Friday, March 25, 2016

Dying Eggs // Newest Member

Hey y'all!
I did the coolest thing with Easter eggs today. I saw a video on Facebook on how you can dye eggs using natural dyes, it looked amazingly fun, so I decided to give it a shot! Heres how I did it!

  • I took some red cabbage and chopped it up and put it in a pan with some water to let it boil until the cabbage had dyed the water a purple color. Take the pan off the stove.
  • Next, I gathered some eggs as well as things from out of doors such as a flower, leaf, rosemary sprig, ect. And some of my holy nylons.
  • I placed the flowers, leafs and such up against the egg and placed then in a piece of my nylon that I had cut into sections, as seen above in the first picture. Tied them off and placed them in the cabbage water. I let them sit for nearly four hours. 
  • Unwrap your little packages and wah-lah! I used the red cabbage for the robins egg blue color, but apparently you can also use onion peel, in the same way, to create a yellow color. We didn't have any onion skins to spare unfortunately, otherwise I would have tried that as well. 

Coolest thing, ever right? So, thats one of the things I did today, other than delivering pastries to some choir patrons:)
Tonight, my family and I are going to watch God's Not Dead. I've never seen it before, but I've heard a lot about it, and I love the song:) I saw a preview for God's Not Dead 2  that is coming out soon as well. Oh, and Ben Hurr is being released this August! I'm like beyond excited about that!! Ahh! Ben Hurr is amazing! *dies*
Soooo......yeah, anyhoo, I've just become the newest member of Camp NaNoWriMo! I do love to write and decided, "why not?" I know a few people who have done it in the past, and it sounds like a lot of fun. If you guys have any advise, I'd be happy if you could share:) 

I hope you all have a wonderful, Easter, dear readers!<3

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My Take On Modesty

-be modest in your dress, actions and your character-

1. Our Culture vs. You
    In this age, our culture encourages girls to be immodest. Their excuse is that wearing certain types of clothing is popular and even pretty. The world tricks young women into thinking that wearing revealing clothing is ok. But that is not what Jesus wants for us girls. He wants the best for us. In 1 Corinthians it says "what know ye not that your body is the temple of the Hold Ghost, which is in you, which ye have of God and ye are not your own." 

2. Your Clothing Standards
    Your clothing standards are important. It sets boundaries about what you, personally, feel comfortable wearing and what kind of clothes you don't feel comfortable in. For me, it really just depends on the item of clothing I'm wearing. If I see that my blouse might be a little revealing of cleavage when I bend down I might want to wear a cami or tank top underneath, or if my skirt is going to be a little bit too short when I sit down, I might want to wear some leggings as well. 
 It all depends on the article of clothing. I always ask, if Jesus stood beside me, would I wear what I wear? Finding modest clothing is also very easy and fun! Pinterest (yiss dahling) is a great way of getting inspiration for classy outfits that are cute and modest. :)

2. Protect The Boys In Your Life
    Dressing immodestly can, in fact be a stumbling block for the boys in a girls life. When they see a girl who is flaunting around her body to the world, he is tempted to think the wrong thoughts and he may begin to lust after things that are sinful. Godly boys find modesty attractive, and they appreciate girls who dress with self- control. They are grateful for those girls who serve them by helping them fight the temptation to lust. For immodesty doesn't gain respect, it gains attention, and its not the kind of attention you want to have from a boy. In my opinion, dressing modestly gains the right attention. It gives boys the change to get to know the real you, the girl inside and also find a certain respect for you as a Godly young woman. Not as a girl who is trying to be "sexy" but a girl who is trying to be what the Bible defines as beautiful. 

4. Don't Just Wear Your Modesty
   Modesty can be worn inside and out. Its not just about your body, but about your character and your actions. 1 Peter 3:3-4 'Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as arranging the hair, wearing gold or putting on fine apparel. Rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quite spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.'

So what is your take on modesty?
What are your clothing standards

Thursday, March 17, 2016

black + white

-your dream will always defeat reality, if you give it a chance-

going on a small spring break trip with my family this weekend! more photos on the way!<3

Monday, March 14, 2016

Awkward + Awesome


- When your parents argue about what speed you should go, as a student driver, on the interstate...

-When you realize you smeared your mascara all over your face and now look like you have two black eyes. And whats worse is, you've been walking around, in public for two hours.

-When you're afraid to load your plate at potlucks because you don't want to look like a pig XD

- When you name your iPod Titanic so it can "sync" XD I know...I'm a dork

- When you hit your funny bone hard and laugh and cry at the same time

-When you walk into a room and forget what you went in there for. Then you have to walk back out   until you remember

- Stepping on a lego

- Running into your rival at the store and being totally shocked and distressed *Weakly exchanges grins and hurries off in opposite directions*

-When spell check changes words in your text 

- Ordering food at drive throughs

- Running stop signs in drivers ed


- Singing with my brother while we wash dishes

- Having two hour phone conversations with your best friend

- Dude, Pinterest

Tell Your Heart To Beat Again by Danny Gokey 

- Reading all Saturday afternoon with a tea pot and a blanket

- Jolly Rancher candles

- This post: 7 Things I Need To Remember. Posted by Lauren at Victory

- Fudge ice cream sandwiches

- Wood stoves 

- The feeling you get when you're taking a walk in the woods with earphones and playing soundtrack music from Narnia, Pirates of the Caribbean and Pride and Prejudice, and you feel like your the lead in a movie

- 10 clocked hours on my driving log

- Homemade popcorn