Snack

 A beautiful snack in a bit of beautiful light.
An orange in a wax paper bag taped with my favorite washi tape, and a sunny Apricot granola bar that tastes *exactly* like that pre-packaged super-sweet oatmeal I ate as a kid. *note that these are NOT certified gluten-free, but neither myself nor my friend have issues with them. I just wanted to make people aware!

It’s snack time at work!
 
 I thought I’d share a quick “spiritual snack”, too; a miniature devotion:
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.”
Luke 1:38

I am the Lord’s servant. But if I can’t hear what he is saying—nay, if I don’t LISTEN to what He is saying–how can I say, “May it be as you have said, for I am your servant”? It is so easy for us sometimes to put our hands over our ears and say, “La-la-la-la-la, I can’t hear you!”

I cup my ear to the door, I fervently search the Word, I petition and lay in anxious wait for answers. 

May my ears be listening–may my heart be hearing. May it be to me as You have said, and as You are saying. 
Yes, Lord, I am your servant. 

xo
Natalie

Monday Mid Day

It’s Monday already? It’s Mid Day on Monday already?! It’s JULY 11th ALREADY?! It’s 7/11/11 folks. That just tickles me.

Time-warp. Twilight zone. Average intelligence. {inside joke from this weekend, that last one. annoying, i know. sorry
Monday’s Song:

Trust me–happy music can be hard to come by. Which is why I’m excited that Colbie Caillait’s new CD comes out tomorrow! She always has happy music, and I think this one will be especially so because she just fell in love, and I’m sure the music will reflect that. 

Pretty Little Thing:

Those chocolate-cherry scones I baked up? A few of them were tucked into little natural waxed paper bags, and tied with some cute washi tape (my new obsession!!!!!! the cutest ever! click here for more adorable tape than you could ever imagine. and it’s like masking tape, so it peels off easily and is reusable, and won’t take paint off your walls. the jackpot!! ) for some friends :

The cutest new laundry detergent on the block:

Perfect for hand-washing! This is actually just what I need. I usually grab some body wash or shampoo from the shower to hand-wash my delicates in a little tub in the sink. But last week, I noticed one of my body washes left a stain where it landed in a glob on the garment. Not cool at all!

Have a lovely Monday, my lovelies!