Monday, March 28, 2011

i'm just little old me

The song Lovely by Sara Haze spoke volumes to me today.  The beginning goes like this:

"I don't wanna be her
I just wanna be little old me
I shouldn't have to think
Who am I supposed to be today
And what gave you the right
To tell me who I should be
Who gave you that right
Cuz, I feel LOVELY just the way that I am
Yes, I feel LOVELY the way that I am"

I look at the culture today and I see girls molding themselves into what they think OTHERS want them to be.  We try so hard to fit in and fit the world's model of what a girl is supposed to be but there is so much more to us than that.  Why should we have to try so hard to find the world's approval?  Why can't we look at ourselves and see a creation of the Creator of heaven and earth?  He created us in His own IMAGE.  Shouldn't that be enough for us?  Why do we feel the need for the world's love when we have so much more?  We have to love of a wonderful Savior who died for us.  Do you hear me?  He died!
And you know what is really amazing?  He looks at us everyday, looks through the mistakes we have made and the imperfections and tells us that we are lovely.  Everyday.  Even when we have makeup running down our faces.  Even when we are wearing the worst outfit on the face of the planet or even if we are having a bad hair day.  He tells us everyday that we are lovely daughters of His.  I think that should mean so much more than something any guy could say or any compliment people could ever give.

Stop being the stereo typical girl!  Break out and show your true colors.  Live your own life with no restraints.  Love freely and dream big.  Reach for the sky girl because there is one guy who will always tell you that you are lovely---and that's Jesus.

I want to see His love through all I do.  Thank you Jesus that you think I am lovely.  Thank you so much.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

musical fashion

I've been listening to music basically all day.  Honestly, that is not very strange since I always say that I "live my life to music."  I'm quite literal when I say it too.
This is my last day before spring break is over and school is back.  Oh joy.  Well, instead of working on my biography paper like I could have been, I decided to raid my closet again.  So, over the course of several hours I bring you this post by yours truly.  hehe.

How many of you can guess what song the name of this collection of pictures is from?  I am almost positive that most of you should know this one.  No, it is not from Toy Story.  Sorry, it is not by Christina Perry even though I love her.  Okay I'll give you a hint.  Owl.  What?  You still can't get it?  It is Vanilla Twilight by Owl City of course!  You really should have known.

Only one of the songs that I adore at the moment.  Sigh.  It's just so beautiful.  I'm just not sure why Shaq is in the video but---well, it's a good song.

And don't you just love the outfit!  I was so excited to find out it had pockets!  Dear Weather...please get warm.

{dress-goodwill, shoes-unknown, cover up-unknown}

Now this name comes from the beautiful song by Sara Haze called Lovely.  It truly is a great song.  This outfit is slightly less summer-ish and a lot more casual.  I really like it. 

 t-shirt-unknown, cream (i don't know what it's called)-Forever 21, jeans-daisy fuentes

And the song that I chose for this adorable outfit was Sound of Sunshine by Michael Franti and Spearhead.  A really great song.  I found this skirt at the Goodwill in Myrtle Beach.  Do you like it?

 skirt-Goodwill, shirt-Walmart, shoes-unknown

I really like this picture.  In fact I like it so much I made it my profile picture on Facebook.  Don't you just love having a tripod?

Just one more thing before you all leave me!  If you've ever heard The Band Perry you know that they are amazing.  I've been listening to their songs You Lie and Double Heart for two days straight.  I don't usually listen to a ton of country music but they are definitely the real deal!  Their song If I Die Young always makes me think of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet.  Well, I hope you all take my music suggestions because every one of these songs are absolutely amazing.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

the beach - take two

I think it is kind of strange when you find me sitting by the pool reading "Novelist's Boot Camp."  Wouldn't you agree?

Jett turned six months this week {oh, what a big little boy} and I got to take his picture.  Isn't he adorable?

He didn't think this picture was quite as funny as Kelly and I did.  Haha!  He's so cute.
"Don't leave me here!  What did I do?  Hello?  Anyone?"
Just kidding.  We didn't actually leave him on the beach.  He's too cute to waste on the beach.  Nope, we took him with us.

I adore this picture.  I had a stroke of genius at the moment that I found this foam-filled shell---if I may say so myself.

The sky looked like a painting that morning.  God was feeling especially painter-istic that day I suppose and I am just thankful He let me witness it.

The sunrises were gloriously captivating every morning.

More seagulls---I have a weakness for seagulls and cameras.  What can I say?  They make really fascinating subjects.

This sunrise flyer helps prove my point---birds are just fun to photograph.  I think you can tell I got slightly camera happy this week.   

Don't you love the beach?  Sadly, it's back to reality for me but this little escape from life was delightful.  Thank you Lord for this opportunity and for the beautiful sights I witnessed there.
Oh my!  Look at my signature.  More seagulls.  I'm turning into a seagull fanatic!
Have a beautiful day all of my wonderful followers and commenters!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I'm a beach girl

You heard me right.  I am a beach girl through and through.  Yes, I know I live in Tennessee and yes, I know there are no beaches there but I'm a beach girl none the less.  
Don't you love the style I'm sporting? 
Okay, I have two words to describe this week so far.
 Refreshing.  Loveliness.

The beach was utterly amazing.  Absolutely beautiful.

Oh, I love this girl.  She is always so happy to do whatever crazy or weird thing I ask her to do for a picture.

This poor lonely shoe was missing its mate on the beach today.  I feel sorry for the kiddo who lost it because it has most likely flown away in the wind by now.  It did make a great photo prop though.  One of my favorites so far.

I think I took over fifty pictures of seagulls in two days and only a few came out great---like this one.

Shell lovelies.

I'll be posting part two coming later.  Love ya'll.  That's what most of my real Tennessean friends say.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Fever

Spring break has finally arrived and to say that I am pumped doesn't even begin to describe me.  On Friday I walk out of my last class, looked at two of my friends and we all started screaming.  Let's just say that we scared a couple of people.
When I got home I sat on my fire escape {one of the interesting parts of my room} and "basked" in the sun.  Soon though I was convinced to take pictures of Kenzie and somehow got grass stains all up my legs.  haha.  Dirty feet in the summer time is a given for me and apparently it's the same for Kenzie.  Yes, I am well aware that it is not summer yet but it feels like it.

Balls are all over our backyard.  We love throwing, kicking, tossing, and any other thing possible to do with a ball.

I loved this one.  I just snapped and the two of them were in the same position.  Love it.

Handstand attempts.