Friday, August 26, 2011

inspired by ballerinas.

the ballerina bun: 

ballet flats:


photos via pinterest. 

there is nothing more ladylike, no? 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

blessed are the pure in heart.

blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. -matthew 5:8

this has always been my favorite beatitude, for reasons that i can hardly articulate. i think it's because thinking about seeing God puts me in a state of awe, wonder, and gives me a deep desire for intimacy with the Lord. to see Him and know Him. to see Him gives me direct contact with Him and assures me of His love for me and power in my life. 

a pure heart is God's heart. it's where our desires are conformed to His desires. it is where we make anything outside of God's will non-negotiable for our lives. it is where we hate our sin and the sin of our brothers and sisters. it's where we are no longer deceived by other lovers that take away our focus from His face. the pure in heart will see God because they are not distracted by, or looking to, anyone else. their eyes are fixed on His face, their hearts belonging to no one else.

the impure of heart will not see God because they have given their hearts away to other idols. think about it. our eyes follow our hearts. our eyes can only see what we've given our hearts to. 

what have you given your heart to that is blocking your vision from seeing His face? 
what have you averted your eyes from His face to?

 only the blood of Christ can purify our hearts and bring us back to Him. may we see Him and know Him intimately. 

"a pure heart is one to which all that is not of God is strange and jarring." john tavler

Thursday, August 18, 2011


sometimes, when boo is gone, i like to get into his FunDip stash.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

yellow springs.

a student i mentor introduced me to the cutest hippie town today. now im wishing i took more pictures, because these dont do the place justice. yellow springs is a wonderful little town with woods, downtown restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and shops. 

lunch today was from ha ha pizza. they custom make their pizza from scratch. i had a whole grain crust with tomatoes, mushrooms, and feta cheese for my toppings :)

antique, hand-made, and pottery shops and a little shed that cooks roasted nuts :)

thinking i am going to need to bring boo to this patio restaurant.

this was the cutest store, called "heaven on earth" with one of a kind finds. i scored a pair of pretty brown leather heels for $12. they have everything!

i cant wait to go back! it was the perfect way to spend a free summer day, since those are quickly coming to an end!

Monday, August 15, 2011

love & feminine beauty.

Your femininity is most beautiful, most nurturing, graceful, other-centered, when you know you are loved. Let God make you, through his tender and personal love, the beautiful woman he intends you to be. -Jani Ortlund

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

flower headbands.

so i have a new thing. flower headbands. they are so pretty and hippie-esque. i not only love to wear them, but i love to make them. my friend mere and i have been on a headband streak for a couple months now. what can i say? i heart.

check out some of the ones we have made:

wearing my favorite at my cousins wedding.

you can actually look like a flapper or a hippy with these! guess who is the flapper and who is the hippy here. 

we recently made some baby headbands and are sending them down to a missionary friend in mexico who is due with a little girl soon. pictures of those will be put up after she receives them...don't want to ruin the surprise :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

worship fit for a King.

combined both of these songs in worship 

set a fire down in my soul, that i can't contain, that i can't control, i want more of You God, more of You God.

i love the King and the King loves me.

Friday, August 5, 2011

double dates and bloggy friends.

so i actually posted this earlier and it very mysteriously disappeared. i probably deleted it and am just getting around to noticing it. anyway, here are a couple pictures from last fridays double date with a fellow blogger and church friend, allison from nestful of love and her boo, drew. we had a yummy mexican dinner at cactus pear, amazing frozen yogurt at orange leaf, and a great time mini golfing. allison and i were nice while mini golfing and let the boys win for a change. we had such a great time!


check out her post about our double date here

Thursday, August 4, 2011

a beautiful summer thursday.

what a blessing of a day. started off with a workout, then went to completely ruin said workout with gourmet cupcakes and coffee. i met up with my friends meredith and paige for sweets, girl time, and awesome conversation.  here are the goodies we chose; a raspberry lemonade cupcake, a red velvet cupcake, a buckeye cupcake, and a white chocolate raspberry cupcake truffle. i know, right?

paige and mere are both going to be seniors in high school this year and are both beautiful beyond words. they love jesus and strive to look like Him. they do not know how much people look up to them and they're both such an encouragement to me. meredith loves to read blogs, like me, and will actually be starting her own blog soon. she doesn't know this yet, but she will. all in good time. and when she does, i will post a link to it!

since we didn't have anyone to take a pic of all three of us, we had to do three pics of two of us. if a picture is worth a thousand words, you now have 4,000 words. i think the reason these girls like to hang out with me is because i'm so witty. 

following this lovely afternoon was an evening with my very best friend from high school. hanging with her is just like old times. after catching up with her, her family, and their new puppy, it was amazing to drive home with the convertible top down and just worship on the top of my lungs. God is so good for providing days like today. He is also good for providing a day like your day. thank Him for it. 

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