Bedroom and Kitchen

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Doilies have never looked so cool. I like this bedroom a lot.

This kitchen is great. I love the chunky legs of the island, and the hardwood floors.
[I can't remember where I found this picture. If anyone knows, let me know!]


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Instead of studying for my neuro test, I was picking blue plumbagos off Olive. She was trying to get the tennis ball, and came out with a billion sticky flowers.

[She looks so ashamed]

Great Deal at Boston Market

Monday, October 26, 2009

Andrew and I just ate out for $2.17!! Boston Market is offering a $1.00 Real Chicken Meal. It's a great deal! Offer expires 11/1/09. Click here for your coupon

[thanks Kiki for the tip]


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This bedroom is from designer Michael Penney's home. I love the striped walls and all the little details.

[found via House of Turquoise]

Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Today is my parent's 25th wedding anniversary!

Love you, mom and dad!

[happy anniversary plate found via design*sponge]
[photograph by Session Nine Photography]

Meltdowns and Musings

Sunday, October 18, 2009

[This picture is unrelated to my post. I just love it. Thanks, Lena]

I had a little meltdown last night. It's weird how silly little things trigger huge meltdowns. I was going to bed, and was thinking about how I needed to go to the grocery store in the morning. I started crying. Why was I crying about the grocery store?! But of course it wasn't at all about the grocery store. It was that I felt overwhelmed about life. I feel overwhelmed that I don't have time for necessary things such as the grocery store. I felt overwhelmed that even going to the grocery store means that I will buy unhealthy food like pizza pockets because that's all the time I have to make dinner for Andrew and I. Then I felt overwhelmed that I'm not being a good wife, a good friend, a good daughter.... talk about a meltdown!

Graduate school is so hard that it makes me question whether or not this is the right path for me. I compare myself to others--others who have made their passion into a career, and have time to do things they enjoy. It's not my reality. I think my passion for speech pathology has just been overshadowed by the tremendous amount of effort required to reach that goal. Anything that's worth it, is worth working hard for though, right?

After my mind stopped racing, I fell asleep. I woke up this morning with a little more peace. Truth: My Savior has overcome the world. He has healed my mom, and offered me eternal life. Why do I let worry, fear, and exhaustion consume me? God promises to give rest to the weary (Mat 11:28). I am so thankful. SO thankful. I want my life to reflect that thankfulness. I was talking with some fellow grad. students about how much we have whined and complained this semester. When I stop and reflect, I cannot believe that those are the words that come out of my mouth the majority of the time. With the miracles I have seen in my mom the past few months, I should not be able to contain my joy and thankfulness. I should be pointing to Christ with my words.

I’m still feeling a little overwhelmed, but am confident. On the way to the grocery store, I had this song on repeat:

Send me a sign
A hint, O whisper
Fill me with life
'Cause I am listening

Come break the quiet
Breathe your awakening
Bring me the light
'Cause I am fading

Surround me with the rush of angels' wings

Shine Your light so I can see You
Pull me up, I need to be near You
Hold me, I need to feel loved
Can You overcome this heart that's overcome?

You sent a sign
The hint, O whisper
Human, divine
Everyone is listening

Death laid low
Quiet in the night is stirring

All around the rush of angels
O the wonder of the greatest love has come

Shine Your light so all can see it
Lifted up, 'cause the whole world needs it
Love has come, what joy to hear it
He has overcome, He has overcome

[David Crowder, SMS]

Today is a new day.

I will NOT get sick

Saturday, October 17, 2009

In the midst of flu season, these are saving my life right now...

"Leaf" a Thumb Print

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I thought our wedding turned out great, but there are so many little things I would change if I had the opportunity to do it over again. The Wedding Tree is such a great alternative to the traditional guest book. It's definitely something I would have hung up in our house.

[photographs by jonas peterson found via mustard & sage]

Hutch Love

Monday, October 12, 2009

I subscribe to Holly's blog, Life in the Fun Lane. I love the refurnished pieces I come across, but this hutch especially caught my eye. I kinda can't stop thinking about it.

Waiting on Fall...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

As I write this post, I am wearing a t-shirt and shorts. It does not feel like the cool fall I am longing for. I would love to be blogging in this house....


Saturday, October 10, 2009

She's getting so big!! Olive is SO big that when she's bad, I forget she's just a puppy. Look at that face!