Monday Mid-Day

Ya’ll this verse is just SO on my heart today. What a beautiful reminder of how good and gracious our God is! So much hope. #allthetime
{hover and click the pink heart to pin!}
This beautiful song is also on my heart this morning…”You have called me higher, you have called me deeper…” so when we’re ready to get sent in that right direction, we can know He is whispering in our ears the entire time, sending us with love and grace and never alone.
Today, I am praying over this blog and everyone whose heart finds the way here. I am praying God blesses you, gives you rest, and sends you off to find your place in His great big beautiful story. 
You’re playing your part magnificently, darling!
xo
Natalie

Friday Littles

I’ve been scouring Etsy for a new keychain, because my new office comes with THREE new keys. Totally an excuse to support some handmade peeps, right? Here are my faves:

Also, if you’re trying to keep your keys themselves pretty….these keys are awesome.
I’m in a totally happy mood this morning, so I may be sharing more today 🙂 Then again, boyfriend is visiting, so I may not! Hehe. 

Monday Mid Day



Ribbons in hair: I wore ribbons in my braids this weekend, and it is my new favorite. Reminded me of being a schoolgirl, and how much I simply adored picking out new ribbons for the new school year. Boy, did I have a collection! I always had a ribbon or giant bow in my hair. Bonus: I saw an elderly woman with a ribbon in her hair, too! Adorable!


Shoes: Totally love these shoes Lauren Conrad wore to the Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic….

{not my photo…found on Tumblr}

New Favorite Gluten-Free Lunch: Cedar’s Black Bean Salad and Sweet Potato Fries (they MUST be Ore-Ida)

And Monday is almost a wrap, folks! Where did the day go?! 

Puppy & Flowers

Today I need puppies and flowers.

My back is killing me, I’m tired & feeling sort of sick, and I have a TON to do (some that requires heavy lifting) today.

So, yes, puppies and flowers. You need a smile too, right?

 {pink rose from boyfriend on my bedside table in hobnail milk glass vase}

 {This adorable corgi puppy came to visit me at work this week!}

{perfectly pink gerbera daisy from boyfriend in opalescent light pink vase}
An added bonus! Since I missed “Monday Mid Day” today, let’s count this as that, shall we? And I’ll include a song so it’s more legit: 
I’ve been waking up with, “Savior, You have known me as I am….” in my head. Love it!
Have a fabulous Friday, my dears. I’m going to try my best to stay out of my bed—tea, apple-cinnamon waffles with peanut butter, and my heating pad for my back will hopefully fix me right up!

Monday Mid Day: Weekend Finds

Hello lovelies! I hope you had a great weekend! I did, and I wanted to share some of my weekend favorite finds with you:

Vintage “Grandpa” Ties…winter wool + summer plaid
{to be determined what exactly these are for}

 His + Hers mugs from a local potter

Sparkly tank top from a tag sale
Very cute J. Crew sweater from a tag sale

1/2 off these Thank-You notes I’ve been wanting for over a year! Patience is a virtue!
{I wanted them for my master’s graduation thank-yous, but found some cheap-o copies at Wal-Mart that were even better: a mini graduation cap illustration that said “thanks”}

1/2 off one of my favorite Yankee scents 
{I ADORE their regular buttercream, so had to try the strawberry}

I’ve eaten this dinner for 3 nights in a row, it is SO my new favorite. This gluten-free pasta is the best I’ve ever tried. I hope you can find it 🙂

 And, of course, I had to make a simple new arrangement for my new candle!

Monday Mid Day

Hello lovelies! How did it get to be mid-afternoon Monday already? Oh boy! I’d better keep on workin’ on that to-do list and maybe grab some iced tea. You?

Cutest Late Summer Skirt:

Cutest Late Summer Hair Accessories:

{Check it, these are $2.50 for the whole set! Adorbs!)

A Sweet Little Monday Song:

{also, I want her skirt. just sayin’}

Enjoy the rest of the day! Catch ya later with a Work to Weekend outfit 🙂

Wednesday Mid Day

Sorry, ya’ll, that this is so late! My mind has been trying to wrap itself around the utter destruction in my state, and it’s overwhelming my senses and emotions. Today, however, I am finally feeling a creative streak! 
I’m kind of been ADDICTED to these chips lately: 



Amazing Surfer-Girl Gear:

Dude, I’ve never been surfing in my life and I’d be ALL OVER these even just for regular water activities. LOVE the genius. Found here.
A Song I’m Loving Lately: 

Monday Mid Day

* Flavors of ice cream eaten so far this summer: at least a dozen, including sweet chai latter, watermelon sorbet, blood orange sorbet, muddy road, Late Night Snack (B&Js), pistachio, maple, coffee, mocha fudge, and, of course, vanilla.
* This needs to be mine. It’s my color, and it has my name written all over it. Oh, you can’t see that? It must be in my head.

* Using the last of my favorite tissues (tear). Yes, I took a picture of my tissue before I used it.
*And finally, these awesome magnets my boyfriend let me have! He got these for free when he bought the “commemorative champagne glasses” for our anniversary. How fun are they?!?! Love them!! Thanks, Le Creuset!

Ahhhh, GOOD Morning!

I FINALLY slept throught the night! It’s been way too hot to sleep well. I am up and at ’em, even had time to do makeup and am grabbing coffee before work. Look out world!