Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pretty Thrifty: And I Quote...



Jewelry (all given to me): $0.00
Jacket (thrift store): $4.00
Jeans (thrift store): $6.00
Shoes (thrift store): $4.00
Total: $14.00
(But I only bought the jeans. Everything else was given to me!)

Okay, this post is a little late. Sorry!
I keep a quote book with some of my favorite quotes and I want to share a couple with you.

"We all write a story with our lives... Some write stories of epic proportions... some filled with nonsense and wasted opportunities. Once their story is done, they will scramble for an eraser, but there is none... Write well, for you only have one story."
Olivia Brock, No more Wasted years 
 A great book about staying home vs. going to college.

" Do you remember when you asked me what you do if the spark goes out between two people?"
"Yes..,"
" The answer is... you don't let it."
Dudley and Julia, The Preacher's Wife

"Is a moment of earthly pleasure worth breaking my Father's heart over?"
Emily

"Losing someone you love is like putting a part of your heart on the shelf not to be viewed 'til a later date. When you loose two someones, anger and despair take over. When you lose your family or your people, your heart becomes hollow. It's like you lose yourself. I guess it's because your whole existence was defined by the pieces of your heart that have been placed on that shelf one by one... and no one can seem to put them back together. It's a puzzle really."
Emily 

"No cause is lost, if there is but one fool left to fight for it."
Will
At Worlds End, Pirates of the Caribbean

Well, that's just a few of my faves.
Hope you enjoyed them!
Emily
Please do not reprint my personal quotes. Thanks!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Relax! Pretty Thrifty

Blouse: $3
Skirt(given to me): $0
Shoes(given to me):$0 
Bracelets(given to me):$0
Total: $3

Trust God. That's what everyone tells you. He's got everything under control. But sometimes our life seems so out of control, how could anyone have it under control? That is the point when you have to decide to not try to be in control. Just be you and God will take care of the rest. Someone posted on Facebook, "You can't please everybody. You're not a pizza." It's so true. We also have to accept that we won't always be able to please ourselves. The best we can do is the best we can do. But beating ourselves up over unaccomplished tasks won't get them done. "Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it." (L.M. Montgomery) So take another step tomorrow. You can't fully know how the decisions you make today will shape your tomorrow. You can make decisions with wisdom, but even then you won't be able to please everyone. Even God doesn't please everyone. So stop trying to be perfect. You are never going to be. Breathe. Do something that you enjoy, just because you want to do it. Relax.
Remember what Mary Poppins says,
" In every chore that must be done, there is an element of fun. Find the fun, and SNAP!!! The job's a game! And every task you undertake becomes a piece of cake, a lark, a spree, it's very clear to see...
that a spoon full of sugar...."
Okay, you can finish the song yourself.

Photography by Amy Lane Photography.
Have a good week!
God Bless!
Emily

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Grab My Button!

Hey Everybody! Amy made me a blog button! It's so cool! You can grab my button on the side bar of my blog. Thanks!
Emily