Tuesday, March 6, 2012

{Oh Hey There}

sweet mercy, it has been way to long since i last blogged! i am still here i promise, but life has been a bit crazy lately and my blogging has been put on the back burner.  i miss all you sweet bloggers in my life, so i promise i will be updating this more often. 

over the past few weeks i have been working on raising support for my trip to haiti, working two jobs, studying my brains out and leading two bible studies. honestly everyday i count my blessing and i am so thankful for the wonderful people that God has put into my life. i am being challenged everyday to share my faith and fearlessly proclaim his truth. more to come on some awesome God filled stories about sharing my faith! well i will be back soon with some fun posts, i pinky swear ! love you all tons!

with love,

{ i just want jump in a car and drive to the beach like this girl... who is going with me !? }

Friday, February 17, 2012

{Hello Friday}

once again this chick it totally slacking on the blogging front... sorry it has been really boring over here. but bare with me i promise better things are to come.

since it is friday i am linking up with lauren over at 'from my grey desk' for my favorite 

{ how cute is she... this is one of my best friends from high school... she recently graduate from a school in Chicago and moved home! so i am so excited that she is back in my life... we had a fun time catching up over dinner and drinks the other night}

{ ahhh, so excited ! i had my first haiti meeting this week to prepare for  our trip in may. i cant even handle how i am excited i am to work there. i would love for you to pray for our team as we prepare}

{ its the little things in life that make me happy... this week i bough a new lap at target! i love it , such clean lines and i love that it goes with everything}
{ i am working on making my hair healthier. this week i met with our aveda rep michael for work and he gave me this whole set for free ... he wanted my hair to get stronger... well, you wont have to twist my arm to take free aveda product}
{ cant believe this weekend is here... TRIBAL is our high school/ middle school youth group winter retreat. if you think about it pray for all of us, there are going to be over 500 high school and middle school students there. i just pray that they really would grow their relationship with the lord. and pray for us leaders that we get some sleep lol }

well loves that is my top 5 for the week... i hope that you all have such a wonderful weekend. don't forget to take time and relax. love you all tons.

with love,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


i can't even believe that it is Wednesday... time is flying. being that it is Wednesday you know what this means.... 'oh how pinteresting' with  the vintage apple 

last night i was looking up some fun trends for spring 2012. when i was on vogue's website i saw one of the up and coming trends for spring 2012 is going to be pastel colors... so today i want to introduce you to my current fave pastel color. 

{mint green}

{ i die when i see this bag... how great is it ?!}

{ fun dress}

{ i need to find these heals for spring}

{ effortlessly mint green}

{ green with envy}


{ be still my heart... i just love these}

{ anthro vintage bowls... i have these and just love them}

{ such a great pea coat}

{ cute little vintage cruiser bike }

well looking at all these pictures made me 'green with envy ' for all of these items... i might just have to find me some mint green to spice up my wardrobe. hope you hall have a great hump day... its almost the weekend , you can do it!

with love,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{Happy Valentines Day}

sorry for being m.i.a the last few days... but i am back and ready to get this valentines day party started ! 
what are everyones plans for tonight?! hott date, fun night in, or just no plans at all.

so far my valentines day has been pretty chill... although i woke up to a little surprise this morning, my wonderful parents hid gifts all over my house . they sure know how to make me feel loved. so for my fave gift i got was a new tiffiany's charm for my bracelet. i just about passed out from excitement, i was totally not expecting it . 

i am pretty excited about tonight too. since i have no valentine to go out on a date with... i am going out with my galentines ... some of my best friends and i are going out for dinner and drinks and then we are going to see the vow. i am so excited to see this movie you have no idea, maybe its because channing tatum is in the movie ?! its true i have a crush on him... oh well, a girl can dream right?!

{ the vow trailer }

{ here is an interview with the couple that inspired the movie the 'vow'... warning it will make you cry}

today maybe a made up hallmark holiday, but today makes me really think about our heavenly father and how he lavashes his LOVE on us everyday. 

"but God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
{Romans 5:8}

with love,

Friday, February 10, 2012

{It's Friday Baby}

its friday baby... holla! this girl is super exhausted and this weekend is not going to get any slower... but hey, i would not trade it for the world. i count my blessing everyday for the life i have been blessed with .

since its friday, you know whats about to happen on my blog! its high five for friday with lauren 

{so get pumped here are my top 5 from this week}

{ confession : i love monday nights for this reason ... i just love the bachelor, even though i really am not keen on ben! this monday was no exception ,its kind of sad that this made my top 5 from this week. but hey, a little drama, crying, and good ole ridiculousness makes monday's so much better... right ?! team kacie b #winning}

{ super excited about my new office at work... it obvi needs a little bit of help... any decorating ideas ?! my new computer is coming in this week, cant wait! }

{ got to spend allot of time with this precious flower this week. yesterday was her 5th birthday, she is growing up so much! i asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday and her requests were to go to starbucks and then go shopping at target! girl after my own heart }

{ be still my heart... i found these kate spade gems at marshalls yesterday... 50 dollars for these beauties , and they were originally 150! i am just a little excited about this find, by now you probably know my love for anything kate spade}

{ sorry for the horrible iphone quality of this picture! but, as you can tell i was in dire need of some dress shoes for work... so i bought these babies at target for 30! i love them , such a comfy wedge. and they do not make me look too tall, this is a problem i have with most heals}

well loves, those were the highlights of my week... nothing super life altering. hope that everyone has a blissful weekend. remember to take some time to relax and rejuvenate!

with love,

Thursday, February 9, 2012

{Spnosor Loving}

so i have quite the treat for you today... let me introduce to you some of the best girls in the blogging world! and an added bonus they happen to be my sponsors... i am a lucky girl- i know :)

{ introducing... sponsor spotlight }

Here is the beautiful Aubrey Kinch from '' The Kinch Life"! let me tell you this girl is the most beautiful, sweet , and encouraging follower of Christ!

