Thursday, November 5, 2015

Inspiration through Creation

(Before I get into the post let's take a moment to appreciate that...The title rhymes!! Woohoo! Ok. Moving on...)

Isn't just amazing how beautiful the world is! 

The Bible tells us in Job 12:7-10, "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind."

Creation points toward an intelligent designer, God!

Every time I look around me I am awed at the beauty and majesty of God's creation.

My family and I visited the Smithsonian National Zoo today, and it was a great reminder of the magnificence of the Lord that we can see through his created creatures. 

Aren't these just gorgeous!! I am just so amazed at the colors in these animals! They are truly beautiful! (I'll take a shirt in each of these colors please!)

Animals definitely inspire me to get to know God more! They remind me of how amazing and powerful He is! They inspire me to pick up my Bible and read more about the creator of all things!

Let me know where in creation you find inspiration!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Honey, Lemon, and Ginger Tea

This honey, lemon, and ginger tea is so good! It is especially helpful for allergy season, as a nice hot drink can help soothe a sore throat.

  • 1 Piece of Ginger (About the size of your index and middle fingers together), sliced
  • 3 Lemons, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of Honey

  • Layer the ginger and lemon into a mason jar until full. Pour honey over top of the lemon and ginger, until it reaches the top.

I usually let the mixture sit for at least 2 days to help combine flavors. The result is a sweet tea! 

To prepare the tea:

Place 2 tablespoons of the liquid along with a piece of ginger and lemon into a mug. Add hot water and let it steep for two minutes. 

It tastes great over ice as well!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cinnabon Delights

I will never forget February 20th. This fateful Thursday changed my life forever.

We decided to go bowling, unsure of what the day held for us. After an intense game of bowling, grumbling tummies led to Taco Bell, where our lives were changed forever.

During our order, the cashier somehow heard the word "Cinnabon" and added on some of Taco Bell's Cinnabon Delights. I will forever be grateful to that cashier, as the Cinnabon Delights changed our lives.

So, naturally I have a copycat Taco Bell Cinnabon Delights recipe.

This recipe is extremely easy and quick!

It will change your life.

So here it is!

Cinnabon Delights Recipe:

  • 1 package of your favorite cinnamon rolls (with icing)
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon combined.


1. Preheat your oven to 350ยบ.
2. Unroll your cinnamon rolls, laying them out flat.
3. Cut each cinnamon roll into thirds, about 3 inches.
4. Roll each piece of cinnamon roll into a ball.
5. Dunk your cinnamon balls into butter, then coat them with the cinnamon and sugar.
6. Place your cinnamon balls onto a cooking stone. (You could also use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper)
7. Bake the cinnamon balls for ten minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
8. Let cool for 10 minutes.
9. Using a small tip (I used a size 2) fill your cinnamon rolls with the icing. 
10. If desired, drizzle remaining icing over the top.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Hi! This is my first post on the blog Faithful Elegance. This blog is going to be focused on several different areas, such as: beauty, food, health, and faith. I am planning on keeping my content pretty even in terms of these different categories. My first blog post will be a hair tutorial, so stay tuned!