Weekend Edit

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Hello friends, how has ya’lls week been? I am so ready for school to be over… This week I have been loving…

These Chacos

You’ll have to click the link to see them but ya’ll I finally joined Chaco club! 🙂 At first I wanted to get Chacos without the toe strap but I ended up ordering some with the toe strap and it doesn’t bother me at all! I love the design and am looking forward to wearing these on my summer adventures!

Outdoor Concerts with Thomas Rhett

The other day I went to a concert with my dad at our town’s football stadium and it was so FUN! The weather was perfect ( I wore a white crop top, light wash skinny jeans, and sandals) , and I had so much fun! Thomas Rhett did a great job and even brought his dad, Rhett Akins, out and sang a few songs.  

“Katie Did What” blog

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This is a blog I found after searching “lifestyle blog” and I love it so so much! Her little family is so cute and she has such an adorable style!

These Knockoff OTBTs

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Ever seen an expensive trend that you weren’t sure about shelling out 100 + dollars for? Well, enter Pierre Dumas! The pictures don’t do this shoe justice, they really do look like legit OTBTs and for  less than half the price! These shoes go with everything, and can be slipped on to instantly upgrade any outfit! Love them!

Festival Tiered Dress from Target

I love this dress so much! It’s perfect for festival season and is so cute and summery! On a side note, Target is legit killing it right now with clothes!! You need to go now- before they change inventory! Thank you, Coachella and other festivals for inspiring Target’s clothes! There’s so much embroidery and boho vibes going on and I LOVE IT!

That’s about it for today! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there!

 

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Weekend Edit

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Happy weekend! I hope you all have had a good week! Any fun plans for Easter? Some of my family is going to a park to have a picnic after church tomorrow! Anyway, these are some things I’ve been loving lately!

This Maxi Dress

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This dress is so cute in person! Mine is actually more of a heather grey color and I  got it at Kinnucan’s for my birthday!

Boyfriend Tees at Old Navy

Old Navy has some really cute boyfriend tees for cheap right now! I got a striped black and white one recently for like $6 plus tax! These are perfect for spring with light wash denim and cutoffs!

The Amazing Race

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I’ve just started really watching this show recently and I love it! It’s such a fun show- I love getting to see where the contestants get to travel! #TeamLoLo is one of my favorite teams! 🙂

Charlie Worsham

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Thanks to Spotify’s ” New Boots Early Bets” playlist I discovered Charlie Worsham! He’s a country singer with a singer-songwriter feel and a laid-back style of music! I love his songs, ” Cut Your Groove” and “Want Me Too”!

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Camera

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Ya’ll just look at this cute little colorful camera! And…….it’s an instant camera, like a Polaroid but….not. It’s pretty cheap and is so fun to bring along with you to take fun pictures or if you’re going on a trip, this would be an awesome companion to have!

The Last of the Mohicans Movie

    My Writing class read the book, ” The Last of the Mohicans” this semester so we got to watch the movie recently! I really liked it even though it had a lot of violence ( I tried not to watch most of the violent parts ;). Some of my classmates didn’t like it because it had elements that were very different from the book, but I definitely enjoyed the movie more than the book! Plus, one of the main characters ( Hawkeye) was kind of cute so I was content LOL!

“Hey Girl” Workout Memes on Pinterest

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Here’s some motivation to workout for you girls….some of them are really funny too!

 

       Well I hope you all have a wonderful Easter! The Lord’s love is so great that He sent his son to die for us, and Jesus rose again! Thank you Lord! The resurrection is so important because if Jesus hadn’t risen and had just died, then He would be almost  no different than Muhammed, or Gandhi. He would have been just a good man or a prophet. But Jesus did rise again! And that is why we have hope! He is risen! Praise the Lord!

 

 

 

 

“send me”

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These past few weeks I’ve just been, I guess, waiting, listening, straining, wrestling- trying to   know if I’m to go and where I’m to go on an overseas mission trip. I’ve already applied for a mission trip to New York this summer but my heart longs to go internationally. I don’t know when or how or where I could do but I know that my desire is to go. I feel led to Africa, maybe Zambia? but I’m just not sure.

Like- over these past few months the Lord has increasingly brought missionary families to us from Uganda and Tanzania. This past spring break, I was interested in going on a mission trip to East Africa, but wasn’t able to.

And the Lord has not let my desire to go overseas die. I asked the Lord to strip my desire away if this was not what I need to do, basically, and here I am, longing to go still. In David Platt’s book, Follow Me, it kind of talks about how we as Christians are officially called to go. Look in Matthew 28: 18-20, Acts 1: 8- we are called to go. Why stay? Once I heard a missionary say something like this: If you know you’re supposed to stay, then stay, and if not, GO.” That is what I want to do!

God gave us the Holy Spirit for a reason and if you look in the Bible ( as Platt’s book ” Follow Me” lays out) the Holy Spirit is closely connected to speaking the truth of the gospel. One of my equipping group leaders said something like this- ” Should Americans get to hear the gospel twice before others get to hear it even once?”

So, I don’t know if the Lord would have me go this summer, sometime this year, next year, or is He just stirring up a desire for the future? I kind of feel like I’m in a story and just waiting for the last chapter to be read. I’m waiting and expecting the Lord, who is so good, to show up in marvelous ways. Wherever the Lord wants, that’s where I want to go and that’s where I want to want to go. Wherever and whatever circumstances the Lord wants me in is so good, because He is so good.

