Thankful Thursday

You know what I’m thankful for? Nature. Beauty. Creation. Just being outside. I think living in a teeny tiny dorm room for 2 years makes you really appreciate things that are more than 10 x 14 feet in life. Did you know that outside is like, way, way bigger than 10 x 14 feet? Being outside is so soothing, therapeutic, and relaxing.

Sometimes, when life has you down, it’s just so good to just sit outside and just be.


Yesterday, in my Jesus Calling devotional, it said to come to Christ with childlike wonder and delight. I think we should approach nature in the same way. God’s creation is absolutely gorgeous, and He made it all for us! My favorites are sunsets, cool morning runs, and book reading time in my Eno. Spending time reflecting on life, and God’s creation is one of the best ways to worship, I believe. 

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Finding Beauty in Imperfection {DIY}

So
I wanted to do a couple DIY projects to put some stuff up in my dorm this year
to make my dorm a little more homey. However, I am not a crafty person. Ever
heard of the blog Pintrosity? Yeah . . . I could probably submit my crafts to
that blog if I actually did crafts more than once a year. Last year, I put yarn
over block letters –  my initials. Except they didn’t have an
“N,” so I used a “Z” sideways. It’s totally obvious that
this is a “Z.” My Mom said that if I just went by my given name,
“Christina,” and used a “C” instead of an “N,”
this whole mess could have been avoided.

But I don’t think it looks that bad.
So this year, I found a
cubby in our garage, and decided to paper it with vintage scrap book paper.
Because it’s not like I don’t have room in my dorm for something to hold all my
books, dvds, food, dishes, and other junk. Because I probably don’t have room.
Because I’m living in the smallest dorm ever. Because my friends and I didn’t
get into the upperclassman dorm. Because it’s not like we don’t all have higher
GPA’s than the girls who did get in the upperclassman dorms. It’s not like I’m bitter or
anything.
The before
One of my favorite cubbys.
The after! 
I used modpodge and rubber cement to stick the scrap book paper onto the squares. It was a lot of fun and it smelled really good. Especially the rubber cement. I’m not a huffer . . . I promise. 
And then . . . my pintrosity worthy canvas. I painted the bottom of the canvas with different acrylic colors, then stickered the paraphrase of Isaiah 66:9 (I think) and then painted black over it. Some of the stickers moved when I painted, so it kind of messed up. But, there’s beauty in imperfection, right?

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The Weekend Update {2}

Hey! Check out my new friend, Jessica’s blog today – I’m guest posting! 
This weekend went relatively smooth – considering that I was the parent for Saturday and Sunday. For once, I’m not making my appointment to go get my tubes tied. The kids were great! (Which they always are; sometimes I’m just not a kids person.)
Friday afternoon we went to the library. I just think this picture is so adorable. I stumbled upon romantic smut books in the library. I just think that is awkward and shouldn’t be at a public library. Don’t worry, the cutie above isn’t reading anything involving running away to Gretina Green. (Which I went to, btw, when I went to England. Jealous?)
This is my baby sister. She looks 15, right? Yeah, she’s only 11. We  I got my hot girl disguise on Friday night for a med student party my parents hosted. One of the many perks to being the daughter of a medical professor. 😉 I call these “search for my future husband” parties. Charis was my wing woman; she checked the left hand for wedding rings. 
Yep. . .  no potential future mates in this group. Maybe next year.

Saturday, my hot sister Abi (pictured above) and I took the kids to Knoxvegas so the girls could go school shopping.

Meanwhile, the boys and I watched “Planes.”  Now, I hate the “Cars” franchise, but I LOVED “Planes.” I said that I would rather poke myself with eyeballs (my words always get mixed up), but I take it all back. This movie was absolutely adorable. And my three movie dates were adorable, too.
I declared Sunday Chambray/Ombré day. This just kind of happened. And I stole the shoes from my sis – they look like leaves! <3
Peace out, girl scouts.
Ooh! This is the 100th post. Hoorah! 🙂

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So I’m actually definitely an extrovert {5 Minute Fridays}

So last week, I explored the possibility of me becoming introverted. I love being by myself, reading, and journaling, but I also love being around people. I definitely thought I was becoming introverted, but then I found this link on Buzzfeed about being an extrovert. Go read it. It’s full of GIFS and lovely facts about extroverts. I’ll wait patiently . . . 

So after reading this link I was like Holy cheeseballs . . . I am not an introvert I relate to every single thing on this list. Nothing about me is introverted except that sometimes I hate people. But then other times, usually on a Friday night when I have nothing to do, nowhere to go, no people to see, I am going crazyyyyyyyy and my tweets are all like “I’m so lonely, someone love me please. Just spend time with meeeee!” Granted, I don’t run into these kind of nights too often, because I always try to make sure that I am doing something for at least a couple hours.

But you know . . . being an extrovert is kind of tough, because I definitely feel like I’m the loudest person in a room, and I’m so full of life, energy, and lack of tact. I know I make a fool of myself, and I embarrass myself and make situations awkward. I sort of feel like Jess from New Girl, although I pray I’m not that awkward. I just speak without thinking a lot, and I honestly wish that sometimes I was a bit more introverted than I am now. Because I want to be mature. And I feel like my lack of tact is often a result of my lack of filter and probably somewhat immaturity. But seriously, I can be mature when I need to be.

So yeah . . . I don’t know if I’m an introvert or an extrovert. I think I’m both. Or a wanna be.

#thestruggle 

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Thankful Thursday

Aaaand now it is time for “Thankful Thursday,” the part of the blog where we all come out and say all we are thankful for. 

My Thursday was so wonderful, that I almost didn’t get this post up on Thursday. So hold onto your hats and be jealous because I have great friends.

Today, I am thankful for . . . 

  • My legs which pulled me through an hour run and even didn’t let me stop when I felt like my stomach was going to fall out of me. I really can’t wait for the day when I can run, or just go around every day life without feeling sick. 
  • The rain which kept me cool during my run. It is seriously so much fun to run in the rain. And that sentence was one of the funnest sentences I have ever written. 
  • Small town garages which “hook you up” when you are low on cash. The man said it was our “secret,” so everything must remain anonymous. But seriously, this nice fella helped this girl with new windshield wipers when she was low on cash and it was raining outside. Such a sweetheart
  • Technology! I was able to Facetime one of my good friends whom I haven’t seen in a year! 
  • Rain because of rain boots. My rain boots are so adorable. If you don’t believe me, just have a look see.
  • And finally, I am thankful for Taco Bell, Tasty Time (fro yo bar), Tara Time. This girl is seriously the sweetest, but we never get to hang out. She’s also a faithful blog reader of mine, and that makes my blog feel special! 
  • At Tasty Time, they have strawberry bobas, which are basically like a party in your mouth and I’m obsessed and love them. My sisters thinks they are like popping a water blister, but I. LOVE. THEM. 
  • Oh, I’m also thankful for my new nephew, Sal, and my Facebook/Instagram friends for not hating me because I spam them with pictures of this cutie and me.

Rainboots. They are pointed. They are like Cowgirl rainboots. How fun?!
She’s the cutest, right?
Seriously. Party. In. Your. Mouth. Huge Party.
LOOK AT HOW CUTE HE IS. 

JUST LOOK AT HIS CUTE FACE

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