Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

nautical me

i really love nautical inspired clothing (e.g. sailor dresses, knot bracelets, etc.). not all of the below are your traditional nautical inspired clothing, but what reminds me of nuatical things.

white and blue

anchors away

mmm.... :)

darling dress

are these cute?

anchor bracelet

polka dots and blue. :)

over sized shirt? perfect fix!

rope knot bracelet

stripes and gray

buttons, buttons, buttons


more stripes and blue

this is a little too baggy for my liking, but it's still neat!

cute headband

i love these bracelets!

polka dots + yellow + blue + buttons + cardigan + belt = adorable

so feminine, don't you think?


belts are such a cool accessory!

earrings giveaway...

mr. kiwi

prayer request...

  ...for our Grams (Anna, Mom's mom) as she undergoes major, double-hip replacement surgery this morning at 10am?  we are resting in the peace that Jesus gives us, and know that she is in His precious arms of protection and care.

please pray:

  • that the surgery goes well, without any complications
  • that she'll be protected from any infections during her surgery, from the prostheses or her hospital stay
  • that she recovers quickly and fully
  • that her time in the hospital would be a time of restful recovery and encouragement
  • that she would do well in the rehab center 
  • that she would be free from pain
thank you dear friends!

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Sunday, February 19, 2012

a photo

no, i'm not engaged. no one in my family is either. :) but, this was just a fun photo to do.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

another wonderful...

...giveaway, here.

lovely giveaway...


i just got this blouse at a thrift store for around $1. :) my sister, Abby, has the same blouse, so that was a plus. 
with my sis Phoebe (on the right) in 2002

the Kautt siblings (2003)-- i am on the far left

my sixth birthday party-- with my sisters

my family (minus Mom and Abby) and I with Dr. Jobe and Jenna Dee Martin. Dr. Martin has spoken at three of our apologetics conferences. this one was in February 2009.

our family (minus Mom) and Dr. John Morris at another of our conferences. this was in October 2009.
our family - in 1999, i think. :) i am the little girl in the center of the whole photo. :)

our family in 2002, a few months before Jaden was born.
with little Mylie R. :) she's a doll!



as we go about life, we need to keep in mind that we are, as 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. we should obey that commandment, not because it's in the Bible and "God said so," but ultimately because of God's character. God is 100% pure. since we are His children (through "adoption"/salvation), we are to have "fidelity to the original." in other words, because we are Christ's children, we must reflect His character by being pure, as salt and light to this dark world. some of you may give the excuse, "well, no one can read my mind." but the Bible says to the contrary. Genesis 6:5 says,

"Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."{italics added for emphasis}

A few other references are: 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalm 94:11; Matthew 9:3,4; Matthew 12:24,25; Luke 5:21,22; Luke 6:7,8; Luke 11:16,17; Hebrews 4:12.

  i like what our family blog header said: "thoughts and musings...all for God's glory." as the Westminster Shorter Catechism says, "Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever." that means we are to glorify God in every area of our lives-- in our thoughts, in our relationships, in our actions, in our speech.

Proverbs 16:3 promises, "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

a certain vintage lover is...

...wishing you a happy valentine's day!

yup, that's moi. :) edited moi. ;)


"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

....And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." (verses from 1 Corinthians 13)
"By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren." (1 John 3:16)

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
  That from the Nunnery
Of thy chaste breast, and quiet mind,
  To War and Arms I flee.

True, a new Mistress now I chase,
  The first Foe in the Field;
And with a stronger Faith embrace
  A Sword, a Horse, a Shield.

Yet this inconstancy is such
  As you too shall adore;
I could not love thee, Dear, so much,
  Loved I not Honour more.

(poem by Richard Lovelace)

Love is not a place
To come and go as we please
It's a house we enter in
Then commit to never leave

So lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
We'll work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
And if we try to leave, may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for

To some, love is a word
That they can fall into
But when they're falling out
Keeping that word is hard to do 
("Love is Not a Fight" by Warren Barfield) 

happy valentine's day

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Monday, February 13, 2012

i was awarded (four awards)

                                                                     (''dearest'' blog)

thank you, Marjo, for awarding me!

Below are the rules for those of you whom I awarded.

0. You get all the blog awards which you see above.
1. You post this list of rules on your own post
2. You post 11 random things about yourself (if you don't have time, do 5)
3. You answer the questions which I thought up for you. (see bottom of this post- answer as many as you have time to.)
4. You create 11 MORE amazing questions for the people YOU tag. (or 5 questions, if pressed for time)
5. You list the links of everyone you awarded, and then run to their blog and tell them you were so generous as to share all these awards with them!


Q: Fiction or Non-fiction- which do you read the most of? A: i actually like a combination of both. :)
Q: Victorian, Civil War or Colonial- which is your favorite time period clothing-wise? A: probably Colonial. :)
Q: What is the common denominator in many of the blogs you follow?
 (which style of blog is your fav.?) A: fashion or crafts
Q: Do you like Western/Cowboy style or English/romantic style better? (this goes for clothing, time periods, journals, room d├ęcor, movies, etc.) A: probably English/romantic.
Q: Sweet or Savory- which would you choose? A: savory, probably.
Q: Have you ever been to a symphony? A: yes. twice! :)
Q: What is your favourite fruit? A: that is difficult. probably grapes. :)
Q: Would you rather visit cold countries, or tropical? A: maybe cold? i really don't know! i've wanted to go to Barbados, but that is basically the only "tropical" place i've wanted to go to.
Q: Are you a city girl or country girl? A: city gal. i kind of wish i were a country gal.
Q: Do you visit my blog every time I post? A: almost
Q: What is your favourite topic for me to post on? (I would love to hear your answer!) A: probably costumes and dancing. :)
Q: Do you prefer seeing mountains or ocean? A: mountains, i guess? I've only been to the ocean once--- a long time ago, so i really don't remember that.
Q: What is one new thing you did/experienced/accomplished in 2011? A: english country dancing. :)

my eleven questions:

1. what is your favorite country?
2. do you like the color green?
3. do you like costumes?
4. have you ever done english country dancing?
5. have you ever been to another country?
6. spring or fall?
7. summer or winter?
8. rain or sunshine?
9. do you like posing for photos?
10. edwardian or regency era?
11. tomboy or girly girl?

i now award: