Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What is wrong with me?

I've been in a major funk this past week! No clue what caused it or where its coming from. Feeling a bit depressed and agitated! Help me get out of this! Everything is on the level in the Hill House and has actually been above the level lately so just wondering what's causing this. I've been in the Word, and praying more regularly, we're doing okay financially and having a nice summer. So what is my deal?

Has this ever happened to you?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Blessings in Disguise

Warning: This gets mushy!

This week at work we've had 2 separate funerals (one Tuesday and one Wednesday). I got a call from the pastor on Monday, one of my days off, giving me a heads up on what was going on (plus I needed to order the floral arrangements for the church so good call pastor!)

Tuesday morning was stressful! Thankfully, I didn't need to go shopping for supplies for the luncheon that afternoon and a family member showed up to help set up and help run it. It was great getting to meet Debbie and found out that we probably have some distant relations through marriages, crazy!

But the real treat and bright spot in the day was when walking between the church building and education building in the afternoon, was that across the street a guy was being yelled at by some girl. Turns out the guy was a boy I crushed on about 10 years ago, who "dumped" me via email! First time I've seen him in as many years and it was exactly what I needed for the 15-year old girl inside and to throw off the stresses of the day.

But the blessing was realizing that God had protected my heart from this boy I wanted so much and how blessed I am to have my husband, who respects me and cherishes me. Yes we have our fights and our moments but we have a love and respect for one another. I look forward to having a family with him and watching his red hair, that I adore, turn gray.

I love you, Jon and am so blessed be able to give you my whole heart and being!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Time is a Flyin'

Whoa! It's already June and my birthday already passed!

I had a nephew graduate from high school, another who is turning 16 in May, a niece and nephew both graduate from 8th grade and not to mention a niece that turned 3, and a niece who on her 2nd birthday got a little sister of her own, yay for Lola Jacqueline!

Craziness, I tell you! Craziness! I seriously graduated high school and blinked and here I am 7 years later; a college-grad and married! How did that happen?

What is even crazier is that one of my closest friends from high school had her 2nd child! We are not old enough to be having babies! Heck, I'm still a baby! Congratulations, Carmen and her husband, Zach on their daughter, Quinn Michelle's birth!

When you are a kid it seems like you have to wait forever to grow up! But once you are a grown up you can't slow time down, and no matter how badly, you can't go back to childhood. I was fortunate to have so many older siblings and realized that I shouldn't rush growing up. And I really didn't, I played with Barbie's clear up to leaving for college, if I'm being honest. (I'm also disgusted with how much Barbie has changed in the past few years!)

It's been a crazy few weeks and years and it really doesn't show signs of slowing down! Remember to enjoy the little things and try not to get caught up in the rush to grow up!

Seriously, I'm still only like 19 in my head!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Sloth Epidemic

When I say, The Sloth Epidemic, I'm not talking about this kind of sloth:

but this kind of sloth:

Seriously? That is not an outfit! Are we so lazy we can't even put on two separate pieces of clothing?

We've all seen it and we are all guilty of it! I, myself am guilty on occasion of going to the store in sweatpants. (Be mindful of the store your going to, a hardware store you can totally sloth it in if you are in the middle of a project). But for the most part, even when I am just at home for a day, I will try and put on clean yoga pants and a cute shirt and when the weather is nice I love wearing sundresses around the house. I brush my hair, my teeth and wash my face and maybe put on some make up.

In college, I slothed it a lot, especially freshman and sophomore years but my junior year I started realizing that I needed to up my clothing game. I love putting on clothes and looking presentable for all occasions. I began taking more pride in how I presented myself in my classes. Heck, I wore pearls almost everyday the entire spring semester (even with jeans and Uggs)! That was were I found my balance.

Ladies, it is not that hard to put on some jeans or a skirt and a clean shirt, brush your teeth and hair and put on some make-up! I am a girly-girl and love getting ready but I'm completely able to shower, do my hair and make-up and dress in 30-45 minutes tops when under pressure. (Even less when its warm outside because the hair doesn't need to be completely dry; I have semi-curly hair so I rock the air-dried, wave-curl).

We can't point fingers at others without first inspecting ourselves. I'm not saying everything single day of the week. And you don't need to wear dresses and heels! Find what works for you, what makes you feel most feminine, put together, what makes you the most happy and have higher self-esteem.

You are a walking billboard for yourself, dress like you respect yourself because if you don't no one will.

I try and make an effort every time I step outside my house because:
  1. I represent myself, my husband, and our families. 
  2. I respect myself.
  3. You never know who you will meet.

And remember:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

It's the little purchases..

Is it not amazing how when you just go shopping with an idea, not concrete, and just wonder a store, how you can find some awesome deals or cool/unique things?

Last night, I finally did just that first I hit The Attic, this awesome tiny, cramped little shop here where you can buy secondhand furniture and I found some awesome pieces that I need to think about, bonus, the price are marked with the next mark down price once it hits a certain date. As badly as I wanted a few items (a rocking chair, a make-up vanity and mirror and a cedar chest), I told Jon that for now my shopping focus will be on outdoor and bathroom remodel stuff.

Anyway, after The Attic, I headed over to Tuesday Morning, I just recently discovered what this store is and am shocked I never knew before, while there I proceeded to wonder, I'm debating on what color towels to get for the bath once its finished (hopefully sooner rather than later), they had a good selection that was decently priced.

But I ended up getting a WoodWicks candle in a manly scent, a Village Candle (looks like a Yankee knock-off) in a summery scent, a new rug for by the back kitchen door for $10 (aka Duncan's door) and a new Sealy pillow for me for the bed for $10! And it was glorious nights sleep!  Jon actually cuddled me because he wanted to try out the pillow too, haha!

I have used everything but the WoodWicks candle, obviously, and all have been great! I love when that happens! I'm looking forward to starting to get more decor for the bathroom hopefully that will help light a fire under us to finish it!

I also dropped in Jeffery Allens, and found some super cute pillows for the living room but I controlled myself since I had already got a few things. But I'm now on the hunt for new throw pillows for the living rooms!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Happy Birthday!

So, Saturday was my birthday! Very exciting! I love birthdays and mine in particular.

It was a full weekend. My sister, Elisabeth, had her 3rd baby girl, Lola Jacqueline, on May 27, exactly 2 years after her last baby girl, Ava Frances. She's done a great job of doubling birthday's! Anyway, I went at stayed with her Thursday evening through Saturday morning. (I did this the last time too).

I made the 3 hour drive in 2 hours and 30 minutes (speed racer) home on Saturday morning. Got home, got lots of kisses and hugs from the hubs and Duncan, and then got ready for the night! My nephew, Adam, graduated from high school and his graduation party was that night (not to worry, my sister, Teresa, checked with me first).

Jon got me an ice cream cake on the way home and I got lots of cards and love! I realized that I got to be with all but one of my seven siblings on my birthday! I honestly do not remember the last time that happened!

It weird to think that I've hit my mid-20's! I'm officially 25 years old and I am looking forward to the year to come!

Psst: Hopefully, I will actually upload some photos, eventually!