Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Goodmorning lovelies!

this is how I feel since April showers have decided to come early ...


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New week, new happenings..

Ok my dears,
I haven't told you everything there is to tell about San Fran, but I have decided to take a little break from that and just post some happy pictures, because I feel like we could all use a little more happiness in our lives. And I may or may not get back to you about what happened in SF.. but for now life is moving forward, and so I feel like so should my blog, I've just run out of steam about sf, and have decided to change it up.
josslynn nicole

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 3

We spent the third day on a scavenger hunt that took us all around the city. Me and the guy in our group, Stephen were super competitive, so we ended up in first place, and we got everything done on the list. It was a ton of fun! we got to see soo much of the city, it was great!


josslynn nicole

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 2

the homeless church

our own leader, Daniel, playing the violin at the homeless church

out to dinner in the Tenderloin District as a group
Day 2 (Sunday)
We were told to go out and invite people to church. Well, you guys probably don't know this, but for as outgoing as I am evangelism is definitely not my strong suit, but I took to this quite well. I went out with my group of 4, Kristin, Micaiah, and Stephen, and myself. and we started inviting the homeless people we ran into to church. The first gentleman I spoke with was Felix. He brought me to tears, luckily Stephen was there to help me hold it together, but the three of us started talking about God, and how he loves everyone, and how great His love is for us, and he was saying that he would take our flyer as a reminder, and one day he may just go in there, but not today, because right then he was partially drunk, and about to go score, and he did not think he was worthy of God's love, but he thought that one day he may be. So I gave him a hug, and my group continued on its way. We talked to many people that morning, and handed out all of our flyers, and one man we even bought breakfast for. Then we headed back to church and did bible study. One gentleman I was sitting next to was holding a green flyer, and so I asked him if this was his first time, and he said yes, and I told him it was my first time there too. We shook hands and introduced ourselves, his name was Ron. Then we split into groups for bible study, and the college group(my group) went down stairs. We talked about Jonah, and how he didnt want to give the message to the people God told him to give it to, and looking back now I realize the weight that message actually carried, because it helped up to not think about who we were preaching to, but why we were doing it. Then we went upstairs for Church, and Ron had left, which made me sad, but then he came in right before the service started, I was so excited to see the flyers actually worked. We met many people that morning, and several of them we interacted with later in the week, such as Kelly, Diana, and G. Then after we cleaned up and had lunch we headed out to the Homeless church. We got there and essentially it was corner preaching. It was 4 men, singing,playing music, and preaching a message, on a corner that is the center for drugs, homeless, and gangs. The men leading it were former drug dealers, and homeless men that have changed their ways and started a church. There were many many people there, and many people that stopped by too. We were there to talk and sing, and then after the service we handed out socks, and served meals, and then conversed with these people. One gentleman I talked with was asking many questions,and telling my friend Kelli, and I how he didnt want to drink any more, and how he wanted to start going to church regularly, and he wanted to be able to provide for his family. So I took him over to the pastor, and I just pray that they were able to work everything out, and that he will sincerely attempt to do those things. Then we ventured into the Tenderloin district for dinner, where we were stopped by police officiers asking us why we were there (thinking we were merely tourists who had wondered into the wrong part of town) and so we told them we were having dinner, and they told us that we should leave right after dinner, and not be there after dark. It was sad, and a little scary to witness this. Then that night some of the group went to Mitchells again, but I went with a few people to get starbucks and this was the end of Day 2.
josslynn nicole

Day 1 in SF

(photo courtesy of my friend Mallory)

Well my friends, we got there on saturday, and we had road tripped from Santa Barbara. We stopped for lunch, and then go to the church tand kind of just got a feel for what we would be doing. We ate dinner, played pictionary, and then took the bus to get ice cream at Mitchell's. Great first night. Everyone seemed to be instantly comfortable with one another. It was the beginning of a great adventure.


josslynn nicole

Sneak Peek

Hey loves,

so much to tell you about my Spring Break. Here is a teaser...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fairy tale fabulousness

Here are a few lovely links to keep with the mood of the week....

modern day princesses

a lovely little post about some modern glass slippers

ahh..... today was a fairy tale....

josslynn nicole

glass slipper....

