Wednesday, February 29, 2012

my to-do-ness

I make to-do lists. Rather obsessively. I have a to-do list for my day on my dresser, a calender by my bed, a planner on my shelf by my bed with my books and Bible, an agenda book for schoolwork, not to mention my mental list. Sometimes I will plan out my day, including approximate times for everything. I have been known to add things to my to-do list after I have done them just to feel that I have accomplished something. I have so much that I need and want to get done. 

The problem is, many of my plans fall through. My time gets sucked away into other activities. Lately, my big time waster has been the computer. I justify it by saying that it's okay because I was editing photos, getting inspired *cough*pinterest*cough* or any other number of excuses, but I need to stop that. I need to focus on getting all of my homework and other tasks done first. Because of this, I am going to be blogging less. I will attempt to keep up with my 365 Blog, but you will hopefully see me less around here. I also want to work on real blog posts, not just photos and meaningless words. I love blogging and you, my dear followers, are so sweet in your lovely comments, but I just need to get my focus right and my priorities in the right place. 

Thanks so much for understanding!

p.s. there are going to be a few blog events going on and i would just like to share them with you:

i hope you all have a good day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Goal 30: Complete

Goal 30: Watch Courageous

Courageous movie poster

i completed goal #30 on my 55 in 2012 list.

i loved it.

way better than fireproof or facing the giants.

if you have not seen it, you need to.

i heard a lot of people talk about how much they cried during this movie. typically, that makes me not cry at all during a movie. but with courageous, i almost cried, which is saying a lot for me.

i am not telling you that you will cry yourself into a puddle while watching this movie or that it is the best movie ever made, but you really should watch it if you have not already.

i hope you all had a good weekend!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

weekly wrap-up

i decided to do a weekly wrap-up today just to let you know what i have been doing lately. i may or may not continue this. it will probably be a hit-or-miss thing, but i might as well try. *smile*

favorite/inspiring blog posts this week:

listening to:
celtic music - natalie macmaster and celtic women, especially.

emma by jane austen {who else?}

jane eyre {2011 version}


favorite pins:

what #crafters do!


Pinned Image

my hero.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

lovely things

my fingers tingle in my thin gloves. 

furry boots keep my toes warm.

the wind whips my hair into my face as it nips my nose and ears. 

my chilled fingers repeatedly press the shutter button of my camera. 

my ears delight in the sounds of it focusing and capturing lovely photographs.

photography is a lovely thing.

so is God's Word, chocolate, school vacation, and being healthy again.

what are some lovely things that you have enjoyed lately?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

i have this problem, see...

i have a problem.

i have a lot of yarn.

don't get me wrong - i love yarn. the texture, color, possibilities in one's amazing.

however, when you have at least two shoeboxes full of little odds and ends and no little projects, well...that's more my problem.

i have run out of little projects to make with all of my odds and ends.

does anyone have any suggestions? links to patterns? if so, please let me know!

Monday, February 20, 2012


Ezekiel 37:3

And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"
So I answered, "O LORD God, You know."

Psalm 147:15-18

He sends out His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
He gives snow like wool.

He scatters the frost like ashes.
He casts out His hail like morsels.
Who can stand before His cold?

He sends out His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow,
And the waters to flow.

Philippians 2:14

Do all things without complaining and disputing.

this weekend, i attended a Christian teen retreat up in Canada with a group of teens from my youth group. we had a lot of fun playing basketball, listening to good messages, singing, jumping in ice cold water, laughing, eating tacos, and just spending time together.

we also got to walk across the longest covered bridge in the world. :) 

i am looking forward to school vacation this week. lately i feel as if i am merely playing catch-up instead of making progress in anything. i am excited for the free time in the week ahead to relax and enjoy doing things that i have not had time to do lately.

what did you do this weekend?

is there anything in the coming week that you are looking forward to?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Peek into my Quote Book

The weariest nights, the longest days, must perforce come to an end.
-The Scarlet Pimpernel-

"All young people would have their little whims."
-Mrs. Weston, Emma-

Mr. Knightley seemed to be trying not to smile [at Emma's speech]; and succeeded without difficulty, upon Mrs. Elton's beginning to talk to him.

It darted through her with the speed of an arrow that Mr. Knightley must marry no one but herself.

"I am one who finds happiness in simple things."
-Lord Percy, The Inheritance by L.M. Alcott-

"No good action ever goes unrewarded."
-Miss Bates, Jane Fairfax-

She [Jane F.] had become used to her solitude, had often consciously enjoyed it, had never been aware of loneliness, she could pass hours in perfect content playing her music, or sitting on the bank of a brook watching the minnows, or at her needlework, absorbed in the memory of some book that she...had been reading.
-Jane Fairfax-

"He inquired after you very particularly; asked even if you were personally altered, little suspecting that to my eye you could never alter."
-Captain Wentworth, Persuasion-

I hope you are all having a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Pinterest Projects

so, i know that february is not over yet, but i have already made a couple of things from pinterest this month.

first, i made these muffins:

from this website from this pin.

they were delicious.

i have not been able to take photos of them yet, but i knitted a few hearts from this website from this pin.

inspired by this pin:

Pinned Image

i painted my nails like this:

mostly the same, right? :P

just a thought: you know how you can pin things onto pinterest and facebook? well, if everything i pinned went on facebook, i would take over everybody's news feeds. does anyone else feel the same way?

what have you been crafting/baking lately?