Monday, March 31, 2014

Thingymajigger

This is probably going to be the most boring post ever, but I feel like I should just update y'all on life. I took off from blogging for a week, but it felt like an eternity. 'Specially because I heart blogging so much.

The past couple of weeks have been so busy with work. But it's been great. I tend to feel super productive in busy times. In addition, I have gotten a major case of senoritis. I graduate in December with my Master's degree yet this semester is killing me. I'll have two classes left in the summer and then my practicum and comprehensive exam in the fall. Send happy thoughts my way as I keep truckin' along.

In other news, I decided that I wanted to buy an HEB Go-Cart. (No big deal)
We arrived at the grocery store and my hubby says, "this one ought to be big enough." I was a little overwhelmed when I saw it. But then I realized how awesome it was. It even has a steering wheel up top. One word: Legit.

Oh, another neato thing: Hubs and I scheduled an appt with my regular fertility doctor to talk about IUI. We shall see. I don't necessarily see us doing it in the super duper near future (primarily due to cost), but we just want to talk about prices and the process. The appointment is this week. Yippie. I am starting to think that IUI may be our best bet. At least we're having fun in the mean time. Giggles.

Our church is doing an EGG the City promotion from now until Easter. Everyone Giving Generously! It's basically a Pay It Forward thingymajigger. I am hoping to participate and you should too! Here's a few ideas on how to pay it forward if you need some inspiration.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Busy Bee

Even though y'all probably haven't noticed, I haven't been putting my entire heart and soul into blogging lately. It's still a huge passion of mine, but life always seems to get busier and busier. Not only has work gotten busier (which is expected, but good!), but school has been kicking my butt. Thus far, I've been making a 4.0 in my graduate classes, but I have a feeling that I'll be making my first B this semester, which is sad. So, for the rest of the week, I will be taking off from blogging. This weekend I am hoping to catch up. Just FYI!
XO

Monday, March 24, 2014

March Ipsy Bag

I think I'm close to reaching my year subscription with Ipsy and I couldn't be happier with the beauty bags each month. Best $10 spent per month ever. Plus, I just love snail mail. Here's a little breakdown of what I got during the month of March:
Chella Indigo Blue Eyeliner ($24) - Full size product; Such a beautiful color. I have actually been meaning to get my hands on a dark blue eyeliner, and this is just perfection!!! I am so glad I got to try this out during March's Ipsy bag.

Klorane Smoothing and relaxing patches with soothing cornflower ($9) - Full size product; I got two in my bag this month. I haven't tried them yet, but the reviews look great from their website. The product is said to: reduce signs of tiredness from lack of sleep, a long day or sun exposure and instantly soothes and refreshes the eyes. Yes please!

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready ($9) - Deluxe sample size product; The lipstick is super creamy and very pigmented! I would say it's more of a satin finish. I paired this my favorite nude lip gloss and had a pretty smile all day!

Be a Bombshell Bora Bora Eyeshadow Quad ($16) - Full size product; Awesome pigmentation and I liked the color varieties. I don't have any teal eye shadows, so I am especially excited about that one!

Benefit High Beam ($26) - Full size product; Holy cannoli, was I ever excited about this pretty thing to arrive in my Ipsy bag! I had been wanting to purchase it at Ulta for the longest time, but I held out. While being an Ipsy subscriber, they give you free ways to earn points. You just have to watch your email. You can earn points other ways too! Once you have roughly 1000 points, you can redeem them for certain products. I jumped on this High Beam immediately when I saw it. And it is AMAZING!!!! It's the prettiest highlighter that I've ever used.

Seriously, I paid $10 for over $84 worth of products. I am just so very excited right about now. I am always on the hunt for a good deal, and Ipsy has never let me down. Plus, I get to try all sorts of new products! If you still haven't signed up, I would HIGHLY recommend it! Especially if you love trying out new beauty products. That way you aren't committed to buying something you may end up disliking!

If you're already subscribed like me, what was your favorite product this month? Have you redeemed any of your points?!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Things That I Love

True story: I actually love more things than I hate them. I would consider myself an optimist. Ya know... like the glass is half full. And to prove that point, I am going to one-up my "Things I Hate" list. But let's be honest, I could go on & on... but I'll spare you.

1. Spooning with my little family in bed. Legitimately, Ross, Zoey, Layla and I all sleep under the sheet together. I'm not even joking. Zoey isn't a huge spooner, but Layla has it down to a science. She cuddles you just right and will instantly drift off to sleep. All three of my lovies snore too. It's like an orchestra.

