February 25, 2015

Embracing Womanhood #WCW

Welcome to #WomanofChristWednesday!

I think my understanding of femininity is constantly maturing and deepening since I am only a seventeen year old girl. But I have never let my age determine the way I think. I am growing up in a world that is so very confused of what true womanhood looks like and for me that is deeply saddening because being a woman is such a great gift! Think about it, we are the only ones on this planet that can carry life in our womb. Don't you think just because of that we as woman should get and give ourselves the respect that comes with being a woman? I know that as I grow into my role as a woman in today's society I will gain a bigger understanding of what the definition of femininity is. But I am not rushing or trying to push "growing up" because right now in everything I do I am laying the foundation for my future.

As a future woman in today’s world I need to fully embrace the gifts that I can contribute to society.

This means I have to submit my whole being to the sweetness of His Loving Will and to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit.

It means giving of myself to the Church and the New Evangelization.
It means developing a strong spiritual life.
It means stepping up and out of my comfort zone and taking more responsibility.
It means knowing my personal sense of style and being confident in it.
It means reaching out to others who are in need of compassion or just a shoulder to cry on.
It means making wise choices in who I choose as role models.
It means keeping my core values with me no matter what happens in life.
It means that sometimes I have to say no.

Embracing womanhood means embracing everything about yourself: your bodily image, your talents, your quirks, your vocation in life, your role in others life, and most importantly your relationship with your Heavenly Father.

February 18, 2015


Look at His adorable face.
Look at His glazed and sunken eyes.
Look at His wounds.
Look Jesus in the Face.
There, you will see how He loves us.

  -St. Therese of Lisieux

"Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God" 
-St. John Damascene
  • Do my lenten reading plan -Something for the mind: Father Elijah: An Apocalypse by Michael O'Brien -Something for the Soul: The Way by Josemaria Escrivia -Something for the Heart: Embracing Therese, Faustina and Bernadette: Three Saints Who Challenged My Faith, Gave Me Hope, and Taught Me How to Love
  • Pray the Litany of Humility everyday 
  • Write in my prayer journal every 
  • Pray the stations of the cross on Fridays
  • Go to weekly adoration 
  • Remember the person of the day in my prayers
  • Instead of listening to secular music, listen to some lenten themed music or some Christian songs that draws me into the desert with our Lord
  • Journal for 10 mins each day
  • Go one day a week (Friday) without social media
Almsgiving/Thankfulness/Give of Myself
  • Write more faith based posts
  • Go on more walks with my siblings
  • Add blessings to my list
  • Write more letters to friends
Okay, well there you go, my 2015 Lent game plan. I would love to hear your thoughts as well as what YOUR plans for Lent are. Just remember to ask yourself why you are doing this. 

"God gives the growth." 
(1 Cor. 3:7)
February 14, 2015

Finding Joy in Singlehood

While everyone is posting about date night ideas and getting dressed for that fancy dinner with that special someone, I thought I would share with you a few reasons why I think singlehood is actually a beautiful + joyous time in persons life.

Singleness: a word that has so much negativity, loneliness,  and questions. What no boyfriend? She must be ugly. She has no future.
‘Everyone else’ is in a relationship right now, so why shouldn’t I be?  Is something wrong with me?

That is how the world views singlehood. But I view it as a joyous soul searching period.

I am a HS Senior and have never been on a date. And I haven't been looking.

"High school is about finding your bridesmaids not your husband"

Single is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on anyone except God.  It’s a person who is trusting God with their future, with their life, and with their love story.

These early years when your on the peak of adulthood is a time when you should be finding who you are. These are the years of possibility and growing and exploring. These are the years when you find out what it means to be you. When you form your own opinions and make your own decisions.

There's joy in being a single young woman.

You don't have to go through all that heart ache and confusion of having a boyfriend who he himself hasn't found what it means to be a young man.

You don't have to date in High School or College to feel fulfilled. You don't have to settle down in a serious relationship or jump from multiple casual ones.

Embrace your singlehood. Because you won't get it back. 
Being single is not about putting your life on hold for that perfect relationship.
It is a time where you can grow into your role in society.
A time where you can travel.
A time where you can do mission work.
A time where you can invest in your friendships.
A time where you can dedicate yourself to your studies.
A time where  you can find new hobbies.
A time where you can get to know "you".
A time where you can have Netflix nights.
A time where you can go on an impromptu trip with friends. 
A time where you can prepare your heart for that future relationship.

There's joy in being single. The grace is in finding it.

February 10, 2015

How Can This Blog be Better?

Everyday I am constantly striving to think up new ways to make this blog better and give you the readers what you want to read. In order for me to do this most effectively I would ask you to take 2 minutes and fill out this 5 question survey that would help me tremendously. Y'all are awesome and I am blessed to know each of you! 

February 7, 2015

Galetine's Day Ideas ♥

I love the idea of getting together with your besties on Feb 13th and having a girls night in. Just get some cute & comfy pj's, pick out the sappiest chick-flick, and stock up on that chocolate. Here are a few ideas for you Galentine's. 

♥ Mini Mac & Cheese - comfort food is always a good option
♥ Italian food
Pink Velvet Cupcakes
♥ Chocolate Mousse
♥ Churros
♥ Red Velvet Cupcakes
Chocolate Raspberry Muddy Buddies

♥ Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Audrey Hepburn is a goddess. If you haven't seen it, this classic chick flick must be on your bucket list.

♥ The Princess Diaries (2001)
If only we could all find out that we’re secretly the princess of a foreign country.

♥ Letters to Juliet (2010)
Take me to Verona!

♥ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Make sure to get 1 and 2! Such a fun movie to watch with the gals! 

♥ The Parent Trap (1998)
I officially want to live on a vineyard.

♥ Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
This romantic comedy has everything you could want.

♥ Leap Year (2010)
Love the soundtrack to this movie!

It might also be fun to do a fun Valentine's nail look.

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”