February 15, 2015

california loveThis week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…

I’ve been loving the sunshine lately and have had a deeper appreciation for California. I’m a grey weather loving gal, so this is unusual for me.

God’s really been bringing me to my knees. I’m incapable of so much (everything really), and fall short daily, and I’ve been learning to trust God more.

I love all the adorable clothing pieces from Pigs & Roses. This sweatshirt is so perfectly playful!

My sister always encourages me with the joy that overflows from her heart. It’s a joy that only comes from God. Read her post “The Night I Met With Love.”

This food savings site is so interesting in that (along with strategies for shopping healthfully on a budget) they will give you USDA estimates on what your family grocery budget should be monthly based on the ages and genders of the members of your household… Our results were that we were spending less than projected, so that’s good!

The beautiful spring weather has me excited about sandal season again and I like the sparkle in these ones.

Since tomorrow is a holiday here for some in the states, I think the girls will have a lot of fun making these necklaces.

I’m learning every day how to be a more patient and joyful mother. I joke with the girls and change some of the lyrics of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” song to… “I have four lovely daughters, they’ll tell you I’m insane…” The girls love that line because they know it’s so true sometimes.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


4 comments on “huzzah!”

  • Frédérique says:

    Totally glorious weather, I agree! Turns out we also spend less than suggested for food, yay!!! great website! xo

    • Rubyellen says:

      Most of our budget goes to our grocery expenses, so I’m glad to see we spend less than suggested too!

  • Melissa says:

    Hello! I think I’ve mentioned this in the past but you really have a lovely blog! I enjoy reading about your very real relationship with God-ups and downs included. My husband and I are planning to move to Los Angeles next year but are concerned about finding a great church down there. In hopes that you’re ok with sharing, may I please ask which church you attend there?

    • Rubyellen says:

      We used to attend a church downtown called CrossView, but the church voted to disband (not for any scandalous reasons), but simply our pastor got called to pastor a church in the suburbs. We are currently looking for another church closer to where we live, but as far as churches in Los Angeles these are my recommendations:
      Hope Hollywood
      Reality LA
      Sovereign Grace

      If you want more info on other churches or to dialogue more about it, send me an email and I can share more with you!

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