2. My engagement/wedding band. Sometimes, I just stare at it. It's so purty in my opinion. Even though I've worn them for a couple of years, I still get compliments and it makes me blush!

3. Forensic Evidence type of TV Shows. I watch a lot of Mystery Detectives and Snapped. I just cannot get enough.
4. When I'm at church and I get an overwhelming sense of God. Sometimes, it's like he's wrapping his arms around me with a big bear hug.

5. Leopard print. I'm sure it's annoying to others how many times per week that I wear my leopard scarf to work.

6. Sleeping in on Saturday mornings with zero plans for the day. What a relaxing feeling.

7. Ninety's country music. Sorry to reiterate it again, but I just want to make sure it's fully understood by everyone. I just have such a passion for it. When those types of songs come on the radio, my heart smiles. And while we're on the 90's train, my heart also belongs to Nsync, Brit Spears, TLC, Spice Girls, etc.
8. Watching Vine videos. HAHAH. I can't even tell you how hard this makes me laugh. My eyes start watering from laughter. Watch it now, or else we can't be friends.
9. Cleaning the house. I didn't even realize it until recently, but I am actually a clean freak. The only exception: neither husband nor I mind the dishes piling up in the sink. That doesn't bother me at all. But by golly, the floor better not have toys/clothes/junk all over it, and my bed better be made.

10. Eighty degree weather. I mean... is there anything more perfect in this world???

11. This tutorial, thanks to Kayla! Technology can suck, but solutions are awesome.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How To Follow Someone On GFC

Technology is great. Really. Except when it doesn't work. In those cases, it's really annoying. Luckily, my sweet friend Kayla taught me a little technology trick that I just have to share! (Thanks, Kayla!)
Me personally, I prefer Google Friend Connect (GFC) over Bloglovin' any day of the week, and twice on Sundays. That's just my preference. So, you can probably imagine my sadness when I get error messages such as: We're sorry... We were unable to handle your request. Please try again or return a bit later.

I have a feeling Google isn't actually sorry. But that's just my Negative Nancy coming out because of these technology issues. Anyways, THERE'S A SOLUTION! If you're unable to follow any blogs via GFC or if you've noticed no one is able to follow your blog, then you need to keep on reading. This will help you tremendously!

Step 1: Log in to your blog and view your dashboard. On the left side of the page, you'll want to click on "Add".

Step 2: Type in the URL (or copy/paste) of the blog you want to follow. Click "Follow". It's that easy!

Can't Wait... Won't Wait

I am so ready for the days when I can complain about how hot is is outside. But really... the heat makes me happy, thus I live in Texas. Here are just a few things that I'm looking forward to this summer!

Bright colors
Nothing makes me happier than wearing a bright pink lip gloss and neon shorts.

Yard work
Despite the sweat that yard work brings, I love looking at the finished product of a beautiful front and back yard.

Fourth of July
Just duh. Clearly, I am obsessed.
Being outside
In general, I try to soak up as much Vitamin D from the sun as possible!

Fedoras
Granted, I haven't found the perfect one just yet, I am in the market for a cutesy hat for summer.

Grilling out
I don't do the grilling (hubby does), but I still enjoy the grilling season.
Closer to the end
This summer, I will be 2 classes closer to graduation. Hurry up, December! *happy dance*
Today I'm linking up with Helene!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Things That I Hate

I'm pretty sure y'all know me decently by now. I'm a silly, positive, loving person. But I do have some faults. There are some things in this world that just drive me absolutely crazy. Is it just me? Or can you totally relate? Here just a few in no particular order.

1. When I am talking to someone and their body language is telling me to "Go F Off." I just think it's so rude. Turn your body towards me, look into my eyes, and pretend that you care. It's actually really easy to fake. #Rude
2. The feeling of chapped lips.

3. Carlton from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. What a witch... literally.

4. Bad hair days. We all have them, and they can be so annoying.

5. When I find an article of clothing that I want... and they don't have my size. The worst.

6. When I think my nail polish is totally dry, and it's actually not, then it smears everywhere.
7. When I feel like someone is discounting my feelings. Like, "oh that doesn't matter" or "that's a stupid idea." Amiright?

8. When one of our doggies dribbles a little pee on the newly cleaned carpet.

9. When my Google Friend Connect gadget doesn't work. UGH. I understand that things changed last year with Google, but my GFC has continued to work until now. Anyone have a solution? No one is able to follow me via GFC anymore.

