Sunday, March 13, 2011

My favorite show in high school and college was "The Real World." I was completely obsessed with the show! The photos are actual photos I took on my pilgrimage to see the Boston house. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

1000 Gifts: 1-12

My 1000 Gifts!

1. Raspberries-Ripe and Juicy
2. The feel of a hardcover book in your hands
3. A comfortable chair that feels like a hug
4. The faint gray marks of a pencil
5. When Michael plays with my hair
6. Waiting in line to donate items to charity
7. Chubby Toddler Hands
8. The flavor of mint
9. The sound of laughing children while I'm reading them a good book
10. That the timing belt didn't break while I was driving
11.Watching guys buy flowers
12. Hot fudge

Waking up early and the wonders of felt!

Here is my latest Digi layout. The picture was taken and edited using an iPod. Yay technology!

Tweet Mini Book
 The letter thickers are arranged on piece of printed transparency that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.Had to add felt! I am obsessed with it !! I love using it.

A place to keep my favorite iPod photos and Twitter updates.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Flashback: Glamour Shots

 Me: 1995

I was a Freshman in High School. My choir was earning money for a trip to a national choir competition in Washington DC. One of the many fabulous items we hocked sold were Entertainment Books! There was  a coupon for 50% off a glamor photoshoot. Just what every fifteen year old needs is a dash of feathers and a string of pearls! Ha!

Growing up in a very rural area, we didn't have a large shopping mall. We most certainly did not have the actual Glamour Shots store. No, what we had was a sketchy guy and his wife who set up in a shabby local motel room that smelled of stale cigarette smoke. Not the glamorous setting that I had envisioned. Thankfully my mother came along to supervise.

I was so proud of this photograph. Not only did I look far older than my fifteen years, but I also looked sophisticated. 
Sixteen years later, this photo makes me smile! I can laugh at the horrible feathers, pearls, and fan. There is more to it. I can see my deep inner desire to be seen as pretty. A struggle most girls and woman go through. It wasn't until 4 years later that I really began to cultivate my inner beauty and see beyond my exterior. A continuous process of looking past my physical flaws and working towards a gentle and quiet spirit. 

Thanks 15 year old Emily for reminding me to seek beauty outside of my looks!

1 Peter 3:3-4 (New International Version) 

3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Psalm 139:14 (New International Version) 

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.