Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Reflection

Leap day has always been a day for me to reflect where I was four years ago, and where I am now. To realize just how much I have grown, changed, matured, and developed over a period of time.
 I remember my last leap year. My family spent the day with this awesome girl's family. We visited the local springs, marveling at God's hand on the scenery and nature. The surprise guests being some wild manatees who drifted aimlessly up the spring, munching on the water's vegetation. I was hyper with the anticipation of turning twelve just the next month. To me, it was a huge deal.
Four years later, I've added a couple inches to my height, I have lost but gained so many friends, and now I'm dreading the arrival of my birthday. Its such a frightening experience to grow older, to finally have the realization hit you that you won't be this young forever. In...*checks calendar* twenty-two days my birthday will be here and I will add another year onto the amount of time I have been alive. Its still a shock to me. I am really going to be sixteen? Wow.
I cannot believe how much I have learned in four years. In some ways, I am still that little girl I was, but in many ways, I am different: I grew my bangs out, I wear make-up, I get more intense crushes, my room is no longer flower-adorned and I want, even more than before, to have His light shine through my life.
One day, one day, I will travel here :)
In what ways have you changed during these four years?

~Peace, love,  Headphones by Britt Nicole~

Monday, February 27, 2012

Smile a Little Mondays {week 7}

We're all teenagers at some point or another :)

~Peace, love, Judy Garland~

Friday, February 24, 2012

Where do YOU store your treasures?

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. ~2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Why do we always yearn for the things that are slowly fading away? Money is only temporary, beauty will soon fade, the people surrounding us are not immortal either. What ever happened to storing our treasures up in heaven? Where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal? {Matthew 6:20}. Nothing here on this planet is permanent. Only God will stand the test of time, just like He always has.

~Peace, love, "the wonderful thing about tiggers"~

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I see Your face in every sunrise
The colors of the morning are inside Your eyes
The world awakens in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say
You’re beautiful
I see Your power in the moonlit night
Where planets are in motion and galaxies are bright
We are amazed in the light of the stars
It’s all proclaiming who You are
You’re beautiful, You're beautiful

I see you there hanging on a tree
You bled and then You died and then You rose again for me
Now You are sitting on Your heavenly throne
Soon we will be coming home
You’re beautiful, you're beautiful

When we arrive at eternity’s shore
Where death is just a memory and tears are no more
We’ll enter in as the wedding bells ring
Your bride will come together and we’ll sing
You’re beautiful, You're beautiful, You're beautiful
Beautiful by Phil Wickham

~Peace, love, Cheetos~

Monday, February 20, 2012

Smile a Little Monday {week 6}

You know the person who wrote these labels on the companies' products got paid big bucks for these ;)

On Sears hairdryer:
Do not use while sleeping.
(Gee, that's the only time I have to work on my hair!)

On a bag of Fritos:
You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(The shoplifter special!)

On a bar of Dial soap:
Directions: Use like regular soap.
(and that would be how?)

On some Swann frozen dinners:
Serving suggestion: Defrost.
(But it's just a suggestion!)

On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert: (printed on bottom of the box)
Do not turn upside down.
(Mwahaha! You lose!)
On packaging for a Rowenta iron:
Do not iron clothes on body.
(But wouldn't that save more time?)

On Boot's Children's cough medicine:
Do not drive car or operate machinery.
(We could do a lot to reduce the construction accidents if we just kept those 5 year olds off those fork lifts.)

On Nytol sleep aid:
Warning: may cause drowsiness.
(One can only hope!)

On a Korean kitchen knife:
Warning: keep out of children.
(hmm..something must have gotten lost in the translation...)

On a string of Christmas lights:
For indoor or outdoor use only.
(As opposed to use in outer space.)

On a food processor:
Not to be used for the other use.
(Now I'm curious.)