10. The day after a holiday. Because I'm usually exhausted and having to reprogram my weekday routine.

Stop by on Thursday for some happiness... a list of things that I love!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Birthday recap + Random updates

I hate that I didn't get my Sunday post up yesterday. I promise I will be better about it going forward. Another thing I hate? That I take forever to respond to e-mails. Please forgive me! I will be responding to them very soon.

But enough of that, can we please talk about the fact that I enjoyed a 4 day (birthday) weekend? It was supreme in more ways than one. Here's a little rundown about what all I did:
  • Went to the movies. We saw Non-Stop with Liam!
  • Went out to eat (a lot!). I swear I gained 20 lbs.
  • Hung out with my bestie/pledge sister, Brittany!
  • Decided that 27 isn't so bad.
  • Spent time with my family.
  • Pulled weeds. I got to the root of the problem. And a nice little workout too.
I feel insanely blessed. God is just so good, even when I don't get things "my way." I hope everyone finds little blessing in their life that they can be thankful for! P.S. I am so thankful for the birthday love everyone has shown on my blog!

On another note, I am totally gearing up for Fourth of July. Yes yes... I know it's still several months away. But my heart couldn't be anymore excited. Especially since I continually find red, white, and blue goodies. Exhibit A:
I mean... I just can't!
And while I'm on the random train, I figured I should also note that the semester is halfway over. Praise God! In December, I will have my Master's degree under my belt. In the meantime, this semester I'm in a budget class that is killing me. Part of the project requires that I create a start-up office, with every single budget item out there - even small things like paperclips. So as you can imagine, that's taking quite a bit of my time! But I promise to balance school, life, family, friends, and blogging because it's what makes me happy!

Enough rambling for me. What'd you do this weekend? Who is ready for the spring weather?! Hip hip, hoorah. Oh and don't forget to pinch someone who isn't wearing green today. You know I am. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

BIRTHDAY + Thankful + Beauty Favorites: False Eyelashes

Contrary to my preference, I do age. In fact, since today is March 13th, I am a year older. I think I am okay with turning 27. That means I still have 3 years until 30. Thank ya much, Jesus! Over the next three years, I plan on checking items off my 30 Before 30 list and rocking at life.

All I want for my birthday is Bradley Cooper. Is that too much to ask? Gawd, that scruffy look - I just can't.
I think someone agrees.
One thing that makes me feel a little extra sassy, especially on my birthday, are false eyelashes! Here are my top faves.
Gypsy Lashes #906: Definitely my favorite of all favorites. Anytime I wear these, I just feel so glamorous. I found mine on eBay for super cheap and keep some extra in stock!

Ardell Wispies - Black: Considering the price, they are seriously such a good quality. I got mine on Amazon and haven't looked back since. They are my tried and true!

Sephora - Showstopper: These are my least favorite out of the other two lashes, but I still like them a lot. These are a little more fierce looking and I would probably only reach for these if I was dressing up for an occasion such as Halloween.

Duo Eyelash Adhesive - Dark: My go-to eyelash adhesive. I chose the dark color and definitely prefer it over the clear drying adhesive. Sephora, Mac, HEB, Walgreens, etc, sells this brand. It's obviously good stuff. 

If you can't tell, I'm into really "wispie" looking lashes. I think they look the most natural, but with a hint of "yes, I'm wearing fake lashes." If you've never worn fake eyelashes before, here are my recommendations:
  • Start with a thin/lightweight pair until you're a little more used to them.
  • Apply the lashes before applying eyeliner, but after applying mascara.
  • Don't apply mascara to the lashes after you've put them on their eyelid to ensure they last longer.
  • Reuse your eyelashes! I wear mine several times per pair.
All this fake eyelash and birthday talk has got me really thinking how blessed I am. At the end of the day, nothing is more important than my faith, family, and friends (yep, that includes y'all!). I am thankful for all three of those things and more! 

I am linking up with Jordon and Katie today!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Coupon Tips & Tricks

More times than not, I tend to learn simply by doing. Does that make me a kinesthetic learner? For example with school, it's all done online, thus I have to essentially teach myself the material. The same goes for HTML; I taught myself by jumping right in. I recently took up a minor form of couponing. I don't do it every time I go shopping, but I do save money whenever humanly possible. The reminds me: Maybe I write a lot about new or cool things that I buy, but you need to know that I (literally) never ever pay full price.

