Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top five tuesday: What's most worn

To say that I've been MIA for the past few weeks would be an absolute understatement.  Here's the thing, I recently moved into a new house (pictures to be uploaded, soon) and in our new house we didn't have cable or internet installed.  It wasn't too bad not having cable, I no longer spent countless mind-numbing hours watching television.  However, the no internet thing... that was awful. But this past weekend we got hooked up with cable and internet and I'm back in the game! I've missed you guys and I certainly intend to get back into the blogging groove!

Anywho, back to the reason for this post, I'm linking up with Rachel from just peachy on top five tuesday, wardrobe addition.

Just Peachy

1. Nike tempo shorts, also known as "norts" a must have for any college girl who doesn't want to dress up every day.  Also, a must have for any runner, they're amazing!
2. Chaco's, great for hiking, walking around campus, lake trips, kayaking, you name it!
3. A Patagonia pull-over, super warm, super comfy, and unfortunately for me is great at attracting dog hair... doesn't stop me though!
4. My Target brand Fake Rogers, get it? ... haha, ok really.  They're amazing and I've literally almost worn them to pieces.
5. White skinny jeans, I really battled with myself on whether to get these or not because they're white, and I don't know about you, but I experience what is called the white curse.  Basically, if it's white, it's covered in something before the day has ended.  But, besides that fact they literally go with everything!

It was great doing my first link up, and I hope you enjoyed it too!  I look forward to reading all of the others.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pink, pink, pink

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Although summer is technically coming to an end, well--we start school soon... so for me at least, I find I'm still very much in summer mode.  I'm not sure that I personally could pull this off, but I'm really loving these bright pink lip colors. I've always been a fan of neutral lips, until I saw this.  I'm skeptical of bright reds, because it can sometimes be over-bearing and a little in-your-face. But this pink can be both subtle, or dramatic.  I'm loving the bright summer shades as a little pop of color to your make-up routine, and perhaps some bright pink polish to match?

What do you think? Have you tried any bold lip colors?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Guest post-- Sweet to the Soul

Hello readers! 

Our names are Alex and Emily, and we are co-bloggers at Sweet to the Soul. Our blog is relatively new to the scene but we love being able to document our foodie experiments, our fun adventures, and getting to share the incredible Biblical community we have and what the Lord is teaching us during this exciting time in our lives! Both of us are also majoring in Nutrition at Clemson University so we usually try to add a nutritious and healthy twist to most of the things that we blog about.

One of the best things about being a nutrition major is getting to cook, and of course eat, in many of our classes! 

We both love to cook and experiment with new foods and recipes, but that doesn't mean that our attempts always produce perfect results...

pancake cookie, anyone?

But then there are the success stories...

Some incredible cookies and cream treats that have become a staple for us

Mediterranean stuffed chicken and asparagus=a hit with everyone!

We are so blessed to go to a school where there is never a dull moment and we always have a wonderful group of friends around us. We both got to know Sasha about two years ago through our Fellowship of Christian Athletes Small Group, where we met weekly and discussed what the Lord was doing in our lives. It has been awesome to see how our friendship has grown over the years and it has been fun to be a part of each other's lives through our blogs too!

One of our favorite things about blogging is just that-getting to be a part of each other's lives in a unique way. Blogging gives us a way to find, try and share recipes and ideas that we often use to serve others and bring people together in community. The Lord talks a lot about using our gifts to serve others in the Bible:

1 Peter 4:10 says "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."

and it also says in Galatians 5 "You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love."

We have found so much fulfillment in using our passion for cooking to obey what the Lord commands in these verses. We have seen firsthand that giving of ourselves in this way has done nothing but bless us in return! If we could encourage you as readers in any way, it would be to ask you to consider putting your gifts to use in a way that shows the people around you the love of Christ. He is the one who gave you those special abilities and desires for you to reap the benefits of sharing them with the rest of his people. So whether it means taking a next step with a passion you have, reaching out to those around you in need, or maybe even starting your own blog where you can share your experiences, search your heart and see where God is nudging you to use your gifts!

Thanks for letting us share a little bit about ourselves and what we love at Sweet to the Soul

Alex and Emily