Just a Thought

July 28, 2014

Sometimes life can be hectic. It can be frustrating. It can be a whirlwind, and for me that usually means a lot of emotions! 

That's why I love this...be still.

I took this from Psalm 46:10. Be Still and know that I am God. That alone can bring me comfort. It immediately calms me. 

In the midst of the crazy things that go on in life, and the ups, downs, turn-arounds and upside-downs, there is the simple comfort of knowing that all we really need is to be still, and trust in what God is doing in our lives. At the end of the day, that should be enough! Sometimes it's hard to remember that though. 

That's what I'm striving for today, this week, the next few months...always...because it's a constant battle with myself to relax. :) So I created this little graphic as a simple reminder to be still. 

If you need a reminder too, click here to download and print. Put it in your office, put it on your fridge, wherever you need that little encouragement.

Hope you have a good Monday!

Linking up with Delineate Your Dwelling / Inspiration Monday Linky Party.

Friday Favorites in Five

July 25, 2014

Once again - here we are, Friday. I was talking to someone this week at work and we decided Monday and Tuesday drag on...then all the sudden it's Hump Day, then BAM it's Friday. The weekend flies, then it's Monday all over again. Why is that? What happens to time?

1. Food photography is something I like to play with...mostly so I can eat after...but isn't this picture pretty?!?

2. Favorite hairstyle right now...the low bun. I tried to do something similar to this the other day, but it didn't look anything like this...

3. Seriously - this might become a favorite drink of the summer. Peach White Wine Slushies? YUM!

4. Amy over at Coffee Beans & Bobby Pins posted this iced coffee trick earlier in the week. I've done it every day since. Favorite summer morning drink now...

5. This might be an all-time favorite video for a good laugh. I don't know why, but it gets me every time. I think half of it is Janice's reaction. I mean, hello? Help the kid!

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth / September FARM.

Container Gardener Wanna-be

July 23, 2014

Is there such a thing as a job as a container gardener? There probably is...if not, there should be, and I want to do that when I grow up. Which really is now

Summer container gardening is one of my favorite things. I really love planting flowers in flower beds, but I looooooove playing with different combinations and textures in containers. I don't usually follow any "rules" when I plan it out - I try to find color combinations that work together, look at the textures, then I look to see if they all require the same sunlight/water (that should probably be first, no?). 

1. Red Verbena
2. Pink Lantana
3. Blue Lobelia

I love the combination! I wanted bold and bright colors with a complimentary cool color. The lantana and verbena can stand up to the heat, and they're strong spreading flowers. So far the Lobelia has been such a pretty addition to the mix.

What do you think? Do you want to be a container gardener too??? Let's do it! :)

July Julep Maven Box

July 21, 2014

It's hard to believe that another month has already gone by, and it's time again for my Julep Maven box! When I came home and saw that it arrived I thought  "Really? It's already time again?" Not that I'm complaining, because I love getting these boxes, it's just that time goes by so fast and I don't even realize it! 

This month had two nail colors, just like June's box, and a body lotion. 

The Bare Body Milk is really nice. It has a very subtle, clean scent - which I like because sometimes scented lotions can be overpowering. I usually try to go for an unscented, but this is so soft that it's barely noticeable. Just right! 

I've been using pretty thick moisturizers or a coconut oil for my body lotion, so I was immediately unsure when I realized that the consistency was a little thinner than I'm used to; however, it kept my skin moisturized all day! I like that it felt light on the skin. Great balance!

The first nail color was a really pretty bright pink called Vicki. It is a perfect pink for spring and summer. I will definitely get a lot of use from this color!

The second nail color was a nude/peach color named Kelsey. It's not my favorite with my skin tone, but I might be able to wear it on my toes.

See what I mean? Kind of blah.

Even though one of the polishes was a slight miss, overall it was another exciting box! So far I've been pretty impressed with the quality of the products. As for the staying power of the polish (because that is a big deal for me), I think it lasts just as long (and maybe a little bit longer) than other polishes I have. 

If you want to get your own Julep boxes each month, take the Maven Style Quiz.

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