Friday, December 28, 2012

Fashion Friday: Scarf's

Hello friends! Whew, this week has been crazy! Today i've arranged a collection of different scarfs! I just got a new scarf last week, and it inspired me to do a scarf post.  Scarfs are SO in, and they can accessorize any plain outfit, by adding some, texture and color.  They go great with casual jeans, or something more dressy.  Plus, if it is cold where you live, it's keeps you nice and cozy :) Enjoy!

Love this one!

This one is my FAVORITE!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wow! Is it really Christmas Eve already???  What? Wasn't it just Thanksgiving?! Well, i don't know about you, but I still have a few gifts to wrap before tonight. Opps :P Anyway, I'm going to post one of my Favorite Christmas songs by a band called Casting Crowns.  It's called "I Heard the Bells", and it's a beautiful song! It's from their Christmas album called Peace on Earth, and I liked loved  every single song on that album and it was really hard to choose a single one to post...if you would like to hear samples of it, the whole album is on iTunes, so you can find it there.

Are you doing anything special for Christmas?

Luke 2:11 - "Today, in the town of David, a savior has been born unto you; he is the Messiah, the Lord."

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fashion Friday: Aunt Kathleen Makeover

Hey friends! Do I have a fun post for you today! I decided to do something special for my Aunt Kathleen.  Her collection of button-down shirts, and comfortable jeans must be traded in for something more fashion forward.  My aunt is the sweetest person, which is exactly why we need to help her out, okay?  Lets show her that you can be comfortable AND look supper chic. But first, lets take a look at something she would normally wear...

Lets talk about the above picture.  The jeans are cute, but dark wash jeans, normally tend to look a little more dressy. The sneakers, well, haven't you ever heard that beauty is pain? Wear those wedge boots! Now the "purse". Well, if you want your hands to be free, a cross body purse, definitely fits the bill, and won't hinder your stomach.  With that being said, lets take a look at the outfit I have chosen, as the after...

If you've noticed, the bracelet is actually a watch! And the top, is actually a stretchy, comfortable, knit top!Well, I hoped you have enjoyed this little virtual fashion makeover, and happy shopping :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Music Monday: King and Queens

Hey friends! I hope your doing great, and have had a good weekend! Today, for my music Monday, I'm posting a song, that you might have heard before, but it is pretty new. It's called "Kings and Queens" and the song is by Audio Adrenaline. I heard it recently on Klove and thought it was a really cool song!

Here are the lyrics, if you want to see them:

  • Little hands, shoeless feet
    Lonely eyes looking back at me
    Will we leave behind the innocent too brief
    On their own, on the run
    When their lives have only begun
    These could be our daughters and our sons
    And just like a drum I can hear their hearts beating
    I know my God won't let them be defeated
    Every child has a dream to belong and be loved

    Boys become kings, girls will be queens
    Wrapped in Your majesty
    When we love, when we love the least of these
    Then they will be brave and free
    Shout Your name in victory
    When we love, when we love the least of these
    When we love the least of these

    Break our hearts once again
    Help us to remember when
    We were only children hoping for a friend
    Won't you look around
    These are the lives that the world has forgotten
    Waiting for doors of our hearts and our homes to open


    If not us, who will be like Jesus
    To the least of these
    If not us tell me who will be like Jesus
    Like Jesus to the least of these

    Boys become kings, girls will be queens
    Wrapped in your majesty
    When we love, when we love the least of these
    Then they will be brave and free shout your name in victory
    We will love we will love the least of these 
    We will love the least of these (Repeat)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Fashion Friday: Random Stuff

Hey guys! How have you all been? Today, to kick off your Friday, what's better than a fashion Friday? Today i'm just gonna post some random designs i've been working on over the last few weeks. The main theme of all the outfits being, skirts and leggings. 

This one is not a skirt w/ leggings, but I thought it was cute, especially for winter :)

I hoped you liked them! Which one is your favorite?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hit's Deep Concert!

Last week we went to the TobyMac Hit's Deep Concert, and let me just say, that that was the BEST concert I have ever been to! We heard, TobyMac, Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Britt Nicole, Chris August, Jamie Grace, and Group 1 Crew! It was so amazing to hear all of them perform, and what was ever cooler, was that during the intermission, we got to meet, Mandisa, and Brandon Heath!

