Monday, June 20

beauty filled

first up, {amy} you won yourself a little something something from pink lemonade!
email me so i can get you hooked up.

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the beauty book began it's journey on saturday. it felt good to write a little bit of my own story and share something with women who are around my age or older. a lot of times i think struggles with self image and self worth are pegged on adolescence. it's almost like when it comes time to graduate college, begin a career, get married, have children, or just when we reach a certain age, we are not supposed to struggle that way. but, i know many women are. i want Jesus to fill these women up with hope in Him to overcome these struggles. i want Jesus to assure and reassure each of them how beautiful they truly are. my prayer is that the beauty book will help in that.

the beauty book project is sponsored by aubrey plays.

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i couldn't, for the life of me, get my pink nail polish off my toenails. naturally, i just caked some more on top of it… and now it's chipped and lookin' classy. also classy? those sandals that i bought at target in 2005 for my sister in law's wedding. they broke this weekend. and then so did my heart.

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father's day 2011. so thankful for a husband who sacrifices, provides, loves, and serves. most of all for a husband who seeks Jesus first and foremost.

also, thankful that he is passing down his love for camo shorts & black t-shirts to our boys. three of a kind.

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they had their first taste of a kiddie amusement park. it was the sweetest thing.

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besides these sweet things, of course. summertime ice cream. is there anything else like it?

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oh em gee. i know all you west coasters have been eating at frozen yogurt (with endless toppings) places for, like, years now. but, hey, this was my first experience. or maybe first seven experiences cause i went every day for a week. 16 handles, you have my heart.

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and here's a random list of things to do with your kids when you're all bored.

1) open up the back of your van and have a picnic, or just let your kids climb around.

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2) chew on sticks.

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3) sing songs about swinging on swings while swinging. warning: this could last a long time.

aren't i so creative?

and on a completely different note.

i jumped on the pinterest train…

this may take me a while to get into, considering i have pinned one thing in my whole pinning career.

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also, for all you local folk, i am offering 30-45 minute photo sessions this saturday for $45. this includes all your pictures edited and on a cd for you. email me if you are interested!

happy monday!

19 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love a good pair of camo shorts and a black T? So in love with your beauty book idea, can't wait to read it and put my story in it. xo

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  2. ahhh the ice cream photos?
    adorable. beyond. :)

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  3. I, too, have just recently jumped on the pinterest bandwagon. It's definitely going to take me a while to get the hang of it. :-)

    Lovely pictures...

    ~jennifer

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  4. cuteness.
    your family is so precious.
    HOORAY for the beauty book!

    one of my fondest memories is a hot summer weekend in ny at midway park. with family, rides and a roller rink. rockin' the side pony. i think i was 7. that's when i decided that amusement parks were my fave.

    also, you are my fave.
    praying your fresh new week is beauty filled indeed!
    xo

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  5. loved the pictures! and i'm glad i'm not the only one who just paints over whatever happens to be on my toenails- not always but sometimes. it's just easier. geez! at least there is paint there right?

    love it danielle!

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  6. Lovely pics !!Loving family,Thanks for sharing such a great moments, it's flashed back to my past days...

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  7. The amusement park looks like such a blast! The icecream pictures are too cute!!

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  8. eeeek! i'm so excited, i love all of the things in the pink lemonade shop : ) woohooo! and seriously, danielle? you will be pinning like a mad-woman very soon, i promise you that...it is so addictive! the good kind of
    addictive! : D

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  9. So excited the book went out! Can't wait until I have it!! Also, your hoop art DIY inspired me to do some of my own, and now I am doing a giveaway of them on my blog! Thanks for sharing all your crafting and great ideas!! Check out my hoop frames at www.samandlaurenbattershell.blogspot.com

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  10. Congrats to Amy on her win! And I agree...you'll be hooked. Pinterest is such a fun place to be inspired.
    xo

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  11. can't wait for the book! your BRILLIANT danielle.
    i love your little black T & camo shorts gang... so freakin' CUTE!

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  12. danielle! i just love your posts. i know i've said this before but your love of life and family comes through so clearly! hope i get to meet you at blog sugar!

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  13. i can't wait to meet this children.

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  14. So excited for the beauty book! And totally jealous of your fro' yo' stops. Perfect summer treat!

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  15. I love the photos of your boys! They are just two presh! You guys made some beautiful kiddos!

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  16. i just love your pictures of your family..you have three very handsome men in your life and i know they are so lucky to have YOU! :)

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  17. ah pinterest. i'm the saddest pinner ever. 3 pins. all food.

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  18. LOVE your pics. can't wait to see what you pin! thanks for sharing!

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  19. Really this may take me a while to get into, considering i have pinned one thing in my whole pinning career.

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