Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Listen.

Happy Tuesday!

How was your holiday? Mine involved cleaning, laundry, and family time. It was the perfect mix of busy and relaxation. I was so excited for the long weekend, I felt like I had a lot of things I wanted to get done and although I didn't get to everything, I feel good about my use of time this past weekend. 


I am realizing that sometimes I have a tough time listening. Like I hear perfectly clear, but when it comes to getting up and doing what I hear, it often is like it fell on deaf ears. You're probably wondering what I am referring to. I have been saying for a few weeks, I need to get out of bed earlier. Actually, let me rephrase that Jesus has literally been telling me to start my days earlier. I've fallen into a slump lately. My commute has increased, the time it takes to get me and baby L on the road and to the sitter is becoming a longer process. Every morning I turn the TV on, knowing that I should be getting up and I lay there in bed. And then I get annoyed that I can't be more productive.


Now, don't get me wrong. I have always been a morning person, until I made it to "Mommyville." I have always been the type to wake super early, get to the gym in the morning before work, and ready to start the day early. With baby L not always sleeping through the night it gets tough. But I know I can do it. This weekend was a testament to that. I woke up early and worked on a few things I have been wanting to work on. You don't understand how amazing I felt when I went to bed last night. I'm sure God was sitting there laughing at me and saying, I've been telling you to listen to me.


Listen. 
Sometimes its the hardest thing to do, because you know its the right direction but it seems so difficult to make the change and listen. And honestly, the hardest part of your day probably begins in those moments. When you are fighting within yourself about going to the gym, or getting up to do the laundry, or finishing working on that project you MUST do. In those moments, I am figuring out that it is so important to listen. Those are the best battles to win. Sacrificing your comfort for what you know is right to do or accomplish. Especially when it is something Jesus is pushing you to do. Something you know in your heart should get done.


We need to see Jesus as the ultimate example and inspiration. I mean think about the most inspiring person in your life or someone you admire and look up to. It can be anyone. Someone you know personally, maybe even a public figure or celebrity. Now think about if they were giving you advice. I mean can you imagine Chris Powell from Extreme Weight Loss in your bedroom every morning, telling you to get up and get to the gym? Or how about Diddy giving you advice about how to be successful. I am positive I would probably listen. I'd stand up at full attention, ready to tackle the day. That's the approach we need to have for Jesus. He is the creator, the one and only true and living God, yet we throw his advice to the side. 

grey maxi dress - Windsor
boyfriend denim button up - A's closet :); Gap
Brown Sandals - HauteLook
Necklace - F21; Bracelet - Charming Charlie

I am going to take this as an amazing learning experience. 
When I hear that voice inside saying, its time to get up and get moving. I am going to listen like it was a drill sergeant standing above me. When I hear my heart pounding wanting me to get up and work on that project, I am going to listen. I have to listen to progress. I have to listen to remain free...

Will you also take this as an opportunity to listen? 


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Let Your Light Shine Link-Up Party!

Happy Thursday!
Today is Let Your Light Shine Thursday!

You know what time it is, let that beautiful light shine!
Each week we appreciate those of you who come by to share your posts on fashion, beauty, faith, love, and all the in between. We are excited to see this grow and to read your posts every week.

Our feature for this week is Tilden at To Be Bright!

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Last week she posted this amazing look. I want those heels!!! Make sure to check out her great blog for more beautiful looks!

Thanks again for all of you who participated! Now it's time to link up again :)

RULES: 
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Each week we will be choosing our favorite posts to feature and share with you all!


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

His Way + Sheinside.com

Happy Hump Day!

I am happy the middle of the week is here. My weeks have been flying by so fast as of recent. Summer is fading out and fall slowly showing its face. Sometimes that in between stage between seasons can be uncomfortable.

Right now, I am in a place where I am uncomfortable. I have been given a lot of roles over the past year that are new to me. Follower of Christ, Wife, Mother, Online Specialist, all things that were new to me when I came into them. Lately I have been feeling like I am trying to juggle being the best in each of these things. Everyday I struggle with waking up early enough and overall finding time to get it all done.


I feel like I need to take control of things in my life. But I am learning that what that means is giving back the reigns to Jesus and following His will.


I can see that I have been talking about what "I" am struggling with, what "I" have been trying to do, and I realized yesterday and this morning that without Him "I" cannot do it. 

I need Him, completely. 


I am happy that He has allowed me to be able to walk in His will for me, even though at times it can get lonely. I don't exactly operate the way I used to because there is something inside me that has changed.


 I have finally felt purpose for my life. Jesus gave that to me. And the things I used to do for fun are not as meaningful to me anymore.


I have been in a place of discomfort and I think that's where Jesus wants me to be right now, so that I can look to Him and say, "I'm tired of trying to do your will - my way, I will do it your way now." 


