28 April 2011

I L O VE .

TODAY IS MORE LIKE P E R S O N   I  L O V E THAN THINGS I LOVE .

AND THAT PERSON IS GRACE KELLY . IN THINKING OF ROYAL WEDDINGS { NO OFFENSE , DIANA } , I THINK OF GRACE . A PERFECT NAME . A BEAUTIFUL GAL . AND A ROYAL WEDDING { S I G H } .
GRACE KELLY : ICON OF STYLE TO ROYAL BRIDE . MARRIED IN 1956 TO THE PRINCE RAINIER III , PRINCE OF MONOCO . SHE IS ONE OF THOSE WOMEN THAT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY RAVISHING IN EVERY SINGLE PHOTO OF HER . ONE OF THOSE CLASSY LADIES . POISED . ELEGANT . REFRESHING . AND ROYAL .
AND THIS ROYAL WEEK I THINK GRACE KELLY MOST DEFINITELY SETS THE HIGH BAR OF STANDARDS AS FAR AS A ROYAL BRIDE GOES . 
S E R I O U S L Y . 
THERE ARE EVEN PATTERNS THAT VOGUE HAS CREATED FOR THOSE VERY C L A S S Y BRIDES WHO CAN PULL IT OFF . UGH . I WISH I WOULD HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO PULL THAT OFF . HOW UTTERLY L O V E L Y . JUST LOOK . AND L O OK MORE .
WELL , ALMOST TIME FOR THAT ROYAL WEDDING + ALMOST A PERFECT FINISH TO A PERFECT  R O Y A L  WEEK . XO X O .

27 April 2011

TW O LE T T ER S .

{ WE INTERRUPT ROYAL WEEK FOR AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT }
{ EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE . COMING OH.SO.VERY SOON . A PURE ANSWER FOR ALMOST THREE DEVOTED YEARS OF PRAYER . START YOUR BROWSING  H E R E  , DENVER }

26 April 2011

WEE K : R OY AL .

THIS WEEK NOT ONLY BEGAN ROYALLY WITH EASTER CELEBRATIONS + FESTIVITIES , BUT WILL END ROYALLY AS WELL . OF COURSE , THE ROYAL WEDDING . WHICH I AM CURRENTLY CAPTIVATED WITH , PROBABLY ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD . I JUST CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE HOW UNBELIEVABLE IT WOULD BE TO REALLY , TRULY BE A  P R I N C E S S . AND A REAL ROYAL WEDDING ? E N C H A N T I N G , OF COURSE . AND AT THE SAME TIME , I ALSO CANNOT IMAGINE THINKING ABOUT BEING THE BRIDE OF THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY {OVERSTATED ? WEDDING OF THE DECADE ?} + WHAT DRESS I WOULD WEAR + HOW I WOULD DO MY MAKEUP + HOW MY HAIR WOULD LOOK + WHAT SORTS OF SHOES I WOULD WEAR + WHAT KINDS OF FLOWERS I WOULD CARRY : ALL OF WHICH WILL BE IN HISTORY BOOKS FOREVER . A H . ALSO , THINKING OF WEDDINGS ALWAYS MAKES ME LONG FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE ABOUT SEVEN MORE WEDDINGS { OF COURSE TO THE SAME , SWEET BOY } JUST IN ORDER TO ENCOMPASS  A L L   O F   T H E  C R A Z Y   D E T A I L S  I WOULD  M O S T   S U R E L Y  HAVE IN  M I N D

