Sunday, April 19, 2015

thanks for the sweet treats-- now it's time to slow down and take a break.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

'we're not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.' - c.s. lewis

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

this is the most baking i've ever attempted in a day-- over 100 cupcakes and 400 chocolate chip cookies. fortunately, i had help from my sister and friends so it was pretty easy (i just let them do all the hard work). we made red velvet, blue velvet, and funfetti cupcakes with neufchatel cheese frosting and chocolate chip cookies! here's the recipe for the frosting-- i just substituted the cream cheese with neufchatel cheese. and here's the recipe for the chocolate chip cookies. ♥

'i get by with a little help from my friends.'

Sunday, April 5, 2015

the moon and stars they wept
the morning sun was dead
the Savior of the world was fallen
His body on the cross
His blood poured out for us
the weight of every curse upon Him

one final breath He gave
as heaven looked away
the son of God was laid in darkness
a battle in the grave
the war on death was waged
the power of hell forever broken

the ground began to shake
the stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
now death where is your sting?
our resurrected king
has rendered you defeated

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

after a particularly harrowing month, one of my dearest friends took me to tortas mexico for some tacos de papa. and i have to say, those were some good potato tacos. we spent the night eating tacos, drinking coke, sharing stories, and walking the streets of old town.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

i spent a beautiful day out in the sun exploring the downtown fashion district with some lovely ladies. we stopped by the loft to look at fabrics sold by the pound. there were boxes filled with all sorts of scrap pieces, and so many different colors and materials to choose from!

Monday, March 23, 2015

here's a look at what i've been up to the past few weeks-- buying and collecting glass bottles, arranging succulents in coffee pots, making red and white bunting, and lots of spring cleaning! throwing art into my busy schedule makes life all the more colorful. ♥

Saturday, March 21, 2015

there's something sweet about colorful homemade cakes! ♥

Sunday, March 15, 2015

'God teaches His servant through disappointments in his christian life. during these times, God exposes you to what you truly love and believe. your disappointments reveal what you rest in, find satisfaction and security in, and where your ultimate treasure lies. however, you can be rest assured that His provision is loving. He will relentlessly and ruthlessly pursue you in his compassion and grace for your joy. that's how God works. He gets at our most fundamental idolatry and He ruthlessly crushes it in His unfathomable love and fatherly kindness and inscrutable wisdom and He goes after our greatest treasures and He leaves us with nothing but himself so that we go limping on our way for the rest of our lives having learned: 'my grace is sufficient for you for my power is perfected in weakness.' don't underestimate God. don't underestimate His ruthless compassionate gracious commitment to His glory or His commitment to your everlasting joy and good. He will pursue you graciously and ruthlessly and rip out the idols of your soul that would otherwise consume you. He is working for your joy and your good even when you cannot perceive it.' -l. duncan

Friday, March 13, 2015

praise the Lord for allowing me the week to rest in Him! since i was too sick to go anywhere, i just stayed at home in my pajamas and glasses. this gave me the opportunity to start designing again. and i am so thankful for investing in this desktop-- my most expensive purchase to date, but totally worth it when i can work on illustrator, photoshop, lightroom, and firefox without any lag. it makes such a big difference when i'm working with gigantic file sizes!

unfortunately, it looks like my monitor couldn't handle it and fried itself. at least the replacement is half the price of what it once cost.