Can’t sit still For the wings in my stomach Would fly me away Can’t be stopped For the joy in my heart Lifts me over the struggles Can’t be defeated For the hope on my Savior Frees my spirit from the grip of the world

shifting hands kaitlin vincent

You grab a hold of me And you don’t let go No matter how much I ignore you Or fight with you You ravage me You won’t stop And you keep moving and moving I can’t catch you I can’t find you I think I lose you But you keep moving on Without me And your shifting hands Close ’round my throat But then you tick onward And I’ve lost you again.


Hello, Dear Friends. No, you didn’t misread the title. You might still need more coffee, but you’re not that tired. And no, I’m not doing away with Makeup Monday. Not entirely. Over the weekend, I had a psychotic break. Or a personality schism. Or something. I decided that I was running around in blog circles, getting nowhere, and that I needed to rebrand. So, I’m excited to announce the birth of my new baby: www.WifeBegins.com It’s still in that crinkly,… Read more »

firstworldproblems kaitlin

The charms of our rental house have indeed proved fleeting. Let me paint for you the tragic picture of life at Chez Vincent these days. Just a few weeks after moving into our house, the garbage disposal that had always made the kind of terrifying grinding noise of loose metal blades flying around a pipe suddenly stopped making any noise. No amount of hot water, Drain-o, or vinegar and baking soda foam bombs have helped. This thing done broke, y’all…. Read more »


Hello, world! We’ve all been there. You are almost finished getting ready, about to put on your mascara/lipstick/eyeliner to finish off your gorgeous face, and then you lose all motor control and smear a glob of something in the wrong place. Like between your eyes, on the bridge of your nose. Not like I’m speaking from multiple past experiences or anything. So what do you do? Let me help you!! And I hope you’ll comment any quick-fix solutions you’ve come… Read more »

Oh, yes.

Call me a one-trick pony (don’t call me that), but I am really stuck on the idea of vacation recently. Probably because I really need one. But I don’t know when, I don’t know how, all I know is there’s no vacation riiiiiight nooooooow… Out of the sea, wish I could be, part of youuuuuuur Caribbean cruise! So here are things that are beautiful and remind me of being in the Caribbean. Let’s all dream together. 1) By the Sea… Read more »

The Selection by Kiera Cass. Image courtesy of Goodreads.

The Selection ( HarperTeen) was recommended to me by Amazon, and I was all, “What, like you know my life?” Turns out Amazon has a pretty strong understanding of my life, because I quite enjoyed this book! When my Goodreads linked to Facebook, one of my dear friends welcomed me to “the bestworst book series ever!” And that is quite an apt description. First Impressions: Judging a Book by its Cover None of you are surprised that this has everything… Read more »


Half way done Half way gone And the half that you took from me Was only the start Half way grown Half way sown And the half that I hid from you Is only my heart Half way done Half way gone And the days that I wasted on you Were my passion’s restart

Love you, boo.

Monday. Let’s ignore that fact, shall we? Let’s concentrate on the beauty that is the “makeup” part. Or, rather, the makeup removal part. My friend, M-Shell (hey, girl, hey), wanted to know what I use to take my makeup off at night. I feel ya. I feel ya. At the end of the day, sometimes it’s all you can do to swish with water and a speck of toothpaste and crawl into your bed before you dissolve into a puddle… Read more »

dawnbrook printed dress

Hello, world. T.G.I.F. The title of this post explains it all. I want to fly far, far away… In these clothes: 1)  Colorblock Boyfriend Shirt 2) Dawnbrook Printed Dress 3) Embroidered Flutter Sleeve Tee 4) Ikat Print Trouser Leg Pants 5) Marana Chevron Palazzo Pants 6) Onshore Breeze Lace Top 7) Paisley Print Ankle Pants 8) Piped Broken-In Straight Khakis 9) Stripe Step-Hem Tank 10) Through The Grapevine Chiffon Blazer 11) Time For Reflection Lace Maxi Skirt 12) Vivian Tulle… Read more »