Last year I went to a coffee house on campus and I watched this beautiful woman get up with two men in a folky country band and sing with the most beautiful voice I’d heard in a while. She was literally the cutest thing ever, and of course, the friend crush developed immediately. This year came around and my best friend got to school before me and called me freaking out about this senior named Hannah who was the sweetest thing and she was becoming friends with her.
Beauty will save the world This is a phrase we hear quite often and yet it is so hard to actually understand what it means, and more importantly, know how to foster this beauty. I’ve recently discovered this amazing community called Catholic Creatives. It’s this massive group of young Catholic artists, musicians, photographer, videographers, graphic designers, and so much more who are working to radically change the way in which our church is currently being perceived.
Halloween weekend is here, and if you are like me then there is a good chance that you are still figuring out what the heck you are going to be for all the different Halloween events this weekend and Monday night. I’ve always loved Halloween because it gets my creative juices pumping and I can create any outfit I desire and yet even still there is so much stress that goes into a Halloween costume.
Growing up in Southern California where the weather very rarely strays from 75 and sunny has left me thoroughly weather confused in this transitional season. Is it really fall? Is it still summer?
Rainy days are a rarity in southern California and because of that, it has grown to be one of my favorite kinds of days. I love running around and dancing in the rain (cheesy I know) and getting soaking wet and sitting in a dry room with friends dressed all cozy and drinking a coffee. It just brings me so much joy and the sad thing is that a lot of people don’t feel that same joy.
Yesterday, I met a world changer. Raised and home-schooled in a little town in Arkansas, Ashley Crouch never thought she would be a business owner. “I was raised by two parents who grew up in poverty and I watched my dad build a business from the ground up. He would take me into his office when I was a little girl as ‘daddy-daughter days’ and little did he know he was crafting a narrative for me about what was possible.”
Migi Fabara Martinez… there are no words in the English language to describe this woman. She’s got this joy that is infectious and her heart makes you feel at home immediately, even if you’ve just met her. She is truly a gift and a beloved daughter and as I sit to write this post I’m in awe of her words and the story of her faith.
I was recently listening to a priest’s podcast on modesty and while I didn’t particularly agree with a lot of what he said there was one thing that really stood out to me. He was talking about how people, even if they aren’t Christian, should notice there is something different about us on Sundays.
I truly, truly, believe beauty will save the world and we all have a part to play in it.
This post isn't about recommending dresses that cost you $500 or about how to be a "queen" as the kids are saying these days 😉 It's about how and why the Queen of the Universe fits into every decision I make.