It was so funny, when I came up to Mandisa, she said "Well, now aren't you adorable."
Another bonus, was that we also got to meet Klove's JD Chandler!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Mountain Trip: Day 4 & 5!

Hey Friends! I hope your doin' good! Today is my last post on our mountain vacation! On day 4 (Saturday) we went to a Christmas tree farm, and got a tree, before Emily and Mollie had to leave.  The farm we went to was really nice, and it didn't take us too long, before we found one we liked :)

We found a winner!
After we found a tree, we headed back to the hotel, but on the way home, we stopped at the hollow tree!

When we got to the inn, sadly, we had to say goodbye to Emily and Mollie :(  But we did have the nice thought of meeting our good friend's, the Woodlief's for dinner!

The outfit thing, was totally unplanned :)

We went to this great BBQ place for dinner, but before too long it was time to say goodbye to them too :( 

The next day (day 5)  we left to go home, but on the way home, we stopped in to see our wonderful friends, the Davis' and it was SO fun! We played games (they taught me how to play Uno, which, believe it or not, I have never played before) and Mrs. Davis mad a really good lunch for us all!  After a few hours of fun fellowship, we decided we'd better get going because we still had 5 more hours of driving to do.  But before we left, we had to get a picture :)

The kids

The adults
 Well, that was such a wonderful trip, and I hope you enjoyed reading about it!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mountain Trip: Day 2 & 3!

This is a pretty long post, so grab some tea, and take a seat :)

Hello friends! How are ya'll doing this week? Sorry, I have been procrastinating and have not posted day 2 and 3, but I see now, I have left some of my readers hanging, so I must write it now, before all of the Christmas busyness begins. With that being said, day 2! Well, the mysterious day 2, was actually Thanksgiving.  We had plans to go up to Grandfather Mountain, but a certain member of our family misread the fine print in the brochure and, as it turns out, Grandfather Mountain is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. (Future reference for any of you, who were planning on going) haha :)

We drove up there in the morning, so after we found out we could not go up, we found another trail nearby, and went hiking for a few hours...

When we reached the top, there was a BEAUTIFUL view!!

Dad just fooling around.
After we finished hiking, we went back to the hotel, and hung around for a while until it was time for Thanksgiving dinner.  Let me just say that Thanksgiving dinner was WAY better than I expected a hotel meal to be. They had so many choices and the best dessert - I was so full when we were done! Since we were all  so full, we decided to drive into the town, and walk around all the shops and stores.  Being 8pm, all the stores were deserted, of course, but it was fun to look in all the shop windows anyway.

This was in one of the shop windows, and I thought it was really cool :)

Well, that was day 2, now lets go on to day 3 :)

We woke up early, ate breakfast, and went Black Friday shopping! It wasn't your typical, Mall, Walmart, and Target run, but it was still so fun to walk around all those cute stores! One of the shops we went in, was a fudge shop, and it was soooo yummy! After we were done shopping, we went to the hotel, ate lunch, and headed to Grandfather Mountain. I'm not a fan of riding around in the mountains (too many turns and twists) but, that was the only way up.

As we neared the top, it quickly became scarier, and scarier, because it was so high. (I'm not a fan of heights)  When we finally reached the top, it was SO WINDY! Oh my gosh, I don't think I have ever experienced anything so windy before. It nearly knocked me over as I was trying to walk.  When we got out of the car, we immediately went up to the mile-high swinging bridge. Because it was so windy, the bridge was swinging, and I was so ready to get off. But my mom made me walk all the way to the the end, and now, I am glad I did, but at the time, I was so cold!

After we went across the bridge, we went to the little zoo area and saw the bears, cougars, and otters.  It was so funny because as we approached the otter area, (they had a glass wall around them) as soon as they spotted Dante, they came right over and started pawing at the glass :)

After that, we were pretty exhausted, so went back to the hotel, and sat in the lovely parlor, and chatted for awhile :)

Hope joyed that post - stay tuned, day 4 & 5, coming soon!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Mountain Trip: Day 1!

