Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A little laughter.

Hope this at least made you giggle! Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Statement necklaces

Statement Necklaces, it goes without saying that this is a bold fashion trend, and it's one I've been trying to pull off lately.  It's so nice as a pop of color to a simple ensemble. My biggest dilemma is figuring out what to pair them with?  After browsing pinterest for a while I found they really can compliment any plain top or dress.  

My most recent attempt at rocking a statement necklace was at the Clemson/ Furman game.  I wore a simple white dress with a bright orange necklace to represent my tiger pride. What do you think?

I'll be (hopefully) getting my bubble necklace in soon! I'll be sure to update you on what outfits I try with it.

How are you wearing your statement necklaces?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Jewelry, on a dime.

I've really wanted some new jewelry lately, and I don't mean just accent pieces that work with one or two outfits (although I am pretty excited about that bubble necklace).  I wanted to get some pieces that I could wear to class when I'm dressed down or out on the town when I'm all dressed up. However, when operating on a budget, this isn't always an easy feat.

And so that's where Amazon came flying in, cape and all, to save the day.

1. Silver Cross ring with cable band.  Small and subtle, but an adorable ring that not only acts as a great accessory, but also a wonderful and humbling reminder.
2. Designer inspired thin cable bracelet with champagne colored stones.  Well, we're on a budget, right?
3. Geneva Platinum two tone women's watch.  Gotta love gold and silver, eases the decision making process on the rest of the jewelry.
4. My favorite, the Geneva rose gold women's "boyfriend" watch.  Such a beautiful color!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fear of "speaking out"

If you follow me on here, you've probably seen where I'm a small group leader this semester in FCA. During the first few weeks we've been getting our girls, attempting to find a time that works for everyone, and then dividing them up between my co-leader and I.  

We met last night and a lot of girls couldn't make it for different reasons but it was basically a time for us to hang out and get to know the few girls who were able to come.

Next week, however, is the (for some) dreaded event of sharing testimonies.  

Sharing testimonies is where each girl gives a little bit about herself, past-present-future, and a little about her walk with the Lord and how she came into a relationship with him.  

My co-leader and I agreed that this was a wonderful way to break the ice (the first "serious" time that we'll share together) and will open up the doors for possible topics and prayer requests for the group in the future.  

To some this is a chance to really get stuff off your chest, because for some we've never told our story of how we met Jesus. To others, this is a time of pure panic.

"What will the girls think of me?" "Is my story relevant?" "Can I do this?"

Public speaking is never fun, talking about personal issues is rarely fun.  But I think it's important to remember that our testimony is written by the Lord, and therefore nothing to be ashamed of.  

Psalm 139: 1-4 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise;  you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. 
There is no "wrong" way to tell people about how you met the Lord, that story has been written for you.  There is no editing, no rehearsing, no one (besides the Lord) knows you better than you. So I'm not sure who this post was meant for, but always be willing to tell people about Jesus, they may need to hear it, and it may need to be from you.

Don't ever think you're story isn't good enough, or relevant.  Because God made you in his image, and sent his son for our sins.  His grace and his mercy are always, and will always be enough.  

"We are his portion and He is our prize."

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bubble Necklace, ah-mazing deal.

I don't know if you guys have seen the wonderful deals via Facebook lately, but I'm obsessed.  It's probably not a good thing, but... what can ya do. Most recently I saw a deal from The Printable Cottage, for a bubble necklace at $9.99 and free shipping! It ends today, so I'm just saying... if you've wanted a bubble necklace, now's your chance because you usually find them for $50-$130.

Sorry this is so short!
I'm ridiculously bogged down with school work, but I just had to share this awesome offer!

Expect a post soon, I'll stop being so slack!

Not my image.  Image found via The Printable Cottage