Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Guatemala Fund Raiser

Over spring break I am going to Guatemala on a missions trip through my church! SO to help raise money for this trip I am going to be embroidering Nike Shorts! I know that last year a lot of the Siggies paid for their shorts to be embroidered through a company that got kind of pricy! SO I am offering to embroider anybodies shorts for 5 dollars! I can do it in a variety of fonts and colors too! (these look PRETTY snazzy on the intramural field)

So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know if I can do these for you!
Call me, Text me, Message me, Write on my facebook, email me! :)

Thanks & Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Craft & Cupcakes

Well, two of my absolute favorite things are going to be in this blog. Lets start with CRAFT :)
For some of my friends this year I hand painted picture frames! I hadn't been crafting all that much this semester, so it gave me a chance to sit down and do what I enjoy most!

First I just bought unfinished wood picture frames:

after that I painted them completely blue

Then I stenciled everything I wanted on top of the paint in pencil~

The font I tried to make mine look like was found HERE and its called LOVE LETTERS :)

Then All I needed was a little yellow and white paint and sharipe and WALLAH!

TA DA!! I will make these for people & sell them!

OH next major thing before CUPCAKES is that I am going to Guatemala on a missions trip this spring break! So any of my sewing stuff that you see on here PLEASE order it! I will use 100% of my profit to go on this missions trip

okay. NOW cupcake time!

Since being off my diet I have been CRAVING red velvet cupcakes I found this recipe online HERE

and boy do these look yummyyyy

Happy Holidays!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Find Rest My Soul

This week has been such a struggle... Thanksgiving break was such a tease and then I have had some of my hardest tests this week, and lets get real, finals will be no walk in the park either. This verse has come to me at the perfect time and has encouraged me greatly and I just felt like someone else needed to read it, hear it, and understand it just like I did.

1 Peter 4:12-13
"Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world."

I hope that everyone is having a nice holiday season and is ready to enjoy the last few days of 2010!

Humbled in Him,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

la ti da ti da

I haven't blogged since Thanksgiving.. I know.. its only been a week.. but I had the urge to update the blog. so, naturally you can't stop that urge. Lets see here. What is going on in my life.

1. Finals- I only have 2! yay!

2. Break- Not much planned. but it should still be fun... hopefully! I mean.. its christmas.. what isn't fun about that?

3. Diet- Doing the HCG diet again. For some reason it is a lot harder this time then last. But I am really proud of myself, I haven't cheated once! and I am down 8 pounds! yes!

4. I was having my quiet time the other day and I stumbled up such a wonderful verse it is Romans 6:14 - "Sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace." Dang. LOVE that verse, it was exactly what I needed to hear and it just warmed my heart

5. Well, I really don't have a 5, but lets get real, I couldn't just stop at 4. SO this is actually a filler. I will do another blog post soon about a craft I did, but I am giving it to some people and I don't want to spoil it on here!

I hope you are having a great start to the month of DECEMBER? woah. where did 2010 go?


Here is a picture of the BFF crew over thanksgiving! I love them! and yes. I am awkwardly in the middle. there were six of us... there was no more room on the couch. It got awkward.

Monday, November 22, 2010


The Lord has blessed me beyond measure this year. I am so thankful for the life I have been given and I know that He is always watching out for me. Here is the thing. I want to tell you some things I am thankful for and lets get real, if I was to write everyone and everything I was thankful for this post could be like 200 pages long. The people I mention in this have impacted my life SO SO SO much during this semester.

This verse is applicable to every single person I love dearly:
"I thank God every time I remember you"
Phillipians 1:3

I am Thankful for:

Family: My family supports me through tick an thin, they support me in WHATEVER I do. They are seriously the most wonderful people in the whole wide world. I am blessed.

Emily Phillips: My Best friend in the entire world. She is an incredible roommate, friend, encourager and sister. I cannot even consider Emily only a friend anymore… I consider her a sister. She has always meant so much to me, but within the last 2 years she has meant more to me then she will probably ever know. I love love love love love love her.

