Sunday, January 30, 2011

DIY Yarn Monogram Letter

As I was looking for a fun project to get into, I found this super cool monogram yarn craft that is super simple.

EVIE S. THINGS OF BEAUTY shared this DIY YARN WRAPPED MONOGRAM project. I love how simple this craft is, and how perfectly it would lend itself to everything from Valentine's Day decor, to a wedding, birthday party, or baby shower. She used a cheerio box to make this! Grab some yarn, an old cardboard cereal box or two and go letter crazy! See the full tutorial over on Evie's blog RIGHT HERE.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Amazing Grace... A Gift

This evening I began my normal blog browsing and found a new blog called The first post on this page caught my attention. It was a youtube video about the book, One Thousand Gifts, which I had never heard of. The book is currently on Amazon's Best Seller List and I am going to need to check it out. This video touched every chamber of my heart and reminded me of God's amazing grace that I often miss because of scheduled days and busy nights. How important it is to take a few steps back, calm our hearts, and shift our perspectives. Enjoy friends!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sarah Jarosz

One of my very favorite artists that I have recently discovered is Sarah Jarosz. She is a soulful 18 year old that has some serious musical roots deep in her spirit. The first time I heard he sing, I stopped and tuned out all the sounds of the world and focused solely on her words. She has a very unique voice and sings songs that everyone can find a part of themselves inside. I highly recommend her album, as it is one that you want to hear its entirety... not just a few songs. Please take some time to listen to her and see what you think. I am anxious about her new tracks that will be released this May. I have a feeling she can only get better, if that is possible.

Enjoy and Be Blessed!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A new home for my books.

I have loved BOOKS for as long as I can remember. Great books take you to new places, teach you new things, and challenge you to go beyond what you already are. I have a variety of books that serve a variety of purposes. Finally, they have graduated from my closet shelf to their own little home in our new library. I have always wanted a library. My grandmother had and still has one in her house and I love to walk in and just browse all her books. We found our bookshelves at Ikea and they are full of books and objects that tell a story about our lives. Daniel and I each have our own glass case with different things that explain why we are the way we are. My side has my log home, where I grew up, a clock set to the time of our wedding, a film lovers journal and my grandfather's homemade cookbook. Daniel's side includes his pictures from his travels, his Snake Eyes GiJoe, and Optimus Prime Transformer. If you came into my library, these are some of books that you would find on my shelf. 1. Five 2. Goldie Hawn: A Lotus Grows in the Mud 3. The Leadership Challenge 4. Couples Who Pray 5. The Noticer 6. The Pact 7. Three Weeks with My Brother 8. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families 9. Parenting isn't for Coward 10. Living Artfully

These are just a few that stand out to me that have made an impression! What books do you have on your shelf? I love hearing about great books. I am currently reading Outlive Your Life By Max Lucado.
Happy Reading Y'all and please share your favorites!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Back to Blogging 2011

After a month of a blog-free life, I am more than ready to get back into writing! Daniel and I have spent the past month moving into our new home in Mount Holly, NC. We've cleaned, organized, and organized some more. Now that life is slowing down a bit, it's time to liven up this blog. As January has unfolded quite nicely, I anticipate what the rest of the year has to hold. My hope is that this blog continues to offer insights and inspirations and in the mean time, teach me a little bit more about this so-called life. In celebration of a Place to Land, I am posting one of my favorite songs by Ben Folds that is quite fitting. Enjoy the song.... Landed