11.12.2011

The times are a changin' >>>

Good Morning!  Thank you so much to everyone who left such thoughtful feedback on my baby post.  I was pretty amazed at how many people came out and talked about their personal experiences here on the blog and on my facebook.  Thank you!  I know that all of my fears are valid, and also normal.  Some are a bit extreme, but only b/c of the circumstances Ive had to face so far in life with losing loved ones.  I am currently undergoing some major changes in my core being, which have really been validated through my personal readings with Julie.  Im quite impressed with her soul work and I feel like its starting me on a much needed journey of healing and truly loving myself.  As I work through some things I may share.  Alot of it is very personal work, so Ill most likely keep alot to myself, but as I feel I can, Ill share so that maybe you too can learn from it too.  We are all here to learn from each other as we walk this path of life.  There are so many different twists and turns we can take... people we can run to and people we can run away from... same goes for situations.  And the wonderful part is that it is all our choice.  We have the choice each morning when we wake up to decide what we are going to do (for the most part, besides your core needs, jobs and children, etc)... But you get the point.  I think so many people just ride lifes current and live.  But to truly live, I think you have to make some pretty hard choices and climb some pretty big mountains.  And the people you meet along the way are some of the most important parts.  Its not only through nature and god that we connect, but through others, even the ones that walk away from us.  There is something to be learned in it all.  And honestly, some of the people who have walked out of my life, although it hurt tremendously, it grew the biggest, most beautiful trees in my heart.  Sort of like pulling weeds out of your garden that you didnt realize were choking out the prettiest plants from blooming.  Then one day you turn around and realize a tree you never even knew existed has come into full bloom.  Get it???  Anyway, I have alot going on emotionally behind the scenes, and I dont forsee this as a 'weekend get away' kind of healing, but a life altering slow growing kind of healing.  

Yesterday we went to visit my family in the city.  They had just gotten back from a trip to Savannah Georgia and I was ancy to see everyone.  We had spagetti dinner at my nanna's, which I always eat wayyyy to much of b/c its sooooo good.  Then chocolate mousse pie!  My nanna sure knows how to fatten you up!  I always love eating at her house.  I got to play with my nephew Aiden, which doesnt happen often enough.  It was so much fun.  I got him a little airplane toy and he played with it the whole time we were there, it made my heart happy.  It was so nice to see my family.  And in just two weeks I get to see them again for Thanksgiving!!!

I think my outfit yesterday was one of my favorites.  So so comfy but still so me.  The necklace is one that will be coming to the shop soon.  I have lots of new goodies made, just havent had time to post them yet.  (and didnt James just look adorable???)

Side note:  I love butter beans.  Anyone else with me?  My mom always made them.  I hated them when I was younger, but grew to love them since she made them so often.  Now I eat them just to think of her and smile.  And it works!  And.... you know those beautiful solid colored bowls that they sell at Anthropologie???  Well, Ive been wanting to collect them for years now, but I can never bring myself to spend that much on a bowl.  When me and Shelley went shopping the other day, they had this teal color on sale for $2!!!!  So I got the first bowl in my collection!  Ill slowly collect them as I can.

PEACE,
Laura

23 comments:

  1. i love this outfit. it's so comfortable but cute. my favorite.
    i'm glad you are feeling better about things.this sort of stuff can really blow your mind when you think about it. life, death, new life, time.

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  2. i like your choking weed pulling & tree growing analogy. you have the gift of words. :)

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  3. lovely outfit, and you are looking more relaxed.x am glad all the work you are doing is helping. now, what do you do with your butter beans? just eat them on their own??

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  4. yes, just salt and pepper! all by themselves :)

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  5. lovely and wise as always :) cute photos of the two of you!
    I have been in love with those latte bowls for years but can never decide which colors I want... should I mix? get all the same? how many of each? It's been a long process haha. Do you want all teal or will you mix all different colors?

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  6. As you were taking about your "tree in heart" analogy I was just kind of nodding my head because it was all very true and then I had the most beautiful mental picture of a great big tree growing inside my chest! It's beautiful! And it's still there as I type this. What wonderful things you say!

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  7. Hi! I just found your blog via abeautifulmess and I'm so happy I did! I absolutely love the weed/tree analogy.. it's so right on. Figuring out life is definitely a process, but like they say, enjoy the journey and stop focusing on the destination. You're totally right about having to make real choices and climb mountains to truly live. Love your pictures and your outfit : )
    Victoria
    www.foreverfashionablylate.com

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  8. What a lovely post. I know exactly what you mean about making hard choices in life...my husband joined the Army to challenge himself, and now that he's been in school for a few years he's decided to challenge himself again with a more difficult job. He said "if I played it safe, I wouldn't be with you. I wouldn't have joined the Army. I'm young, I need to make difficult choices." Best of luck to you guys!

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  9. Love your cute little smirk. Your family time sounds wonderful. I'm a sucker for spaghetti too!
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  10. hailey, i was one of all the different colors, or at least the ones i love the most :)

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  11. this is amazing! i'm so happy that you're learning and shifting and growing and healing. and you look peaceful. <3

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  12. sounds like you are working through so much laura, you are so strong it is inspiring.
    the outfit is perfection :) i hope sunday brings you lots of smiles.

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  13. I came across your blog today for the first time and I enjoy reading what you have to say! youre picture also very beautiful, I'll definitely come back here :)

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  14. Laura I have been reading your blog for the last month or so (I actually went and your read posts for at least a year back when I found you) and you are so inspiring! I am going through a time right now where a lot of change is occurring and needs to happen and it is wonderful to hear you speak about your journey in such a passionate and optimistic way.

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  15. I really like you style, this outfit look amazing on you. And your moccasins are so perfect!

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  16. im glad you said how you make them bc they look really yummy!!!

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  17. Hey there Laura,

    Super cute outfit!
    I always love the mix and cozy and cute.

    Speaking of outfits, I thought you might enjoy this post, where I have pics wearing my first Skyline Fever shirt!

    http://jessicasgotthis.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-know-what-i-realized-this-morning.html

    I just got it in the mail the other day, and the second I put it on I knew I HAD to wear it that night.
    Can't wait to order more!
    Thanks so much!

    XO, Jessica

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  18. Gah, I don't know if I've told you this yet but your layout is super pretty! It really pulls me in and tempts me to read more. So creative. :)

    I love your analogy about the weeds and the blooms -- so true! I never thought of it that way before, such a great philosophy.

    I adore Anthropologie! I wonder if any of those bowls are at the location near me? Hmm...

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  19. You are such a lovely soul, Laura! I'm glad to have met you on this wide blogosphere, you're an amazing person.

    Also, I adore this outfit. I love how you manage to look so stylish but so comfortable and casual. I try that and I mostly just look slumpy.

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  20. Absolutely love your blog, I understand about your hubbie and the issues with medication and everything that goes along with that. I'm a nurse and I wonder often why things are the way they are with insurance. Hang in there.

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  21. butter beeaaaanssss.... yuuuuummmmeeeh! I love them oh so much!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!