Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Highway Run

Valentine's Lament

What does one know of thine deepest desire?

Desires that are choosen by mortal hearts or One greater than fate,

To desire the one I love is only a feeling deep within,

Not shared among the poetry clubs or posted on the silver screen,

For if I let my desire for you out of the caged chamber,

It would surely float up into the heavens like a forlorn balloon,

Never again to return to its owner,

But if I secretly hide my admiration deep within,

Surely I can't get scorned by love's burning fire,

Yet still you will never know the impact of one single embrace,

Or the longing of my heart for your gentle kiss,

Surely it is better to hide love's secrets inside and never know what could have been,

Than to be vunerable and let love be on display for all of scoffer's laugh.

My Journal


This is my journal that I got from...

Laura from Along for the Ride

My awesome journal looks like this...

I also got these super cute earrings..

..and this awesome hair pin!

Thanks so much, Laura!

Check out the rest of the journal swap at Aleks Handmade.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


*from Pinterest

Friday, January 27, 2012

I Spy

Let me talk a minute about the Wolfpack.  As some of you may know, I have a group of friends that live on my hall and we call ourselves the Wolfpack.  We are all different and all unique.  I'm really glad that we are friends.  We started hanging out on Wednesdays when we would get bored and hungry at night.  We soon started to call every Wednesday, Wild Wednesdays at Wet Willies.  This is really funny, especially since we usually just rode around and got Taco Bell while listening to 90's music.  Anyway, this semester we decided to shake things up a bit.  All five of us wrote down ideas for stuff to do on Wednesdays.  Every Wednesday night we draw three ideas.  Want to know what we did this Wednesday?  We had our own FBI night.  We even went in Wal-mart dressed in our black/grey/brown/white.  We are truly kids at heart.  And I love it.

You would think that we were here to study or something.
Leave me love.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hey Ya

So much to write and so little time.  First of all, I want to say that I'm super excited and ready to receive a journal in the mail.  I'm participating in a journal swap with Aleks Homemade.  I had her name and she has already received her journal from me.  You can read about it here.  I'm so excited that she likes the journal.  I can't wait to find mine in the mailbox!  This has been a great experience so far. 

(awkward transition)

In other news, I am in Printmaking this semester.  I'm excited to be doing woodcuts right now.  Here is my wood (pre-all cut up) as I prepared my design in Sharpie. 

What do you think?  A whimsical couple kissing.  I know.  However, I did slice my thumb wide open today as chopped this little beauty into splinters.  Ouch.

(another awkward transition)

Now, last topic for today's blog post.  I am going to Malawi this summer.  Yay.  I need money for Malawi.  Boo.  I am selling shirts to raise money.  Yay.  I'm selling these shirts in these three colors for $15 to help me get to Malawi.  I will be working in an orphanage and sharing Christ's love.  Pray for me please. 


Thanks for reading. 
If you got this far, you deserve a cookie.

Comment Away.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Perfect Day

Today, I had my perfect day

Perfect words for a perfect day.  Or even a not-so-perfect day.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hairy Situations

My roomie did my hair today.  If you know anything about me, you would know that I kinda have a love/hate relationship with my hair.  Mostly hate.  I have never been able to hold a curl and my hair never stays straight.  My hair basically does its own thing.  Today, my roomie "scrunched" my hair.  I have tried to achieve this look on many occasions but I have never succeeded.  Her results were so much better. 

I later added this peacock clip that I got in New Orleans.  I think she did a good job.  A+

Yes, that is our dinky dorm room in the pictures.

Keep the comments coming.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sing a Song

There has been a song going through my head all day.  Well, for atleast for some of the day. 


Now I have another song in my head. 

Girl, look at that body....I work out!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dream Boats

I spent the weekend in one of my favorite places on earth.  New Orleans.  This was my third year to go with a group from north Mississippi to do some Bourbon Street ministry.  Don't worry.  I don't hold signs that proclaim hatred.  I don't yell through a mega-phone.  I don't condemn.  In fact, I am all against condemnation.  Read John 3:17.  Jesus didn't come into this world to condemn but to save.  I was priviledged to talk to many people.  Pray for some.  I really wanted to tell you guys about another expierence I had.  This older guy that does Bourbon Street ministry every Saturday asked if he could pray for me.  I, of course, said sure.  As he starts praying for me, he goes on to ask God to send me the godly man of my dreams.  I'm going to be honest.  My eyes popped open for that part of the prayer.  No other person had ever prayed that God would send me someone before.  I didn't know how to react.  He went on to pray for my children and grandchildren.  It was really unique..different...cool.  Everyone who knows me knows that I would like to have a life partner.  I understand that God could choose for me to be single for life.  I could die a single lady.  I would be okay.  My purpose for life is not to get married.  God didn't create me just to marry a hot man.  I was created to give Him glory.  However, I do desire to get married and have a best friend come along with me for all of life's adventures.  I would really like to have children.  It was so different to have a stranger pray for those things for me.  He didn't even know my heart.  He didn't know my desires.  I guess that is all I wanted to tell/write.  Don't worry, I'll keep you posted on when/if my dream boat comes into my life.

