Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dream With Me

I don't quite know how to put into words my deep love for the upcoming seasons.
These are the images I've been dreaming of all throughout the summer, a terrible season to bare through I must say. 


If only the weather changed all of the sudden around the end of september and lasted till early or mid November, that would be ideal. But we still get to see the colors and feel the cool air even if for a short time as the previous autumns have been that I recall. I love to bundle up in a light sweater and maybe a pair of gloves. I love to feel the autumn breeze and see it rustle the red leaves throughout the streets. I can only think of one word to describe it, cozy. 


The reason I love this holiday has much to do with the fact that it happens during the fall time. This holiday is my favorite to decorate for. I don't get too much into costumes and parties, but they're still fun    because it all happens in this cool breezy cozy season. I love to see people buying cider and pumpkins where I work because I know that they're buying it for a party or for family enjoyment. 


The second biggest holiday for family gatherings and fond memory making. I love this holiday because it means Christmas is right around the corner. I have fond memories waking up on thanksgiving day hearing Christmas music upstairs and mom continuing preparations for the feast. It's a day to stay right at home and light the fireplace, cozy up with a good book and maybe put on a Christmas movie. Everyone is in a good mood full of a joyful spirit.


I'm so grateful for the Christmas traditions I grew up with. They are extremely special to me and I hold them very dear. I think I love Christmas Eve more because the excitement is at it's peak. Christmas is really here and tonight we get to celebrate with our traditions. The eve and Christmas day are the two days out of the year that are truly wonderful. I cannot express my love for this holiday and the love that is in the air between families. It's no wonder that this time of happiness and peace is the time we celebrate Christ's birth. 

Sorry but spring and summer have no sentimental value for me. They are the two seasons that I wait for to be over. I can't wait for it to be October and on. It all truly brings me joy. I love it all and I still do not think this post has expressed it fully :)

Monday, September 10, 2012


Finally, a hobby that I love. I've been needing something to do in my spare time and I finally found it- homemade home decor! I am a frequenter at Hobby Lobby now and can't seem to get enough of thier good deals. It really is so much cheaper to make stuff than buy it, and more fun! Anyway, here's the latest!

These were just cardboard-ish paper letters. I just glued scrapbook paper on then mod-podged it and sanded it!

These jars are pretty hard to get the paper in there in a circular form but I found that if I just cut if narrow enough it'll go around the entire jar quite without being crooked. So simple. Paper and ribbon.

These letters were kind of an accidental project. I bought them thinking I'd make something totally different, but I changed my mind on the other idea I had and went ahead and made this! The ribbon is just super glued to the back and the polka dots are hole punched from the scrapbook paper I had and then I mod podged it all on!


Friday, August 31, 2012

What Happens In Life

So Nick is going to school this semester and I'm so proud of him. He hasn't skipped one semester (except summer). We're so blessed that we have been able to qualify for grants. Really, I don't want to live off school loans, even if it's a ton of money at the time and it's so awesome having so much money to live off of. No, I won't do it. I already have one loan that just kicked in that I received three years ago and I find myself complaining; I will not do that either because it could be worse, much worse. So I'm relating this story to prayer and I'll come back to that later. Nicks grant just went through the school and his semesters are now paid for and we knew we'd be getting some left over money back for our own but we did not know when. Rent for newlyweds is challenging but it's life. We also have a savings which is reserved for baby bills but sometimes we withdraw from it for emergencies, but we always put it back in. Well Rent is due on Saturday and Nick just got a job but won't get his pay for another week so I was stressing because to meet Rent we'd have to withdraw quite a bit from savings knowing we'd put it back but it'd take a couple weeks. Anyway I prayed that everything would be alright that we'd somehow come up with it. Well this morning I logged on to our bank and the school deposited our share of the grant money. It's amazing how the lord really is listening and is totally aware of our situations. Every time a blessing like this happens, I regret complaining and worrying. This is where my lack of faith comes in, but is restored all the same. I'm so glad Nick got a job and is going to school. He had a hard time finding a job after his temporary summer job at the nursery at Home Depot. He works right down the street from our house and he even walks there sometimes. The Lord knows exactly what we need and when it feels impossible to believe that things will turn out, they will! I'm grateful for that knowledge, and I'd like to say these things in the name.....Jk.

Life is good. I am striving every day to be an optimistic person in the financial realm. Our life, our problems, our situations are the only things that matter. Money and possessions other people have that are our age doesn't matter at all. I hate comparing ourselves to others. I want to be happy for other people and what they have and not envious. Perhaps it's normal to feel this way when you're poor. But it really doesn't matter how much money you have or what you don't have. What matters is that you're happy and supporting yourselves. This concludes my thoughts on August 30.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Blogging Again

I think I now have a reason to blog again. After we got married and that blog post was made, I didn't really have much to say. There wasn't anything exciting happening with us. But now there is something exciting happening with us and there always will be which means I will blog here on out. We are expecting our first baby on February 20. We are so excited! Every successful blog that I come across includes baby posts because there's always something to write about each and every day so I'm excited to be able to do that! I hope I get more readers. Blogging about a baby will draw more attention than blogging about my husband and I going to Disneyland which was about as exciting as it got. Please follow my blog in the coming months and I promise I won't let you down! Hooray for blogging again!