Friday, July 27, 2012

Round II

You all met my sweet friend, Abby Anderson on here back in June. Recently I had another opportunity to model some of her new jewelry designs for her company Genteel. My goodness, she is so talented! 

Dress: Anthropologie (last season) Earrings: Francesca's. Nails: OPI Samoan Sand. 

I felt even more lucky this time because my boyfriend (you may remember him from his video shred-i-gator) helped out by taking the pictures. What more could a girl ask for? A day wearing beautiful jewelry and your boyfriend taking pictures.

Denim: Banana Republic. Knit Top: Nordstrom. Shoes: Urban Outfitters (circa 2008.) 

Abby made these two pieces while we were together at Castaway Club this past month and hopes to enter them into some design competitions this coming month. Again, if you'd like to get in contact with Abby about her jewelry designs, her website is:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

May Our Bodies Be Light

It's so good to be back! Sorry for the month long hiatus. I thought I was going to be a better blogger for the month of July but my goodness, it really got the best of me.

For the past month, I had the opportunity to serve at Castaway Club, the same Young Life camp I went to in June with my high school friends. I had the privilege to work along side some incredibly talented people as we created together a space for hundreds of campers each week to experience the Kingdom of God. I still am so humbled to be a small part of ushering that in. 

As I look back at my time there, there is one night at camp is overwhelmingly my favorite. Castaway Club is a camp set on Pelican Lake and its beach/nautical setting makes it a unique Young Life property. One night we had a "beach party" that ended with a glow stick dance party. It was incredible to watch these high school students dance like they were created to dance. 

In the song "Heaven Breaks" by Sleeping At Last, the lyrics say:

"When angels meet the earth, may our bodies be light.
When angels meet the earth, may our heavy hearts untie. 
When angels meet the earth, may our bodies be light.
May our bodies be light for you."

I don't want to over analyze or fabricate a moment to be something more than it was but that night at camp felt like those lyrics to me. When angels meet the earth, may our bodies be light.... May our heavy hearts untie.

Here, have a listen.