Friday, November 30, 2012

faith friday // psalm 46:10

the script font? it's a jane austen's handwriting font. it's pretty much the best font ever.

happy friday!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

fold. thump. turn.


mathias meyer


Anna's No-Knead Artisan Bread


fold. thump. turn. fold. thump. turn. fold. thump. turn.
over and over again.
fold. thump. turn.
quick-moving hands.
flour spread all over the counter.
a recipe card sits next to a bowl.
later on, I will let the bread dough rise then bake it.
but right now, i just
fold. thump. turn.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

weekly wrap-up // put your head on my shoulder

this week i...

read // rejoice // reunion // moby dick //

enjoyed // baking bread // thanksgiving // family // Christmas music // travel sized items // comics // purple skirts // hats // school vacation // cranberry sauce //

pinned //

Kristen Marie Photography logo


what have you done this week?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

1 Chronicles 16:34

i hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


on sunday, i turned seventeen. 
when i was younger, i used to think that teenagers were so old, wise, and all-knowing. but i don't feel old, i am not wise, and i am constantly discovering how much there is to know and how little i really do know. i don't feel prepared to handle big decisions that i need to make soon, decisions about college and life after high school. even with those things looming, i am still looking forward to enjoying things that don't scare me, things like family, singing, knitting, photography, flowers, books; things that i love and cherish. seventeen gives me enough time to savor things will also planning ahead. seventeen should be a good year. full of ups and downs, certainly, but still good.
{me last year}

{me this year}

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

what i wore // new skirt

shirt // sister's
skirt // the dressbarn
scarf // mardens
boots // mardens

on saturday, my daddy and i went out for breakfast in celebration of my birthday a day early. ever since i was little, we have gone out for breakfast near or on my birthday. i love it.
 well, we went to a perfect little diner called the bayou kitchen then shopped around for a while. he bought me this skirt {it was on sale, too!} i love the lace detailing and the belt that came with it.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

weekly wrap-up // home

this week i...

listened // the healing has begun // home // always on my mind // white Christmas //

enjoyed // cool weather // sweaters // my birthday breakfast // cupcakes // planning // singing // concert // purple // becoming part of the staff for this online magazine // piano // browsing a bookstore which is playing Christmas music // tea //

pinned //


Downton Abbey & Pride and Prejudice 1995

Kiley Marissa photography


such a sweet and simple reminder.

"Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him."
J. Hudson Taylor

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

summer in fall

i rock back and forth, clicking my needles. i look up, watching my siblings play and laugh happily. the sun shines down on us, radiating with warmth. cold weather is just around the corner, but today, a hint of summer sun is in the golden rays. even though i have lots of things to get done, i savor this little bit of summer in fall.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

what i wore // favorite

sweater // my mom's
skirt // burlington coat factory
scarf // marden's

this is probably one of my favorite skirts. i can pair it with neutral and brightly colored tops. it goes with pretty much everything. plus, i can wear leggings under it on cold days without anyone noticing. *smile* oh, and it has sparkles...

what about you? do you have a favorite item of clothing?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

weekly wrap-up // reunion

this week i...

enjoyed // friends // laughter // mint hot chocolate // pizza // singing // maple frosted donut // reading //

this past weekend, i was able to attend a camp reunion at a beautiful location on a mountain. i was refreshed and inspired by God's word and His creation as well as my amazing friends. it was so good.

what did you do this week?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

God leads us along

Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
God leads His dear children along;
Sometimes in the valley, in the darkest of night,
God leads His dear children along.

Some through the waters, some through the flood,
Some through the fire, but all through the blood;
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
In the night season and all the day long.

"God Leads Us Along" by George A. Young

Sunday, November 4, 2012

weekly wrap-up // james stewart

this week i ...

watched // shop around the corner // you can't take it with you // mr. smith goes to washington // {these all have james stewart in them; i love good old b&w movies}

enjoyed // bokeh // blueberry tea // old movies // cheez-its // toe socks //

listened // michael buble //

Saturday, November 3, 2012

stark beauty

there is a stark beauty in nature once she has dropped the mantle of autumn onto the ground. sometimes it is hidden by our sorrow. we want to hold on to the flaming colors of fall a little longer and are sad when they disappear. there is still beauty; just a different kind. the bare branches show the simplicity and complexity that exist in intertwining lines. tree bark adds texture and depth to the forest screen. the forever faithful evergreen displays its greenery proudly, reminding us that Christmas is just around the corner and we will decorate our halls with her finery. all of this plays out against the backdrop of an overcast sky, delineating each little twig and branch that were hidden by glorious foliage not too long ago. 

even though the leaves are gone, there is still beauty to be found.