BUT SEVEN WEDDINGS FOR ME , OR NOT , ROYAL OR NOT , IT IS SOON TIME TO CELEBRATE , NATURALLY WITH TEA , SCONES , FINGER SANDWICHES + ACCENTS I'M SURE .  THE EVER . FABULOUS  EMILY , OF FERN + FLORA , WILL HOST THIS SWEET GATHERING OF GALS TO GAWK AS WELL AS PROBABLY SWOON OVER THE SWEET DETAILS OF THE DAY . I AM OH . SO . EXCITED + MUST SPEND THE NEXT FEW DAYS PONDERING WHICH TEA CUP TO BRING + LOVING THESE DISHES THAT ANOTHER SWEET GAL , HILARY , WILL TOTE ALONG WITH HER THAT DAY . PERFECT FOR THE OCCASION ? Y E S . PERFECT FOR ANY OCCASION ? M M H M M M . GOOD STUFF . C   H  E    E  R  I O     D A   R  L I  N G   S    +    G O  O  D  N   I G H  T   .    X   O X   O  .
POST . EASTER BLUES ? NOPE . NOT I .
EASTER CERTAINLY HAS NOT ENDED IN MY JOYFUL LITTLE HEART + THERE ARE MUCH TOO MANY FABULOUS THINGS HAPPENING AROUND HERE TO JUST MOPE AROUND WITH A CERAMIC BLUE BUNNY IN MY ARMS { I TRULY DO HAVE A CERAMIC BLUE BUNNY . RYAN DESPISES IT + I , I LOVE IT }
TONIGHT : WEEDING , PHONE CALLING , GROCERY SHOPPING , COOK COOK COOKING A LITTLE WITH THE BOY { A TYPICAL DINNER BY 8 : 3 0 } + SOME GOOD TIME WITH HIM OF COURSE .  REALLY , THAT'S ALL FOR TONIGHT . ROYAL WEDDING GOODNESS IS COMING UP SOON . E EE E E . SO FUN . X OX  O.

24 April 2011

H E I S R IS E N .

NOT SWEET BECAUSE IT TURNED OUT SUNNIER THAN IMAGINED .
NOT SWEET BECAUSE R + I MADE THE MOST DELICIOUS{LY UNHEALTHY} WAFFLES I'VE EVER TASTED THIS MORNING .
NOT SWEET BECAUSE R + I SPENT THE BEGINNING HOURS OF TODAY DYING EGGS BRILLIANT SHADES . 
NOT SWEET BECAUSE TULIPS ARE BLOOMING EVERYWHERE AROUND ME . 
NOT SWEET BECAUSE PEACH COBBLER WAS BAKING IN THE OVEN .
NOT EVEN SWEET BECAUSE OF A DELICIOUS MEAL WITH DELIGHTFUL FRIENDS . 

N O .
TODAY IS A SWEET DAY BECAUSE MY JESUS  L I V E S .
AND TODAY IS A SWEET DAY BECAUSE MY JESUS HAS TAKEN EVERY OUNCE OF GROSSNESS + SHAME + GUILT + DARKNESS FROM ME + MADE ME  F R E E .
TODAY IS A SWEET DAY BECAUSE MY JESUS IS  G O O D .

TODAY IS A SWEET DAY BECAUSE I CAN THROW MY HANDS IN THE AIR + SING + SMILE + DANCE FOREVER IN OVERWHELMING  J O Y  FOR WHAT MY JESUS HAS DONE FOR ME . 
MY LIPS SHALL STILL REPEAT : 
O PRAISE THE ONE WHO PAID MY DEBT + RAISED THIS LIFE UP FROM THE DEAD .
O I JUST WANT TO SCREAM . WHAT A TRULY SWEET DAY . AND TIS SO SO SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS . 
I HOPE YOU FEEL HIS SWEET LOVE TODAY , L O V E L I E S .  H E   I S   R I S EN .
{S OU R C E}

21 April 2011

TH IN G S I L OV E.

I LOVE THINKING OF THINGS I LOVE . IN FACT , THE OTHER DAY , I WAS THINKING OF SO MANY THINGS THAT I LOVE THAT I DECIDED I SHOULD PROBABLY JUST MAKE A LITTLE BOOK OUT OF IT + HAVE RYAN + I KEEP ADDING TO IT FROM DAY TO DAY . ANOTHER LITTLE PROJECT WRITTEN ON THE CHALKBOARD IN ATTEMPTS TO BE REMEMBERED OR ACTUALLY FULFILLED . SAD THAT THAT'S THE ONLY WAY THAT I CAN REMEMBER SOME THINGS THESE DAYS ? MAYBE , BUT OH WELL . CHALKBOARDS ARE GREAT . BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT I LOVE MOST TODAY . TODAY , I LOVE  L L A M A S + I LOVE  F O N T S .  A N D   W H A T   B E T T E R     T H  A N     L L AM A S    +   F O N T S ,   
B     U   T        A       L    L  A   M    A          F  O   N    T     ?   ?    !