Whitney Moutray: It hard to imagine I have only known Whitney for only a year. She is literally one of my very best friends and there are no words to tell you what an incredible influence she has been on my life. I am so excited to see her every day of my life next semester and for the next two years.

Amanda McAdams- This friendship is the biggest blessing from God. Have literally prayed for a friendship like this for years. We are pretty much soul mates. If you hang out with us for like 2 minutes you will see we are the same person. J She has been such an incredible mentor to me this semester and there is literally no way I could have made it thought this semester without her loving words and kind heart. She is such a wonderful influence in my life and she has impacted my life. Forever.

Sarah Boleslawski- I have been blessed to have a class with this semester and she has been such a great blessing on my life. She spoke for me at second vote and she encourages me to do my best all the time. I am so so so excited to continue getting to know her better!

Heather Lowery & Kenli Viertel - LOVE LOVE LOVE them. They seriously have been such a HUGE blessing on my life. During pledging they watched my back all the time and they are always there for me if I need them. God knew exactly who would be the perfect bigs for me, they challenged me, pushed me and encouraged me no matter what the task at hand was!

LAST but NOT LEAST- All The girls on my Hall- They have been there with me thorugh thick and thin and they are some of my best friends. I am so excited that God blessed me with such a solid group of girls that I can rely on!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Finished Craft

Well... I FINALLY finished the baby gift! I am so excited about how good it turned out! I made a changing pad, 2 bibs and a bag to put it all in! I loved everything about the project and I am SO excited to give it to her!

^That is the changing pad! I am OBSESSED with this fabric

Da Bibz ;)

^ This is the bag that it all goes in!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Work in Progress Continued

So, now I can update you on my life that things are more concrete... Sound good? okay here we go-

School- This is bold, and slightly unexpected for those who know me but I am CHANGING majors, yep. No more nursing for me! I am going to be a Family Studies Major. I know that a lot of yall are like whattttt is that? Well, in my case I want to be a Child Life Specialist. Child Life Specialist "promote effective coping through play, preparation, education, and self-expression activities. They provide emotional support for families, and encourage optimum development of children facing a broad range of challenging experiences, particularly those related to healthcare and hospitalization."
This basically means I am helping children with chronic diseases, or children going into surgery understand why this is happening and try to help them when they have questions or need someone to talk to. So, thats wild. I think it will be SUCH a blessing and I am excited to begin on this endeavor!

Life- Well, I mean... I guess my life is goooddd :) I am just blessed to be ALIVE :) on a random note, I got some blood work done over the weekend and got a platelet count.... drum roll pleaseeeee-----
472,000 platelets
yep. you heard me right. God is SO good to me.
and actually my doctor wants them rechecked over thanksgiving to make sure they go down a little. What a strange thing.

Prayer- Pray school, I want to finish strong and keep working hard even though an end to nursing is in sight. Pray for health. Me, and so many others have been getting sick, so pray for big immune systems the next few weeks. Lastly pray for someone you may not know very well, or someone who is without a loved one this holiday season, pray that God gives them peace and happiness during this season :)

Let me leave you with this-

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
-Matthew 11:28-30

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Work in Progress

Well.... When I though of this title for my blog I was really meaning to talk about my craft that I did today.... but really... it applies to me as well. I am always a work in progress. God is never done working inside of me. I will explain more when things are more nailed down. But for now lets just talk about my craft!

I am going to a baby shower this weekend for one of the most wonderful people in the world's daughter. It is kinda strange why we are friends and kinda strange that we are so close, but she is such a blessing in my life and I am so glad that we know each other.

My craft- Baby Gift set. yep. Gift SET hahah.. all I have done are the bibs. Let me tell you that it was the best feeling ever to bring out my sewing machine. It has been 6 week. DO YOU HEAR ME? 6 WEEKS!!

