Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Keurig Concoction



I love coffee, particularly Starbucks lattes. I also love coffee from the Keurig, I have had one for a few years. It took a lot of trial and error k-cups but I think my favorite is Tully's House Blend (I also like Tully's Hawaiian Blend). Randomly, I concocted the perfect creamy cup of coffee. Warning: my directions and measurements are very unprofessional :) 

- In a coffee cup, put 2 to 3 tablespoons of sweetened and condensed milk in the bottom.
-Next add 1/2 to 2/3 of a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
-Lastly, add 1 teaspoon of sugar and stir all ingredients together. 
-Use your favorite coffee and pour over the creamy mixture then stir really well. 

If anyone tries this and likes it, let me know! 


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Thankful

Today was a day where I continually felt God's blessings all day and was reminded over and over about the wonderful things I've experienced lately. Blogging about light-hearted things like fun Pinterest finds or pictures of Summer memories is fun and all but that's not what matters most in life. There are several reasons I've had the overwhelming thankfulness in my heart lately and just wanted to share, after all of the negative things that easily can cloud our mind, it feels good to focus on what the good Lord has given us.

*Started out this morning by seeing my cousin get baptized. This is the same cousin who lost his little girl a few months ago that I posted about here. As I watched him get baptized this morning, tears of joy ran down my face just knowing that his baptism symbolized his salvation and the fact that he will see his little girl one day again for eternity with no more goodbyes or sadness. Praise the Lord for that.

*After the baptizing I had lunch with my aunt, uncle, mom, and little cousin. As we usually do, we shared lots of laughs. Then my aunt, cousins, Mom, and I enjoyed a pool day just relaxing, talking, and of course, more laughing. Extended families that experience the closeness and realness that mine does are few and far in-between, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

*Connor was over at a friend's house for a few hours during the first part of the day and then they switched gears and came to our house to swim and play. As they went from the pool to inside to eat my Dad's famous sandwiches to back outside playing with monster trucks and excavators, I just felt thankful once again. There are few things better than great friends..whether you are 8 years old or 80 years old. Friends just make life a lot more fun.

*Speaking of friends, I have realized lately what great friends I have. I won't do a personal shout out to each one. Some have been friends of mine for over a decade and some I have just recently gotten close with. But they all mean the world to me and I connect to each one of them in my own little way.

*With revival season going on and seeing a friend saved recently who I have prayed for for a long time, I am feeling revived and very excited about getting back involved in church. I was lucky enough to have been raised in church and it's very important that Drew and I give Connor that same experience. I've had the pleasure of going to lots of great churches through the years since my Dad has helped in countless revivals, but there is honestly no place like home. I love my home church and can't wait to see what God has in store for revival this week and for the years to come.

These are all just a few thoughts I had on my mind and I wanted to share. As blessed as I am feeling, I also have several burdens. What is a burden exactly? It's defined as a "heavy load." Sometimes I get to worrying about things or get upset over things and feel weighed down as if a ton of bricks are on my shoulders. The Lord has proven to me time and time again that he can take care of any burden we have when we turn it all over to him and that's exactly what I am striving to do.

As one of my friends posted on facebook recently, there is always, always something to be thankful for!

p.s. Does anyone read my ramblings? Just wondering ;)

-Lulu

Monday, July 8, 2013

Random Rambles

First of all, thank the good Lord for letting the sun shine today. Sunny days are something I have been taking for granted, and all of the rain definitely reminded me not to do that anymore. 

Our weekend was a good one. Relaxing and filled with friends, family, and a great church service on Sunday. 

We rode with Erick and Katie to Cartersville while Drew was working and I found the cutest shirt for Connor.
 

Doesn't Instagram make everyone feel like an artsy fartsy photographer? I took this picture of Connor in Seaside a few weeks ago and loved it in black and white. Dear Coca-Cola Inc., if you need a new ad - I think this should be it ;) 


If you see me often throughout the week, you probably know that I love baseball caps. I wear them constantly. Drew told me a long time ago that he thought I looked cute in them and I am sure he is now regretting that statement ;) Anyway, my favorite hats right now are the 'Cotton Ball Caps' from High Cotton Outfitters. I have a turquoise/mint-ish color that I bought this weekend and a red one that I have had for a while. Super comfortable and cute! And no, I am not being paid to brag on these hats!



Lastly, I am over the moon excited for one of my closest friend's as she welcomed a new baby girl into her little family last week. This baby girl is truly gorgeous and seems to be an angel baby. Congratulations again to my friend! It was so exciting to see how excited the "big sis" was about new baby sis. I can't wait to hold her again!!!