Tuesday, February 28, 2012


This weekend took a bit of an unexpected turn. 
My Grandmommy's beautiful life came to an end at the age of 93 {strong gal, no?}. 
She was a farmer's wife,but not the kind of farmer's wife content to stay in the house 
and do "lady" things. No. She was out in the fields with my grandfather,
doing every bit of the work he did. My grandfather left this earth many years ago, 
22 to be exact. While reflecting on her life these past few days, as a new{ish} wife, 
I could not imagine being parted from my partner for that extent of time. I admire her
will to live on, honoring my grandfather in all that she did.

It's times like these that one often reflects on one's own life as well.
I found myself asking three questions. I am sharing these with you, my
wonderful blogger audience, as a means of holding myself accountable to be able to
answer yes to these questions each day.

1) Does Jonathan feel my love every day? 
I do realize that things can't be butterflies and rainbows all day, every day.
But for at least one time, everyday, does my husband feel my love and devotion to him.

2) Am I a faithful servant?
It's so easy to only become reliant on God in the tough times, the dark hours.
Am I seeking Him, relying on Him, everyday, regardless of my circumstances?

3) Am I fulfilling my life's purpose?
This one has always been tricky. I have felt my purpose change many times
throughout my life. First through dance, then music, and now as an educator of music.
My ever-changing path in life used to always frustrate me.
I always imagined I would have one calling. One destiny. That I would find it and follow through.
Feeling that I am, yet again, on the edge of something new {really? another purpose?!},
I realize that maybe the drive of my life is to have many different purposes, that that's ok.
{and no, I'm not pregnant. don't lie, you were thinking it!}

Sorry to get all heavy on ya. Just got up this morning with that on my mind 
and wanted to put it out into the universe.
Will have the updates for you that I mentioned here later in the week.

{and congrats on making it to the bottom of this post! you deserve a medal.}

Friday, February 24, 2012

Weekend wrap.

Although a new weekend is upon us {hallelujah},
I wanted to give you a few quick Instagram snaps of our weekend
at my parents. The whole Bryan clan commenced for my
sweet nephew Samuel's 7th birthday {that was a good year}.

Of course there were balloons

and cake

and naps from all the crazy partying

and a good dad and a good uncle put together a Star Wars puzzle "for Samuel"
Please notice how I said, "for Samuel."

Looking forward to a relaxing weekend. 
Hoping to tackle a couple of DIY projects. 
Don't worry, you'll be hearing all about it.

Happy Friday, you pretty people!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

She's a lover, not a fighter.

I know this may be a little off course; but seeing that this is also
our little spot to document our family life, as well as my creative outlet,
I wanted to share with you our needy child. Kenzie.
She had some exceptionally clingy behavior this week. Observe:

Hey Dad.
Here I come.

 There. That's nice.

Trying to play it cool, Mom.

Ohhhhhhh, the temptation.

I gave in.

Throw her a bone {yeah, I did it}.
It's just the Hardees' dumpster roots in her.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Horses and stripes.

Happy Wednesday everyone. Hopefully you have all recovered from Fat Tuesday.
Husband and I didn't get too crazy, just another low key school night.
I'll fill you in with the Weekend Wrap later in the week, 
wanted to squeeze in a couple of outfit posts before time got away from me.
Thanks for reading, enjoy!

Old Faithful a.k.a. Chambray Shirt: Old Navy, Striped Tee: Loft, 
Denim: Banana Republic, Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylor

Took these guys Monday before J and I went to do a little house hunting.
{more about that later in the week}

Dress worn as top: ASOS, Pants: gifted

Snapped after church Sunday.

Forgive me on the picture quality, it's a work in progress.
Husband and I have very different schedules, so much of the time
I have to be creative on how to get the shot.
It also wouldn't hurt to have that Canon camera I've been eying;)
{*hint hint* J}

Thank you for being patient and wonderful!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cupcakes and champagne...

That's what our Valentine's Day consisted of. Can't complain!
Here are a few random shots of the day. If you're not on Instagram, then you should be;)
If you are, you can creep on me anytime at @elizabetheuna.

Cardigan and Blouse: ModCloth, Recurring Pants: Alice&Olivia similar here
Watch: Betsey Johnson, Bracelets: Target, D.C. market, gifted

 Praise the Lawd it's almost the weekend.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope your day has tons of love and sweet treats;)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Rainy day hair.

Happy Valentine's Eve!
Here's a little do I threw together a few nights ago. 
The weather was rainy and J & I were grabbing drinks with friends.
Didn't wanna fight the frizz.

{some of the back}

I was locked up in the house for most of the weekend with a nasty virus.
Thankful I'm finally on the mend. Thanks J for being such a good nurse!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Go green...

Smoothie that is. {womp, womp}
One of my friends and I decided to take a leap of faith
and make green smoothies, since we're trying to be
all healthy and junk. I guess.

Here is the recipe I followed, courtesy of Whole Foods.
{FYI, I was a little more generous with the banana 
and apricots than the recipe called for. Hey, I was scared.}

The week is half way over, people!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Superbowl, people.

Hey lovers. I hope everyone had a fun Superbowl Sunday, we sure did!
Husband, nor I, are very invested in the Giants or Patriots. 
We were just there for the par-tay;)

Here are a couple of quick outfit shots before heading out.

Chambray shirt: Old Navy, Jeans: Hudson, Belt: Target, Bag: Tory Burch, Watch: Betsey Johnson, Bangles: gifted

I cooked quite an interesting recipe. It definitely had "Superbowl" written all over it.
Beer, yes. Cheese, yes. Bacon, yes.

It's ok, don't be afraid. They were delish.
Savory with a bite of sweet.

Recipe idea via Glitter Guide

Thursday, February 2, 2012


 Shoes: Modcloth, Dress worn as skirt: thrifted, Top: Target, Belt: H&M,
Frequently appearing cardigan: gifted, Necklace: Modcloth

Husband is coming home today! 
He has been in Raleigh conquering the business world and such.
Our two dog children and I can hardly wait to see him.
More desserts definitely get eaten to pass the time when he's not around.

Enjoy your Thursday!