Monday, November 30, 2015

#FallSyllabus // Warby Parker

Fall is probably my favorite time of the year, especially now that I live somewhere where the leaves change colors and the weather is cool enough to where I can actually wear riding boots and leggings and not feel completely wrong! I’ve loved getting to explore  new places, which gives me an excuse to leave my dorm room and get dressed up - but also explore new styles! Seeing Warby Parker’s collection of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses makes me wish that I needed glasses myself, especially with the recent addition of some new collections that scream fall. They have done such a great job this season curating a unique collection of eyewear that captures autumnal colors and an intriguing classy look. 
Even though temperatures are already showing signs of winter, these fun "bucket list" items can carry you through any cold month!
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Chamberlain in Whiskey Tortoise // Find in Violet Magnolia // Batten in Polished Gold (similar) 
Thanks to Warby Parker for giving me the opportunity to collaborate with them on this post!

in Christ,

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

currently in november

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reading … “The Walled City” by Charleston author and SOA alumna Ryan Graudin. it’s a much easier read compared to the few books I’ve picked up this year in hopes of getting a headstart on that AP Literature reading list.
watching … lots of YouTube to procrastinate doing homework during the week! but on the weekends, I love to catch up on season 5 of downton abbey (season 6 is coming out in less than 2 months!) or watching the blacklist.  
trying … to survive until thanksgiving break and not collapse under stress
cooking … leftovers because the cafeteria food here is getting worse and worse
eating … leftovers :)  
drinking … peppermint mocha from starbucks, please! if I don’t have time to get off campus, I love brewing a cup of the tazo classic chai tea.
calling … home. I haven’t been home since mid-october and I can’t wait to be back for thanksgiving.
texting … friends from home and congratulating them on their acceptance into all-state chorus! can’t forget that I’ve been texting mom and dad a lot, too!
pinning … all things christmas. I finally had time to get back onto pinterest this weekend and I loved scrolling back through and seeing the fun fall/winter things my favorite bloggers have been pinning
tweeting … about this fun giveaway I’m hosting until sunday! also about how much i miss home and great verses I’ve been reading from Job
going … downtown whenever possible. things get pretty crazy here during the week, and I definitely am one to get stir crazy, so whenever I get the chance and find someone who is willing to go and grab a cup of coffee with me downtown, I don’t say no.
loving … my bible study gals - so thankful for everything they’ve taught me!
hating … being homesick on and off during the week. definitely ruins my positivity some days!
discovering … how important it is to spend time in God’s word, and how it impacts my day in an uplifting way!
thinking … about home. (definitely a common theme in this post!)
feeling … empowered because I’ve been finding more time to delve into the Bible. currently reading Job!
hoping (for) … safety in Paris.
listening (to) … my “musical levite” playlist and I’m starting to throw some christmas music in there too!
celebrating … thanksgiving, which means I go home in less than a week!
smelling … fresh fall air. I’ve loved having my window open these past few weeks!
ordering … a few new pieces from Gap and Old Navy that weren’t navy!
thanking God … for placing me in a place where my faith has been able to grow leaps and bounds, and for allowing me to find a community where I’m happy and feel comforted.  
considering … the future. seeing all my senior friends get into college makes me excited for them, but I keep reminding myself that that will be me next year! ah!
starting … the book of Job and 1 Corinthians
finishing … a blog post with Warby Parker! can’t wait for you all to see it - stay tuned!

in Christ,
blog post idea ℅ Brave Love Blog

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

may books + giveaway!

I’m such a nerd when it comes to picking out agendas for the school year. I can’t imagine going through my day without having an agenda in my bag, so making sure that I find the perfect agenda that fits all my needs is essential. in the past, I’ve always had large agendas because I worry that I’ll run out of space in a day; however, I found out this past year that sometimes smaller is better!

may books offers hundreds of options that allows you to create the perfect notebook for your every need. every detail of the notebook you choose can be completely customized, which means that you won’t be dismayed when you receive it in the mail. the website is also super easy to navigate, which makes designing the perfect book super easy.
my agenda is definitely filled by the end of the week, but I love being able to add in to-do lists for each week that gives me a little more space to write things out.

and now I want to offer YOU the chance of receiving your own! just follow these rules :

follow @/sydhuss on Instagram
follow Sydney Huss on Bloglovin’
tweet about the giveaway and make sure to tag me! (@/sydhuss)
comment when you've entered and tell me what your favorite agenda is!

the giveaway will end in 10 days! good luck!!

in Christ,

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

the things they carried

in my AP English Language class, we read Tim O’Brien’s short story, “The Things They Carried” and were given the creative assignment to write a letter talking of something we carry. and here’s what came of it.

I carry faith, Christianity. I could have chosen not to carry this my entire life, even though it was something that has been in my life since the beginning. You and Dad taught me and Nick from a very young age that God loves us and that Jesus died on the cross to pay for the price of our sins. But as a young teen and now young adult, it’s become more of my decision to continue carrying Christianity, especially since I’m not under your roof and following the daily instructions you give me. It’s now my choice to attend bible study and church on the weekly, and I have to discipline myself to spend time with my heavenly father in the midst of all the stress and chaos. With all this being said, it’s something I would never want to put down. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I didn’t have a strong faith in Christ. You and Dad set such a good example for me, as well as the adults you chose to be a part of my life. I want to be a strong Christian like you for the rest of my days. And going to a school where Christians are seen more of a minority than they are a majority, like I like to think we were back home, I am more frequently tested in my beliefs by my peers. I have the power of Christ in my heart and I want to tell others about that, rather than sacrificing that relationship because of the situation I’m in. Christianity carries a heavy weight because of the price Jesus paid for our sins. It isn’t something to be taken lightly, as the price of my sins was a heavy price to pay. The heavy weight doesn’t discourage me from Christianity because it was that price on the cross and my acceptance of Jesus as my Lord that will allow me to spend eternity in heaven without any pain or sin. And because of that, my faith is something that demands a lot of me. I have to be willing to put in the time to continue fostering a relationship with God and I have to make time to worship in some community of believers, whether that’s on or off campus. I need to stay focused and energized when I’m reading the word, and be willing to stand up for what I believe in in any circumstance. That’s what I find most demanding as a believer. Having to find that courage is really difficult for me. And even though there’s all these ups and downs, it’s something I can’t see my life without. I wouldn’t be who I am. I wouldn’t feel relief and weighed down because of my sins, because I know that Christ came and died for me and rose again on the third day to forgive all my sins. I get to spend eternity in heaven with my Lord and Savior and that means so much to me.

in Christ,

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