Recent, Random, Favorite Things

Since my name IS Maria, I of course know the songs from the Sound of Music...Actually, I get to hear "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" decently often. Seriously, there must be something about the name because there are lots of songs about various different Maria's. I feel special. 
Umm...rabbit trail. All that to say, the song from the Sound of Music that goes "these are a few of my favorite things..." and then lists a lot things that the singer likes...that is kinda what I'm trying to do in this post. Here we go:

My verse of the summer. Seriously. Read it out loud. There is something so strong and powerful in the words.

 Since Melvin (my happy little bug) broke down, my dear brother Logan has been letting me borrow his truck. And I love it!!! So does my friend Jess. We roar around to lots of places.

 Current favorite song...I think. I have this problem of liking a song and listening to it over and over and over. And then it becomes redundant. So far I still like this one.

A favorite pin from Pinterest. So true. I'm not always the most confident person ever...But I try.

 Ahhh...the warm days of summer...coming to an end. Here is a grainy cellphone picture from a few weeks ago after we got done washing our trucks in the sunshine. That's Brock, me, Sharla (our good friend from NY), Shan and Trent on the mower.

Another pin...what can I say...I heart Pinterest. I also heart these shoes. I want them.

 This photo is one my best pal Sherri took the other day. We went on a photo shoot, which was a lot of fun and I really like the way the pictures turned out. Check out her face book page: Sherri's Photography
Btw. Notice my purse. I'm very proud of it. My dear friend Jess surprised me with it a couple of weeks ago. It's lovely and perfect and smells like leather.

 And this. This happens to me at work. A LOT. Maybe I should pay more attention???

This picture is my recent favorite because it has 2 of my dearest, closest friends in it; Jess and Sherri. They keep me balanced. Jess is the voice of reason and the BEST encourager like ever. Plus she laughs at my jokes. Sherri keeps me from getting too sad, depressed or serious. She is hysterical. I feel sorry for people who don't have friends like these. 

This is from Pinterest...yes. But it was the inspiration for....

...this outfit: (Picture by Sherri, of course.)


Sherri Troyer said…
haha i love this post!! Glad to know I'm hysterical=) thank you for advertising my photos=)
Christine said…
I found that sweater at Target last week and loved it, studied it, and wondered if I could ever pull off wearing it. Then I noticed that you can quite beautifully! I glad you found it!

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