July 24, 2016

July 23, 2016

Currently ( July )


READING · I'm still trying to make my way through When I'm Gone. I'll admit that I haven't been doing much reading lately as I'm still struggling with consistency, but I'd like to try to read at least 30 minutes a day like I was during the first of the year.

WATCHING · Quickly approaching season 2 of 12 Monkeys on Hulu+ (it's so dang good, guys). Besides that, my mama and I have been on a LMN kick lately. We've just been setting them up to record as they come on, and then binging on them when we have a couple hours to spare. I'm thinking of compiling a list of my favorite ones so far. There are just so many.

LISTENING TO · Bethel's latest praise and worship CD Have It All, as well as Big Daddy Weave's song The Lion and the Lamb (as shared below). Bethel actually included this song on their CD, but I was listening to his version beforehand (I love both).

DISCOVERING · Just how far I've come over the last few years. Things that used to bother me don't anymore. I'm not as fearful as I used to be. I'm able to laugh at myself whenever I make a mistake. It's a nice feeling, knowing that I've used my experiences as building blocks to help grow. It's crazy to look back at who I used to be verses who I am now.

PLANNING · Our next trip to Disney! August 12th marks the recommencement of our annual passes. So long, summer blackout dates! G starts classes on August 15th, so we'll have to plan a trip right before that. We'll probably head to Magic Kingdom.

CRAVING · All the unhealthy foods. Just give me all of the tacos, nachos, pastas, and pizzas. Haha. I've actually been doing very well with eating better this month, but the cravings are no joke. Tomorrow is cheat day. I'm not planning on going crazy since I don't want to jack up my progress, but I will enjoy not counting calories! I'd be happy with a cocktail + a cheeseburger.

WISHING · That I didn't have to go to work tonight. Don't get me wrong, I love my job (for the most part). I woke up not feeling well this morning, and this rainstorm is making me want to curl up on the couch for the rest of the day. Oh, well. I'll suck it up!

FEELING · Freaking relieved! On my last currently post, I shared that I may have to turn in my two weeks notice to Target come mid-August. After much consideration, I asked if it would be possible to change my availability to one day a week / weekends only. I was happy to see that my request was approved. I know that one day won't bring in much more money, but any extra money will help at this point. And, honestly, it was more about getting out of the house + being around my coworkers than making money. Since our family business is run from home, I would have started to feel cooped up had I decided to quit Target.

PRAYING FOR · For one of my best friends, Victoria. She's been battling cancer for over a year now, and she just spent the last week in the hospital. I'm happy she's home now, but we've been pressing in even harder for her healing. When she was first diagnosed last July, I created a GoFundMe account to help cover her being out of work + medical expenses. It's still open, if anyone feels led to donate. If you cannot donate for whatever reason, it would mean a lot if you shared the link.

July 21, 2016

Good Jams No. 1

Today I'm popping in with a handful of songs that have been on repeat lately. I've really been wanting to incorporate music posts within this space for some time now since it's a big passion of mine, just wasn't sure how I'd go about doing it. So, this is what I ultimately came up with. From time to time, I'll be sharing nine songs that I've been gravitating towards throughout that week!


Sunken Rusty Ships — Katie Costello // Goes Without Saying — Anchor & Braille // The Ladder — Andrew Belle
Lighthouse — Phillip LaRue // Adventure of a Lifetime — Coldplay // Good Morning Fire Eater — Copeland
Anchored at Sea — Act As If // Featherstone — The Paper Kites // Invasion — Eisley

What have you been listening to lately?

July 19, 2016

Walt Disney Favorites

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A couple weeks back, a friend of mine (Kayla from Terra Nirvana: Magical Rantings) made a list of some of her Disney favorites. So, naturally, that got me thinking about what my own responses would be to the questions she laid out. I asked her if she would mind if I borrowed her idea, as I thought it was very cute, and she said ok. I added a few more questions that came to mind too.

Favorite character? Alice (both from the 1951 classic + Tim Burton's rendition).
Favorite original character? Minnie Mouse.
Favorite princess? Princess Merida (Brave).
Favorite prince? Flynn Rider (Tangled).
Favorite heroine? Alice Kingsleigh (Tim Burton's film), Merida, and Mulan.
Favorite hero? Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles).
Favorite animal? Maximus + Pascal (Tangled), Terk (Tarzan), and Mushu + Cricket (Mulan).
Favorite sidekick? Timon and Pumbaa (Lion King).
Favorite villain? Maleficent and the Red Queen (Tim Burton's film).
Favorite song? Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas). I remember jammin' out to that song on my cassette player when I was little.
Favorite love song? Romantic ― A Whole New World (Aladdin). Non-romantic ― You'll Be in My Heart (Tarzan).
Favorite villain song? Poor Unfortunate Souls (Little Mermaid).
Song that gets stuck in your head? Bear Necessities (Jungle Book) and Hakuna Matata (Lion King).
Least favorite song? Let it Go (Frozen), only because it's overplayed.
Favorite kiss? Belle and Prince Adam (Beauty and the Beast) + Elizabeth and Will (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End).
Favorite non-animated movie? Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, Tron, Maleficent, and The Princess Diaries. 
Favorite classic movie? Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book.
Favorite sequel movie? Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Favorite Disney•Pixar movie? Brave, Up, and Monsters, Inc. However, Inside Out is pretty high up there too.
Favorite Disney Channel original movie? Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.
Favorite Disney Channel original show? Lizzie McGuire.
Underrated movie, in your opinion? Tarzan and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
Overrated movie, in your opinion? Frozen.
Movie that makes you laugh? A Bug's Life and Zootopia.
Movie that makes you cry? Up.
Movie that inspires you? Brave, Mulan, and Tomorrowland.
Movie you watched the most growing up? Homeward Bound, The Three Lives of Thomasina, and Pocahontas.
Favorite quote? ❝The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.❞ ― The Emperor of China (Mulan) + ❝Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.❞ ― Merida (Brave).

What are a few of your Disney faves?