Here are some picyysss--- Like I said... there is a few more elements coming... but enjoy! And my model for the bibs is pretty wonderful :)

If your a Siggie.......
Also, I will be embroidering nike shorts for a small fee :) I am going to do mine tonight and put some pics up... but here was a PRACTICE one. They are looking better as I go... but l hope that you ask me to do it! It only takes me like 2 minutes! :) Love you all :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sigma Theta Chi

I am proud to say I AM A SIGGIE :)

What a long road the last six weeks have been!

What I learned was : GOD IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL :)

Here is some pictures from my first Day as A SIGGIE :)

My Big Kenli made sure we got a picture of me repin' the EOX. Kenli and Heather have been such an incredible blessing to me.

You can spot me everywhere NOW!

Precious Katie Beth. I JUST LOVE HER

My roommate, best friend, constant support and Siggie Sister!

My sweet Kojie Friends!

One of the MOST beautiful people I know Ms. Farren! I LOVE YOU TO DEATH

Sarah. obsessed. nuff said.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blessings in Disguise.

OH goodness. Since my last post my life has been a roller coaster of emotion. I am usually not this "emotional" but pledging has done some crazy stuff to me. Let me start from the beginning

1. ANATOMY. One simple word that can suck the fun out of any conversation. I am failing that class. big time HA. So I was talking to my advisor about dropping it and seeing how it affects my major all together and trying it next semester. She told me I have to be passing to drop it. Well... not sure how that is going to happen (but keep reading). Dropping this one lousy class will also put me behind a semester in school, which will add a whole year onto my college. (kinda sucky, kinda okay? I don't really wanna grow up anyways).

2. MY PLAN. I soon realized that my "college" plan is NOT my plan. It is GODS, and EVERYTHING I am doing is for the glory of HIM. Since Freshman year I have been pushing myself so hard to get these prerequisites done in 2 year. This has literally meant taking at least 17 or 18 hours a semester. For most of you who know me. School is not my strong suit anyways. So I am proud I have made it this far. HERE's the kicker. If I am waiting an extra semester before going to nursing school it means that I am only going to be taking 12 or 13 hours for the next 2 semesters (that will be fun) hahah ;) It also means that I can get a minor, which I am pretty passionate about. I am not sure in what yet, but I think it will be in bible or psychology! :)

3. GODS PLAN. God went ahead of me in everything. EVERYTHING. I went to talk to my anatomy teacher today, (remember I am failing it. quite badly) I tell her "I am struggling" and tell her I am probably going to have to drop the class (depending on if I can get into the one next semester). I tell her the only way I can drop it is if I am passing because the whole point is I don't want it to affect my GPA that I have worked so hard to keep high. She looks at me and tells me. "thank you for telling me this, I want you to know, If you end up having to drop I will drop you passing" .. OMG did she REALLY just say that? She did. BLESSING. AMEN HALLELUJAH, PRAISE JESUS! She will also let me sit through the rest of the semester and let me hear all of the lectures so that I can learn all of the information. Have I mentioned that GOD is in CONTROL and I am NOT.

4. HERE IS HOW IT ALL PLAYS OUT- IF I can get into my anatomy class next semester I will drop this one (unless God wants to let me get a B in it) :) Take it again next semester with organic chemistry (that will be a challenge as well). HAVE NO CLASSES THIS SUMMER (that sounds better then the 13 I took last summer.) Next fall I take 2 more prerequisite classes. get in nursing school in the spring. Going to nursing school in the spring will also spread out my classes more for the next 2 years and I will be another HUGE blessing. IF all of this works out, and I stay on campus next fall I want to try to be a officer in club. That is something I am passionate about and I feel like this is God giving me a chance to do it.

5. WHAT TO PRAY FOR- Pray for God's will. Whatever he wants to happen over the next 2 years let me see it clearly, let him open doors for me and close others. Pray that I ALWAYS remember that GOD is in control. Pray for pledging to end well (and quickly) so I can shift my focus a little more to school. Pray for a boy I went to High School with named Steven England, he has cancer and the treatments are not effective and his family is having to go through a really rough time right now. Pray.

THANK YOU for reading this. It has been heavy on my heart lately, and I really just want people to know that prayer does WORK.

