Nov 18, 2014

q & a // 20 facts about me


I thought it would be fun to do a little "get to know me" post since I haven't really done one since I started this little blog. Here we go!

 Question 1 // How tall are you?
:: 5 feet 5 inches
Question 2 // Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
:: I have a mean jumpshot & I will beat you in a game of horse
Question 3 // What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
:: having to sign in to comment, especially on WordPress...frustrating to jump through hoops to tell ya how awesome your post was 
Question 4 // What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
:: bad drivers; people who drive slow in the left lane, people who don't give "the wave" when you let them over, when it's down to one lane & someone speeds to the front & sneaks in (I have a slight case of road rage)
Question 5 // What’s your favorite song?
:: Three Little Birds - Bob Marley, Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen, Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
Question 6 // What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?
:: Glam Lamb Creations - her prints are gorgeous
Question 7 // What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
:: catching up on my DVR, purusing through Target or Hobby Lobby
Question 8 // What’s your favorite junk food?
:: french fries & chocolate
Question 9 // Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
:: Buster Brown, Jack Russell Terrier ...he's the family pet & lives with my mom
Question 10 // What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books?
:: fiction - Pride & Prejudice , The Great Gatsby
:: nonfiction - Work, Pray, Love by Diane Paddison (great for professional Christian women)
Question 11 //  What’s your favorite beauty product?
Question 12 //  When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
:: uhh, really can't remember but I hate to be embarrassed 
Question 13 //  If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
:: coffee; dark + bold with a splash of vanilla caramel creamer
Question 14 //  What’s your favorite movie?
:: Pride & Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, Wedding Crashers, Labyrinth
Question 15 // What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
:: Probably a jock, was voted "social butterfly" my senior year
Question 16 // If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
:: Not that I've ever been but I dream of Paris
Question 17 // PC or Mac?
:: Never owned a Mac laptop, so I can't really compare
Question 18 // Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boyfriend, spouse?
:: I'm single as a dollar bill...but when a stranger tells me I'm pretty
Question 19 // Favorite celebrity?
:: Rihanna, duh
Question 20 // What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?
:: Estee from Essie Button

If you answer these questions on your blog, let me know! I'd love to read your answers!


Nov 6, 2014

Birthday reflections // 26 was a journey


I love celebrating birthdays...especially my own. Except this year. Can I be real?
26 was just plain hard. I feel like I've finally come out the other side & looking back I'm amazed at not only myself but God. I have a hard time allowing myself to embrace accomplishments. I'm proud that I graduated college in May while working full time in a sales position. I'm proud of my relationship with Christ. I'm proud that I finally started this blog. I'm proud of the woman I am because I fought to become her. 

There were times I would come home from work, jump straight into homework & start balling because I was completely overwhelmed. After graduation I felt lost, as if my life had no real purpose...why am I really here. To say summer 2014 wrecked me is an understatement.

 I've spent a lot of time on my face before Jesus this 26th year of my life. I still get surprised at how truly amazing God is. He always meets me when I need him the most. He's tested my faith more times than I'd like to recall. I've been through some stuff in my lifetime, as we all go realize how strong you are. 26 was a journey, most of it I felt as if I were on an island...just me & God. While I've always had an amazing support system around me, I learned that God's opinion is the only one that matters.

His constant pursuit of my heart is unparallelled; I attempt to wrap my head around that & it blows my mind. Recently I've come across complete strangers who have pointed out my patience & kindness. They've also said something to the effect of "you have something great coming soon". I don't believe in coincidences, everything happens for a reason. I can't help but think this past year has prepared me for what's soon to come. 

I'm thankful for the struggle, without it success wouldn't taste as sweet. Cheers to you pretty girl, you're amazing & I am beyond proud of you & how far you've's to 27!

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