April 24, 2014
I would just like to take a break from my posting hiatus to talk about how amazing Winona is looking. 
Damn, woman! 
That is all. 

I would just like to take a break from my posting hiatus to talk about how amazing Winona is looking. 

Damn, woman! 

That is all. 

(Source: mirnah, via theepitomeofquiet)

April 17, 2014
Today I’m honoring the memory of Specialist Kerry Danyluk. 
He was 27 years old and served with 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. 
This Easter, please keep him, the countless men and women who have served, those who have died in battle, and their families in your thoughts. 

Today I’m honoring the memory of Specialist Kerry Danyluk

He was 27 years old and served with 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. 

This Easter, please keep him, the countless men and women who have served, those who have died in battle, and their families in your thoughts. 

April 12, 2014
This girl. My daily joy.
Sometimes I look at her pretty little face, which is becoming more gray by the day,  and feel overcome with emotion. To many, it probably sounds silly to hear that I owe so much to this dog, but it’s true.
I adopted her at a point in my life where I was lonely and confused. I was a full-time student, working full-time as a server, and living with my ex-boyfriend. The relationship was mentally abusive in every single way and adopting Zoey was the catalyst in ending it. Had I not seen how cruel he was to her, a kind and loving animal, as well as me or had her company when I needed to leave after a heated argument I don’t know that I would have seen the hope or found the courage to leave as soon as I did.
She is my loving and resilient little love and has been the best confidant I could have at my side these past six years. I’m so proud of our journey and all that we’ve accomplished, and have yet to accomplish, together. 

This girl. My daily joy.

Sometimes I look at her pretty little face, which is becoming more gray by the day,  and feel overcome with emotion. To many, it probably sounds silly to hear that I owe so much to this dog, but it’s true.

I adopted her at a point in my life where I was lonely and confused. I was a full-time student, working full-time as a server, and living with my ex-boyfriend. The relationship was mentally abusive in every single way and adopting Zoey was the catalyst in ending it. Had I not seen how cruel he was to her, a kind and loving animal, as well as me or had her company when I needed to leave after a heated argument I don’t know that I would have seen the hope or found the courage to leave as soon as I did.

She is my loving and resilient little love and has been the best confidant I could have at my side these past six years. I’m so proud of our journey and all that we’ve accomplished, and have yet to accomplish, together. 

April 9, 2014

Take it back I never meant it
Never thought that it would come to pass
Baby know it’s not forgotten
Baby know that this is gonna last

By and large I had it coming
I recall the tremble in your eye
I just want to make it better
I just want to make it right

(Source: fatesbechanged)

April 5, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"One day a crazy looking homeless guy came to the door, and we were about to close the door on him, but my mother saw him and shouted: ‘Hey Eugene!’ She knew his name! Then she ran around the kitchen putting all sorts of food into tupperware, and brought it out to him. After he left, we asked my mom why she gave him so much food. She told us: ‘You never know how Jesus is going to look when he shows up.’ She was always saying that— it was a spiritual thing. Then you know what happened? Two months later, that same man showed up on the door step, clean shaven, and wearing a suit. And he had an envelope with money for my mother. ‘Ms. Rosa always believed in me,’ he said. I’ll never forget it! Eugene was his name."

humansofnewyork:

"One day a crazy looking homeless guy came to the door, and we were about to close the door on him, but my mother saw him and shouted: ‘Hey Eugene!’ She knew his name! Then she ran around the kitchen putting all sorts of food into tupperware, and brought it out to him. After he left, we asked my mom why she gave him so much food. She told us: ‘You never know how Jesus is going to look when he shows up.’ She was always saying that— it was a spiritual thing. Then you know what happened? Two months later, that same man showed up on the door step, clean shaven, and wearing a suit. And he had an envelope with money for my mother. ‘Ms. Rosa always believed in me,’ he said. I’ll never forget it! Eugene was his name."

April 3, 2014
Getting reacquainted and having fun with my watercolors.

Getting reacquainted and having fun with my watercolors.

April 1, 2014
This is a happy life

This is a happy life

(Source: on-a-sandy-lawn, via theglitterguide)

April 1, 2014
1/4 of 2014 ✔️
 I have been praying for clarity and a vision of which direction to steer my life in for a long time. Truthfully, I don’t think a clear cut answer will ever declare itself, but I know that I will not get any closer to where I belong until I have engrossed myself in my passions.
Today, I made some bold strokes towards several goals, big and small, and I am ready to get in the thick of it. 

1/4 of 2014 ✔️

 I have been praying for clarity and a vision of which direction to steer my life in for a long time. Truthfully, I don’t think a clear cut answer will ever declare itself, but I know that I will not get any closer to where I belong until I have engrossed myself in my passions.

Today, I made some bold strokes towards several goals, big and small, and I am ready to get in the thick of it. 

March 29, 2014

Ooops. So, I had nothing defrosted and was completely out of eggs (breakfast for dinner is the best) so Zoey and I took a drive. We ended up with quite the dilemma. We ran 12 miles this morning so it was agreed that a naughty meal was in order. In the end a carnitas burrito won, only because Five Guys was packed and I couldn’t leave my number one girl alone in a cold car.

I tried to explain to Z that Chipotle isn’t for doggies but she is not convinced.

And this has been my Saturday girls night recap in a nutshell.

March 29, 2014

you’re my river running high
run deep, run wild

I watched Blue is the Warmest Color last weekend and it left quite the impression on me. Not only have I craved spaghetti ever since but this song has also remained in my head. 

I feel electric every time I hear it. 

(Source: fyeahsweetmusic)

March 24, 2014
Good book and my best girl.

Good book and my best girl.

March 23, 2014

jujupennell:

Dawn & Hawkes - I’ve Just Seen A Face

I don’t watch The Voice and I normally don’t love cover songs but this is too beautiful not to share. 

March 21, 2014
interiorsporn:

via the design files

heyyyyy

interiorsporn:

via the design files

heyyyyy

March 19, 2014
I had to answer these for an FRG thing

..so I thought I’d share it on ye ole blog, too. 

  • Hometown: Hope Mills, NC. It’s not as nice as it sounds. Really. In fact, you couldn’t pay me a billion dollars to ever live there again
  • If I found $1,000, I’d: Spend it…eventually. 
  • TV show I never miss: Homeland, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey
  • Song that gets me dancing: Bom Bom by Sam and the Womp
  • Go-to cocktail: Old Fashioned made with rye whiskey and brown sugar or don’t even bother
  • Alma mater: East Carolina University - Go Pirates!
  • First concert I ever attended: Goo Goo Dolls and Three Doors Down. 
  • Favorite places I’ve traveled: Cancun, San Francisco, and the Bavarian Alps
  • Childhood hero: Was and still is my dad. 
  • Best season: Summer. 
  • Book I’ve read over and over: The Things They Carried & East of Eden. I shove these books at all potential new friends. #thisisatest
  • Last meal on earth: Something with cheese fo sho! Red Skin Potato Pie. And I would dip it in spicy ranch because I’m super classy and haven’t had anything with milk it in for nearly two years.  
  • Movie that makes me cry: The Reader and Notting Hill
  • I’m known for: My awesome chicken salad, laughing the loudest, and randomly dancing mid walk. 
  • Favorite dinner spot: My house.
  • Favorite dive bar: The one I met my husband in ;)

March 17, 2014

DC drove me out with a snowstorm, but otherwise the trip, though short and sweet, treated me quite well.