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When life is terrible and I feel tossed and shaken, I have to find myself repeating the words of David.
"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord and who meditates on His law day and night.  That person is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither--whatever they do prospers."                         ~Psalms 1:1-3 
I have to plant myself in His His Him alone.

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Fashion that Inspires

Last week I found myself perusing through Netflix to find a movie.  I stumbled across an old classic.  The fashion of this movie completely inspired me, so obviously I wanted to share it. Maybe you'll find yourself equally inspired.

The designs for this movie were designed by none other than William Travilla.  I believe his designs can best be described as stunning.

Here are a few pieces I found similar to the original designs.  I love them too.

How to Marry a Millionaire

Yellow cocktail dress / Oscar de la Renta / Mango bow print dress, $195 / Lanvin / J.Crew ruched swimwear / TIBI sandals / Jimmy Choo high heels / Christian Louboutin , $355 / Sergio Rossi high heel platform sandals / Kate Spade leather shoes / Mar y Sol raffia beach tote / Peacock purse / Nine West / Jimmy Choo python purse

Closing the Week

Just two months from today, I will be in Paris for the very first time.  I'm extremely excited.  I can't wait.  I've never been to Europe so you can imagine the measure of my anticipation.

As I look forward to September, I find that there is still life happening around me.  A lot of life is like this...a looking forward to the future and forgetting to enjoy the life we have right now.  It's so easy to do.  I struggle with it all the time.  But I must remember that while the future is full of possibilities, the present is full of hope.  And without hope those possibilities will never come.

I so ofter just expect to wake up one morning and find that my entire life has changed.  Like in The Little Princess when Shirley Temple wakes up to find untold treasures from her beloved India.  Yet, life is not like that at all.

We become.

In everything we do,
we think,
we say,
we become our future.

As my weekend begins, I'm choosing to become.  To become more than I am and to enjoy today.

Here's what happened on the blog this week

I cooked up an Old Fashioned Shrimp Boil and I also crafted with some sea shells.  They're now my favorite color: gold.  I wrote about writing stories with our lives and sharing them with other people.  And, on top of all that, I introduced one of my favorite companies, Noonday.  I love their products, but I also love their purpose.

Share with me your favorite post for the week.  Leave a link in the comments and I'll check it out.


The Line Up: Noonday Collection

This is NOT a sponsored post.  All of the opinions and views are my own.

Last September, I attended a truck show hosted by the ladies of Prairie Hive for one of the most unique direct sales products I've ever seen.  I loved the designs of the jewelry and home items, but I loved the purpose of the products so much more.

Noonday Collection was started in in 2010 after Jessica Honegger and her husband, Joe, decided to adopted internationally.  Orginally, Jessica hosted truck shows in her home with necklaces, bracelets, scarves that she had picked up on her latest trip to Uganda.  Soon she found that her shoes began to grow.  She realized that she was making an impact on her world.  Not only was she raising money for her own international adoption, but she was also making a huge impact in the world by giving the artisans would made the products a job.

Even though Jessica and Joe have added to their family, Noonday still believes every child belongs in a family and their products help fund adoptions both international and state side.

I just love this company--it's meaning and their products--so much I wanted to share some of their line with you today.  I know you will love them too.


Stories of Redemption

I love telling stories. 

I’m not entirely certain why stories captive my mind.  Maybe it has something to do with the emotions that a story produces or maybe it’s just because I love the pictures my mind paints when I image the story coming to life.

I’m not entirely certain why I love stories, but I think that it’s because a story is where a person lives.  It’s a snapshot of who they are and what they believe and how they feel.  It describes the history that molded their future.  A story gives depth to the pictures we see of people in life.

God writes stories.  He’s actually writing a master story.  It’s called God’s plan for man. 

DIY Gold Gilded Sea Shells

Last week I stumbled across these shells (here) from Aerin website and instantly fell for these shells.  I love them.  They are gorgeous  classic, and beautiful...from the ocean.  (Do you see the nautical theme I've got going on here?)

I decided to recreate them using

Old Fashion Shrimp Boil

If you follow All My Love for All My Days on Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed that I've become somewhat obsessed with nautical anything.  You won't find me making any apologies.  Why would I?  Classical colors.  Fun stripes.  And the ocean...lots of the ocean.

My grandmother always serves boiled shrimp for our Christmas Eve dinner and they are always wonderful.  But it was on the shore of Pensacola Beach that I experiences the true beauty of a colossal shrimp.  And wow, oh wow!  Amazing.

I'm certain that recreating that recipe would be impossible for me mostly because truly fresh shrimp isn't quite as possible as I'd like living in middle America.

Here's the recipe I came up with and it was quite good, if I do say so myself.

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