On Sainsbury's peanuts:
Warning: contains nuts.
(No way! Really?)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts:
Instructions: open packet, eat nuts.
(Wow. That

On a Swedish chainsaw:
Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
(Thank you for telling me this. You have just saved me a lot of pain.)

On a child's Superman costume:
Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.
(Oh go ahead! That's right, destroy a universal childhood belief.)

Liquid Plummer
Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages.
(This is important stuff, you better listen)

Toilet Plunger
Caution: Do not use near power lines.
(What will happen if I do? Do I even want to know?)

~Peace, love, Sweetheart(Haymitch, you crack me up)~

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Just a Thought {2}

I've always had the biggest fear of putting myself out there. I guess you could say I'm a perfectionist. When it comes to my blog posts, I mostly try to play it safe. Stay in my bubble as I like to say.
{If I didn't have such a large yard, I'd seriously be cutting my grass like this}

I'm a writer. I adore the feeling of my blue ink pen trailing a page, my words forming on the paper. The way a page looks as my imagination takes life, becoming something for all to see. Its an amazing feeling, but its also terrifying to me. Its something that I cover up.

I hide my writing for a reason. I am frightened that someone will tell me that I'm not any good, that I am worth nothing, that I should drop it and not ever pick up a writing utensil again.
When I write, I always have my radio playing. Don't ask why, it just gives me inspiration sometimes, so I leave it on. I was thinking about this the other day, wondering if I should ever post some of my poems on my blog. My heart kept telling me yes, get over your fear and do it but my head kept yelling at me, what a stupid idea. You know you are only going to be informed that you are a failure.

Just then, that song Do Everything by Steven Curtis Chapman came on my radio and the chorus hit me like never before.
Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
Cause He made you to do
Every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of grace
With every move that you make
And every little thing you do

And that put me to thinking, why am I trying to please man, when I am supposed to be trying to please God? My writings are never anything that would put God to shame, so I have nothing to be worried about! As long as I continue to bring Glory to my Savior, I am never a failure.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. ~Colossians 3:23-24

Its going to take some time to completely convince myself to not care about others opinions, but I'm going to work on it. In the meantime, I'm going to start posting some of my writing. Maybe I am horrible, maybe I'm better than I think, I don't know, and I don't really care. All that matters is I'm going to please God with what I do, and isn't that what matters in the end?

~Peace, love, mockingjay pin~

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day randomness

So, it finally arrived. Valentine's Day. The season of chocolates, flowers, and all that nice mushy-gushy stuff. Excuse me while I go hug my pillow, and watch movies that have Josh Hutcherson in them, dreaming that he's mine. (Because he is ♥)

And, here's a (late, I apologize) Smile a Little Monday.

*Sigh* Don't ya just love him?? If you do, BACK OFF! My Josh. :P You come near him and I'll sic the lizard in Journey 2 on you. (Yeah, I saw the movie on Friday :)) I'll have a movie review coming soon! )

~Peace, love, Sweetheart candies~

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Secret Escape

Books. A gift from God. The ability to completely forget out world and emerge ourselves in another. The gateway to adventure. There is no limits to the lengths I can travel by the assistance of my leather bound friends and my imagination. They give the access to roam the world, having excursions to every place imaginable. My dreams, my fanatsies and my whims of jaunts to far off lands are satisfied, without ever purchasing a passport.

~Peace, love, cocker spaniels~
Post scriptum: You all would be proud of me. I went to Regionals science fair, lots of participants and I was one of the three homeschoolers who scored high enough to attend. I placed 3rd in my category :)) Go homeschoolers!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More Beautiful You

Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine
Says she wants to look that way
But her hair isn't straight her body isn't fake
And she's always felt overweight

 Well little girl fourteen I wish that you could see
That beauty is within your heart

And you were made with such care your skin, your body, and your hair
Are perfect just the way they are
There could never be a more beautiful you
Don't buy the lies, disguises, and hoops they make you jump through

You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you
~More Beautiful You by Johnny Diaz

~Peace, love, turtles~