Here are just a few tips and tricks that I've learned all on my own. Y'all may already know these things, but I thought I'd help a sista (or a brotha) out. I'm pretty positive that your bank account will thank you.
CVS:
Use one manufacture coupon per product and one CVS coupon.
  • Manufacture coupon - These come in the Sunday paper, for example. Say you find a $1 off coupon for any Tide detergent, that's considered manufactured. 
  • CVS coupon - These coupons can be printed out at the store (via your store card) or sometimes via e-mail. Perhaps the coupons can even come to your phone; I'm not sure. If you were to receive a coupon for $2 off a Tide product, you can pair this with one manufactured coupon (example above), thus saving $3. Also, if you wait for the product to go on sale, you are doing even better especially considering CVS' prices are typically higher than other places. 
Ebates:
Use online coupon, plus get cash back!
  • Online coupon - Coupons through Ebates can be used in conjunction with receiving cash back!
  • Cash back - In addition to getting a discount with the code, you will also receive cash back if you sign up with Ebates. It's easy to sign up and completely free. Read more here.
Ulta:
There are always coupons for Ulta. Don't ever pay full price for an item again - even the "prestige" items.
  • $3.50 off $10 - The majority of the year, they offer this coupon. This applies to drugstore items only. When I need anything drugstore-related, I always purchase these item at Ulta instead of Target or elsewhere. Not only that, but you'll never see me spending more than $10 per transaction. Let's pretend that I need a new razor, cotton balls, eyeliner, shampoo, and a new comb. I would combine the items that will reach the closest to $10 and buy those things. Then, a few days later, I would go back to Ulta and get something else on my list for $10, using the coupon both times. Yes, it requires more trips to Ulta, but I find that it's worth it. Or take someone with you and have them complete a transaction for you.
  • 20% off (excluding prestige) - When I plan on purchasing drugstore items that cost much more than $10, I will use their 20% coupon. This coupon isn't offered as frequently, but I will hold out on making bigger purchases until it's available. In the past, I've used it on my go-to hair extensions and blow dryers. 
  • 20% off (including prestige) - Offered very infrequently, but still available throughout the year, are 20% coupons with fine print noting that virtually nothing is excluded. Even though you may spend more money in one Ulta visit with this coupon, you will save in the long run. This coupon can be applied to products that normally never allow a coupon to be paired with. I hold out on some of my favorite products until the coupon is released. Unless noted otherwise, this can be used on brands such as: Urban Decay, Mario Badescu, Too Faced, etc.
Target:
Use one manufacture coupon per product and one Target coupon.
  • Manufacture coupon - Look for these in the Sunday paper. 
  • Target coupon - Can be a printed versions from in store (on a previous purchase), can come in the Sunday paper, and also available through the Cartwheel App (thanks Jordon for reminding me!). A recent example that I had: I found a $20 off $50 coupon in the Sunday paper for Target. It had to be on certain household brands, but all of which we needed. So I used that coupon, along with a couple of manufactured coupons (ex: 25cents off toilet paper purchase, $1.50 off Jergens BB cream, etc) together. I somehow managed to get my total exactly to $50 on the dollar. I don't know how I got so lucky. Then, she took $20 off, making my grand total $30 for well over $50 worth of products. 
This sure was lengthy, but it has a lot of good information. I only included the main stores that I shop at. I'm sure other stores have similar coupon policies. Before going on a coupon shopping spree, just make sure to check the store policy. Some stores even allow you to double a coupon. You just have to do your research. Leave any tips and tricks that you've learned for everyone else (and me!) to read.

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Late Post Is Better Than No Post

+ It's kinda not fair how quickly this year is going by, amiright? However, we are another day closer to spring/summer. That makes me smile. I am ready to hate the heat with a burning passion. But let's be real, I actually love the heat. Am I the only one who enjoys the sun beating down on their skin while driving in the car? Sometimes in the summer, I don't even turn on the A/C. Hashtag crazy.

+ This weekend was rather productive. The cold weather and rain made it easy to stay inside. I vacuumed and steam cleaned all the carpet in our house. I know some peeps don't care for carpet, but I love it. I totally think it makes a house cozy. But I am freak about keeping it clean. Thus, I cleaned until my heart was content this weekend.

