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August 2013

Quote of the Day

Inspiration: Keep Going.

Inspiration

Tuesdays are typically inspiration and happy thought days around here but this week has left me in need of an extra dose. I’ve been super wrapped up in a particular thought, what I’m I going to do with my life?!?!

The quote above reminded me that life is a continual journey. We have to keep pushing forward in order to discover more about ourselves and our calling in life. Honestly, I wish it was simpler. I wish someone would hand me a roadmap and I would know that all I had to do was follow it. But that’s not what life is about.

I also found a little peace after reading an article on Psychology Today’s website. Now this isn’t going instantly solve your problems either but it’s a nice reminder of …the bigger picture. ARTICLE LINK

How are you doing when it comes to choosing a career? Feeling confident in your decisions thus far? Or are you debating switching majors or heading back to school to pursue something else? Let me know in the comments!

Misc

Anthropologie Dresses

I love Anthropologie‘s whole vibe and style. Every time I walk into a store I feel like I won’t survive the day if I don’t buy something. Lol. But, the truth is, I can’t afford to fill my closet with all things Anthropolgie.  I can buy an accessory or something but even those things are higher priced.

On the brightside, they’re stuff  is seemingly high quality and therefore, at the very least, somewhat appropriately priced.

Now, let’s oogle these dresses! They’re perfect for special occasions, and the older I get, the more I realize that there are so many freakin special occasions to get dressed up for …someone’s always getting married, having a birthday party, celebrating a baby….it can be fun, but you’ll need plenty of outfits.

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Dresses

Anthropologie

I can’t decide but my favorite has to be between the dress at the top right and the one at the bottom right. So pretty. Which one is your favorite?

Lifestyle

Charity Auction & Dinner

Charity AuctionHave you ever seen or experienced something that made question your priorities? Saturday afternoon I attended a charity event to support my little cousin Natalia. Her story along with the stories of a few other disabled children were read to the crowd and my heart ached for them.

So young and fighting such tough battles and challenges. It made me question my priorities. How can I be so concerned with my clothes and hair when there’s other people out there fighting for the things I too often take for granted?

I’ve thought about this topic many times before and the biblical story of Ester tends to come to mind. The tale of one of the loveliest of girls who used her beauty not for selfish gain but to capture the heart of a king and save her people. Whether you’re religious or not, the story still presents an interesting concept. Perhaps, if you’re heart is in the right place than even seemingly superficial things can be used to change lives for the better.

True Love

Western Party

I know that that is my goal with this blog.

I also know that…. I loved learning about this amazing organization! This charity dinner and auction was for Carousel RanchCarousel Ranch is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing developmental, therapeutic and recreational programs for disabled and disadvantaged children through horses.

Although the goals and benefits are different for every child, I was able to witness the joy it brought to all of the young demonstrators on Saturday night.

If you’re interested in learning more or donating please CLICK HERE!

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I’m a Cowboy Baby

cowboy bootsSaturday night I went to a rodeo/western themed charity auction and now I’m obsessed with all things western, country, and cowgirl-esque. I found this photo on pinterest and had to share! If you stop by the blog tomorrow I’ll be sharing photos from the event & telling you about an amazing thing known as equestrian therapy!