Saturday, March 03, 2012

working weekends

For some people, weekends are a good time for that craft project and some nice relaxation.

For me anymore, weekends are when I'm either sick or working...though there are a few in which I find myself abnormally craft-productive or on a couch potato binge.

Like the weekend I super cleaned my room...that was two days cleaning that came out of nowhere.

This weekend, well, I got to sleep in this morning! But this afternoon and evening I am going to be working.

Fine Arts is coming up!!! Which means I'm working for gas money.

I have some money left over from last year that a family friend generously gave me to put toward Fine Arts. But I've also been doing some house cleaning on a job site of my dads.

Now, this weekend I have painting a room at the church (last year I painted the basement) and have already lined up more work painting much of a house.

Which is pretty much all an answer to prayer! Praising Jesus for the work.

Hope you all have a relaxing and productive weekend!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

10 things that make life all the sweeter because they exist


  1. color

    they make life so...colorful. vivid. beautiful. I think that has something to do with my new design. the subtle but much existing multitude of color.


  2. typewriters

    lovely, vintage <3


  3. music

    even though I know it's one I include pretty much all the time.


  4. bible

    I forget to read it so much. and as I'm gearing up for Fine Arts I've been trying more and more to really get into the word. I think I'm going to be entering the Short Sermon category this year and the idea simultaneously thrills me and scares me half to death.


  5. maps & dreams

    they keep going hand in hand...I've been taking apart an old atlas lately to use the maps for various things. it's just so artsy and fun!


  6. friends

    this picture pretty much sums it up. ;-) thanks Lauren, Eric and guys should just know you're awesome


  7. art

    you should seriously check out my art board on pinterest. so much awesomeness. There's just so much I could barely choose which to have as the picture accompanying this.


  8. writing

    another recurring item on my list of things that make life sweet.


  9. Scotland

    I want to go. so very, very bad.


  10. epic doors / architecture

    I kind of can't help but look at all of them. the colors and designs. just too cool.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

here we go again...

So, I've updated the look...and I'm liking it. 

Here's just a few tidbits of lately, hopefully I'll keep it short.


  It's at the bottom of the page, and on the 'about' page. Go put it on your sidebar! :-)

Fine Arts

is coming up! April as a matter of fact. Mailing in my registration next week! Meanwhile, thanking Jesus for a place to stay and work to do to earn money for gas. The whole family is coming this year as we're staying with some old friends of my dads. Family road trip! Also, instead of having to drive an hour from where we're staying to the church where FA is, it's at a different church and it's 20 minutes from where we're staying. PRAISE JESUS. He's bringin' it all together.


is as school-ey as ever. I will be very glad when my English Lit class is over. Very, very, very glad.


in HD + full screen = 15 minutes of epicness.

I cleaned my room

. As in seriously cleaned it...and I've somehow managed to pretty much keep it that way. Miraculous, I know.

I've had my learners permit for six months now and as soon as I have more driving hours done,

I can get my license

. This makes me happy.


There are a few I'm pretty excited for. Brave and The Hunger Games just to  name a couple. I get goosebumps every time I watch The Hunger Games preview when Katniss volunteers in place of Prim. I actually get teary. And that's unusual for me. I highly suggest HD.


is still a serious obsession for me. There needs to be an AA for pinners.

May It Be

by Enya is awesome. LOTR soundtrack epicness. 


Yeah, I keep getting sick. Really don't like that. Apparently my immunity needs built back up...I was actually told I need to get out more the other day. By someone who can't remember the names of their neighbors. And this town barely has 200 people in it.


is a YouTube vid I discovered. It makes me smile. And, for any Bones fans; yes, that is TJ Thyne who plays Hodgens. 

Thanks to being sick...I've gotten hooked on a couple new

tv shows

Mainly Supernatural, which I wouldn't suggest for you more hardcore no witches-evil-sorcery-fiction type Christians...but for those who like a good story and take it as it is, I enjoy it. And when it comes to laughing I definitely suggest Last Man Standing. It's on Hulu. Tim Allen. Hilarious. What more can I say?



made me laugh very, very much.

I think that's just about everything...I do believe I was successful in keeping each tidbit relatively short and sweet. 

Hopefully I'll post again soon...we'll see! Don't want to completely disappear again. Blogging is somewhat therapeutic. 

blessings to all of you, and to anyone who wants to contact me just leave a comment (I see each one) or email me at:

Oh and for more on any of these subjects, just check my lables at the end of the post!

Don't mind me...

the completely absentee blogger.

I've blogged a whole whopping total of two times this month. Yes. Two.

Because I'm lazy and unmotivated. But, I already posted about that.

Yes, one of the two posts I posted this month were about my lack of posting. Pretty much like this one is, as I'm sure you've noticed.

Even now, I'm blogging to avoid doing my English assignment. Terrible, I know. make up for it - and because I want to - I am going to start listening to my History lectures here in a moment and work on some new looks for the blog...sometimes a design freshening is just what I need to get back on track.

which reminds me...I should straighten up my room.

striving to live's so very hard


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