Monday, September 20, 2010

Overwhelmed. (Monday)

The past few days I have felt as if I have a ton of things to do. I sit down on the couch, and instantly rack my brain for a list of things to get done. Even if I have completed everything, the feeling is still there. It's kind of frustrating. This time of year gets really busy, I have to almost force myself to sit down and relax a little bit. Why is that? I admire my husband. He is so good at taking time for himself and to unwind. He never feels guilty for playing video games for a bit, or sitting on his computer. I always think about trying to embrace that in my own life.

I came across this verse today:
                                           "Rest in the Lord, and wait for Him patiently." Psalm 37:7.

 I need to lean more than how to just rest, but to rest in the Lord. If I do that, my busy life will be maintainable. God is there to give us comfort and rest on a daily basis. And as for me, I need to learn just to let Him.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall is here. (Thursday)

Fall is really one of my favorite times of year. Today on my way to work, I saw a few trees with some yellow and orange leaves.  In Seattle, Fall means gloomy skies and rain. But as of right now, I am OK with that. Here are a few things I LOVE about fall:

                      As much as I complain and complain about the dark days here in Washington, I love them this time of year. I love the lighting that it gives. It makes everything feel calm. It is that perfect nap taking kind of day, where a good book and a cup of tea is all you need.

I love all things pumpkin, except I don't like pumpkin pie. I like the color of pumpkins. Odd, I know! I want to buy a ton of pumpkin scented candles and have them lit all day long. Pumpkin spice lattes are also delicious. I think Starbucks seasonal drinks are what makes it "feel" like a season.
 (My pumpkin colored purse!)

I start school next week. I am actual really excited about it. I love college, and really enjoy getting to take classes. (Thanks mom and dad for being so generous.) I am studying to be a high school English/Drama Teacher. I have probably changed my mind on what I want to do a million times, but I think this is it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a hairstylist. But having a college degree means a lot to me. Besides, who says you can't have two careers?

The next few months are pretty exciting. I am small group leader at my church's youth group. It is so fun to be apart of something so meaningful. Work is busy this time of year. Full of people wanting to change their hair for the new season. My husband and I get to move out of our apartment in a few months, so apartment/house hunting will soon commence. I love change, and really feel like this is the time of year to do it! This was an extremely long post, goodness gracious. 

One last thing...
My husband bought me these flowers this week.  Not only are they beautiful, but they smell SO GOOD. The second I walk into my apartment I can smell them. It is wonderful.

I was also informed they were the most expensive bouquet at the store. What a lucky lady I am. Until next time....


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lazy Wednesday

Today, I learned a few things.

 Spending an extra hour or two in bed next to my sleepy husband is ok.

 It is ok to go out to lunch and eat way too many carbs, and not worry about burning off the calories at the gym.

Giggling with my husband while playing  video games and drinking hot chocolate (with way too many marshmallows), is absolutely ok.

Today, I said goodbye to productivity, and hello to a calm, perfect, and wonderful lazy day.

Monday, September 6, 2010


My name is Kelsey.

This is my very first blog, and I am excited to share my thoughts with the world. I am a new wife, a hairstylist, a student, and a self-diagnosed beauty addict. This is going to be a place where I share things about my life, and what makes it a great one to live. I want to share my passion for all things beautiful, and all the pretty little things that inspire me. I hope to be regularly updating at least 4-5 times a week (fingers-crossed). I hope to meet new people through this blog, and can't wait to get started! More soon...