Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Forty

How can you bless someone right next to you? Maybe it’s your parents, or your siblings, a roommate, or maybe you just gotta treat yo self! But, no mater what, find a simple way to show someone you care about them. I made some zucchini bread for Spouse, but also a loaf to share… I’m going to be thinking about some new and creative ways to bless those around me!
[This picture is a week old or something, I looked horrifying today.]

Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Thirty Nine

I don’t want to get too ‘grown’ or ‘mature’ or ‘adult’ to create things. Painting pottery, coloring, doodling, writing, singing, whatever it may be, I need to get creative. Maybe it’s just my temperament coming through, but I think the sentiment is the same. Don’t let ‘growing up’ mean forgetting what makes you feel alive. Oh, and keep people around who make sure you don’t forget.
[I didn’t snap a picture of the thing I was creative with today, so this picture of someone’s dreamy flower garden will have to do.]

Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Thirty Four

Cook Family 3.0 has grown by four feet! Meet the newest resident at Casa de Cook, Mr. Marbles the marbled tabby cat. He’s about 2-3 years old and such a chill quiet guy. He’s still figuring out the house and how he feels about it, but we already love having him here.
[We adopted Mr. Marbles through a local organtizaltion called Pet Helpers, Inc. They’re a great group of volunteers who foster the cats and dogs until they find a furever home. I never thought we’d be super into the idea of adopting, but once it happened I felt over the moon. To feel like you made a difference in an animal’s life sounds just nuts, but it’s such a true thing. We hope Mr. Marbles adjusts to being with us and really becomes a part of our family. Oh, and one of the coolest parts: at the adoption event they were doing today they had a chance for your to get the adoption fee discounted OR free. All you had to do was roll a die, if you got a 1, the fee was 10$, 2 20$, etc. If you rolled a 6, the fee was waived, and guess what I rolled, suckas! Being able to adopt him for free really helped us since we had to buy all the cat/pet supplies. To top it all off, I wore my cat shirt not really thinking we’d get a cat today. Oh, how funny life can be!]

Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Thirty Two

After I paint my nails I tend to get a bit lazy. A nice set of trimmed and painted fingernails can really polish* off a look, while chipped or peeled paint on nails can destroy a look. Since I’m working to be a little more well rounded, I need to make sure I take off my nail polish when it’s time.
[* Pun intended. You’re welcome.]

Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Thirty One 

Sometimes I need to go look at things outside of my home, my job, my church… I want to be inspired to think, whether it be about Christmas shopping or parenting, and sometimes I just have to get out of the house and window shop. I don’t know why it seems to give me a quick recharge, but it works. These leggings were a noteworthy find today.