Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Milestone

One year and twenty-eight days ago I had an idea.  

That idea became a blog.  A blog called Life Unfolding.  Since then I have written 49 posts, and an uncountable amount of words..

And now I am writing more words to add to my collection... this time for my Fiftieth post :)

To celebrate, I decided to share 50 random facts about me... 

Buckle your seat belts.. Here. We. Go.

1. I am a child of God - bought and paid for by the blood of the Lamb!
2. I am slightly addicted to Pinterest
3. The sound of rain makes me happeh
4. Sometimes I get a random urge to use a deep south accent :)
5. Sweet tea is God's gift to southerners... I'm sorry to all my northern friends!
6. I'm an Alabama Crimson Tide girl :)
7. I play piano, and am learning guitar
8. I'm a runner girl - 13.1, here I come!
9. Thrift stores are my best friend
10. I love capturing all things bright and beautiful through photography
11. I have the cutest cocker spaniel in the world... His name is Strykar Higgins :)
12. Most people see me as quiet and reserved... what they don't know is I have a crazy side!
13. I love antiques
14. The color turquoise makes me smile
15. I could read all day and not get bored
16. Ice cream is quite possibly my favorite thing
17. But coffee is a close second :)
18. I love quiet Saturday mornings when I can lay in bed and just think
19. My mother is my hero, role-model, and confidant
20. My sister is my BFF :)
21. Starbucks has way too much of my money!
22. I have chartreuse glasses
23. Someday, I want to go backpacking across Europe
24. I love the beach - but what Florida girl doesn't?!
25. I am half way to 50 ;)
26. I love to laugh
27. I have been home-educated all my life
28. I'd rather sit on the tail-gate of a pickup truck than go to the mall any day!
29. A cup of hot tea and a good book are the perfect complement to a rainy day
30. I don't mind cleaning - as long as I'm in the mood for it!
31. I like to create things
32. I like scarves, purses, and flats
33. I do NOT like heels... they just make my feet hurt!
34. Michael Bublé, Adele, and the Piano Guys are musical geniuses
35. Sometimes I turn on jazz or 50's music and swing around my bedroom :)
36. While we're on the music subject, Kari Jobe is incredible
37. I could actually keep talking about music forever :)
38. I love road trips with my family
39. I volunteer at Freedom Ride, Inc. on Friday mornings
40. I love to bake - cookies, pies, cakes, etc.
41. I just made myself really hungry :)
42. I enjoy thinking about deep, spiritual things
43. My church is amazing - I'm so blessed to be a part of it!
44. I want to learn how to play cello and bass guitar
45. I think adoption is one of the most beautiful things on earth
46. My dream house has a library, complete with comfy chairs, a window seat, and a window that takes up a whole wall
47.  I love whimsy - the word itself makes me happy.. whimsy..
48. Sometimes I pick up an old book just to smell it :)
49. I'm learning to wait on God for His perfect timing... A hard but necessary lesson
50. I'm Holly Lou, and you're 50 random facts closer to knowing me :)

If you read all of those... You are awesome!  Thanks for sticking with me :) 

Here's to another 50 posts!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


The first, and perhaps most evident change..
  • I made a New Blog Design - thanks to Pinterest for providing me some incredible pictures! :)
Some other changes..
  • My sister's blog, Life in Parenthesis, also got a new design by yours truly (if you haven't ever visited my sister's blog, you're missing out on a lot of fun :) )
  • High School Graduation - it's so hard to believe I'm almost done!
  • Entrepreneur - I'm opening up shop as a photographer, blog/web designer, and graphic designer!
I'm so excited about what God is doing in my life right now... I'm seeing so much unfold, and other things preparing to unfold.  

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
Ecclesiastes 3:1 

What new things are happening in your life?