Wednesday, March 30, 2011


5 things we're into lately:
1. Grinding our own coffee from Central Market.. Spring is getting lost in-between winter and summer and a warm cup of good coffee is all that sounds good lately. Today Matthew and I sat at Panera to drink coffee, read our bibles, and have some Facetime with Daniel (my bro!) It was delightful on this cold and wet day.
2. Jazz and blues music. (John Lee Hooker on Pandora = awesome.)
3. Discovering new movies: We have watched a few good ones the past month: Get Low, Never Let Me Go, It's Kind Of a Funny Story, and Due Date. For all of you Independent film lovers they all pretty good. Next on our list: Made in Dagenham and Barney's Version.
4. Discovering DIY projects to take on! (I would totally do this bunny one if I had little kiddies)
5. Finding a way to move to TN!? Any suggestions or job offers? :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Today we did a few of my favorite things: drove around the city for no reason, walked around Hobby Lobby, walked around an antique mall, went grocery shopping at Central Market, rented an indie movie from Red Box, ate southern fried chicken, & did something random.. went to a puppy store where we saw this little guy! He has no name & the best little personality a dog could have. He cost a whopping $3000... this should hint at the fact that we didn't get to leave the store with him. Sigh* It was a fun day regardless.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


For our next home project we are shooting to make a headboard. We have two options in mind:
1. a headboard made out of an old fence. I got the idea from design sponge. Which, by the way, has awesome inspirations & how to guides.
2. We could make a basic padded headboard. May even be tufted ;)
Who knows, i also like the simple white wooden one in the picture & beautiful old rot-iron beds. By the time we get around to it we may even come up with another idea.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Once again the Lord answered my prayer and I got off from work early. The rest of the evening I am going to spend online looking (not shopping), Skype with my parents, make phone calls to my long lost friends, & daydream about the weekend.
Speaking of online looking.. I saw one of these dresses from Delia's on another blog & decided to go to their website. I have never bought anything from there but I was thoroughly impressed with some of the dresses they have. Wouldn't one of these be perfect for a little photo shoot & stroll down the road lined with Bluebonnets? I'm dying to go see some in hill country of Texas. (photo via pinterest)
I. am. obsessed.& i love you spring.


It's 3:00am and I am wide awake. I don't hate it right now but I'm sure I will regret it in the morning. As I've been laying in bed I have been thinking about a few things:
First of all I've been thinking about how wonderful my husband is. I've been sick the past 2 days & he has done such a great job taking care of me. I am so blessed. Secondly, I've been thinking about baby Lenox and the entire Reeves family. The Lord has worked our things so perfectly. He is so good & takes such good care of us. I've been overwhelmed with who He is tonight. He is so worthy of my praise. He is the one who put Matthew in my life & he is the one who created sweet baby Lenox. He is wonderful, He is righteous, He is loving, He is patient, He is kind, He is gentle, He is just, He is noble, He is my counselor, He is mighty, He is the ruler of the universe, He is the fairest among ten thousand, He is good and He is MY Lord and MY shepherd and He is so much more than I can even express. Tonight I'm overwhelmed with the way he loves me.. how He died for an unrighteous sinner like me and gave me life abundantly. Thank you Jesus for who You are!
& I will end with a song by John Mark Mcmillan. The story behind song is also incredible.. you can listen to that one HERE.

'He is jealous for me, Love's like a hurricane, I am a tree, Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy, When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great your affections are for me. Oh, how He loves us so. Oh, how He loves us, How He loves us so. So we are His portion and He is our prize, Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes If grace is an ocean we're all sinking. So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss and my heart turns violently inside of my chest I don't have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way, That he loves us, Oh how He loves us' -John Mark Mcmillan

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I present to you.. Lenox!
J's sister Emily had her baby yesterday! I am so thrilled about it & can't wait to meet the sweet little girl in April! I just wanted to show the world how beautiful she is.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I have bad allergies. I'm tired of taking medicine. So, I'm taking a new approach to them.
Locally grown honey + Nettle.
(read about it here&here! I didn't buy them from the websites, we just went to our local organic grocery store.)
I'll let you know how the trial goes. I like the natural approach to things these days.
Verse on the honey bottle: 'Thy words are sweeter than honey' Psalm 119:103

