Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday


Happy Wednesday, y'all! Boy, I have been one BUSY BEE as I'm sure you all have been, too. :) Now for some things I love thanks to the lovely Jaime...

I'm loving... vacay! The "real" one is at the end of this month! But I still consider going "home" vacation to me. :)

I'm loving... that I have a hair appointment on Tuesday right before we leave. I always feel like a bran new woman with freshly highlighted hair! I'm thinking about getting bangs like this. What do you think?

I'm loving... this new recipe Lauren & I tried out last night. Boo for lovehead working late, YAY for friends who don't! :) Anyhoo - this stuff is AMAZING. I love, love, LOVE cold pasta & this was SO easy. Please - TRY IT!!!

I'm loving... that my sister's baby shower is next Saturday! I'm in charge of these cuties, a diaper cake, & all the napkins, plates, etc. Monogrammed acourse! ;)



I'm loving... all the craftin' I will get to do when I'm home for a week.
This cute bow holder I'm making for my niece, along with another one with WAY more ribbon because this little girl already has more bows than I can count!


Love this. No pun intended, ha.

I would like to get different patterns of pink, & do this for my niece's room.

I'm loving... & last but not least, my retreat I have been patiently awaiting for. Ever heard of,  A Walk to Emmaus? I'm doing the Emmaus Chrysalis. The sweetest family I know here in L sponsors girls my age twice a year to go on this, & they picked me this go 'round! I have ALWAYS wanted to do a girls retreat for some time now, but was never sure how to get plugged in, or where one would be held.


My sponsors will pick me up on Thursday evening, take me to dinner & we will head out. It's about 30 minutes away from here, inside a beautiful canyon. Sally, the wifey sponsor will spend the weekend out there as she is very involved in it all. She explained it to me as a girls slumber party, & I love me one of those! :) She said the food, worship, & testimonies are all very overwhelming; in a good way. :)

I won't be taking my phone (GASP!!), a watch, or a camera. Yes, I am terrified. I won't know one single soul of there, besides Sally. Terrified again. I am actually really nervous, but very excited to spend almost 3 days with the Lord. Just me, God, beautiful surroundings, my Bible, & girls that want to grow in their relationship with Christ just as much as I do sounds wonderfully exciting.


I've heard nothing but amazing things about this retreat, & friendships you make that will last a lifetime. Please say a prayer for me! :)

If any of y'all have ever attended something like this, I would LOVE to hear about your experience! You can e-mail me at: jennieanncarroll@yahoo.com

If you made it this far into my post, have a great rest of the week! I cannot WAIT to report back & let y'all know how it went! :) Toodles!

18 sweet comments...:

catherine said...

yay a niece! i need to make mine a bow holder. great motivation for me, thanks. :)

Brunette & Blessed said...

i love your pins from this week so cute. first time visit :)

Lauren said...

I've heard nothing but amazing comments about this retreat! Can't wait to hear more about it!

Kristen said...

Love the bow holder, that is precious!

Hilldog said...

Just found you- Super cute blog!

janeaustenprepster said...

I hope you have an amazing time crafting and I think that retreat sounds amazing and I pray that you have a safe, fun, and great time strengthening your faith with the Lord.

ps. I love that hair and I have an appointment next week and am currently searching for hair inspiration.

Camille said...

Your blog is so cute! Yay for Texas girls! That retreat sounds amazing-- I've never been on one but I'm sure you'll have a ton of fun!

Amber Marie said...

I love your page, girl! so adorable :) those little birdies are presh! My best friend works Crysalis every summer because one of those retreats turned her life upside down when she was in highschool. My other bestie is leaving for Emmaus tomorrow too. I will be praying for you both!

Beth McC. said...

Yor blog is precious and I am a new follower!!! I love the bangs :)

Might as well, can't dance... said...

Congrats on your Crysalis! I went on a Walk several years ago and it's the closest thing to "Heaven on Earth" you will ever experience! I wish I could go back! I was scheduled to work a Walk this past weekend, and wasn't able due to my surgery, so sad! Trust me - the phone and all that are so insignificant once you get there! Blessings...

Somethings Gotta Give said...

Thanks for visiting my site. I am excited you are getting ready to go on the Emmaus Walk. Can't wait to hear about your journey. Will be lifting you up in prayer.

Rebecca said...

Just found your blog and I'm so glad I did. It's beautiful and I'm loving all your posts!

Anna said...

I love your blog, and I love the bangs. I think you should go for it. :)

I'll be praying for you!

Amy Rene said...

I had to do that for my sister's baby shower & it was so much fun!

Jamie said...

Thanks for playing along!

I love the bangs :)

Sounds like you will have a wonderful weekend! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Rebecca said...

Love all the ideas you have for your niece! I can't wait to be in charge of a baby shower one day...I have so many ideas!

I love bangs! Sadly, I will never be able to pull them off. I always get jealous when I watch the Bachelorette because I love her bangs :)

Sarah said...

I say YES for the hair! It would look ADORABLE on you! Have so much fun at the baby shower! I'm sure it'll be fab :) You definitely have a lot of awesome things to be lovin'!

Holly Marie said...

new follower here :) love that cute bow holder!