18 January 2012

Francis Frames

{I am very lucky to have such a good group of girlfriends from high school.  Though now we live all across the country, we still keep up with one another and have been there for exciting times (weddings, babies) and hard times (break-ups, losing jobs).  My friend Ellison puts it perfectly "There is just something about our group, God has truly blessed us!" 

Well, one of my friends (and fellow co-yearbook editor), Emily, is having a beautiful baby girl, Lucy Jean, in just a few short weeks.  Though I was not able to make it to her shower (this is when I hate living far away from some of these girls) I was able to do the invitations:

Aren't they fun?  I had SUCH a blast doing them. (I blurred the personal information for privacy.)  And I also was SO LUCKY to receive a handmade gift from the future mom.  Emily and her husband made this frame for me as a hostess gift:

You are in love, right?  I sure am!  She took wood, painted it, added some fabric flowers, a clip, paint and a picture.  I told her that she needs to start a business (as if she is not busy enough!) because those things would sell like hotcakes!!!  Now, I don't know if she is taking orders, but if you want more information, leave me a comment with your contact information and I will be in contact with the artist.  I just had to share this frame - what talent this couple has!  

 Also - Em, if you use the name Francis Frames, I would like a little credit with helping come up with the name!} 

12 January 2012

Video of the Day

{This video is very inspiring, I just had to share...  What do you want to do to achieve success?} 

11 January 2012

Rockin' Pajamas

{I admit - I am a pajama lover.  I love all things about sleepwear.  Santa brought me an awesome new set that I have been wearing faithfully.  I don't know what it is - I have always loved matching sleepwear since I was young.  I don't look like the VS models who wear these outfits, but nonetheless I feel like one.  And I still get to eat brownies when I want.  That is what really matters.   

Another thing I need to admit - I really like Kourtney Kardashian.  Yes, I know that giving into the K Frenzy really only puts more money in their bank accounts, but everyone has got to have a vice, right?  Anyways, I have been keeping up with Kourt by watching her new show on E!.  And guess what?  About 50% of the time she is rocking PAJAMAS!!!!!  I mean, I wish I was a gazillionaire who could just prance around in Louis Vuitton nightgowns with full make up on! (Kourt, if you are reading this, please message me your red lipstick color!)  Wait, that is not a dream of yours?  Well anyways... here are some of my favorite pajama picks (you do want to look cute while you are braving the winter cold, right?)}

 {photos via VS and pinterest}

09 January 2012

Real Resolutions

{Resolutions, they are all around us.  I really don't take pen to paper to write down resolutions each January, but I do think of ways to improve my well being at the start of each year.  For example, I just joined a new gym and am getting back into group classes.  I know, I know, some people think it is crazy to spend money each month at a gym... "Why not just go outside and run?" they ask.  And I know that I could do that, but I just like being around others when I am working out, it really pushes me to my limit.  So, that is why I love group classes.  I have just started to get back into cycling/spin class and I feel great already.  Let me tell you, if you want to burn some calories - take a spin class, you will not be disappointed.

I also am trying to not be so forgetful.  I will admit, I am all over the place.  I will have an event, and then totally space out and forget which day it is taking place.  I splurged on a new agenda, and am hoping that I can keep it together all year long.  

Another way to improve my well being?  To be thankful each day.  God has given me so much, and many days I move too fast to notice my blessings.  Yes, yes, it sounds cliche, but I am really trying to move a little slower and take in each moment as they happen.  I am also trying to always be content and thankful of where I am in my life.  So many times I want fancy clothes, new furniture, a fun vacation... then I realize that the only thing that can give me pure joy and contentment is my relationship with God.}

{photos via pinterest}

01 January 2012

Happy 2012!

{Wishing you a FAB 2012!  
Here's to health, happiness, faith, prosperity, and a fabulous year!}

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