winter wonderland.

January 6, 2018

 "Snow! It won't be long before we'll all be there with snow. Snow! I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow. Snow! I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow. Snow! Oh, to see a great big man entirely made of snow!" 
-From the movie White Christmas 

Those where the lyrics that I was singing in my head while walking through this winter wonderland. The snow started to fall from the heavens the night before these pictures were taken and we were delighted about the thought of being able to play take pictures in the snowy weather. The next morning we didn't waste any time and started to take pictures in the snow as soon as we could. Let me tell you it was waaaaay too cold to stay out long and I was fashionably (not sensibly) dressed! So you can imagine how cold we were.

This is probably one of my favorite outfits for the winter time yet! The mint green beanie was a gift for my thirteenth birthday (which was a loooong time ago), the earrings are from Charlotte Russe, the sweater is from Old Navy, the AMAZING trench coat was a vintage find, and the gloves where a gift from a friend. I think this outfit is perfect for walking in a winter wonderland, but not for the 20 degree weather!

I love, love, love the snow but not very many people where I live love it as much as I do! One of my friend likes to call snow the devil's dandruff but I like to call snow kisses from heaven. 

What do you like to call snow?


P.S. For some odd reason my page will not let me comment or reply to anyone on my own posts! Don't be alarmed if I don't reply back to your comment. I will reply as soon as possible! ❤

new year's reads.

January 3, 2018

Hey! Can you believe that I haven’t written a post since last year? Haha, see what I did there!?! Anyway.... Happy New Years! In honor of 2018 I wanted to share with you three books that I am currently reading to help me improve my walk with Jesus during this new year. Are ya ready?

book no. 1 
Girl Defined by 
Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird

book no. 2
Lies Young Women Believe
by Nancy DeMoss and Dannah Gresh

book no. 3
Portraits of Devotion 
by Beth Moore

So far I am thoroughly enjoying these books! I asked for the first two books for Christmas and was so excited to receive them both. Beth Moore, who wrote the third book (which is actually a 366 day devotional), has been my go to lady when wanting to listen to a good podcast. Reading this devotional has been such a joy! 

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could you take a quick moment to take this survey? It would really help me out if you could!!! ❤

giveaway winner + ornament unwrapped.

December 29, 2017

During the Christmas Ornament Exchange there was a giveaway going on!

 Someone very special has won beautiful stationary that they can use to write to their new pen-pal! 

 The lucky winner is *fan-fare!* Jocelyne Trujillo!

 Many have asked for a "big reveal" where we share what each other has received during this ornament swap, so here it goes! 

To Olivia From Janae:

To Ashley From Rachel:

 Heather from Blue Jeans and Teacups , JoJo from JoJo Hall, and Elizabeth from Small Moments wrote lovely posts about what they received from their ornament sender.

 I hope you enjoyed this exchange!

 If I didn't include your picture or blog post in this post, please let me know and I will add it to this post!