Friday, July 30, 2010

Teal in the Kitchen

I can totally see teal in the kitchen. Maybe to you, teal looks perfect on the table, on the wall, on the cabinets, or just on the plates. Who cares how much or how little. Just adding a simple touch of color can add serious personality. Look at this glory. I mean...yes!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

5 Minute Dessert

Need a dessert in literally 5 minutes? This is a dessert without a name, but I guess if I named it, it would be the "too easy to complain" cake.

What you'll need:
1. Box of ice cream sandwiches (12 pack)
2. 1 package of Cool Whip
3. 1 large candy bar with toffee in it (I recommend Heath or Skor)
4. Chocolate Syrup (optional)

1. Open the ice cream sandwiches and lay them flat until they cover the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
2. Cover these completely with Cool Whip.
3. Drizzle Cool Whip layer with chocolate syrup using as much or as little as you like.
4. Crush your candy bar BEFORE opening it and then sprinkle on top.

Done-zo. Cover and Freeze. This was a winner.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Clear as a bubble

So it's not every day that someone broadcasts your sins on the 5 o'clock news, but what if they did? Would you be more honest? Of course you would! Well, unless you intentionally wanted to look like a really bad liar. Hey, it's true. We can all pick them out!

So, what if that was your life? What if every wrong and right thing you've ever done appeared on TV for everyone to see? How proud of your life would you be then?

Shouldn't we live like that every day, all the time? Woah. Hits you right between the eyes doesn't it? It happened to me too, but it's always a great reminder to know that, no matter what, living transparent can be hard, but that's why we have Jesus. We can cling to him and he's not leaving us. Not ever. He's going to walk with us through our hard times without so much as letting go of our hand for a millisecond.

So, if you had to be that transparent, would you? Because, believe it or not, God already saw it all. And he still loves you.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Amazing Barn Doors

These interior and exterior doors barn doors are amazing! Almost every style is represented here. Do you see one that you like? Wowzers, that second picture really makes me want an outdoor shop full of crafty supplies!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sometimes, you just need a good verse.

I always love bible verses, but sometimes I go through phases where some just seem to jump off of the page to me. On those days, I just can't help myself. I have to share it!

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Romans 1:16-17

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Oh Lord, sometimes I just sit in awe and think, wow, you really outdid yourself this time. I took this picture on our way to Branson, Missouri last weekend and wow, it was beautiful. I wish you could've been there with me.

"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?"

Psalm 8:3-4

Is there a specific way that God is trying to show you his splendor this week? Be alert, or you might just miss the blessing!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Andrea's House

So my sweetiepie friend Andrea needs some inspiration. I'm attempting today to capture Andrea's house as she would love it...these pictures simply tell my mind's thoughts. I'm not sure how close I actually am. I'll have to get the verdict soon and let you know.

I couldn't decide on the bathroom. I think I'd go with... a mixture of these color schemes and a chandelier for sure.

...but this bathroom is mine.

All photos spotted on Rebecca June.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sheets from heaven

I lied about my blogging vacation. It can just start after this post because I have to have to HAVE to show you this! Look at this sheet set! Oh. my. Someone needs a raise.

Need this? Buy it here at Anthropologie.

Blog Vacation

Darling friends, I'm taking an early weekend break from blogging. I already know that I'll be going through a little withdrawal, but as they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder. I can't wait to come back Monday and sit down with a cup of joe to check out all of the missed goods. Blog on! By the way, check back Monday to see Andrea Green's imaginary home--as I see it. Should be fun.
Image spotted on Rebecca June.
I feel eclectic today. When these days hit, I like to get dressed about 100 times and then redressed again until I find the outfit that I actually feel like. Does anyone else do that? I'm probably not going to match at all but it's okay because I'll walk out the door incredibly happy. Heck, I might just get dressed up and stay in! Who cares right?!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Feels Like Home

This is the perfect combination of inviting, chic, trendy, and vintage. How did they do that?

Calling all glass jars

Hello my faithful readers! If you live in the OKC area, I'd love to get any of your old glass jars or bottles. I'm looking for everything! I'm working on a project...soon to be revealed, of course, and I'm looking for:
small jam jars
spaghetti jars
maple syrup glass bottles
Frapaccino bottles
Sobe bottles
glass coke bottles

You get the drift. Any of these items, or anything similar, will work! I would be happy to come get them from you. The glass project is completely different from today's find, which is also quite awesome, as you can see.

