09 July 2013

5 Favorites {vol. 8}

Five Favorites, hosted at MoxieWife.com

Been awhile since a link-up with Hallie!  So here are some recent favorites in my life...


This new Matt Maher song!!  I first heard it when I took a group of teens to a Steubenville youth conference two weeks ago, and it has been on repeat in my mind/heart since then...take a listen!!
Since hearing it, I sometimes sing this to Jesus in my heart when I go to visit him in Eucharistic Adoration:)

A fabulous tip I learned from Pinterest!! Are you looking for longer, luscious eyelashes??  
Put on one coat of mascara.  Before putting on a second coat, softly apply baby powder on your eye lashes.  Apparently it makes them look longer, which I'm all over since I don't have very long lashes.  Yes, it can get a wee bit messy on your face and such, but I did notice a difference.  After a coat of baby powder, add a second coat of mascara...and there ya go ladies, do-it yourself long lashes!!

This book.

The last time I saw my spiritual director we talked about how I have been really struggling with forgiveness in some relationships in my life.  I have been spending time in prayer with the Lord and simply begging for the grace and humility to open my heart and mind to really understanding forgiveness in my life.  This book has been a helpful tool through the process for me too...

In 10 days, I'm leaving on a jet plane for Brazil to celebrate with a couple million of my Catholic family members.  Needless to say, I'm quite stoked:)  
So anyway, this link is bird's eye view of different area's of Rio (the link lets you choose different areas) including Christ the Redeemer....AND if that ain't enough to thrill you to pieces the background music is the fun n' fancy jazz music which makes you want to get up and dance!
For those who cannot travel physically to Rio, take this virtual tour of this beautiful city:)

This movie was one of my favorites when I was in high school.

Recently I came across it again, and over the July 4th weekend Jim and I watched it together.  It is a sweet romantic comedy with funny memorable quotes throughout the movie.  If you and your sweetheart need a new movie to check out, I would highly recommend this one! :)


  1. I love that Matt Maher song!! And I'm so excited for you and everyone soon heading to Brazil! :)

  2. Oh, Return to Me!!!! My friend LOVED that movie and we'd watch it all the time.


  3. I love that Matt Maher song too! And 10 days - !!! So exciting! :)

  4. Ooooh my gosh. I cry my eyes out every time I watch that movie! You know what part I'm talking about... heart wrenching!!
    Brazil!! Lucky girl! Can't wait to read about it when you get back :)


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