Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Life Motto

Be joy full
Be revealed
Be bold
Be beautiful
Be daring
Be restored
Be a daughter
Be a servant

Know love
Know fear
Know pain
Know community
Know Christ
Know beauty
Know faith
know friendship

Feel family
Feel freedom
Feel creative
Feel passion
Feel encouragement
Feel pain
Feel love
Feel His protection

be: know: feel:

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009


This year I have decided to be...

Kate Gosselin!

I have always had a slight obsession with the mother of eight. And although she has made some mistakes, we all have. But I have appreciated her honesty and how she was able to share her and her children's lives with us all.

Happy Halloween!!

Currently Reading

I am currently reading: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by: Barbara Kingsolver. It has really made me want to create a garden and be active in my meal planning. I can't wait to get  a house and begin creating a garden, as well as decorating.

I have also read: 
The Zookeeper's Wife
Swapping Lives
Beasts of No Nation
Franny and Zooey

and hopefully will be able to keep you updated on my life as an avid reader and substitute teacher. 

Have a great Autumn day!

H. Hurley

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Currently Reading

I have once again picked up the addicting habit of reading:

So far I have read:

Daniel Isn't Talking
Remember Me
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Pick Me Up
Vanishing Acts
Girls in Trouble
Something Blue
...and a few others that have slipped my mind

Currently Reading:

Swapping Lives by Jane Green

So hopefully I will be able to keep this blog up and not be completely consumed with reading. I hope to finish writing my mini novel...but we shall see ;)

Enjoy the smell of Autumn

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oh My...

It has been such a long time since I have posted anything. Well....we finally got married. It was every bride says. Truly, I mean it. It was just what I wanted, nothing fancy, but a reflection of Steven and I. I can't wait for the pictures to come, but here are a few my friend took.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Tomorrow's Agenda

6 AM   Run

8 AM   Coffee with Steven

9-11 AM  Church


Activities that are desired to be accomplished:

Finish Flush

Plant seeds in flower pots

Attempt to take photographs



I think I want this one!

Friday, April 3, 2009


Okay nothing too new. I have been trying to finish reading a book and came to the conclusion to come back to it later.

I have developed a new passion for reading children's novels. So far:

Currently: Olive's Ocean

Next on list:
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Runaway Ralph
Becoming Naomi Leon
Anastastia at this Address
The Giver
Mortimer Says Nothing
Pie Magic
Altogether, One at a Time
The Twits
The Black Pearl
How I Survived Being a Girl
The Schwa was Here
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
The Trumpet Swan
Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe Series

Can I finish them all over Spring Break?

Lets see?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Amazing cupcake

 I found this and just thought that it was so creative.





Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Read

My new read for the week: 

Tuesdays with Morrie by: Mitch Albom

Friday, March 13, 2009

Engagement Pictures...almost

Here is one picture of our engagement photos...
Thank you Lindsey!!!

More to come...

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Latest Read

Wuthering Heights 


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Les Femmes

Last night I had a fabulous time. I went to a women’s group and  spent some time with amazing women and God. We began journaling, something that I need to make time for.


There are so many things that I want to do:

Work on my Italian

Finish wedding prep

Create my invitations

Learn Latin

Know the Greek Alphabet


Well I am pretty busy as I just started the beginning of a three week sub job in sixth grade. But I love it!


Later days

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wedding Planning and Subbing

Wedding planning has been going well! We have hit a few speed bumpsbut have put money towards our cupcakes, tables and chairs, and flowers. I can’t believe it is all coming together.


Here are a few pictures of the flowers I would like for my wedding:


My bouquet

Bridesmaid bouquets

Flower girls’ bouquet.

Hope you enjoy! I will be doing some tweaking though.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Engagement Picture Ideas

I have been trying to find some cute ideas for pictures. Here are some:







I will continue to look for more.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines Day!

Here is to another V-day!! Today I spent the day at the greatest place: Icing on the Cupcake. Then I delivered some yummy cupcakes to my sister, and then swung by Steven’s work. I then went home and watched some F.R.I.E.N.D.S., ate some nachos, drank some coffee, and enjoyed a yummy cupcake for myself. It was fantastic!!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Last year about this time, I began learning Italian I’ve decided to take it up again. I am going to make some flashcards and hopefully begin to acquire the language.


Wish me luck!



Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

A fun quote I found in a book:

“I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even I you spent all your time thinking about them.”

               -Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

A fun quote I found in a book:

“I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even I you spent all your time thinking about them.”

               -Mark Haddon

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Invitation

Here is what I have so far! Although I have changed it like seven times.


I am hoping it still looks cute even in black and white.


Today I need to:

Create my cover letter

Work more on wedding planning

Finish reading book

Add another chapter in my book


Lets see how it all turns out!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Guess What!

It is good to have such a large wedding party…sometimes!


Steven and I went to Tuxedo Den to check out suit rentals. I was a little hesitant because they don’t let you try things on right away. However, I decided on a chocolate suit, ivory shirt (with shadow stripe) and a striped tie (champagne with ivory and chocolate stripes). Well we ended up getting 20 dollars off and Steven got his suit for….FREE! What a godsend! Now if only paper was free..


Until then… I think I’ll choose to stay positive J

Friday, January 30, 2009



We finally got the flower girl dresses and I am completely in love with them. Tomorrow, we get to pick out the boys outfits. Yippee!


Here is a cute picture, but I am hoping to get a better on with the flower girl in it!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Yikes…when does it end.

It has been a crazy weekend. I am looking forward to getting through these last couple of months. There is still so much to do and I am excited to cross it ALL of the list. I begin subbing on Wednesdayso that should provide some flavor in my life.


Until then

Thursday, January 15, 2009

To date: our wedding planning

This week has been just great! Steven and I continued our premarital counseling and are scheduled to have a cupcake tasting tomorrow, which I am ecstatic about!

So far we have:
-Bought the flower girl dresses
-Bridesmaids have their dresses
-Designed the invitation
-Ordered invitation paper
-Bought our wedding bands
-Deposit down for flowers
-Scheduled cupcake tasting (tomorrow and deposit)
-Continue to look for apartments

Still need:
-A caterer
-Pick out groomsmen's outfits
-Ringbearer outfit
-Assemble invitations
-Order tables and chairs/decide on design
-Engagement pictures

I know there is a lot more, but I really don't want to overwhelm myself.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Flower Girl Dress

Check out these two. I can't decide which one?




Saturday, January 3, 2009

Wedding Planning

I can't believe it is already January 2009. 
173 more days until I offically become a Hurley.
I do not feel grown up enough to have completed college and be planning a wedding.

My next endeavor is:
Substitute teaching and creating a wedding invitation.