May 13, 2015

Postcards from Italy

Sigh. Always, always one of my very favorites. :)

December 17, 2014

Pitter Patter

{photo from Pinterest}

It's been raining quite a bit here. But it is good. Our hills and mountains are looking green and healthy again. I've never been one for rainy days but I have to admit I'm beginning to like them more and more now. Is it strange to say that there is something magical about it? I've yet to figure it out. :)

November 22, 2014

Rain Boots & Puddles

I headed to the library to do some reading after work the other night. Having my rain boots on, I walked through every puddle I saw. I loved hearing the water sloshing as my boots passed through. I looked for the deepest ones. The ones that would make the loudest noises. It felt good. Wonderful, even. Liberating. I was just happy. I thought I was alone, but as I got closer to the entrance, a man passed by and said, "That looks fun". Shocked and slightly embarrassed, I replied with "Oh..." and then smiled and looked away. He was right. It was fun and I quite liked it. Why am I embarrassed? "Everyone should try it sometime", I said with a grin. Then said, "Thank you." for opening the door. It was the first time (not in my life, but maybe just in a long, long time) that I felt happy just being myself. And that felt really good.


September 19, 2014

Coast to Coast

{image via albie designs}

For the past week I have been nothing but ecstatic for my family's trip to the East Coast. I have lists and lists of places I would love to see and eat. I can hardly stand the anticipation! I've also been packing little by little each day so I am not befuddled trying to pack things the day before/the morning of (I am horribly a procrastinator at times, will expand more on that later). I am so excited that it is almost sickening. I barely slept last night thinking about it all. Which is why I'm here posting about it most rantingly. (I don't think rantingly is even a word considering I see the red line of death.)

Toodles for now, friends. Happiest Friday :)

PS Aren't those prints charming? There are more prints of cities listed for purchase in the etsy link above!


September 10, 2014

{photo taken by my amazing friend and sister, Rochelle}

Again, I do realize it has been quite a while since I have posted, but I am just going to accept that that is how I am, making my way in and out of blogging life. Although my inability to post doesn't mean I haven't been up to anything. I think that is the problem. Life has become very busy lately (a whirlwind if you will with everything beautiful that comes in and out of our lives). However, I did want to share the goals and resolutions that I have been working on since the beginning of this year, which I hope also goes beyond 2014. :)

1. Be someone I love.

2. Feel the fear and do it anyway. 
3. Keep blooming.
Stay deeply rooted, but know that growing and blooming can be a painful process. Continue growing into the person God had always meant me to be. 
4. Have the faith and courage to live the beautiful life God has given me. 
5. Become a better listener.
6. Devote myself to the moment.
7. Capture, appreciate and experience the moments as they are. 
8. Live wholeheartedly, and share the love that has been so graciously given to me.
9. Learn to compartmentalize. 
10. Learn to love and appreciate all.