Thursday, December 16, 2010

christmas prettiness

Just some lovely christmas cheer to get you through the
longest. week. in. the. history. of. work. weeks.

nine days until christmas :)
spotted on rue mag.

Monday, December 13, 2010

a few christmas tunes

I am seriously loving this little mix right now... and thankfully
my work computer finally upgraded to one with speakers.
ENJOY! And we are officially on the 12 days
of Christmas :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


You know those days when its just a great day?... It was one of those for me. I am heavily influenced by creativity, passion, zeal for life and being happy. I have an insane dream/ passion to have a job where I am driven creatively and pushed towards accomplishing all of these crazy dreams that are floating around in my brain. I have been blessed to see people accomplish wonderful dreams in my life and I cant help but want the same for myself. And today, I realized that those crazy creative dreams of mine might actually get to come true here in texas... I never thought that would happen.

And even if it doesn't all work out... it was a great day filled with creative people who love their jobs and their lives. And i might have even felt like skipping this afternoon. Yes, i did. I definitely felt like skipping.

Friday, December 3, 2010

:: a beautiful reminder ::

Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”
Frederick Buechner

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


don't you just love home?
... wishing i could zap myself back for another five days.

seriously missing breakfast being made every. single. morning.
and my favorite coffee... the not having to go to work
thing is pretty much the best too.

and on another note- happiest of days to my mom.
she's fifty today :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

In church today, our pastor spoke on the outcome of prayer/ fasting and the immeasurable outcomes of being diligent in both. Along with that he repeatedly said this... and I cannot stop thinking about it, so I thought I would share it with you. 

"I would encourage you to pray that the Lord would do something that only the Lord can do. Pray that He would do something that no one else is capable of... pray that you wouldn't even be able to fathom it."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What is man, that you make so much of him,
and that you set your heart on him,
visit him every morning
and test him every moment?

Job 7:17-18 ESV

mumford and sons {singing wagon wheel}

happy thursday to you.
and gooooo aggies.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

sparkles + sequins

Have you seen the new jcrew catalog? Well over here at my house we are loving every little bit of it. The sequins and silver and pink... and all of the confetti systems garland. I just about died when I opened the catalog yesterday. I will be the first to admit that I truly love anything with sparkles... its my inner taylor swift. 

premeditated holiday cheer

So while I was sitting at my desk today I looked down at my calendar and realized that it is exactly one week until thanksgiving holidays commence... which sadly means 3 days off opposed to the eternity of holidays associated with what I formerly referred to as the start of christmas break/  endless sorority parties/ and maybe a few finals. But anyways, I am excited nonetheless. After convincing my brother to not go to the UT/A&M game we will now all be under one roof for turkey day craziness. And let me tell you- its usually somewhat crazy.

You see my Grandmother is the Queen of holidays in my family. She hosts every one of them without a glitch and complete with every form of my favorite dish. And around 3 years ago my mom decided that she would take over Thanksgiving which is fine... but different {and let me tell you that my brother and I dont really like change when it comes to holiday plans.} I'm sure that some of you agree with me....

Anyways, heres some holiday decor to get the season started. Bring on the 5 day work day countdown. I am ready to see nacogdoches...

Monday, November 15, 2010

wedding no 5

How was your weekend? I would never say that mine was better than yours, but it truly was a wonderful, blissfully happy weekend. I celebrated the wedding of two of my closest friends {it was actually the fifth wedding in six weeks but who's counting?} These two people are a perfect example of perfect timing and perseverance. These two know hardship and they know how to love well. It was seriously inspiring to be amongst them this weekend. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

country strong.

It is a pretty known fact that I have a serious love for gwyneth paltrow. She's married to Chris Martin, best friends with Stella McCartney, writes a famous blog, has a daughter named apple... and rocks anything she ever wears. I love her. She is my ultimate celeb crush... and her new movie looks like it might have potential to be my favorite one yet. 

I seriously have watched the trailer 20 times today. It looks so good... Just take a little peak for yourself.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

cheers to the seefelds!

Pictures from the best little lubbock wedding I have ever seen...
not to mention the most laid back, pretty bride ever. This was
hands down one of the funnest weekends of the year. Who
knew that a trip to lubbock, texas could feel like a vacation?

congrats mrs. seefeld. xoxo
How fickle my heart 
and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find 
any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles 
on things I don't know
This weakness I feel 
I must finally show

Lend me your hand 
and we'll conquer them all
But lend me your heart 
and I'll just let you fall
Lend me your eyes 
I can change what you see
But your soul you must keep, 
totally free
Har har, har har, har har, har har

In these bodies we will live, 
in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, 
you invest your life
In these bodies we will live, 
in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love,
you invest your life

Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul
You were made to meet your maker
Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul
You were made to meet your maker
You were made to meet your maker

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


she's getting married in 2 weeks...
i cannot wait to stand next to her.

Monday, September 20, 2010

i wish i was a bit more brave

i want to really love my job. that is all.
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

a happy little day

i got a new job today...
what a happy happy friday!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

::i love the 80s::

who doesn't LOVE the 80s? 
so this past friday night we celebrated the
twenty-fifth birthdays of two fun friends with 
an 80s roller derby. 

ps- my hair was totally made for 1985.

Monday, July 26, 2010

very cool idea

I love a well wrapped present... in fact, I love to spend a little bit of time wrapping a present. My mom knows this as well, and I somehow end up wrapping majority of the things under our Christmas tree every year. 

look at how wonderful this package is...

Thursday, July 15, 2010


elle fanning: she is adorable, precious and her older sister's mini me. 
not to mention, this movie looks absolutely fantastic. 
plus the music is to die for...

Monday, July 12, 2010

a wedding weekend.

they are married...
and i couldn't be happier.
i love them both so much.
cheers to the new mr + mrs gold.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

july is for lovers

july arrives today.... and let me tell you, it is one busy month.
i thought that i would just give you an insight into all 
of the celebrations of july. i do love july.

july 1st: the birth of a favorite sarah stuts
july 4th: only the best holiday. ever. [my fav]
july 7th: the 23rd day o birth of calli rae
july 10th: nuptials of kc + mg...

... i love you already, july. i do.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


i will be in the presence of gaga in three weeks.
[insert screaming + skipping]

Monday, June 28, 2010

::whirlwind weekend::

About 15 girls headed to the lake this weekend to celebrate the upcoming marriage of KC in the form of a bachelorette party. It's kind of crazy to think that she will be KG in 12 days. Twelve days... 

Fun was had. Wine was drank. And gifts were opened. I love being a girl. 
we also celebrated the birthday of my rooms.
b is for birthday and bailey.
her new boots via nathan.

Thursday, June 24, 2010