Thursday, March 24, 2011

tasty bits

Go out and buy you soma this great stuff ASAP. I haven't used an ounce of this for a salad and the entire bottle is gone.... No I don't drink it. I sautee Chicken in it! The sugar carmalizes and becomes this dark brown goodness all over the chicken. If I close my eyes while I eat it, I imagine being at Elephant Bar... don't ask why. I couldn't even tell you. :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Weekend With Sissers

My older, not oldest, Sister Karie came down for a girls weekend in Feb. Can I just tell you how much I needed Sister time?! We ate lots of great food... went to a perfectly charming tea house here in Clovis for High Tea, antique shopping, pizza and crappy Tv night, crafted Valentines day cards here, for FREE I must add. They have a GREAT event they put on often, where you can come and craft for a few dollars. Twee provides all the supplies, you provide the fun. Well for V-day, they paired up with the local homeless shelter, and made it known that if you brought in a new or used blanket, they'd waive the fee! So... my amazing house mate, Katie, had blankets she no longer needed. So my sister Karie and my sister in law Casey and I crafted and made ADORABLE cards for FREEEEESIE! :D Let me just tell you, it took me like 2 hours to make this one card... I just sit and enjoy looking at all the lovely papers, stickers, fabrics, ribbons, listen to people chat, snack, drink... and take LONG hours deciding how I want mine to look and adding tiny details. Nough said, I am absolutly THRILLED with how it turned out and I took supplies home to make more :D

While my sister was here we had a change to take some photos, we both have this lovely camera & any chance we have to use it, and model... of course, we snatch up! So included in this post are photos of our Orchard shots after high tea, and some photos of the weekend... Enjoy! And go drink some

It's offical!

Check out the sharpie marks... :D I bet you guessed it. I work for starbucks again. I have a feeling this relationship with the beloved co. will be a life long affair, being that this is my 4th store in a span of 8 years... they love me so much they've hired/rehired me 3 times...Thanks Howie! :D
mmmm free coffee.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

new music rocks my world!!!!!!!!!!!

oh and I just bought this on amazon. amazing. listen. love. buy. dance.

love list: spring edition (yosemite photos from this past weekend)

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So ... get on your way!" - Dr. Seuss

Sometimes there's absolutely nothing better, then writing, to get the things swirling about in your head, out.

bullet point time! :D

  • Tonight: ... is the first Tuesday night I've had off in over 2.5 months. heaven. my laptop, this album playing, and embroidery!
  • Spring: me such fantastic joy in the core of my being. There's not much better then blooms in almost every knack of the world I live in, and warm sunshine casting it's warmth on my arms and legs, shorts and tanks, chalk on the side walk, later sunsets, campfires, & hiking. ( photos of Yosemite with my Mom from this past weekend included)
  • Life: ...I'm in love with where my life is right now... some of you may think, "?! Rachel, you're going through divorce, your heart is broken, pain comes so naturally these days, your entire life was thrown for a loop dee loop...." I hear you... I do :D but I am a VERY positive person, and I tend to not just see my cup full, but overflowing. I find joy in such very small things in life. and I just really like my life right now. Not I love it. I lovebeing comforted by our gracious heavenly Father, I love having a "2nd chance" to do things right next time, I love that soon, ( June 19th) my life will open up in a way it never has before, and I'll get to make choices and start down a new path. I will get to do life over.
  • Peace: heart, as happy as it is, hurts and longs for reconciliation, comfort, hugs, to be cherished, little ones running about and lots of other things. But I have complete peace about these things. I know the Lord will bless my choices, my obedience and my love for Him, in my future.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

God is so faithful.

Update on my heart:

I trust in the Lord. No. Matter. What. comes my way, and these last 4 months have been a complete test of that. I trust Christ has my very best interest at His core.