May or May Not

I may or may not be loving this fashion blog.

I may or may not be loving said fashion blog because she has an english bulldog puppy.

I may or may not want another puppy now. Lady needs a sister.

I may or may not be dreaming of this peplum sweater for fall.

I may or may not be o-v-e-r my summer wardrobe.

I may or may not try this braided crown tutorial.

I may or may not be considering weekly "Work Wear Wednesday" posts.

I may or may not have cried a little when I paid bills this morning.

I may or may not be working on a weekly budget. Help?

I may or may not be the most random person I know.

I may or may not be seeing Lawless tonight.

I may or may not think Bane Tom Hardy is a badass.

I may or may not cuss sometimes.

I may or may not be looking forward to the 3-day weekend.

And by may or may not, I mean I am definitely looking forward to the 3-day weekend.


Still Singing His Praises

I cried a little when I read this post. God is so faithful.

Since you're already crying, you might as well read this too. God is so good.

I have posted these verses before and I will share them again. This passage is so powerful!

I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They tell of the power of your awesome works,
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
{Psalm 145:1-7}

My prayer is that Austin and I would sing His praises all day, every day. Austin is still looking for a job. But we are resting in the knowledge that God's timing is perfect and good. When He closes one door, He will open another. He is up to something!! It has been a long 4 months for me to reach this place, but I am finally understanding what it means to trust Him. Ahh... freedom.

Asking this of myself every day: If all Jesus ever did for you was die to save your soul, isn't that enough to sing His praises all the days of your life?

Today I am finding joy and hope in my salvation.


Jef + Emily forevaahh.

us weekly


This had potential to ruin my day.

That is until Jef confirmed this story is false.


All remains right in the world.


May or May Not

I may or may not have applied for a job in NYC just for kicks.

I may or may not have started looking for our Christmas card already.

It may or may not have taken me over 2 hours to get to work today.

I may or may not have started watching Bachelor Pad mid-season.

I may or may not be counting down the days until The Vampire Diaries starts again.

I may or may not have started my Christmas wish list.

I may or may not be cooking frozen pizza tonight for the second time this week,

and it may or may not be ONLY TUESDAY.

The husband may or may not have a big interview this week!!!

And remember:


Without Fear of the Future

I am stressed. I have been for over 3 months now - since we lost our jobs. While I have a new job, we are still functioning on only one income and it's hard. Our family dynamic has changed. We are operating at a monthly loss. We're using our savings - which I guess exists for times such as these - but we would have liked to use it for a down payment on a house... or saving for a family. It's frustrating, it's exhausting and it's stressful. Some days I am aware of how much more we still have than the majority of the people in the world, and I consider how blessed we are. Other days (today) I feel totally down about it, on the verge of a breakdown. And then, the Lord provides me with a reminder. This was the first thing on my facebook newsfeed:


God has provided for us before and He will again. And when the time comes, when Austin finds a new job, we will give Him all the glory which He deserves. We will give Him the glory now, too, in this time of waiting.

Here's to laughing without fear of the future.


Our {OLYMPIC} Engagement Story

This is my brother-in-law:

Chad Hedrick
Olympic Gold, Silver (2) & Bronze (2) Medalist
50-Time World Championship Gold Medalist (Inline)
(photo from chadhedrick.com)

Chad is married to my husband's sister.

He competed in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.


Watching the Summer Olympics makes me realize how seriously cool it is to be there in person and how thankful I am for my Vancouver experience.

Proctor & Gamble sponsored an Olympic "home" in Vancouver for all of the U.S. atheletes and their families and friends. The P&G House included an internet lounge, a Pringles taste testing room, a Pampers Playground for the little ones, a Crest "Share Your Winning Smile" room for photos, a beauty salon, and a banquet room with free meals, drinks, and giant screens to watch the games. It. Was. Awesome. We spent the majority of our time at the P&G House. We saw and met several of the other atheletes and their families.

Hadley (our niece) took her first steps in the Pampers room and said "dada" for the first time, all while Chad was there. And... WE GOT ENGAGED THERE!

We were at the P&G House about to leave to go shopping. We were almost out the door when Lynsey (Austin's sister) said "oh wait, my mom wanted to go with us - I'll go find her and meet you downstairs." The banquet room was downstairs, it was around lunchtime and it was packed. Once we were all downstairs, Austin started shouting for everyone's attention and it was immediately silent. In my head I was thinking... "ok, I think this is what's happening, I think he's proposing... but what if he's not and I act like he is... that would be awkward." So I sat down. He was talking to everyone in the room about how it's a special time to make memories and he wants to make memories of our own. Then he got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him.
I said YES! Actually, I said "of course I will!!"

It was so much fun. Everyone was cheering and clapping. Throughout the day, people on the streets were stopping us telling us congratulations and that they had been there at the P&G House when Austin proposed. Our proposal was even in the NY Times in an article about Chad! Basically, we're famous.

We were engaged February 19, 2010 and married on October 23, 2010.

I love the Olympics. But, the 2010 Winter Olympics especially holds a special place in my heart.

Now I wish I was in London.


Birthday {via} InstaGram

In case you've been living under a rock,
Saturday was my birthday.
I turned 24.

Ryder Scott gave me $100 to Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse. hollerrr.

Birthday dinner round #1 - Goose's Acre

Hadley made me a "Happy Birthday Syssa" banner. She's the best.

Birthday dinner round #2 - Mi Cocina

I have pretty sisters.

In other random news:

The Olympics are keeping me up way past my bedtime.

My husband is hot.

I'm still obsessed with Jef & Emily.

My sister is home from her global journey.

I want this top in olive.