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I am REALLY bad at playing songs on repeat for days & days when I'm feeling them.
Patty Griffin is always wonderful but when you have beautiful sunny weather & can ride in the car with the windows down she fits in perfectly.
Song I have on repeat right now: Chief (song I had on repeat about 2weeks ago: Making Pies).
Thanks for creating music Patty.
Here is the link to the video I would have shared if SonyMusic didn't restrict it.
I guess the title of the song has rubbed off on me because I wore my indian feather earrings today.
'Well I wish that you could see me when I'm flying in my dreams, The way I laugh there way up high, The way I look when I fly, The way I laugh, The way I fly' Patty Griffin


Today I got off work early.. it is 80 degrees outside.. And I'm going on a date with a cute boy tonight.
It's been a good day so far.. good week for that matter.
Matthew's sweet momma took us flower shopping last week so we could have some pretty little things on our porch! It was nice to do something with her that I would normally do with my mom! I miss my whole family much. I'm counting down the days till Alabama :)
Like our flowers? Oh and we have a strawberry plant :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011


We are going... camping! Be back Tuesday. (Photo Cred.)

Friday, March 11, 2011


Today.. I am thinking about Japan & praying for them.
I am thinking about the coming of Christ (read matthew 13)
I am thinking about our camping trip on Monday! (Eeek!)
I am wishing our trip to Alabama was sooner & wanting to be able to drive to Jessica's house right now.
I am listening to the newest Passion CD. (It is SO good!) My favorite songs: All To Us & Lord, I Need You.
'Lord I need you, Oh I need you, Every hour I need you. My one defense, my righteousness. Oh God how I need you. Where you are Lord I am FREE, holiness is Christ in me.' Chris Tomlin
I am also wishing I was in this pretty little picture bellow swinging away in the hammock. (source)

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I don't have much to say today. No reason, just don't. I'll say this one thing..
Have I mentioned I love the trees is Texas? In some areas they are spread out enough to make a canopy for you to lay under. Mmm. Hurry up Spring!
Picture #1 taken by yours truly & picture #2 taken by WE+Photographie (all rights are reserved to them).

Seek the LORD while he may be found, call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, o that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hand! Isaiah 55:6-12.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I've been wanting to paint our coffee table for a while now but I ended up painting our side table instead. I've always loved painted furniture. I needed to get some craftiness out and figured mixing things up in our apartment would do. I went with a grey (figures) I can't seem to step out of the grey box these days. The pictures don't really show a big difference between the two but I think I like it. What do you think? (PS excuse the dying flowers.)
Now to look for a new home project :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


5 Things I am obsessed with lately:
  1. The water bottle that Matthew gave me for Valentine's Day. Forget flowers & candy.. it has a mini water filter in it..j/k he got me those things too. Im not snobby about much but yes, I may be a water snob?
  2. Blueberries (so good & taste so clean!)
  3. Thinking about what flowers I'm going to plant in pots on our front porch when it gets warmer. (Thanks for inspiration Martha.) I love flowers oh so much..too bad we don't have a backyard. 
  4. Easter candy. (Yummie)
  5. Headbands! (all kinds! especially this one! so cute.)

Monday, March 7, 2011


Today we went on a bike ride out in the country..
We stopped and took pictures of cows..
We bought paint for my side table project..
We had dinner with Matthew's parents..
& we ate jellybeans. (too many jellybeans.)
It was a good day.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Found this and thought I'd share. Here is what it says: Left brain: I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love familiar. I catagorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am. Right brain: I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feat. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be. 
I am right brained ALL. THE. WAY.
(Except maybe the analytical part) (found HERE)

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Today I've been dreaming of: Spring Break.
We don't really have a Spring Break anymore but I'm going to pretend we do.
(The pictures are from Spring Break in Texas 2 years ago. Wrote about it here!)


