Archives for November 2014

God won’t give you more than you can handle

morethanwecanhandle

It’s no secret that I’ve had my fair share of struggles throughout my life…

Divorce.
Rape.
Death.
Depression.
Anxiety.
Loss.

I remember each of those moments or times in my past with such a vivid memory, that tears still come to my eyes when I fully allow myself to sit with the pain I had to endure. Because, truly, how does anyone ever forget the times they cried the most honest and heartfelt tears of their life?

And in many of those struggles, I would often hear what I imagine people meant to be comforting words,

God won’t give you more than you can handle…so know that He must really believe that you are incredibly strong!

And while I longed to find the comfort in that, the truth was, I wasn’t strong…I was weak and afraid, angry and broken. And I knew that I was most definitely was not strong enough to get through the pain I was experiencing…

If you’d like to read more, I invite you to finish the rest of this post today over at The Better Mom.

 
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a $5 makeup brand that will blow you away!

Goodness gracious.
So, it would seem that blogging consistently for a month would cause me to need nearly an entire week off from writing.

Sorry about that!
I do have thoughts though about all that writing, and even have a draft wrapping it all up waiting to be edited, but finding a moment to finish it is another story… so stay tuned, it’s coming.

Also, now that we’re getting closer to another New Year (what the heck?!?), I also seem to have a lot of thoughts about all that I want to focus and work on in 2015!

I have nearly an entire page full of notes and exciting new ideas and changes I want to explore, especially in the area of my blog & YouTube channel…which is breathing new life and hope into those areas for me.
(and I’m praying will hopefully do the same for you guys reading and watching as well!)

And this is why I LOVE the start of new months, seasons, and especially new years…the thrill of hope springs alive.
Ok, does anybody else get THIS excited about the New Year this early… or is it just me???
Anyway…I’m getting a tad distracted.

Okay, so in other exciting news, I have an incredible new makeup line to tell you guys about, and I just can’t even believe how in love I am with everything that I’ve tried!!!

The line is called Colour Pop, and they’re all about eyeshadows, lip liners and lipsticks…which is brilliant, because I’m kind of all about those things as well! Everything I’ve tried has been so unique and high quality, and it just blows me away that every single thing on their site is only $5!!! I mean, that’s my kind of shopping right there!!!

It’s literally all I’ve been wearing this last month, and I definitely have a wish list of things I still want to try!

Okay so enough rambling…in this video I’m sharing all that I got and exactly what I thought…
And, I’m hoping that by watching this haul complete with swatches, it only helps make your shopping decisions that much easier!

You guys, I’m just here to help. =)

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While I LOVE beauty, health, and all things related, more than anything my heart and soul belongs to Jesus! This quote expresses exactly what I hope shines more than anything:

“Like Paul and every other believer, my life is no longer my own. The focus must not be on me, but on Christ. When someone hears from me publicly, I want it all to point to Him.”

{quote from John MacArthur}

xoxo, Summer

+ DISCLAIMER +
FTC: This is not a sponsored video. While some products have been sent to me, I will always share my honest opinion of everything that I try and review on my channel. I will never accept payment in exchange for a positive review.
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october monthly favorites | beauty. fashion. fitness.

It’s time to share all my Holy Grail Goodies from the month of October in the categories of beauty, fashion and fitness, as well as some updates on previous favorites as well! (the best primer & waterline eyeliner ever!)

And of course, as always, let me know what you’ve been loving this last month as well! I love to hear from you!

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October Favorites:

Physicians Formula Liquid Liner
Maybelline Concealer/Illuminator
Cover Girl Sharpener
NYX Eyebrow Wax Pencil
YSL Eyeliner Effects Faux Cils
Colour Pop Eyeshadows in 3, Game Face, On the Rocks, Amaze, Lovely
Colour Pop Lippies & Lippie Pencils: Heart On, Flawless
City Cosmetics Primer
Reviva Labs Eye Cream

Twisted Silver Jewelry…
BB Bracelet
Gypsy Bracelet
Armor Bracelet
Capture Necklace
Creekwalk Necklace
Pencil Necklace

Kayla Itsines Workout
Daily Docket

While I LOVE beauty, health, and all things related, more than anything my heart and soul belongs to Jesus! This quote expresses exactly what I hope shines more than anything:

“Like Paul and every other believer, my life is no longer my own. The focus must not be on me, but on Christ. When someone hears from me publicly, I want it all to point to Him.”

{quote from John MacArthur}

xoxo, Summer

+ DISCLAIMER +
FTC: This is not a sponsored video. While some products have been sent to me, I will always share my honest opinion of everything that I try and review on my channel. I will never accept payment in exchange for a positive review. Some links above may be affiliate.
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