Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thoughtful Thursdays


Friday, February 14, 2014


Valentine's Day is here once again! Call it what you will (ie: single awareness day) but, it's a good day to show someone you care- even if that someone is you. Self love!

Note the cute cards below:

Also chocolate sales post-Valentine's Day don't hurt...

I think self appreciation is very important, and we live in a society where you're considered vain or conceited if you choose to recognize that in yourself. It's more than ok to have positive feelings about yourself and your abilities. Feeling good about yourself gives you the confidence you need in order to achieve things you may not be able to do otherwise. Your good mood and positivity will also rub off on other people. Happy=Healthy!

Do you have any Valentine's plans? I will spending my V-day at home with family (and my kitties), eating good food and probably watching movies. 

Thoughtfully yours,

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Lazy Fashion: Keeping it Classy

Keeping it Classy

Keeping it Classy by enteen featuring an infinity ring

So Valentine's Day is coming up (February 14th for those of you who were unaware) and some of you have dates.  Some of you have work.  Some of you don't give a care in the world what day it is.  I am in all three.  Of course I have a date... a date with work... and that doesn't matter what day it is (St. Patty's, Valentines, New Years Eve).

The outfit above is simple, yet classy.  A nice blouse wit ha pair of dark jeggings and a grey cardigan.  Accessories pull it all together, a simple pearl necklace and a simple silver ring with a nice pair of knee high boots :).

So for those you who do care...or have an actual valentines date.  Consider making this your outfit instead of those cut up pieces of fabric that somehow classify as clothing, or that super short skirt that is totally not weather appropriate.

Let me know how it goes :)

Thoughtfully Yours,

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Thoughtful Thursdays: C.S. Lewis

Since most of January went by without a thoughtful quote, we figured we'd start them back off with a pretty big quote (with pictures that go along with it!, see below)

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”
-C.S. Lewis

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

2014...Year of Love?

Wow.  No kidding.  Yes.  February is the the month of love... but has anybody ever heard of 2014 as the year of love.

2+0= 2 and 1+4= 14 (okay it equals 5...but the whole point is people are pushing this), so 02/14 = February 14th, which is valentines day? Some sorta of logic.

Well since it's February, it's only natural to bring this up.  To start, my cousin is getting married... then I have a few friends talking about marriage.  I actually had a friend show me the ring that her boyfriend will be proposing to her with because they have talked about getting engaged this year and married next year (she's my age.)

The funniest thing was when I asked to hang out with my cousins, we only found one weekend free and it was the 14th and 15th, so obviously I ask who is free then.  One is busy the 15th and the other messages me being like "I will probably be busy the 14th... at least I hope so." (context: she has a boyfriend).  My other cousin messages back with a smile and a heart while I am confused because I am thinking well why would you want her to not be able to hang out with us, so obviously I reply with "Why?"  Just for her to retaliate with "It's Valentines day."

No. I am not being bitter It's so crazy how many of these things are happening.  Being in the 20-somethings category means so many friends being married etc. (I'm pretty sure that being a christian has to do with it)  It is SO SO SO exciting, but SO SO SO scary at the same time.

It's exciting because it is a new and exciting part of my friends'/cousins' lives but also my life! It's that time when all of the weddings are happening.  It's also so scary for me because it really makes me ask the question of what about me?  Being single is great, don't get me wrong, I do really really really really enjoy it and am not desperate to get into a relationship or anything but at the same time it makes me ask what do I want to do with my life, will I find love etc. blah blah blah blah.

So I decided that I will LOVE this year, my choice is to LOVE God, to LOVE others and LOVE myself.  Is it pushing it, maybe?

I have totally imagined my life being actually "forever alone" but I have also discovered that I wouldn't be alone because I would be serving God.  I want to live for Him and Him alone and not for a 'man'.  Until I find someone who will serve with me together I can not imagine my life any other way.

But heck, let's be real I still want that ring WITH the band....p.s. this one would be nice too (and also marriage isn't all about just the wedding and the ring... though it's nice :D )
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So for now, while I don't have that "ring", I have this one...

Though I do not wear this on my ring finger... I wear this on my index finger.  It reminds me consistently of the infinite love of God and how He loved ME FIRST.  It is a sort of promise ring to myself.  My friend made fun of me when I told them I kept feeling my finger for my ring when I didn't have it on, she called me a 'divorced woman'.  I thought about it for a bit and realized when I don't have God in my life... I truly am lost.

So this Valentine's Day (Singles Awareness day)/February/2014, think of the greatest love story of all.

1 John 4:19 We love because He first loved us. (ESV)

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (ESV)

Colossians 3:14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (ESV)

So this year, I will embrace this year of love and choose to live a life of LOVE.  Loving Jesus, Loving Others, Loving myself. (JOY: Jesus, Others, You).  And I will obey God's commandments because I LOVE HIM.

Sometimes people ask me about christianity.  It is a relationship.  I have a relationship with Jesus Christ.  I love Him. He loves me.  He put me first, and I want to do the same thing.  I know that if I don't follow him/listen to him (same as my parents) it will hurt them, because the things that He set out for me are for my own good because HE LOVED ME FIRST.  So... if you love somebody... would you want to do things to hurt them?

Sorry for the long post, but this is because this is sorta kinda the GREATEST LOVE STORY OF ALL...except here we are caught up in a whole other world of what media and culture now define love.

So .... some food for thought :)

Until next time.

Thoughtfully yours,

Monday, February 03, 2014

Midterm Things...

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Best Ways to Procrastinate


Midterm season is slowly approaching, I find myself procrastinating more and more.  Let's look at the most effective ways to procrastinate.


Starting a workout routine.

Studies have shown that physical activity increases academic performance.  Why not procrastinate by 'working out' around 20 minutes a day...then taking another 10 minute shower.  Look at that 30 minute 'wasted'! :)

Drinking lots of water.
So you're 'studying' but then you got thirsty... and before you know it you have consumed over 3 water bottles full of water (I love my camelbak). Good for you!
By now we all know that our body is made of... what...70 something percent... of water so I'm guessing water is a good thing for our body.  Every season.  In the summer it will keep you from being dehydrated from all that sweating you do...sorry... glistening. And in the winter it will keep your skin from being dry from the heated indoors and the dry but freezing outdoors.
Plus that 2 minute walk to refill your water bottle and other 5 minute bathroom breaks will help you with your procrastination endeavours.


Making friends.
Here you are awkwardly sitting in the corner of a relatively quiet room with two strangers sitting a few tables away from you.  As you are 'studying' (jk... I was watching a movie, sorry.), some rando knocks on the window saying "LET ME IN"... you awkwardly look at the other strangers and then you look back at the rando.  Then you shrug and keep 'working'... then the strangers ask if you know the dude and say... "no".  Before you know it you'll start chatting with them and BAM you made friends.
All of the times spent texting and snapchatting will add up to more procrastinated hours!

Moisturizing your skin.
Every time I study I pull out my lip balm and hand cream  5 minutes later and you'll see me constantly reapplying my lip balm (I also do that when I'm bored and nervous).  Soon after you'll see me pull out my hand cream and putting that on (also it will be helpful after your multiple washroom breaks from all the water drinking).  Sometimes I'll be extra and put on some cuticle oil (check out my post about the burt's bee one here!)  Add up more time and yay, you wasted more time.

So, next time you procrastinate maybe consider doing some good for your body and social life :)

Or, just read our blog :)

Cheerios and happy studying!

Thoughtfully yours,