1.  We had a huge, very special, very momentous weekend.  More on that to come.

2.  My friends and I are going through Jen Hatmaker's book Seven (which I bought last June and was too scared to even open it) and survived the first chapter.  The food chapter.  So far I haven't stabbed anyone, so that is a good thing.  Might have to do with the fact that I chose coffee over broccoli on my list of seven foods.  Also- don't post you list anywhere or else the nutrition police will come out and get you.  This week?  Clothing.

3.  Not on my list?  Chocolate.  Or cookie dough.  That was dumb.  Especially when I had to make six dozen Lazy Cookies for the school bake sale.  Torture.

4.  To expose more of my nerdiness, I also love Star Trek, grew up watching episodes with my dad, and and LOVED the new one.  I might have even cried.  Did I cry in Les Mis?  No.  Gatsby?  Nope.  Star Trek?  Totally.  Also love JJ Abrams who still needs to heed my advice of casting Riggins as Han Solo.

Source: joyshope.com via beth on Pinterest

5.  This is maybe the most favorite pin of all the things that have ever been pinned from my blog.  It silly and shallow, but is really still a big deal to me.

 6.  In case you were wondering how I am still not biting my nails, it is this magic trio, every 5-7 days.  Kids in bed.  Something mindless on tv, and an hour of my time.  One coat OPI strengthener, two coats good polish (I like Essie, and recently found out it is way cheaper on Amazon.), one coat Diamond Flash (from Target).  I have no desire to bite on four coats of paint.  Gross.

 7.  I have a huge weird crush on this print.  Plus, it is from Sevenly, and $7 from each purchase goes to the week's cause.

8.  Our sweet Halley donated her hair four years ago, and has been excited for the next time that she would be able to again.  Friday was that day where she gave up ten inches to Children With Hair Loss.  I love her.  I love her heart.  Just don't tell me how much older her haircut makes her look.  I KNOW.

9.  Drew and I had the best day ever at Camp Mom*Tog, and I am so excited to share all about it, and yes that is a creepy stuffed bobcat.  Until then, hop on over to Mom*Tog where we are raffling away a swag bag full of awesome, to benefit the tornado relief work in Oklahoma.

10.  Want another way to help those in Oklahoma?  All proceeds from this printable through the end of the month will be donated to the Oklahoma chapter of The Red Cross.

11.  My friend Heather leaves for South Africa tomorrow, working with Orchard: Africa.  She enters her senior year at Biola in the fall and is choosing to spend her summer serving, learning, and growing. I am so proud of her, and very excited to see how God works through her while she is away.  She is sooo close to her fundraising goal, and I wanted to do what little I could to help.  Psalm 46:10 is her favorite verse, and it is so fitting for this season and journey in her life.  All proceeds from this printable will benefit the work of Orchard: Africa until the end of the month.


  1. Wow! There was so much on this post to love! As a proud Okie, I know your donations will be received with a grateful heart and appreciation!

  2. I echo Eric and Darci, and just wanted to let you know they've been telling us that for the money to go to the tornado affected, you must donate through Oklahoma's red cross page; otherwise, the money is sent to their general fund. Thank you so much!!!

    1. Ahhh. Thanks so much for letting me know. I will definitely direct the donation specifically to the Oklahoma page. My heart is for it to go where it is needed. Not to a vast sea of bureaucracy.

  3. Thanks for your support to Oklahoma. It is really appreciated. Not trying to tell you what you have to do, but just a suggestion that the donations go to the Oklahoma Chapter of Red Cross so the money will be used in Oklahoma (Shawnee, Moore, etc). Thanks!!

  4. I also think coffee would have been one of my 7 choices. But broccoli would have been another!!

  5. My daughter donated her hair 2 years ago when she was in 5th grade. Talk about looking more grown up! Her then teacher had cancer-although I hated for her baby hair to go, how could I argue with that? It was done in pure love for her teacher who had lost her hair. Even though the hair going away kind of broke my heart a little, the pride I felt made up for it. Love those sweet girls.

  6. 7 is rocking my world. upside down crazy wanna throw everything out the door, turn off the tv and eat organic rock my world style.