Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sewing Saturday

This week I set out to make a simple circle skirt. I hate shopping for clothes, designers think that if you are as tiny as me you are either a short child or a 5'7'' model. I am neither, but that doesn't mean I don't deserve to have clothes fit my shape. I love skirts with a higher waist, I just think they look classic and fit very nicely. The problem I have is that most of the skirts in the store are too short for my comfort. Just because I want the top to come up higher doesn't mean I want the bottom to follow! So with my measurements, and some gorgeous fabric my mother gave me, I created this:

The fabric is a really light silky material that is a blue green shade with white flowers and I am in love with the final product. I couldn't help but make the picture look vintage. The pattern and fit called for it. Here in Pittsburgh it rains more than not, but when I finally do wear this out and about I will share more pictures in natural light so you can see how beautiful this skirt really is. I plan on making many more of these skirts!

Monday, July 6, 2015


I've been thinking a lot about this blog, and the changes that need to happen to make this blog become what I had hoped it would be. So here is a list of the goals I have and how I plan to achieve them. I know no one reads this blog (yet) but hopefully one day, readers will look back on its beginnings and see the passion I have for this type of writing and the desire to share my experiences with others.

First, this blog is to document my life with my amazing husband, and the adventures we take TOGETHER. This means I need to post milestones as well as the day to day. This also means I need to try and get my husband to give me some of his perspective. I like being well rounded ya know! 

Second, I want to use this platform to share my writing endeavors, personal challenges, desires and things that are of interest to me. If I had to classify the blog, it would probably fit into Lifestyle.

Third, and probably the most important of them all, I want this blog to be centered around my faith in Jesus Christ. It is so easy to get carried away in sharing what I am doing, what I am accomplishing and forgetting that it is only through Him that all these things are possible. I want this blog to glorify Christ and bring me closer to His image.

Many changes are heading this way, and I am excited to see where they lead!

Monday, February 2, 2015

We are moving to...

This summer Joseph has been blessed with an amazing opportunity to be an intern with Google.

That's right, my husband works for Google.

We will be spending the summer months in Pittsburgh where Joseph will be working and I will be writing. 

We are incredibly excited for this awesome time in our lives. Please pray for arrangements as we are juggling life here and preparing for life there, also pray that we can find a good church and a good group of people- especially for me since I will be alone most of the time, far away from our supportive friends.

Monday, September 29, 2014


School. Marriage. Ministry

Three equally important aspects in my life

Three schedules I am struggling to handle

I have been so stressed out trying to equally balance the three, when God clearly has shown me that it is not possible. But how do you decide which to give up?

Which of the three is less important than the other two?

If I gave up School: 
God has me at MSU for a reason, I mean, hello I came to Christ because of His pursuit of me through my college ministry. So to quit on that, to quit on my education and future career seems like a huge no thank you to me

If I gave up my Marriage:
You're kidding right?

If I gave up my Ministry:
My identity is in Christ. I am here to do His work above all else. To give up leading a Bible study, give up discipling my girls, give up the relationships I've created with people? Can I even call myself a follower of Christ at that point? I don't think so

And I've tried, believe me I've tried balancing.

When I focus on my marriage, my ministry begins to fail. I take my time spent on meeting with girls, and spend it with my husband, only to be called out and told I am not carrying my weight.

I focus on school and my marriage starts to fail. I am angry towards my husband, irritable and overwhelmed with work to the point where we are basically roommates.

I focus on ministry, my grades reflect my neglect. I take time away from studying and doing homework to attend Bible study, go to weekly events, meet up with girls and build into them. ANd my grades aren't happy about that.

So what do I get rid of? Where do I cut back? Something has to change, I am one person and there literally are not enough hours in the day to accommodate everyone and everything. Oh and did I mention I also have a job? I need money for food and living expenses, so that can't go either.

As of now, I am ready to throw in my towel, give up on everything and do nothing, because I am so overwhelmed and stressed that I dread waking up each day.

And that is not ok

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sewing Saturday- Maxi Skirt

Life has been pretty crazy this summer, and my sewing has been put on the back burner. 

I have several projects started, and even fewer finished! 

I did manage to whip up this adorable maxi skirt for a friend of mine, and I am super happy with how it turned out.

Still deciding if I want to turn it into a tutorial, since there are so many out there already for this type of skirt, but here is a really crummy pic of the skirt! 

I need a location to photograph my projects, I will also try and get one of it being modeled. I can not fit the skirt, since it was made to fit my friend who is several inches taller than I. 

Next Saturday I hope to have all of the baby stuff for my nephew finished so I can show you all!

Friday, August 8, 2014

While the Husbands Away....

The wife will:

Do laundry

Clean house



and Pin

Joseph works throughout the summer, while this is the first summer I have had completely off- no school and no work. It has been a challenge for me, but I've been enjoying the time off. Now if only Joseph could join me, I'd probably be even happier. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

This One Day...

We got married, and it was everything we had ever hoped for.

The day was beautiful after a weeks worth of rain. It was sunny and gorgeous the entire time, with the sun going away to give us a cool evening to party in. 

The ceremony was filled with God's love and design for marriage, and it was a great representation of what we want for our life and marriage together. It was a wonderful message for all of our friends, family, and those we are trying to minister to.

Overall the day was perfect, and we would gladly revisit it with these beautiful pictures.