Friday, July 25, 2014


oh summer… if only it were like the true summers we had as kids, care free and what felt like pure and simple freedom. playing until the streetlights came on every night. building forts and playing outside 
the more grown up version does include adult, refreshing beverages… but it does not come with eight weeks of zero responsibilities… alas… 

it does include feeling like a kid at times though! 

+ + can't wait to have a cruiser bike .. to cruise on over to my sisters house.. the chances of being close neighbors is in our (near) future !!! 

+ + after dinner, after the sun sets in texas and its not quite so melting hot… i love to indulge in frozen treats! local snow-cone huts are my favorite! TC Shaved Ice is still a favorite!

+ + and bringing home fresh flowers to make the inside feel and smell like summer always makes me smile and reminds me of picking (wild) flowers for my mamma when we were little. even the ones she was allergic to, she would place in a vase and say they were her favorite, every time! 
love ya mamma - xoxo 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


currently loving - whites
one  | two | three | four  | five |  six  | seven  |  eight  |  nine  |  ten  
eleven  |  twelve  |  thirteen

eek! all things white with hints of gold are on my 'currently loving' list this week!
its just comforting all around.. in the house, in the office and really just every day- all the time.

from the prints, to the rug, the mugs and even down to the knobs - i'm craving all of this.
especially a coffee table with gold accents. i think it takes a room with darker colors to an instant bright, light and open feeling.

anyone else with me on the gold ©rush?!

Monday, July 21, 2014


Happy Monday evening.. hope you all are off to a good start for the week?! Glad you stopped by to keep up with the JOSHUA CODE with me!

Here is this weeks verses:

w e e k -  t w e n t y  n i n e

" I am the way, the truth, and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through Me."  

j o h n   1 4  :  6
. . . 

 Jesus asked: 'Who do men say that I am, the Son of Man, am?' (Matthew 16:13). [] Many today never seem to be able to get out of this verse. They simply live in a world that is much more interested in what men say than in what God says. […] Unfortunately, things haven't changed much. We still live in a world that seems to be far more interested in what men say about Jesus that what God says. 

Then the Lord got up close and personal. He asked another question: "But who to you say that I am?" (Matthew 16:15). Do you see it? This is the question of personal conviction: 'what about you? You.. and only you. You and you alone. You and no one else. Who do you say that I am?' This is the question with eternal ramifications. It is the question that each and every one of us must face. […] 
Jesus is that only way to the Father's house. Indeed, He- and He alone - is "the way, the truth, and the life." And no one comes to the Father's house unless they come through Jesus! 

pages 152-155
. . .

'As you memorize this verse, meditate on how Christ is the way… how He is the truth… and how He is the life. 
Don't find yourself being more interested in what men say that in what God says. He is still asking today, "Who do you say that I am?" '

pg 155

Friday, July 18, 2014



seriously, this weekend is going to be all about favorite coffee in hand, a little DIY and sleep. 
still not over this summer cold, so rest is calling my name - and with this crazy 'cold front' in dallas right now, it is perfect 'crawl back in bed' weather!!

+ + 'till midnight is TONIGHT in dallas. a social media scavenger hunt and a screening of katherine hupburn's 'bringing up baby' with a side of live music. sounds like a wonderful summer night out!
plus its free admission for all!

+ + if you've never been, but always wanted to go… the weather this weekend could not be more perfect. The OLD RED LUMBERYARD is THIS weekend in McKinney, TX. 
Just a short drive up 75 and so many treasures await! 

happy weekend y'all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014



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ya'll. cactus is everywhere these days. everywhere!

i think is adorable/can be super cute when done tastefully and not to look like old mid-western themed vacation home!

so, that being said…. here are some darling cactus finds i am currently loving… especially the biscuit home finds. 
lets be honest, if my budget was larger, i would  putting one of everything in my shopping cart right now!!

what are your thoughts on cactus?!