I NOTICED THIS THE OTHER DAY WHEN A FRIEND HAD POSTED A LINK + I THINK IT IS HILARIOUS + OH.SO.SWEET . J U S T   L I S T E N   T O   T H E   D E  S C R I P T I O  N :

what is llama font? it's a font made of llamas. use it to write out any message you'd like. it's especially helpful in taking the edge off of bad news.  need to send a harsh message to a loved one? helvetica is cold. say it in llama. need to make a confession? times new roman is just rude. say it in llama.

SUCH AS THIS  SONG LYRIC THAT I RIGHTFULLY ADJUSTED FOR THE OCCASION :

EEEEE LOOK @ THEM DO THE SPLITS + HEADSTANDS + SOMERSAULTS + SUCH
HERE IS TO THURSDAY + LLAMAS + FONTS + JIM CROCE SONGS + THINGS WE ALL  LOVE + ADORE { CHEERS } X O XO .

20 April 2011

A R EB US ST OR Y.

LET ME GET MY TEACHER VOICE OUT FOR A MINUTE . 
WE ARE GOING TO BE READING THROUGH A REBUS SENTENCE OR TWO . 
A REBUS SENTENCE IS A WRITTEN THOUGHT IN WHICH  PICTURES REPLACE WORDS . READ ALONG OF COURSE . . . 

ONE DAY , I CHECKED MY EMAIL , ONLY TO BE NOTIFIED THAT ISSUE FOUR OF HAD COME OUT + WAS READY FOR ME TO LOOK AT . AS I CLICKED THROUGH THE FABULOUS PAGES OF GRAPHIC GLORY + WHIMSY GALORE , I HAPPENED UPON THE MAGAZINE'S ART DIRECTOR , MISS, WHO JUST HAPPENS TO SPEND $ 1 5 TWICE A MONTH ON A HAIR BRUSHING . PECULIAR AS THAT IS , I AM FAIRLY CERTAIN THAT IS AN INVESTMENT I SHOULD BE MAKING VERY SOON . A GRAPHIC DESIGNER SUCH AS HERSELF WOULD PROBABLY ONLY HAVE A BLOG JUST AS SWEET + SWOONING AS HER BLEACH BLONDE FRO + SO I CHECKED + WALAA ,  WAS THE BLOG I FOUND , WRITTEN BY BRI EMERY HERSELF . SHE JUST ALWAYS SEEMS TO FIND SOMETHING SWEET TO WRITE ABOUT , OR TEMPT ME WITH PHOTOS OF  . SHE ALSO JUST FINISHED CREATING THE NEW BEAUTY BLOG OF MISS LAUREN CONROD , KNOWN AS  . 
{ FAUX BANGS ? ! CRAZY } SO THAT IS GREAT .

H  A P P Y  WE D NES D AY  . X OX O 

19 April 2011

I M I SS I T . . .

TODAY I'M MISSING ME A DIRT ROAD .
I HEARD JASON ALDEAN'S "DIRT ROAD" SONG AGAIN + OH , HOW I REALLY , TRULY MISS DIRT ROADS RIGHT NOW . 

I THINK OF SUMMER + SUMMER SMELLS + SMALL TOWNS + HOME + SPEEDING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE + SEEING THE DUST + DIRT FLY IN ALL DIRECTIONS BEHIND YOU .

DIRT ROADS DEFINITELY HAVE SOME MEMORIES , BUT SOMETIMES THOSE MEMORIES ARE SWEET TO THINK BACK ON + MEMORY LANE ISN'T ONE BIT BAD AT ALL .

