Snapshots from Yale: Sleeping Giant

Over October break, my suitemates and I decided to go to Sleeping Giant national park, which is a park right next to Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. We rode the bus there for $1.25 for 40 minutes with backpacks full of stolen dining hall food. The height of fall, a most surreal experience.

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in love with the forested trees


ponds and prettiness

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a mountain


at the top

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beautiful trees


more friends

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more mountains

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even more friends

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 18

Thankful for … running out of things to be thankful for haha, but I’m going to come up with something 😛

Thankful for long, quiet runs through nature. In the silence. Admiring the beauty of the universe and the quietness of the hills and just looking at the little things that God has made just for us to enjoy ❤

Random PINS

I thought I should keep this separate from my weekly faves because let’s be honest, there’s so much to say about each pin, it has to be a separate post! ^_^

1. Whimsical Flowers

I thought this was so beautiful. This lovely juxtaposition of art and intellect mixed together to create this vintage, beautiful piece.

2. Baobab Tree

So beautiful and unique and quirky. It would be amazing to see this plant in real life.

3. Paper Quilled Jewelry

I love paper quilling and have always been obsessed with it. Incorporating it into forms of jewelry is such a cute idea.

4. Bunnies

Just because I appear to be on a cute theme. Kisses.

A Sporadic Weekly Favorite

I am just trying this out for fun … I don’t know how it’ll go but we’ll see – which is why it is so aptly named “sporadic.”

1. Hillsong – Still

I always love going back to Hillsong United because they always have the most consistent, soothing, worship songs. Still is a somewhat old song, I believe, that my friend just recently suggested to me. I fell absolutely in love with it and the lyrics.

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know His power
In quietness and trust

In the stillness, in the quiet, worship God. Know Him a little better.

2. Tattoos on the Heart – Gregory Boyle

Tattoos on the Heart

I’ll probably write something more on this topic later… but basically, this book has absolutely touched my heart. Even though it gets kind of repetitive near the end, it has really resounded with me personally because of some of the work I was doing over the summer. Basically, I received an internship working with Latin American kids in a large, high crime rate, city near my home town. The book deals with Latin Americans and gangs in California. It’s also sort of a religious book and I think reading it really just drove me back to what I truly believe in and really allowed me to think and ponder about my faith and the issues of the world and society.

3. Jayesslee is BACK

Popular twin sisters on Youtube came back after over a year of leaving to take care of their two newly born babies! Even though they just had a small 20 second or so cover because of their crying children, I’m excited for what’s in store. I adore them.

4. Random PINS

Cute idea – decorating a wall with a coffee mug display that also serves as a wonderful storage idea.

Creative bow eyeliner idea – totally interesting… but totally not doable? ? Can’t even put on regular make up 😛

I love this… I don’t even know what this is called… but I think it’s so beautiful, so simple, so natural.