Sunday, February 26, 2012

I got them pants like Jagger

You know how you can't wear a band's t-shirt to their concert? That was me in this outfit, except it was that I couldn't go to Target.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Moss graffiti

Have you guys ever seen moss graffiti? You can literally paint moss onto walls and buildings. How amazing is that! I seriously want to try it on a fence in my backyard. You can learn how to make it here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Uneventful Update




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It's been awhile, hasn't it? My life has consisted of school and work and not much else, therefore there has been no real reason for outfit photos. Except the first one. I got that printed crop top at Target for $8. I haven't worn flip flops with an outfit for a significant amount of time, but when I packed up all my summer clothes, I packed up all my sandals as well. Smooth move, Emily. You live in Southern California and clearly didn't think that through. Thank goodness I kept one pair out.

Today I decided to do garden-y things. I cut some sprigs off my Rosemary bush, which is pictured. It smells so good. I guess it's an acquired aroma, but I think it smells so fresh and earthy, I love it. I'm thinking of roasting a chicken so I can use it, and because a roasted chicken is the only thing I know that has rosemary as an ingredient. I also planted some pumpkins. Technically, where I live, you're suppose to plant pumpkins around May, but I saw this really cool idea on Pinterest where you cut open a pumpkin, put soil directly in it covering the seeds and the pumpkin acts like a pot. Then when it starts to sprout you plant the entire pumpkin. Genius, right? I still had pumpkins left over from Halloween. Seriously. They were still perfect, too. So I decided to try it, filled it with composted soil and it worked! It started to sprout. The pumpkins were starting to get soggy so I figured it was about time to plant them. I'm pretty sure I looked like one of the Klopeks off of The 'Burbs digging a hole in my backyard, but regardless! They're all nice and snug in the ground now, and hopefully they'll last until autumn.

I also planted a Bonsai tree. Super random, I know. My brother got it for me two Christmases ago as a gag gift. (For weeks leading up to Christmas he'd just keep telling me, "You're going to love your present. It's going to change your life.") I just now finally decided to plant it. I'm surprisingly excited about it. Who am I, Mr. Belding?

That's all that's really been going on. Oh! and if you were planning on participating in the flower theme granny squares over at Squares That Care you have a week to send them in! And if you don't even know what I'm talking about--go visit Squares That Care! It's really cool (or at least I think so :]) Alright, welp, off with ya me lads and be merry!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Real Tattoos

On the heels of my fake tattoo post a couple days ago, I’ve decided to let the cat out of the bag and tell you about my real tattoo.

Most of you are aware of my struggles with anxiety and depression since I’ve talked about it here before. A couple of years ago I really started getting into God’s Word and reading the Bible almost every day. I kept a notebook by my bed and would write down every passage and scripture that stuck out to me, that gave me comfort. Early into my readings, in Genesis, respectively, I found one particular passage that struck such a cord; “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.” (Gen 28:15) It gave me hope and comfort. For the first time in my life I found something that I wanted to be reminded of so much every day that I wanted it to be on me permanently. From then on every time I got a panic attack I would think of how God is with me, and He is bigger than this.

Further into my readings, I really got into Psalms. I couldn’t read a single Psalm without crying. I related so much to King David, I empathized with his laments to God, and my notebook quickly filled up with endless passages.

So with much thought, I finally decided on the message I wanted to permanently put on my body: I am. Short, simple and powerful.

“I am” represents God. “God said to Moses, ‘I Am who I Am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites. I Am has sent me to you.” Exodus 3:14

The tattoo placement, on my right wrist, is a representation of Psalm 16:8 “I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

The tattoo is in UV ink, that can only be seen in darkness (aside from visible scarring) represents Psalm 18:28 “The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness”

So from now on I have a permanent reminder that God is always before me, always with me, forever apart of my flesh and His light will always be seen even in the darkest times. And because of this, I will not be shaken.
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