Giving it up

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.  Exodus 14:14 

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God is Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and i will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear , and the burden I give you is light” Matthew 11:28-30

People are people. Meaning we are all broken, and we all hurt. Everyone reacts to hurt differently. Either we keep it to ourselves and let it grow into something else, or we lash out at others, or we hurt others with our comments and attitudes- however it is that we deal with it, I think it’s important to give it to God from the moment it happens so that we don’t end up reacting in a manner we’d regret. I’ve been guilty of not doing this, and I end up taking it out on the people I love most, or whoever happens to be around me. I’m not a perfect Christian, which no one is. Whenever I feel hurt by someone I know, I just give myself a minute for a good cry (even before I was pregnant so its not my preggo hormones or anything) and just ask God to take the hurt away. I can’t change people and how they treat me or talk about me but I can give it to God. Sure, I can confront them about it all, but first and foremost I give it to Him. If you know me, you will know that I repress my feelings as much as I can, so if I’m crying its because I’ve reached my limit. lol I’m working on having some confrontational moments with those who take me there (after I evaluate the situation of course) because #thebibletellsmeso Matthew 18:15-17. I receive so much comfort knowing I’m not alone and that He hears my cries and carries my burdens. 

Just wanted to share some real talk today. 

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Picture source: Andy Ryan Flores

I’m currently at 32 weeks. I feel more pressure on my belly, and seem to waddle at times. I’m on my 8th month and its hitting me all over again-we’re gonna be parents. I’m not gonna lie, I cried a little bit. It suddenly felt very overwhelming, and I felt so unprepared. I know it will all work out, and my natural mommy instincts will kick in, but I had a moment. Just wanted to be real about it. I’m lucky to have Danny be so confident, supportive and encouraging. He’s the best.

Little Mila weighs about 3 3/4 lbs. according to my  Baby Center app. It also says she has fingernails, toenails and hair. It also says I should be gaining about a pound a week until she’s ready to come out. Eek! Yolo. Its gonna be great!

Just wanted to update, hope your week is going well so far! I’ll be updating on the Baby Shower soon!

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Savory Palette

I love food. It makes me heart happy. Doesn’t help that I also happen to be an emotional eater (that’s another blog post waiting to happen). For the most part I enjoy savory foods over sweet. I love me some salt. I don’t completely shun sweets-at all, but I have a tendency to crave or prefer the saltier things in life. Every time I go to Greenstreet for brunch, I order a cream cheese and chives omelette. It comes with potatoes and toast. Heavenly. Every now and then I’ll try to explore the options and venture out into their array of pancakes and French toast.

I’ve learned a few things from this venture. One-if I order pancakes or French toast it’s gotta be the plain buttermilk pancakes (maybe a fruit topping or if they have their magical lemon ricotta pancakes-which is rare) and regular French toast. I’ve gotten Nutella French toast, Nutella French toast with bananas, cinnamon roll pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes etc. all delicious but I can only have a few bites. Which makes me sad for my wallet. It’s just too much for me. I end up picking at Danny’s breakfast toast and enjoying that more than all the sweetness on my plate. So, I’ll just stick to my salty happiness and stick to my gut and not explore. I’ll be happier in the end for sure.

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Pics via Yelp and Pinterest :)

Memorial Day Sale

If you don’t know- Hustle Sauce is having a Memorial Day Weekend Sale. 25 % off your entire purchase. Just be sure to enter the code: MEMORIAL at checkout to receive the discount. I’ve been wanting to do a sale for bit, so here ya go folks. Enjoy the long weekend!

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Also, check out this lovely illustration by my friend Luis Mora. He’s an excellent photographer and has been creating the neatest illustrations lately. Totally puts me in the mood to hit up the beach or go on photo adventures. Love that feeling! Makes me wanna design beach towelsssss. ::lightbulb::

Check out his insta: @digitaldoodles_

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