Archive for March, 2011

Prettiest Headphones!

March 30, 2011

I think I need these…..right this second.

A pair of crocheted bow headphones?! SERIOUSLY!? Why would I not want them?  You can find your own here. 

Oh my gosh…..

I’m headed to Hartford, CT and New York City tomorrow!  Woot!!!!


The Gift of Color

March 29, 2011

I’m lucky enough to live next door to one of my closest friends, Chrissy. She dropped by on Sunday after a trip to the grocery store to give me these…just because.


Such a kind thing to do. It made my week and also made my living room ready for spring.


oh shoot

March 28, 2011

If you ever see me out and about, here’s how you’ll know it’s me. 

{taken by my friend Marty}

I’m the one with the iPhone camera in the air, constantly taking photos.


March 25, 2011

My dear friend Carli emailed this image to me and clearly it made me smile.  What a great idea!!  Embroider cute maps!  This is my weekend project.  I’m actually home for a few days which means I can make crafty pretty goodness, starting with this!

When I Grow Up…

March 24, 2011

This past Tuesday, Luci Swindoll took Nicole and I out for a marvelous dinner.  Now, anybody that’s met Luci will know an evening with her is more than a person could ask for.  You’re sure to be entertained by her humor and endless stories.  However, not only did we enjoy Luci’s company but Patsy Clairmont and Marilyn Meberg also joined us. 

I think we made dinner a three hour event.  There were moments where I could physically feel my heart growing with joy.  It was a special night and I made sure I did a lot of listening to soak in all of the wisdom that was passed around the table.  

The stories of friendship, hope, laughter, faith, God, loss and memories floated around the table as we ate the most wonderful meal.  A meal that ended with three different desserts being passed around the table to share.  Now that’s my kind of dinner party.

I’m so thankful for these ladies and what they mean to me.  I always say that I can only hope to be half as cool as they are one day.  Love them to the moon and back…..five hundred times.

The World Is Pretty

March 17, 2011

Thanks to my blog friend Calista, I am entirely hooked on the National Geographic Photo Of The Day.  The first time I visited the website, I was sucked in for over an hour!  The images are beautiful and will make you want to hop on an airplane tomorrow.  Take a look here, if you can handle the distraction of having the beauty of the world right at your fingertips. 

This is a photo of Scotland, found on National Geographic, that blew my mind.  Gorgeous.  Enjoy and prepare for your gypsy soul to be ignited. 

To Florida I Go…

March 16, 2011

I’m off again!  This weekend I’ll be in sunny Florida. 

{we heart it}

Of course, I won’t have much of a chance to see the beach because I’ll be working in an arena the whole time BUT it will be nice just knowing it’s there….somewhere. 

I booked two more flights today AND finished the hostel arrangements for the Ireland and Scotland trip in May. Travel, travel, travel.  It’s happening so soon! I cannot wait!!

Cute Baby Alert!!

March 15, 2011

Annalise Marie Tang is already two weeks old!  And my what a beautiful little babe she is.  I’m a proud aunt for sure. 

Happy two weeks, little angel face!

I finally got to meet her this past weekend.  Babies are so funny and CUTE.  All we did was stare at her for 24 hours straight and nobody seemed to mind one bit.

{our first meeting}


Pray for Japan

March 14, 2011

Sometimes there are just no words…

{found via We Heart It}

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It’s amazing how small the world becomes once tragedy strikes.  It makes all of us appear to be human once again…and connected.  There are many ways to help during this time of crisis including prayer and monetary donations.  Personally, I’ve decided to donate to World Vision.  Want to help?  Find out more information here.

We need each other.  Help.  Pray.  Give.  It could be us next time.

Lent:: 40 Days of Letters

March 11, 2011

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I’m really awful at goals when I set them for myself.  This is why I didn’t give lent too much of a thought, personally.  I love what it means and self discipline can be rewarding in a number of ways but I’m just….awful….at….it!  This may be why I’m starting my lent goal 3 days late.  Better late than never is my current motto.

I’ve decided to write a letter every day for 40 days.  Yes, a real handwritten snail mail put a stamp on it (which reminds me, I need to get those) letter.  I think it could be fun and who doesn’t love a pretty surprise in the mail?  Yea….exactly.  This will always help me to focus outward and to think about the people I’m sending them too.  It will also give me a chance to pray for them…which I will. 

Would you like some snail mail love from me?  I’m sending a letter to 10 of my blog friends! Just let me know where to send it!  If you would like a pretty little letter, email me your address – laura72981(at)  I’ll randomly choose 10 people to send one too.  Hooray! 

Are you participating in lent this year?  If so, what are you doing and why?  Have a lovely weekend!