Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Giveaway Winner and Awesome Love Story

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to do a short post and congratulate Monica from Smudged Colors on winning our Fall Giveaway Contest and also thank everyone for entering! We will be doing much more in the future... including a Thanksgiving and Christmas giveaway. So stay tuned for that!

I just wanted to post this video that I thought was truly amazing. There is nothing like true love that makes life so much better. See how this couple has made it work :)

Hope everyone have a great day!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Happy Tuesday (almost Wednesday)!

Think Positive

I have been doing a lot of thinking the last couple weeks. and that got me on the word THINK

We say think before you speak, think before doing, think about it, etc. We all have to think a lot. 
I know I am guilty of not always thoroughly thinking things through before doing something.

I found myself being reminded of what THINK really meant-- random thoughts right?

I saw something that really spelled it out for me.


Is it Truthful?
Is it Helpful?
Is it Inspirational?
Is it Necessary?
Is it Kind?

Often times we say things without thinking things through or doing things that we later wish we wouldnt have. I know I am guilty of it. I often say things- even to people I love- that I may have not said if I really THOUGHT about what I was about to say. And often times it can leave bruises, miscommunications, and lead to things you didnt THINK would happen.

 Is it truthful, helpful, inspirational, necessary, kind? 

After seeing that, I made a vow to make a conscious effort to THINK before I say or do anything because the bible calls us to be the lights of the world and that our words are life or death. I want to not only speak life, but I want to THINK life and love as well.

So many things are caused or a result of your thoughts. It is amazing how a tiny negative thought can turn into a spiral of negative emotions which then goes externally to negative actions- which not only effect you but others. I know I have been guilty of it (as I mentioned before). But think about what could change if you changed your way of thinking. 

Continually ask yourself the above questions. Eventually you can get to the point where you  immediately delete negative thoughts out of your mind because you know negativity is not an answer to any of the questions above. Then you may not say the negative words that you may have said if you didnt THINK. 

This is my 30 day challenge to myself and I encourage you to do it. 

THINK- is it truthful, helpful, inspirational, necessary, kind? 

See what differences come from changing your mindset and your thinking. In 30 days, I will tell you my outcome :)

Hope you are having a good week!

Also! We will be announcing the winner of our Fall Giveaway TOMORROW! So stay tuned for that :)


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Welcoming the falling of the leaves: Oktoberfest

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

I got an awesome opportunity to enjoy a beautiful fall day with my girls this weekend! I felt blessed indeed because I hardly get to see them anymore!

We got together for an Oktoberfest gathering at my best friend's cabin.. We got lucky too because it has been rainy all week here in Minnesota but Saturday it was sunny!

We enjoyed some craft tents, some German beer, and german food. We also played hamerschlagen.. who knew hitting a nail into a large stump of wood could be so fun! 

Im a big nature girl so it was fun being on the lake, seeing all the leaves fall with the wind, the different fall colors, and searching for the sun spots on a cold fall day! lol :)

Heres some pics from the weekend :)

One of my favorite things to do during the day is grab some coffee! But I am not a typical coffee drinker so usually I go for Caribou Coffee's zebra hot cocoa (its white and milk chocolate, mixed!)

So many pictures! 

- Pictures of Lake Millacs
- I went with 5 other girlfriends
- Enjoyed some hamerschlagen
- ate some fresh fruit, has a brat and an apple cider beer
- enjoyed my friends and fall fashion!

This weekend we also got to celebrate my big sister's birthday! She is now 24! whoop whoop! lol

We celebrated tonight at her favorite restaurant and I was craving a cheeseburger so thats what I got!

I am so ecstatic of what God is doing in her life and what He is going to continue to do. He is a marvelous Father and I give Him the glory and thanks for giving my sister another year! She is learning so much and growing into such a beautiful woman and mother-- He is truly blessing her! I am excited for what is to come in her life and the many blessings that are to come.

-TGI Fridays
- My burger
- A pic of my grandma, my sister and I. Love them!

How was your weekend? 