Remaining Humbled by Him,

Monday, October 4, 2010

Oh my oh my oh my.

Well... 3 weeks into pledging and there is no other word to describe it except wonderful. If you are a part of the small army of people I called crying today you may ask why is it wonderful, you have had a HORRIBLE day... Here is the answer. It is wonderful because I have tons and tons of girls who will back me up no matter what. It is wonderful because it is what God has planned for me to do. It is wonderful because people are pushing me to my limits, breaking me down to see my true character. It is wonderful.

Although if you were to ask me at random times of the day if this process is wonderful I most certainly would say its not, but looking back over what has happened, the relationships that have come because of it, and the woman I think I am becoming is why this process is wonderful.

Over the past three weeks I have had to FULLY rely on God for all of my needs. If you know me at all you know I am a control freak and you know how in control I like to be of my life. (You think I would have given up on that mindset during my blood disorder but old habits die hard).

This verse has been so near and dear to my heart and I really believe that all of the girls in Squigs and Sigma Theta Chi strive to live by this verse... I know it is the club verse and I am not try to be cliche about it.... but it is really, really really a wonderful verse and usually we stop at verse 33.... but I have found such comfort in verse 34 as well:

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I am so excited to see what is coming up for me in the next few weeks and months. I am striving to find joy in EVERYTHING I do.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rushes to Bid, Bid to Pledge

Yellow, I would like to introduce myself as Squig Christine Gore!

Last Thursday Night we received our bids for Social Club!

I got a bid from Sigma Theta Chi! (This was the club that I had wanted!)

So thursday Night we met our pledge class! They are all SUPER SWEET!
We did one activity and then were FREE until Friday

Friday was Bid Night- We stayed up from 5-5 doing crazy things to get to know our pledge class and traditions of Sigma Theta Chi!

Here are some pictures form this weekend!

Side note, I may have the BEST big sisters in the WHOLE WORD. Their names are Heather and Kenli! They are so so wonderful!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Oh hey... do I have a blog? I guess I forgot.

Here is an update on my life

1. School
Has taken over my life? yes. Love it. YES! I am having a wonderful school year. I have been working hard and trying to stay on top of my homework... trying being the key word there....

2. Extra curricular activities
So this semester I am rushing! Here at ACU you rush sophomore year! We are about half way through with the rushing process... and boyyyy is it stressful! Here are a couple outfits that came out of these rushes! (some are cute... and some are... well... lets just say... homemade)

All in all we had a blast dressing up and now we are HOPING to get to pledge Sigma Theta Chi. All the girls we have met have been absolutely wonderful and I would feel SO honored to be friends with all of them!

3. Diet.
So, My diet is drawing to a close.... and as of 8:00 this morning I have lost 39.5 pounds....
(lets just round it to 40 why don't we?) I am SO grateful I did this diet this summer. I am amazed
by my physical transformation and my mental and spiritual transformation. All in all I am so
blessed to have people that are supporting me.

Anyways, this is all I have time to update for right now... BUT i will try to update SOON!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Catching up on my lack of crafts

Today I finally got to CRAFT :) I got home from California last night and I was so ancy to open the sewing machine! I have a list of crafts I need to but today I did 2 Main ones and then helped my friend Aubree with embroidering her towels and adding button holes to her comforter!

Here were my crafts I tackled today!

ACU shirt-
I am going to be making a game day dress and I needed a shirt to do it with so I decided to make one! So I used the freezer paper method for this craft I will link one of my favorite blogs called MADE and how she does Freezer Paper Shirts!

This is how mine turned out!

Towel Embroidery-
Last year I had really wanted to have my towels embroidered and so today I tried doing my own towels because I now have an embroidery machine :) I have 9 towels that needed embroidering and then I did 3 of my friends so over the whole day I embroidered 12 towels!

Before I left for California Emily and I made shirts for school this year. At ACU we have to go to chapel 55 times a semester so we deemed the shirts appropriate!

I have a couple more crafts I need to do tomorrow! So be looking for a new update soon!