Wednesday, October 31, 2012

philippians 4:6-7

do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made know to God.
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding
will guard your hearts & your minds in Christ Jesus.
(philippians 4:6-7)

worry only breeds worry.

instead of allowing worry to be an idol in our lives,
we need to bring every request, every fear,
every praise & every petition to Him.

bring your worries to Him, and He will replace them
with His peace!

>> just some truths that spoke to my heart today.

Friday, October 26, 2012

clues for my husband

my husband has done a wonderful job picking out gifts for me.
but, i have gift giving on the brain (christmas is 60 days away!),
so i put together a board with ideas for him, just in case. ;)

what's on your wish list this year?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


one of my goals for the afternoon is to decorate for fall.
nothing fancy. some pumpkins, squash, wheat, leaves,
this awesome printable from Pen & Paint.
i like the simplicity, reminding me to be thankful in this season,
enjoying the (slightly) cooler weather.
hurray for fall!

how do you decorate for fall?
do you like simplicity, or do you go all out?

Monday, October 22, 2012


before we went on vacation,
I got to take a knitting class at our local Michael's.
I'd been wanting to learn how to knit for quite a while,
but I could never figure it out with just books/online stuff.
I need someone to show me how to do something.

the lady who taught the class, Ann, was seriously the sweetest,
and so very helpful. the class was for a washcloth,
but she taught me some other tricks & such along with it.

since then, I've been knitting away!
4 different washcloths, the beginning of a scarf for a niece,
the start of an infinity cowl.
so glad I was able to get started in this
and add yet another hobby to my collection. ;)

have you picked up a new hobby recently?
what do you fill your spare moments with?
let's chat!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

vacation hangover

Hello, lovelies!

The mister & I got to on vacation for 10 whole days, and it was simply wonderful! I feel like I have a "vacation hangover", catching up on life this week. I plan on sharing pictures & such very soon (next week, maybe), but until then, the blog might be a little quiet.

In the meantime, use the code SHIPFREE for free shipping on anything in the autumn inspired collection. Snap up a pretty headband for Fall!

Friday, October 12, 2012

color love // rhapsody

I think rhapsody is a lovely shade of purple, another Pantone pick.
How do you feel about it? Do you prefer deeper shades of purple in the Fall?
I usually prefer plum & other darker shades, but I must say that I like this one.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10 things on 10/10

today seemed like an appropriate day to list 10 totally random things...

  >> i am super shy. i've gotten a LOT better at swallowing my fear, putting on a smile, and being nice, but i'm still pretty shy inside.

  >> i took a knitting class, because that's something i've really been wanting to learn. another activity to add to my looong list of hobbies! now i'm on the lookout for super easy beginning knitting projects; my first was a washcloth.

  >> my hubby & i really, really, really want to get a puppy! unfortunately, we can't have one where we live now because we rent, but someday. caroline's adorable little pup only makes it worse. ;)

  >> having a cinnamon broom in your home makes the whole place smell amazingly festive & fall-like. looove!

  >> i'm still pretty addicted to instagram; do you follow me there? i want to get some of postalpix's new 2x2 prints soon. tiny usually equals adorable in my book.

  >> my 22nd birthday is 77 days away, which means christmas is only 77 days away! this year has been going by so, so fast, it's crazy.

  >> i wish that it got cooler sooner in florida; not freezing cold real winter temperatures, but cold enough that i can wear sweaters/scarfs/boots and not suffocate. know what i mean?

  >> this recipe for pumpkin spice muffins w/ cream cheese filling is SO good. you must try it. everyone will love you if you share!

  >> sometimes my hobbies make me feel like a granny. baking, sewing, knitting, etc. but i am totally okay with that. it's fun!

  >> 10 things doesn't seem like that many until you sit down & actually try to think of 10 things. ;)

have a wonderful october 10th!

Monday, October 8, 2012

one year ago

{sorry if this picture is creeping into the sidebar...I could not get the sizing right!}

One year ago today, I got to marry my best friend, my favorite guy,
the person who knows me the best & who puts up with me anyway.
I can hardly believe it's been a year; seriously, it's gone by SO fast.

Darling, thank you for each & every day.
For sticking with me, taking care of me, making me laugh.
I can't imagine not being married to you now...
I love you so, so much. Happy anniversary!

Friday, October 5, 2012

color love // yellow

today I have a special guest post for you guys!
be sure to leave some love for my sweet friend, Elisabeth.


Hello everyone!
My name is Elisabeth, but my friends call me Eli.
I blog at The Everlasting Eli.
I am so happy to be a guest on Jacky's blog! :)
She is one of my dear friends, and I very much enjoy reading her blog. 

I have always said that Purple is my favorite color,
but over the years I have become a lover of most all colors.
Yellow would be one of those colors I love.
So lets talk a while about yellow.

one day I want sunflowers to be my wedding flower. 

along with loving colors, I also love patterns. This yellow chevron pattern is just lovely. 
{it looks like this fabric is no longer available, but you can view similar items here}

bathroom idea

 yellow diamond... makes me think of my favorite movie,
Breakfast At Tiffany's 

Thank you Jacky for letting me share one of my favorite colors.
Stop by The Everlasting Eli, and say hello.