Tuesday, March 30, 2010


"Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation." - Psalm 91:14-16

I've always loved to journal. For one: it helps me get my thoughts sorted out and on paper. Two: I love to write. Three: I love looking back on old journal entries.

Most of my journal entries consist of written down prayers and scriptures I was reading at the time. I love looking back at old prayers and being reminded of God's faithfulness. I just read a prayer I wrote back in September and one in November. They both consisted of me pretty much crying out to God and asking him to rescue me (in one form or another)... I was pretty miserable down at school by that point... and it was neat to look back just a few months and see how he has totally answered my desperate prayers, and brought me to a completely new place in such a short amount of time.

He's just cool like that.

Another observation I made today... I'm in Riverside right now, visiting friends. I hadn't been back to CBU since moving my stuff out of the apartments. Driving onto campus yesterday felt surprisingly freeing. There was no longer stress and struggle associated with the school, because I don't go there anymore! It was a nice feeling. No worries about papers or presentations, just getting to be there to enjoy the amazing friends that God has blessed me with. That's what I call a good day.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oh, Martha...

Joanna came to visit last week, so we did a few of our favorite things, which include: eating, talking, shopping, baking, and eating some more :) We tried out a new Martha Stewart recipe for my sister's upcoming bridal shower. Let me tell you, Martha sure knows what she's doin' in the kitchen. They were delish! Lemon cupcakes with lemon curd all made from scratch!

Yum!!! :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fruit shaped sticky notes!

So most of you know that I've started a website (TCS Designs) with my sister Tiffany. We feature all unique handmade items. It has been so much fun thinking up things to make and then showing them on the website and at our open houses. All of this work on my website has led me to browse different websites, looking for supplies, ideas, and inspiration. All of this to say, I found the coolest things tonight!

I would love to meet the person who came up with this creative invention... apple and pear shaped memo pads!!! They are so adorable and useful! And for those of us who love sticky notes, these are amazing! :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Everybody loves a free giveaway! :)

TCS Designs is giving away a free item from the Spring 2010 collection! Just become our fan on Facebook, post a link to our website on your facebook page, twitter, or tumblr. Or write a short blog about our website! Then comment on this post and tell us what you did, and we'll enter you into a drawing! Post a separate comment for each thing you post and you'll be entered multiple times!

You can find our website at: www.tcsdesigns.bigcartel.com :)

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