I am crying out today to do it His way. Sometimes that is the hardest thing for us to come to terms with, being honest with ourselves about possibly being the hindrance to our future.

We've been born with a yearning inside of us to do, and be, and accomplish. But will we do what it takes to get it done? That's an honest question I had to ask myself. Its so easy to get comfortable. You know your favorite spot on the couch, it has an indentation where you sit and the pillow and blanket fit and feel so perfect in that spot. Anything else just feels odd. New always feel well, new. 

Its unknown, un-walked territory. 


But we don't have to try and walk it alone, in fact Christ will show us the way to go.

What I have realized is that all of these new roles that I have been given over the past year felt odd. They felt unknown to me. But when others saw me, they saw success. They saw a light in my life, something new, something real, something exciting. Sometimes good things don't always look to you the way they do to those on the outside.

White Blazer - c/o Sheinside.com
Heather Grey Top - Cotton On
Dark Denim Skinny's - F21
Black Cut Out Wedges - Lucky Brand; Macy's
Gun Metal Statement Necklace - Len Druskin

I know that walking with Him will get me the best outcome. It will protect me and preserve me.  
(Psalm 121:7)
I am ready to things your way.

On a different note - I love the fit and how lightweight this blazer is from Sheinside.com. I am thinking of ways to transition it into a fall wardrobe. Have you ever transitioned a white piece into fall? Even with all the backlash of 'no white after labor day'? Leave me your favorite ways to do this!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

5 Inspirational Instagrammers to Follow

Happy Monday!


Mondays are often tough. The first battle is mustering up the strength to crawl out of bed. Generally I'm on #strugglestreet, needing a cup of coffee or something caffeinated to get me through the early morning mayhem. 

Its always a nice balance to open up my Instagram and see posts of inspiration, giving me that extra push for Monday morning. Its actually cool everyday, because so often we can be fed negative thoughts and ideas. I have a list of Instagrammers that have inspiring accounts. A couple minutes on these feeds and you will feel uplifted and ready to take on anything! 
one. 
 Motivational speaker & fighter of human trafficking this gal is someone to admire.
What got me: She had a photo of a fortune cookie that said "You will soon witness a miracle", her mother who was facing a situation with potential brain tumors received a good report that day! Jesus is so amazing :)

A Christian printable shop with beautiful prints :) 
What got me: Pretty things. I die for pretty things, and all prints are instand downloads for $5! You can't beat that!
three. 
 This is actually a find of my sisters, I can't take credit. But I am glad to have found her. She is a breath of fresh air in this crazy world. And she spread's God's love through her site Sprinkle of Jesus.
What got me: Almost everyday she posts a quick video of words that inspire, make you think, and help you to keep your focus in the right places!
four. 
She began an organization, Turning Paiges, a nonprofit outreach group in Dallas, TX for Christ. This lady also has a clothing line Saved&Sexy.
What got me: One of her campaigns is called Sole Saving (super catchy, huh!); where they collect used and new shoes and replace them for the homeless. 
five. 
 Mommies, bloggers, beautiful women who feature everyday inspiring moms on their feed. 
What got me: They ran (and are still running) a t-shirt campaign "Love writes a beautiful story" that blew up into a wonderful array of stories from moms and their lives and take on the saying. I need one of these!


I am daily transforming my social media feeds to become more inspiring, positive, and enlightening. Join me in doing this by sharing some of your favorite inspirational accounts and tagging me on any of the accounts below; or using hashtag #imperfectlyhuman


Hope you have a great day!
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Ramblings: Praise

Happy Friday!

I welcome the weekend with open arms. 
It seems as if the end of summer has been winding down quickly.
 Each week goes by faster and fall is approaching much sooner than anticipated. 
Yet I welcome fall as it comes with chilly nights, warm cuddly sweaters, and hot coffee drinks. Pumpkin patches, Halloween fun, Thanksgiving dinner, and football fun with the family. I am thankful for each season that we are allowed the beauty to capture here in Minnesota. And although winter lasts a lot  longer than many of us hope up here, every spring and summer we immediately forget the cold it gave us.
Taking in the 'little' moments are of the greatest importance in our lives. 
The ability to see the greatness and goodness of our Lord and Savior. 

- Numbers 14:21

With all the tragedy that is going on in today's world, I am thankful for a savior that has granted us all grace and mercy if we are so willing to accept it and believe it. To allow me the ability to live in freedom instead of depression and fear. This weekend and forever, think on the good things that we are granted the opportunity to embrace and dwell on that the Father has given us. 

Forever thankful. 
"Judgment and hatred, religion and politics, preferences and prejudice - these walls are coming down" 
Royal Tailor, Fight for Freedom

Have a great weekend!

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