Rosemary and Lemons.


I promise.  I will get to the point of the title.  Stick with me.  I promise.

So yesterday I was having lunch with a friend, we were catching each other up on the "going ons" in our lives.  I was telling her of the stresses of starting grad school, (after 10 years of being out...I mean what is my deal?!?) car troubles, money woes and I'm pretty sure the topic of being single reared it's annoying head at some point.

I remember a point in the convo I was really fired up.  I said, "You know, the Lord says he's my shepherd and my provider and knows everything I need before I need.  Well, I need him to just do it, already!  I mean, his word says so right?"  That was followed by.  I don't know if I'm being flippant or disrespectful, but I trust if I am the Holy Spirit will let me know."  We parted ways, I went about my day, thinking nothing more of it.

Well, someone didn't forget about it and He did let me know (thankfully)  This morning while doing the dishes and listening to the amazing Tasha Cobbs he spoke to me.  Holy Spirit spoke to me.  See there was this line in the song she was singing about being confident in the promises of God, and just like that I heard him.  I heard the Holy Spirit say, "Nicheyta, his promises are the foundations you stand on, not obligations that you get to use against him."His words were gentle but firm.  Immediately my heart was grieved and repentant.  I stopped what I was doing and said, "Lord, I'm sorry.  Sorry for dishonoring you and your words."  And he said to me, "it's okay, Love."  The next few minutes were sweet with him.  Scripture and promises began to come to mind; for a few minutes I worshiped there at my kitchen sink.

His promises are TRUE.  They are yes and amen.  They are not things I get to hurl at the Lord when I'm in a frenzy or throwing a temper tantrum.  His promises are life.  His promises are who he is.  And yes, there are times when you feel like your hear them so often that they lose their meaning.  But they never lose their meanings, it's just that sometimes are ears and our hearts are not in tune to receive them for what they are.  God's promises are not just wishes or fleeting hopes.  God's promises are words from a loving father who desires to give good gifts to his kids.

I'm thankful for Holy Spirit.  He is a friend, a comfort, a help and a counselor. (thanks for sending him God)   I'm thankful for grace from God to forgive my sometimes sharp tongue.  I'm thankful for the reminder he left me with this morning, my scripture for the year,

"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her..." Luke 1:45

 I smiled at him, he knows me well.  I finished up the dishes and was looking around for a candle to burn to complete the overall feel of  "the kitchen is clean"; God says to me, "You should boil lemon and rosemary on the stove."

I did.  I love it.  He cares about all the things. I love him

Bye for now lovelies, love your face,

ps:love this hand lettered print to writefullysimple

Speak Life


You are loved.  You are strong
You are brave.  You are enough. 

Reading these words, how did you feel?  Encouraged? Empowered?  Relieved?  Did you smile?
That is what the power of words can do for us.  They have the ability to bring strength, beauty and courage.They can bring light into dark places.  They can bring life, peace, freedom, joy and so much more! 
My passion, my mission is to speak life, to encourage, to empower, and to love every human being that I can.  It's the heart behind my jewelry line befreedesigns   Here are a few of my pieces.

I am surrounded by life giving words everywhere.  Here is my favorite wall in my home.  Vibrant, geometric (my fav!) and with words that bring me life every time I read them.

Speaking of life giving words, I walked into Old Navy yesterday and saw their new line of graphic tees!  Oh my soul, it was all I could do to contain myself from squealing like a little, five year old girl!  They were speaking my language!!

  One of my favorite Old Navy shirts from last summer.  Works well in all seasons!

 Find a way to speak life today!  Compliment a stranger, leave note at the DMV, tell someone you love them.  Your words have power, use the well.

Love your face,


"I am not a flower! I am not a flower!"


Let me explain.  I love Bath and Body Works Brown Sugar and Fig.  I HATE bees (and all stinging creatures)

Thursday morning as I was leaving to go shop for jewelry supplies, I remembered that I needed to fix my car's air conditioner. (Side note:  I've become a bit of a novice mechanic lately, but more on that some other time.)

As I was under the hood of my car, I hear the all to familiar and highly unpleasant sound of buzzing. My friends, this is no normal honey bee. This thing is the size of  my face (well maybe just my nose) and I had become it's target or "flower" if you will.  So I freeze, hoping it will just go away. Nope it gets closer. I swat. Still closer. I start backing away, briskly.  It follows. At this point I'm reaching panic mode so all common sense, such as just go in the house, is out the window.

Guys no kidding, I go into a full sprint toward my neighbors house and this bed is still chasing me!!! As I'm sprinting I'm screaming "I am not a flower, I am not a flower!" I'm zigging and zagging trying to get this beast of nature off my scent. I finally turn around toward my house, run inside, slam the door and shout "Ha! Take that!"  Wait a few minutes, then step out to survey my surroundings.

Then common sense decides to show up.  See at this point I was unaware of the men working in the yard across the street or the children riding their bikes, or my lovely neighbor up the road watering her flowers.  Yes, they had all seen the spectacle.

I am now the crazy neighbor.


I HATE bees.

*I did end fixing my air conditioner and getting supplies

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Just wanting to share some Arkansas love!!!!  Also wanted to do something to say thanks to all my supporters, so this one's for you!

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Fresh. Simple. Love


I love simplicity.  I love to create a piece of jewelry that goes with just about everything.
I love my Mom.  I love her love for me.  I love all that she is to me and my siblings.

So combine those things and you get....

Here's a simple and fresh take on a mother's necklace!!  See more at