Thursday, February 28, 2013

having fun

Going to have some fun with this post!  Just dreamin' a little dream.
1. Vacation spot-
2. Shoes
5.  How long would you be gone

1. Paris
2. Repetto ballet flats
3. The Ritz
4. A mixture at Colette and Merci
5. Two weeks

Dream a little dream, folks!  Stranger things have happened!

Not a proud moment again

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately.  This can be a dangerous thing for me.  When life forces you to make changes you didn't want to make yet.  Or being happy for others' happiness.  I feel like a terrible person right now.  On one hand I am outwardly happy for them, I really am, but silently wondering when my time will come.  I guess this is progress when you can admit what about yourself what you really don't like.  The song says "I find you when I fall apart."  I don't know the artist right now.  As another song says, "I'm coming to you open and broken."  2 Timothy is in my devotional today.  "For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
I am using all of this to admit the parts of myself I would rather not bare.  I know I shouldn't care what other people think, but I hope nobody hates me.
Truth will set you free.  In this regard, I hope this cliche rings true.
Song pick of the day- "Forever Reign" by One Sonic Society

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

some q's

I love getting to know you all!  Some in-depth posts coming up tomorrow.  Right now, it's another round of fun Q's!

1. Name
2. Blog name
3.kisses or hugs
4.chocolate or vanilla
5.sun or rain

1. Regine
2. R's rue
3. both
4. vanilla
5. sun

Can't wait to see your responses!

Wednesday's thought

Happy Wednesday!

"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth"
John 3:18

Song pick of the day- "Inside Out" by Phillips, Craig and Dean

Have a blessed and great day!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Loving right now

Some things I like right now.
1. Carmex  lip balm
2. Girl Scout lemonade cookies
3. Fashion Week
4. The movie Pitch Perfect
5. New friends

Your turn, go!


"This is how God showed His love among us:  He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through him"
1 John 4:9

Song pick of the day- home by Michael Buble

Monday, February 25, 2013


Have many thoughts rolling around my head right now, but for right now will simplify!
Thankful for:
My family
My sanity
My intelligence
My fireplace

Your turn, go!

Not merely words.

Just saw Matthew 22:37.  What a verse!  Will talk about later this week!  What verse or song is speaking to you today?  Would love to hear!

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Nice Sunday

Happy Sunday!
Thankful for:
Eggs, grits and a waffle
A friendly visit
Toms shoes
Daytona 500

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Rain, rain

It's a rainy day down South today!
Verse of day- John 3:16
Song of the day- Love Matt Redman's music!

Thankful for:
Coffee and blueberry muffin
People watching
A cute magenta cardigan
A happy baby

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday fun!

Happy Friday!
Verse of the day- Proverbs 3:5-6
Song of the day-"Rise Up" Matt Maher

Thankful for:
My nephew
My poodle
Girl Scout cookies
Words of Wisdom

Your turn, go!
Make it a great day!
God Bless,

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Either or number two

1. Online shopping or in store?
2. earrings or rings?
3. scarf or headband?
4. cooking or takeout?
5. flats or heels?

1. In store
3. scarf
4. takeout
5. flats

Your turn, go!

Reality Thursday

I am going to hate writing this.  I read a passage today reminding me of some of the Ten Commandments.  Do not murder, do no steal, do not covet.  It seems like I have been doing a lot of coveting of records, things, and so much more.  If a record is broken or an achievement is made, I need to be happy for them in word and deed.  We don't like to the fault and flaws in our own lives.  I have been more sinful than I care to admit.  My achievements will come I have to believe.  A commenter on the blog wrote something that I keep rereading.  When she goes to a funeral she said, 'they mention the accomplishment, but for the most part they remember who the person was.'
At the end of the day, my achievements may be a mile long or wide, but the only thing people will mostly likely remember is who I was, not what I achieved.
Dear readers, Thank you for getting me out of me, if only for a day.  Today my heart is open and free.
You have made this blogger a very grateful girl.

