"I now put on with thanks the armor which You have provided for me-girding myself with the belt of truth; binding up all that is vulnerable of my femininity; first my need to be pursued and fought for. Thank You for daily pursuing me and fighting for me as well. I also gird up my desire to be irreplaceable in a grand scheme of Yours. You have placed this desire within me and I wrap Your truth around it, in hope of what You will do. Grant me eyes to see each day in light of Your activity, to live in the big-ness of Your story. I gird up myself to offer life through my gifting, the beauty You have bestowed on me. I ask You to continue to reveal and confirm what You desire to do through me and all You have given to me. I trust that You have called me by name and have given me a love, a beauty, a gift to pour out on my family, my friends, and those You bring to me. May this day be an offering of love poured out before You on the altar of my life."

from Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge.



Tomorrow is a good day.

Spread the Word to end the Word.

"Tomorrow, young people across the country will lead local efforts to raise awareness and collect pledges on http://www.r-word.org/ from peers and the community to vow not to use the R-word. Actor and activist John C. McGinley, of the hit show “Scrubs,” is helping with this effort by making national media appearances on behalf of the campaign. "

more info here.


Red Envelope Day

"The envelopes represent the innocent blood shed through abortion, and the plea for the blood of Jesus over the sin of our nation. This campaign is a symbolic act to flood the mail with red. The more we send, the more powerful this symbol will be."

more info here.

Etsy Finds.


  • I want this cute plant stand...preferably not at this price.

  • I think I could make this.

  • Hello Hugo.

  • I'm obsessed with these...and I'm waiting till I find the perfect pair. (don't judge:)

  • Rainbow colored rain.

  • awesome postbag.

  • a terrarium and a necklace all in one...

clever decorating.

Real Simple.
I'm trying to write my research paper on the Holocaust, but it's depressing and I keep getting distracted. I'm also babysitting my sister and she's watching Pooh's Grand Adventure (one of my childhood favorites:)
Here's a quote from Eeyore that made me smile:

"End of the road, nothin' to do, and no hope of things gettin' better. Sounds like Saturday night at my house."

Oh, I just finished reading Captivating and I highly recomend it. =]

pink toadstool craft.


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Sat. list.

#1. my computer's too full to upload any more pictures...
#2. one of my art pieces from my 2D design class got accepted in the BCC art show in Melbourne!
#3. I'm going to the doctor soon, because I'm sick again :(
#4. I have 3 papers to write and no motivation.
#5. I went to an art museum the other day. I really like Lynn Whipple's Imaginary Diary pages...I want to make an imaginary diary.
#6. I just found this exciting art stuff. enjoy.

The bestest in the barn.


I was almost childrens videoed out...until I met Charlie and Lola. =]

(so much better than Spot, or Elmo, or The Wiggles:)

WARNING: this may cause you to speak with an accent or want to sing/dance with barnyard animals.

Hello Holland.


Spring TULIPS!!! amazing.

March 21.

cute and simple how-to.


be kind.


"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
- Plato

Spread the word.

"Spread the Word to End the Word is a National Awareness Day to raise awareness of the hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourage people to pledge to stop using it. On 31 March 2009, young people across the country will lead local efforts to raise awareness and collect pledges from peers and the community to vow not to use the R-word."



I'm feeling Summer-y (hence the new banner). I really want to go to the beach...or go swimming...or get a sunburn. (although I'd regret the last one...well, all of them really).

6 things I love about Spring/Summer:

1. slurpees
2. sunglasses
3. green grass
4. school breaks
5. flip flops
6. Ocean Potion sunscreen

blah blah blog.


I had a cold last week...and now I have another cold? or something cold-like. I'm so sick of being sick. I have been sleeping a lot today and watching a lot of movies (and gilmore girls:). Thankfully I didn't have too much hw and got it mostly done. But now I'm having cabin fever. I'm sick of being inside and I'm sick of sleeping, and I'm sick of watching tv. I don't have very good timing though because it's 11:30ish and there's really nothing to do. tomorrow I am determined to do something even if I die...or get others sick. =]

oh, here's my list for the day.

Things I want to learn:
1. how to make these puff ball things.
2. how to knit
3. yoga
4. how to cook

blah blah blah...I have nothing interesting to talk about...but I don't know what to do! help me.

this makes me smile...


I want to do a painting with a quote. I can't chose one though, there are so many. Any ideas?

p.s. I really like this... and all cupcakes. =]


"The best portion of a good man’s life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love." -William Wordsworth

"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." - Seneca

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Theresa

"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?" - Rousseau

A life open to God.


The whole point of what we're urging is simply love--love uncontaminated by self-interest and counterfeit faith, a life open to God.
1 Timothy 1:5

Tue. list.


1. I think I'm just gonna list everything from now on...(not just in my blog-I will also speak in lists).

2. I love chinese food (and chinese doughnuts aka moon cakes)

3. I bought a lotto ticket tonight...I'm gonna win, I can feel it.
4. I want to become a professional terrarium maker (this will be my trade...rather than taffy puller:)

5. I need to go to an art event sometime...and then write a paper for my art class.

6. I really want to watch the movie Newsies...I haven't seen it in forever. (Christian Bale:)