With two inches of snow currently covering the ground,
I'm sooo, so ready for Summer.
{Or even Spring--the real Spring--for that matter!}
Ready to fling open the windows...
throw off the sweaters...
and live life outdoors.
Today...West Elm inspires me.
But more on that later...

I have the happiest, lover-liest plans for the summer.
One of my bestest friends will be making a visit.
And I get to plan a bridal shower...and a wedding {!!}.
And spend so much time with the people I love...
But much, much more on that later. ;D

Here's to thinking happy thoughts of flowers
I'll soon be able to see outside my window.


let it be...


Another week is behind us...
for some it was a week of extra work, cold, and mud...
{only too typical this time of year}
and for others...
a week of sun-soaked memories with best friends
{the happiest of times in TN}.
But either way...
we were blessed.

Spent the day away baking
{cupcakes, of course...and lemon bars too}
and now off to work and then
a special-someone's first-ever birthday party {!!}.

Thinking hopeful thoughts of summer again...
of hot, quiet meadows,
squishy sand between the toes,
and flowers to grace our home.


spring awakening

Hello, lovely day.
You've brought with you Spring...
the day we have waited so very long for.
Happy, lovely day.


another rainy day...

Yes, yet another rain-filled day.
But since it's raining, and not snowing...
That must mean that Spring is almost nearly here.
And after Spring comes Summer...
and how we love, love, love those Summer days.

Yesterday was the warmest day of the year thus far--
65 degrees!
To us flip-flop and t-shirt
starving folk in Pennsylvania...
it felt just like July.


{Lovely image via ohhellofriend}

Handle With Care

I've been a stalker of Mr. & Mrs. Globe Trot
since the very beginning...
And now their lover-ly new shop:
You must, must, must check it out.
And be inspired.
Live what you love.


on a day like today...

"Our response [to anything] is what matters.
A quiet heart is content with what God gives.
It is enough. All is grace."
~Elisabeth Elliot

On a day like today,
everything buried once again in snow...
happiness truly is a cup of coffee
and a really good book.
And a cupcake or two as well, of course.


sweetness of summer...

this morning i awoke wishing {oh so hard!} for summer.
i know, i know, it's not even officially spring yet,
but i can't help longing for the warmth...
the sunshiny goodness
of summer.
so, stumbling across these photos today made me oh-so-happy!
strawberries, cupcakes, flowers, and soda...
isn't that what summer is made of?

{images via Green Wedding Shoes.}


rainy day monday

"This then is faith... Whatever befalls us,
however it befalls us, we must receive
as the will of God. If it befalls us through
man's negligence, or ill-will, or anger,
still it is, in even the least circumstance,
to us the will of God. For if the least thing
could happen to us without God's permission,
it would be something out of God's control.
God's providence or His love would not be what they are.
Almighty God Himself would not be the same God;
not the God whom we believe, adore, and love."

It's a cold and rainy//10-hour work day Monday.
But God's love hasn't seemed so real in a looong time,
and this morning...Psalm 63
became my favorite-ever portion of Scripture.
Perhaps it's not such a terrible day after all. :D


friday love

My newest obession: Charming Charlie.
Oh yes.  I think I really, really like you.
And I like seeing the green grass.
I'd forgotten how very beautiful it is...
just seeing it makes my heart flutter for Spring.
Oh, and new employees at work
and unexpected pay raises?
I like those too.

 Some photo inspiration for our niece,
Sara Katie's, {first} birthday party.
Only less than three weeks away...
It will be so, so lovely.

{Images: tissue poms via PartyPoms//collected variety~mostly via Style Me Pretty//tea party via Jenny Haas}