Romans 13:9-10
Song pick of the day-"Real" by Plumb

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Grateful Wedneday

Good morning!
Grateful today:
1. Robin Roberts return on GMA
2.  Your sweet comments, I read them all!
3. Coffee
4. Heart stickers
5. Jesus's love for me

Your turn, go!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

well, hi there!

It's cold and rainy in my neck of the woods today!  Cold, rainy days do not agree with me and my muscles.  I have been thinking lately about denial.  Sometimes I deny who I am.  Sure I would love the trophies of a Djokovic, Federer or Nadal, but I am no athletic specimen.  I will probably not break records or be well known.  I just simply write. Write words. That's all.  That is all.  I wonder if it's enough.  Do I need my name in a record book, or to be idolized?  No, but it crosses my mind.
What do you think?

Happy Tuesday!

"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
John 4:11-12 NIV

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place"
Zora Neale Hurston

Song pick of the day- "History" by Matthew West
Have a great and blessed day!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Dreaming on a Monday

I was watching the Price is Right today, and I love the showcases at the end, so this would be my ideal showcase.
The theme would be A French Affair.
First would be a collection of French shoes...preferably sandals and ballet flats from Repetto, Chanel and Louboutin.
Then I would use those sandals for a trip to St. Barts, strolling along Gustavia harbor.
Last but not least, I would be whisked to Paris, Provence and St. Tropez for an incredible French rendezvous with spending money thrown in for good measure for some good shopping time.
I know I really am dreaming.
What does your showcase look like?

Morning thoughts

Happy Monday, friends!
Grateful for:
Morning coffee
Fresh warm clothes from the dryer
Wonderful Bible verses
Buttered toast
Comfy bed

Romans 8:38
Song of the day- "Breathe" by Rebecca St.James

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday's grace and mercy

His grace and mercy astound me!
Thankful for:
V8 Splash
Mounds candy bar
a baby's scent
a safe car ride
a sane mind

Song pick of the day- Chris Rice's "Go Light The World"

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Saturday!

Things making me smile today
1. A sweet message
2. Watching cooking shows
3. Leftovers
4. A cute sleeping baby
5. A nice walk around the neighborhood

Your turn, go!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Getting to know you Friday

I am enjoying getting to know you all!  You all have a way of brightening my day!
Five questions for you guys, the ask me five in the comments section.

1. Biggest fear?
2. Biggest dream
3. Bucket list? Yes or No?
4. If so, what's on it?
5. Fun one-favorite candy?

Interested to see your five Q's for me!

1 John 4:19
Song pick of the day- My God is an Awesome God
Be blessed,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Today's reason to smile

Good evening, friends!

Thankful for:
Dove chocolate
A friendly pep talk
The thought that God uses the weak and meek for His Glory
Costume jewelry

Your turn go,

Happy Valentine's Day!

The day we celebrate love.
On this day, I hope God knows how much I love Him.  God knows every desire of my heart, so I will cede my heart and life to The Lord of my life.  Life is an adventure.  The journey is the key, not the result of the endeavor.  My hope for today is to show love to the ones I love; and show love to those who are desperate for love.

Psalm 37:4
Song pick of the day- "Jesus Saves" by Jeremy Camp
Happy Valentine's Day, friends!
You are Loved!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Five favorites

Here are some favorites of mine.
1 favorite board game
2.favorite vegetable
3.favorite movie
4.favorite salad dressing
5.favorite season

1. Scrabble
2. Roasted cauliflower
3. Finding Forrester
4. Russian
5. Spring

Your turn, go!

Have to smile

"By day The Lord directs His love, at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life"
Psalm 42:8

Happy for these things:
Roasted kale chips
A yummy banana
Old photographs
A smile
Your kind words

Song pick of the day- "Only The World" by Mandisa
Be blessed,

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Who am I?

