Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I can't muster the courage to admit how much effort and time went into this new layout.  But having things more organized feels wonderful!
Hopefully it's easy to navigate around now! Still have much to learn but this is a start. :)
There are a few more things to do and they will be straightened out this week!

This past Sunday a friend from church told me she has enjoyed reading my blog even though she isn't a military wife and I wanted to say this place is welcome for everyone.  It was nice to hear that she was following along!
Feedback is encouraged!

Last night Darren had duty and I decided to spend the evening doing a project that seemed perfect in my mind but I honestly didn't know how it would end up.
1.Painted boxes
2.Painted plastic shelves from my 'everything Laura loves' room

You need pictures, right?
Don't worry,
I need to finish a few things with the boxes and put things back on the shelves but then I will post the pictures under the {All Things Creative} tab. :)

She is on my 'if we ever met..i'd be humbled' list
Ann Voskamp is a mentor that i've never actually met. But daily (except for Sundays) a warm welcome awaits at her home, and she shares stories of life and love for Jesus, family, and people.  I could sit with a warm cup of coffee all day if I could learning from her.
Her book, 'One Thousand Gifts' is about being thankful in the midst of what may seem mundane.
I decided to take her dare and in a small journal you will find it's filled with gifts from God that are anything from, the way the sun spills across the wood floors to my sweet baby boy who let out the cutest giggle.  It's been an intimate time between the Lord and I as those pages have quickly filled and the numbers add up. 
Today Ann Voskamp writes about meeting Kathy Giffords and being on her show, I wonder if she knows the extent in which God has been using her?
I'm blessed to have handfuls of women in my life that I know personally as well as the ones on my 'I wish we could meet' list.
Her blog is found on the right sidebar, simply click her name and you'll find yourself in a wonderful new place..prepare to be blessed!

All things MAKEUP!

I am SO excited to share this young lady with you.  Megan has such a sweet spirit and is a wonderful teacher.
Honestly makeup is something I decided it was time to learn.  I want to look my best and have no problem with a touch of makeup! I was led to megan's youtube page where she sits down in front of the camera and takes you step by step through practical ways to do your makeup and what products to use.
I've loved that she has reccomended very affordable products since we're on a budget.  If you need some new ideas please take a minute to watch a few of her videos, it will be worth your time!
I need to post a picture of my new makeup routine. :)
The best thing has been the comments recieved about how i've worn my makeup recently.
Here is the link to her channel:

Who encourages you?


Anonymous said...

I LOVE your new page! It is reflective of your growth and outlook, most definitely!

So who encourages me...? When I am serious, I get out Max Lucado. His words wrap God's word around my heart in new and wonderful ways, everytime I open one of his books.

I also like to listen to students. Sometimes they say something without knowing and I feel so full. When all else fails, it's music. I am encouraged by music of all kinds, but especially by new music - not the popular gunk, but things from Erik Whitacre, Paul Mealor. Mealor wrote the piece called "Ubi Caritas," which was made part of the wedding of William and Kate. I am transfixed by that piece, to the extent it just makes me --- happy! Now, Erik Whitacre, there's an interesting fella... HE has created a virtual choir online! His Virtual Choir 3 will be released on April 2nd, and I can't wait! You should Google the guy and check him out...

Lastly, nothing encourages me more than standing at the water line of Lake Michigan and being reminded Who is in charge. :-)


Laura said...

I love reading things from Max Lucado! He is very encouraging.
Music is also a great way to be encouraged, i'll check out those two that you mentioned. :) Love hearing from you!