I went by Barnes & Noble before work yesterday, looked at magazines for 30 minutes, & convinced myself I couldn't buy one. To my surprise someone sweet had the same idea when he got of off work!.. went to Barnes & Noble and brought BOTH of us a magazine home. He loves me. For him: a Bicycle magazine. For me: Clean Eating. (Just what I wanted! well.. I wanted any magazine that had to do with health/food.) Hooray for my husband!
We do our best to eat healthy. Living by 3 frozen yogurt places doesn't always help.

Friday, March 4, 2011


I went running outside yesterday (first time in months). I may have found one of those 'gems' i was talking about a few posts back. I ran by an elementary school that reminded me of the one I went to growing up. There is a track around the school with trees & a park behind it. I laughed when I had to stop & walk about half way around the track. I'm still that little girl I was in elementary school. Still a little timid, still bad at spelling, and still bad at running. I was 'that kid' that got to stop & walk half way during the mile run because of my asthma. Some things don't change. I'm glad I can laugh at myself now instead of being embarrassed like I was back then. Walking around the school felt peaceful. Maybe it's because it felt so familiar.. & maybe because there wasn't anyone around but a few children laughing right outside of the school. It will be nice to ride my bike there on beautiful days & read under the trees.
Again and again I am thankful.
'Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, & his wondrous works to the children of man, For he satisfies the longing soul & the hungry soul he fills with good things' Psalm 107 (vs8&9)
(Isn't this photo magical? Can't wait for the dandelions, although they are weeds? Found here)

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Today is a nice day for a road trip.
Where would I drive to? Out West to the ocean.
We would take lots of car pictures, stop at random country stores, & have picnics on the side of the road.
I talked to Davis Ann today (my roommate from college). She said her & B-rad (her bf) are going to try & road trip out here in May. AND Sandra (my other good friend) may stop through here this summer on her road trip to Arizona! Oh goodie! I love visitors. Anyone else who wants to make a trip here is welcome! (including my parents.. grandparents.. siblings.. friends.. friends of friends.. etc.) Hint. Hint.
(PS. notice all the plaid shirts my cute husband likes to wear?)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Thoughts of today:
Today is the 1st of March. Just saying 'March' makes me feel warm inside. January & February always sound so cold to me but March gives me the feeling that Spring is on its way. Hallelujah for that.
We are sitting on the couch with the windows & the door open, listening to Horse Feathers on Pandora, & planning on not having plans. I am thankful for days like today. I bought some flowers earlier and placed them by the window. I've been meditating on a few verses in my head.
The simple things are standing out on this Tuesday.. simple truths and simple things.
Iv'e been thinking about this quote by St. Augustine lately..
"O Lord, you have made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they rest in you." St. Augustine
It started last week when I heard a man explaining the Gospel to another man in Starbucks.  I've never been so encouraged and convicted by listening in on a conversation. I happened to sit down when the guy started sharing about the faith & hope we can have in God. He quoted off scripture to him left and right. This challenged me in my knowledge of scripture and in my sharing about this great hope.
The other night I left work exhausted in every way. I felt so weary from the weight of the world. I sat in my car a while thinking about what I would do without the hope that I have in God. I cannot depend on myself or other people to get me by. I can only put my faith and hope in Christ. (As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me psalm 40:17) Thinking about how so many people live without hope in Christ overwhelms me. Everything else fails but the love of God. Im thankful for that man in Starbucks who is sharing the hope he has with others and how God used him to remind me and to challenge me to do the same.
'Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.' (Hebrews 11:1-3)
Anyways, i'm going to end with the verse.
Here are a few pictures from last night. Josh Ritter is an amazing writer & super entertaining. I was thoroughly impressed to say the least.
Side note about the car picture: During our 2 year long distance relationship we drove a lot. We have taken SO many pictures in the car like this. It's always really funny for some reason.. placing the camera up on the dash while driving down the interstate.. I'm telling you.. it's the simple things ;)