10/16/11

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Today is my day to clean, clean, clean and do a little bit of cooking too :)
While I was cleaning I remembered why I love Mrs. Meyers Clean Day products. I worked at World Market for a summer when I was home from college and first was introduced to this line there. I LOVE the lavendar scent. It makes me happy to clean.

The other cleaner I like to use is Method Wood For Good wipes. They also smell good and make my furniture look great.
wood for good® surface wipes
Right now my iPhone is being updated... and taking forever... and people keep texting me and interrupting it. It has to start all over again. So while I'm waiting for it I thought I would look at some new cases for it. I love the one it's wearing but I like to switch it every so often. The one that it is in right now is from Tech Candy. When I was in Red Lodge this summer, a friend and I found the cases at a little shop. I have the Bordeaux Case and I love it. Grey just makes my heart happy so I usually keep it in that one, but once in a while I'll change it to orange too :)


In about 5 minutes here I am going to start cooking dinner. I came across a Lemon Chicken recipe on Pinterest (love love love Pinterest). It looks amazing and we have a bunch of lemons that need to be used up.
Lemon Chicken Breast

These past couple days I've been pretty good about working out, and I love how good I've been feeling when I get done. This morning I did this workout (also found on Pinterest but was without a source).
Pinned Image
By the end I was ready to go home and have a nice big glass of cold water. I think I will do this one other day this week too. I have been getting in the habit of writing out a workout schedule, it makes it a lot easier to go and do it. I am the queen of excuses when it comes to making it to the gym. But I need to change my habits and lifestyle so I have been MAKING myself go. Eating healthy is the other part of it. I do pretty well when I have a plan but when I'm on the go and didn't prepare something I turn to junk. I feel so much better, and my skin, Holy Cow! my skin. It has cleared up so much. I am so happy about that. I have been drinking way more water and been taking these multi-vitamins from Complete Nutrition.They are super good about sending out cupons and stuff in the mail so I can keep it pretty cost effective and still make sure I am getting the vitamins I need.

I also take the Vita-Clear vitamins from Pro-Active (another life saver).

I really like seeing a change (and feeling one too) when I start taking care of myself. Its such a great feeling. Well I'm off to cook, then to church. :)
{PS None of the companies or products were sponsored nor was I paid anything to write about any of it- I just like the stuff}

10/14/11

Chemicals

John Mark McMillan's album {titled Economy} that will be out November first sounds absolutely amazing. It's one of those ones I just want to listen to over and over again. Actually I have been...
On The-Drop
And it's free streaming

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Last Day Of School

You know that TORTUROUS feeling when the last day of school goes by super super slow.
That. Is. How. Today. Feels.
It's my last day of work at a job I have been at since 2005. And I want that bell to ring and just run outta here with my backpack. I made the mistake of finishing up my "to do" list about 20 minutes ago. I only have cleaning left to do. If I hadn't processed my time sheet already I would just bite the bullet and lose a couple hours.
In the mean time, here are a few things that are helping me through this tough time :)
1. This Dress (just found the site Lace Affair and I've fallen in love
2. Adele and her amazing voice, particularly on "One and Only", I've loved Adele's music for a few years now but man that song just gets me everytime.
3.My Tiny Initial Necklace from etsy (I have the B). I'm wearing it today and it makes my heart happy...
Tiny Initial Necklace
4. Relevant Magazine's free streaming music The Drop
5. The fact that in 5 hours I will get to settle in and just chill, watch a movie and catch up with my friends. It will be nice to take a quick little rest before I jump into a new job. I'm so excited!

Here's to the next 2 hours hurrying up and getting over with :)

10/13/11

I still follow the Life Journal online devotion readings everyday. I just don't always write in the format that I used to. It gives me something to "chew on" throughout rest of the day and something to meditate on while I pray throughout the day. Today, reading in Nehemiah 9 I came across this:
1 On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and putting dust on their heads. 2 Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors. 3 They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the LORD their God. 4 Standing on the stairs of the Levites were Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani and Kenani. They cried out with loud voices to the LORD their God.
 This is something that stopped me in my tracks. How often do I spend my prayer time confessing and repenting? A lot of the time I just think of the things I've done wrong or messed up on and ask God to help me fix them. I never bring them before Him and actually repent. It's a big part of what we are called to do when we come before God and I've been slacking. Scripture usually paints a picture in my head. In this one I see thousands of people on their feet crying out and weeping to God for their sins. They also confessed the sins of their ancestors. They brought all the wrong that was done before God and asked for forgiveness. They wanted a clean slate. I want to be able to come before God and not only ask him to wipe my slate clean but to also forgive me for what I have done. Forgiveness He gives. 

Make like a tree

I used to hate gold jewelry. I thought it looked tacky and couldn't stand to wear it. I am now getting to the point where I am attracted to a lot of gold pieces. About a year ago I picked up some larger gold leaf earings from World Market.
 (The picture makes them look silver/ irridescent but they are actually gold... sorry sometimes my iPhone doesn't quite understand me...)
They were definitely something new for me, being used to wearing pretty small studs, but I loved them. The only problem was I always felt like I needed to wear a necklace with them but couldn't find the right style.
Enter my birthday present from my friend Steph, or who I refer to as Pancho. She is amazing. And her amazingness covers the Anthropolgy gift card department as well. When I was browsing the online store I came across something I saw that I could not live without :) Enter the perfect gold leaf necklace. That was made for me. And my gold leaf earings. And makes the world a better place. Period.

It makes my heart so happy.Do you know what else makes my heart happy? Tomorrow will be the last day at my job. I am starting a new one on Monday, working for a couple that is like my second family. I just love them and am so excited to work for them. I have worked at this place since I was a sophomore in high school. It's time for a change.
Something else that makes my heart happy is the book Plans Purposes & Pursuits by Kenneth E Hagin.



This book is so full of truth. Authors that can list their own mistakes and successes so you can see how God works in others lives can give you such a good example for living. I am about halfway through it right now. After spending some time reading last night I just spent some time with God. He has been just dumping His love on me the past couple days and it is so refreshing. Sometimes when I don't know what to pray anymore I just start praying scripture. I was reading and praying Psalms 138 and 139 and man, I just got lost in His love. I've missed that feeling. I am so thankful for a God that just lets us rest in His presence. He amazes me everyday :)



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