Showing posts with label favorites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label favorites. Show all posts

Friday, March 16, 2018

friday favorites: internet edition

Feels like the internet/world is going a little crazy these days.
SO I just wanted to take a quick moment to share some awesome stuff on the internet!


Jon Jorgenson uses spoken word to share some thoughts on youth within the church. 
I love the poetic nature of his words and I love how he presents his message. 

I've been supper into TED Talks lately. 
Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness -- providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly and without conditions -- and how it led to a 91 percent reduction in chronic homelessness over a ten-year period in Utah. 
I'm very interested in homelessness and this shared insight that made me think. 

Practicing listening. Really really really listening. 

Found this on Pinterest. Not gonna lie, was probably procrastinating because everyone knows that's what Pinterest is for. 
anyways, this spoke such truth into my current struggles of learning to walk in blind faith. 
I kinda love it. 

People react to being called beautiful. All. the. feels. 

My friend Vanessa is kinda amazing. Not only does she post regularly (which we all know is a real struggle) her words are so beautiful. And this particular post I've read like 5 times. 

this post brought me to tears because my goodness. 
the photography is beautiful.
the words are deep and rich and full of grace.

guys JULIA POSTED HER BEDROOM TOUR and it's seriously the most perfect thing I've ever seen. It's like if Pinterest and a Jesus-loving-hippie had a child. 

my friend Elizabeth writes lots of awesome things but this one struck a chord. 



"You may be nervous about the road ahead, that even though you know that you’re healing and taking the correct steps for your health, it may affect your future as a dancer. The shape of your body does not in any way define your talent and your capability. Embrace your health, embrace your life and embrace the fact that dance is still going to be an integral, and such a rewarding part of it. Never let the shape of your body dictate the activities that you participate in, and them communities you become a part of." 

^This is a quote I read somewhere and saved on my phone and for the life of me I cannot remember where I found it. BUT I really really like it.

The Dance Warm-up You *should* Be Getting

I follow a bunch of dance-related magazines on Facebook, and this was definitely a standout article. I'm always changing my pre-class/rehearsal warm-up so I really liked these suggestions.

Kirsten is one of my absolute favorite people on the internet.
She makes awesome dance, health and wellness videos and is just the sweetest person.

So Yeah. 
What are your current internet favorites?
Tell me in the comments or a post of your own! 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

March Favorites

March: endless shows and school sums up March for me. Here are my favorites form the month!

movie// I would say my absolute favorite movie this month would be The Italian Job. It's one of those classic sleepover flicks that contains all the elements of a good story. It goes well with ice cream.

book// One of my school books was Prince Caspian, and it was so fun to re-read! I originally read it a long time ago with my older sister and I have always related to Lucy in all the Narnia books. However, this time around I found myself gravitating towards Susan more. Her struggles with fear and finding herself resonated with me:-)

writing// I did quite a bit of writing in March. We have a big editorial competition where I take classes, so I was busy working on that. I also spent quite a bit of time working on narrative writing, which was interesting. All the pieces I did for my English class in March where pretty heavy and deep, so it's been difficult getting out of that head space.

face// March has not been kind to my face. I've had two (two!!!) pimples right underneath my eyebrow. It is the most awkward place/thing ever. My favorite product would have to be my EOS lip balm because my lips have been so dry. Basic, I know.

makeup// I've started using the L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in carbon black, and I really like it so far! I'm am a total mascara junkie, and I have high expectations for my eyelashes. So far, so good.

clothes// I've been having trouble transitioning into a more 'springy' look this year- I'm not ready to let all of my boots and sweaters go! My most worn item for March is definitely my black skinny jeans. I wear them alll the time.

 blog// It's been fun discovering lots of new blogs this month. It's really hard to pick one favorite, but I would have to say Kate who blogs at the goodness revolt has stood out to me. Her writing is so beautiful (like seriously, go check out this post right now) and I love the verity in what she writes.

post// Gahh, again this is so hard because I've read so much good stuff! Buuuutttt, this post (rich dirt) by Cally who writes at Words Passing You By is amazing. You need to go follow her right now.


