Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Snowflakes Falling...

I'm tired of the snow.  But it's not going anywhere just yet. 

Spring is in the Air...I Wish!!

I've had fun getting my Etsy shop up and running.  Right now, I don't have a lot of time at all to focus as much time and energy as I'd like toward it, but hopefully that will change soon.

Last weekend I posted updated bows for spring and valentine's day.  I'm super excited about this.  If there are little girls in your life that look super cute in bows, I'd love for you to check out my shop by clicking on this link!

I also completed my first custom order over the weekend.  She wanted a layered bow for Valentine's day.  I got feedback today that she loved it!  I'm hoping that means repeat business!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Control Freak, Party of One

I had a pretty crazy week last week.  I came home every night emotionally, spiritually, and physically exhausted.  I felt like I had to peel myself out of bed every morning.  I needed a break.  So I had all day Saturday to myself.  I had a checklist that was a mile long.  Needless to say, I only got half the items completed.  So Sunday, I woke up ready to go.  Somewhere between waking up at 8am and going to church at 11:30, I fell asleep.

I had lunch plans with a friend after church.  When I went to meet up with her she said, "You should have been at church today. Pete talked about being a control freak."


But it's true.  I'm a control freak.  I have a hard time relinquishing control over almost every area in my life.

And lately, it's something that I'm definitely having to surrender every day.  Over and over and over again.

I did go online to listen to the sermon (you can find it here) because the previous four weeks had been amazing.

As my trip to Africa gets closer and closer, I get more and more anxious about raising support.  I feel myself start to question whether or not I'll be able to raise enough money.  I start to think that maybe it's too much money.  I start to doubt that I can do it.

And then, I surrender.  And I remember that God is a million times bigger than that.  That he's capable of so much more than $3500.  And the thing with surrendering is that it's not usually something that goes away the first time you give it up.  It's usually something that you have to continuously hand over to God.  To trust that he is so much bigger than what you're giving him credit for.

One of my favorite quotes through this "More" series has been:

"The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized in the lifetime of that opportunity."

How true.

Monday, February 07, 2011

A Change of Plans

Plans for Friday night fell through when Joshua Radin was sold out at The Cannery. So instead, the night consisted of sushi and Streetcorner Symphony.  

I was excited when I realized that Jeremy Lister had pulled these guys together for The Sing Off.  And I loved having the opportunity to root for them every week on the show.  

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

New Tunes Tuesday

Today is a great day to redeem my iTunes gift card I've been holding onto for such an occasion.

I've been waiting for The Civil Wars album release since I first discovered them several months ago.  I'm absolutely in love with them.   Plus, I love supporting local artists.  I bought this album this morning and it definitely kept me sane through a crazy work day.  There's something so soothing and perfect about this album.  Go. Buy it now.  It's only $7.99 on iTunes.  I have that much change in the bottom of my purse.  And if you don't have that much change, the single Barton Hallow is the iTunes free song of the week.