Sunday, July 31, 2011

sunday finds

how is your sunday, friends?  mine has been wonderful. healthy breakfast, pressed coffee, and time with chase.  i enjoy our casual, lazy sundays together.  browsing through and pinning of always something that i look forward to, and how can you not?!

my close friends know that i don't have internet at home so i spend few hours a week doing the things i'd do too often if not otherwise restricted. :) 

look through the following and let me know what you are up to this weekend? sharing a glass of wine with your friends? relaxing? sunbathing (or avoiding the texas heat)? shopping? reading? serving? cooking things that you don't have enough time for during the week?

strawberry balsamic flatbread- via joy the baker
workspace inspiration via sarah gabler

lovely view
via house of turquoise
also, several of you know about the little shirt business i had in college. the days of mixing my passion for design, need-for-creative-outing from organic chemistry and venturing into nutrition-food-wellness...
i was inspired today by rachel.  she has a jewelry business and etsy shop, and blogs at elephantine
her jewelry is beautiful. simple. elegant. all sorts of everyday lovely. 
check her site out- even just to peak at her cute pets :).  i love seeing how artists go from passion/talent to profession.  hers is quite unique.  good luck, rachel.  your work is beautiful. 

xo, hannah

Thursday, July 14, 2011


erin reynolds
found here

found via a well traveled woman; unsure of original source  have you started pinning yet?  you should.  these were my finds a couple weeks ago (the pics didn't post correctly the first time).

happy weekend, hannah

oh july, where are you going?

have you ever bitten your lip (or tongue) at the beginning of the day and had it remind you all day that you hurt it?  or better, have you ever filled your thermos with scorching hot coffee from your keurig machine, taken a sip and burned your lip through the spout? yeah, these both happened.  the first, yesterday and the second today. ouch. my mouth hurts.

HOWEVER, the month of July has been flying by and filled with goodness all over the place...
1. Kelsey is gonna have a baby! Yea! I am so excited. She and Brett will be great parents.
2. Sarah and Kyle are getting married! Yes, she got engaged last Saturday. I had permission Sunday to tell friends, but it seems I haven't gotten to you all yet, so here it lies, on my blog.
3. Maddie had baby Jonah.
4. Church- studying Habakkuk and his struggles with doubting God. It's only the 2nd week in and I have been discovering the hidden away doubts I have about God and his greatness and what true faith in Him looks like.
4. My parents' anniversary is this weekend! They have been married since 82- you do the math. (hint: almost 30 big ones!)
5. Art night Saturday! My sweet friends and I are sharing time together and serving each other in a time that we all appreciate very much, yet, haven't spent enough time together doing. So, we set a date. (I think I'll plan a menu) We have ideas in mind and I am making sure to pick up the messy place before they come. Hopefully...
6. Ana is leaving soon for her excursion to Mexico. I am so excited that the time has finally come and she is able to stand firm in faith with her brothers and sisters in Christ as she moves through the process.
7. Wendy and Matt are traveling Texas! I pray that the Lord will continue to help them make contacts and share Christ with those here and share what's going on in their ministries in CO.

Are you overwhelmed by the goodness happening, yet? You should be.

There really are so many things to give praise for...We thank you, Lord, for your goodness, mercy and grace as we move about serving others and sharing your love with those who don't know you and don't yet feel the Love you have for them.  Regardless of the wretch we are, you saved us on that old rugged Cross.  We praise you. Amen.

reminiscing this week about our cruise. oh it was so fun...

completely wet from seattle rain we waited so patiently for our hotel room

finally on the boat. so relaxed. now where's my coffee and cookie?

after dinner, we'd sit outside and watch the sun set

sarah, dad, and me after one of the shows

i love them so much!

Monday, July 4, 2011

on the 4th

it's MONDAY. the 4th. i worked today.  i can't remember the last time that i actually got this much done in one day! it was nice to share it with my residents as well. since i went in early, i got off a little early, too.

which meant...

dinner with my guy.  i surprised him with meat. (if you know me, beef isn't the first thing that i choose)

and veggies. because they're healthy. :) +evodia. (you should try it) it's delicious.


on another note.  friends, followers, and strangers.  check out these sites.  you won't regret it.

pictures i can't stop perusing a well traveled woman

recipes i can't wait to try some kitchen stories

an artist living his purpose art vox live

also, not sure if you tweet. i like it. follow me if you want. create an account then search: @simplegiving02