 Okay readers, I need some help! I know a lot of you are avid readers who read, read, read and I am so not. Although I enjoy reading, I'm so busy and at the end of the day I just collapse. However, I need some new material, so leave your recommendations in the comments!

Friday, February 26, 2016

fashion friday- winter school clothes

I loved wearing this outfit! I felt so cute, and it was all random clothes I wouldn't normally pair together. I've been trying to wear more skirts casually, so that is where this pencil skirt came in. I debated about what top to wear, and finally settled on this loose light grey shirt with a jacket. And it was cold so I wore tights and boots:-)

Q: Whats your favorite way to mix up the clothes you already own?

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Favorites

Hello all!

  I love reading all the monthly favorite posts, Pinterest articles, and vlogs. I did a favorites post here, and because of the positive feedback, I've decided to make it a regular feature. Feel free to join me!

grey nail polish

I currently have a grey nail polish with a matte top coat, and I love it. 

e.l.f. bronzing and blush powder

I am pretty cheep when it comes to make-up, and although I love watching their YouTube channels,   I'm certainly no beauty guru. But I can say with confidence that I love this blush and bronzer compact. It is $3 at Target (!!!) and is perfect to add some depth to your face in order to avoid the white, pale, winter look. 


I've had finals, semester deadlines, and a giant science fair all month (hence a lack of posts) and coffee has been my friend when school was not. 

christmas lights

(no, this adorable room is not mine. Sadness, I know...) Stringing up Christmas lights in my room was a wonderful idea. I've always loved the look and I was so happy with the result after finally getting around to it. It is perfect for some quiet time at night, and it creates a warm and cozy environment that helps fight winter blues. 

That's the rundown on my January Favorites; what about yours? 

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What I've Been Listening To

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Today, I'm going to give you a miniature playlist of a few of my current favorite songs. These are the guys playing over and over and over on my ipod. I hope you enjoy, and maybe get some new favorites!
    Before I start though, I have to tell you something. I have weird eclectic taste in music. I have a love for pop, really good worship music, I love classical, and I will always have a soft spot in my heart for musicals. I love indie rock, and some classic rock. I am that person that doesn't care for country music. (Sorry country music fans!)

1. Beautiful Things by Gungor 

2. Thrift Shop by Postmodern Jukebox

3. Like Real People Do by Hozier

4. Holy Spirit by Francesca Battiatelli

5. Waltz of the Flowers by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Q: What have you been listening to?

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

October Favorites

I am totally into short boots, boyfriend jeans, and cozy sweaters paired with scarves. (Basically, Pinterest) I love the scarves with the sweaters because it adds a touch of class, while still staying warm and cozy.

My dance class has a Facebook group message that use to chat, communicate about schedules, ask to borrow stuff, etc. Lately, we have been sharing hilarious memes and this is my current favorite. Our new artistic director is over zealous  diligent about our attendance to classes and rehearsals, so I love this. ;-) 

White Collar is one of my all time favorite t.v. shows ever. All the seasons are on Netflix and I love it. I have held of on all the series because of those silly things called grades, but this is one that I love. I cannot say enough good things about it.

Food wise, plain greet yogurt with honey is my October favorite. I've been eating a lot of Tupperware contained meals with my busy schedule, and this is my go-to. The sweet honey has awesome health benefits, and paired with the tart greek yogurt, it is absolutely delicious. It's also good with fruit ;-)

Organ chi tea lattes are my most favorite non-caffeinated drink. I'm not sure if these are just a north west thing, or if the whole country has access to these delicious sips of bliss. It's basically a creamier, more vanilla-ie, chi tea latte with some other yummy spices. It's October in a cup!

Q: What are your favorite October items?

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