Rifle Paper Co.

I am slightly in love with paper, cards, stationery, calendars, etc. And, if I had to only date one paper/card/stationery/calendar company forever it would be Rifle Paper Co. Their designs/illustrations are timeless, winsome, and unique. Just see for yourself...

Well, now Anna of Rifle Paper Co. has gone and done it and designed a textile...
I could just eat that chair up, it looks so delicious! 
The colors, the whimsy, the mid-century design, oh my!



There is a stack of books sitting next to my bed that I have purchased with Amazon gift cards since Christmas, with the exception of Desiring the Kingdom, which my brother gave me for my birthday in October.
I keep reading about a chapter in each book, but then get so excited about the newest one sitting on my doorstep (or get distracted by Grey's Anatomy on Netflix, embarrassing, I know) that I move on, no matter how interested in the story or subject I may be. The only book I have finished is Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? and it isn't pictured because it is out on loan to a friend. It was hilarious, and I would highly recommend it.
I have read two of the books sitting next to my bed before, The Inner Voice of Love (my favorite book of all time) and Abba's Child, but have lost my original copies somewhere along the way.
Last week I met with a pastor from my church to talk through some things and he said I should be best friends with Henri Nouwen and Brennan Manning in this season of life. How perfect that these two reads came in the mail just the day before. 

*Sidenote. Yes, it is true I have never read The Great Gatsby. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System, 
Forsyth Country Day School, and University of Tennessee have all officially let me down. 



Why my heart has swelled tonight and why I would love to raise a family in Los Angeles one day...


I Love the Mannings.

Although Sunday football is over for the season, here is a nostalgic picture of my two favorite Southern Superbowl Quarterbacks.


Lulie Wallace.

Aren't Lulie's pretty botanicals the perfect way to start the day?
 Or the perfect way to decorate a blank wall? 

This last one is perfect as my computer desktop image.


Oh, Domino!

The return of my favorite magazine of all time, yesss! Do you think that this might mean the permanent return of the best home design magazine ever? That my friends, would be dreamy. So, April 17th buy as many magazines as you can so there will be such a demand that Domino will just have to put their glossy pages back on the newsstand. 

Here are a few of my favorites from the beauty that was Domino magazine:
Source: google.com via S on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com via Mary on Pinterest

Source: brides.com via Mary on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com via Holly on Pinterest

And, thanks to my sweet friend Lindsay, I own the Domino book.
And, one more note about Lindsay. She had a precious little baby Friday, baby Henri Jude. 
Goodness, he is cute, I can't wait to meet him!


je t'aime.

For some reason love sounds more sincere and less generic to me when it's in French. 
Jour heureux de l'amour.


Rainy Monday.

Not a bad rainy Monday morning in Los Angeles...
(By the way, I just love Starbucks' Valentine's Day cups. Even though I don't have a special Valentine this year, I am a sucker for any day and thing that celebrates showing other people just how much you love them. )

And, in the midst of the rain this a.m. my soul was fed by these words...
"It is confidence in the invariably overriding intention of God for our good, with respect to all the evil and suffering that may befall us on life's journey, that secures us in peace and joy." 
-Dallas Willard The Divine Conspiracy


Stuff YL Leaders Say.

To follow up from yesterday's post about the serious side of my time on Young Life Staff in Knoxville here is a hilarious, (well I think it is hilarious, if you weren't ever a YL Leader  you probably won't think it is funny at all) glimpse into the Knox YL culture and a pretty accurate picture of my life in college at UT...

"So, who's your QUEST crush? What about your team crush?" 


Blue Book Blog.

My former Young Life Area Director, Jim Branch, has a blog. You should check it out, because more than anything about Young Life Jim taught me what it means to be a person who looks at the heart; the heart of Jesus, the heart of other people, and my own heart. 


How Cute!

And, they even used my name for the example, it's meant to bee!


Home Office.

A glimpse into my life today...
Of course every good home office includes Powerberries, pretzels, and peanut butter as well as colored pens and custom stationary.