Catching my eye lately


Haven't been blogging as regularly as I usually do. Sorry? IDK. I usually just blog when I feel like it and I haven't really felt like it lately.... AND blogger has been totally ticking me off. My posts don't update to BlogLovin/Reader anymore... Don't know why. Can't figure it out. Ugh.

Anyway!!! I thought today I would just share some things that have been catching my eye lately.....

2013 is the year of the wedding in the Davis household (count is up to 6 so far). And I've been brainstorming about my Bestie's Bachelorette party. Thinking these invitations need to be included. I went to a SUPER fun Bach party last weekend. Loooove me some girl time :)

Do I need this jacket? I think maybe yes.

Super excited to read this book. My girlfriend told me its like Downton... which has has been missing from my life for way too long. I'm on the wait list at the Library. Who knew the Library was cool enough to have a wait list??

 When we move and have the right bedroom, I plan to DIY a headboard like this one.

 Want this nail polish. Called- Bobbing for Baubles. Perfect!

Football season is starting THIS WEEKEND. I am headed to good ole Stillwater, OK (aka my favorite town in the universe) and have been thinking about game day outfits for quite some time. Liking this look alot for when cooler weather rolls around. Sweater + jest (that's jean plus vest) = super comfy and cute.

Thinking about making this snack. But also thinking eating 20 of them (which I probably would) would make them a little less 'healthy'.

I just really like this pattern combo.

And last but DEFINITELY not least- this post totally moved me. Thankful for Jen's bravery in sharing her story and thankful for a God who provides true freedom.

 That's pretty much it. Hope you all are having a great week! Thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the hurricane!

Turquoise, leather and poofs.


'What do these things have in common?' you might wonder... not alot. Except, it's what my weekend consisted of.

I followed this tutorial to create a leather pocket t-shirt.

My fav. turquoise necklace broke a while back, and so I used the stones to make a bunch of bracelets.

And I worked on some decorations (poofs!) for an upcoming bachelorette party.

We also made a really yummy dinner. I may or may not have burned an item. Oh well.

And some friends got engaged, so Daisy wanted to send her well wishes to the happy couple.

All in all, a great weekend! What did you do?

Inspired to Incorporated: 10


This Inspired to Incorporated is slightly different. You see, when I saw this post on Samantha's blog, it inspired me to incorporate the same thing here on MSC.

I would....
1. Paint my bedroom black
2. Sell everything, make the Hubs quit his job, take off and travel the world for a year! (we would bring Dais of course)
3. I, too, would chop my hair off. We are talking pixie style.

What would you do?

On judgment


So, the other day on my Facebook newsfeed, I saw the following.

True, I could have just looked at it and moved on. It really isn’t a big deal and all in good fun. I get it.
But something struck a chord with me. This Ecard echoes a lot of what I have heard both in my life and in the media about the idea of getting married ‘young’. When I got engaged (at 22), I had more than one person say to me “Oh! You’re too young to get married!”…....... um, ok. Let me just change this huge life choice because you don’t agree with my time frame.

What I want to know is- when did one life timeline become right for absolutely everyone?

Where I am from, the timeline I followed isn’t weird. It’s actually quite normal to get married at 23. But I’m not advocating that everyone do the exact same thing I did and I am absolutely not arguing that everyone should get married right out of college - I definitely don’t think that’s a good idea! My point is- just let everyone make their own decisions, follow their own timeline, create their own happiness, follow their own path..... and not pass judgment on them!

Main points:
1.      I would never tell someone they are too old NOT to be married. Why doesn’t this work in the reverse? I don’t believe there is a certain age when marriage is right for absolutely everyone. MARRIAGE isn’t right for absolutely everyone- so why would one age be? To think that just because something is right for you, it has to be right for everyone else,  is completely illogical.

2.      I don’t want to spend the whole of my 20s (or 30s or beyond) looking for someone like the person I found in college. When I was 20, I found the person who is right for me..... why would I let him go in order to try to find someone else like him later down the road? Isn’t that counter intuitive?

3.      Not everyone wants/believes the same things. I HATE when I hear- “Don’t you have want to travel, have adventures, etc?” Yes. I definitely want to do those things. And guess what! I have an awesome partner to do them with.

4.       Some people think “You don’t even know who you are yet, don't you want to find yourself?” – Well, I, for one, hope I am never done changing and growing. I cannot pinpoint one age when I will say “OK, I’m done and this is me. Better find someone now!” My view of marriage is that we will change and grow as individuals for the rest of our lives. The challenge, that I wholeheartedly accept, is to change and grow as a couple, too. I think you are fooling yourself if you believe that at 30, you are exactly the same person as you are at 40, 50, 60 and beyond.
The sentiment I am trying to convey here can be applied to many life situations. PLEASE don’t pass judgment on “appropriate timelines” for: having babies, buying a house, finding a career, etc. Just do what is right for you, and don't care about what everyone else is doing. 

In short- Live and Let Live! Love more and judge less.

That’s all I have for today…BUT I would love to hear your thoughts on this issue. Have you ever felt judged for or for not doing something on the 'right' timeline?

OMM: Dotted


If J. Crew says something is 'in' -- then it's definitely in, right? But.....were polka dots ever really 'out?' Just a small thought to ponder for your Tuesday morning.

Anyway. Polka dots have been and will always be awesome in my opinion. And, they have definitely been 'On My Mind' (and on my person) lately............

Some lovely spotted ensembles that have caught my eye....

Will you be embracing the polka dot 'trend' for fall?
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