+ Can I get an amen for it being Spring Break? I signed on to my class website only to remember that there's no schoolwork due this week! Thank ya, Jesus! To top things off, I'm off work on my birthday (Thursday). Momma and I are gonna hang out and maybe do a little shopping.

+ In case you missed it, I posted my first "Sunday" post. It actually went live on Saturday, but typically, I'll be posting on Sundays. Check it out here. Stop by my blog each Sunday to get an inspirational message. I've always been the type to "take notes" during church and I want to share the good news!

+ I am an avid Walking Dead watcher, but this season is so slow. I just want to fast forward to the good stuff. Husband and I have been DVRing the show and watching it later since we cannot take all the annoying commercials in between.
He's totally saying, "Derp." Source.
+ These shoes have graced my closet, thanks to Groopdealz. I just love America and the $13 price tag.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

God is Able

"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." -Ephesians 3:20-21
When I was at the women's Radiant Conference a couple of weeks ago, this was the first verse that was spoken about. It was a powerful service and I know I will never forget it. Priscilla Shirer made the verse so easy to understand and relatable to everyone. Her main message: God Is Able.

God is able to do "exceedingly abundantly" more than we could ask or even think, even when we're at our worst. Anytime I'm at church, I try to relate the message with something that I am going through... for instance, our struggle with trying to get pregnant. I know that God has a plan simply based upon this verse. He has something in store, more than I could even begin to imagine. There's a purpose behind it all - even when I don't see it, God is able.

I somehow managed to find a little piece of her sermon similar to what she spoke at the Radiant Conference. You have to watch it! It's only a minute long!
Amazing stuff, huh???

If you're feeling like you're in an impossible situation, just remember this verse and that God is able!

Friday, March 7, 2014

ABC's of Me: Words That Describe Me

Is it just me, or does anyone else ever look at old baby pictures and think, "Wow... that's me!" I mean, obvi everyone was once a baby/kiddo, but it's still so weird to think about.

Insert bebe Allison.
Those bangs have got to go, baby A.
Back in the day, I was a lot littler, but I've always had certain qualities about myself which still remain. That being said, remember when I wrote this neato post - the ABC's of Me? Well, my brilliant mind decided to expand upon this a little more. Here are 26(ish) words that describe me all the way from A to W (lolz).

A: Autonomous
B: Blessed
C: Conservative
D: Domesticated
E: Expressive
F: Feminine
G: Gullible
H: Homebody
I: Impatient
J: Joyful
K: Klutz
L: Loyal
M: Misunderstood
N: Nurturing
O: Organized
P: Persuadable
Q: Quirky
R: Realistic
S: Spiritual
T: Timely
U: Unique
V: Vivacious
W: Wife
X: (I hate this letter)
Y: (I also hate this letter)
Z: (Again, I also hate this letter)

If you ever wondered what all of those words look like in one package, that would be me. Hello, nice to meet you. Those descriptions of me are very scattered, but very spot-on! Since it's Friday and all, I think I'll focus on my inner vivacious self. What description of yourself are you feeling today?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Beauty Favorites: Self Tanners

If I could think of a joke similar to "yo momma" jokes in comparison to white skin, I would totally crack a joke right now. But there's just not one that is coming to mind. However, you should know this: I am super pale by default. Eight pound, six ounce baby Jesus once said, "Let Allison be super duper white skinned."

Thus, I turn to self tanners when I want to look a lil bit darker. It makes me feel more confident, especially in the summertime! It's also a whole heck-of-a-lot safer than a tanning bed. I used to fake bake at the tanning salon every single day, but about two years ago I decided, "oh hey, that's probably not very good for me."
Every single beauty blogger that I follow uses this stuff. And I think it works pretty good, but I am still trying to figure out the best way to apply it. It's a spray rather than a lotion, so I find it more difficult to blend. Since I am still forming an opinion about this one, that's about all the details I can provide at this point!

I have been using this for about a year and really like this product a lot! I find that it doesn't smell even remotely as bad as other self tanners (which is such a turn off, right?). I get the "fair" lotion color and it's actually a perfect hint of color for me; not too dark, not too light!

I recently got this baby for free from Ulta (valued at $18). They sent me a promotional email that said I simply had to spend $25 on prestige products at the store to get the self tanner for free. I needed some products anyways, so off to Ulta I went. This has easily become my favorite self tanner of the three. When you first apply it, the smell is very nice (but it does eventually have that typical tanning smell). It's a mouse formula, and has been the easiest for me to blend of all three!

