Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pretty Thrifty: Love and Cowboy Boots

I'm sorry my pictures are so blurry!
Our computer hasn't been working right, so I'm just piecing my posts together. Actually this is an outfit from last spring, before I even had thought of doing Pretty Thrifty. I think I only have about half of this outfit left.

 Jacket (?)
Tank top: $4
Skirt (made by me)
Boots (garage sale):$1
Total: $5

Random fact about me:

When I go to church, I write in a journal.
I write down thoughts that occur to me, things that stand out, verse references, etc.
This last Saturday I participated in intercessory worship at our church. 
One of the songs we played was called Song of Love.
As I have mentioned before, God is dealing with me about love right now. Honestly I didn't realize I had such a problem with love until He started bringing up the subject.
Isn't that how it always is?
Anyway, as we were singing the lyrics to this song, I got into a strong vein of worship.
The lyrics started to have a lot more meaning. I just proclaimed them over myself.

Holy one you have won my heart.
I give you my affection,
I give you my devotion;
It all belongs to you!
Jesus, you are fairer than the sons of men!
Have you ever seen another more beautiful?
Have you ever seen another more lovely?
Have you ever seen another more righteous?
Have you ever seen another more holy?
Girls have always longed to be loved and admired. To fit in. I've been dealing with all of that for quite a while. In steps my hero. God has been working on my heart. It has been a long process, and I don't see a whole lot of improvement, but God is faithful. And He will finish this work He has started in me.
 God has been working on my faithfulness to Him;
Holy one you have won my heart.
I give you my affection,
I give you my devotion;
It all belongs to you!

God had been working on me being content in His love and not others';
Jesus, you are fairer than the sons of men!
Falling in love with Jesus before any guy is another thing;
Have you ever seen another more beautiful?
Have you ever seen another more lovely?
Have you ever seen another more righteous?
Have you ever seen another more holy?

God is the one being that should always hold my heart. And the great thing about that is, He will never break it.
He's just that kind of God.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Chocolate Mint Sipper

 Hi, everybody!
I'm sorry for not writing sooner! Life has just been difficult.
Hopefully I will have a new Pretty Thrifty by next Monday or so, but you never know what's going to happen.
I got my stitches out Tuesday and my finger is healing up wonderfully!
I honestly am looking forward to washing the dishes.
Crazy, I know!

  This afternoon, Amy and I were home alone for a little while, so I decided to make a smoothie.
But, since we were lacking fresh or frozen fruit, it didn't turn out to be a much of  a smoothie. It came out more like a thin slushy. Don't get me wrong! It was delicious!
In fact, it was so good, I plan to make it again.  
   Now, before I tell you what is in it, I admit that Mint Chocolate is one of my favorite flavors.
   (But, my all time favorite is Peanut Butter Chocolate)
~~groans of ecstasy~~
What is in this original drink?

1 1/4 cups milk
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 Tbsp white sugar
 Scant 1/4 tsp mint extract
2 cups ice
(Adjust sugar and extract to taste as needed.)

Mix the first three ingredients together in a blender.
Add mint extract and blend for a couple seconds.
Continue blending and gradually add in ice.
If you have cubed ice be careful not to add too much at a time.
You're supposed to enjoy this drink, not regret making it as you head to the hardware store for a new blender.
Well, I hope you enjoy it!
If you make it, drop a comment and tell me what you thought of it!
God Bless,

Friday, January 3, 2014

My Field Trip to the ER

 We went to Kansas City for New Year's day to celebrate Christmas with my Grannie Annie and Grandpa Jim. We saw some of our relatives and met a new addition.
Now it's been a long time. I may have met him before, but I don't think so.
We aren't very connected with our extended family. I wish we were.
Anyway, it was pretty good, but promptly drew to an end after Hunter decided to pee all over me.
Luckily my Grannie had some extra clothes to change into.
After that we left early and got home right when it started to get really snowy.
We relaxed for a while. I got out one of the games we had been given and started playing with it.
(It was packaged in a way that you could try it out before you bought it.)
Then I decided to open it. With my brand new knife.
I was trying to cut one of those hard plastic zip ties and I was holding the package at an odd angle.
I thought, " This doesn't look good."
I looked down.
I had cut open my finger. Badly.

My parents rushed me to the emergency room. I was really tense! I don't think I've ever been that tense before. I don't like needles and I had never had stitches. I didn't want stitches.
But once we got in, it wasn't that bad. After the doctor numbed my hand it was really cool to watch him stitch it up.
Ironic isn't it.
I don't like needles, but it was awesome to watch him.
(Only because I wasn't in pain!)
So an hour, a trip to the ER, and six stitches later we were driving  home again.
Let me just say that this was not the ideal way to start out my new year.
I can't get it wet for ten days, so I can't wash dishes, not to the liking of my siblings, but I figured out yesterday I can dry.
Thank goodness! Michael was ready to start counting how many meals I missed.
Anyway, it's uncomfortable, but it could be a lot worse.
So thank you, Jesus!
God bless y'all!

P.S.  From Emily's mom.
Thank you, Emily, for not including the photos that you took at the emergency room!


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