Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Things I'm Loving This Week

Does this blog need an intro paragraph?

This girl's reaction to her own answer is how I feel half of the time I speak. If you haven't seen the Family Feud clip this is from look no further than HERE.
My new Rifle Paper Company case! I recently got an upgrade from my Iphone 4 to an Iphone 5s because a sweet sweet friend got an upgrade to an Iphone 6! She no longer had a need for said Iphone 5s and now I get to take higher resolution selfies on SnapChat all day! I got this lace overlay case from Rifle Paper Company and can't get over it. I just want to take mirror selfies all the time to show it off. I think there whole design is just amazing. They recently partnered with Lauren Conrad for her Paper Crown label if that tells you anything about their overall aesthetic.
You can check out RCP phone cases here.

This quote from Lupita Nyong'o's Essence speech still speaks to my soul.
".... my mother again would say to me you can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you and these words plagued and bothered me; I didn’t really understand the meaning until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be.
And what my mother meant when she said you can’t eat beauty was that you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul."

For those of you who don't know, I'm very adamant about being open and honest about your feelings. I've found that the more forthcoming I am about my feelings, the better things turn out. If the feeling was negative, after discussion the load seems to lighten. If the feeling was positive, after sharing it seems to grow larger. I found this Mr Rogers quote on Pinterest the other day and I just live it's so perfect!

This video is how I spent the majority of my weekend - filming and running around town with my hunky boyfriend, Myke D. He's currently doing the Genghis Grill Health Kwest. This was one of Myke's challenges for the Kwest - a dance video! Of course, he took it a step farther and turned it into a Rocky parody. I think this is hilarious and amazing so I wanted to share it with y'all!

I received this thank you note from the YWCA OKC on Saturday. I also found out yesterday that they sent my dad one for being my top donor! I'm so glad to be supporting an organization who is really involved in their community. They are the only certified domestic violence shelter in Oklahoma County. Oklahoma ranks THIRD in the nation for women killed by men for the last two years. YWCA Oklahoma City serves as a beacon of hope for those who are affected by domestic violence and sexual assualt looking of safety, security, and support. The YWCA provides job training and career counseling. Their mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. They provide safe places, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.
After I received this letter I posted it to my Facebook and my donations went up to $410! I can't wait to blow their minds reaching my goal of $1,000! I can't reach this goal without your help. Every cent, every dollar, everything helps! If all my Facebook friends gave $10, I would have over $1,000 dollars in donations - throw in my fellow bloggers and Instagrammers? I can only imagine what we could accomplish for this organization! It's really amazing to think that we all really do make a difference.

If you'd like to donate to my 5K, HERE is the link :)

Until Next Time,
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