11.30.2014

BLANK CANVAS




At the moment my mind is like a blank canvas. I don't have much going on in my life besides an overflowing amount of homework, tiring days at work, and late nights with friends. I have nothing profound to say because lately I haven't had any time to think about profound topics. Believe me I wish I had something to say of some importance, for talking about the weather or school is so tiring to hear about. I suppose it's just writers block. But I hate it when people around us or even in the blogging community is always expecting us to have interesting lives, and saying profound things about life and heavy topics. I hate to burst your bubble, but bloggers don't have any more of an interesting life than you do! Just a little reminder as you are constantly seeing creative and productive photos through your social media feed! I admit this small reminder is something that I plan on discussing a bit more in detail in a future post, but for now my thoughts are all over the place and I cannot bring up anymore, therefore I leave you with this outfit post!



So remember my last three outfit posts (including this one)? Well I was able to make an entire video of 4 hair styles and outfits for the fall season, on my YouTube channel!! This is my very first seasonal video, so be sure to check it out! Subscribe and give it a big thumbs up! Any ideas you'd like to see for a winter video? Because I'm working on one right now, and I could use your inputs!

11.26.2014

GIVE THANKS

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and this month has been so inspiring and uplifting in so many ways. I decided to tape a piece of paper to my wall in my room, and write everything I am thankful for. Big or small. Every blessing. Finding joy in all that I have, and counting it as a blessing in my life. In my busy life I tend to forget all that I have, and the people around me. I take certain things are granted, instead of cherishing them like I should. This month with Thanksgiving and being surrounded by family I not only wanted to share what I'm thankful for as we go around after our feast at the dinning table, but truly be thankful in my heart as well. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of Hod in Christ Jesus for you." Adding to this list everyday for this month has made me realize how much I have to be thankful for, and to find joy in everything.


Through blogging and the social media atmosphere I can become so wrapped up into what everyone is doing or owns that it takes away from what I am able to do, and have. I know this discontent feeling can be shared with most of you as well, but I hate the way it makes me feel. This November I've been able to have a different out look on things, and it's helped me feel more content as I'm able to remind myself of all the blessing I wrote on my piece of paper. I hope to always remember this list, and keep it near at all times for I never want to forget. I encourage you too, to make a list of all that you are thankful for during this time. I promise you, the list you write will impact you in so many ways! Psalm 100:4-5 "Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations."

11.23.2014

Glow



Thanksgiving break is now here for me, and I'm so looking forward to the time off. I'm planning to do lots with friends and trying some new activities which is much needed. Blogging has been slower, but I'm trying to make up for it on my YouTube channel this week! So stay tuned for a fun fall video. Filming has been such a fun challenge. It's difficult but growing in different skills is exciting! Leave a comment letting me know what you'd like to see on my channel, and I'll most likely add it to the list :) If you haven't yet, make sure to subscribe to my channel because weekly videos is something I'm trying hard to work on!


11.18.2014

JAM Nation Tour Concert



This past weekend I went to my second concert of the year, the JAM Nation Tour! So many different artists: Jeremy Camp, Colton Dixon, Hillsong United, Ever Found, New Song, Francesca Battisteli, & Disciple! Every single artist did an amazing job, and put on such a performance! It was in Long Beach, Ca and in the arena there was about 13,000 people! It was so amazing when Hillsong United sang because I don't think there was a hand that wasn't raised. 

My first concert I ever attended was Kari Jobe, and that was just two months ago! So now concerts have been my new obsession, I just love feeling the energy from the crowd, being able to worship, and hear live from my favorite artist! My friend Nicole tagged along and I just had to share a few photos from the night even though they are a tad blurry, and if you want to check out a video from the concert as well, follow me on my more personal instagram account @abeautifulheart07 because I posted a little video on that account instead of my actual blog profile! Now counting down until my next concert!! 




11.14.2014

BACK ON TRACK

As you can probably tell things have been slowing down here on the blog, & my content has been lacking. I needed a "blogger vacation" if you will, to sort through my thoughts and future ideas for this blog. I love blogging with such a passion, and cannot imagine my life without it. It has blessed me in more ways than one, and I've been able to connect with amazing girls and get to know them on a total different level! The blogging community has always treated me kindly with open arms, and I love that about the blogging atmosphere. I've grown as a writer, and photographer. The most important thing about this blog is the way that I've been able to reach out to girls and help them through trials, or witness to them about the Lord. In fact that was the whole reason I created this blog: to reach out to girls and provide a little corner of the internet world, where they could feel empowered, encouraged, and inspired in their life goals/dreams, and also with their walk with the Lord.


It's taken me a long time to commit to the changes I've felt like I need for this blog, but I've decided that a new fresh route would do me and this blog some good. A few changes will be that I want my blog to be more posts that are centered around coffee talk posts, bible studies, and my everyday life. I love that blogging is an online journal of someone's life through photos, and I've seen myself grow more and more further away from this concept. I don't want to lose what my original purpose was for this blog. I'm tired of keeping up with the new hip stuff that bloggers are participating in, or fighting for the spotlight interviews from big companies or Modcloth, or worried that if I don't have more than a thousand followers my blog isn't important. For me blogging isn't about posting five times a week with different outfits, and baking all day to display some fun recipes. Blogging is about sharing my life through photos and writing about my life changes and personal obstacles through trials, or exciting adventures that come my way. I want to inspire my readers through things I've learned and felt.

When someone views my blog I want them to be able to fully know the girl behind the site for my passions, desired, beliefs, and dreams. Not for my fashion taste, or favorite beauty picks, or how I feel about the weather. I'm so over talking about things that don't matter, or things that will only last for a few days. Instead I want to create content that can be memorable, and meaningful. Of course a few fashion posts will appear on this blog from time to time, or a delicious recipe during the holiday's, or a latest video update from my YouTube channel. But for the most part, I want to be more of a lifestyle blogger, not necessary a fashion blogger. So here's to a fresh start!!

11.06.2014

FALL FORWARD


I'm loving the cooler weather and I'm happy to say it's officially fall here in So-Cal! Of course when I did this shoot is was way too warm for this sweater and boots, so by the end I was heating up but I thought it was so worth it! I figured it was about time for a style post, so here it is! With school, lighting difficulties because it's getting darker earlier now, and working on the weekends (finally found a job, woohoo:), fitting in time for a shoot seems impossible. Thankfully my friend offered to take these photos for me, and I'm so thankful she did, because I've been too silent here on the blog. For that, I'm so sorry and I promise you my little break is over and I have some awesome new things to share with you soon!