Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
I have always been the one to finish book extremely fast. Even since having children, finishing a book in a day or two is no problem-if I really enjoy the book.
My problem with books and loving them so much is that it becomes such an addiction! I am constantly coming home from thrift stores and yard sales with new books to love. Sometimes to read, and sometimes just because they look pretty.
Another issue I have is trying to read a bunch of books all at once. That is my current dilemma. Here are the books I am trying to read at the moment.
This is the book I am doing with a bunch of ladies. It really is amazing. Right on point for anyone who struggles with food.
This is the women's version of the book inspired by the movie Courageous. My husband is reading the men's and shares the info with the men at work. This book really reminds me of Created to be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl. I like it so far.
I was recommended this book by a dear friend. Only a few pages in, and it has eaten me for lunch. Wonderful wisdom in this book.
This is a sweet and simple book. I enjoy the realness of the writing and the encouragement it brings me.
Here are the books I plan on reading:
Have this ready on my nook. I have read the sample and really, really liked it.
I adore Francis Chan, and again-I have this one already on my nook.
Can't remember where I got this one, but it is on my bookshelf, and I wanna read it.
This is a Gospel for Asia book I received free! Francis Chan wrote the forward for it. Click the link and you can get it too!
So what kind of book have you been into lately? Any recommendations?
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I went to my Hunger Games party this weekend. It was wonderful. The food. The company. The movie. I loved it all. What didn't I like? Me.
Yup. I got all dolled up, and for a brief second-I felt great. Until I realized something-I was the fat one in the group-again. Looking around and seeing all of my beautiful friends, (friends I grew up with, and whom I was always the fat one with) I got struck with the kind of insecurity I had all throughout puberty when the baby fat just wouldn't go away. I just wanted to run. I wished I wouldn't have shown up. I wished I could have just curled up in a hole and not be bothered. Sounds extreme, but it was a hard reality and it sucked.
The worst part of it all? TONS of pictures were taken. Tons that are all over Facebook and I can do nothing about it. I was completely nauseated at the thought of having to see myself in these pictures.
Please don't think this is a pity party. It isn't. It's honestly a slap in the face mixed in with a bit of a wake up call. Apparently my road to being healthy hasn't been going so well.
I am tired of being the "fat friend". I am tired of being so embarrassed of myself to the point of being physically sick. I am tired of comparing myself to others. I am tired of not loving myself which in turn hinders being able to love others completely.
My issue with food runs so deep. Exercising is not my problem. I love to exercise. But its obvious I love food much more.
I have never been quite in love with the way I look, but I have never hated it as much as I do know. It's highly unhealthy. At this moment, I could not tell you one physical feature I like, let alone love, about myself. Its all I think about. It messes me up.
But it is a new day. I know that I don't have to live like this. I don't have to stay being the fat one. I CAN look just as pretty as the other girls, I just have to work harder. I want to work harder. I was to love the body that God created-and stop hating the one I did.
I needed to get this off my chest. Thanks for listening.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Super super easy! Brush your canned biscuits (only use canned in an emergency!) with garlic, sea salt, dill, parsley and onion powder. They are so yummy and make your house smell ah-mazing! I am serving these baby with a herbed tomato and bean soup.
Good stuff my friends, really good stuff!
Friday, March 09, 2012
Monday, March 05, 2012
Isn't is awesome! I can't wait to do this. It's really out of my comfort zone, but I haven't done anything crazy to my hair in a really long time.
So, any ideas about Effie's outfit? I have bright teal heels I plan on wearing, but that's about all I have.
I need your ideas!!
Friday, March 02, 2012
Just wanted to share my new little home project!
I picked these decals up for about twenty bucks at Walmart.
They were pretty easy to install and you can remove and reposition them all you want.
That area was so bare, I think this was the perfect fix!