Friday, October 11, 2013

31 days of blogging//Week in Pictures.

Messy face!
Evelynne @ the park with her buddy
Blueberry muffins. New fan!
Spending time with my Main Man.

The best Pumpkin bread at the bakery ever!
Yay for leaves!

When I'm looking
Stealing french fries when I'm not.. Seriously I didn't teach her this!!

Smiling when she's sleeping. d'aaw!
Why I refuse to swim in our bay!!! EK!
 Evelynne enjoy her walk while advertising my crochet hat. ;)

How was your week, friend? :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

31 days of blogging//God can use you to do powerful things with you writing.

"Look at your writing as a ministry,
as something God has uniquely called you to do for His glory.
The written word is a powerful tool
you can use for the glory of God;
and yes, you can even do powerful things through stories."
~Adam Blumer

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

31 days of blogging// treasuring every moment.

There are so many beautiful things about being  a mama.. One thing is the inspiration of enjoying your today..

I sometimes get so caught up in thoughts about how I'm so looking forward to my piglet talking, and fully walking and all that fun stuff..But in reality I am reminded that once that happens I'm gonna miss the stage that she's in right now. I already miss this stage like crazy.
This journey of being a mama has been the most rewarding journey yet. It's an amazing, hard, and selfless journey and yet, most rewarding. From being a mama I have come to a deeper understanding of God's everlasting and unconditional love for me and it is awesome!

I have learned so much to be content.. To be content, thankful and joyful everyday.. Though there are many days where it's harder to see the things to be joyful for but when Jesus is put first it makes a joyful heart so much more easier to captivate.

I have learned to love "today" And to see and notice the little blessings of today. Because this day will never be again. My daughter will never be this young again but every day she will just get older and older and I'm honestly okay with that. I know sometimes I sigh at the fact of my baby being one in just a month. But honestly it excites me! I would be lying if I told you I didn't want my baby to grow up.. Because growing up is such an exciting journey for the both of us.

If she didn't grow up I think it would be much harder to see and notice the gifts and blessings in every day life. Because for this mama watching my daughter see,touch, feel and experience new things.. you can't put a bigger smile on my face.. It's so rewarding.
For example..
 We gave this pretty girl  Spaghetti for the first time last night and it was a major hit! I just let her feed herself and go for it and man did she!

I think she enjoyed playing with it more than anything but some did make it to her mouth considering her belly was super full when I picked her up!

I'll forever miss My girl extremely tiny and I look forward to her growing up.. But until then.. I think I shall enjoy the now. The present gift, and the blessing of the present. 

                                     Enjoy your Wednesdays ladies!
                                               Love  ya! -  xoxo Heather

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


                               Don't let anyone (including yourself)  tell ya differently!
                                                   Because you are worthy.
                                                     You are beautiful.
                                                      You are LOVED.
                                                  And you are worth dying for!

Monday, October 7, 2013

31 days of Beautiful// Blogs that I find beautiful and so worth reading. Day 6.

Today I'm inspired to share with you ladies just some of my most favorite blogs here in the community!

 Sarah at Tealography.
This girl... I love her so much. She's my bestie, my sister, my friend.
I can't tell you how blessed I am to have met her in this blogging community.
Sarah and I met last December when she stumbled upon my blog. We thought it was pretty cool that we had a few things in common.. And as e-mails came and went we were amazed by just how much we had in common! We are both so passionate about the unborn, we love to write, we were married the same year, we're both young mama's to beautiful girls, we're both literally on fire for Jesus. Really the list goes on and on here! She is the first blogger that I exchanged my digits with, I don't think there is a day that goes by where we don't text or email. She also has the most gorgeous baby girl!! Who happens to be Evelynne's future pen pal! She is such a blessing and encouragement to me everyday. And I'm so glad that our paths were brought together. She is one of the reasons why I'm so glad I started blogging.. Or how else would I have met her?
I defiantly  encourage you to go check this girl out.. If you like me than you're gonna LOVE her! because seriously we're sisters.. Twins separated at birth ;)

BTW. Her and I have been talking and we will be working on some new fun link ups and would be sooooo exited if you would join in with us! We'll both keep you updated ;)

Heather at Finding Beauty in the Ordinary
Heather was the very first blogger that reached out to me.. My blog was literally not even out there yet really. She was the first "big" blogger I found and she was the one who inspired me to push my blog out there! She has helped me so much in the blogging area I honestly don't know where I'd be without her and with her beautiful baby girl being just a few months older than Evelynne those "Mama posts" are exactly what I need to hear. There is seriously never a time when her posts don't give me chills, make me tear up or just a simple reminder of how much I love this girl!

Ruthie at The Chronicles of Ruthie Hart
Ruthie is just one of those girls you can't help but to love. She is just Ah-maz-ing! I just love her so much!
Without Ruthie I'd still be a "no reply blogger" I would have spent the rest of my blogging days wondering, asking, left alone to wonder why nobody's talking to me.... Okay maybe not that dramatic! But anyways, if you want to be a true blogger and make true friendships it is super important to not be a "no reply blogger". Truth!

Karla at Forever Newly Wedded
Okay not only does this girl participate in the most  fun and exciting link ups but she is just amazing in itself.
There is not a day that goes by when her posts don't make me *sigh, tear up, smile, or eeek with the romance of newly wed life. She also leaves lots of sweet comments about how cute Evelynne is..I love her honesty ;) Her and her husband and new fur baby are on a goal to forever and ever live the newlywed life and I say they're doing a heck of a great job doing just that! An example that all married couples need! 

Erin at Sweetness itself
Oh sweet Erin. If you haven't met this girl you totally need to! Her love for Jesus is just amazing and inspiring! She writes about purity and glorifying God with her single life.. I can't help but wish I was more like her when I was single. She is actually coming out with a new book really soon called "The Darling Diaries". She is defiantly a lady worth looking up to and a woman worth waiting for!

Sarah at The Not Quite Military Wife
Sarah is a new Englander! So these past few weeks I have loved seeing her life through all these beautiful pictures of England.  I find Sarah's blog to be extremely positive and pretty funny as well! And I seriously can't get enough of her baby girl!! She is absolutely precious!!! I am such a fan and I admire this girl!! She is a proud Military wife and a wonderful mama!

Amy at Sweet home Santa Barbara.
Oh dearest sweetest Amy! All I can say is that I love her so much. She is also doing this 31 day challenge on "Pure"  And I am seriously loving it! and highly recommend that you go check it out! This girl's got  Jesus and He looks amazing on her!

These are just some of my most favorite blogs to read while I get my morning cup of goodness. It's a great start to a beautiful day!  I seriously can't get enough of these ladies. They have done such an amazing job at making my day! I only hope I can do the same for them! 

Why am I posting my favorite blogs and what does this have to do with beauty do you ask?
Because these ladies are beautiful. Not because they have lots of followers, not because they're gorgeous physically, but because they take time and effort to make the day of others, to be an encouragement, and blessing. They desire to fill your day with laughter and they allow Jesus to use them to make your day! These ladies are role models and these ladies are true definition of what Beauty is.