I KNOW I'M A SMALL TOWN GIRL @ HEART . GIVE ME A SUNDRESS , COUNTRY MUSIC , MY COWGIRL BOOTS , A BOY I LOVE , CORNBREAD + BISCUITS + OF COURSE , A DIRT ROAD + I'LL BE THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD . 

I PROMISE .

SOME BLOGGING BEAUTY COMING YOUR WAY T O M O R R O W  . 
X O XO .

15 April 2011

F R IDA Y F AS H IO N

A WEEKEND TO MOST DEFINITELY START IN STYLE , I QUICKLY WENT INTO TAILOR.MODE + TIGHTENED UP SOME LACY PANTS TO BETTER SUITE MY LEGS . EMILY + I WERE THRIFTING LAST SATURDAY WHEN I FOUND THIS PAIR OF { SERIOUSLY } WHITE , LACE , ELASTIC JEANS . THESE PANTS REALLY MAKE JEGGINGS JUST LOOK  L A M E . AFTER A LITTLE DISCUSSION OVER WHETHER THESE BOTTOMS WERE JUST PLAIN UGLY + FRIGHTENING , OR WHETHER THEY WOULD JUST PLAIN ROCK , THE PANTS THAT RODE A FINE LINE ON THE CUSP OF SADNESS + GREATNESS , WERE WON + THEY CAME HOME WITH ME . AFTER SOME FINE TUNING + MANY A PINING JOB TONIGHT , THEY WERE READY TO SLAP ON + SHARE WITH MY L I T T L E WORLD .  H A .
L A C Y   P A N T S .
C L O S E R .
C L O S E R   S T I L L .

HOW CAN YOU P O S S I B L Y G O W R O N G WITH THESE L AC Y BEAUTS ? 
H A P P Y  MIDDLE . OF . APRIL  W E E K E N D  TO Y O U + YOURS . X O XO 

14 April 2011

TH IN G S I L OV E

TODAY , THINGS I LOVE ,
NO DOUBT , 
NO HESITATION , 
NO "I.JUST.HAVE.TO.THINK.ABOUT.IT.FOR.ONE.MOMENT"
MMMHM . NOT TODAY . 
TODAY , I LOVE . . . 

D A N C I N G . 

FREELY . 
CRAZILY . 
KNOCK OVER CHAIRS-ILY . SOMETIMES THAT JUST HAPPENS IN A SMALL HOME . 

OHHH + WAIT TIL YOU  D A N C E  TO THIS .
HEAVEN . KIND OF LIKE THESE DANCING PHOTOS FROM WEHEARTIT .

FREE .
MOVING .
CREATIVE .
R I G H T ?
 DANCING BALLERINA STYLE
 DANCING SWEET COUPLE STYLE
 DANCING IN THE FIELD STYLE
 LACING UP THE STRINGS { TO DANCE } STYLE
 DANCING WHIMSICALLY STYLE
 DANCING ON THE BEACH WITH CRAZY BIRDS STYLE
 DANCING WITH MY BALLERINA FRIENDS STYLE
DANCING IN LEGWARMERS + BAREFEET STYLE . A PERSONAL FAVORITE . 

LOVE IT ALL . TODAY . 
X O XO .

12 April 2011

AL L I HA VE .

WHAT IS 
A L L    I    H A VE  
THIS SPLENDID DAY ?

THE GOSPEL . 

I'M LOVING THIS HYMN . THESE WORDS OF TRUTH THIS VERY DAY . 
CHECK OUT THE TUNE RIGHT HERE  .

AND NOW , CHECK OUT THE LYRICS .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .
NO WELL KEPT , PRESENTABLE LIFE TO DISPLAY .
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .

THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .
NO COURAGE , NO VIRTUOUS BOLD USE OF FAITH
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .


WELL, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY 
LET DOWN FROM THE SKY
HE MADE HIMSELF NOTHING
AND SERVED TIL HE DIED 
SO THAT I , JUST A BEGGAR, 
AT THE JUDGEMENT MIGHT CRY
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .

THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .
NO MERIT TO OFFER, NO EXCUSES TO MAKE .
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .


