My Weekend In Pictures

   Happy Monday! Is it really March 30th? Since it’s Monday I wanted to share with you something that I think would be fun to do on Monday’s. My weekend in pictures. So here we go!

Friday was date night! We went to Red Robin. I love going to Red Robin with Colin. I was also there on Sunday and got the same thing pictured above! I got the Whiskey River BBQ Chicken sandwich. So good!

Same day: I found this gem! Came with a poster, not bad for $8!!

I had to try the Birthday Cake Frappe from Starbucks! So sad it’s only limited edition, cause it was so yummy!!

I was sitting at my desk when I look over to see my sweet little Carmen looking at me. Ever since she saw the cat do it, she has been sitting, standing, and sleeping on top of the couch. I think she loves seeing everything that’s going on.

So there was my weekend! How was your weekend?

~ Brandy

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A Few Of My Favorite Things… Spring Edition!

  I want to share with you favorites lately. I miss doing these posts. Come to think about it, I don’t even know why I stopped. So let’s get started!* She Reads Truth

I was on Instagram and noticed that some of the women I follow on Instagram were talking about the She Reads Truth app. I went and downloaded it to check it out and I am SO glad I did! They have great plans available. Some are free and some you can purchase. Affordable and easy, but they go deep. The first plan I did was the Hymns 5 day plan (free, in case you want to check it out!) I am on Hymns 2 and so far I am loving it! I recommend the app to every woman. The devotionals are so good. You can find it in the App store ( iphone users) and Goggle Play (android users) the download is free! If you already use the app, leave comment below with your thoughts!

* Glee

*photo credit Fox

Well folks, Glee is over. I’ll admit it. I cried. Not only cried but probably close to balled. The ending was beautiful, and they gave Rachel Berry her happy ending. All of the characters ended up living successful lives, and it was an emotional experience. Did anyone else get the major feels when Rachel sang This Time? It was such a beautiful way for her to have her moment. Look at all the things that she had went through, from falling in love with Finn, going on Broadway, Finn’s death. The song I felt was her way of putting Finn in the memory box so she can move on. She was never going to forget the memories she had, but there comes a time where you just need to move on with life the way that person would want you too. So you may not get any spoiler alerts from me but I am going to share the song. It was beautifully written. This Time <—- Click there to watch the song.

* Songs on Repeat

1. Glee
Nothing to really say here. LOL I have been listening to a lot of Glee. Nothing has changed.

2. Ever Be -Bethel Music
I love the We Will Not Be Shaken by Bethel Music, but this song in particular has been on repeat. It’s so simple but it’s powerful.

3.  He Stopped Loving Her Today by Cody Wickline
I saw him perform He Stopped Loving Her Today ( cover of George Jones) on The Voice for his blind audition. LOVED IT! He’s got an old country sound.. I love old country.

4. Come As You Are by Crowder
I have been loving this song! Just go listen to it, if you haven’t.

* Scents
I got two fragrance mists from Bath and Body works. They smell amazing. Makes me excited for summer to come. I don’t know about you but the thing that has kept me warm during this chilly Maryland days has been planning vacation and smelling like summer! Here are the scents that I am loving:

Endless Weekend

 

Lush Pink Dragonfruit

 

So those are my favorites. What are your favorites?

I am going to try and put up my list of recommended books today. I need snap the pictures and then I will hopefully have them up. If not today then tomorrow! I hope you all have a lovely day!

~ Brandy

A Letter To My Future Daughters ( If I am Blessed with Little Girls)

    I just came back home from seeing the movie Cinderella. First off I loved it1 The little girl in me loved seeing one of my favorite princess movies come to life on the big screen. Don’t even get me started on the dresses! I loved the message in the movie; Be Kind, Be Courageous. There was forgiveness, kindness, accepting who you are and hope in believing. I could not help but think that if I were to be blessed with daughters I want them to know not only to always be kind, and to willingly forgive others that have wronged them. But to know that they are loved and cherished.

Even though I don’t have any little girls (yet, Lord willing) I want to write this note for them. and even if I don’t ever have little girls, I pray this will bless you and your little girls.

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Dear Daughter(s),
I pray that you know how beautiful you are. That you are comfortable with who you are, no matter what anyone else thinks. You are a princess, not only in the eyes of your Mom and Dad, but in the eyes of a loving God who gave His Son to die in your place. I want to share with you my heart for you.

Always be kind. It doesn’t matter who you interact with, I pray that you will extend kindness to them. Even if they are mean to you, still treat them with kindness. It is hard, and there are going to be people who will treat you unkindly. That should never be your excuse to treat anyone with unkindness. The world we live in sadly encourages unkindness. There are going to be people who are different, believe differently, you may even disagree with someone. Still treat them with kindness. Even Jesus was kind to those who hated Him.

Always be brave. Being courageous is not always the easiest thing. Especially if you are scared. You are going to face trials, and seasons that will be scary. I pray that you will meet challenges head on with courage and grace. God will never allow you to go through anything that he doesn’t think you can handle. He will never abandon you nor will He forsake you.

Forgive those who do you wrong. It is hard to forgive those who have hurt you. However, forgiveness is a powerful thing. Jesus forgave those who crucified Him. Also forgive yourself. There may times where you have felt like you have failed, or let us down. You must not let Satan use it to hang over your head. Seek forgiveness and remember that God forgives you as well. Asking forgiveness is hard but it is worth it.

Marry not only for love, but marry someone who loves you for you. You were knitted together by God, and every bit of you was not an accident. I pray that you find someone who loves you for all you are. There is only one you and no one can take your place. The man that loves you for you, will not want to hide your light, will help you achieve your dreams, and will love you as an example of how Christ loves His bride. He won’t be perfect, and there will be dreams that may not play out the way you hoped. The man you are meant to spend the rest of your life will dry your tears and treat you like a queen. Treat him as a king. Love him for who he is, and the way God created him. Don’t seek to change him but learn to love him just the way he is. The way he was knitted together was not an accident either, and when God wrote his story who were already thought of. Trust God in your marriage, always!

Know you are worth much more then you think. You are a precious treasure. You have a place in this life. You are not only apart of my story or your dad’s story. You have your own story that God is writing. It may not look like you will have a happy ending some days, however if you put your trust and faith in God, happy ending’s are actually just the beginning of something wonderful.

You will always have your mom and dad who love you. As well as a God who loves you even more then you can ever imagine.

Love always, Mom

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I highly recommend the movie! It had some life lessons that are important, and it was nice to see a movie that was stunning. I hope you all have a wonderful night!

~ Brandy