let's make a mixtape.

as for me, i'm not quite ready for summer to end yet. if fall weather wants to come along, it can, but i'd like to keep school at bay for a little while. there are so many things i'd like to do, and a little more than a week to do them. but since the clocks are ticking and the bells are ready to go off, i figured we'd let summer fade into the ocean as it eventually must. so let's make a mixtape. i'll give you number one, and you can go from there. 

1. cicadas and gulls - fiest

xx, jocee.


Today: begin. Tomorrow: carry on.

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Write that story.
Sing that song.
Meet that goal.

Know "You can build success from previous failure or from previous success but you can’t build success by wishing for it." (x)
Realize that life in unpredictable and anything can happen.
Remember if you never quit, you can never lose.
Begin now the things you always said you'd do.

Today: begin. Tomorrow: carry on.

xo | Megan


currently loving

i. fresh air hinting of adventure & newness drifting in through my window every morning
ii. daily visits to the park
iii. laughter
iv. magical sunsets
v. morning lattes on the porch
vi. looking forward to a long road trip & two weeks in the sunshine state
vii. having ice cream every day
viii. messy buns, short sleeves, & flip flops
ix. good time with family & friends
x. making happy memories to last a lifetime

what are your current loves?


my love goes free


you're a bird//
with a pretty mouth//
you're a bird//

with songs to shout//
and the same refrain//

singing out//
if you love her //

let her go//
if you love her//

let her go//
she sings beautiful//

and slow//
a tune//

that only caged birds know//

my love goes free | jon foreman



knit bow headband tutorial


Most of you probably know I'm really in to knitting/crocheting, and I've done a few tutorials for my craft blog (also for crafting magazines). Eve suggested I so some tutorials for jewelry on AOU (after my Luna necklace), and even though this isn't jewelry, I thought it would be fun. :-)

(size 7 needles)
co 13, k in seed st until piece measures 5  1/4 in.

co 5, k in seed st until piece measures 2  1/2 in.

(size 10 needles)
co 15, k every row for about 15 in (garter st stretches, but adjust to your head size)


                                        Seed stitch is one of my favorites! It's such a unique pattern with a very simple repeat. k, p, k, p, k, p...


                                      Fold the bow accordion style, sew through once to secure, then sew the band in the middle, leaving a tail.



Sew the two ends of the headband together.


                                                                                  Sew the bow to the headband (over your seam) and you're done!



i feel like i should post this here.

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i only just recently got my life together, and this is the verse that God used to minister to me. i feel like lately, a lot of us have been going through some horrid times. and the best part is, when it's over, you breathe easy, and you know that with His help, you can do anything. so this is matthew 11:28, and i hope it speaks the you the way it spoke to me. i hope He holds you the way He held me.