I am very obsessed with clouds and the sky. I have been known to endanger myself, taking pictures of them as I am driving. These weren't taken in that scenario, however. Enjoy. 

This last photo I found on tumblr. I love it, everyone is smiling. Either they have just returned from a lovely outing on their boat or are just leaving. My family used to have a boat and a beach house of our own, but unfortunately it came down to horses or ocean. We still take trips to the beach, my grandparents have a condo. In fact, I am leaving Monday to spend a few weeks there. I can't wait, I just bought more books. I have already read through most of the ones I bought for this summer. 

"In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants--men and women alike--and they will prophesy."
Acts 2:18


Have a beautiful Thursday. 



This week and through the weekend is the NCHJA Annual Horse Show. It is certainly a great part of my summer. My mom has been organizing much of it and I came out to help last Sunday. At the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh the Arabian/Mini horse show was just finishing up. 

 So cute!! 
 Tiny horse trailer!

 Top-Lamade, Jeans-Seven For All Mankind

Necklace from Anthropologie 
My sister, Olivia, and I stopped at Whole Foods on the way home last night and bought us a wonderful dinner. Though I can't remember the name, the pasta was fantastic! And we had some green bean salad on the side and Italian soda to drink. 
So how about last night the Gamecocks won the COLLEGE WORLD SERIES! For the second year in a row! What a fantastic team. I am so proud to go to the University of South Carolina.

"Pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you."
2 Thessalonians 3:1

I hope you are having a great week! Happy Wednesday!



I post so many pet pictures. But I just love them so much! So here are some more. 

And some pictures from around the house. 
 Possibly the prettiest part of the house at sunset. 

Lately I've been even more obsessed with scented candles. As soon as I get to my room at night, I turn on the record player and light the candles. It makes my room a sort of sanctuary. As if it wasn't already. 

What Do I Know Of Holy-Addison Road
Instead of a verse, like normal, I want to share a song with you! This song is so incredible. And convicting. One of my favorite lines, 

"Where have I even stood, but the shore along your ocean."

Pride is always a struggle of mine, but this makes it seem so silly. How could I think of myself as better than anyone else when I am nothing compared to this marvelous, huge world we live in? And yet Jesus loved me enough to die for me. And not only me, but all of us. Just some thoughts I have been having lately.




My outfit for a trip to the mall with a friend. The dress I bought at the Plaka in Athens, Greece over a year ago. It's so comfortable, I don't know why I haven't worn it more often. 

"and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus."


After Malison.

I am a baker! I made these incredible cupcakes yesterday. From scratch. You heard me. I got the recipe here. Look how pretty they are! I also found a ton of other delicious looking recipes in the process, you can see them on my pinterest

I am about to watch The Adjustment Bureau. I hope it's good! It looks pretty interesting. But, speaking of interesting, I have something else to share with you. I have been reading David Sedaris' Barrel Fever and other stories and have fallen in love with the story After Malison. Please read it. It's about the so-called "transparency" of people and I definitely could relate. His writing is supreme. I can't get enough.

So I have a ton of pictures I wanted to post, but I think I need to start spreading them out. My goal is to start having a post every day but Sunday. I guess that means I have to engage in blog-worthy activities every day. Sounds like a rewarding challenge. 

"He [Jesus] is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only ours, but also for the sins of the whole world."
1 John 2:2
That's the Gospel right there. What a wonderful God, that He would give His son to take the wrath we all deserve. 



I hope you all are having a wonderful wednesday. My mouth is feeling much better now, so expect an outfit post soon. I thought I would mention some of my recent beauty product purchases. But first, my cat. 

 Ok, new favorite lipstick. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Romance. A fantastic everyday color. I was iffy about buying Chanel's new shine collection. I am not a big lipgloss wearer, but I have been converted. It is so easy to wear and apply!
 Some other things I am obsessed with: Laura Mercier Lip Silk, Bumble and Bumble Texture Creme (with my hair, I need all the texture I can get), Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer (light and easy), Bare Minerals Mineral Veil (who doesn't love this stuff?), and Burt's Bees Deep Cleansing Cream
I saw this picture on tumblr last night. It truly resonated with me for some reason. There is nothing I'd rather do than sit on a bench, reading a fantastic novel, with nothing in front of me but a beautiful lawn and an extraordinary, timeless building. 

Lately I have been wondering if I should become an English major. Currently I am studying Public Relations. There's nothing wrong with it. In fact, I am almost guaranteed to have work. The world will always need PR. But is it for me? I love reading and writing. I want to go places, and document my experiences. I feel most comfortable when I am typing my heart out on this keyboard (which is burning my fingers right now, as I am sitting by the pool). I love learning. There are so many subjects I would study if I had the chance, and the time. I think English can give me that. Or at least a part of it. I'm not sure if PR will take me in the direction that holds all I want to do in this life. I also have been thinking about the kinds of people I will encounter. In PR one never represents himself, it is always a person or a company. I want to represent me, and in the process, learn a little more about this "me." And the people I meet are on the same journey. To figure out who they are, and communicate to others how they see this chaotic world in which we live. 
Just some thoughts. What do you think?

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, with prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
Philippians 4:6


My Life.

I know I talk about my horse a lot. But seriously, he's one of the best parts of my life. The whole horse world has made a huge impact on my life. Unfortunately, current circumstances have inhibited my competing. Last weekend I got to judge a ring at a local horse show which was a blast. I had the chance to catch up with friends and see all that I have been missing this year. So, here's a glimpse into my world. And some more pictures of the horse who holds my heart. 


 At the show. 

I have missed that life more than I thought possible. Change seems to have been getting the best of me lately. But there's nothing we can do about it. I am simply along for the ride. 
I hope you enjoy the photos! All taken by me. Sorry for the lack of fashion, my face swelled up again. Apparently one of the sites where my wisdom teeth were removed is infected and I am back on antibiotics. So I haven't felt much like dressing up. 

"Be still and know that I am God."
Psalm 46:10

This verse applies to every situation imaginable. And easy to remember.