Daily Reads




Hello out there! I've been all tied up with a busy week, but it's over now, everything went great, and I'm on the downhill until my internship (and my career as a student) ends one week from today. Yaaay!! Let's celebrate with some faves from around the web and some dreamy spaces....Happy weekend everybody!

I totally love this series from little things we do. Every Friday I answer the questions and send them out to my loved ones survey-style. It's so fun reading everybody's answers and learning more about each other.

Check out these gorgeous (and free!) invitation templates. I kind of want to plan an event just so I can use them...

When I was a kid, I had a recurring dream that I was a spy in Europe during World War II. Here, a truly amazing account of a real Allied hero. Can you believe things like this really happened?!?

And finally, the latest addition to my Hooked On list at right, la maison boheme. It is right in line with my aesthetic, well-written, and beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Isn't this room magical? It just looks like the kind of room where good things happen. And I'm not just saying that because of the built-ins.

Tranquil room, open window, breeze blowing in over a quiet street in Paris. Heavenly.

So dreamy.

I'd love to have my morning coffee here - I die for these windows.

A bed made for sweet dreams.


Happy Earth Day!

"It was You who opened up springs and streams...
The day is Yours, and Yours also the night;
You established the sun and moon.
It was You who set all the boundaries of the earth;
You who made both summer and winter." 
Psalm 74: 15-17



Orange crush

I woke up needing a little shot of orange so I searched we heart it, and this is what I got...
P.S. I am dying for a little orange kitten.



Hello loves! Just a quick post to wish you a happy weekend, and to share a few things that made me smile over the last week. Enjoy!! xoxo

I am SO in love with these travel posters spotted at links of the week. These are my faves:

Check out my new favorite mini blog sweetie pie - a wealth of gorgeous photos of gorgeous interiors. Whoever this sweetie pie is, she has great taste and we should be friends.

Possibly the sweetest bookshelf I have ever seen...

This to-do column from simplesong is just plain adorable. I love the blog, I love the library card template, and I'm thinking about indulging my list habit and starting my own to-do series...

Loving marc oliver's paris photo collection. Such a fun take on a beautiful city.

And finally, a shout out to you are my fave. This blog is consistently bright, beautiful, and sunny. Always worth reading. You are definitley one of my faves.



Easter treats

Tulips from Tim and sweets for tomorrow's dinner with friends - happy Easter!! xoxo

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Lamb of God

This year I've had a fresh look at Easter. I work in a Jewish subacute care facility, and this week was Passover. All week long I watched the observant residents don their caps and prayer shawls and gather to sing and pray and celebrate God's deliverance of His people from slavery in Egypt thousands of years ago.  

"...each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 4 ...Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. 8 That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast. 9 ... 11 This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD's Passover.
 12 "On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn—both men and animals—and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
 14 "This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD -a lasting ordinance...
 17 "Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.Exodus 12: 3-17

Many of these faithful bear the marks of imprisonment in Nazi death camps - scars and ID numbers tattooed on their wrinkled arms. Their understanding of deliverance is so much deeper than mine, but just being around them and seeing their faith has strengthened mine. I am so thankful that Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for me and all of the other lost souls of this world. I am so thankful that He rose again. The perfect Lamb of God to deliver us from slavery and death - to take away the sins of the world.

1After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
 2There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
 5The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."
 8So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me." Matthew 28 1-10