Friday, March 30, 2012

Random Much- Photography

Just decided spur of the moment to post some more of my photos.. What do you think of these random shots?

Book Post- The Five Love Languages

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman is a great book for couples! And I don't just mean married couples. Even if your just dating, this book will help both of you in understanding each other. Of course, there are also several variations to this work, such as The Five Love Languages Singles Edition or The Five Love Languages of Children. So take your pick and start reading to understand the people in your life!

Book Description
January 1, 2010
Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.
By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together.

Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman, which can both be heard on

Words of Wisdom

Well, it's Friday again! Time for another Words of Wisdom post ☺

To be nobody but yourself in a world that is doing it's best to make you somebody else is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting. - E.E. Cummings
 You are the icing on my cupcake ♥ Just because I love this one!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Book Post- Redeeming Love

This is an amazing read by Francine Rivers. It's such a very sweet book, and it's very enjoyable. 

Book Description

May 11, 2001
Can God’s Love Save Anyone?

Bestselling author Francine Rivers skillfully retells the biblical love story of Gomer and Hosea in a tale set against the exciting backdrop of the California Gold Rush. The heroine, Angel, is a young woman who was sold into prostitution as a child. Michael Hosea is a godly man sent into Angel’s life to draw her into the Savior’s redeeming love. This remarkable novel has sold over a million copies and is among the top twenty on the ECPA fiction bestsellers list for four years running. A six-part study guide, suitable for individual use or group discussion, is included in this bestselling novel. - as on

It's Already Thursday?

This week has gone by so much faster than I wanted it to. I'm currently on Spring Break, and I only have one day left! Where did the time go?! Oh, well. So for today, I wanted to share some pictures I did of my favorite two-year-old! ☺ I babysit her quite a bit, and she's such a little cutie. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Alphabet of Our Love

The Alphabet of Our Love! This is a simple project that is a great gift for an anniversary or Valentine or just to say I love you! ☺ So when you wanna show your significant other that you care, this would be the perfect project!
Supplies You Will Need:
30- 4X6 Blank Index Cards
2- Metal Loops
Hole Puncher
Pack of Reinforcement Labels
Stickers, Pretty Paper, or other Decorative Items 
This project can be as unique as you like! It's yours, so make sure it reflects your personality. 
Punch two holes in each of the blank index cards (make sure the holes line up).
Decorate the cards with stickers or markers, and make sure you write a letter from the alphabet on each card.
For each letter, write a message about your love! ♥
Reinforce the holes on your cards with the labels to prevent tearing.
Put it all together and viola! A sweet gift from you to your loved one!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Book Post- The Hunger Games

I don't know who else is absolutely stoked for the movie release of the Hunger Games, but I am so excited! If you haven't read the books already, I highly recommend them. They are so great! Be sure you have plenty of time set aside before you begin reading because you won't want to put it down till you're done!
Book Description
July 3, 2010 The Hunger Games (Book 1)
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. -as on

 Before going to see the movie, make sure you've read the book. I've included the movie trailer here:

DIY Glass Bead Necklace

This glass bead necklace is very easy to make! 

The supplies you will need include:
-glass beads of coordinating colors (or whatever colors you want!)
- .45 mm silver beading wire (3 - 18-20" long strips)
-2 clam-shell tips
-lobster claw clasp
-2 jump rings
-chain extension
-wire cutters (one for cutting and one for pinching findings closed)

Ok, now that we have our supplies down, let's talk about just how to do this. Take your .45 mm silver beading wire and create three (3) 18 to 20 inch strips. Make sure your strips are even. Twist one side of your strips together to close off that end- this will prevent your beads from sliding off. Pick whatever colors you want to use of your glass beads and slide one down over all 3 wires. The next bead you slide into place only goes down two (2) wires. With your third bead, slide it down two wires yet again, but not the same two as your second bead. Remember, this necklace has a twist to it. Continue this pattern all the way to the other end. Your beads can be as many or few as you like. Once to the other end, take one bead to put over all three (3) strands again.(Study the pictures below for a better understanding.) Your findings will need to be applied to both ends when you have completed putting the beads in place. Your wire cutters will come in handy when applying the findings. The clam-shell tips provide a way of hiding the end knots, and also make it possible to attach a wide variety of clasps. For this project we use a lobster clasp finding which will link to a jump ring. Once they have been put on, you will need to put the chain extension into place (that's just to make sure it will certainly fit around your neck in a comfortable fashion).  

So, easy or hard? Opinions? Let me know! Did you get the instructions? Yes? No? Maybe so? I'd love to know! So, comment and remember to follow my blog for more fun ideas! 

Movie Night Gift Idea

Ok, I had to share this gift idea with everyone! I made this for my boyfriend's birthday (shh.. he doesn't know yet!). I love this! It's so easy to make and anyone would love getting a gift like this! My best friend is moving into a new apartment and I just might make her one, too. All you need is movie theater candy, a big popcorn bowl, popcorn (movie theater butter, anyone?), and of course an awesome movie! I also found some neat popcorn tubs that I just had to include.. So maybe you could whip this up for a friend, newlywed couple, brother/sister, Christmas gift- the possibilities are endless! So snap to it dear!


(Find a newer version of this gift here!)
Happy gifting!

Friday, March 9, 2012

I'm Feeling.. Flowers

I thought maybe I'd put up a few shots I love of various flowers. Just feeling outdoorsy right now. Even though, at the moment, it's wet and dreary outside.. These will help brighten my day!


Words of Wisdom

I've decided that I would like to start putting a Words of Wisdom picture, or two, up every Friday :) These are essentially just some of my favorite quotes. I hope you like them as much as I do. 

You can never cross the ocean unless you have to courage to lose site of the shore.

I haven't been everywhere. But it's on my list. - Susan Sontag

If you are on Pinterest, you can follow my boards! If this is your first time hearing of Pinterst, you should look it up. You might find you love it as much as I do!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

All of God's Little Critters

One of my all time favorite shots! I took this while on a mission trip in West Virginia, around New River Gorge. We had already done our hike up to view the bridge and this was in a flowerbed outside the museum. I love all the colors!

This is my furry friend, Bug

Another fur-ball, Casey

Friday, March 2, 2012

Senior Portraits

A few of the Senior Portraits I did for my younger brother and cousin :) What do you think?

College Life 101- Photos

So as I was chilling out in front of my college's fountain, I thought "Hey, why not take a few shots since it's such a beautiful day.. And I have nothing better to do for the next 20 minutes.."

Monroeville is the literary capital of Alabama!

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird
You can find these photos and more on my Facebook page Photography by EKM. Look me up!