Friday, July 29, 2011


There was days when encouragement doesn't come as easily as other, when everything is frustrating and a minor those times be still. There are a million verses to support this suggestion, but I'll just give you one.

Psalm 4:4 "Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still." 
You know how some people count to ten when they're upset or about to say something that they might possibly regret? Well, this is the same kind of thought. Just be still, connect with what it is you are feeling and come up with a solution or realize that you can't come up with one and that you will just have a good attitude anyway.

At the moment I'm sitting still preparing myself to scoop the dead fish out of the fish tank. I really wish my dad had sat still and thought on his grand idea to dump a dozen minnows left over from fishing into the tank in the first place, but I give up.

Elisabeth Arona

P.S. Linking up with (in)courage on this great idea to write a blog post on one word on Fridays (not sure I even explained that right, but that's okay.)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One of them days...

On those days when the baby poops and it oozes out of his diaper, and then he spits up on your clothes...

On the days when you want to cry out of sheer exhaustion...

On the days when every time you tried to take a nap someone does something stupid...

On the days when you want to have an encouraging word for a friend, but you can't find it anywhere...

On the days when go out, only to realize when you arrive at your destination that your hair isn't done...and worst of all you don't even care...

On the days when the baby fell out in your arms and banged his head into your lip so it hurts like the dickens...

On those days take a deep breath and realize you're not alone. I know this because I just had "one of 'them' days".

Elisabeth Arona

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

natural hair and the park

I promised some friends that I would keep them posted on my hair and how being natural is (or isn't) working for me. I have started using the brand Kinky Curly, and I have to say that I really really like it! They have a leave-in conditioner that keeps my curls more alive and shiny than anything else I've used. Here are a few pictures from the other day when I let my hair dry naturally and went to the park right down the street. Notice the book in my hand :-)

This park is one of the most peaceful places (at the right time of day) with this little stream and the little minnows darting about. I made a mental note to bring bread with me next time to feed them.

Elisabeth Arona

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I decided to stop for a brief moment in the blogosphere to show off my latest. I made these shorts (finally) for a friend from my etsy team that has wanted some since last summer (I know I'm a shameful slacker.) The picture was taken latelate last night so give me a break on the photography lecture lol.
What do you think? 
I must run...I'm headed out to see about buying some satin for his and hers shorts to sell in pairs on etsy! We'll see how that goes!

Elisabeth Arona