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..18
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!