Monday, September 28, 2015

In Over My Head

Every once in a while comes a song that resonates deeply in my heart. I am a music lover (probably an obvious statement if you've read previous posts) so I am usually very emotionally invested in the music I listen to, but sometimes there's a song that goes beyond. Often it's because of the lyrics; the right words coming at the right time in my life. This week I was randomly introduced to the song "In Over My Head" by Bethel. It was on in the background and the first time it wasn't until the bridge that it caught my attention. The second time through it had me at the first line.

I have come to a place in my life 
I'm full but I'm not satisfied

I love the heart that this song has. The heart of coming to God, knowing that we believe but maybe aren't quite in the head-space that we want to be.

This song is a prayer to be known and to know more, and I absolutely love it.

Would you come and tear down the boxes that I have tried to put You in
Let love come and teach me who You are again
Take me back to the place where my heart was only about You
And all I wanted was just to be with You
Come and do whatever You want to

I pray that this week you are encouraged to take this song seriously, because I think that it's more than a song. It's more like an extremely bold prayer. A prayer that God would take you from lukewarm to piping hot; from complacent to completely in love.


Friday, July 10, 2015

New Music Friday

In case you missed the memo, new music is now going to be released (world-wide) on Fridays.
Here's to weekends filled with new music :)

Check out:
Mobile Orchestra - Owl City
Released: today!
I'm only half way through the album but I'm already in love! There's some classic Owl City vibes (try Unbelievable) mixed with some new ideas (try I Found Love). And I'm absolutely loving all of the collaborations (so far my fave is Thunderstruck with Sarah Russell)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Having a Moment: Off the Shoulder

Off the shoulder tees & dresses are definitely in the spotlight right now.
I love that they can be dressed up or down with a simple switch off accessories and shoes! And I especially love this chambray one that Kendi wore on her blog!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Reading the Bible

I was listening to one of Jeff and Alyssa Bethke's podcasts recently (it's called Anything & Everything, it can be found on iTunes and it's fantastic!) and they were talking about really getting into reading the Bible, but described it in a great way that really hit home:

We're told the Bible is like food, sustaining us. But sometimes we're blown away or affected deeply by what we read and other times we aren't. It's like meals though... Some days we're going to have a big, wonderfully memorable steak dinner and other nights it's nothing special. They are both still necessary, though, because they are sustenance our body needs.

So just because some days you don't feel blown away by your Bible reading don't get discouraged! We are meant to be in the Word and through it God has, and will, do amazing things. Be patient and pray that your heart will be open to what God has to say to you through His Words.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer Lists

Summer 2015 Fashion Tips:
1. White is always ideal for summer. Try a cute take on it with a white dress and bright accessories.

2.  Swim suits are a perfect piece to invest in. I've mentioned it before, but I love a good one piece - they're classic yet unexpected. This one (it's actually a two piece but has the flair of a one piece!) has had me swooning with it's unique silhouette and bright pops of colour.

3. Best way to beat the heat: dresses! Seriously, they're breezy but totally put together. Find one like this one and you can make it casual or put-together for the office.

Coming Soon (Music):
 1. July 10th - Owl City - Mobile Orchestra

2. July 17th - Jon Foreman - The Wonderlands: Shadows (EP)

3. August 28th - Sidewalk Prophets - Something Different

On My Reading List:
1. Donal Miller's Scary Close 

2. Lisa Velthouse's Craving Grace {I read this book every summer}

3. Judah Smith's Life Is ____

On A Random Note:
It's Sevenly's 4th Birthday! I've mentioned this website a few times on the blog and I'm 100% a fan. They have helped raise almost $4.5 million dollars for various charities in their 4 years, all the while promoting these amazing causes through they're fantastic t-shirts and products. Check them out!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top 4 - June 9th

cute take on cut-offs I'll be trying out this week:
tutorial here

book I've added to my list to read this summer:

CDs on repeat:
The Wonderlands: Sunlight ~ Jon Foreman
Seriously, this is Jon Foreman at his finest! I love the variety and the lyrics and... ok, I love it all.
Download now: The Mountain & Patron Saint of Rock and Roll

beautifully done up quote:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Summer Must Haves

Here's a list of my must have products and things for the summer!

Perfect for a lazy summer day. It smells great and definitely works!

This book is seriously amazing. It's funny, thoughtful and has tons of powerful truths! And that's just with me being half way through!

 3. A beautiful one-piece swimsuit 
I think that two-pieces have their place, but nothing can beat a great one-piece! 
This one is especially fantastic!

4. Verge by Owl City ft. Aloe Blacc
Perfect for graduations! This upbeat song is totally Owl City with a little bit of a twist!

5. A Comfy but Cute Dress
Summer outfits need to be easy to put together and comfy but cute. This dress is an adorable option!
6. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
To. Die. For. Recipe here

7. Bananagrams
This game is perfect to play out on the patio as the sun goes down! And it's for all ages!
Buy it here

8. French Bread Pizzas
I haven't tried these yet but they look easy to whip up and delicious - so they're definitely going to be perfect for summer munching! Recipe from here

9. Caroline by Jon Foreman
As the lead singer of Switchfoot, it's pretty much a guarantee that anything this guy touches will turn to gold. This song is only available on Spotify at the moment but it's making the anticipation for his new albums (4 with a total of 24 songs coming out this year!) even greater! It's a beautiful background song for the summer.