everything for me, and if you need any assistance with a website or want a fresh new blog page, he's the guy to go to! 

Thank you so much to my readers out there. You guys are great and I hope you come over with me to my new spot! 
See you there!

Monday, October 8, 2012


sweater, tee, & leggings: forever21, cape jacket: thrifted, boots: target, scarf: h&m

Well, it turned winter in about one day here. I can't tell if I'm actually loving the cool weather or if I'm just pumped to be wearing boots again. I'm thinking it may be the latter. (boooooots!)
There has been a lot of change lately and not just in the weather! Isaac and I recently moved into a new little house close to the Drury campus in Springfield. Its a cute little thing. Moving is always a little stressful, but we've loved the process of going through all of our belongings and getting rid of a lot of stuff. And I mean a lot. This is the first move we've made together as a married couple. Somehow we packed so much into our loft apartment and when it was time to actually pack up and move, we realized that a lot of our things (mostly mine) were things that we weren't really using and things we really didn't need. They were just sitting in a box not being touched and a lot of it was even forgotten about! I have tendencies to be a pack rat. I think. I hold onto things that had even the slightest bit of sentimental value or things that I think I could potentially use in the future. But after these few weeks of getting settled in, I've been able to get rid of several, several things. Clothes and shoes, furniture, decorations, art supplies that I  n e v e r  used, and more clothes. And then my brain says, "but wait, you might use/wear that someday!" And that's when I stick it into a corner because I think I'll use it eventually. And then I don't. There is a time to hold on and a time to let go. This has been a season of letting go. They are only worldly possessions. What can we hold onto in this world that is of any value? 

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven... For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." 
Matthew 6:19&20

Having said all of that, this is still a lesson I'm learning and not something that is easy for me. And don't get me wrong. I still like clothes. And shoes. And cute house things. Duh, I'm a girl. But there are times when I have to step back and realize that having these things is not what brings real, everlasting joy.

And thank you to the best husband who speaks truth and encourages me through these changes. Love you, babe.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


1. an owl isaac made for me when we first started dating, because I was obsessed with owls
2. a picture of me with looonnng hair. i miss it
3. sister baby bumps. just the cutest
4. a stephanie baby bump. she just had her baby!
5&6. pictures i took at our loft before we moved
7. yummy things at stephanie's baby shower
8. a print i made to hang in our bedroom
9. our couch we got from craigslist that we love
10. a mirror shot of mah-self when the weather got cool enough to wear a sweater!

This 'bits+pieces' post idea came from one of my all time favorite blogs, Bleubird. Her photos are such an inspiration for me. And I like this blog post style. Sometimes some of my favorite photos get lost in the millions of archives on my computer, so this helps me get them out there to be shared and remembered. 

I want to see your 'bits+pieces' of life too!