Friday, June 13, 2014

Story Time

Once upon a time, a husband nicely reminded his wife she may not want to wear heels to walk around town. She wore them anyway, thinking she knew best and before long had horrible blisters. When the rain took their date night to a new destination , instead of saying "I told you so" the husband went into Old Navy to buy his wife flat shoes so she would be comfortable. She was hoping for a simple rubber pair of flip-flops, but instead he returned with a beautiful pair of leather sandals that he thoughtfully picked out just for her. That's when she realized she had, in fact, found the Prince Charming she always dreamed of but was once told she would never find. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

June Birchbox

This month was such a winner! Here's what I got...

1. The Half Up hair tool by Sarah Potempa
2. Laqa & Co Lip Lube in purple
3. Coola BB Cream with SPF 30
4. evologie "Stay Clear" cleanser
5. English Laundry perfume by Christopher Wicks
Whether or not I muster up the guts to wear purple lipstick in public....the bottom line is, it's so fun to try 'out of my ordinary' products every month! 

Mrs. Birchbox fan

Monday, June 9, 2014

Unplugged Thoughts

"I reserved a site without electricity, but there's a bathhouse closeby" my husband said with excitement. 

"But how are we going to charge our phones?!" I blurted out, cringing at how I sounded as it came out. 

It was going to be a weekend of camping adventure at a local state park. A few days of roughing it in the wilderness, sleeping in a tent (a wedding gift waiting to be used two years later) and cooking all of our meals over a campfire. 

Why was my first concern my connection to the world? My dependence on technology and more so, my addiction to feeling "connected" has become more apparent than ever. Apparetly this weekend was just what I needed. 

I did use my phone to take a few pictures, but we made a "rule" to not be on social media or check work emails. I'm won't pretend like it was easy, but wow, it was refreshing. 

We made unplugged memories that were just our own, surrounded by God's beautiful creation. It was just what I needed I more ways than I knew. 

It's a convenient thing to have a constant connection to friends and family through technology, to share exciting things in life, but I challenge you to set some time aside, even an hour or two, to 'unplug' yourself and enjoy silence & nature. Simplicity is an energizingly beautiful thing.