Monday, January 27, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE | WEEK 4


Thank you guys so much for all the positive feedback on THE JOSHUA CODE  I am so excited about the fact that you guys are eager to memorize scripture together!

If you missed the first post and week three its all on the blog... it's going to get tougher to catch up as we get further into the year, but you can pick up at any time and memorize as many scripture verses as you can throughout the year. 

Here is this weeks verse:

w e e k - f o u r
The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want. 
p s a l m   2 3 : 1

HE IS PREEMINENT: 'THE Lord is my shepherd'
HE IS PRESENT: ' The Lord IS my shepherd'
HE IS PERSONAL: ' The Lord is MY shepherd' 
HE IS PROTECTIVE: 'The Lord is my SHEPHERD'



I love what Hawkins says in the introduction of this book talking about the 'Joshua Code':
'The Joshua Code  is a challenge to keep God's Word in our mouths through memorization and to keep it in our hearts through meditation "day and night"'. 
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, 
that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success" 
 j o s h u a  1 : 8 

I pray that you continue to come back to the blog for the weekly verses as we learn and memorize scripture verses together and grow in faith and love together!

Do you want a copy of your own JOSHUA CODE to read along and go more in depth every week?
You can get your own copy HERE!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

LUKE'S LOCKER

i am soo excited about today's post!
as you know, i have not really been much of a 'fashion blogger' in the past, but when my dear friend asked me to come in an try one some of luke's locker amazing new gear and share it with all my sweet readers i was all over it.... nervous about the picture part, but all over it;)
if you live near a luke's locker and you haven't already, 
you have to check out their training and events,  especially if you are a runner.

here's all about my morning at luke's locker: 
before the store opened, we met- picked out 4 looks to share with you guys!
i wanted to be sure the looks would fit into my 'everyday life i would wear this' look and that they fit with my personality. luke's locker is for sure a 'runners go-to' store, but there is so much more waiting for you inside! i'm not a runner, but i would defiantly wear each of these looks we picked out. 
hands down, luke's locker has the best selection for workout gear in texas... yup, i said it!

most of the pieces below are available in the online shop
if its not, be sure to run over to a luke's locker closest to your before things sell out....
(all of the items below are currently available at the dallas|mockingbird location)
l o o k   o n e:
c&c california | leggings 
 under armor | seamless bra 
under armor | fly-by top 
nike | flicker distance jacket 
 new balance | 1400vs running
l o o k   t w o:
rese | power eva bra 
nike | printed tank 
 nike | legendary slim pant 
 nike | hyperwarm hoodie 
 nike | aeroloft vest 
brooks, pureproject | pure cadance3 shoe
l o o k   t h r e e:
nux | serene wrap 
 rese | power eva bra 
 new balance | vision tank 
 pureproject | seamless capri
nike | aeroloft vest
 nike | air pegasus+
l o o k   f o u r:
 alo | goddess legging 
 nike | favorites tank 
 alo | high-low tunic
stella mccartney | gym bag 
 manduka | pro lite mat

i loved each of these looks!
for sure the yoga (l o o k   f o u r) wins overall- but thats just the little yogi in me ;)
it's so hard to narrow it down- everything in the store was calling my name. from the looks i have 
at least one favorite piece:

l o o k   o n e :
nike - flicker distance jacket  and the new balance - 1400vs running
this jacked is amazing- in the dark the it's the most reflective ever!
and these shoes.. so light, so comfortable and colorful- LOVE.

l o o k   t w o :
nike - legendary slim pant  and the  nike - hyperwarm hoodie
the slim pant is a classic. great for any workout really, or weekend pants. just perfect. 
and this hoodie- amazing fit, in all the right areas, light weight, warm and so cozy!!

l o o k   t h r e e :
nux - serene wrap  > this is literally the most comfortable wrap! 
great for to and from the studio (gym) or for a cozy weekend sweater. its a classic.

l o o k   f o u r :
 as i mentioned above. this was my favorite overall look. 
the alo leggings are my new favorite yoga pant!
and stipes.. stripes are always a go-to for me. and can we talk about the built-in sports bra on this baby?! nike has seriously stepped up their game.


dear luke's locker, the nicest team, and my girl jayna, 
thank you so much for having me in- i had a blast trying on all of your fun workout wears!
the invitation to come try on the new arrivals was an honor. 
there were just too many favorite things to pick just one favorite - not a bad problem to have:)
i am already looking forward to my next visit!!
x o x o - the lane

Monday, January 20, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE | WEEK 3


Thank you guys so much for all the positive feedback and love last week about following the JOSHUA CODE and memorizing scripture together!

If you missed last week, you can hop over here to catch up on the first two scripture verses we have memorized so far. 
This week is about His amazing grace!

Here is this weeks verse to memorize:

w e e k - t h r e e 
'For by grace you have been save through faith, 
and that not of yourselves; 
it is the gift of God.' 
e p h e s i a n s  2 : 8 

This is truly a verse every believe should know and meditate on often; I think this might be a verse I have had highlighted for the longest time and keep coming back to over and over. It is so refreshing to hear that the little thing we call faith is one of the greatest and still most simple gift God gave us!

