7 Pretty Things On Sunday

PhotobucketToday I am joining in on the 7 Pretty Things On Sunday linky party, hosted by Gussy Sews, Matchstick Molly, Much Love, Illy, & The Letter 4.  :)  It’s just a fun way to share seven inspiring photos that you love.

Lately, I’ve been spending a little too much time on Pinterest and in turn, finding awesome new blogs.  I always make sure that the proper source is linked, and if it isn’t – I don’t pin it!  99% of the time I click over and check out the source too.

So, showing you 7 pretty, inspiring things is easy.  :)  It’s just hard to narrow it down to 7!

Pink flowers of different varieties ~ which is your favorite?

Source: weddingchicks.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Colorful & fun packaging 

Source: tokketok.com via Mindy on Pinterest

I love this color scheme ~ wedding colors?

Source: creaturecomfortsblog.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Appropriate photo for Valentine’s Day ~ coming soon!

Source: acreativemint.typepad.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Beautiful wedding inspiration

Source: abryanphoto.com via Mindy on Pinterest

I love love love everything about this photo!

Source: ourblogoflove.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Beautiful decor of origami & lights

Source: lizellelotter.co.za via Mindy on Pinterest


Let me know if you enjoyed these 7 pretty things & if you linked up as well.  I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!  :)

A favorite date


It’s far more than a Hallmark holiday for us. I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day, but little did I know how much more significance it would hold after 2006. It would become our day, a day of celebration with the boy of my dreams. Literally. In our junior high days, I wouldn’t have believed anyone if they told me I’d be your girlfriend in the future. No way! But God does some pretty awesome things.

It’s been four years since we first became an official couple. Although we’ve had some ups and downs since then and you can’t exactly say we’ve been together for 4 years, I believe that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him. I have faith and hope that we can make up for these past Valentine’s Days we spent apart with lots of future Valentine’s Days together. :)

I missed you today though, Valentine, and I cannot wait to see you this coming weekend. It’s been a month too long since you last held me tight.

Feb 2006

Even though I wish distance did not separate us, I try not to fight it and instead, soak up some valuable lessons while I can. Like patience and appreciation and how much it really means to be hand in hand. It may sound funny, but I hope I never forget what’s it like to long for a hug… for three months straight.

So now… two of my favorite things to say…

I love you, Ryan. Happy 2.14!

Hate mail

Dear Winter,

Alright, that’s it. You’ve crossed the line by coming between Ryan and me… and I have a problem with that. (Yes, this is a threat.)

You know exactly what I’m talking about:

Perhaps I should’ve been more specific about the white blanket of snow in my first letter to you. You see, there are certain times I do not want snow falling and ruining my plans. I’m not even asking for much– I hardly ever have plans to ruin! Until now.

How dare you mess with a cuddle-deprived, long-distance couple who just wants to share a flippin’ hug? (And maybe a kiss.)

Just recently, I finally thought of the genius idea that Ryan could rent a car to come see me! He doesn’t have a car, but I never thought of the car rental option… I only thought of buses, planes, trains, and hitchhiking. He planned to visit this weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day early… until you decided to be funny. There just so happens to be a huge winter storm covering the entire route from Ryan to me. No one is laughing.

Lovely timing. Just lovely.

Now I’m snowed in after a long week of tests…. with no boyfriend to cuddle and make babies snow angels. (Totally kidding about the babies. I’m sleep deprived.) He is snowed in 380+ miles away. There’s something wrong with this picture.

For goodness’ sake, I didn’t even get a cancelled class out of this deal. Nothing.

I hope you are happy that I now have to wait two more !@*## weeks to see my Love.

A lonely girlfriend