Take A Deep Breath

I am so glad to say that I am done with my three big tests! Yahoo! My goodness..I feel as though I've been studying until I could barely make out the letters on the textbook pages. Today was a day to relax, and I've been doing just that! I had an appointment this morning, but after that, my mom and I went to do some shopping at an mall that we haven't been to in awhile. It was such fun to run my hands over the cool fabrics and textures of the latest fall collections. I didn't see anything that was a 'must have'; although, there were many beautiful things. I fell in love with just about everything that J. Crew had (why must they be so expensive??), and looked at some oxfords in a couple of shoe stores, but I really liked these online..
find them here.

I have been on the search for the perfect lavender polish lately, and I finally found the one that I totally love! I've been wearing it for about a week now, and can't stop looking at my hands to admire the color!
My apologies for the terrible quality of this photo. The color is actually more lavender than gray (as it seems to be here). It's called St. Lucia Lilac by Essie.

Here'a a better picture that another Essie lover took:

image (and a complete review) via here

Anyways, I was super thrilled because I was able to find one of my favorite European treats at a tiny shop that sells Scandinavian goods. 
I had slices of this on bread and jam just about everyday when I was in Europe this summer! I sat down with some, and read my journal entries from those days and relived the sights and sounds of places I loved. 

As everyone else is enjoying the slight change in weather because of our transition into fall, it's still a nice summer heat of 90 degrees here..I wish it would at least cool down a little. I mean it's almost October, come on.
Wish it was looking more like this right about now...
This reminds me that I'll be doing a giveaway as a celebration of a new month, so check back in a couple of days for that!! 

On another note, I had been kind of stressed this past week with these tests and other things that were making life so busy and such, and I cannot tell you how many encouraging notes, comments and texts I received over the past week. I wasn't fishing for sympathy at all..in fact, many of these people had no idea that I was needing the encouragement. How cool that God can use all sorts of situations to help you when it it is needed! It reminded me of this verse:

Ephesians 4:29 (NCV) "When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need---words that will help others become stronger. Then what you say will do good to those who listen to you."

I thank you all that consistently leave me sweet notes and comments here! I truly enjoy reading them. 

Well, it's off to rehearsal! 

Blessings,

Candice

18 comments

Paislea Elyse said...

i love those brogues. they're gorgeous!

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Gracie said...

What a wonderful verse! And that nail polish looks like a beautiful colour. I need something new for spring.

MJ said...

Your nail polish is adorable! I will have to go find some! And I also LOVE those shoes, saddle oxfords are my favorite, they're super comfy and cute!! You should get them!

Portraying Taylor Ashley said...

AH i love that pink ruffle blouse what size is it?? and i love th eoxfords, freakin adorable !! i know what you mean with tests, well with school i havent had many test but i have like 3 essays due each week it sucks i feel like i never stop writing!! anyhhow , love the blouse, btw how much would shipping and stuff be if i were to get it, it probably says on your website and im just completely retarded ha.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh!!! you found goat cheese!!!! where??!!!! :D i love reading your blog, mine didn't quite work out:p

Candice said...

Paislea: I love them so much!
Gracie: Its a lovely color; highly recommended!
MJ: Yes yes yes go get some!! I want to get them so badly! They are so charming!!
Taylor: I sent an email to the address listed on your blog with the details and such! :) Let me know if you need me to send it again or to another email.
Lisa: Yes!! There's a scandinavian store in town, so I figured I should give it a try and see if they had what I wanted :) I was very happy! Hey, I really liked reading your blog..it takes patience to get this type of thing going! :) miss you!

bubbs... said...

Love the brogues and the nail polish! If you like that colour than you would probably LOVE chinchilly...it's a nice light grey!

bubbs
www.paris-on-my-mind.blogspot.com

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I will take those shoes &that nail polish :) please &thankyou! haha

Candice said...

Bubbs: aren't they just lovely? thank you for the recommendation! I'll go check it out!

Alycia: yes, one of each for me too! haha :)

Julia said...

I love the colour of your nail polish! It's gorgeous! and thanks for the comment, you're just too nice:)

Chic Geek (Devs) said...

omg, I am in love with that nail polish color, a perfect lavender for fall!

The Golden Water said...

What a beautiful nails colour! I'm going to buy the same :P

Candice said...

Julia: you're quite welcome! :)
Devs: yes, it has the perfect gray tone in it that makes it lovely for the cooler seasons!
The Golden Water: yes, please do! It's lovely!

Pink Lady said...

hi,

thanks a lot for your comment, it´s always nice to have new reader!
you really have a beautiful blog!
thanks for stopping by!!

Have a beautiful day!!

Pink Lady

Candice said...

Thank you, dear! You are so lovely! So happy to 'meet' you :)

Catanya said...

Really lovely, sweety!
And I just love the Essie nail polish!
New follower here, BTW,
Greetings from Spain, XOXO
Catanya

Candice said...

thank you, Catanya (lovely name btw!)
I love it too!
How neat that you live in Spain! It's on my list of places to visit!
xoxo

Kristin said...

I'm totally loving those Oxfords and that mani color!

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