WELL, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY 
LET DOWN FROM THE SKY
HE MADE HIMSELF NOTHING
AND SERVED TIL HE DIED 
SO THAT I , JUST A BEGGAR, 
AT THE JUDGEMENT MIGHT CRY
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .

THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .
NO CLEVER PERSUASIVE WORDS I COULD SAY .
NO DEBT I COULD WORK OFF NO BRIBE I COULD PAY .
NO GOODNESS, NO PROMISE OF LOVE THAT WON'T FADE .
THE GOSPEL IS ALL I HAVE .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
MMMHMMM . L O VE   TO DAY . X O XO 

11 April 2011

M AI L D ELI GH T .

{ K R I S T I N . IF YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN A SWEET MANILA ENVELOPE IN THE MAIL YET TODAY , PLEASE DO NOT SCROLL DOWN . HA I WAS TOO ANXIOUS TO SHARE THIS TEENY TINY PARCEL WITH YOU ALL THAT I SIMPLY COULD N O T WAIT . }




JUST A LITTLE YARNING + ONESIE-ING FOR A SWEET FRIEND + HER SWEET ALMOST.HERE BEBE . LOVE IT . MAIL MAIL MAIL .  HA P P Y   M ON D A Y    X  O X OX 

10 April 2011

W EE K EN D W HIM SY

W H I ST L IN G  W HIL E  I  W O RK .  
S PR IN G TIM E  B L OO  MS 
A  S W EE T  TH RI F T  WI TH  EM I LY
R O Y AL  W E DD IN G  PA RT Y  I D EA S  EM E R G ED :)
M AK IN G  AN  A PP E A R AN C E @ F I RE F LY   MA RK ET 
{ H ELL O M AN DY . L O V ED  S EE IN G  Y OU }
B IR  TH D AY   TH OUG HT S . 
W H IM S Y  L OU  A L L   AROU ND 
M O RE   F AB RIC  B L O SS OM S 
B I RT HDAY   TH OUG  HT S   FO R  B ENN Y # 1  IN M Y   LI FE 
{ ST ILL DO N T K NOW   HO W  YOU 'RE  A LR EAD Y   1 5 ! }
RE A DY   FOR   D EL I V ERY 
H OP IN G   TO   F IN D  A H OM E   FOR  W HI M SY   L O U  @  LO CA L  SHOPP E S  IN  DE N V ER  . H OP IN G  HOP IN G  HOP IN G . . . . 

H OW   W A S  YOU R  W EEKE ND ?  X O XO 

07 April 2011

H ELL O R E AL LI F E

ANY MINUTE NOW MY SHIP IS COMING IN ; I'LL KEEP CHECKING THE HORIZON; AND I'LL STAND ON THE BOW; AND FEEL THE WAVES COME CRASHING ; COME CRASHING DOWN , DOWN , DOWN ON ME 

AND YOU SAID , " BE STILL MY LOVE; OPEN UP YOUR HEART ; LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN " ; DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND ? I ALREADY HAVE A PLAN  ; I'M WAITING FOR MY REAL LIFE TO BEGIN

WHEN I AWOKE TODAY  ; SUDDENLY NOTHING HAPPENED ; BUT IN MY DREAMS  ; I SLEW THE DRAGON ; AND DOWN THIS BEATEN PATH ; AND UP THIS COBBLED LANE ; I'M WALKING IN MY OWN FOOTSTEPS ONCE AGAIN 


AND YOU SAY , "JUST BE HERE NOW ; FORGET ABOUT THE PAST ; YOUR MASK IS WEARING THIN " LET ME THROW ONE MORE DICE ; I KNOW THAT I CAN WIN ; I'M WAITING FOR MY REAL LIFE TO BEGIN

ANY MINUTE NOW MY SHIP IS COMING IN  ; I'LL KEEP CHECKING THE HORIZON ; AND I'LL CHECK MY MACHINE ; THERE'S SURE TO BE THAT CALL ; IT'S GONNA HAPPEN SOON , SOON ; OH SO VERY SOON ; IT'S JUST THAT TIMES ARE LEAN

