Friday, November 9, 2012

It matters.

More and more, God is teaching me the importance of selfless love in the craziest, unexpected places. It's the person that goes the extra mile to make sure I am comfortable or the friend that asks about my day regardless of how bad hers was. I have seen God's love through people this week...ordinary people. Don't ever doubt for a moment that what you do each day doesn't matter. If you love how God instructs us to, it matters.

Writing a Book

Let's suppose you were going to pick out a really great new book to read. Would you read mine? I'm going to start one this weekend, and I'm going to finish it too. And if no one else in this world ever reads it, I'm still going to write it, because it fills my heart all the way up to the tippy tip top! Let's say it's actually about something interesting though, like boys, and fights, and hard times. Let's pretend it's full of stories, love, and hate. How about then?

And what if, just suppose, these were the chapter titles, which ones would you read, and which ones would you skip? Actually, I really really do want to know your opinion.
  • Trying to fail
  • Life mottos 101
  • Getting good at the little stuff
  • You are your words
  • Hypocrite in training
  • Word Vomit
  • Memorizing scripture ain't just for your grandma
  • God didn't make you lazy, stupid, or ugly
  • The power of self-talk
  • If words are gateways to the heart, then actions are lie dectors
  • Just because you can, doesn't mean you should
  • Waiting to grow up
I'd love to know what you think! And if no one responds, I'll just take it as a big green flag to write for myself! :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

Makeup brushes tend to hold much more bacteria than you might imagine. It's important to clean them at least once a month, but I recommend once a week if you have the discipline. It will reduce the likelihood of breakouts and keep your skin cleaner! I try to do mine every Saturday morning when I tend to have a bit more time, of course, that's a silly excuse because this only takes 5 minutes!

You'll need:
  • a small bowl
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp dish soap
  • 1 Tbsp distilled vinegar

 Mix the warm water, liquid dish soap (I use Dawn), and vinegar in a small bowl.
Gently work your brushes into the water, gently cleaning them with your fingers, being careful not to submerge the brushes too low in the bowl past the metal part of the brush (it will rust). The picture below is what the water looked like after I cleaned three of my brushes. Gross! And that was on my face!
Rinse the brush tips under cool running water after rinsing them and lay on a washcloth to dry for 24 hours. Done!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Too much. Too much. Too much.

This child of ours is too much. He makes my heart overflow on a daily basis. 
He looks so sweet, doesn't he? Well...he is. 

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