December 28, 2011

{Sweet Inspiration} Zac Smith's Story ~ Part I

This is a tear~jerker...but too inspiring not to watch.  I'll let the video speak for itself.

December 27, 2011

I've Injured Myself Yawning...

Well, not really.  

But this picture I came across while surfing the net {do people even say that anymore?} pretty much sums up my two-week Christmas vacation in a nutshell.

...And I'm lovin' every minute of it.

Here's to a relaxing end of 2011!

December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas weekend!

December 20, 2011

That's a Wrap!

I just realized that Christmas is THIS SUNDAY.  I better get my butt in gear, and get to wrapping.  

Here is some inspiration {via Pinterest} for all of my fellow wrapping-slackers out there.


Click HERE to see a tutorial on how to tie a beautiful bow as seen below!

Happy wrapping!

December 19, 2011

Monday Manicure

Like I've said before, I'm sort of a freak about painting my own nails.  I actually just realized that I haven't NOT had nail polish on my nails since that bad?

Today I ventured out of my comfort zone and decided I'd try the Shellac Manicure phenomenon. 

We'll see about this!

December 16, 2011

{31Bits} Free Shipping For a Good Cause!

Kallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first- hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 99 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation.
Available on their website,

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December 15, 2011

{Favorite Christmas Movies} The Holiday

I thought it would be fun to reflect on some of my Christmas favorites now that we're in that special season

I'll start with my MOST favorite ~ The Holiday

December 13, 2011

Not Your Average "Food Truck"

OK, maybe I've been living under a ROCK for the last few years, because when I heard that we were having two food trucks visit our campus, I just didn't get that excited.  

The lunch I had packed myself was less than appetizing, so I gave the food truck Barcelona OntheGo a shot.  OH.MY.GOODNESS.  
This is what I ordered:  USDA Prime Top Sirloin & Fries with Chimichurri

We have The Lime Truck coming on Thursday...can't wait!

Have you ever tried any of these fancy gourmet food trucks?

December 10, 2011

Happy Weekend

{via Pinterest}

Thanking God for the weekends ~ and wishing you a happy one!

December 9, 2011

It's Beginning to Sound a lot like Christmas...

My best friend just cent me the Amy Grant ~ Home for Christmas CD and I can't stop listening to it. 

Christmas music has to be some of the most nostalgiac music around.   This particular CD reminds me so much of my best friend and the many Christmases we spent together as kids, teens, and adults.

Which Christmas albums/songs are your favorites?

December 8, 2011

{DIY} Waterless Snow Globes

I love Sweet Something Designs.  Michelle has a way with styling, decorating, and crafting!  Some of her room transformations are unbelievable.  I love her DIY post on her latest creations:  Waterless Snow Globes

See the step-by-step tutorial HERE!

So cute, easy, and perfect for Christmas!

December 7, 2011

She's a "Mrs."!

My oldest sister was absolutely stunning, and it was a wonderful weekend in Scottsdale celebrating with family and friends.   

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Lawson!

I  have to share some of my favorite Scottsdale spots with you from the weekend:

The Herb Box {delicious breakfast!}

These spots were great...almost made me feel like I could live in Arizona....almost ; )
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