Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hey Beautiful, Peek-a-Boo!

let us keep smiling at the camera...


Friday, March 22, 2013

skin love

photo: roost

it's funny that just when i've been mulling treating my body better

{maturing will do that to you}

i run across a blog post at one of my favorite blogs about natural, good-for-you skincare (and she has a gracious tata harper giveaway right now!)

tata harper's skincare line looks amazing

reviews from real women are consistently high

and i've been researching other good-for-you lines, too

"everything in moderation", yes

but if something good-for-me works-for-me

yes! i'll dump the chemicals

{and some of what i've read about skincare/cosmetics is quite unsettling}

so, do tell

what do you use for skincare?

Friday, February 15, 2013

the letting in of God

it would seem to me that the season upon us
could be compared to the word 

for it is the season {for believers in messiah}
for fasting or penitence in preparation for easter

to me, it is an opening of a window
a "letting in" of God
to clean the house of my soul
with the spirit of His presence

{you know He's a gentleman and doesn't like to barge in without invitation}

i cherish a fresh breeze
but often, in my lazy state, i choose to leave my windows closed
drapes drawn
the dust of my habits and hangups finding comfortable homes in the corners of my sealed heart...keeping Him at arm's length

the road to easter, however, beckons me to "come"
i silence the noise of my life
is that the soft whisper of my Savior outside my window?

follow me, my beloved

how embarrassed i am that i hesitate to open my window
He stands

{He never tires of the waiting...that patience never ceases to amaze me}

i slowly lift the sash...

{He still loves me. He always loves me.}

and smell violets.

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
-m. twain

*photo: pinterest

Monday, February 11, 2013



the other day i put on a nasal strip as a bandaid (by mistake) so i'm not really sure i should be in charge of a blog, but i'm back

{for this day, at least}

social media and i have been wrestling, that's for sure

i don't mind pinning to a virtual bulletin board - no harm, no foul 
instagram following feels creepy-stalkerish to me
facebook...well, there are so many rules set by my teenagers and rules shared by my college students that i log in there with shaking hands - petrified i might "like" something or someone via a pinky spasm
and while i love decorating with birds, i really don't live an exciting enough life to tweet

and you do know there's a whole new wave of depression hitting people, right? because we are comparing our "b roll" life to everyone else's highlight reel
who wants to invite that little cloud to the party?

and then there's breathless...

my little baby blog that i started when my "irl" (in real life) friends didn't know what blogs were

so here i sit thinking "if breathless is a house, here's what i want it to look like"

and since breathless is me {in virtual form}

i want to look like this house irl, too

firmly founded 

so i'm back for now

opening doors and windows...keeping house

because it's always more fun with company!

you bring sunshine through my windows wondering where i've been


{photos: google image; pinterest}
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