Not only is this a green project, but anyone can do it! What do you have around the house that you can make into a wonderful work of art? It might not look exactly like this, but that's the beauty of it--it doesn't have to!
I saw this lovely collection on Design Sponge's Blog. You can also check out Bottle Green Homes for more ideas!

Monday, July 12, 2010

5 Reasons to eat a lemon this week

  • 1. Lemons can help with digestion. They actually help with nausea, heartburn, and parasites when mixed with hot water. But that's not all...

  • 2. Lemons can make your skin beautiful. They are rich in vitamin C and can rejuvenate your skin and bring a glow to your face. Lemons act as a natural anti-aging remedy and can even remove wrinkles and blackheads. Woah.

  • 3. Lemons can fight soar throats and bacterial throat problems when mixed with water and gargled. (Don't you know I do this every morning?) :)

  • 4. Lemons help you lose weight faster. If you drink warm lemon water mixed with honey, you can actually reduce your body weight quicker when added to a healthy lifestyle.

  • 5. Lemons are high in potassium, which helps control your blood pressure. They also help to reduce mental stress and depression.

  • White Cottage Rooms

    White definitely never gets old. These rooms are so delicious.
    I'll take the window seat AND the pillows please!

    Sunday, July 11, 2010

    Saturday, July 10, 2010

    Dogs are necessary to life.

    Meet our dogs.

    Bella is a Jack Russell/Lab mix.
    Mini is a miniature dachshund.
    Both are obsessive about tennis balls.
    I hope that all of you wonderful readers have a wonderful rest of the weekend! All of you who may be new friends to my blog, please leave me a note, especially if you have a blog! I love reading about your life just as much as I love blogging about mine! XOXO

    My new J-O-B

    I got a perfect job! God has known all along, from the smallest detail to my biggest fear, exactly what I needed. I believe that he's given it to me, as in, handed over exactly what I would have DREAMED of having. It's hard to even remember being discouraged at any point in time this past year because the joy that I was waiting for, that I knew was ahead of me, that I prayed for for so so so long, finally came! God is so good to me! I don't feel like he was dragging me along with his plan, or making me wait to teach me a lesson about appreciating anything. No. I feel very strongly that he was simply having me wait so he could have more time to teach me, love on me, and just plain bless me. I have had so many incredible things happen in my life in the times that I wasn't working consistently, and I will always appreciate that season in my life. I do not regret a day. I don't think back on one single moment and think, "What was I doing?" God gave me a peace a long long time ago and came back in his timing to show me why. He deserves all the honor and praise in my life. All of it. Friends, I'm not worth a thing without him.

    Can I share a personal story real quick?

    In mid-March, I woke up in the middle of the night. God sent me a dream. Now, I know you may be thinking, this sounds fishy or are you seriously gonna pull that card? But, I know that it was God without a doubt. Anyway, in my dream I was looking at a computer screen and talking on the phone and Jesus was talking to me but I couldn't see him. He said something like, "Michelle, quit worrying. A job is going to come along that you are not expecting or looking for, and you just need to say yes."

    And that's all. Talk about confusing. I prayed about it, and I just really felt that although I didn't completely understand it or what it meant, I was going to trust. So...three months went by. I was beginning to wonder about this dream. I was starting to doubt it's authenticity. I'm not sure why. I had no reason other than the simple fact that time was passing. I was doubting--just like Abraham doubted God when he told Abraham he was going to have a son when Sarah was 99 years old! I didn't have the right to doubt! God reaffirmed his promise to me and he's been faithful to complete it. I was looking for a job as an English teacher and God sure did give me something a whole lot sweeter. Good thing I'm not in charge of my life! I am one. lucky. girl.

    Be blessed this week. Remember how much God really loves you, and please, let him bless you!

    "He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good." Romans 8:28 (msg)

    Friday, July 9, 2010

    Photos + Style = Art

    My next project?

    Gray Day

    Jonathan has already agreed to give me this exact bedroom in our next home. Lucky me.

    Last pic is from the most wonderful blog, Flourish Design + Style. Check her out!

    Thursday, July 8, 2010

    Fresh Flowers

    There is a space in every room for flowers, even if they're not in a pretty vase. Sometimes they look better stacked, in a pot, or all alone. Breathe fresh and get some this week? Just steal and idea and go with it!


    Though all very different, I love each and every one of these bathrooms. Which is your favorite?

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