Monday, October 31, 2011

dwell: Tamara of

"Guard your heart more than anything else because the source of life flows through it. "
                   --Proverbs 4:23 

 Hi, I'm Tamara from 

 I'm so happy to be apart of the Dwell series. Lately, I've been wondering if life ever will slow down. And with the holidays around the corner, I have a feeling that nothing will be slowing down. Many times when life is speeding by, it's easy for me to forget to care for the matters of my heart.

 This scripture has always spoken volumes to me. 'Guard your heart MORE than anything' meaning let's put heart matters first. Many times this means for me to make sure I'm reading the Bible. It also plays a part of creativity, friendship, marriage, mood swings, etc… From your heart everything flows like the verse explains.

 Whenever I'm feeling anxious, jealous, impatient, angry, lazy.. name it, I always refer back to my heart. Why do I feel like this? What is my heart craving? Why is my heart so ugly? It points back to not caring for my own heart. Practically, it could be that I'm not sleeping enough or I'm not being thankful for what I am already blessed with.

 I'm encouraged by this scripture because I know my heart is to seek first God, to care for my husband and home, and to be joyful for others. When I'm caring for my heart than what comes out is love. It's such a beautiful thing.

 My God help us careful examine our hearts so that love is continuously flowing.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


to my baby sister. 22. so old. LOVE YOU.

We celebrated her birthday last weekend when her and her boy were in town at Nostrana with our parents.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

alter ego

My mom gave me this awesome jacket for Christmas last year and I haven't been bold enough to wear it very much. Falling in love with it again and forcing myself to step out of my comfort zone (sweat pants..) and wear it! 

The one problem with my outfit picture taking is that my husband isn't home the times when I'm dressed... He leaves before I wake up for work and I coach high school volleyball and get into work out clothes by 3 or 4 pm everyday...bare with the mirror shots today :)

glasses- F21
jacket- Off 5th (christmas gift from my momma)
sweater- Old Navy
tank- target (my favorite)
jeans: UO-bdg
shoes: target

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

dwell: Sara of Glitter & Grace

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." 
---Ephesians 3:20-21

I haven't been able to get this verse out of my head the past five months for some reason. It pops into my mind at random times, or I'll run across it in an unexpected place. And I love it. What a hope-filled and humbling verse this is for me. I feel as if God is constantly trying to tell me, "Dream bigger. No, even BIGGER. I want to do things in, through, and for you that you can't even begin to imagine." And I'll be honest, in my life right now I think God has been reminding me of this verse as it relates to my future (unknown) husband.

I have been repeatedly encouraged by hearing other's love stories and have seen that it is possible to have an amazing, love-filled, and God-honoring marriage. At times I feel the thoughts of inadequacy, regret, and doubt seeping into my mind, but then I am reminded of this verse and God's words: "immeasurably more." I've started to let go of my own expectations for marriage, and am instead just so excited to see what God has in store because it is bigger and better than any story I could write for myself. And the best part? It's all to showcase His glory. He changes hearts from the inside out and writes incredible love stories not so that we can boast in our own efforts, but so we can give Him all the credit and all the glory. 

 I want to encourage you - if you feel like settling, giving up hope, or doubting your future - don't. Have faith that God is going to do big things in your life, and allow your heart to be comforted by the fact that Jesus is writing your story, not you. 

 xoxo,   Sara B of Glitter & Grace

taken by Sara, via instagram

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Friday, October 21, 2011

live simply

God gave me this word this summer. I've been mulling over it and wondering what He has for me in it.. I want this. I want to live like this, I want my family to live like this. I want this.

How do you:


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

don't judge me too much

...I'm going to try out a couple outfit posts.... partially to make myself dress cute a few days a week and partially because my friends know how cheap I am and are always asking what amount is okay to spend on certain items, so I thought I'd share :) 

bare with me... and you can judge but only in your heads to yourself.

tshirt: BP - similar
sweater: H&M
jeans: Gap - similar
shoes: F21
necklace: BP
belt: BP - similar

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


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