Friday, October 7, 2011

A cupcake

There's a birthday coming up! My friend's daughter is about to turn two, so last night another friend and I helped her decorate these cupcakes for the Sesame Street themed birthday party!

We had such a blast! Who doesn't love Cookie Monster? So in honor of two-year-old giggles and fun, here's a little whimsy for today.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A good day

Yesterday was a good day. I actually had time in the morning. Time to fully get ready for my day. I ate breakfast (gotta love that cinnamon toast crunch!), read my Bible (that never happens in the morning!), and still got to work on time. I felt really good all day. Confident, happy, and stress-free.

Unfortunately, today I was back into my old routine, running out the door at the last minute, speeding down the road to try and cut an extra minute off my drive to work (which is difficult to do, when you only work a couple of miles from home). Yet, I still feel pretty good. Last Friday night at our RLG (Real Life Group), we talked about our morality, and how today could be our last day. We are going through the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Let me tell you, it's been a while since a book has made me search my soul and think so much. And the conversations inpired by the topics Chan, such great dialogue.

We were encouraged to think about what we would regret in life, if today were our last. But we didn't stop there. With this list, we are meant to make can we intentionally live to avoid those regrets, and what will we do differently to live each day to the fullest. I don't know if you have any personal faith of your own, but this goes for Christ-followers and non-believers alike. I know I don't want to live with regret, nor waste precious time here on this earth complaining and living in a meaningless stupor.

Here's to making tomorrow another day like yesterday. Start out positively. No more procrastination. Practice self-control (and by that, I mean dragging myself out of bed without hitting snooze three times!). I want to have a full and meaningful life. But most of all, I want to live.

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
                                                -from Walden, Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A beginning

whimsy, noun

1. capricious humor or disposition; extravagant, fanciful, or excessively playful expression: a play with lots of whimsy. odd or fanciful notion.

3.anything odd or fanciful; a product of playful or capricious fancy: a whimsy from an otherwise thoughtful writer.  

I began this blog after happening across many not unlike it, and I was intrigued. One doesn't find inspiration every day, though there is beauty to behold in the everyday. I yearn to capture those moments, and most of all not to forget them. It's so easy to slide into a comfortable and meaningless existance, and I want no part in that.

I started this blog as a place to keep my inspirations, to record that beauty and the glimmer of the magic in life. I love all things whimsical, light-hearted, and fun. The days I enjoy most involve being playful and creative...I am a child at heart.  Most days, the more frills the better. Why not dress up and enjoy yourself, for a reason no more complex than to celebrate being alive? So put on your fanciest party dress, enjoy with me a cup of chai, and take my hand as we journey through this walk called life. I can't wait until our next adventure!