a cute song. and a new year.

2011. kindof a terrifying thought. kindof a happy thought. kindof a relieving thought.
and it's not just a thought anymore.
it's here.
wow. at last!
i learned so much about God, about myself, about a lot of things this past year. grew in new ways and saw God's faithful hand in my life every day. i still can't believe i made it this far. ha! only by His grace.
oh, that my back would grow stronger this year! that i would continue to lean on the only steadfast rock, and not on myself. that i would learn to apply my head knowledge. not just know things, but do them. that i would continue to love and serve others when it hurts, just like my Saviour did for me. that i would have a childlike spirit instead of a cold cynical one. that i would make much of Him and fear Him and love Him and find all my joy in Him and be content in Him alone.

(the song is from the band fort christmas discovered here)


snow, tea, granpa

so many smiles today. it's snowing for the first time this year (after having summer weather only two days ago?), i found an amazing photograph of my grandfather who i never had the pleasure of meeting, and some hot decaf (iknowsad) english breakfast tea. simple things make me smile. bliss!

(this photo found here)
(found this one manymany years ago. and i still love it.)
(granpa. in his spiffy suit and glasses. i love him so much. and i never even knew him.)


design bug

since the semester has ended, i've been needing to release some design energy...
i've had this crazy alice in wonderland design for a little girls room/baby's room in my head for quite a while and thought i would share. here are some elements from urban outfitters, etsy, and anthropologie that would go in the "room". it doesn't include general finishes of course....but it's all the fun stuff!! *smile
here you go!

the only thing that hearkens to alice in Wland literally.
lovelovelove this pillow from etsy.

walllll pappperrr. for one wall.

AHmazing anthro lamp.

next up: peter pan (my faveee)

home & mawwiage

i'm hommeeeeeee. so good to be back.
you know what makes it even better tho? knowing that now that i'm back....
i will get to help my best friend plan her wedding.


the first of my friends is getting married. this is verygoodnews.
especially since everyone already knows how much i love weddings and everything about them.
this one is sure to be amazing... (as you can see above. the bridal party attire is going to be epic.)
i shall keep you posted!
so good to be back,
but for now,