Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What Whit's Reading

Ever since I was very young, I've loved to read. I can easily get lost in the pages of anything from a light chick lit to a page turning murder mystery to a historical non fiction. Since I've acquired such a fast reading ability, and for the sake of my wallet, my local librarians and second hand bookstores now know me by name.

With that being said, I wanted to start an outlet of what I'm reading at the moment in hopes of sharing a good book with you. Maybe with this, I'll also learn of some wonderful reads from you as well!

Right now I'm reading...  

 The Shack by William P. Young

It follows the story of Mack, a father, who recently lost his youngest child due to an abduction during a family camping trip in the Oregon wilderness. Following the loss of his daughter during a period he calls "the Great Sadness," his relationship with God begins to dwindle with questions as to why would someone so powerful as God let this happen to his family. It's not until he receives a note from God himself inviting him back to the very shack his daughter was believed to be killed that his questions may become answered.

First hearing the synopsis may turn away many a reader, but in essence the story is not about the horrors of losing a child as it's so much about losing your relationship with God. Reading this book with such deep context left me realizing a whole different understanding for my relationship with God, and I would recommend for anyone to read.

Has anyone read The Shack? What have you liked about it? What have you learned?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Week in (Picture) Review

This past week my sister dropped off my two nieces to have a mini vacation with my BIL. During that week I also download a new app on my iPhone called Hipstamatic, and it is no short of amazing.
So without further adeu, I will give you a week recap of (some) beautifully creative photos (at least in my opinion):

It all began with giving the girls a "Pink Margarita" pedicure.
And serving up our favorite popcicles.
Playing outside until we were dripping with sweat. Ava was followed by Sam the cat, also known as her shadow.
Country girl enjoying the outdoors
Blowing bubbles
Topped off with a girls night swimming and watching "Leap Year."

I also participated in my first ever Memphis "tweetup" with the lovely girls Southern Belle, Delta Daisies and Love By the Cross. It was so great to finally match a name with a face, and we spent the whole evening gushing about our boys, Southern Belle's new engagement ring (which was gorgeous by the way!), and what we do when we aren't stuck on twitter all day. :)

How's was ya'lls week?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Ins and Outs

I've seen quite a few blogs doing this, and I figured as I sit in my bed, trying to beat this lousy cold/flu/fever I have going on, I would entertain you with my own In and Out list:

What is IN:

Great Co-Workers/Bosses: Seriously, do you know someone that after seeing you feel terrible at work send you home to get better...TWO days in a row? I can now say yes to that question. Dude, I feel fortunate. 

MAC's To the Beach Collection: I have yet to actually buy anything from this collection, but I will be looking forward to purchasing the "High-Light Powder" and testing the "Bronze Body Oil." From the looks of it, the High-Light is sold out online, so I'm saying a silent prayer that my friends over at my MAC counter still have it in stock.

Silica Cell Food Drops: I started taking this supplement when I saw Pretty In Pink Megan tweet about this awhile back. They are what I like to call "prenatal vitamins for the non-prenatal," and they are making my hair and nails grow like weeds.

Curling My Hair: Lets face it, with this humidity in the air, it's pointless to be styling my hair when I know it will frizzle up the second I step outside. Since my hair is naturally curly, I've been taking 8 large sections against a 1 1/4 inch curling iron and calling it a day. The first time I did it, it took me 5 minutes, and I was running late for work. Ten compliments later, I decided to keep it in my morning routine.

What is OUT:

Summer Colds: Enough said...

Pale Skin: With all these skirts and capris I have been wearing, I need to get a spray tan stat!

Blog Writer's Block: I am sick of having nothing to blog about. Currently seeking out inspiration.

BP's apology for the oil spill: Oh wait, that's right...they didn't apologize at all. BP's rep, Randy Prescott, even had the gall to say this, "Louisiana isn't the only place that has shrimp." Really Randy, you want to go there??? Just dig yourself a deeper hole.