I am dreading this post, for it forces me to be real, expose the blemishes.  This weekend, I realized that life really doesn't work perfectly.  My stroke and subsequent Cerebral Palsy force me to do something I absolutely need to do more often.  Ask for help!  I wish I could be totally self-sufficient, but that's not plausible at the moment.  I cannot drive.  I cannot read a map.  No depth perception and an inability to sequence make both a near impossibility.  I can speak foreign languages, yet cannot follow GPS most of the time.  To feel so smart, and yet so dumb at the same time.  It's embarrassing to admit this.  I need help, and I am ashamed that I need it.
I hate being a burden, maybe one day I will eradicate that word from my vocabulary, but that dear friends will require some help.
Could I ask you for your help, today?
Help me look at the glass half-full, and get rid of that word, burden!
Thank you,


I love to travel and dream about traveling!
Top places I am thinking of are:
1. Paris
2. Slovenia
3. Newport, Rhode Island
4. Kiev
5. Napa Valley

Do you have any?

Gratitude Tuesday

"I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
Psalm 139:14

1.  His wonderful Forgiveness!
2.  A good bowl of cereal
3. A pretty coffee mug
4. A breath of fresh air
5. You, my blogging friends!

Song pick of the day:  "Give Me Youe Eyes" by Brandon Heath

Your turn, go!
Have a great day!

Monday, February 11, 2013


I love dogs!
That is why I am so excited to watch the annual Westminster dog show!  Do you watch?
Happy watching!
What are your favorite animals!


With God all things are possible

1.  Loving the Grammy fashion
2.  Fresh fruit and crepes
3.  Listening to "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips
4.  A new pair of shoes
5. My great red peacoat


Friday, February 8, 2013

happy thoughts

I'm happy about these things:

a glass of sweet tea
my new issue of InStyle
my new long-sleeve tee
a new pack of heart stickers
the roasted cauliflower in the kitchen

Thinking of those in the Northeast!  Stay safe and warm!
God Bless,

Happy Weekend!

Five things Friday!

Five things
1. Pants or skirts?
2. Bikini or one-piece
3. Beach or mountains
4. Sweet or salty
5. Cold or hot

1. Pants
2. One piece
3. Beach
4. Sweet
5. Hot

Your turn, go!

Be still

I am having to swallow a tough pill this morning.  I have focused so much on growing the blog, that it has led to some burnout.  I have a need for immediate gratification that needs to be quashed.  I have  lost sight of why I write, why I blog.  It should be for me, not others' expectations.  The growth of the blog should be organic not forced for me.  I know it's Friday, and should be a fun post, but I need to listen to that still and small voice inside showing me otherwise!  This song whose title I can't remember has been on my heart.  "We fall down, we lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus!"
Be still and know that I am God
Psalm 46:10
Song pick of the day-"Heart of Worship" by Michael W. Smith
Have a blessed Friday!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Liebster Award

I was nominated for a Liebster by BrittanyGraceAnn at the Lily Field so i figured I would play along.

10 facts about me

1.  I love to learn languages!  I know three
2. I wish I were more tech savvy.
3. I am very clumsy- I walk into walls very frequently
4. I love to watch sports
5. I love to receive packages
6. I am a sucker for a good romantic comedy
7. I love to drink Earl Grey Tea
8. I am very shy
9. Red velvet cake is my favorite
10. Come April, I will be a Christian for 10 years

The Lily Field's Qs

1.Favorite book-too Jennifer Weiner
2. I am a dog person.  Love my poodle, Tebow
3. In ten years, I have no idea where I'll be.  I just want to follow Jesus and be happy.
4. My favorite form of social networking is Facebook and blogging, of course
5.I am most excited about meeting people through blogging in 2013.
6. My favorite holiday is Christmas
7.I prefer Earl Grey tea
8. Favorite thing to do is my spare time is read a magazine
9.  Any weird habits?  When you have OCD, there are too many to count, for me anyway.
10. Favorite smell? A newborn baby and fresh flowers


Happy today!

What is making me happy today!

