Tuesday, April 27, 2010

For the Love of Spring

I love the freshness of spring. Although I live in a southern state, where winter and snow does not exist, there is still a plethora of blooms and color!! Here are some of my favorite spring items...
The bougainvillea tree is gorgeous! The hot pinkness is AAMMAZING!! Where I am living now the street is lined with these beauties. My parents used to have one in their front yard, but sadly my dad cut it down :(
Spring colored nail polish...especially the Essie Resort collection. The colors are fresh and crisp! I am looking forward to the turquoise and light blue one!!
A relaxing walk after a long day of teaching. The fresh air can soothe any worry and is a nice ending to the day! The blue skies are not bad either!!
Chunky jewelry that can bring and outfit from blan to wow! Browsing through Anthropologie is some what therapeutic as well as inspirational!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Your Hands

I have unanswered prayers
I have troubles that I wish wasn't there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That you would take my pain away
That you would take my pain away
I am trying to understand
How to walk this weary land
Make straight the paths that crookedly lie
Oh Lord before these feet of mine
Oh Lord before these feet of mine
When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands
When you walked upon the Earth
You healed the broken, lost and hurt
I know you have to see me cry
One day you will set all things right
Yea, one day you will set all things right
When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands
Your hands
Your hands that shaped the world
Are holding me, they hold me still
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me, they hold me still
When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave You when...
When My world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave...
I never leave Your hands
-JJ Heller

Sunday, April 11, 2010

80 Days and Counting

In exactly 80 days I will be chopping off my hair for a cause! My hair will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign. The reason why I have chosen Pantene and not other organizations is because the hair goes to women who have cancer.

In my life time I have had two influential women lose their battle to cancer. My Grandma and Mrs. Jackie both went through cancer treatments that made them lose their hair.

The first time I donated my hair it was for my Grandma. After the first donation I was sure I was not going to grow my hair again! Reasons: takes forever to grow (a year and a half), too time consuming taking care of, hot and heavy!

A couple months later I was humbled when I was told that dear sweet Jackie was diagnosed with cancer. I thought to myself: who am I to complain that I have healthy hair that grows, how selfish of me to put myself above others needs. After being put in my place I started the journey to grow my hair out again. I will be making the BIG cut June 30th!

Friday, April 9, 2010

One Day Without Shoes

So, yesterday everyone was supposed to go barefoot to bring awareness to those who do not have shoes. The event was sponsored by TOMS, which is a company that sells shoes. TOMS was founded on one simple idea that every shoe someone buys they will give a pair to a child without shoes.

Here's how my barefoot day went:
I started my day getting ready and then headed out to breakfast with a friend. I felt a little weird eating barefoot at a restaurant and was a little surprised that I did not get into trouble! Then after that I went to Publix to pick up some ingredients. I will say that the grocery store floor felt wonderful. It was nice and cool, a very enjoyable feeling! After that I headed home to do odds and ends. Later on in the day, I went to the library with my mom. The library floor did not feel as good as the grocery store floor, a little dirty :/ To finish off my day without shoes I took my dog on a walk...not as enjoyable without shoes!! All in all despite my feet being pitch black a day without shoes was not bad...a life time with out shoes would completely alter my life!!

Shoes are such a little thing that makes such a huge difference!

To purchase a pair of TOMS shoes visit:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Free the little piggies!

On April 8th I am going to be walking around barefoot for a cause! Here is some information from TOMS shoes...
-In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to school, clean water and to seek medical help.
 -Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.
 -Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.
 -In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.
 -Podoconiosis is 100% preventable with basic foot hygiene and wearing shoes.
To find more information visit: http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com/

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring has Sprung

Spring Break is finally here! And as any other spring breaker I am making a list of things I would like to accomplish!

1. Spend time with my family
2. Take my dog on a walk every day
3. Go to the beach more than once
4. Catch up on LOST
5. Organize my room
6. Good will book store
7. Coffee with friends
8. Church
9. Embracing our differences
10. Go see Alice and Wonderland

I'll post pictures as the week goes on!