Friday, April 18, 2014

Weekend Reading #11

Well, the weekend is starting a day early in our house, due to Easter celebrations this weekend! I have the day off work and my parents are visiting us, so I'm very much looking forward to relaxing and showing them around our new city! I thought I'd go ahead share my favorite reads from the week to kick off the weekend and allow you to relax a little, too.

So happy Good Friday and enjoy your long Easter weekend!!

Good Friday
- Here's a great read to remind you of the significance of this day. Jesus was obedient, humbled, and full of love for us to his death. By his wounds we are healed.

Small business dreaming
- A guide to getting your first few clients - so practical and beneficial! 
- On planting an orchard instead of a greenhouse- great metaphor for a steady hustle for your dreams


- 7 daily habits to make more time for relationships. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oh, the mysteries.

Sometimes I do very strange things, like shower at 1:45am, thinking it's time to get up for work.

Last night I woke up at 1:45, grabbed my phone quickly and turned off the alarm that was going off in my head. I did what I typically do - squint at the clock to decide if I can hit snooze a time or two - but realized I needed to get in the shower ASAP! I think the :45 is what freaked me out and got me moving.

I scurried to the bathroom, flipped on the lights and rubbed my eyes, still feeling disoriented. I glanced at my phone again, trying to figure out if I really needed to be up at this time, but for some reason 1:45am said time to get ready for work to my very drowsy self.

I turned on the water and started my routine - wash hair, condition, wash body, rinse conditioner, condition again, rinse, done. As I stood in the shower, though, I felt miserable. I even thought to myself, this is going to be a veryyyyy long day.

But by the time I started round two of conditioner, I started becoming slightly more aware, and I realized, I think the clock really said 1:45am. I finished my shower (quickly) and my hopes were rising that I just may be correct - that I could return to bed.

I dried off, pressed the "home" button on my iPhone and, low and behold, it said 2 am. Sheesh. After the initial shock that I just took a shower at 1am wore off, I gladly returned to bed for another 5 hours of sleep. It's no wonder I felt so miserable after only being asleep for one hour before my imaginary alarm went off and started this whole fiasco.

Ladies and gents, this is a completely true story. Needless to say, I gladly set my alarm for thirty minutes later than normal, since I had already showered for the day ;)

Hope you got better rest than I did and are getting excited for this glorious weekend that's coming up! He has risen, my friends!! Amen!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Start of Decorating and I Need Your Help.

The past two months, I've been itching to decorate while we lived in our temporary house. I longed for a place that felt like home and wanted to create a space that felt welcoming!

But then we moved and all of a sudden I was surrounded by decorations that were chosen based on a different space. So I kind of froze. It's taken me a few days to get my bearings and start sorting things out.

So, naturally I started with the smallest room in our entire apartment: the half bath on the first floor. Take a peek and then help me - I need your advice!!

So here is my dilemma: I love the rug, but the space is very awkward and small. So how should the rug sit? It covers the vent one way and I think it looks weird the second way.

What do you think?

So should I keep the rug or ditch it?? And if I keep it, which way - #1 or #2??

Happy decorating!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

He & She Volume Two

marriage, young couples, differences in marriage

She likes folksy acoustic tunes.
He prefers good ole rock and roll.

She likes to lie on the beach.
He prefers to play in the water.

She is constantly humming or singing to herself.
He prefers quiet.

She is indecisive.
He is quiet, but sure.

She can't ever hang pictures straight.
He comes in to save the day.

She's a big dreamer.
He loves her and encourages her to chase those dreams.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Weekend Reading #10

This weekend has been absolutely crazy so far. Friday night I came home after a three mile run with a new friend to a power outage that lasted past our bedtime. It was frustrating at first, because I had a lot of design work to do, but then I realized it was absolutely a gift! It was nice to slow down, light some candles, and read a book for an hour or two. And we went to bed early, which almost never happens!!

And yesterday I spent seven hours doing a sound check, eating pizza with the band, and rehearsing for my church's all-campuses-meet-together joint service this morning. There are normally five services between the two campuses, but this Sunday we booked the biggest school in our city to meet all together. My whole body ached from standing for so long, but the joy that came from worshiping with my team and brothers and sisters in Christ was so worth it.

I hope your morning is as joy-filled as I know mine will be. Remember our King today!

- 13 lessons from 13 miles.. an awesome recount of the lessons learned in a half marathon from my friend Danielle.
- A few lessons I shared this week on what running has been teaching me.

Blogging & Social Media
- 13 ways to repurpose old content.
- 10 things you should go do right now to help your blog.
- 32 things I wish I knew before I started blogging.

Books you should be reading right now.
- 101 Secrets for Your Twenties by Paul Angone - this is such a short read, but it's hilarious and comforting all at the same time.

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