I love what Hawkins says in the introduction of this book talking about the 'joshua code':
'The Joshua Code  is a challenge to keep God's Word in our mouths through memorization and to keep it in our hearts through meditation "day and night"'. 
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, 
that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success" 
 j o s h u a  1 : 8 

I pray that you continue to come back to the blog for the weekly verses!
My friend Amanda has an amazing and truly inspiring challenge going on for the year - 365 days of prayer! Be sure to head to her blog today- we could all use a little encouragement when it comes to praying intentionally, every day!

 x o

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BRILLIANT EARTH

i was recently contacted by the darling people at Brilliant Earth to participate in a personality style challenge. if you are a regular on this blog, but know this is not normally something i part-take in, but after doing a little research on their website the thing that drew me in was their commitment to ethically source diamonds.

Our mission is to cultivate a more ethical, transparent, and sustainable jewelry industry.We hold true to our values of awareness and transparency by carefully tracking our diamonds' origins. We go beyond the usual standard to guarantee that our diamonds originate from ethical and environmentally responsible sources. -Brilliant Earth


 their values and mission truly stand out from countless others in the diamond industry. so i decided why not, this is something i have not done before and it has been great to work with them!


we were given several different personality styles to chose from. it's hard for me to narrow down my style, when i love to mix and match to give something my own personal style... so i mixed it up a little:   i would be a "vintage blue jeans and tee shirt kind of girl"!!

here's what i put together: 
jewelry || all from brilliant earth: earrings, necklace, rings 

thank you so much for including me in this challenge, Brilliant Earth!
i enjoyed informing myself about your diamonds on your website, and really enjoyed putting your pretty pieced with an everyday outfit!

since you here- lets get social!
  t w i t t e r  

Monday, January 13, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE

have your heard of 'the joshua code'?
i had not until my future brother-in-law mentioned this book to me just before Christmas. i had called him to see if he had read a book recently that i could pass along to sp for Christmas. 
 he recommended 'the joshua code' by o.s. hawkins and said he was getting a few copies to gift for Christmas - including one to himself and one for my sister. so i figured if they are going to read it, it must be a good thing. 

sp and i are now reading this book too.  it's a chapter per week- which is manageable, along with a scripture verse each week that teaches you the '52 scripture verses every believer should know'. 

to hold myself accountable- sp and i ask each other several times throughout the week to recite the current weeks verse, or the one prior. it's a great way to memorize scripture together!

i have not been too outspoken with my faith on the blog so far. but when i started reading this book i knew it was something i needed to share with others. 
so each week, it is my goal to share with you the scripture verse i am reading and learning to memorize!
hope you tune in each week to read and maybe even memorize along with me :)

here are the first two verses from the book to memorize:

w e e k - o n e 
'in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth'. 
 g e n e s i s  1 : 1 

w e e k - t w o
'for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, 
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting lift'.
  j o h n  3 : 1 6 

this verse makes me smile- it is my grandfathers favorite verse. 
just recently he renewed his faith in the Lord and it was such a precious moment!

i love what hawkins says in the introduction of this book talking about the 'joshua code':
'The Joshua Code  is a challenge to keep God's Word in our mouths through memorization and to keep it in our hearts through meditation "day and night"'. 
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, 
that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success" 
 j o s h u a  1 : 8 

i hope you come back for more next week, now that we are caught up!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

NEW YEAR || RESOLUTIONS


2014 snuck up and Christmas passed way to fast... and now it's back to full blown reality. 
i'm sure many of you set your new years resolutions, goals and focus of the year... 

today i wanted to share with you my two resolutions and a goals for the month (next 5 weeks):

r e s o l u t i o n s :
no texting and driving
must be at complete stop to view, text, use phone other than phone calls.

be more mindful and loving
i like to think i give my full attention and love to those around me when we spend time together. 
but i know there is plenty of room for improvement! 
when spending time with friends, family and loved ones, i want to be more mindful about their time, needs and feelings and learn to love and serve them better. 

g o a l s:
more yoga
 over the past few weeks i have let my yoga practice take a backseat. but its time to get back on my mat. breath, leave my stress and empty my mind and take the time to deepen my practice again. 
over the next 5 weeks my goal is to take 16-20 yoga classes here and here.

more pilates
because of my dear friend kendall i overcame my fear and took my first pilates class in 2013! 
tighten, tone and the perfect compliment to yoga - pilates at BEYOND is just what my body needed and what the chiropractor prescribed. 
over the next 5 weeks my goal is to take 3 classes per week. 

no alcohol. clean eating
for the month of january (as of 1/6/14) sp and i gave up alcohol. i did it last january and as tough as it was it was worth it. i felt great and lost 5lbs to boot!
also in january i am committed to 'clean eating' - back to 2 protein shakes a day and a healthy, non processed-food, lean meal. 


what are your new years resolutions and goals for the month/year?!
happy new year to each of you sweet readers!
x x o o