Love's true kiss

Andrew's bday

Hello dears,
Just a quick post about this lovely website I found. My godson's older brother Andrew turned 13 this past month, and while looking for a gift for him I came across this website that had wonderful kids' bedding. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Have a lovely day!

josslynn nicole

Monday, March 8, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

5 things I fancy Friday!

Friday Fancies

Hello loves,
Hope you had a wonderful week. I can't believe it went by so fast. I feel like I didn't get anything done, I guess thats what the weekend will be for. Well I'm trying out this new idea, 5 things I fancy Friday. We'll see how that goes. I just think its a fun idea, like a running wish list of things I like. This week I see a theme that I was not aiming for, I guess it's just innate, like I am just drawn to those colors, and its beyond my control, haha. Anyways, lets do a breakdown:
1. Scion xb (because I don't think I shared this yet, but my mustang finally sold, car shopping anyone?)
2. Thigh High boots from Victoria's Secret (may be what my gift card goes towards, we'll see) shoes ( i already have one pair, but they are amazing for events at TOAST)
4. bed head after party (mainly because it looks like a microphone, and its hot pink, I would love it in my b-room)
5. CBGB shirt (becuase I think it would look soo cute with a blazer jeans, and heels)
What are some things on your wish list?
josslynn nicole

Monday, March 1, 2010

21 before I'm 21

Ok, lovelies, its been a long time coming (like 2mos) but I finally completed my list of 21 things I want to do before I am 21, which I think is appropriate since this is going to be a month full of goals, and ambitions! I will blog/document/take pictures of as many events as possible. Wish me luck!


josslynn nicole

21 - Road trip
20 - paintballing
19 - dirtbiking
18 - give blood
17 - leave the state
16 - go to NFL game (hopefully broncos)
15 - visit meg's house
14 - get a car
13 - get my motor cycle's license
12 - learn how to drive a stick shift proficiently
11 - go skinny dipping
10 - sneak into the double tree hot tub
9 - go bungee jumping
8 - go to the santa monica pier
7 - take a cooking class
6- take a photography class
5 - dye/streak hair pink
4 - annotate a novel
3 - salsa dancing
2 - do karaoke
1 - read Redeeming Love

Update please!

Quick update of my weekend!
- party was so-so on Friday
- Saturday was a homebody, I turned off my phone, cleaned, watched movies, stayed in my pajamas, and just hung out
- event on Sunday was a BLAST!!! - when we do a post on our Toast blog I will definitely send you guys over there
Hope you all had a great weekend!
josslynn nicole

New Month! New thoughts!

Hello Darlings, Well this month is a time for new things!!! I am on a new track this month, starting to stick to new goals, and new ideas, and trying to stay positive of about everything in life. So here is the beginning of you looking into my life. Here is the first installment, and I decided to do a "my bag" post.

So, first off, my purse - Vera Wang from Khols, its like a "bowler bag style" lets start clockwise from my "keep calm and carry on" notepad

  1. "keep calm and carry on" notepad - where i keep track of my daily spending, and its just a daily reminder that I find very cute
  2. Flower print notepad - there is another notepad below it filled with plot ideas, story lines, and characters that spark from events and people in everyday life.
  3. Red Camera - this is my travel camera, I keep it in my purse for pictures for my work blog, and then also for just everyday I have a big camera for events
  4. Black planner- below all of those i have my planner, which is color coded, has my passport, and business cards in it, and also carries my bills, letters, and special cards, and my check book, so its kind of multi-purpose
  5. Pens- i love pens, specifically black and purple pens
  6. Toast & Love lip balm - I love this, I got it as a thank you gift for an event we did with this great church, and the wonderful lady in charge of the event got it because it said Toast on it, love it!! so thoughtful!
  7. travel deordorant
  8. tylenol
  9. travel mirror
  10. brush
  11. Hot Pink British Flag wallet - pretty much in love with London, and its one of those clutch wallets, and its my two favorite colors
  12. my blackberry
  13. another notebook - black used as an extension of my character/plotline journal
  14. notepad - for the endless to do lists that I write
  15. "Very Sexy" make-up bag

Sorry if that was boring, but I just really wanted to do a "whats in my bag" post. What is actually missing from my bag is lotion, a good book (redeeming love is just too large to carry around) and my sunglasses, which were probably in my car, and my car keys. Hope you enjoyed this, I hope to give you little insights into who I really am all week!


josslynn nicole