Recommendations:
  • Exfoliate the heck outta your skin before applying self tanner.
  • Apply self tanner at night so that you can sleep while the color is adjusting. Rinse off the next morning to ensure you don't stink.
  • Use a mitten or gloves to apply the product. Nothing is worse than jacked up self tanned hands.
  • It's better to apply a thin layer of the product the first round and build it up the next day if you want a more tanned look. Ain't nobody got time to be looking orange and splotchy.

Have you tried any of these products? If so, what has worked the best on you? Today I am linking up with my girl Jordon!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fertility Updates

I'm not saying that y'all care about our journey to create a human being (aka become parents), but this is my blog and by golly, I am finally comfortable sharing every detail about the struggle that I feel it's only necessary to document it. If you want to see previous posts about our struggle, go here.

On Friday, Ross and I went to talk with a new fertility doctor. I already have my go-to doctor (who is amazing), but we wanted to get another doctor's perspective. Long story short and $800 later, we were told things that we already knew: there's nothing wrong with either of our bodies.

So I sorta feel like we're back to square one. Do we start fertility treatments? Do we keep on trying since "nothing is wrong?" What others tests do we need to have done? So many questions.
We have another upcoming appointment scheduled with my regular fertility doctor who I've been seeing since February of last year. Hopefully he will explain to us the cost and process of IUI (Intrauterine Insemination). If all sounds good, we will do that. Since my husband has plenty of "men" and I ovulate "beautifully", I am pretty hopeful for IUI.

The truth of the matter is that I have to put my faith in God. I know for a fact that it's in God's plan that I become a mommy. I need to rest assured in that. But sometimes I allow the enemy to get in my head and doubt myself. I have (and I continually) promised God that we will raise our children in a Christian household - of course the enemy will take that an try to cause doubt. But now that I recognize it, I just have to think positively and rightfully; there's nothing wrong!

On another note, can we please talk about the fact that Jenelle from Teen Mom is preggo with her second child? I mean... does she really think that was a smart move? I should stop talking about this. I am so hateful right now, ha. Well played, MTV... you got me hooked on seeing 16 year olds get knocked up.

And just because Barbara is too funny...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Shine Project

When I first heard of Threads, I was not only excited about the adorbz jewelry that I had just laid my eyes on, but I also fell in love with the purpose behind the business!
They are a cause-driven business that changes the future of at risk youth. The youth come from various backgrounds, but all have one thing in common: they want to break the cycle. By Threads employing them, they are able to instill values of self reliance and hard work. The youth members are paid fair wages for the bracelets they make, and in turn are able to pay their way through school! This is just way too awesome to handle. Another neat thing? Many of Threads employees are first generation college students!
My little ole bracelet makes me smile real big. I'm pretty sure it matches my jewelry perfectly! If you wanna be my twinsie, then you can buy one HERE.
Best of all, they've offered my readers a 10% discount from their store! All you have to do is enter the promo code "texasmrs10"! Me personally? I want this one a lot lot lot! This is pretty cute too! And this!
So which item is your favorite from their website?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Couponism + Blog News

Can I please just take a minute to tell you how awesome my weekend was? I attended my church women's conference Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and it was just awesome. I met some new people, sang until my heart was content, and listened to awesome messages about my King! I had been thinking for a long time about posting on Sundays here in blogland... and, well... I decided that I'm gonna do it. I am going to share messages that I receive at church the week prior so that someone may stumble upon them and be blessed like I was. I'll start posting on Sunday, the 9th. Plus, by doing so, it sorta makes up for the days during the week that I can't blog. It's all about balance, amiright?

Anyways, yes, back to the original story. Radiant Conference was this weekend and it was just amazing. I am so proud of my church home and the joy it has brought into my life! Here's a peek at the conference:
First night!
Just worshiping!
Just WOW! My favorite speaker of the conference: Priscilla Shirer!
They sang "Anything Could Happen" by Ellie Goulding. It was incredible!
Speaking of being religious, I also wanted to mention that I am going to convert to couponism. Okay okay... that's actually not a real word, nor is it a religion. However, I have recently taken up couponing and am quite proud of myself. Just yesterday, I spent $71 on things that should've cost me $125. Hashtag proud. If y'all want more details about how I did it, just let me know and I'll be happy to write a post!

In other news, my 27th birthday is in 10 scary days. I am starting to get more comfortable with the sound of being 27 years old. But I am still gonna throw a temper tantrum - because I can.