I’m trying to hold tight to the permanent in this life. The Lord, who is unchanging, gave up His son to die for us and rose again and that is a story worth telling. Pray that I would wait patiently on the Lord, and that He would work it out for only His glory.

 

Weekend Edit 《and random thoughts》

Well hello there! Long time no see friends! 🙂 I missed ya! How was your spring break? Too short? We went to the beach one weekend and I did some activities with my church- including playing  cops and robbers in the freezing cold but it was still SO FUN!

This week I want to try and have a specific and consistent time with the Lord everyday. I also want to just try and stay on top of things and not waste a whole lot of time! I can’t do anything on my own strength so that’s why I need Jesus! 🙂

The other day I got this white shirt that is 96% bamboo and it is so soft!

Also, I’ve been using this Aveda rosemary mint shampoo and it smells amazing!!

These healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies are scrumptious!

I’m planning on going to New York this summer on a mission trip, which is exciting! I hope you all have a great week! Jesus LOVES you!

 

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Happy New Year, friends! Resolutions and goals come with the territory around the start of a new year and it’s a lovely time to simply sit and reflect on 2016 and think about what you would like to achieve or focus on or be in 2016. Over the weekend, I wrote in a notebook some of my goals and focuses for 2017 regarding different categories like health and fitness, sleep, blogging, etcetera. One wonderful idea I’ve seen is to pick a word and focus on that. For example: focus, present, thoughtful.  However you do it, thinking  a little bit about 2017 and your goals for the year is helpful- giving a clearer vision of what you want for the future- but remember, be open to whatever the Lord may have for you in 2017 as well! He knows best!

some goals for 2017:

health and fitness goals:

  • before my morning coffee, drink 1 glass of water
  • try to drink 50 oz. of water a day
  • take time to stretch 1-2 times a week
  • keep up consistency in my workouts- 5-6 days a week

skin, hair, and style goals:

  • treat my face and scalp more gently
  • dress well
  • add variety ( try a new trend, hairstyle,etc.)
  • stick to a skincare routine ( morning and night)

blogging goals:

  • post regularly (1-2 days a week at least, preferably certain pre-determined days)
  • keep up with the news, blogs, Instagrams
  • schedule, plan, and work on posts before I actually want to post them

organization, school, & home goals:

  • clean bathroom, do laundry more consistently 🙂
  • plan a little more

Jesus:

  • intentionally spend time with Jesus often- praying, reading Bible
  • praise and thank Hime, confess to Him
  • apply and live out Truth gracefully

sleep goals:

  • be more consistent with bedtime and waketime
  • make it a priority

gymnastics goals:

  • work hard, do my best
  • move forward in my skills and execution
  • practice how I want to compete

life + attitude goals:

  • love
  • laugh
  • live joyfully
  • own who I am
  • reach out to others
  • practice thankfulness,trust, kindness
  • strive for excellence
  • be respectful to others

overall:

r e a d,  l e a r n,  g r o w

What are some of your thoughts on 2017?  Leave a comment!

 

 

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I have been loving….

 

Spotify

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I recently got an account on Spotify and I love it! I really like how I can make my own playlists and listen to specific songs and artists.

Timeless

Ya’ll I am such a Timeless fanatic. I follow Timeless boards on Pinterest, I check the Timeless Instagram pages, there is even a Timeless inspired travel mug that I want (except its around $26) .(there is sometimes some not so family friendly content just to warn you). On Monday, I watched the finale ( The Capture of Benedict Arnold) – and it was so good. I don’t want to spoil anything – oh wait yes I do! 🙂 I won’t though. I will say it ended with a cliffhanger and there was a character on there who was EVIL. My hands were literally shaking. You can catch up on missed episodes on the website! I can’t wait til’ it returns to TV on January 16!!!!!!!!

This Hairstyle

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This hair style is so pretty and not too difficult! Perfect for the holidays! Kate at The Small Things blog has a step by step tutorial for you (click the link)!

Okay, well that’s about it for today! I hope you have a week-especially with the holidays coming up! Here’s your quote-

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Love others. Be filled with joy and love. Trust in the Lord. Have a blessed week!

Love, Trinity

 

Fall Favorites

 

Before fall leaves us, I thought I’d share some apparel and shoes that I either have or have  seen online that I love!

FALL FAVORITES

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Jeans

These jeans (Rockstar by Old Navy) are so comfortable and stretchy. Literally I can do squats in them. They’re affordable and can go with anything from a sweater to a fancy embroidered top!

Sweater

My dad bought this for me for Christmas recently but I liked it so much I wanted to wear it on Sunday! He told me I could wear it Sunday but then I would have to give it back to him (LOL). Anyway, this sweater is on SALE, so snatch it up while you can. Keep in mind, the front part of the sweater has small openings in it so you will need to wear a shirt underneath. Pair it with skinny jeans, black leggings, or even over a dress, and you’re good to go!

Activewear Shirt

Ya’ll this is such a steal because its from Wal-Mart! Surprise! This shirt is very flattering and has these mesh sort of panels on the front that I love! Perfect for working out in the winter! (with a jacket on top of course):)

Shoes

Last but not least, these shoes! They’re so chic and I love that they are suede! I actually do not own these shoes but I’m sure that they would look amazing with most winter outfits, especially with a short skirt + tights combo!  ! P.S.- they’re made by Tom’s!

I hope you all have a good week! Who’s ready for Christmas vacation? ( raises hand while enthusiastically jumping up and down) I definitely am!

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Remember this as you maneuver your way through the holidays! Be full of hope! This Christmas season, we are celebrating the One who came down to Earth to rescue us! Praise God!