January 13, 2012

7 quick takes

1 - This song is a tribute to what I had wanted to happen.

2 - I am on Pinterest.  Are you?  It's true what everyone says about - a great way to have hours of your life sucked away from you.  But it did teach me about the sock bun.
I look cute with a sock bun.  Not gonna lie.

3 - It's also how I learned how to do a simple Gibson Tuck.
I was hoping I'd look really cute with my hair like this.  But I got 0 compliments and my husband told me I looked like an AC.  (That's Apostolic Christian.  I was told once, by an AC, that there are more AC churches in Central Illinois than in the rest of the world combined.  So you may not know what an AC is.  Think strict Baptist meets strict Mennonite.  They're good people.  The women wear skirts, and always have their hair up with a little croqueted covering.)  It's not an insult to be told I look AC, but I would have preferred "pretty", "classy", or even "nice".

4 - Of course I was not trying to look like an AC.  I was a little more inspired by this:
It is true.  The void in my life created once I finished Lost has now been filled by Downton Abbey.  Simply put: I am in love.

5 - Here's a little post I wrote over at the Behold blog.  It's all about how I got involved with Behold in the first place.  Check it out!

6 - There is a youtube video all over the place called "I hate religion, but love Jesus".  It's really well done and you may have seen it.  If you have, I encourage you to read this commentary, written by Marc Barnes. 

7 - We still have our Christmas lights on the front porch and I still turn them on.  Especially now that there's snow I like having them glowing in the night.
Winter is so dark and I love coming home to a dark street with our cheery lights welcoming me.  But I do promise to you all that they won't stay up all year long.


  1. Wow, we must be on some similar wavelength! I also had takes on Pinterest and Downton Abbey! cool. :)

  2. Bonnie,
    I did notice your hair when I saw you at First Ten last week. I'm sorry I didn't say anything. What I thought was, wow, how does she do that with her hair? She is so talented and has such pretty hair!

    You're awesome!

  3. Kelly, great minds and all that! :)

  4. I discovered the sock bun technique AFTER I cut all my hair off - doh! I'm anxious to hear what you think of it and see the results! (and after Grete's comment I feel like a jerk that I didn't pay attention at First 10)

  5. Did you like the sock bun curls? I want to try it but my hair needs to grow out a little bit longer.

    And that's it. After this test I'm watching Downtown Abbey. Everyone has been raving about it. I need in. :)

  6. haha! I was looking for a show to vill the void in my life after I finished watching "Madmen" on Netflix. And I ALSO have filled the void and fallen in love with Downton Abbey!!! LOVE it!