I'll be on the "look out".

Comments don't hurt my feelings.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Saving the Caged Bird

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

 I shall not live in vain;

 If I can ease one life the aching,

 Or cool one pain,

 Or help one fainting robin

 Unto his nest again,

 I shall not live in vain.

by: Emily Dickinson

Comment away.

*pictures from google

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wild Wednesdays

well, hello there...

Today, I tried so hard to post a "What I Wore Wednesday"..also known as "WIWW".  I've been wanting to capture my Wednesday attire and share it with you guys sooo bad.  I'm jump on bandwagons.  Today, after my computer was fixed, I realized that it was Wednesday.  Yay!  I have a camera near and semi-cute clothes.  Do you think I captured a cute picture?  No!  I also wanted a picture of my new Mardi Gras wreath.  So, there I am up there with my wreath.  Yes, this is seriously the best picture.  Anyway, what I wanted to talk about was the cardigan I am wearing.  This cardigan was a sweatshirt!  My grandmother helped me cut and sew the raw ends and she put an eye and hook on the top.  I love it!  I wear it much more as a cardigan than I did as a sweatshirt.  Maybe next Wednesday I can post a "WIWW". 

p.s. yes, that is a valentine's day sucker in my hand.

Comment Please.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


I found this on Pinterest.  How am I using my money, education, health, talents for God?  How are you using yours?


Friday, January 6, 2012

Challenge Accepted

I have a challenge for myself this year.  I mean, who doesn't like a good challenge?  I am a proud pinner on Pinterest.  I pretty much have every holiday, my wedding, future house, and all the meals planned already.  Beat that June Cleaver!  Did I mention that I am a college student living in the dorms with no love interest in sight?  Whatevs.  So, my challenge for this year is to create anything that I have pinned for each month.  That means that I need to actually act upon my pinning twelve times!  I can handle it.  It could be a meal, craft, meal, or meal.  Here are some things that I'm looking forward to creating.

Food, crafts, gifts, clothes, hair....

This could get interesting.  Pinteresting.
I'm punny.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wee Bit Behind

I didn't get the memo that you were supposed to have a blog post about your resolutions, goals, word, ect. for the upcoming year.  Seeing as it is the fifth of January, I am a wee bit behind.  I do want to post on this subject, however.  Let me warn you that this post may lack the interest you are looking for.  Anyway, here goes...

10 things, good or bad, about 2011


ms. monroe leaving me and going home


good grades in the fall

bad grades in the spring

my mom's many hospital visits

getting a little in swannanoa

getting accepted to go to malawi

new life callings

surviving (thanks Jesus)

10 to accomplish in 2012

  • have a life-changing experience on my soon approaching New Orleans trip
  • raise money for Malawi
  • fall in love with Malawi
  • better grades
  • start my senior year of college
  • grow closer to my family
  • grow closer to my Savior
  • complete my 21 before 21 list
  • be satisfied with my lack of love life everything in my life
  • keep surviving

Here is a button that I made.  It's beachier than I intended.  This button sums up a growing period that I had this year.  I'm not who I want to be.  Yet.  This is a pic that I took on the most breath-taking beach in Australia.  I used orange writing because it looked good and it was Ms. Monroe's favorite color.  Feel free to take.  You can upload it to photobucket to get a code to add to a sidebar if desired.

Enjoy your 2012!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Big Anouncement

I have been lacking, I know, in updating you guys with my life.  There has been a huge new development.  As I've prayed and searched what I should do this summer, God has answered.  I will be spending about a month in a certain country on a certain continent.  This is a continent that I have always wanted to visit.  AFRICA!

I will be serving in MALAWI!  I have wanted to visit Malawi ever since I was in the fourth grade and my teacher left to be a missionary.  She moved there with her family to serve at the Africa Bible College.  I will be staying at the college while I work in an orphanage.  My heart longs to love and care for the precious children that God will have me meet this summer. 

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
James 1:27

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Isaiah 1:17

And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.
Matthew 18:5

New Year, New Me

OH, hello blog.  What?  It is already 2012?  Well, I'll be danged.  Oops!  Sorry for no update.  My life has been really crazy.  That is a generally accepted excuse, right?  Anyway, remember the last photos I put up here that my dear friend, and now roomie, took?  Well, she has done it again!  My photographer bunkie (my slang referring to our current bunk bed situation) used me and another one of our friends as her models in a photo shoot.  So without further delay, I present her art.  

This photo was taken by our other friend, Sam.
I guess I should introduce Sam.

This is Sam.
He is the reason that there are pics like this.

And this.

There were some good photos though.

He makes a decent model, I guess.

He also took this pic of me and photographer bunkie.

Now, time to toot my own horn.
I took this beauty.

But this is my favorite.

I don't know why I socialize with people like this.
Or talk to myself in blog form either.

All in all, it was a great day.  I had so much fun with these two people.  I'm glad they're in my life.  And they should be proud that I'm in their's.  Just kidding!

Comment Away.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...