Sunday, March 28, 2010

Korean girl playing/singing on iphone (video)MUST WATCH

Ok, so I ran into this video on youtube and the first minute I was like what the heck? Did I just get rick rolled??? but if you fast forward to 1:29 you'll see her start. What she does is she plays and records the music on the iphone...then she plays that while she plays another part and's ridiculous..but Beyonce has some competition cause this girls voice is amazing!!
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I just couldn't not share it with you guys! I hope you guys like it as much as I do!!

Andddd I hope you guys had a great weekend!! :)

<3 Lex

Thursday, March 25, 2010

20 Questions Tag Video :)

Here are the questions if you're interested to do the tag, whether by video or written :)

1. Thing you cannot leave the house without?
2. Favorite brand of makeup?
3. Favorite flower?
4. Favorite clothing store?
5. Favorite perfume ?
6. Heels or flats?
7. Do you make good grades?
8. Favorite colors?
9. Do you drink energy drinks?
10. Do you drink juice?
11. Do you like swimming?
12. Do you eat fries with a fork?
13. Favorite moisturizer?
14. Do you want to get married later on in life?
15. Do you get mad easily?
16. Are you into ghost hunting?
17. Any phobias?
18. Do you bite your nails?
19. Have you ever had a near death experience?
20. Do you drink coffee?

hope you enjoy and can't wait to see yours! <3

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Young Heart with Inspiring Words

Hello beautiful ladies!

So I'm thinking of starting something a little different. Every once in a while I'm going to have a guest write about different experiences and how they've dealt with it. We all face a lot of struggles in our lifetimes, it takes no bias on age, gender, or race. I'm going to be asking a few people to share their stories as a way of motivation for us all. If you are interested in being a part of this feel free to email me so we can work something out. Email:

Today's guest is young but there is so much to learn from this beautiful girl who is not only beautiful on the outside but so incredibly beautiful on the inside and I am so lucky to call her my friend. I hope you all can take something from this story and feel free to comment, she will be reading your responses and I'm sure you all can offer some encouragement as well :)

A Young Heart With Inspiring Words

Hi, I'm Talitha. I'm twelve years old and something that has happend to me was I got depressed over something that happend in my own life but one of the things that I was feeling was alone but what I did was I stayed in my bible and I did not stop praying and that is the best thing you can ever do and out of that i found out that I'm never alone and the Lord is always with me and you to!
And the Lord will never do anything bad to you with out a reason because he loves you and he has a plan for you and it is an awesome one to!
I don't know what else to tell you but the Lord loves you and if your  not praying and staying in your bible you really need to I'm saying this not to judge you but to help you cause I know it's hard but the Lord is the best person to help you.
The verse that has helped me throughout this time is Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".


I don't know about you all but I know I have a lot to learn from this amazing 12 year old! I hope her post was able to help inspire and bring some comfort to a hurting heart.

<3 ya guys!

Monday, March 22, 2010

To Write Love On Her Arms

You know I've always heard about TWLOHA and I've seen the t-shirts and for some reason I thought it was a popular band or something. That was until I saw today what it really was. I saw Miley Cyrus (yes, so what?) had a video talking about supporting them and their suicide prevention program.
I decided to check it out and that's when I got to hear the story of Renee, the girl in whom this program had originated with. I was watching some of the videos and couldn't help but just be completely moved by her story and was able to relate in some areas. At the same time there was a heaviness in my heart. Oftentimes I've just heard so many people look down and make fun of "cutters" and people dealing with these situations, and yet they wear the shirts as some sort of fashion statement.

I just want to encourage anyone who has, don't just wear the shirt as a fad, but do what it says! There is a purpose behind those shirts, to remind us of loving those in pain. Don't look down cause you've never been there, stand beside them, encourage, and love on them. You can make a difference in a person's life, on whether they'll want to make it or not.

If you're interested in her book its titled "Purpose for the Pain".

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Encouragement in Trials

I was reading these few verses and just found incredible comfort in them. Not only comfort, but a deeper understanding of the reasons we're allowed to suffer and how we should count it a joy, although,  that is something really hard to do without understanding these verses.
I wanted to share it with all you beautiful ladies who may be struggling at the
moment with whatever trial has come your way. I pray you may find some
encouragement as well.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.- 2 Corinthians 12:10

 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. -James 1:2-3

 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7.

Why are you downcast, O my soul?
       Why so disturbed within me?
       Put your hope in God,
       for I will yet praise him,
       my Savior and my God.
       My  soul is downcast within me;
       therefore I will remember you
       from the land of the Jordan,
       the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
                                                      -Psalm 42:5-6

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
                                          -Romans 5:3-5

 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.    -2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Sometimes it's brought on us because of our sins and like any loving parent, God disciplines us so that way may become better.

And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:
   "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline,
      and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
      and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."
                                                 -Hebrews 12:5-6

 "If his sons forsake my law
       and do not follow my statutes,
  if they violate my decrees
       and fail to keep my commands,
  I will punish their sin with the rod,
       their iniquity with flogging;
  but I will not take my love from him,
       nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
  I will not violate my covenant
       or alter what my lips have uttered.- Psalms 89:30-34

Sometimes, he allows us to suffer so we may learn to depend on Him & lean on His strength, not our own.

 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. -2 Corinthians 1:8-9

 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
                              -2 Corinthians 12:9

Apostle Paul mentions one of his sufferings and he understood the purpose for it, so that he would not be prideful.

To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
                                    -2 Corinthians 12:7

Such a simple verse, but if we really did this, I think the outcome would grand! A God given recipe for life.

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."-Romans 12:12

God will use our suffering to bring others to Him. We should actually be joyful that He would even consider using us, although it may not be fun at the moment, there is a greater purpose for it then we can understand, and Paul knew just that.

Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.   -Philippians 1:12-13

Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.-Philippians 1:14

^ (Paul had been put in prison and he saw this is God's purpose, not to harm Paul, but to bring people to Life.)

I hope this brought some understanding and comfort to all of you that our hurting at the moment!
Let me know if there is anything I can pray for you for!

<3 Lex

Friday, March 12, 2010

Beauty (video included)

What is it that makes us feel or not feel beautiful? Why do we compare ourselves?

The other day I was at CVS getting my hubby's gift bag and card, when all of a sudden I heard two girls behind me, probably the ages of 11 & 13/14? roughly. They were looking at the magazines that  are often stocked at the counter and I just heard them looking through saying she's pretty, she's pretty, she's pretty. Oh how I remember doing that with my sister. Going through the magazines and seeing all the beautiful ladies. Suddenly, when it was my turn to pay, I hear the girls just comparing themselves to these women who have their makeup all done, hair all done, airbrushed, tall and thin, who had hours spent on making them look unattainable, and these girls felt they didn't measure up. Talking about how those were the women they had to compete with.

Girls you're 11 & 13!! WHY do you have to struggle with not feeling beautiful enough at such an early age? My heart broke for them, because I know that feeling all too well.

I turned to them both and told them, you girls are way prettier than any of those girls in those magazines. All of a sudden, they're faces looked up with a bright smile, faces shining. It's so important to tell the young girls in our lives how beautiful they are. How the "beauty" the world is telling us to attain isn't real beauty. We get so caught up in trying to attain this beauty, that we forget about the important things in life. I'm speaking from experience.

I remember being 176 lbs, and yet, I had this joy. Although I've never felt like I was "beautiful" I felt okay with myself. Because I was happy with who I was. Someone told me how important it is to be "beautiful" because guys look for "beauty"and although my personality was beautiful, it wasn't enough if I ever wanted a guy to marry me. I'm putting these words very nicely from how they were said, but that day they pierced my spirit.
I know the person's intentions were for my own good and I think that's the way they're motivated, so they tried motivating me in that manner, but it did the complete opposite. I lost something that day I haven't been able to get back.

That weekend I didn't want to go out. I felt too ugly to be out in public. Then I started working out and dieting and lost all this weight. I had gotten down to 120, but that 176lb girl was still haunting me. People were telling me to stop losing but I couldn't see it. All I saw was this ugly girl who couldn't measure up. She couldn't measure up to the tall thin beautiful toned girls in the magazine or on tv. I still struggle with it sooo much!

Christmas Eve this year we were supposed to go to my husbands families house, inbetween his work, instead, I was on the floor crying in my closet looking at the clothes hanging there, telling me, you're too fat to fit in me, you're ugly, comon you won't look good no matter what you wear! This is a day you're supposed to be all dressed up and pretty! Everyone's going to see how ugly and fat you've gotten. I know it sounds soo silly, but for anyone who's been there, you know how real it feels at that moment. Everyone else around will just look at you as a retard, don't know if that's the word.

It's funny, cause a friend of mine is doing this GREAT group for young girls on seeing themselves in a healthy way and she asked me to be one of the guest speakers one day. I feel so fake doing it. How can I tell these girls to see themselves in a way I fail yet to do. I struggle with this everyday, and I'm still not healed, I still cry in front of the mirror and actually hate looking!  Hopefully somehow I'll be able to help encourage them in a better way to not fall into the path that I have.

I hate the fact that because of all of those words, I placed such an importance on how I look, on trying to be beautiful, I lost that inner beauty, that inner joy.

This is just one of the broken pieces that need to be mended.

Why do I say all this? Because I want you all to know how important it is to tell the girls around you how beautiful they are! The world is telling them how pretty they're not! That they'll never attain beauty, but you can be the voice to tell them otherwise. Show them what true beauty is. Show them how important it is to be beautiful on the inside!! That it's where beauty truly counts!

You are all sooo beautiful!! In and out!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Hair is on Fire!

Hello ladies! Remember that Giselle color I wanted?
Well...I didn't exactly get that but, I actually love the color I have.
I would have never been so bold to try it and I'm glad that I was forced into it.
It was a process that took over 8 hours!

The Outcome
The Process:
o0o0 dead's okay laugh.



Thank you Jenn & Laila and everyone else who worked on this project!

I really like this bolder color :) And they say it'll wash off into Giselle's so best of both worlds!

Watcha think?

Friday, March 5, 2010

For anyone who knows E.D.

I highly recommend anyone who struggles with self-image or an eating disorder, or knows someone who does to just watch this video.

There is a site called iamsecond which my husband showed me yesterday with just amazing stories of people's lives whom have hit rock bottom but have been able to overcome. There's one with the guy from Korn, one with Jason Castro (the dreadlocks guy that had been on american idol a few years back). I recommend you all after watching this to go to and watch as many as you can. Simply moving. if not youtube iamsecond and they have a channel there as well. Whichever is easiest for you.


actually I'll put the Korn guy here for you. but go check out the other vids!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just a little something.

Hello lovely ladies!!

I'm sorry I haven't written much. First I've been uber loaded with schoolwork. Second, I haven't had much to say. I've just been dealing with a lot internally.  Anything I had to say right now would probably just sound dramatic or negative, so I'll just leave you with a post of cute pictures. I would like to ask for your prayers though, I definitely need them right now. Thanks girls :)

1. Something I need to remind myself.

2. Something I hope I can say someday.

3. Something I would want.

4. Something I watch that makes me happy.

5. Something that makes me feel warm.

6. Something pretty that I desire.

7. Something I wish I could eat right now.

Well I think this is enough for now. What are your somethings?