Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh, the Glory Days

So you should know I used to be on a bowling league. (Yeah, I'm cool like that.) It's been about 9 years since I was on the league and about 8 years since I've bowled... until last week. Haha! I may not have my old skills, but I had a lot of fun! I would consider starting back again... I'm not so sure any league would take me, though ;)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ma Chambre Familiers

After a long day, like today, I'm comforted by familiar things. Such as this favorite print in my room.

Oh, combien je aller à ce lieu si loin de moi. Cette image inspire mon cœur pour longtemps beau pays!

P.S. Don't forget our Thrifty $15 Challenge now open!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thrifty $15 Challenge

Let's face the fact that clothing is not cheap... or maybe it can be.

Here's the challenge:

1. You can only spend $15 dollars on an entire outfit -- head to toe -- tax included.
2. You can thrift, consign, make, or shop vintage.
3. The theme is Spring Dream.
4. In your entry, submit two photos, your username, and the brand name and price of each item in your outfit.
5. Submit your entry by March 30, 2011, 12:00 noon CST. Only one entry per person.
6. E-mail your entry to
7. Follow this blog.

Top 5 winners will be anounced April 1, 2011! Their photos will be posted on La vie est belle. First place winner will earn bragging rights and receive a gift from Lina & Lacie.

Happy Thrifting! Be creative and have fun!

The judges have the right to disqualify any outfit that is deemed immodest and/or sensual.
All contestants are judged by their stylish creativity, not how much they can buy/make.
Silk and Purple, Feelin Feminine, True Femininity, Cakies, and All Things Lovely are participating sponsors of this event.


Oh, my! I've left the blogging scene lately! This has not been intentional -- I have NOT been at home! Life has been so crazy, but wonderful! Let's see if I can tell you in a nutshell...

Seven art classes.
Had to call the plumber.
Car died.
Pushed car.
Car lives.
Went thrifting.
Worked in church kitchen.
Had lunch with friends.
Had dinner with friends.
Went bowling.
Celebrated a birthday.
Climbed up and down a mountain with filming equipment, and in city clothes. (I don't recommend this.)
Put dirt on a friend. (He's a real sport.)
Put 3 young men under a cold waterfall.
Went thrifting again!
Let my grandmother drive...almost died.
Spent the day with my grandmother.
Bought a rug.

And now I still don't know when I'm going to slow down! I really just want to do some laundry ;}

Happy Crazy Life!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Belated Valentine Wish

At Christmas I wish for snow.
On Easter I wish for a new dress to wear on that extra special Sunday.
For Valentine's Day I wish for everyone to find Love... (Yes, you may laugh. I'm a hopeful romantic ;)

This Love that I wish, hope, and pray for I have already found, or rather this Love found me. This Love can't be found in people or even in yourself. You must be in this Love before you can love. And the lovely thing about it is this Love loved you first even while you were unlovable. This Love waits, prays, and seeks you!

To answer to your Lover's voice, all you have to say is I do!

e-mail me to find out more of your not-so-secret admirer ;)

P.S. Roses are overrated... give me ranunculus!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


i made it mine
i made it small
i made it blind
i followed heart
only to find
it wasn't love
it wasn't love

of songs in pen
oh love of movie endings
takes out the break
leaves out the bend
and misses love

love not of you
love not of me
come hold us up

come set us free
not as we know it
but as it can be

love's reality
is not of passing bravery
it holds out hope
beyond what's seen
the hope of love

love not of you
love not of me
come hold us up
come set us free
not as we know it
but as it can be

Sara Groves

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Un-Southern Idea

And it snowed again! This is pretty historical down here. It was REALLY cold this time, but I couldn't believe myself when I was not really enthusiastic about "playing" in the snow. I might have even uttered the words that I am wishing for spring... Oh my! Be it cold or warm, new or old, the world around me is beautiful. Sometimes you just have to look a bit harder ;)

Bandit went bezerk...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Goblins, Princesses, and Wizards! Oh My!

Once upon a time, in a happy school where all children could be creative and serve their creator, there was a teacher. This teacher was fond of the children and they had many a merry time together, but the teacher forgot all about the ball that the Ladies of the land were hosting to reward the good children. No matter if you be an elf, goblin, knight, or maiden, you were invited, but the teacher had nothing to wear! So she traveled to the great castle of Hobby of Lobby to fetch fabric. To her great surprise, a good fairy showed her golden fabric to create a most pleasing gown!

She worked with her hands day and night to finish her dress and she did! So she danced and was merry with those lovely children! And this is a faithful narrative of what transpired... well almost ;)


Monday, February 7, 2011

Artist of My Soul

Oh Lord of light, of form and hue,
Who has created all things new,
Create in me, from shapeless clay,
An instrument on which you play.

God of the dance that planets tread,
Who walks beside and soars ahead,
O let me move to worship Thee;
come, Holy Spirit dance with me

God of the Living Word, Poet of Time,
teach me Your words in Your cadence and rhyme.
O Lord of beauty, Lord of art,
Who gives a song for every heart,
carve out my life, reshape and mold;
And be the artist of my soul

Teach me Your words in Your cadence and rhyme.
O Lord of beauty, Lord of art,
Who gives a song for every heart,
carve out my life, reshape and mold;
and be the artist of my soul.

Carve out my life, reshape and mold;
and be the artist of my soul.

Note to self...

... Valentine's Day candy has been sitting on the store shelves since before Christmas.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

I want pizza.

One of my sweet ballet sisters! It was great to catch up with her over lunch this weekend. You can find her blog here!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Why must you, oh lovely dress, be so very much out of my budget?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A hint...

... sorry for a bit of secrecy, but for those who know a bit of what I've been up to lately, you will know why this is part of my inspiration board!
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