Hello friends! How has your week been? Today I'm gonna do a post on our trip to the mountains for Thanksgiving! We left on Wednesday to go to the North Carolina mountains, and we had a BLAST! The car ride there, was pretty boring, but we watched a few movies, and that was fun...

Okay, funny story behind the next sequence of pictures.   ALL. DAY. I was trying to get a picture of me and my mom, and we literally tried all day. Every picture we tried to take, there was just something wrong with'll see what I mean.....

I guess that one (the largest one) will just have to do...haha, oh well :)
Anyways, we were lost for a while, (and being lost in the mountains at night, on a road that is straight down one side, straight up the other side, and super curvy is not fun) but thanks to my mother's GPS we were able to find the hotel, by 8:00 pm, and we had dinner at this amazing restaurant! After dinner, well first I should explain that this inn we were staying at, was like you stepped back in time! When you walked in, it had this GORGEOUS piano (you know me, and how I love pianos, haha :)) and a beautiful parlor. But it really is so hard to explain, so take a look at the pics...

Anyways, after dinner, we all went and sat in the parlor and chatted for a while. :)

 Well, come back soon, and see what we did for Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Music Monday: Christmas Music!!!

Well, it's that time of year. For my birthday I got a few Christmas albums, by my favorite artists, but I was determined NOT to post them until after  Halloween and Thanksgiving. I can't stand it when stores start playing Christmas music in like July! (Sorry Hobby Lobby, i'm talking about you :)) Sooo, with that being said, since it is now after Thanksgiving, I'm am posting one of my favorite Christmas songs, off of my Francesca Battistelli Christmas album! The song is called Marshmallow world, and it's just overall a fun song! Enjoy :) And don't forget to pause my playlist :)

Do you have a favorite Christmas song?

P.S - If you were wondering what Hobby Lobby is, it is a craft store that sells anything from fabric and yarn, to candles and wrapping paper, and decorations! Anyway, Me and my sister, Hannah, went to their store in July, and they already had their Christmas decor for sale, and Christmas music playing throughout their store :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fashion Friday: Belts, Belts, and More Belts!

Today I have a fun post for ya'll! I have been inspired to write this post, by my own personal experiences! Belts.  Below are three different outfits, and each one has the same belt incorporated into it.  I just wanted to show that  you don't need to by ten thousand belts, one for each outfit. I'm not saying that you can't have a few, but this is a simple way to change it up a bit, without spending too much money. (belts can be expensive) I just took a black belt (one almost identical to the one I have) and put it on average outfits, school outfits, church clothes, or dressier clothes!

I hope these tips were somewhat helpful to you, and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Adventure's in Badminton!

During the summer, my dad ordered a badminton set for us. My dad LOVES badminton and really wanted to teach me and my sister to play. Well, at the time he ordered it, it was much too hot to play (somewhere between 99 and 109 degrees) so we waited until November, when the weather cooled down.  Well, last week, my dad finally got around to putting it up, and the following day, we played for a bit :)  It was going pretty, well, (but I did figure out, I don't have a future in badminton, haha) and we practice a couple days last week, and we were getting a little better. Well, my dad was not feeling too well on Saturday, but he said he would watch me and Hannah play for a few minutes.  Well, he couldn't resist - after about five minutes, he told me I wasn't serving right, and showed me how. It was so much fun playing with someone who could actually hit it back! hahah :) After I thought I was finally getting the hang of it, I accidentally hit the birdie in a near tree and it got stuck.  He tried throwing the rake up in the tree, but in the end, it got stuck too...

We ended up getting the birdie down (because my dad threw the pitchfork at it, haha) but the rake is still in the tree. I'm not sure how we are going to get it down....


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Photo Shoot!

Last week, we had (more) gorgeous weather, and what with the leaves and everything, it was the perfect stage for a photo shoot! Dante is such a ham, and was pretty happy to have us following him  around, taking his picture! haha!

Then there were some funny, goofy pics...

"Yeah right, i'm not dropping this leaf..."

heheh, the sun was in his eyes!

Funny story behind this one...we were trying to get a picture of him and drop leaves behind him, but he just caught them in his mouth, and that is what happened. hehe!
Well, i'm sorry, but I uh, couldn't help NOT squeezing in a couple of scenery pics...

Well, that's it! Have a wonderful week!