I'm perfectly human & I will be announcing the winner of the giveaway very soon! Thanks for all those who participated!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Business- Olivia Pope

This look is inspired by Olivia Pope off Scandal :) With fall here... you get the chance to pull out some of your best fashion looks. Olivia loves to dress up her look with jackets, bags and some good shoes. I love the edgy look and I think this captures a sense of edginess but still professional. So Olivia

Fall Business

Friday, October 11, 2013

Day 5 Fall Giveaway, Outfit of the Day and Week Recap

Happy Friday, Loves!

As I say so often, this week has been so busy! Thank Jesus for the weekend!

This week has been so colorful in MN- we are receiving all the fall colors but the weather hasn't matched! It has been around the 70's all week! 

My favorite part of the week was hanging out with my nephew. I got to babysit him while my sister ran some errands and we always have such a good time. 

He always knows to smile for the camera.. my favorite picture of him is... well all are my favorite! LOL 

Today was casual day at work- and I always take advantage of these days to dress very comfortably because all the other days you are stuck in professional, stiff clothes!
I went colorful today, with my favorite maxi dress and  a denim jacket. 

Dress: Target. Denim Jacket: Dry Goods.

And Dont Forget about our Fall Must Haves Giveaway!!

It only goes until the end of Monday so make sure to enter! (see previous post or below for details) 

The prizes include:
1) A Beige & Gold Paisley Scarf ($20 value)
2) A Fall Scented Candle ($15 value)
3) A $25 H&M Giftcard 

How to Enter:

Follow me OR I'm Perfectly Human on Google Friend Connect
(If you already follow just leave a comment saying so!)

That's it!!

Get Bonus Entries:
+1 Like I'm Perfectly Human on Facebook
+1 Like True Soul & Spirit on Facebook
+1 Follow Lovelyladyjb on Twitter
+1 Follow Soul & Spirit on Twitter
+1 Leave a comment telling me what you would love to get from H&M!

The more you like/follow, the better your chances are of winning!

Simple and [Easy]!

We are accepting entries tonight through October 14th! The giveaway ends at 11:59pm CT on the 14th.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Must Haves Giveaway!!!

Hey Loves! 

As promised, my blogger friend Lovely Lady JB -from I'm Perfectly Human- and I are teaming up and doing a fall giveaway! 

The giveaway includes some of our favorite things for fall:

1) A Beige & Gold Paisley Scarf ($20 value)
2) A Fall Scented Candle ($15 value)
3) A $25 H&M Giftcard 

How to Enter:

Follow me OR I'm Perfectly Human on Google Friend Connect
(If you already follow just leave a comment saying so!)

That's it!!

Get Bonus Entries:
+1 Like I'm Perfectly Human on Facebook
+1 Like True Soul & Spirit on Facebook
+1 Follow Lovelyladyjb on Twitter
+1 Follow Soul & Spirit on Twitter
+1 Leave a comment telling me what you would love to get from H&M!
The more you like/follow, the better your chances are of winning!

Simple and [Easy]!

We are accepting entries tonight through October 14th! The giveaway ends at 11:59pm CT on the 14th.

Good luck!



Sunday, October 6, 2013

Falling Fast Into Fall...

Hey loves!

Hope you had a great weekend. It was so cold and rainy in Minnesota this weekend- the rain wouldn't stop and I finally had to bring out my scarves and boots. 

I can't help but love those rainy and chilly days sometimes because it makes you want to cuddle up in front of the fireplace, and drink some hot chocolate in your favorite comfies, light some pumpkin spice candles and pop in a movie

Sounds so amazing

This weekend I got to:

- Splurge on my favorite "zebra" hot cocoa from Caribou Coffee- TWICE :)
- I went to Nordstrom rack and bought a couple shirts and a new blazer for fall
- I got to watch 2 movies- the Great Gatsby and World War Z... both great movies. The GB reminded me so much of Moulin Rouge. So if you like that movie- its a definite must see.
- I bought a new pair of boots! They are high heeled... does that still count? ;)
- Racked up on some candles-- I always go for a fresh linen smell but this time I got a herbal tea scented one. 
- Got to pull out my favorite coat

Coat from Wilson's Leather

Another friend blogger of mine and I will be doing a giveaway this coming week of some fall favorites! So be on the lookout for that :)

What do you do over these kind of weekends? Comment and share! I love to hear from you! :)