1. Yummy breakfast of pancakes
2.  My faith in Jesus
3.  My favorite argyle socks
4.  The DVR
5. My new bracelet

Your turn, go!

How Great Thou Art

Good Morning, friends!
Blessed Thursday!

I just read my Journey magazine's  Scripture and I felt a need to share.  " I will forgive their wrongdoing and never again remember their sin"
Jeremiah 31:34

I am washed clean by the blood of the Lamb!
I am not worthy of Christ, yet He loves me anyway!  What a Gift!

Song pick of the day-  "All Things New" by Steven Curtis Chapman
Be Blessed!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Either or

A little Wednesday game of either or!

1. Coke or Pepsi
2. Coffee or tea
3. Perfume or scented lotion
4. Bath or shower
5. Lipstick or lip gloss

1. Coke
2. Earl Grey tea
3. Scented lotion
4. Bath
5. Lip gloss

Your turn, go!

What's in a number?

I have been dreading this post.  It seems like lately I equate importance with a number.  I know it's sad.  Be it a sports record being broken with X number of majors won, number of page views, the list could go on.  It sounds trivial and stupid, and it is.  I wish it weren't so.  I am having to ask God to help me see life, not as a number to be achieved.  I don't think God will ask me:  How many Majors did I win?  No, I think He wants to know, how many people I may have helped bring into His Kingdom.  So while this post marks a monumental marker in terms of number, I just hope to be making Him proud, not because of the number, but because of what these posts mean.
Thank you for continuing to join with me on this journey we call life!

What we learn

Good morning, friends!
How are you?

"Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds love, prosperity and honor"
Proverbs 21:21

"What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality"

Song pick of the day- "Closer" by Shawn McDonald

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Good afternoon, friends!
Today has been a good day in that I am reminded how blessed I am!  I know I say it a lot!  I am blessed to know God's mercy, grace, and love in and on my life.  Why God chose to bless me with CP, I will never know.  It is a big step to type that last sentence!  I just know that God's continue to give me hope and a future. 
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
He never ceases to amaze me!
What's on your mind, today?


"Whoever welcomes one child like this in My name welcomes Me"
Matthew 18:5

Not all who wander are lost.
Courtesy of my life is good t-shirt

Song pick of the day- "Fall Down" by Trevor Morgan

Have a blessed day!

Monday, February 4, 2013


I love to read books, magazines, newspapers...just to name a few.
Here are a few of my favorites:
1 The New York Times
2.  The New York Observer
3.  Town&Country
4.  Time
5.  Conde Nast Traveler

What are your favorites? Any recommendations?

glass half full or half-empty

It never ceases to amaze me that no matter how blessed I am, I still may look at the glass half-empty.  A thousand things may be great, but I choose to focus on the one negative thing that occupies my brain.
To combat this, this is my gratitude list for today:

1.  The bagel and hot coffee I enjoy this morning
2.  My new nephew
3.  My sister thriving after having given birth after 36 hours of labor
4.  My poodle many sweet kisses
5.  A roaring fire in the fireplace

Hope all is well, this afternoon!

Fortune Cookie

Good morning, friends!
" Rejoice in The Lord, always, I will say it again:  Rejoice!"
Phillippians 3:4

My fortune cookie last night said this:  "The beginning is half of every action."
How true this statement is!

Song pick of the day- "I Belong To You" by Building 429

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday

These past few days have been a whirlwind.  I got to meet my new nephew, Andrew.  His story will be told soon!  He already holds my heart!  There is nothing quite like a newborn baby.  God's goodness is always magnified!  I have already enjoyed my share of chicken wings.  I am ready to root on the Niners, tonight!
How is your day, friends?

Saturday, February 2, 2013


A list of favorites

1. Perfume- The One-Dolce and Gabbana
2. Activity- Swimming
3. Fast food- Chick Fil-A
4. Favorite Brand- Hermes
5. Shampoo- Tresemme

Saturday sayings

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life
John 3:16

Song pick of the day- "How He Loves" by David Crowder Band