Thursday, March 31, 2011

MaryJane -- The woman living my dream life!

MaryJane Butters
"Living like we'll die tomorrow, Farming like we'll live forever"

MaryJane is an organic farmer and advocate for sustainable living.  She has a bimonthly magazine that I absolutely love!  She has healthy recipes and tips living a "farm girl" lifestyle. 

Pictures of her amazing garden :)

*sigh*  A girl can dream...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Favorite Store!

Last weekend I went on a road trip to Mall of America and I fell in love with a new store just across the street!


It was like walking into a warehouse of dream rooms!  *sigh...* :)

I've already started planning my dream house...

Here is some fun pictures of us girls on our road trip...

Monday, March 21, 2011

"I Yam What I Yam"

This magnet has been apart of my house for as long as I can remember.  When I got my first locker in seventh grade I took this magnet to fill up some of the empty space.  When I was in middle school this was an anthem that seemed to go unheard.  Mostly by me. Now that I am in college, and have gone through many personal changes, I realize this is magnet is so true. 

When i was reading my Bible recently, I came a across this verse that reminded me of this very magnet:

"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me" 1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV

By any means I'm not saying I worked harder than any Christian I know.. And i can't even pretend to know how hard Paul, the writer of this passage, worked for God... 

 All I know is I am who I am today... I am alive today.. only by the grace of God.  And anything I
do is obviously not because of my abilities... I'm nothing special.. It is only God working through me.  :)  
Just something to remember...  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Discover Yourself.. #1

I have always been interested in personality differences in people.  That is what has drawn me to look into psychology careers.  One of my favorite personality quizzes was a deck of "Discover Yourself" quiz cards I had on 5th grade.  When i was organizing my desk drawers recently I found it again and remembered how fun the little quizzes were.  (I obviously don't throw anything away.. ha ha.  Your never know what tid bits will be useful in a project ;)  )

As you can see the box was well loved.. :)

Instructions: Pick the letter that best fits your personality and scroll down to see the matching answer. 

Question #1

Which of the following ice cream flavors would you choose?

A.  Vanilla
B.  Chocolate Chip
C.  Strawberry
D.  Peanut Butter



A.  You are easy to get along with.
B.  You look for the best in people.
C.  You like to do things for your family and friends.
D.  You are trust worthy and honest.

Which one are you? :)

Obviously these quizzes are not based on any cutting-edge psychoanalysis theories... but its just fun anyway :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

New Obsession...

I have a new obsession as of a few weeks now... 
                                                                            It's Zumba!

Its a super fun dance class that doesn't feel like a workout.  I love the results so far! :)

          Here is a link of someones rendition to my favorite song to dance to.
Usher's "DJ Got us Fallin' in Love"  ...                                           

Sometimes I catch myself making my own movies to songs I hear on the radio.  It makes for some interesting glances from people in passing cars.  Ha ha. :) 

Wanna find a class near you?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thoughts on Creativity.. :)

"You can't  depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus"
- Mark Twain

"I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.  Fantacy is a necessary ingredient in living; It is a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.  Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
- Dr Seuss

 "This is what God the LORD says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: “I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness."

-Isaiah 42:5-8

"The possible is a slow fuse that is lit by the imagination."
- Emily Dickinson

"Some men look at things the way they are and ask, "Why?"  I dream of things that never were and ask, "Why not?"
- Robert Kennedy

One I edited on Picnik :) 
Another picture of the hot air ballon. 

 I was so excited to see this hot air ballon landing on my way home, I stopped my car and started taking some pictures. :)