Thursday, July 28, 2011

{sit for a while...}

i love family meals in the kitchen. 
drinking coffee and doing crossword puzzles in the kitchen. 
but what do you do when you have a big family, but a small table?
have a built in bench for extra seatingggg!!! yeah! 
our house is about to get a make-over! these are the ideas i'm loving.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

{summer drink series: popeye smoothie}

do you hate spinach?
do you have a blender?
do wish you could somehow eat the proper amount of your servings of fruits & veggies in one day?
then the popeye smoothie is just the thing for you've been wishing for.....

fill your blender halfway full of fresh spinach or kale
then pour an inch of mango/pineapple/orange or apple juice
blend completely
add a bag of frozen fruit (we love pineapple, banana, peaches, strawberries)
3 big spoonfuls of plain low-fat yogurt
coconut or almond milk
egg whites 
add local honey to sweeten

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Thursday, July 21, 2011


"Everything under heaven belongs to Me."
 Job 41:11

be·long  [bih-lawng, -long]  belong to,  to be the property of: to be bound to (a person, place, or club) by tiesof affection, dependence, allegiance, or membership

my heart is heavy this morning for people, 
children, friends that are facing troubles
 the world is handing to them.
  i came back to reality from a mission trip. 
reality that not everyone trusts. 
not everyone holds on to the Truth.  
long prayers this morning for people i know suffering. 

truths i'm learning:
 Oh, how He loves us.
 Be still & listen. 
Words are immensely powerful.
 "Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."
Laughter is sunshine.
Live with grace & happiness.
Anger reveals weakness, violence even moreso.
Love wins.
 "There are no random acts...We are all connected...You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind..."

This man devotes himself to the children in La Carpio, Costa Rica. He doing something with purpose. Check out his website.  


Read: Psalms 46

Sunday, July 17, 2011

{share love}

July 9th- 16th. 
 Escazul, San Jose, Costa Rica.
 We worked at Rahab Foundation, a safe place for women involved in prostitution. (Prostitution is legal in Costa Rica) 
We had a youth camp at La Cumbre for 130 local & street ninos.
We met some amazing new friends.
 Laughed, cried, prayed, loved.
Worked on my spanish. Ate gallo pinto.  
Sorry for the lack of photos, it was very dangerous in some parts of the city to carry a cell phone or camera.  Its amazingly beautiful there and unusually cold at night. 
Our God is mighty & strong. 

"Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon."  Isaiah 58:10 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

{costa rica nails}

so tomorrow morning, husband & i
 and my family are traveling to san jose, costa rica
where we will host a youth camp.
 waterfalls, jesus songs, small groups, camp fires, and gringos soccer game...

doesn't {this}.......

remind you of {this}
ya, me too. 
costa rica nails.

all you need is essie {mint candy apple} polish 
and recollections glitter {paradise}

my {sea of love} is expanding....and i can't wait. 
enjoy your weekend. 
do something that matters. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

{4th of July}

"With this faith, we will be able to 
hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.
 With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation 
into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.
 With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
~Martin Luther King





Support women in Uganda. Fabulous jewelry. 

Long, easy, hippy maxi dress. 

 WILLIE NELSON 4th of July Picnic
in BeeCave, Texas.

Who wouldn't want a cupcake?

My favorite tank. Racerback from Lululemon. 
 Wear it because its hot outside. Wear it because its long. Love it layered.  

I was searching for a healthy {cute} festive dessert....these are adorable!

Happy 4th of July to you!