Saturday, July 28, 2012
There is a lot of significance behind this tattoo. Phoenixes symbolize new life. During a really rough patch in my life, I used to cut myself. I still have a faint scar near my elbow crease. I placed the phoenix design right beside the scar so it looks like it's flying out it. Christ gave me new life. He gave me so much freedom in His everlasting love for me. Even when I make mistakes, I am forgiven and loved. I get a fresh start. My chains are gone; I've been set free. My God, my Savior, has ransomed me. And like a flood, His mercy rains. Unending love. Amazing grace.
I got the tattoo at Amber Island Tattoo in Easley. Jesse was the artist. I would HIGHLY recommend him. Jesse did a fantastic job, was a super nice guy, and was so professional. It was a perfect first experience.
They came out great! They paired well with the gluten-free buns I found at Trader Joe's and red onion, tomato, mustard, and lettuce. Here's the original recipe—
Friday, July 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
For lunch today, I made some quinoa (cooked in broth I'd made awhile back and frozen) and then topped it with a bunch of sauteed veggies (squash, zucchini, onion, broccoli, jalapeno, green pepper, and garlic). It really didn't take that long and tasted great. What can you do today that benefits your health?
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I'm happy with how these turned out—especially since it was my first time.
If you've never tie-dyed...do it!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
In case you haven't seen Lauren's and my new-ish company—upcycling clothing, jewelry, and books— check us out! Creativerumors.com