AND YOU SAY , "BE STILL , MY LOVE ; OPEN UP YOUR HEART ; LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN " DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND ?  I ALREADY HAVE A PLAN  ; I'M WAITING FOR MY REAL LIFE TO BEGIN

ON A CLEAR DAY  ; I CAN SEE , SEE FOR A LONG WAY

ON A CLEAR DAY ; I CAN SEE , SEE A VERY LONG WAY




+ COLIN HAY BAND

{ S OU R C E }
O H   .   I    L  O V  E    T H I S   S O N G   .  W A Y  . T O O . M U CH.
SO IT WAS FIRST ON A CD BURNED FOR ME BY MY DEAR FRIEND JESSICA + BETWEEN THIS SONG + "THE WORLD SPINS MADLY ON" { I'M SURE , SOON TO BE BLOGGED ABOUT BY M  E } , THE LITTLE WORLD OF MINE HEARD NO OTHER TUNE BUT THESE . AND LYRICS , O H , O H , LYRICS HAVE THIS WAY OF INSPIRING ME OR CONVICTING ME LIKE ALMOST NOTHING ELSE . AND SO . SO TRULY DOES THIS SONG SPEAK TO ME @ THIS SWEET LITTLE POINT IN LIFE . I THINK I COULD HEAR THE WORDS " BE STILL , MY LOVE " EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE + STILL NEED TO HEAR IT . AND TO EVEN START ON THE " PLAN " I THINK THAT I HAVE FOR MY REAL LIFE . . . HOW SILLY . THIS IS IT + HOW MANY DAYS DO I AIMLESSLY DREAM OF WHAT I'LL DO WHEN I GET  H E R E  OR T H E R E  OR TO MY R E A L  L I F E , WHEN ALL THE WHILE , I'M WISHING N O W AWAY . H M M . DAYS AREN'T ALWAYS CLEAR + I CAN'T ALWAYS SEE A LONG WAY , SO I SUPPOSE I SHALL TRY TO LOVE TODAY . BE + LOVE BEING . I D O  LI K E  TH E  SO UN D  O F  TH AT  

06 April 2011

SP EC K LE.FR EC K LE

R EA SON S   T O DA Y    I S   W H IM SY : 

1 . I MADE PANNA COTTA WITH RASPBERRIES OUT OF MY "WHAT TO COOK + HOW TO COOK IT" BOOK . L O O K S  D E L I C I O U S . STILL COOLING FOR 5 HOURS :(

2 . I GOT TO HANG OUT WITH MY BO Y THE WHOOOOOOOLE NIGHT LONG . 
N O   H O ME W O RK   N E CE S S A RY   F O R  H I M  . 

3 . SINCE DESSERT WASN'T READY , R MADE SOME SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERT TO EAT N O W , INVOLVING BANANAS , FROZEN YOGURT + CHOCOLATE MOUSSE . A A A A H H  M M M M  M . 
+  
4 . FINALLY , R TOLD ME THAT I AM GETTING  F R E CK L E S + I COULD NOT BE 
H  A  P  P  I  E  R  .
HAHA . RIDICULOUS , BUT I THINK F R E CK L E S ARE A L O V EL Y IDEA + MY SWEET BOY'S GOT A GOOD EYE FOR A  S P E C K L I N G  NOSE . A SPECKLED NOSE THAT CANNOT WAIT TO  S M E L L S W E E T  S U MM E R  O H . S O . S O O N 
OHHHH . G L OR Y . S O  MA NY  G O O D  T H I N G S  C O M I N G   T H I S  W A Y. 
H A V E   Y O U RS E L F  A H A P P Y  L I T T L  E  EV E N I N G .X O XO 

05 April 2011

S PR I I I I I N G .

A GLIM P S E   O F   TH E SE   F I V E   F IN E   D A Y S  F OR   Y OU  .


H APPY A P R IL   AL L { 5  DAY S   LA TE . }  X OX  O .
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