Sunday, March 31, 2013

HE IS RISEN!

1Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3And they entered in, and FOUND NOT THE BODY OF THE LORD JESUS. 4And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, “Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6HE IS NOT HERE, BUT IS RISEN: remember how he spoke unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7Saying, “The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” 8And they remembered His words, 9And returned from the tomb, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. ~Luke 24:1-9~

 

Happy Easter everyone! Today is the day we, as the saved in Christ, remember that Jesus rose from the grave defeating death! Praise God I serve Jesus Christ the living Savior!

Love in Christ,

~Sarah~

 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Contest, Clothing, and Tea

I entered another contest this time for an online store called Ruche, which sells cute vintage inspired clothing, shoes, and accessories.

 

All I had to do was create a board on Pinterest of my dream tea party. Well I didn't win the $100 prize but pinning to my new tea party board, A Spot of Tea Please, was fun!

So have you entered any giveaways/contests lately?

Love in Christ,

~Sarah~



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring is Here!

Today is the first official day of spring and it was a beautiful day! In honor of spring I thought I would put a few pictures of some flowers that bloomed last year in my yard{meaning my yard back home}, well here they are.

Here is a crocus, hyacinth, and lily of the valley; so pretty!

And here is a beautiful orange and yellow tulip. Love the bright colors!

Just a close up of one of the petals. Whenever I see such bright and varied colors in nature I can't help but think I serve an awesome and creative God. There is no way any one could say He does not love color.

 

Here are some more brightly colored tulips, purple and red.

I just love this photo! I love the close up of the tulip and our brick house in the back ground.

Here are some tulips just beginning to pop out of the ground. Look how they are pushing up the mulch; they are so desperate to get out in the sun!

A pretty little violet, my mom's favorite flower.

Last but not least some blooms on our cherry blossom tree, absolutely lovely!

 

"For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations." Isaiah 61:11 KJV

 

So what is your favorite thing about spring?

Love in Christ,

~Sarah~

 
 
 
 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I ♥ Thursday{no. 3}

Wow it has been a few weeks since I've done an I ♥ Thursday post, but here it is:


I have recently rediscovered this adorable blog, Cynthia's Cottage Design, where Cynthia creates pretty little miniatures for her cute shabby chic inspired miniature home,"Summer Rose". You should really check it out.

Love what this picture has to say, I think it fits me perfect!


I recently watched The Adventures of Tin Tin and I really enjoyed it! Now I want to read the comics! Becky(Above Rubies helper from New Zealand) grew up with the Tin Tin comics and says they are worth the read.

 

 I have worn my grey cardigan just about everyday this week. It is so cozy yet cute; it really pulls together an outfit. Mine is similar to the one shown except shorter. It is Old Navy brand, but I bought it at Goodwill for a little less than five dollars.

Well what are you loving this week?

 

Love in Christ,

~Sarah~


 
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jane Eyre

WARNING: If you haven't seen this movie and wish not to know what happens,  please do not read this post. :)
It just now occurred to me that a couple of weekends ago I watched Jane Eyre which is something I wrote down on my list. I watched the most recent film from 2011. Surprisingly I enjoyed it; I didn't really know what the story was about. From what I knew it was a sad and creepy movie. Well it is sad and I guess a little creepy, but overall I liked it.
Favorite Character: I will definitely go with Jane(Mia Wasikowska). She goes through so much in her childhood and she never seems bitter. She forgives her wicked aunt after everything she does to her and she was very grateful to those who show her even a little bit of kindness. Jane tries to be happy and content. She does not let her circumstances sway her beliefs. For instance even though she is deeply in love with Mr. Rochester she does not marry him because he is still married.
Least Favorite Character: Jane's aunt is so mean to her and shows no love to her. She treats her son like he is a prince and never does any wrong. She spoiled him while showing Jane no kindness. Jane's aunt also lies to her about an uncle who so longed to see Jane.
Favorite Scene: The best scene in the entire movie is at the end when Mr. Rochester(Michael Fassbender) and Jane "see" each other again. The ending was a lot happier than I expected it to be. I just knew when Jane walked up to the house and saw it burnt down that Mr. Rochester was dead. Although it is a bitter sweet moment because Mr. Rochester has lost his eye site from the fire.  They are now able to marry and I  hope live happily ever after.
Least Favorite Scene: There are so many scenes that I don't like. All those scenes when Jane was in the school are so sad. The way the schoolmaster and teachers treated those poor girls; it was terrible. Then there is a scene when Jane's aunt locks her in a room by herself and ashes come out of the fireplace. I'm not sure if her aunt did that or if it just happened. Jane was so frightened she started beating on the door to get out. Then she began to beat her head on the door and knocked herself out. I can just tell how scared she was.
Pros: The acting was excellent and I was very convinced that Jane and Mr. Rochester were in love. Jane does not seem to harbor bitterness even after all that happens to her.
Cons: The movie is quite dark and some what scary, especially the scene when Mr. Rochester's friend is stabbed and Jane walks to the wall and hears someone on the other side of it. I don't like that Mr. Rochester has a wife  and lied to Jane about it. It wasn't right of him to ask her to marry him and not tell her. I watched this movie with a ClearPlay filter, so my viewing of the movie was different from what the normal viewing of the movie would be. I know there is a scene where Jane sees a picture of a nude women so I would strongly recommend caution when watching this movie. That scene was thankfully cut out do to the ClearPlay filter. 

Have you seen Jane Eyre, this one or a different version? 
Please leave a comment and let me know!

Love in Christ
~Sarah~

 

 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

What I Wore~ Blue n' Black

I have been wanting to do a "What I Wore" post for some time. Ashley at Bramblewood Fashion has really inspired me to dress cuter in my day to day outfits. That being said here's what I wore to church today.
Becky{Above Rubies helper from New Zealand} did a photo shoot with me after the church service. It was a lot of fun except for the fact that her camera kept shutting itself off. Those pesky cameras... never want  to work.
I wore a navy blue polka dot skirt that I've had forever with a black sweater. With this I wore black tights and my little black flats. It was a very simple outfit but it was still cute and modest. I can't wait to get home and try this outfit with my black oxfords! Wouldn't that be cute? Also I think this outfit would look good with a red clutch or some sort of red accessories. this outfit has a slight retro feel which I love. I'm trying to wear more vintage inspired outfits as I love ahem... all things vintage! ;)
Black Sweater: from a friend, free
Blue Polka Dot Skirt: thrifted years ago, couldn't have been more than $5.00
Black Tights: gift, free
Black Flats: Wal Mart a few years ago, probably not more than $10.00
Entire outfit cost around $15.00! Not bad, eh?

Love in Christ,
~Sarah~




Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Little Trim

Well I can cross another item off my list and that would be to get my hair trimmed. I have to thank the Campbell's granddaughter Rashida for the trim. On Wednesday she gave Annie{Above Rubies helper from Michigan} and me both a hair cut. We had hair all over the floor. It was so much fun! It feels so nice to get all those annoying and pesky split ends cut off. Now I hope my hair will be happier and healthier. I wish I got some before and after photos. :)

Love in Christ,

~Sarah~