subway tile.

i absolutely love subway tile, especially in a kitchen. one day i will have a house of my own and tiles of my very own too.

read HERE for a history of new york city subway tiles. yes, i even love them enough to care about the history of where they originated.


this is how my heart (and body) feels right now. ministry is kicking me in the butt (heart-wise and physically). i keep wondering when God is going to do something really huge and things are going to just fall into place and life and ministry are finally going to feel routine and rhythmic. so God, please show up and bring rhythm and to my life. but, as always i pray my heart trusts that you know what is better than i do. (just for the record though, that is really hard to truly think right now and i still kinda think i know what is best.)


valentines day.

the february day of love is approaching.

and any available men looking for a date with a girl who loves Jesus, blair waldorf headbands, throwing frisbee, decorating, pretty much any food that is not good for you, and is going for the colts in the super bowl, feel free to give me a call. wink ;)



patty griffin's new album downtown church is beautiful. i would highly recommend it. especially all creatures of our god and king and little fire. much of the songs were recorded at an old church in nashville. oh how i would have loved to be sitting in pew during that.

lets go to the mall!

i am slightly/majorly obsessed with this song/video. my wyldlife team can attest to my obsession as they have all had it stuck in their heads bc of my constant singing of it and some have even come to love it themselves! so, i hope you enjoy the musical stylings of robin sparkles as much as i do. and, in case you were not sure of the history of robin sparkles, check out her bio HERE.


sewing kit.

what a precious little sewing kit.

found HERE.



these are my favorite lyrics (and song) right now:

Two hearts fading, like a flower.
And all this waiting, for the power.
For some answer, to this fire.
Sinking slowly. The water’s higher.

With no secrets. No obsession.
This time I'm speeding with no direction.
Without a reason. What is this fire?
Burning slowly. My one and only.

You know me. You don't mind waiting.
You just can't show me, but God I'm praying,
That you'll find me, and that you'll see me,
That you run and never tire.

-Ryan Adams "Desire"


"Since the human soul is capable of receiving God alone, nothing less than God can fill it; which explains why lovers of earthly things are never satisfied. The peace known by lovers of Christ comes from their heart being fixed, in longing and in thought, in the love of God; it is peace that sings and loves and burns and contemplates."
-Richard Rolle



my desk needed a little updating, so i decided to spray paint the drawer pulls white and distress them a bit. i like the way it turned out and love that now it has a fresh new look that was very inexpensive!


zooey deschanel.

i kind of have a girl crush on zooey deschanel.

her style is impeccable, and so cute, feminine, colorful, preppy, and i just want to dress like her every single day. (notice lots of colored tights, flats, and even a headband or two in there as well.)

her house was in domino and was equally as precious.

she is in a kick-a band named she and him. how absolutely perfect is that name. check them out HERE.
if you are a boy and you didnt have a crush on zooey, now you do. and if you are a girl, now is the time to join the zooey girl crush club...dont be ashamed :)


go vols.

better than love.

Honey when you doubt my love for you
Looking in my eyes what I'm going through
Even if we change and fall out of
You hold my hand and it's better than love

Save me from myself
You got my back when I need help
It's no one else in the world
You will always be my girl
You will always be x3
My girl

Sometimes dreams they don't come true
I was scared that night when I met you
Well I stayed patient and I stayed kind
Telling you to take your time

Turn my life around
You made it okay to let you down
There's no one else in the world
You will always be my girl
You will always be x3
My girl

So when I'm walking down the road and feeling fine
Can't understand the things you do
Nothing turns out the way we planned
You're still my baby and I'm still you're man

Save me from myself
You got my back when I need help
It's no one else in the world
You will always be my girl
You will always be x3
My girl

-Griffin House "Better than Love"

i love this song. it is my favorite right now. so many of the lyrics make me think about my life with Jesus. as cheesy as it sounds, i long to be told that i am someones girls. i want to know that someone has my back when i need help. and sometimes it feels like nothing turns out the way i planned, and i want to be sure beyond the shadow of a doubt that God is still there. and i love knowing that because of Jesus i am saved from myself. so if you are looking for a super sounding, get stuck in your head because of its great lyrics song, i would check out this one.
(it is one of the songs on my playlist if you wanna listen to it.)

when it's time to change, you've got to rearrange.

yesterday i decided to rearrange my bedroom. i have lived in this house for 2 years so it was time for a little change. plus, my roommates were rearranging their furniture so i kinda caught the bug from them.
here are some pics of before :

and after:

and here is what i have been spending most of my time in my room doing:

yes, wyldlife mailout. so, if you go to hpms or mis, please come to wyldlife on friday. it is going to be the bomb.com :)


love birds.

i fancied up my wreath for valentines today. complete with love birds.



i really do love it.
happy friday!
i plan on making curtains for my bedroom out of this, this weekend:

or possibly this:

and i may or may not have a keeping up with the kardashians marathon with a friend planned too :)
i hope you have fun things planned that give you life!

i still love you jim halpert.

read this ARTICLE where someone is saying that jim halpert is not as lovable anymore. can you believe the harshness??? the untruth??? the absurdity???
he is still my crush.


today has been such a pretty day here in dallas. it makes me ready for this kind of weather:

and it will be here before we know, it. hooray!

(sorry for the gloomy post yesterday, things are much better today.)


do you ever have one of those days that just feels like this:

today was one of those days for me.
i am so glad it is only 1.5 hours from tomorrow.


mason jars.

this year i used mason jars to decorate for christmas. (you can see pics at a previous post.) well, i loved them so much that i have decided to move them from the mantle to a side table by our front door. i kept some of the same things in the jars that could translate to wintertime, but added some valentines flavor to the mix too. enjoy.

*as you can (hopefully) tell from this post and the previous one i am using paint chips in reds and pinks for my valentines decorations this year. best part, they are free!

before and after.