RAVE: The Livesay Family

First of all, how cute are they?

I hope they don't mind - I borrowed this picture from their blog.

As I've been praying and processing all that is happening in Haiti I've stumbled upon this family. Troy & Tara live in Haiti with their children, who have recently been sent back to the US to be cared for by their older sister since the earthquake. Over the last few days I've been reading their blog and catching up on posts written long before the earthquake.

I love their philosophy on family...on mission work...and on what it means to "listen" to God.

I highly recommend following their blog (be sure to click on each of their pictures!) or follow Troy on twitter.

They are a relatable, inspiring, and truly beautiful family.
I feel so blessed to have stumbled upon them.

RAVE: Green in January

Now that the holidays are over and winter is clearly still here to stay, I find it helpful for my disposition to fill the house with plants. Since our condo isn't that big, and since I did this last year (and surprisingly I managed to keep most of them alive!), I was a bit limited in how many I could buy. So, I decided to just buy the one plant I've been eyeing all year....Mr. Jade:

I LOVE him! I have no clue how to take care of a jade plant, but hopefully I'll figure it out and he'll make it through to next Winter - stay tuned.

And as usual, the inexpensive herb plants got me once again. This is my third attempt at an herb garden so hopefully these basil and parsley plants have a fighting chance. Don't let the droopy parsley plant deceive you, it actually looks better now that it's been in my care. Maybe the trendy black terracotta pots will help too...what do you think?