Friday, April 30, 2010

owls




Probably one of the most adorable iterations of owl jewelry I've ever seen! $145 at Etsy.

Friday, April 23, 2010

iconic

People tell me I have the style of a grandma. I honestly have no problem with that. I love vintage items, and fashion from the past decades.

As we know, I love me some spectator shoes. What else do I love? Here's my list of iconic fashion that I want to own before I die:

-Hermes Regina scarf


-Chanel bag


-Christian Louboutin nude heels


-Chanel ballet flats


-Burberry trench coat


-Ray-Ban sunglasses

It will probably take me a lifetime to afford all of these iconic pieces, so it's safe to say my timeline for accumulating these goods will be slow. But oh, I can't wait for the day when I own that Chanel bag!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

right

To be right or to be wrong?

Sometimes it's neither. Sometimes you're right, and it's good. Sometimes you're wrong, and you have to humble yourself. But you know what is the most humbling? When you're right and you still have to humble yourself in order to salvage a relationship.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

sunset

Eph 4:26
"Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger."

One of the best verses (and life lessons) my dad taught me. You just feel a bazillion times better when you make amends. Personally, my anger evaporates pretty quickly. Once I get some distance from the hot topic, I usually can see a) the error in my actions b) the error in my judgments/words c)my correctness in my words and actions, but decide that the relationship with that person is way more important than me being right. And I take immediate steps to apologize or just clear the air as soon as possible.

This happened tonight with my roomies. I can't tell you how much I love them and how grateful I am that I followed the advice with this situation (although it was extremely minor...they didn't even know I was angry). I just feel so much better and they just feel loved. Yay.

Monday, April 12, 2010

reminisce


I used to love white conch shells. The way they looked, as if God had conjured up the prettiest sand, created a twister to form its shape, and then tapped it with His magic wand to turn it the most brilliant shade of white with sparkling tones of palest pink inside just for me. I was captivated by its beauty. I could have been content to stare at it for hours, literally, when I was 12. It was like a private moment between me and God, kinda like the equivalent of a candlelit picnic dinner.

I didn't even read Lord of the Flies until was 15. I honestly just loved white conch shells. But in the book, the shell symbolized purity, goodness, innocence and humanity.

When I was 16, I think I left childhood. I dealt with things far beyond my maturity level, or even my scope of maturity level. I grappled, really wrestled, with the concept of faith and God. I questioned life.

How fitting that when I turned 17, I felt like I had outgrown the shells. Their beauty was no longer radiant to me, but just another object in life. Don't get me wrong, I still thought they were pretty, but there was no more magic for me.

And now? Now that I am 19, when I look at conch shells, all I can see is a fragmented and distorted image of my reflection.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

likes

-grandma cardigans
-spectator shoes
-ruffles
-lace
-dark wash skinny jeans
-bows
-vintage buttons
-filigree
-puppies
-smiles
-sushi
-summer days
-sunsets over the ocean
-flowers in girls' hair
-the color of Tiffany blue
-redwood trees
-Santa Barbara
-history and culture

Thursday, April 8, 2010

lessons

Here are a few of my own life lessons that I've learned at the ripe age of 19:

-Pray big, get big. Pray small, get small. Our God is big. Really big. Really really really big. If you ask boldly for what you want, it will be given to you. But if you limit God and only ask for a small thing, you'll only get a small thing.

-Something is better than nothing. This applies to so much in life. If you're trying to save money, save something, whether it be $100 or $10, because $10 is still better than saving nothing. If you're studying, better to study only 10 minutes than not at all.

-Focus on the big, forget the little. We have limited resources, and too many options on how to use those resources. If you don't have enough time, prioritize your options and focus on the top 3. If you don't have much spending money, prioritize your wants and spend your money there.

-Don't plan your 100th birthday party until you're 99. In other words, don't be so set in your future. Look forward to the future and plan for it, but don't hold on to your plans too tightly.

And here, just for my own controversial pleasure, is my opinion on how to fix the water crisis that is hitting the West coast and Southwest US (I just read an article about this, so I'm in a ranting mood).

TAKE OUT YOUR LAWNS! Instead, sculpt a beautiful garden with plants that require minimal watering. I just don't understand why we all need green lawns. I'd much rather have that clear, cool drinking water for humans.

Monday, April 5, 2010

unabashed

I like emo music.

So sue me.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

money

"Two things I ask of you, O LORD;
do not refuse me before I die:

Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.

Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
and say, 'Who is the LORD ?'
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the name of my God."
-Proverbs 30:7-9

I would like that to be my prayer.