Friday, January 30, 2015

Weekday Ramblings

Here's a little of what's making me happy and keeping me inspired this week- thought I'd share! 

<> This lady inspires me so much and brings me such joy with her photos.

<> I'm thinking that this Earthquake Cake looks way too easy and yummy not to make!

<> This post on Emily's blog has forever changed how I see my closet!

<> I've just added this book to my wishlist. Can't wait to order it!

 And while I was on my little rabbit trail finding it, I stumbled upon this book that came out in 2013 that I never ordered. Why not? She's so right up my alley y'all. It's now in my cart too!

<> My latest crush- I want a vintage spoon from Jessica's shop. She has the cutest stuff!

Wishing you a weekend filled with all kinds of awesome!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mountain Wanderings

I used to hide from winter. I despised going out for hikes and mostly whined about the cold, and empty landscape. This winter is different in lots of ways..... whew! God has given us something to see and appreciate in every season, we only have to take the time to look for it all. 

The other day was so sunny and beautiful, so out we went for a little mountain hike. When all the usual distractions are gone, the leaves, flowers, scurrying animals, suddenly there's so much to see. I never look at the moss gently growing over the exposed rocks, or the intricate patterns of the bark of a tree. I certainly never notice a worn piece of wood that has taken the odd shape of a dragon. No, I would have missed all that if I'd waited till it warmed up and all the sprouting and budding had begun. 

How about a winter's hike? 

Monday, January 26, 2015

A New 'Light' In The Closet

God works in the most mysterious ways. Ever notice how you may begin on one quest and through little unintentional rabbit trails, you find God standing boldly, right dab smack in the middle of a trail, right where you never even expected?

This happened to me this morning. I had a notice in my e-mail of a twitter request, so I clicked on it to accept the request, this led me to the twitter page and then I noticed a retweet from sweet Myquillyn {The Nester}. She had retweeted a post from her sister's blog, Emily P. Freeman.

Now I must back up, waaaaay up............ I've been staring at my disaster of a closet for e-v-e-r. I've never been a clean closet kind of a girl. I was always in trouble when I lived in my parent's house because of "The Closet". Yep, sad mess. So, fast forward to present day, and I've been promising my husband that I would give our closet a stellar re-do and share it's success on the blog and tout lots of cool after photos of it's all organized "after" self. I've been putting a little aside for it's impending transformation, a little for cutie new hangers and little bins and boxes. ALL visual don't you see.

Then there's God. Standing dab smack in the middle of my rabbit trail. Remember Emily's post up there? Well wow! My closet is filled with tons of skeletons staring at me. There are many sizes in there. Many short lived sizes, many hope and dream sizes, many I'm almost there sizes, and many, Lord help me, I'll probably never be there again sizes. That's a closet filled with defeat and negativity. There's a monster in my closet, a real live devil  of a monster, and I didn't even realize. 

So why have I been procrastinating this closet redo for months and months? Obvious right? Honey, there's baggage in there, and I don't mean suitcases.

God knows this journey I'm on right now, a journey of learning to live with intention every day. He knows that He'll often have to keep me in check, because my flesh always strives for the 'pretty' . But God, He always strives for the down and dirty, the messy transformations. 

Obviously, there will be a closet transformation soon at my house, and I'll be sharing it with y'all, but now with a new purpose and a new goal. It's time to shed some 'light'  in my closet y'all.

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