1. I am married. To the most amazing man out there, Andrew. We promised our forever to each other October 1, 2010 and have enjoyed all the choas of our life together so far.
2. I am a Christian. God is beautiful and he is good, always.
3. I have a 6 year old step-son, Drake. He is the biggest blessing and I love him more then words can explain.
4. I am a daddy's girl; we danced to I Loved Her First at my wedding and we both cried a lot; the ugly sobbing though so no pictures will ever be seen. ;)
5. I am addicted to EOS [looks like an egg] chapstick.
6. I have multiple tattoos and am no where near finished getting them. Most have flowers and bible verses.
7. I sang the National Anthem for a basketball game in middle school, once. Was too scared to ever do it again.
8. I used to love school. Now, I hate it. I went for Elementary Education and stopped when I started planning our wedding. Will I go back?? Eventually but probably for Nursing.
9. Baking is my passion. I operate {Little Cakes} for fun.
10. I work as a full-time nanny for a beautiful toddler, Elle. It makes me want my own, soon.
11. I am obsessed with Target. I am there 4...5 times a week. Literally.
12. I am notorious for sending Christmas Cards out the day after Thanksgiving. I get a lot of crap for it but I am just wayyyyy prepared. ;)
13. I suck at math.
14. It's my dream to have a southern accent where I can say "bless your heart" and it would be accepted. Plus I love country music.
15. I "suffer" [that's what people call it but it isn't that extreme] from migraines.
16. I am a chronic organizer.
17. I ran into a wall chasing my brother when I was 5. I now have a sexy Harry Potter-like scar.
18. Elf is my favorite movie.
19. Top 5 words that describe me are: loud, bubbly [my husband says warm], loyal, passionate & a people pleaser.
20. I have a Husky/Samoyed dog, Brutus. He's huge and goofy and I love him SO much.

Let me introduce you to this fabulous blogger named Jessica from 'Lovely Little Things', she is just the most amazing and encouraging girl!

My name is Jessica, and I blog over at Lovely Little Things! I’m a 20-something just living and learning as I go and loving [almost] every minute of it. I have a passion for life, and I'm always up for an adventure! There is no limit to what you'll find on my blog. I like to share recipes that I try, product reviews, [wannabe] fashion tips, organization ideas, good books I read or music I listen to, my triumphs and failures, fun pictures from my everyday life - anything and everything. I hope that by continuing with Lovely Little Things that I will discover lots of fun new things about myself (and the not so fun things, too) so that I can grow as a person, and maybe even inspire one or two people along the way! Come visit and let’s do life together!

{alright sweet bloggers its your turn... now go check out their amazing blogs! I promise you wont regret it! hope everyone has a great day!}

with love,

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

{oh how PINTERESTing wednesday}

happy hump day!!! by now you know what wednesday means ... its 'oh how pinteresting wednesday' with 'the vintage apple'! i am super excited for this weeks fun pinterest finds. the only downside to looking at pinterest, is i just want to go on a major shopping spree... so right now i am practicing self control , and restraining my 'shopaholic' self! its like window shopping online... right?!

{keep calm and pin on}

{ kate spade}

{ i might just have to splurge on these flats... i love them so much... the outside is tweed and then they have a patten leather toe... the add a fun touch to any outfit! }

{ right now i am really going back and forth  in deciding weather to have ombre done on my hair.... i just love the look so much . if i do i will post pics }

{can you tell i am thinking spring/ summer... this color combo is just so great! totally something i would wear}

{ love love love this... this is such a great chartreuse colored dress. a girl can only dream to wear this... right?!}

{ i just love these anthro bowls... i actually use one on my night stand to put my bobby pins, earrings, and whatever else i take off before i go to bed}

{ um yea... farmhouse mugs at antrho... coffee suddenly tastes better out of these mugs}
{ swoon worthy envelope clutch from antro... need i say more * who wants to buy this for me!?}

{ since we are on an anthro kick.. how about this awesome glitter shower curtain... i think i will be buying this}

{ how great is this! yet another reason why i love my iPhone}

{ lc has the best hair tutorials ever.. if you have not done it yet, head over to her website and
check it out:
'lauren conrad'}

:: all images via pinterst ::

hope you all enjoyed perusing through my fun pinterest finds this week. congrats that you made it to wednesday, you are half way through the week... you can do it!

with love,

p.s i would still love to blog swap with you... so email me at
{ somethingbeautiful2012@gmail.com }