Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

So, Lee and I don't really have any plans for today. But, I'm like overly excited because Lee bought some candy yesterday!!! I can't even remember the last time we ate candy! I have been totally wanting those yummy suckers with the gum in the middle so bad, I think there called blow pops?... so I think today we'll just eat tons of candy, watch movies, and chill! Sounds like perfection to me ;) 

Hope you all have a fun night with whatever you're doing!! 

 PS: The fabric button necklace giveaway ends today at midnight, so if you haven't entered yet.. you should! :) 
I'll announce the winner tomorrow! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pinterest lately...

Here's some of my favorites that I've found on Pinterest lately! 

Caramel filled apples!

Add a marble for heart shaped cupcakes! So cute and simple!

Paper towel rolls and hot glue gun DIY!

Mmmm. Pumpkin rolls.

Lemon cupcakes with raspberry and blackberry butter cream frosting. Yum.

Such a cool fall DIY!

Cookies in a skillet. This is such a awesome idea! Can't wait to try it!


Hope you all are having a good week! Don't forget... there's still time to enter my giveaway! 
Go HERE to enter! :) 

Monday, October 24, 2011

My first EVER giveaway!

Good morning & happy Monday, friends! 
I am so excited to be hosting my first ever giveaway with a sweet girl and her super adorable shop! 

I love this fabric button necklace so much! Perfect for fall, isn't it?  
 Sarah has some seriously adorable stuff at her shop. Check out more of her lovelies HERE!

The winner will win the necklace pictured above! 

TO ENTER: (leave a separate comment for each entry that you do)
Follow on the brightside's blog!
Follow L&B's blog!
Tweet about the giveaway! 
Blog about the giveaway! (and leave me the URL)
Follow L&B on twitter!

That's a total of 5 possible entries!
The giveaway will end at midnight on Monday, October 31st.
And I will announce the winner on Tuesday, Nov 1st!

Good luck! :) 

Friday, October 21, 2011

love, love, love

Matthew 22:36-40
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

WOW. For these being the two most important commandments... I'm not doing so well. Jesus spelled it out so plainly yet I feel like so many of us are failing miserably at both of these commandments.. I know I am. 

First off, we are supposed to love the Lord with ALL of our hearts, souls, and minds. 
Think about a person that you love with your whole heart. You would do anything for them, right? You want to spend all of your time with them, right? 
Duh.. I mean that's obvious. 
But how come I can't seem to give the MAKER of the earth the time of day?
I am constantly shrugging Him off. 
It's actually devastating that time and time again I have thrown God under all of the people on this earth that I love. 

Second, were supposed to be loving our neighbor as ourselves. 
Quite honestly, there are people in my life that I don't really want to love. 
Well... guess what? IT DOESN'T MATTER if we want to love them or not. We have to. 
It is a command. The greatest. 
If we continue on with this... 'I'll only love the people that I want to love' stuff, then how are we any different then someone who isn't following Christ? 
We aren't! 

I really believe that we need to transform the way that we look at things. 
Christianity is not a feel good religion. 
So yes, that means loving the "christian" who acts nothing like a christian, 
that means loving the people that disgust you,
that means loving the people you don't understand,
that means loving those who have seriously wronged you, 
that means loving those who disrespect you over and over again, 
that means loving your worst enemy

Trust me, my flesh doesn't want to love the way that we are called to. It's easier and way more comfortable to just sit back and do nothing. But we are called to a higher standard then everyone else. 
So if were going to profess it, then lets live it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Absent me

Goodness... I have to apologize for being such a awful blogger. I really have no good excuse for how absent I've been around this blog lately. But hopefully it will be fixed soon! I guess I've just been feeling blah lately... & anytime I would sit down to write, I just felt like I didn't have anything worth saying.
 I know, bad bad blogger.

So.. if any of you are still out there, thank you for sticking with me during my blahness! ;) 
I promise I'll be coming back soon! 

Have a lovely Wednesday, friends! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Wow! I can't believe its already October! 
Here in Florida... it is still HOT, but at night you can feel it is starting to get a little cooler! Pretty soon, I think we'll open up the windows at night and turn the AC down. Yay :) 
This is such a dreamy time of year.. isn't it?!

I just wanted to take a minute and mention all of my lovely swap sponsors that I have for this month. 
I'd really encourage you all to check out these blogs if you haven't yet... they're great! 

Hope you all have a great weekend. We don't have much planned... just relaxing! 
All you people who are starting to get beautiful, crisp fall weather... enjoy it for me ;) 

PS- this is my 100th post! wooo