Monday, August 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
• Sugar and sugar products (desserts, soft drinks, etc.)
• Drinks including caffeine (coffee, tea, etc.)
• Bread, grains, and rice
• Meats, fish, poultry, dairy products, eggs
During the fast, I focused on what God was trying to tell me through what I was reading in the Bible each day or when I was craving sugar. I also prayed when I was going through caffeine withdrawals or when I had an incredible urge to go with my friends for a milkshake. In the end, as I dunk my burnt cookies in a cold glass of milk to celebrate the end of a 21 day fast, I feel more focused and have a rejuvenated mind, body and spirit. I know my challenges from this world are never going to end, but at least I feel more prepared to handle them. Keep in mind that we all face challenges, but they make the victories sweeter and the race worth running altogether.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great
cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that
hinders and the sin that so easily entangles,
and let us run with perseverance
the race marked out for us.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Now that I work for a very prestigious jewelry company, I am consumed with jewelry. I have never been one to spend money on good (a.k.a. non-costume) jewelry unless I truly love it. That generally means that it has to have lasting potential. I take more risks when it comes to my clothes than I do with my jewelry. I want to be able to wear my jewelry for a long time instead of simply for a single season.
I have been longing for a new necklace for a while...specifically one similar to this one:
I love the way the letters are so elegantly laced together and, of course, I love the monogramming. Monogram+Gold+Jewelry=LOVE!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
There are several things on my list in the apparel department, but would love a new handbag as well. Considering how much I tend to cram into my bag on a daily basis (i.e. phone, make-up, iTouch, work heels/shoes, lunch, pens, various work related papers, wallet, umbrella, etc), I need a bag that is large enough to carry all of this, durable enough to outlast the elements and fashionable enough to carry with numerous outfits.
Metro Card and Phone. Cat prints are so in this season.)
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I have been hunting for the perfect shower curtain to monogram for the past 2 months, but to no avail. Well, I take that back. I have found several shower curtains, but I refuse to pay an arm and a leg for any of them. As I was sniffing out the perfect-monogrammed-shower-curtain trail, I landed on Magnolias Marriage and Manhattan's blog. This blogger truly loves monogrammed materials, polkadots, preppiness and everything in between that is considered "southern." After reading several of her entries, I also realized that she has followed a similar path as me. She moved to the big city from the south a couple years ago and somehow managed to bridge the gap between everything north and south of the Mason Dixon line.
- Charlotte, NC
- Sweet Tea
- People who say "Y'all"
- Elevation Church
- My Jeep Wrangler
- Sweet Caroline
- Monogrammed EVERYTHING!
- Fresh vegetables straight from the garden
- Everyday Pearls
- The Beaches (Myrtle Beach)
- True Friends
- A friend named Happy (Happy Birthday, HAPPY!)
- My beautiful old neighborhood
- Big Trees