Monday, March 2, 2015

The Sobbing Fest

We all have those songs that make us cry. Even if we don't cry now over them, we did at one point. I am not the type to cry over many things, but I have a playlist of the songs that make me cry.

So I named it appropriately, Sobbing Fest. I thought I would share a few of those songs here on the blog.

I cry over some simply because they are beautiful. But then others I can relate with so well in different ways that I can't help it.

Let me know if you can relate with me after listening to a few. Warning, SMS (Shine) is the worst and you must watch the whole video. Tears are a definite.


SMS (Shine)
Just watch the video. Then you will see why I cry.



Via Dolorosa
This song moves me so much. It is a beautiful reminder of how much Christ gave for us.



The Call
This song is the painful reminder that I am growing up. My childhood is bid farewell as my beloved Narnia characters say goodbye. 



Vanilla Twilight
This song is simply so beautifully written and sung I adore it. There are those certain lines that you can't help but cry over.



Little Light 
This one is so special to me because it reminds me of my little siblings. I have watched seven of my siblings grow up form babyhood, and it is just so emotional for me.



The Last Goodbye
If you like Lord of the Rings, you had to have cried over this song. This was our farewell to Middle Earth. To all out beloved characters who had become our best friends.



Messiah
Another amazing reminder of how wonderful our Jesus is. It is so beautifully done. 



Ok, so what did you listen to? Any other songs that you love that make you cry?
 Love to hear about them and share in your tears!

-Melody


Friday, February 27, 2015

Snail Mail

Who doesn't get super excited when they get a hand written letter? It really makes you just want to spin in circles. So, why not brighten someones day? It's snail mail time! Check out some of the inspiration below, and be the sunshine today, send someone some snail mail.

























Alright, now it's time for you to try. I hope you are fully inspired! 
Check back here to see what I came up with from my Pinterest hunt!

-Melody 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

25 Random Facts about Me

In for something random? I have complied a list of random facts about me. Be prepared for some extremely random (and some what strange) facts about me. Ready?

1. I used to want to be a nurse because I thought their job was to hold babies all day.
2. I'm afraid of blenders.
3. I still play with Legos.
4. I always wear ear buds when I put on make up so that I can listen to a few tunes in the morning.
5. I'm horrible at cooking. 
6. I can never decide my hair color, am I a brunette or blond?
7. I can't stand shopping
8. I crave Wendy's frosties all the time. 
9. I have had an insane crush on my own fictional character. (You can probably guess his name)
10. I savor a jar of nutella way to long.
11. I despise the move chasing punch in Karate.
12. I have always slept in a bunk bed, besides a crib of course. 
13. My siblings think I am the jack-of-all-trades.
14. I have had crushes on historical people. (Yes, dead people)
15. I adore fantasy.
16. I browse through font websites for fun. 
17. People have mistaken me for my sisters twin forever. (We have no twins in the family)
18. I have been asked if I was a body guard before. Perhaps I am to quiet in public. 
19. I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy in a week.
20. I can listen to Owl City, Vanilla Twilight on repeat forever. 
21. I have never flown in a plane.
22. I am making myself a Jedi robe. 
23. The first thing people always mention about me when they meet me is how blue my eyes are. 
24. I can't (and won't) freestyle dance. 
25. Everyone thinks I am older than my 21 and 18 year old sisters. 

Your turn! Tell me a couple random facts about you! Anything similar to mine?

-Melody

Monday, February 23, 2015

Making the Most of a Situation

So, you get this job that you really never dreamed of, but hey it's a job. You are payed well, the job isn't to hard, and you're pretty sure you will be doing this for a while. After a few weeks, you start to get a little down as you realize how much you really don't love the job. You dread going back, but you keep it up since you need an income.

This was me. I was babysitting. Yes, my logical intellectual brain dreaded watching a baby for three hours twice a week. babies have never been my expertise, in fact half the time I am terrified of them. This one was older than twelve months, so I said I could do it. (Newborns do not work with me, #greatestfear)

As I sit watching this baby for three hours, I groan as I wish I could be doing anything else. 

I guess I really got the heart change when I came to babysit a few weeks back. I knock at the door as usual. His mom answers with a smile, I step inside and hear the baby squeal with joy. He runs to the door with a beaming smile. He is happy to see me? Wow. 

Next visit, same thing. 

One after that, same thing. 

Apparently he loves hanging out with me. 

So, I made a decision, I would make the most out of this. 

I buy a pack of bubble gum, grab my crochet project, dress in my favorite pair of skinny jeans and baggy shirt. I am ready for a day of hanging out with a baby, building Duplos, reading horribly made nursery rhyme books, and eating cheddar bunnies. 

Guess what? I fully enjoyed those three hours. 

Some times, you just need to set it in your mind that you will make the most of it. You will have fun, and you can enjoy yourself. 


Have you ever had a job that you absolutely could not stand? What did you end up doing about it?

-Melody

Friday, February 20, 2015

Epic Cat Photo Session

 I have never really liked cats, only because I have met few cats that don't attack me the moment I sit next to them. Recently I met a cat who is pretty stingy, doesn't like to be touched by many, but for some odd reason hasn't left me alone. It always wants me to pet it, and when I'm not it will sit by my feet. Never thought I would have power over one of the proudest animals on earth.

I took advantage of this cats obsession over me, and decided to get a few pictures of it. It's a really pretty cat who turns out to be pretty photogenic, although she would only stay still as she listened to a car drive by. So I did my best to catch her when she would stop rubbing her face all over me.

Enjoy! 








Hope you enjoyed them! What are you like with cats? 

-Melody