Monday, August 22, 2011

I think it's my dream to have white-washed wood floors.  If they were cheveroned that might be the best floor ever made.

Monday, August 8, 2011

I love to sit around with other members of the church who want to glorify God and who have been given creative gifts from God and together to craft plans and strategies for the church. I can walk away from such conversations with great anticipation in my mind and great zeal in my heart for God to bless our work for his name’s sake.

But there is a subtly deceptive, ultimately dangerous assumption inherent in doing things this way. The assumption is that God is somehow obligated to bless the plans we create. Yet nowhere in Scripture has God promised to bless my plans or anyone else’s in the church, no matter how innovative or creative they may be. Neither has God promised to bless us based solely on our motives. Sure, we are supposed to do everything for the glory of God, but that doesn’t mean everything we do for his glory is assured of his blessing.             
                            --David Platt, Radical Together

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Energy Bus

Sick and stuck in bed yesterday, I read this book   The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon. It's all about positive thinking and the power of the energy you put into the world and your life.  Focused on the workplace, and on managing a team, it was a great reminder of the importance of attitude, and has inspired me to get a little more personal at work, so I can “love my passengers.”

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

obsession: easy dressing

Obsessing over easy jersey dresses, like these from j.crew.  Every one is so simple and soft, perfect to throw on for a drive, for a plane-ride, for a walk, for a lunch, or add a jacket and some heavy jewelry and turn it into a little dinner dress.  Fluid and cozy, soft and drapey, they scream summer and I think some will easily transition to fall with a chunky cardigan or a pair of tights and an oxford bootie.  I want to wear one everyday.  I especially love the bottom one, that deep v neckline with the almost flutter sleeve is so romantic, no?

Funny how we use the word “mustache” to describe handlebars, and the word “handlebar” to describe mustaches, isn’t it?

How fun is that tee from Amos Bros?  You can get one here.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light that I have.
         --Abraham Lincoln

2000 Days of Matt & Audree

Stop Motion Wedding Invite 2000 from mattandaudree on Vimeo.

This wedding invite video is so fun.  I love it (and Hall & Oates, you just can't go wrong).  My gosh, people are just so stinking creative.  And talented! I just love it.

You can view their gorgeous Malibu wedding here & here via 100 Layer Cake.
ps. another video wedding invite

Mad Men, now streaming live on Netflix!

We started watching Mad Men this weekend. We plan to watch the whole series on Netflix, while drinking cocktails, and eating casseroles and Jell-o desserts.  

We're absolutely hooked and loving every minute of the few episodes we've watched so far.  Wow that dashing Don Draper.  It's hard to be so torn between loving and hating the era, but I, for one, think we need to bring back the pitcher of Bloody Mary's in the conference room, don't you?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get my caboose into the kitchen to freshen up my husband's martini.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ryan + Ezra

One by one, he's going to cover them all, or so he claims.
"here's a cover of "Oxford Comma"... by Vampire Weekend, second track on their first record. i am a superfan so forgive me."  --Ryan Adams

He does what he wants, and you just have to love the guy.  Ahhh married life.