Monday, January 9, 2012


Great start to the morning: blueberry coffee and my cozy Private Quarters robe. I'm not a PQ consultant, but I know a couple of people who are, and I just love their products. :)

Thought I'd share some more things I've been working on the past few days. I've delved a little deeper into the world of typography, and have made some with my personal artwork as the background. It's so fun to transform pieces into something else. Anyway, here they are:

Thoughts? Suggestions? Anyone out there? :)

Furthermore, I stumbled across the website Imagekind, a website for artists to upload images of their work and sell prints, canvases, etc. The site does all the printing, packaging, and shipping, and the artist gets to decide what percentage or dollar amount you want to make off of each piece. Pretty cool. We'll see how it goes; I've only just started using it. The prints above are on the website and available for purchase as well as these photographs and more:

Not sure why I only posted the black and white ones. There are color photographs as well, I promise!

I'm thinking about changing things up a bit around here... Maybe having each day of the week under a separate category, like DIY Tuesday, Work it Out Wednesday, etc. We'll see!
Have a blessed day.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I don't want to live a conventional life.

I want to rid my life of the things that don't matter, things that are not necessarily beneficial.

I want my focus to be Jesus, what He would have me to do, and the person He would have me be.

I want to exemplify His love.

I hope to lead at least one person to Christ in my lifetime. If this happens, I can say my purpose was fulfilled. One thing I know, however, is that I may not see with my own eyes what happens in a person's heart on this side of eternity. I can only pray that a seed is planted and that God waters it.

I want my face to be a reflection of the joy I have found in Christ, not one that looks discontent or worried all the time.

I want my words to be an overflow of my heart, and I want my heart to be pure and selfless.

I know I'm not perfect, and that has made all the difference in my relationship with the Lord. He doesn't ask or expect me to be perfect, and for this reason, I can fully understand His grace. It covers me, washes me, and makes me new in Him. With every breath, I hope to become more and more like Christ.

I want to be His hands and feet... whether that means here, in my town, in my state, or halfway across the world. I want my life to be ever-present, ever-willing, not tossing and turning like the waves.

I want to be the woman who reads the Word, soaks it in with all her heart, and determines to follow it as best I know how.

I want to be a prayer warrior. I want to pursue a life that serves others in prayer, words of encouragement, and action.

I want to chase after the passions God has given me. I want to pour them out until I am dried up and can say I gave it all away.

These are my pursuits for the year 2012 and beyond.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Haven't posted in awhile... a lot of life has happened. On November 7, my husband and I awoke to a phone call that his father had passed away unexpectedly during the night.

To say the last two months have been hard is an understatement. None of us have ever experienced anything like this before, so the process of grieving is completely foreign to us. One minute you're fine, the next you feel like a basketcase. The smallest things can make you burst into tears, and your emotions are totally unpredictable.

But God has given us an immense amount of peace. It's hard to explain, but we know our peace only comes from Him. We know he is in a better place, and I say that with full faith. We have also seen the body of Christ come alive as never before... phone calls, meals, cards, etc. have flooded our home and we have felt showered with love. Thank you to everyone who has asked how we're doing, to those who have found ways to make us laugh in this time, and to those who have simply let us know you are praying. Your prayers being lifted up have truly been felt.


On another note, I have been working on a new project. My love of music led to an idea that led to another. Here are the beginnings of something exciting: