Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday Style

Here's what I wore to the state fair the other day.

My hair was in a high sock bun!

Shirt:Gap outlet. Shorts:Charlotte Ruse. Belt: Target
Giant slide! My shoes are my newly beloved Ssekos. They were comfy enough to walk around the fair. 
My sisters adorable patterned jumper is from F21.

Linking up:
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Encouraging Word

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
Merriam Webster dictionary says a definition for hope is to expect with confidence : trust
Trust in God.
Trust in God with all your soul.
Today I start my first class at Bethel and I need to remember to trust in God. By having the anchor, I will not worry.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Our state fair is a great state fair

Today I went to the Minnesota state fair!!! Here's my photo diary:
Lovely photo of me eating cheese on a stick. So deliciously unhealthy!

Giant Slide!

 S'more on a stick.

My sister and dad.

double ferris wheel

 My sister laughing while riding the ferris wheel.
 Shadow of ferris wheel on next door tarp.

 Giant swings.
Lights at night.
If you don't know about the Minnesota State Fair. It's huge!
Every food you can imagine is on a stick. Cheese, pickle, candy bar, s'more, alligator, walleye, and what ever else your heart desires.

P.S. For some reason, some of these photos didn't upload well. I'll try to fix them tomorrow, but I wanted to share these before I went to bed!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday Style

It's been a little cooler here, so I pulled out the denim...
And pigtails! 

bracelet is my sisters :)

Light denim on dark denim and a touch of floral for summer.
Jeans: ae - Floral shirt and denim top: F21 - shoes: Target

Linking up:
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Me, Myself and I

Here's your chance to get to know me better in 5 questions!

1) What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? Open my own business. It might be a  fashion boutique with some of my own designs. Or it would probably a wedding planner business. I would use my love of fashion for dresses, decorating the venue and passion for helping people start the new part of their lives.

2) If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time? Go on crazy adventures, traveling across the world with friends and family.

3) If a front page news article was written on you, what would the headline be? Ooo toughy... I would want it to be something like "Missionary starts school in Africa"
or "Designer with compassion"

4) What is your biggest pet peeve? Calenders on the wrong month. Weird, I know.

5) What is your favorite chick flick movie? So many to choose from! I have to say that the Proposal is a classic.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Encouraging Word

Here's the New Living Translation that I think explains the verse well:
The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.

Linking up with: 

Covered in Grace


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday Style

Here's what I wore to the Coldplay concert last friday.

My hair was straightened and slightly teased.

My denim dress from Old Navy (recent).
 I wore my black sequin dress (remember from this post?) underneath.

I did my sisters hair in a high ponytail. I teased the middle so it looked fuller; it's also straightened.
Her jumper and belt are from F21 and bracelet from Target.

The belt came with a different shirt. I went with red for that classic pop of color.

My shoes! I just got them for my birthday. They are Ssekos. The sole is cushioned with a slight heel. The strap is interchangeable and can be worn multiple different ways. And it's all for a good cause! Read more about Sseko's story here. I'll be wearing these often :)

Linking up:
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Encouraging Word

With our faith in the Lord, we can do anything. My new generation is being looked upon as not quite up to our elders' standards. We can change that. Yes, youth fall short most of the time but everyone's imperfect. Our ultimate Father looks upon up, sees no flaws, and gives us strength to soar!

Isn't this a great picture? I took it in Guatemala so I doubt it's an eagle but it sure looks majestic.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weekend Wanderings

Some photos (via phone camera and some via the nicer one) and thoughts on my weekend!

Coldplay concert with my sister on Friday!
 We all got bracelets that lite up and flash during the concert.
 Very talented.
 Looks like fun!
Confetti! The review in the local paper said in the first 15 minutes it was more entertaining than the Opening Ceremonies. I agree!
Here's a sneak peak at my outfit, stay tuned for this Wednesday style.

Got a new camera lense on Saturday. A 55-300mm from Nikon.

I also restyled the blog. How does it look?

Went to church on Sunday morning: Ephesians 4:26-27 stuck out to me 
"Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 
and do not make room for the devil." Important to keep in mind.

I'm going to see Chicago at the theater with my family later tonight!
Tennis starts tomorrow!

Linking up with Whispering Sweet Nothings:

Friday, August 10, 2012

High Five for Friday

This weeks been great! Trying to get back into my routine since all my travels are done now.
Here's five of my favorite things this week:

1. Had a ton of fun at the boundary waters with my cousins! It's so peaceful and beautiful there!
2. Tennis every morning and matches starting in a couple weeks, SO EXCITED!
3. My birthday was wonderful :) I met up with a friend I hadn't seen all summer. And I took silly pictures with my floppy hat.
4. My sister gave me a twitter for my birthday. I'll have to figure that out now :)
Follow me: jessinia_ann
5.  I found out this week I have a strange fascination with clouds.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday Style {Birthday edition}

It's my birthday!

This dress I picked up from a thrift store. $5 find!
It's been a happy day so far! 
Quick trick on a braid: to make it look fuller, take each section and pull on it to loosen.
My hat is from H&M. 

My nails I got done yesterday. It's always good to pamper yourself once in awhile especially when it's with girl friends! Gold tips and bright coral polish makes for some nifty nails :)

pleated poppy

Also, this day marks over 1500 page views for my blog. Thanks to all who have read my thoughts :)
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